just graduated

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by potentialglock, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So I just finished my gunsmithing certification. My immediate question is what do I do know? I'm going to contact a couple of gunsmiths in the area and see if I can apprentice under them. But do I need any licensing other than my certification to perform gunsmithing work?
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have no idea but congratulations.
     

  3. urquidez

    urquidez New Member

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    How long did it take and how much it cost if you dont mind me asking
     
  4. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    6 months and about $650
     
  5. urquidez

    urquidez New Member

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    Ty thats not to bad
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Check with Brownells. They have a job fair once a year.

    MidwayUSA may be able to point you to a couple of smiths needing assistance, also.

    But, besides having an FFL (should you keep someone's firearm for more than 24 hours), business license, Bond, insurance, Tax ID, place of business, and the other nuances, you should be good to go.

    The trouble is that people are spending a lot of attention on getting new right now. When the furor of the ban subsides, repairs should start picking up.
     
  7. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    what school did you go to?
     
  8. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    If you work for an FFL in his shop, you need no license of your own. If you take guns home to work-on then you need an FFL. Good luck to you!
     
  9. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Unfortunately I do not have the means of starting my own business anytime soon. I'll be working for another gunsmith or hopefully id love to work for Colt, Ruger, S&W etc.
     
  10. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Penn Foster Online
     
  11. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    im signed up to go to mongomery down in north carolina. how was penn foster?
     
  12. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Pretty awesome. Very in depth learning. I was on the waiting list for Montgomery but I realized I could be done and working before I ever got a chance to attend Montgomery
     
  13. BWilder

    BWilder New Member

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    is penn online? i remember getting info from them but forgot
     
  14. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    I never met a gunsmith that wasn't busy. Good for you and congratulations on your certificate.
     
  15. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Thank you sir. And I'm hoping this one in my area will at least let me come watch if nothing else
     
  16. Fringe10

    Fringe10 New Member

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    Ah I too just finished with smithing school from pen, was not that impressed but did gain some know how that I didnt have before. Have done some work at home already, nothing over night yet but friends bringing over small stuff hour or so fixes. Going to local shops as well for some hands on for the first year maybe then break into business for myself.
     
  17. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I would've preferred to learn hands on but this at least gives me a foundation to add onto
     
  18. kerstingm

    kerstingm New Member

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    Nice to see other online gunsmith students and graduates, I am going through Modern Gun School now with some video backup from AGI. I almost signed up with Penn, but read some bad reviews about student support from them. Would like to know if you guys got the support you needed if you had any questions?