looking for gun smith in mi.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by BRAD313, May 4, 2012.

  1. BRAD313

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    I Got? About schools
     
  2. mountainman13

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    Can you clarify a bit?
     

  3. BRAD313

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    Just wanted some opinions on schools n schooling what they think the best schools are if they looked there jobs u know just doing some checking
     
  4. mountainman13

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    Are you looking for an actual college course where you would stay on campus or a good online course or a basic cheap online course ?
     
  5. BRAD313

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    Going to school if I have to I wanted to know if the online **** is a joke or not
     
  6. mountainman13

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    Your best option is a full time school if you can afford it. Next would be sonoran desert institute which offers some hands on work and an associates in firearms tech course.
    After that I would suggest Penn foster for a decent beginners course with no hands on but cheap $
     
  7. BRAD313

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    See I got a year before I can move so sent away for some things from schools pen foster was one I was thinking about doing that just so I had my feet wet u know
     
  8. mountainman13

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    Yeah. I would stay away from ashworth their program is based off a $35 book. Penn foster includes nra materials etc. It is a basic program but its a good start. Take what you learn from it and buy some cheap guns etc. And work on them. Penn fosters program is set up to get you started with a home based ffl. It's a good start.
     
  9. BRAD313

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    It's only like 745$
     
  10. mountainman13

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    If you can drop $10k the sonoran desert program is as good as it gets for a home based program.
     
  11. BRAD313

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    Is That the best online one
     
  12. mountainman13

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    Yes absolutely. If I had the money I would take it just for the fun of it.
     
  13. BRAD313

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    See what about student loans
     
  14. mountainman13

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    That I can't answer I would say you should contact the school of interest.
     
  15. Ranger-6

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    Online education is a scam. Actually, anything beyond a high school diploma is a scam. If you want to be a gunsmith then start collecting guns and take them apart. Take them all apart and mix them in a basket and begin putting them back together, one by one.
     
  16. mountainman13

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    I can't disagree with you. I didn't go to college and with the current economy I thank God for that. But most companies etc want some piece of paper that says you know what you are doing in theory.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  17. BRAD313

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    Right wish I could just walk in and get a job that's not the case tho
     
  18. mountainman13

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    Yeah nothing is ever that easy. Just start with the cheaper course and it will get you started. After that you can continue your education or just do it as a hobby.
    If you aren't gonna look for an apprenticeship or something you could just buy books and try that way.
     
  19. BRAD313

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    See want to get into an apprenticeship
     
  20. Ranger-6

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    If you are seeking apprenticeship then visit the local gun shops in your town and talk with the gunsmiths. Let them know you mean business and have dedication to guns. Maybe one of them needs extra help. You could also Google "gunsmith apprenticeship" and see what's out there. If you are good with guns, and your friends know it, then start a small, home-based gun cleaning business.