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Working with and using firearms is a hobby for many people.

But if you’ve ever considered seeing if you could turn that hobby into a career, you may have wondered what exactly a gunsmith is and, more importantly, what do they do?

What is a Gunsmith? 

If you’re thinking about becoming a gunsmith, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Simply put, a gunsmith is someone who repairs, designs, and builds firearms.

In addition to the technical knowledge of how a gun fits together, a gunsmith knows how to make sure they are functioning safely after they are re-assembled or repaired.

A gunsmith will also have specialized knowledge of many of the different kinds of firearms there are so that they will be able to appropriately address any maintenance or repair issues that come up.

What Does a Gunsmith Do?

Like most jobs, the day-to-day duties of a gunsmith may vary. In general, however, a gunsmith can expect to work with specialized tools when working on a firearm, either during a brand new assembly or if the firearm was brought in for repair.

As part of the repair process, gunsmiths are responsible not only for cleaning the weapons, but also inspecting them for missing parts, worn areas, cracks, or malfunctions.

Working with firearms is serious business, and a gunsmith is someone with the skill and expertise to safely handle and maintain any firearms that come through their shop.

Many gunsmiths work at a gun range or in a gun store, either that they run themselves or as a part of a larger company. This means that in addition to handling malfunctioning firearms, a gunsmith may also need to assist customers.

Want to Know More About Gunsmithing?

Gaining the fundamental knowledge you need to start towards a career in gunsmithing is just a click away. Stratford Career Institute is proud to offer a new course on gunsmithing as a part of its distance learning program. 

Enroll today to get started!


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Explore a Gunsmith Career

Explore a Gunsmith Career

If you’re thinking about becoming a gunsmith, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Enroll in Stratford Career Institute’s gunsmithing course today.