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Gunsmithing - Education

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Glock Jock, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a strong interest in becoming a gunsmith/armorer and would like to know if anybody would have any info for someone wanting to start that kind of career/education living in the Portland area. I have had many tech jobs working on machines like laser printers and such and do most of the work on my car for myself so I am more than inclined. I would really just like to work in a field I really have passion for.

    Thank You and Happy Holidays!
     
  2. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    If you are a member of the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation (GSSF), you can become a certified Glock Armorer.

    Of course, you can get all the same information on youtube.
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Good Gunsmiths (full service, not just "accessory installers) usually have a great talent as machinists.

    Gunsmithing itself is best learned at an institution that provides "hands on" along with the "book learning".

    You may have to go out of State for a good school if you're really serious in becoming a good gunsmith.
     
  4. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. I just moved here in June, wasn't ready to move out of state. And I am a member of GSSF and I know they have classes here in Oregon for about $200 if you are a member.

    I know this is a long shot, but an apprenticeship would be amazing.
     
  5. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi Glock Jock,
    I too wanted to repair guns and I have done some of the (AGI) American Gunsmithing Institute Courses now. If you have te time you could stop by a look at a few of the DVD I have to see if you may want to do the course too.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
    PS just PM me.
     
  6. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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  7. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I think I would like to see 1 or 2 of those.

    Also thank you, I really wish one of those was a little closer.