Gunsmithing jobs are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in 2013 there were 10,844,792 new firearms manufactured in the United States, and an additional 3,625,268 firearms were imported to the United States - and the numbers continue to grow each year. Because of the high volume of guns circulating throughout the country and the need to maintain each of those weapons, it’s no wonder gunsmithing jobs continue to be important.
Gun owners appreciate gunsmiths who can do basic maintenance, alter triggers and safeties and diagnose and fix accuracy problems. Skilled gunsmiths are needed by firearm manufacturers, rifle clubs, firearm dealerships, hunting and sport shops and more.
- 56,000+Gun Dealers
- There are nearly 56,000 gun dealers in the U.S. according the ATF.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
Train now for gunsmithing jobs and learn how to run your own gunsmith shop. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.
SOURCE: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Firearms Commerce in the United States, 2015 Edition, Fact Sheet - Facts and Figures for Fiscal Year 2015 (May 9, 2016).