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The gunsmith profession is for individuals with a special interest and passion for firearms. Gunsmiths build guns from scratch, design, repair, and modify existing firearms according to a client’s specifications. They work part-time or full-time in a variety of settings: gunsmith shops, sporting goods stores, armories, and gun manufacturing companies. Some gunsmiths practice independently and work when commissioned. 

 

Working as a gunsmith requires patience and analytical thinking. In modifying firearms to suit a customer’s request, gunsmiths think creatively to fulfill the customer’s vision without sacrificing firearm quality and safety. Because the profession comes with its share of safety hazards, gunsmiths must be good problem-solvers, professional, and level headed at all times. 

 

The recruitment process for a gunsmith begins with creating a job description. An accurate and complete job description will attract a good candidate pool. A list of job expectations, requirements, and qualifications will help job seekers learn about the position. For hiring managers, posting a job announcement on relevant hiring sites, social media platforms, and online communities is beneficial to get the word out regarding the job opportunity. 

 

Responsibilities of a Gunsmith

 

The primary responsibility of gunsmiths is to ensure that a firearm operates safely according to all safety standards and guidelines. At each point in the process (building, repairing, or modifying a gun), gunsmiths are in charge of conducting work while following safe gun-handling procedures and techniques. In doing so, gunsmiths uphold the safety of themselves, clients, and other team members.

 

Before gunsmiths begin work on a job, they consult with customers regarding the firearm’s history, use, issues, and other requests. They inspect the gun for safety and to point out any mechanical problems or concerns. The gunsmith can recommend modifications and specific designs that align with the customer’s vision.  

 

Gunsmiths repair any damaged parts, remove dents, fix any malfunction, and add custom parts as required. Some examples are swivels, grips, sights, and handles. They restore antique guns into good working condition and do customized metal or wood engraving. Also, they replace barrels, firing mechanisms, and adjust trigger mechanisms. 

 

Gunsmiths document all transactions and projects. They take note of all customers' gun details, serial number, caliber, type, repairs done, and new parts that have been installed. Lastly, as laws on firearms may change frequently, Gunsmiths are responsible for keeping up to date with local and federal guidelines as required. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Gunsmith

 

A high school diploma or GED and completion of a training program is required for applicants. Candidates must hold a valid firearms license. 

 

To become successful as a gunsmith, candidates should be knowledgeable of gun control laws, safety regulations, and various assembly requirements of firearms. Proficiency in reading blueprints, woodworking, parts fabrication, and metalwork are beneficial. Working knowledge of using hand and power tools and other equipment is necessary. Because gunsmiths work closely and engage with clients, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are essential. 

27 Gunsmiths  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

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Gunsmiths for Hire in San Antonio, TX
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Gunsmiths for Hire in Denver, CO
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Gunsmiths for Hire in Milwaukee, WI
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Gunsmiths for Hire in Chicago, IL
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Gunsmith

What is the best way to find and hire a Gunsmith near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Gunsmith applicants. Employers posting their Gunsmith job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Gunsmith applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Gunsmith are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Gunsmith positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Gunsmith role?
SMS has 88% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Gunsmith job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Gunsmiths are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 199% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Gunsmith applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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