Originally Posted by kcstott
Go to a CC and get some Manual machinist training or become a toolmaker.
Two things will happen
One, you will make more money.
Two, you will learn more and be able to practice more of your skills on firearms.
highly agree. take machining classes and learn to TIG weld. I am in the lassen community college gunsmithing program and the first simester is 90% machining and welding. the first year is mostly machining and tool making. These are the foundations needed to really work on guns. Gunsmithing is far beyond changing parts and disassembling firearms. Anyways hope this helps and check out Lassen Community College summer gunsmithing classes if the 2 year program is not realistic to take.