Originally Posted by vendetta333
thanx for the replies guys. i am aware that gunsmithing is much more than just machine work, however my thoughts were that you wouldn't be able to be a gunsmith without also being a machinist. correct me if i a wrong. also, relocating is out of the question, and i am not looking to do only gunsmithing, i hold interest in other fields as well. thanx for the info though, i just found another community college that i can transfer to with no questions, and go through their trade program of machine tool and cnc. i am checking machinists that i have contacts with to see about an apprenticeship. i really want to learn all there is to it, not just enough to be a "machine operator" in a factory know what i mean? i also want to learn welding and metallurgy? anyone got any tips on that?
being a competent machinest is one thing, but learning to use what you cut is another thing. That was one of the major points in the two apprenticships I served in. Fitting it altogether, and learning to work close. Much closer than a tool maker in many cases. Gunsmithing is similar, but with a different application.