I've yet to be in an industry that isn't ugly...the firearms industry is no different. It may even be worse given the personal feelings I/you/we all have toward it. Like many, many others, I wanted a spot to peak "behind the curtain" and get a glimpse. And like many before me, I did not like what I saw.
There are places that offer armorer classes and certs.What college degree do you even persue to become a firearms "engineer "?
Weren't they all called crafstmen that learned from apprenticeship?
Where does one even go now to do "firearm school"?
Like welders, didn't even the women in WWII go to work in the manufacturing industry because the men went to war?
I don't work on firearms now, I just shoot themWhen one's hobbies become work, they aren't hobbies anymore.
You could start at Remington. I'm pretty sure after their latest releases they are taking anyone.Well for the design engineer they want a mech engineering degree. But also minimum 5 years experience designing firearms. That's the part I don't know how you get without already having an in with the industry somewhere.
I wouldn't be too sure. A friend of mine that was HEAVILY into Early Broncos as a fun hobby had an opportunity to go in as a partner in a shop that specialized in Early Broncos. Well after a while of dealing with other people's Broncos and the day to day operation of the shop the LAST thing he wanted to do after he got home was to work on his own Bronco. He actually started to dislike Broncos and after a few years sold his share of the business and left. He is once again enjoying his Bronco doing modifications and trail rides.I'm sure the industry is cutthroat and I would be shocked at what I saw. I was thinking more of the day-to-day liking what I do. Working on guns I think would be an enjoyable profession.
This!!!When one's hobbies become work, they aren't hobbies anymore.
As has been posted before, this factory is in all likelihood to enable HK to meet the "Made in USA" requirement to fulfill Military contracts. Such as the recent order from the Marines for more IARs. The possibility of HK resurrecting their roller-lock lines are basically...snowball+hell.Lets hope they are planning to use this new US facility to start up their roller locked line of gems!!
Would love a HK 53 SBR or a factory MP5SD Semi when suppressors are on a form 4473 in the future.