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Getting into the firearms industry

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  1. Fosty

    Fosty Member

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    I'm new in these parts and I recently received my employment authorization document.

    Being from Australia, we don't really have a big gun culture like here in Texas, so I haven't had any experience with firearms until I visited in 2016 and since living here at the start of 2017.

    I was wondering if anyone had some tips to get a foot in the door of the firearms industry. I've applied for a gun assembler position at STI, but the other jobs I've seen listed online at the moment seem to call for firearms experts.

    Thanks for reading.
     


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  2. Charlie Primero

    Charlie Primero Active Member

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    Are non-U.S. citizens allowed to own firearms?

    Working at a gun store would get you familiar with the lingo and culture fast.
     
  3. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Depends on the sitiuation, but yes, some can own firearms.

    sent by an idjit coffeeholic
     
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  4. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    I don't really have any answers for you, just wanted to say "welcome" and at least you picked one of the better states for firearms.
     
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Howdy
     
  6. TheEnglishman

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    Welcome to Texas.

    And yes, non citizens can own firearms as long as they are here legally with a green/permanent resident card. Speaking from experience, the background check normally takes 1-2 days instead of the 30 minutes it takes my wife to get the all clear.

    I'm not sure how being a non citizen would affect you getting a job within the firearms industry. It shouldn't be a problem though
     
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  7. MuscleCarMan

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    Welcome to Texas!
     
  8. Saltyag2010

    Saltyag2010 TGT Addict

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    Welcome to Texas. Good luck getting a job in the gun business.
     
  9. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    What's your skill set/previous work experience?

    Like any industry, there's a lot of facets to the gun industry.

    E.g. Marketing, advertising, sales, engineering, even social media (my friend is the social media manager for FN America).




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  10. Fosty

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    Just 5 years of Burger King, so that doesn't help much.
     


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