Brownells 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair Another Success

Brownells 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair Another Success

Ron Power
Ron Power - Keynote Speaker at Brownells 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair

Des Moines, Iowa – -( Forty industry employers had a chance to interview almost 150 gunsmithing school students and experienced gunsmiths at the 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair.

The Career Fair’s mission is to provide gunsmiths and gunsmithing students a one-of-kind chance to interview and network with employers from around the industry.

The event was held April 15 and 16 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa.

“I came to get a better idea of the skill sets the students could bring to Ruger. I found them to be very good mechanical kids, a very creative group and was impressed with how many were here and how far they traveled. They’ll be servicing Ruger firearms and it’s really good to get to know them,” said Steve Maynard of Ruger.

Industry legend Ron Power provided some insights into the industry and a couple of great hunting stories as Keynote Speaker at the Friday evening dinner. The students and gunsmiths were also able to attend seminars to help them improve their craft. Twelve seminars on a wide variety of career topics and how-to’s were well received. ATF covered many of the fine points about regulations gunsmiths need to be aware of, while custom gunmaker Sharon Dressel explained to attendees how to find their niche in the industry and Tom Shay educated them how to keep from going out of business.

“The Career Fair provides a venue for current industry members to meet the future talent. It makes me feel good to hear how impressed the employers are with the students. The firearms industry is growing and gunsmiths are an important component to the industry’s successful future,” commented Pete Brownell, President of Brownells.

The 2012 event will be held in April. Visit for additional information and the latest updates.

Jerry Fisher
Jerry Fisher with the students from Trinidad at Brownells 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair

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