March 22nd, 2011

Brownells Announces Annual Gunsmith Career Fair Seminars

Brownells' Gunsmith Career FairThe 5th Annual Brownells Gunsmith Career Fair will feature some of the biggest names in the gun trade. These experts will share their knowledge to help budding gunsmiths learn new skills and grow their businesses. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. The Gunsmith Career Fair runs April 15 and 16, 2011, at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. The event is FREE to gunsmiths and exhibitors.

Wide Range of Scheduled Seminars
Seminars range from advancing your career in the gunsmithing profession to starting or expanding a gunsmithing business. View the full seminar schedule at Scheduled Seminars are listed below:

    Seminar Title and Seminar Leader
  • Am I Gunsmithing or Manufacturing — ATF Technology Branch (4/15)
  • Alternative Careers in the Industry — Bill Gravatt, Sinclair Int’l (4/15)
  • Essential Components of a Business Plan — Tom Shay (4/15)
  • Creating Your Niche in Life — Doug Turnbull (4/15)
  • Marking Variances & When are They Required — ATF Technology Branch (4/15)
  • Finding Your Specialty in the Industry — Sharon Dressel (4/15)
  • Small Businesses Don’t Die; They Commit Suicide — Tom Shay (4/15)
  • Responsible, Professional Gunsmith Opportunities (Keynote Address) — Ron Power (4/15)
  • Professional Techniques on Gunsmithing Guns — Ron Power (4/16)
  • Creating a Great Customer Experience — Bart Miller (4/16)
  • Understanding Ballistics — Paul Dressel (4/16)
  • Communicating with the Public — Reid Coffield (4/16)

It’s Not Too Late to Register
There’s still time to register to attend or exhibit, just go to or call 641-623-5401 and ask for Stacy or Jill. Attendees and exhibitors are urged to book hotel rooms and flights early.

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