Does your job (current or retired) include guns in some way?


Rat Robb
March 15, 2012, 06:43 PM
Just curious as to how many deal with guns on a daily basis because of the job.

I'm also into hot rods (mine is a rat rod '31 Ford) and on those forums I see that a lot of people work in machine shops or weld shops or auto body's, so I didn't know if that were the same in the gun world.


PS Im an electrician, but I try not to think about it once I'm home, lol

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March 15, 2012, 08:28 PM
Retired military and Federal civilian employee rebuilding the AGT1500 engines used in the M1 Tank, so yes.

March 15, 2012, 08:32 PM
Former Navy submarine Torpedoman (Yes) turned Correctional Officer (Yes for transports) turned local leo (Yup !) turned federal LEO (Yes , again) been working with , or around firearms since age 17 ish .

March 15, 2012, 08:39 PM
Former LEO and now a rancher. The nearest and soonest LE response is an hour away if they can find me.

I am the first responder on the ranch.

I am the law until someone with a badge finally shows up.:cool:

March 15, 2012, 08:59 PM
not even allowed on company property

March 15, 2012, 09:18 PM
Ex mil and am only one authorized to CC at work plus alarm responses
Other backgrounds that are long times ago.

March 15, 2012, 09:29 PM
Well I manage a gun shop/pawn shop, so I wear a gun 24/7 and I also am a FFL dealer, plus class 3 weapons dealer. I basicly live guns day and night!!

March 15, 2012, 09:43 PM
I start my new job working in a gun store Monday. With in the next few weeks we'll begin assembling our own brand of AK, so yes, my job FINALLY involves guns. I've been managing restaurants since I left the Army in 2007. This is going to be a nice change.

Nico Testosteros
March 15, 2012, 09:52 PM
No, my job doesn't.

March 15, 2012, 10:25 PM
I spent 27 years as L.E.O., so firearms were a daily part of my life. Now, not so much.

March 15, 2012, 10:30 PM
Former paratrooper and small arms repairman now private security contracter and hobby gunsmith.

Elm Creek Smith
March 15, 2012, 10:41 PM
Captain, Armor
US Army (Retired)

Licensed Armed Security Officer, formerly at a refinery complex, now security at a City Hall.


March 15, 2012, 10:47 PM
Grounds for immediate dismissal if I bring one to work.

March 15, 2012, 11:05 PM
Nope, don't need to, and not sure I would even want to.


March 15, 2012, 11:08 PM
Office worker for an Arby's franchisee.

Nope. I used to work in a pawn shop though, but that was for less than a year.

March 15, 2012, 11:18 PM
When someone gets shot they show up at a hospital I work at! ;) Not what you were looking for tho I think ;)

March 15, 2012, 11:20 PM
LEO 25 years, get tired of carrying it but have to keep the tools close by!

March 15, 2012, 11:21 PM
Yes, retired LEO, Sheriff Sgt. Now, No.

March 15, 2012, 11:39 PM
Retired Marine, M-16, 60, .45, M9, SAW, 50 cal, M4, and others. Just nothing like the smell of CLP and burnt gun powder in the Morning. Dam I miss it.
Last job was at a Motorcycle dealership, It was not required but I opened and closed most of the time so I carried. The owner and manager were gun friendly so not a problem. Nobody could see it so every once and awhile someone would ask. My answers ranged from "are you serious", "you have to ask", "you know what they say about stupid questions?" or "what do you think?"
Would like to work in a gun shop some day but might not ever take a paycheck home.

March 15, 2012, 11:55 PM
Uncle Sam 18-22
LEO/SWAT/Sniper 22-49
USG/PMC (Not the evil kind though ;)) 49-60

Soooo...yea, pretty much :D...

March 16, 2012, 05:44 AM
Of course, I'm a "Disgruntled Postal Employee"

March 16, 2012, 06:46 AM
Some time in the military, just wrapped up a tour as an armed DA Civilian in Afghanistan. If I get what I'm going for, the next job will be all office/briefing room and most likely unarmed; however, if given the option I'll pick up an M9.

March 16, 2012, 12:17 PM
Retired military and current Sheriff's Deputy/Detective.

March 16, 2012, 01:14 PM
My job includes the gun that is always on my hip.

But my company has nothing to do with the firearms industry.

March 16, 2012, 01:16 PM
The only job that has been with me for any amount of time since age 18 has been the US Military. So yes.

March 16, 2012, 01:19 PM
Yes, I work as a graphic designer/photographer for lots of outdoor and hunting magazines...

March 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
I own a restaurant. Cash on site and sometimes late hours. So yep.

March 16, 2012, 02:11 PM
Yes everyday.

March 16, 2012, 02:31 PM
Retired military so it used to...... now I'm a logistic's guy........ just a pen, a sharp box cutter and a phone to holler at employees, vendor's and customers. :)

March 16, 2012, 05:14 PM
Not allowed on company property or allowed in company property. .since I drive a company vehicle in the field , I'm not allowed too.

Do random gunshots nearby count? :)

March 16, 2012, 09:56 PM
Retired Army criminal investigator. Currently teach judgmental use of force & gunfighting tactics to law enforcement & armed private security agencies nation wide. :D:D:D

PBR Streetgang
March 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
Retired LEO ,spent part of my career there as a professional student attend any firearms related schools that I could talk my superiors into..( I talked them into some great schools ,I was even suprised with myself with some of the schools I talked them into LOL) ...I worked as an academy instructor, SWAT team member, armorer and expert witness. I also had time in the trenches ,so I practiced what I doing some private training for a contractor and some hobby gunsmithing.

March 17, 2012, 09:22 AM
Iggy, I think more and more of us are in your position and really are not aware of this.

March 17, 2012, 09:52 AM

I am a corrections officer and do armed security in my spare time. Therefore, I am always carrying.

March 17, 2012, 12:05 PM
Yes, my daily life routine involves guns in some fashion due to my work.

March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
No. Always been behind a desk in civilian environment.

March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
Retired Chief Fire Controlman (Guns/Missiles) and current Licenced "G" Security guard.

March 17, 2012, 02:19 PM
Former LEO (though not retired LEO.) Currently in EMS. Also work one night each week delivering pizza. So, here's how they stack up:
1) It's a given firearms were involved.
2) No way; not permitted on the unit, and no involvement called for.
3) No involvement called for by the job, but very much should be. This job can be quite dangerous.

March 17, 2012, 06:07 PM
Yes every job i have ever had. L.E.O. , Court House Security , Carrying large sums of money for bank ATM's , Large Bank deposits . Pvt body guard details.
Now that i am retired do i miss it? "Yes" B:Dut happy to be able to kick back and not have to look over my shoulder all the time.

March 17, 2012, 06:13 PM
No. While I would not be entirely opposed to something in the firearms industry, I would hate to know I had to make a living selling guns. I make way too much money doing what I do now to even consider anything else.

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