Brownells 75th Anniversary - A Shooting Heritage

Brownells Job Fair 2008

WHEN: Friday & Saturday April 11 - 12, 2008.

WHERE: Iowa Speedway. Centrally located 30 miles east of Des Moines in Newton, Iowa, the brand-new Iowa Speedway is easy to get to and offers spacious, comfortable, state-of-the-art conference facilities to accommodate a large number of attendees. Check out location information and lodging information.

WHY: Looking for a Job? If you're a gunsmith, gunsmithing student, or a recent graduate looking for a great gunsmithing career, you need to attend. This event can start you on the road to a rewarding career that lets you use your skills and talents to the fullest. You'll meet "big names" in the industry from all over the country and interview with many potential employers on a single trip. In addition, you'll benefit from helpful seminars on regulation, legislation, and other critical business issues gunsmiths need to know about. Click here to RSVP for the event.

Job Fair 2007
Looking to hire? For employers, this is a unique opportunity to meet a large number of high-quality candidates in one place and recruit the gunsmithing talent you need to maintain your business and help it grow. You'll also get to talk with other leaders in the firearm community about common interests and concerns - and showcase your products and craftsmanship. Click here to RSVP for the event.

Who is attending? Manufacturers, retailers, custom shops, gunsmithing schools, and many major names in the industry.

Employers Attending

  • Cylinder and Slide
  • Gander Mountain
  • Ed Brown Products
  • Turnbull Restoration
  • Sinclair
  • Brownells
  • Power Custom
  • Les Baer Custom
  • Wichita Arms
  • Wilson Combat
  • Nowlin Manufacturing
  • Forster Products
  • DPMS
  • STI International
  • Springfield Armory
  • Volquartsen Custom
  • Caspian Arms
  • Army Marksmanship Unit
  • Ahlman's
  • E. Arthur Brown Co., Inc.
  • Remington
  • American Pistolsmiths Guild
  • Iowa DCI Crime Lab, Firearms Section
  • HS Precision
  • Caesar Guerini USA, LLC
  • Ballard Arms
  • And many more

Schools Attending

  • Trinidad State College
  • Murray State College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
  • Yavapai
  • Colorado School of Trades
  • Pine Tech

Bowen Classic Arms

Gun Tech Dean Batchelder
assists job seekers.

American Pistolsmiths Guild
representatives will be accepting applications to join the Guild.


Schedule: Along with plenty of time for employers and job seekers to meet, there will be presentations by representatives of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), as well as a panel of experienced gunsmithing professionals. In addition, on April 12, 2008, Brownells will hold shooting events and demonstrations, weather permitting, at our nearby Big Springs Shooting Range - so plan to stay over and make this a 2 day event.

Brownells Gunsmith Job Fair is exclusively for employers and gunsmithing students, recent graduates, and working gunsmiths seeking employment in the firearms industry. We ask that only active jobseekers attend because we do not have the facilities to accommodate family members, friends, or other non-jobseekers.

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