I have always had a passion for weaponry, particularly small arms. It has now come time for me to start making a decision, and I think I want to go into a career dealing with small arms, as I have accumulated an abundance of knowledge of small arms over time and I would like to apply it. However I haven't been able to find any careers that are related except for this:
And I am not really, well, lets just say I would be a bit paranoid about joining the military at the moment. Does anyone know anything about a career in the this field or have any usefull tips for me? Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys.
Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.
Mechanical Engineers work on everything that has moving parts in it. After you get your degree, you would have to look specifically for a company that designs weapons.
Well thats what my dad does, but he makes missiles. I would want to work with Small Arms like machine guns and rifles. Are they the same?
well i bet you can specialize in other arms like what you are stating.
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16th September 2006
well if your dad makes missiles im pretty sure he could point you in the right direction for firearms?
Do a degree in mecheng, as it will open up many careers, meaning in 4 yrs time if you dont still have a gun thing, you can do something else.
17th June 2002
Ultimentra;4590899Well thats what my dad does, but he makes missiles. I would want to work with Small Arms like machine guns and rifles. Are they the same?
I wouldn't really consider missiles to be small arms, to be honest. While portable missile launchers, mortars and the like are technically small arms, under the strictest definition of 'something a soldier can carry', they don't tend to be shoehorned in with machine guns, submachine guns or rifles. For one thing, if you carried one of those around for any prolonged period of time you'd probably end up with wonky shoulders.
The military is probably your best bet for working with small arms, unless you have a real passion for building them from scratch. It would be beneficial for more than just your career, too.
It's something of a niche interest though when you think about it. Depending on where you live you might not have a great deal of success finding a vacancy - I'd broaden your search if I were you. When talking about something as important as your future livelihood you should always keep your options open.