Brownells 8th Annual Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair

Brownells Annual Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair

Brownells is again hosting the premier event for gunsmiths and gunmakers. The Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair (GCCF) is the only gathering of its type where gunsmiths, future gunsmiths, and industry leaders can mix freely and share expertise. And it’s entirely FREE for both exhibitors and attendees.

The GCCF packs a tremendous amount of activity into two days. Get practical gunsmithing guidance from industry legends. Attend seminars given by top industry professionals to help you with your career and business development goals. Rub elbows with distinguished guests, key industry members, and fellow gunsmiths.

Gunsmiths, gunsmithing students, recent gunsmithing school graduates: Don’t miss this opportunity to network and even interview with employers from across the country. Bring your resume and talk to hiring reps from manufacturers, custom shops, retailers, service centers, and more.

Employers: Have your pick of qualified gunsmiths. Whether you’re looking for someone to train in your style, a well-rounded ’smith who can help your shop keep on top of its repair business, or a highly skilled technician who can start generating revenue for your business right away, they’ll all be there.

Manufacturers: This is a tremendous opportunity to meet with current and future customers. We invite you to share your expertise with others in the trade during seminars. Attend any of the seminars, too, and discover fresh ideas for increasing revenue.

For Brownells, the GCCF is a way to “give back” to the industry. “Being recognized as a leader in the firearms industry and for our vast inventory or firearms parts, tools, and ammunition has taken hard work and 74 years to accomplish,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “Staying grounded in our roots as a gunsmithing supply business is very important to us. We created the GCCF to be a forum for future gunsmiths, veteran gunsmiths and gun-related companies to learn, share, and interact with one another – this has grown into an annual event that we all look forward to. We hope to see a lot of new faces there.”

Registration is FREE for attendees and exhibitors, and sponsorships are available.

American Gunsmith Database

Bob Richardson is a gunsmith, programmer and the creator of, a free online database indexing American Gunsmith articles.

In addition, Mr. Richardson reworked our logo to make the American Gunsmith Facebook page look much better.

Here’s a note from Mr. Richardson:

I have been a subscriber to American Gunsmith for about seven years now. I find the magazine is a great way to continue my gunsmithing education. A while back I decided to work on learning more about the Internet and websites and set out to learn the basics of how to design, build and run a simple database on a website. I wanted to combine my gunsmithing and website interests so I created a database that indexed all of my back issues of American Gunsmith. I have been using it for a little while now and wanted to make this available to all members.

You can access this index from my website, From that main page, click on the Magazine Index link to be taken directly to the database.

I realize that this site can use a few enhancements and a little graphical polish but the basic data is there and ready for use. If others find this site interesting I will put the time and effort into making improvements.

The index covers every article from every issue that I have been able to find going back to April 1992. The magazine index link that you click on will take you to a list of every article in that issue. This list contains the basic information such as Title, Author, Section, etc. There is a column labeled “Summary.” Hovering your mouse on the icon will reveal a pop-up that contains a brief summary of the article. The columns can be sorted by clicking the Label at the top of the column. The columns can be searched by clicking on the magnifying glass icon and typing in a word or phrase.

I work in Information and Technology. Gunsmithing is a hobby I started when I wanted to be able to work on my own collection. I plan on adding more gunsmithing information to the site as it grows. I would love to hear from any readers if they have suggestions on information that I should add. Also, help support the site by clicking on one of the ad banners.

Bob Richardson

This is an outstanding index and a great resource for all American Gunsmithing Association members. Kudos to Mr. Richardson for putting this together and making it available for all of us!

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