I’ve explored the ‘cool’ job ideas (Cabelas, BP, HD, Lowes), problem is they offer only $10-$12/hour. Kicker is I live in Kingfisher, and $1900 per month gross, just barely breaks me in the blue, by commute.I’d start by filling a niche. What’s your favorite gun? What part of your favorite firearm can you work on and do well?
Maybe start with a shop and just install sights and bore scope riflescopes. Then branch out from there. Those online courses are a waste. Darn everything you need to know is already on the Internet; albeit in 5 or 6 places, mixed in w nonsense, but it’s there. Take a class on lathe Operation, get one, thread barrels.
I have little esteem for folks that say they can do it all, because they’ll take your money and try. Never try, do. Hold yourself to a higher standard than other shops. and lastly, forget all this nonsense and get a job at Home Depot. You’ll wind up ahead, and still have your fun Firearm hobby