Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: December 4, 2020

Organization: The Range At Austin

Location: Other

City: Austin, Texas

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $15.00 an hr. to start


Some maching, firearms assl'y and disassl'y, wood working skills a major plus. Neat appearance, able to build a good rapport with customers. General smithing skills.

Job Description:

To: Prospective employee

From: Bear Burson, Lead gunsmith/Dept. Mgr., The Range At Austin, 8301 S. IH 35, Austin, Texas, 78744:; 737-802-3714

My name is Bear Burson, I am the lead smith here at The Range At Austin. I am looking to hire 2 recent graduates of a gunsmithing school.

Currently we work a 5 day, 40 hr. week. Some weekends will be involved since we are an indoor range, retail store and gunsmithing/ manufacturing facility. After 1 year of employment you will receive 2 weeks of P.T.O. Starting pay will be at $15.00 an hr. Once a year there will be a review at which time you can expect either a pay raise or a "needs improvement" plan with a follow up review & raise if everything is back on track.

I am looking to hire 1 smith after the first of the year and a second smith sometime in the summer. They need to be well versed in all aspects of modern firearms. Sorry we don't do BP.

We have started manufacturing our own line of small frame AR's, ie. AR15. We should start our large frame AR's sometime in the spring. 

If you are a self starter, highly motivated person and want to expand on your knowledge and skills, work for a young company and grow with us, contact me using any of the above methods.

My personal qualifications are as follows; Ran my own shop for 5 years doing custom work and general repair, worked under Ed & Doug Shilen @ Shilen Rifles for aprox 10 years, worked under Claudio Salassa for 10 years @ Briley Mfg.-Pistol Division, 1st chair smith @ STI International, Tripp Research under Virgil Tripp ( the "T" in STI and inventor of the2011), and now the lead smith @ The Range AT Austin.

I look forward to hearing from some of you. Bear Burson

Current shop hours are as follows: Tues - Sunday 10:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.
Monday: 08:30 - 17:00 The employee will be scheduled by me for 40 hrs a week. With a half hr. for lunch. The lunch schedule is not written in stone.
Contact Name:
Bear Burson
Contact Phone Number: 737-802-3714
Application Process:
Complete resume' , pictures of completed projects helpful. Then phone interview with myself.
Employer Address:

8301 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd.
AUSTIN, TX 78744
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.