I'm applying for an armorer position and I'm extremely underqualified.

I'm applying for an armorer position and I'm extremely underqualified. What are some things I can say during the interview that make me seem like I know what I'm doing?

The department issues S&W pistols but allows all of the reputable brands in approved calibers (even 10mm) so I'm supposed to know a lot about S&W handguns but I've only ever owned a bodyguard .380. What are some quirks that S&Ws have that I can bring up? Anyone with deep knowledge on gunsmithing have any insight that would help?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try to look for as many online and free certifications you can get to beef up your skill sets. Discuss lessons you've learned working on other firearms AND THEN how it also applies to S&W platform, showing your breadth and depth of knowledge.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All armorers say charge instead of “rack” the pistol. Armorers also say “acquire the mag release” instead of the normal drop/hit variations. A common trick is that m&p sights can be swapped for glock plastic sights, which are better. M&p stands for military & police. Say the full thing, as armorers don’t tend to say “emm and pee”

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should say "nine millimeters by nineteen millimeters parabellum" every time you refer to the "cartridge" as well. Also BE SURE to say "ammunition clip" instead of the slang "magazine."

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >referring to it as an ammunition clip
        >not referring to it as an automatic cartridge feeding device
        ngmi

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/hqZWYuK.jpg

        >referring to it as an ammunition clip
        >not referring to it as an automatic cartridge feeding device
        ngmi

        So just go in there sounding like a fucking retard? Thanks guys.

        ez just tell then you build your own guns at home from scratch and have a lot of experience upgrading existing guns like shortening barrels, converting to full auto, etc.

        This is in California. I'm reading their department policy and it's fucking sad. They apparently don't allow you to carry anything other than their issued gun on duty, I was reading their approved off duty carry list. Yes you're not allowed to carry anything off duty unless it's approved, inspected, and registered...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Awe come on man, I was being sarcastic to that that other anon. I want you to get the job because having a job means more money for guns, there's no need to be mean

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ask them how often they have penis inspection range days

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ez just tell then you build your own guns at home from scratch and have a lot of experience upgrading existing guns like shortening barrels, converting to full auto, etc.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fuck ya mudda

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am a assistant armorer for my company and I am certified for a few guns (all from one brand though). I was actually voluntold to become an armorer, since the actual armorers were short handed. Jokes on them, I'm so busy I hardly have time to help them. Only time I actually get to do armorer shit is when we do live fire tests and I help fix broken shit on the line.
    Shit is easy as fuck. Now, I don't know what cops look for in an armoerr, but honestly all I need to know is how to to detail strip and reassembly guns, common malfunctions and remedies, and follow service schedules. There's also keep maintenance logs and keep track of checked out guns, but that shit ain't my day job. Electronics and optics are becoming a thing now too (I hate zeroing scopes).
    An armorer will not do anything beyond what is instructed in the service manual. I don't think cops would care if you can't do gunsmithing shit. If anything they're probably looking for good record keeping and organization.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This anon is on to something. Maybe in the interview ask about their inventory and maintenance schedule system. If it sounds outdated, discuss how you could modernize it and maintain it better, like a shared excel sheet with admin showing service dates, maintenance, recall work, etc. Also making sure pertinent paperwork has been digitized like ammo inventory, ammo shipments, expenses, etc.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm applying for an armorer position and I'm extremely underqualified. What are some things I can say during the interview that make me seem like I know what I'm doing?
    "If you don't hire me even though I'm wildly unqualified for the position, I'll sue this department for racism, white boy."

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wow. The OP admits he doesn't know anything about guns, and everyone else here is trying to teach him how to pretend to be competent enough to fake it in a police department... where cops may actually DIE if this fucking turd does his job wrong.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh please dude what do you think OP is gonna be doing, building guns from scratch for cops?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      let's not get our hopes up

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >where cops may actually DIE if this fucking turd does his job wrong
      yeah?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cops may actually DIE if this fucking turd does his job wrong.
        ...based

        Would be a shame if I put in all the gun parts backwards...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Don't do that anon, then the bullet will fire backwards & they'd shoot themselves!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm underqualified meaning I don't have some of the certifications and training they require, that doesn't mean I'm not going to get the necessary training and do my job with the utmost diligence. I just have to go in assuming my competition is a bunch of gunsmiths and former military armorers, or lateral armorers from other departments. I really have no idea who I'm up against, to assume I'm underqualified is better than assuming I'm qualified because I look at gun forums like some retards would.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cops may actually DIE if this fucking turd does his job wrong.
      ...based

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >where cops may actually DIE if this fucking turd does his job wrong
      Anon you wouldn't believe it, but an police department armorer literally just flew over my house

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