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Hey all,

 

I'm not sure if this is in the right place but it's the nearest one I could see to my query.

 

I was just wondering if there are any training services for aspiring airsoft technicians? I do have some experience on the mechanical/engineering front but it's been so long since I've done anything

within that realm that I'd be hesitant to jump into things blind. Despite the wealth of YouTube videos, and similar video resources, I've always been more comfortable with either paper reference as

I find these far easier for reference. The idea of undergoing some form of specialist training also appeals greatly, hence my query.

 

Many thanks.

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ASG themselves offer a training service to techs so they can carry out warranty work. Not sure if they’ll pander to individuals or just for companies.

 

Would also be interested to know if this is available, just because I don’t know!

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There doesn't even seem to be a professional course in gunsmithing in this country.

 

People either learn in the Army Ordnance Corps, get a job in a gunshop and pick it up as they go along, or come to it from things like tool making etc.

 

Those people with a mechanical engineering background who know how to use lathes etc, are half way there.

 

Becoming an airsoft tech shouldn't take too long if you have the aptitude and know how to use a dremel and soldering iron. 

 

I imagine you have to find a good airsoft tech and start by watching him work and helping him out with the simpler things. I doubt you would be paid for it. But if I were keen to become a tech I wouldn't mind putting in some time in the evenings and at the weekends for free.

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I've learned everything I know from watching, talking to and helping out my dad as he worked it out as he went. We both got into it at the same time and both have an interest and understanding of engineering along with my dad's career in various engineering jobs. Best way to learn a skill like this is to watch, help and learn from someone who really knows what they're doing, multiple if possible as everyone has their preferred methods, techniques and parts and the wider variety of skills you learn the better you will be. If there was a course in it there is only so far it could take you. You can get taught what to do and how to do it but unless youre learning why you're doing it and given the chance to make mistakes there's only so good you can get.

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Just crack open a gearbox and start working. Most airsoft tech is pretty simple but time consuming to work on.

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Best thing to do is watch reputable YouTube videos. For the love of god, don’t touch other people’s guns until you’ve mastered it on your own. 

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I've learnt a lot from my own project so that is a good way to learn. 

 

The best lessons are mistakes you only let yourself make once.

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