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Job Title: 1911/2011 Master Gunsmith

Location: Plano, TX

Job Type: Full-Time - ONSITE ONLY

About Us: Vulcan Machine Werks, Inc. is a leading firearms and shooting sports company dedicated to delivering high-quality products and exceptional services to our customers. We take pride in our commitment to innovation, precision, and craftsmanship. As part of our continued growth, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced master gunsmith who specializes in the 1911/2011 platform.

Job Description:

Position Overview: We are looking for a passionate and detail-oriented master gunsmith with deep expertise in the 1911/2011 platform. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with these classic and widely revered firearm platforms. As a 1911/2011 master gunsmith, you will play a critical role in our firearms division, performing a wide range of services related to the maintenance, customization, and repair of 1911/2011 handguns. Ultimately, an outstanding master gunsmith should be able to safely use various gunsmithing tools as well as demonstrate excellent mechanical, and metalworking skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-depth inspection, building and maintenance of 1911/2011 handguns.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair firearms to ensure optimal performance.
  • Customization and modification of 1911/2011 assembly per build sheet specifications.
  • Fit and assemble components with precision and attention to detail.
  • Test firearms for accuracy, functionality, and safety.
  • Keep accurate records of work performed and maintain inventory of parts and tools.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, advancements, and emerging technologies related to 1911/2011 platforms.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Keep accurate records documenting what you’ve done to each gun that you work on
  • Help us to maintain the cleanliness of our shop


  • In-depth knowledge of the design, mechanics, and components of 1911/2011 handguns.
  • Proven experience as a gunsmith specializing in the 1911/2011 platform.
  • Proficiency in disassembly, assembly, and troubleshooting of these platforms.
  • Strong attention to detail and precision in all tasks.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to safety protocols and practices.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new techniques and technologies.
  • Relevant certifications and licenses are a plus.
  • Proven experience working as a master gunsmith.
  • Sound knowledge of gun laws and gun safety.
  • The ability to safely use gunsmithing tools.
  • The ability to interpret blueprints for guns/optics.
  • Efficiently use and understand micrometers
  • Strong mechanical and metalworking skills.
  • Use grinders, files, and other tools to carry out gun modification tasks
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills.
  • Must be a team player

How to Apply: If you are a skilled gunsmith with a deep understanding of the 1911/2011 platform and are passionate about firearms, we encourage you to apply. Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and any certifications and expected pay requirements to Be sure to specify "Vulcan Gunsmith Application" in the subject line. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team.

What we offer:

  • Full Benefits; PPO Medical, Dental and Vision - Company Pays 75% (Employee)

  • Direct Deposit / Weekly Salary Pay

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Training

  • Project Ownership

  • Company Provided Snacks & Drinks (Snacks are Important!!)

  • M-F Work Schedule

  • Super Rad Work Environment!

Vulcan Machine Werks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.