I would suggest that your friend try getting hired on as a machinist or an apprentice with a gunsmith so he can learn a few of the ropes behind the business. the fact that he has dealt with regulations doesn't mean much when it comes to starting your own business and dealing with the federal and local regulations. I would also suggest that your friend enroll at a good gunsmithing school as maybe (or hopefully) they will cover all aspects of starting up a gun business. the 1911 business is already pretty crowded in my opinion so he really is going to have to offer something really good
Last edited by steveno; January 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM.