Interviewed for career day

I just got a call from a 14 year old kid in Michigan that wanted to know a bunch of things about being an “explosives specialist”. The most memorable questions were:



  • Q: What is most important about your career? A: Safety. Being very, very detail oriented and being careful.

  • Q: What do you like most about your career? A: Making people happy and changing the way people think about gun and explosives.

I also told him that if he was serious about explosives as a career he should consider something other than doing Boomershoot type events. He should look into demolition, mining, and certain specialties in the military. I should have mentioned road construction but I didn’t think of it until after we had said goodbye.

2 thoughts on “Interviewed for career day

  1. Just our of curiosity, What kind of license is required for “entertainment explosives” as seen on TV shows such as Bullrun, or airshow acts where they re-enact bomb-drops etc?

  2. Federally it would be something different from what I have. I have an ATF type 20–license to manufacture high explosives.

    You can probably figure it out from looking at Subpart D here.

    There may also be state and/or city licenses required in some jurisdictions.

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