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This site covers all firearms types, all refinishing chemistries, all gunsmithing processes for the four basic firearms designs, information on the shooting sports, and thats how it is split below, some groups are so popular and diverse the amount of information given forced us to split them into their own pages so freely use the tabs at the top with the "drop-downs" and just scroll and click.

We are Gunsmiths,  Refinishers and Innovators, so there may be one section or more that might overlap in information or you may have to see two sections to get an answer. Especially if you are getting extensive gunsmithing done, you now have a choice of finishes or perhaps contrasting finishes like a Black bottom half and Chrome top. Other simple one page sites with limited quality pictures and a price list indicate the scope of their qualifications.

Furthermore we are diverse in what we do.  Most places stick to one firearm they specialize in. Thats both good and bad. Many of us are diverse in our taste and interests and own more than one style of firearm.  We want to deal with a Gunsmith, not an assembly line.  Both our senior smiths are well schooled in all phases and styles of weaponry and with about 70 years of experience.  

Again, we are unique as we are a full service Firearms operation that can repair, refinish, refurbish, rebuild and redesign weaponry whether it be a pistol, revolver, long gun or other sporting arm. Probably one of the few or the only one in the industry that does it with the amount of finishes we have. All the work is done in house and rarely does a firearm ever leave the building for outside work.

You are contemplating sending one of your most prized possessions to someone else.  We want you to know who we are and what we do.


IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING REFINISHING
YOU MUST READ THE REFINISHING SECTION

This article is the most descriptive written paper on the basics of weapon refinishing ever offered to the consumer. It's not alchemy, but we have made a few silk purses out of some G-d awful sows ears". 

Refinishing adds life to a firearm you have had success with, almost makes it look and feel like a new firearm at a fraction of the cost.  It restores pride of ownership and it's value. It is designed to answer 95 percent of the questions you might have about what we do as far as refinishing goes.  Can't figure it out just call our hotline. Ninety-nine percent of the time the finish goes before the usefulness of the firearm and usually thats when you get hammered on trade. We have made many firearms newer than new.


TAB  - THE LATEST GUNSMITHING  - READ GUNSMITHING
What most people do not understand is the importance of the different enhancements that a custom Gunsmith can perform. Most firearms out of the box have unique characteristics, some good, some bad, sooner or later you realize a little gunsmithing can make it better.  

From trigger jobs to full accurizing here are some of the basic terms and pricing.  Since many types of firearms make up the industry, some specific models can be altered more than others. So we categorize or highlight them for your convenience.  And we include general pricing.


TAB  -  ENGRAVING - FIBER OPTIC and PORTING
We create or restore the engraved or burnt embellishments on your firearm.  Many of the Logos are in stock.  Rusted or severely pitted parts can sometimes be saved. We will pictures of the custom engraving we can do. 

Fiber Optic Sights make a dramatic difference in picking up and focusing on the front sight.  This is especially true when the shooter is under pressure in competition, hunting, or a real life threatening encounter. 

Our most common request is for porting on virtually every model and make of semi-automatics, especially Glock's and Sigs. It does really tame the 40 SW. and you really need it with the 357 SIG and 10mm versions of the GLOCKS. All other makes and models are port-able.


TAB - HOW TO ORDERING, SHIPPING, RMA, BEST-WAYS-

The how too's, ordering, mailing, UPS, COD, and just about everything else.  Disclaimers, shipping information, best way to ship, returns, warranties. Shipping firearms involves State and Federal regulations and not to be sneezed at.   You must adhere to the rules, the penalties are severe.


TAB - PISTOLS - HIGHLIGHTS

There isn't enough room on this website or three others like it to cover everything we have done to the 1911 series.  The 1911 can be adapted for Target, Carry, Personal Defense, War, Plinking, Hunting, Critter Ridder, Presentation, Collecting, and just plain Adoration. See also "The Competitive Edge" which has the modern caliber 1911 adapted for various calibers and disciplines for competition.

BROWNING HIGH POWER -
The High Power is the only sidearm that was used by both sides in WW2 - Germany used many Belgium HPs while the Allies used HPs manufactured mostly in Canada by Inglis. Clones of the HP are still manufactured around the world, such as the Hungarian FEG 9, and the Bulgarian Arcus, the newer versions such as the CZ-75 have great followings.

SIG, BERETTA, GLOCK, CZ  AND OTHERS -
Sights, refinishing, a little action work and you'll think you have a new gun. The good part is that you can update most of it to the newer configurations with compensation and  you don't have to learn too many things about it for a fraction of the cost of a new one.  Also this section deals with porting.

KEL-TECS -
The Kel-Tecs 32, 380, and 9mm calibers is the light conceal carry of carry guns.  The 9mm rides on my hip and 32 sits in my right front pocket.  Fully loaded, these two pistols weigh only 22 ounces together.  Our photographer sports a 380 either on ankle, pocket wallet or hip carry.


TAB - FIREARMS - REVOLVERS 

REVOLVERS
Colt - S&W - Taurus - and others, There will be several sections here on revolvers, for target shooting, carry, competition, hunting and for the LADIES, the lighter newer small carry guns might have a section of their own. 

COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS -
The fastest growing Action Shooting Sport today is Cowboy Action Shooting. There are many baby boomers running around today who grew up with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, and the notorious Black Bart. They still ride today, pardner...

CUSTOM CARRY- SMALL S&W, RUGER, BERETTA, TAURUS TO FULL HOUSE GUNS
People buy carry guns with the hopes that they will  never have to use them.  The reality is, it's the anticipation is that they might need them. Tailoring a carry firearm to the individual is more critical, than tailoring a target firearm to an individual's needs.  The stakes are higher, this is one of the most popular sections...


FIREARMS - LONG GUNS

HUNTING RIFLES -
Since we all hunt here we know what rifles are for. Let us show you what we can do for your rifle of choice and few ideas you might not of thought of. We are hunters, so tell us your best story and we'll maybe put it in print. Send us your best recipe and we'll share that too.

MILITARY RIFLES - AR, M-1,  Etc - 
We do a lot of work for SWAT, OPS, LRPS, SRT, SAR, and a couple SOB's we know. Most of whom would rather not be mentioned here. They are in-country anyway.

SHOTGUNS - 
We work on all makes and types of shotguns. From Hunting, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays to IPSC and Cowboy Action. The shotgun has always been the workhorse of the firearms industry and from a few select pictures it will give you an idea of what's available in options for the shotgun of your choice.

SKS RIFLES - 
Currently, SKS Rifles range in price all over the map because of popularity and price for an assault grade firearm and the economy of ownership. They were manufactured in a myriad of countries and to this day there are thousands of new ones  probably buried in Chinese, eastern bloc nations and weapons caches through out the world just waiting for the next uprising or conflict. The Great Wal-Mart of China made less expensive versions.  The SKS from the Russian and Yugoslavia depots is a well made rifle with the basic parts being machined, not stamped sheet metal like the AK 47. We will show you what happens to an SKS when it's converted to a economical food on the table hunting rifle.

One of our concept guns. One of a kind firearm that  can successfully compete in all three of the disciplines with simple parts interchangeability. Different tops, different calibers and the trigger pull stays the same. Custom built to the highest standards in the industry.

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