Here is a little bit about us
My wife started a trophy and engraving shop back in 2009. We started from scratch and with practically nothing and have built it up into a successful business. She runs the day to day operations and graphics work while I work in other aspects of the business. We decided that after 4 years it was time to start adding to the business. We decided that since almost no one else does it that we would offer custom laser engraving on firearms, as well as gunsmithing.
As before, we started small with the gunsmith business and only offering limited services. As time went on we went from a small shop with a tool box and a bench to a full gunsmith shop with machining capabilities, welding, hot bluing and cerakote. I started my own gunsmith shop in 2013 and ran it successfully until we decided to re-locate in 2020.
I am a graduate of the Colorado School of Trades for Gunsmithing and graduated back in 1999. Since then I have worked for several gun shops in the past decade but none of those shops have lasted or I left due to lack or ethics that certain shop owners exhibited. When I was not working for another shop I have been gunsmithing for myself, friends and family as a hobby. I have a love of building target rifles, race guns and customizing firearms. I have built competition handguns and hunting rifles. I like adding custom touches to make your every day hunting rifle into a sub MOA rifle. I love being able to take grandpa's old beaten up passed down rifle and make it look better then brand new.
We are an outdoors family, from camping at the beach or up in the mountains we like to spend time outside. We like to fish, take the kids shooting up in the mountains or at the gun club .
My firearms experience includes a love of firearms, reading and learning on my own, graduate of the Colorado School of Trades for Gunsmithing, 6 years in the military, 6 years as a certified Glock Armorer. and owning/operating my own gunsmithing shop since 2013. I have spent time shooting competition, IPSC, USPSA, GSSF, Trap and Small Bore although have backed out of it due to time restraints. Even so we are looking forward to getting into 3 gun and some cowboy shooting. I am an avid re-loader and have been loading various handgun loads to include my competition loads and hunting and target rifle rounds. We also have been engraving since 2003 and running our own engraving shop from 2009-2020.
Until recently, my wife and I ran and operated 2 shops in WA state. The covid shutdown all but killed her 11 year engraving business. With all team sports and gatherings cancelled no one was in the need for trophies and engravings. That coupled with the fact that WA has turned into an extremely anti gun state and we do not see that changing direction. We made the difficult decision to leave friends and family and re-locate to Montana and settled on the Great Falls area. We are looking forward to seeing what new adventures await!
We are a small family owned business with very few employees and you will either deal directly with us or our employee Zac Miller who is in charge of transportation, maintenance and also lends a hand when it comes to Cerakote and machine work.
Thanks for understanding that we are a small business and working hard at the American dream.
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