Gunsmith in N. Texas if you need one.


March 18, 2003, 02:23 AM
Yo out there!

Dunno if this is off topic but I just need to share a few things with you.

As recent as last week my husband was laid off from a job he has had for 23 years, cut, bye, bye, hope you are alright and yes, the health insurance will be kaput too! Now what to do. I am worried beyond belief. I am a jailer for the county and for now it seems as though I'll be there beyond the eight years we had planned for. So much for plans.:(

The upside, if there can be one, is that for several years my husband who is a master machinist has been turning out excellent gunsmithing to the locals. His specialty is the venerable 1911 but he also fixes or makes even more beautiful just about anything else.:D

We are north of Dallas in Collin County where he is the local armorer and the only real full service smith in the area including Dallas. You would not believe how many gunshops use his service and don't know it because they go through a second person.:rolleyes: He does overnight sight cutting and can install breaks on ARs just as fast.

All I am asking is that you consider using him for your smithing needs. We are an older couple (57 and 60) who just wanted to live long enough to retire and he could play with his guns and machines ( he has industrial machines, lathes, mills in his shop) Now there is no option. We are literally up against the brick wall

Thanks.....Let us know if we can be of service.....

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Jesse H
March 18, 2003, 04:30 AM
Hello Genie,

I'm a college student barely scraping together enough cash to buy ammo, but if I ever have something that needs tweaking I'll keep ya'll in mind.

March 18, 2003, 09:05 AM
Hold on there! I am 58 and don't consider us to be "old"! BTW, how much to install a break on a Bushmaster XM15-E2?

Jim Hall

March 18, 2003, 09:41 AM
Do you have the break or do we need to order one for you?

How soon do you need it? Normal installation takes overnight if we have the parts.

Drop us an e-mail and we'll give you more info.


March 18, 2003, 12:17 PM
some of the time except when I am at the gym training for a powerlifting meet and making the youngsters look bad.......chris3

Study Butte
March 18, 2003, 02:40 PM
I am sorry about your predicament. I have a CZ-100 with a terrible trigger. It has already been "worked on" by a smith with no discernible improvement. Can he help me with this?

March 18, 2003, 11:16 PM
Go read a few gun magazines. Contact one of the writers who seems to have a liking for the kind of work you turn out.

Send the writer a sample of your work. If he likes it and writes about it, you'll be backlogged the rest of your life. If not, you're only out shipping.

I don't see any other really good approach to trying to make a living gunsmithing in a small town when nobody knows who you are.

March 18, 2003, 11:27 PM
I'm 16! I'm young! If my dad ever needs any gunsmithing work done, we'll let you know.

March 19, 2003, 01:30 AM
I can appreciate your situation. It's scary. I had something similar happen 8 years ago. Got the golden handshake. Started my own business and glad I did.

Here's my wish for your husband's success in growing his business. I know he appreciates your support. Be good to each other.

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