In September of 2008, I made an effort to gauge interest in a precision gunsmithing class. To say the least, the response was tremendous. Since that time, we have had several well-satisfied participants, and we have decided to offer additional sessions to meet the demand. Initially, the class was limited to tactical builds, but has now been expanded to include hunting and varmint rifles as well.
The concept is simple. You build your own Gradous rifle with hands-on instruction, guidance and assistance from a master gunbuilder.
We provide the finest components, a state-of-the art shop, and comfortable lodging in an on-site cabin. We're located close to a regional airport, and can provide pick up and drop off to simplify your travel planning.
These classes are designed for average shooters, not gunsmiths. Even if you have never attempted a gun build before, you will be totally comfortable in this class.
We normally enroll one participant at a time for a three to four-day session.
This is a unique and rewarding experience that will teach you what it takes to build an accurate, safe and reliable rifle. You will leave with a your favorite new rifle and a satisfaction not found in the normal process of ordering a custom rifle.
Obviously, I must eliminate as many variables as possible in the build process to keep these classes as successful and rewarding as they have been. For this reason, rifles built in the class are limited to the standard models available on this website. Please understand that in the limited time-frame of such a class, we simply can not receive, inspect and qualify non-standard parts.
The gunsmithing class is available for an additional $1,250.00 over the cost of any of the standard rifles I offer on this website, and barrel break-in and load development is available for an additional $350. Frankly, this is a fraction of what others might charge for such an opportunity, but I have found that there is no better way to help my customers understand the many aspects that differentiate my rifles from others. These classes have generated many qualified referrals and repeat customers.
I encourage you to read the posts linked below, and contact me by phone if you would like to participate: