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Join the #1 community for gun owners of the Northwest
We believe the 2nd Amendment is best defended through grass-roots organization, education, and advocacy centered around individual gun owners. It is our mission to encourage, organize, and support these efforts throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Discuss firearms and all aspects of firearm ownership
Join others in organizing against anti-gun legislation
Buy, sell, and trade in our classified section
Find nearby gun shops, ranges, training, and other resources
Discover free outdoor shooting areas
Stay up to date on firearm-related events
Share photos and video with other members
...and much more!
Born a woodsman, hunting enthusiast, and firearms lover, Jerry's earliest aspiration was to work in a related field. In 1973 he trained as a machinist toward his goal of becoming a gunsmith. For the next 27 years as he worked as a machinist and part time gunsmith, he studied gunsmithing via correspondence courses and read any book he could find on the subject. During this time he worked at Kimber of Oregon and Kimber of America. In 1992 he got his Federal Firearms Licence and turned his hobby into the beginning of a business. He added building custom muzzleloader rifles to the custom bolt action rifles he had been building. He practiced his avocation for his own benefit and the benefit of friends, family, and referred "clients". In 2003 he completed the two year gunsmithing program offered at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. Since that time Cook's Gunsmithing Incorporated has become a growing full time business of building custom firearms; tuning, repairing, and customizing guns; and selling new guns.