Had to bring my rifles elsewhere to be redone after almost 2 years in his shop. Cerakoted parts that shouldn’t of been and had dust nibs and poor coverage in spots. Had my rifles for almost 2 years. What a nightmare. Handed me my 30-30 in a box disassembled with a big grin on his face then jumped in my face when I called him out on it. The rifle was a family heirloom given to me as a kid by my deceased grandfather. What a nightmare.
Jon and I have exchanged work for years. His work is always top notch, and his communication is excellent. Jon has done all sorts of work for me. Cerakoting,
Bluing, rebarreling you name It. Always top notch work.
Let me start off by saying I've done business with them at gun shows in the past and always had a good experience, and other people i know have used their services with no problem.
I dropped off a rifle with them on December 5th with a screw broken off for the scope mount. I dropped the rifle off with the owner and was told he wouldn't be able to look at it until the next week and I had no problem waiting.
A couple weeks went by and I still hadn't heard anything so I called them and got the story about them having issues getting the extracted screw and that they would have to drill it out and retap it. No problem, I tell them to go a head with it.
Now another month has gone by and its now towards the of January and I call them again asking for an update and I talk to someone different on the phone. I ask him whats going on with my rifle and he tells me that he knows about it but there still hasn't been any progress made. I tell him that if they aren't going to work on it that I was just going to come pick it up, he then proceeds to tell me that he was going to get it set up on the lathe right away. Okay, I'll give them the chance.
Now today. another 2 and a half weeks later, I called again asking the status of my rifle, over two months after I dropped it off. I again got the gentlemen I spoke to last time and asked about my rifle.
He then says "oh yeah I know that one, let me check on it" he comes back to tell me that it hasn't been drilled out or even touched since the last time I spoke to him. I told him that I will be picking up my rifle tomorrow and taking it to another gunsmith.
I understand having backlogged work and other projects going but 2 and a half months to drill a hole, especially after telling me that they were going to start working on it after the second to last time I called is BS. I will not be bring them any further business.
Jon is wonderful to work with. Friendly, knowledgeable and fair on his prices. If you need anything done he can do it. From custom builds, cerakote or laser etching. He has become my go to. He is currently working on a AR-10 build for me. I didn't want to take this project on by my self but didn't want to purchase a complete rifle. Jon is building it cheaper and better than I could have gotten from the store.
While I haven't had any gunsmithing work done here, we did go with NW Custom Firearms for the laser etching of the Northwest Firearms AR15 lower receivers as well as the subsequent sales and transfers to our members. Jon did a great job, highly recommended.