Gunsmiths are skilled tradespeople who design, build, modify, renovate, and fix firearms of all sorts. They may also engage in creative activities such as woodcarving, engraving by hand, machining, welding, refinishing, and laser engraving. Gunsmithing is one of the essential services for gun owners in the US because it allows firearms to be repaired and modified, protecting owners and others from an unsafe situation and ensuring your firearm works properly on the range.

The importance of a gunsmith

Even if they’re being handled properly, there are many reasons why a firearm can be considered unsafe. A firearm with mechanical defects can easily misfire or jam, making it a danger to yourself or others. At worst, when in a self-defense situation, if a firearm fails to function as expected, it could be the difference between neutralizing a threat or becoming a victim.

In a less difficult situation, such as entering a shooting competition or going to the range for practice, the firearm could not work as expected and result in frustration.

If a firearm isn’t working as expected, the issue could be technical, such as incorrect assembly, missing parts, or improper alignment. Another set of problems could be wear and tear after extensive use or cracks and other damage.

Some of the most common services a gunsmith can provide include assembly and disassembly or inspection, cleaning, and lubricating a weapon. A gunsmith can also fix damaged parts, remove dents, fit barrels or replace barrels and other firing mechanisms and they’ll add custom or aftermarket parts like recoil pads, grips, and stocks.

Gunsmithing the Handgun

At IFA Tactical Gun Shop, the gunsmiths have the experience so you can have your firearm re-blued, thread an assembled barrel, install triggers, or pillar-bed your hunting rifle. If you want more advanced work done, like preserving antique firearms, blueprinting (also called trueing) a firearm, or glass-bedding, our professional firearms experts can do that too.

semi-automatic shotgun Gunsmithing

The complete list of services that IFA Tactical Gun Shop provides includes:

  • bare barrel threading
  • muzzle brake installs and timing
  • new barrel installation
  • feed ramp polishing
  • all 1911 work
  • all assault rifle platform work
  • all AK-47 and SKS work
  • all pump-action and semi-automatic shotgun work
  • stock refinishing and repair
  • basic and advanced scope mounting

These services are meant to help improve the quality of your firearm and help keep you accurate at the range.


Gunsmithing Price Sheet

Standard Bench Fee – $40.00

Simple Accessory (flip-up sights, handguard, pistol grip) – $20.00

Stripped Screw Removal – $30.00 (per screw)

Simple Accessory (Purchased from IFA) – Free – $10.00

Aftermarket Pistol Sights – $45.00 – $55.00

AR Complete Build (includes test fire) – $120.00 

AR Lower Build – $55.00 

AR Upper Build – $55.00

Drop-in Trigger – $40.00

Binary Trigger – $100.00

A2 Sight Removal/Low Profile Gas Block Install – $50.00

Muzzle Brake – $20.00 – $40.00

Bore Sight – $40.00

Scope Install with Boresight – $70.00

Scope Mounting – $40.00

Safety Check/Test Fire – $30.00

Function Diagnoses – $40.00

Gun Cleaning: Basic Handgun Cleaning – $40.00

Basic Long Gun Cleaning – $40.00

Advanced Handgun Cleaning – $60.00

Advanced Long Gun Cleaning – $60.00


Contact Us

If you seek a gunsmith you can contact or visit IFA Tactical Gun Shop today for your gunsmithing needs. You can reach us at (586) 209-3595.

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