Gunsmiths are skilled tradespeople who design, build, modify, renovate, and repair firearms of all sorts. They may also engage in creative work such as woodcarving, engraving by hand, machining, welding, refinishing, and laser engraving. Gunsmithing is one of the most important services for gun owners in the United States because it allows firearms to be repaired and modified, protecting owners and others from an unsafe situation.
The importance of a gunsmith
Even if they’re being handled properly, there are a number of reasons why a firearm can be considered unsafe. A firearm that has 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 work as expected it could be the difference between neutralizing a threat or becoming a victim.
In a less serious situation, for those who participate in shooting competitions, a firearm that doesn’t operate as expected could result in going home empty-handed.
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 issues could be wear and tear after extensive use or cracks and other damage.
Some of the most common services provided by gunsmiths include assemble and disassemble or inspection, cleaning, and lubricating a weapon. Gunsmiths can also repair 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.
At IFA Tactical Gun Shop, gunsmiths can also re-blue your firearm, 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.
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 scope mounting and advanced scope mounting.
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
If you are seeking a gunsmith you can contact or visit IFA Tactical Gun Shop today for your gunsmithing needs. You can reach us at (586) 275-2176.