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Lazyme
10-10-2012, 8:35 PM
Looks like someone is always looking for a Sacramento area gunsmith, lets start a list...

Post em if you know em!!

NotEnufGarage
10-11-2012, 4:11 PM
The only two I'm aware of are J&G in Granite Bay and the guy at JustGuns.

I haven't used either and each time I thought about doing so, it turned out to be cheaper and faster for me to buy the appropriate tools and do it myself (M1 Garand Barrel Change, AR-15 FF forearm install and 1911 sight install).

tiller
10-11-2012, 8:43 PM
i know tds has one or 2

bloodhawke83
10-11-2012, 8:45 PM
The only two I'm aware of are J&G in Granite Bay and the guy at JustGuns.

I haven't used either and each time I thought about doing so, it turned out to be cheaper and faster for me to buy the appropriate tools and do it myself (M1 Garand Barrel Change, AR-15 FF forearm install and 1911 sight install).

:D so you're my garand guy now?

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DCF
10-12-2012, 2:27 AM
I've had a calguns member 1911whore perform some work on my 38 super/9mm 1911 before and he did a great job.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=608308

hk91666
10-12-2012, 2:10 PM
Craig Maravioiv
in Woodland

BonnieB
10-12-2012, 2:15 PM
I think The Gun Range guys either have or are getting a gunsmith on site. I'll ask again next time I'm there.

If Seth says a gunsmith is good, it's good enough for me and my babies...

hk91666
10-12-2012, 2:35 PM
There is a guy in dixon that builds garands i do not know his contact info.
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Avoid Gary Thiery

NotEnufGarage
10-12-2012, 7:22 PM
Avoid Gary Thiery

I think I'd heard that elsewhere... Also, J&G seems to have crazy stupid pricing. They wanted $300 to install a used barrel and check headspace. I could have shipped it off to a Garand specialist and had him do it for $150.

hk91666
10-12-2012, 8:10 PM
I think I'd heard that elsewhere... Also, J&G seems to have crazy stupid pricing. They wanted $300 to install a used barrel and check headspace. I could have shipped it off to a Garand specialist and had him do it for $150.

When I got here i needed a front and rear sight for my xp-100.went to his store on j street to buy one and pay for install. Long story short he damaged the slot installing the front sight.
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supra
10-13-2012, 7:49 PM
I think The Gun Range guys either have or are getting a gunsmith on site. I'll ask again next time I'm there.

If Seth says a gunsmith is good, it's good enough for me and my babies...

I spoke with The Gun Range gunsmith last time I was there (forgot his name). Haven't used him so I can't say anything about his work, but like everyone else there friendly and easy to talk to.

Sam
10-21-2012, 2:11 AM
I've used this Glock armorer a few times and have been satisfied every time:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=393331

2nab
10-21-2012, 2:40 AM
A lot depends on what service you need. I'm sure there are some true smith's here that will chime in. Many of the so called gun store gunsmith's should more appropriately be called armorers. Swapping sights on a pistol, adding a rail or changing a barrel on an AR-15 are not tasks that require a gunsmith and just because there is one guy in the shop who figured out how to use a vise and wrench doesn't make them a gunsmith. I've talked to a few "gunsmiths" who were unable and and not knowledgeable enough to perform moderately skilled services.

savannah
10-30-2012, 8:23 AM
This guys credentials are great. He is a great gunsmith and a great guy. He is worth the drive. http://www.stevemeansgunsmithing.com/

Beaugart
01-04-2013, 9:17 AM
Duane at Sierra Gun Supply in Auburn (530) 823-9113. I've only used him once but the trigger work he did on my varmint gun was great and his rates were really good.

Vanguard1
01-06-2013, 9:50 AM
+1 for the guys at just guns.

SixPointEight
02-10-2013, 12:25 PM
I've had a guy named Keith do some work on my guns. He's a regular at my job, and did spectacular bluing work, and recoil pad fitting. 916.997.9277

jeffme
02-10-2013, 11:23 PM
This guys credentials are great. He is a great gunsmith and a great guy. He is worth the drive. http://www.stevemeansgunsmithing.com/

Saw him this weekend. Tank cleaned, check overall gun condition, replaced spring............done in two hours! Great price.
(Colt 1903 32 auto, 1917 manufacture date)

walterwhite
02-11-2013, 2:18 PM
I'm looking for a smith that works on S&W 686. I need a trigger job.

Hoping not too far from Cirby & Sunrise area. However no problem driving for good workmanship & service.

N23
02-15-2013, 4:48 PM
Just got back from Steve up in Grass Valley to work on repairing my IAI .45. Philippine manufactured 45). Was looking to replace a plunger tube and spring and got MORE than I bargained for. Did a fabulous job removing burrs, dremeling parts that were problems (thx Steve for this), removing every single part to clean, and was a great price. Would not hesitate driving nor paying for quality workmanship like this.

http://www.stevemeansgunsmithing.com/

Drivedabizness
02-18-2013, 10:06 PM
T&T Gunsmithing in Rancho Cordova. Did a very nice trigger job on my Mini-14, mounted a scope - all prices very reasonable and work very well done.
From the looks of things (I saw 1911's, hunting rifles, black guns) he's capable on a wide variety of platforms.

happy trigger
03-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Does any one out there know where Mike Thagen of Sierra Gun Works went?
He was a very skilled gunsmith working out of his shop in Pioneer.

tballard
03-24-2013, 10:26 PM
My son is currently setting up his gunsmithing business in Roseville. He is a graduate of the NRA gunsmithing school at Lassen College and has been doing some interesting projects lately. I've attached some photos of a Saiga-12 conversion he did recently, but he has some interesting other projects he is currently working on like an AK-74 from an 80% lower and a bag-o-parts, and building a receiver for a CETME/HK .308, which involves machining parts and turning some on a lathe. There is also the ever popular AR-15 from 80% lowers that he does, as well. If you are interested, you can reach him at bballardgunsmith@gmail.com or at (916) 671-9702. His name is Brennan Ballard.

stonefly-2
04-02-2013, 12:08 AM
maroviov in woodland ,and gary thiry in the back at great guns are craftsmen but ask any smith in the area if they have had to fix work that j&g screwed up.

WGM-TAC
04-19-2013, 1:12 PM
It's probably not proper to advertise myself on here, so if not feel free to delete the post.
WGM Tactical, we are located between Grass Valley and Auburn just off highway 49. I have a long background in law enforcement and military arms repair.

68mustanger
04-22-2013, 1:15 PM
Ed at EWG Guns Inc. 5913 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, Ca(916)652-4867.
Just dropped off a cylinder to have blued. He sends that stuff out, but works on guns in the shop. Don't know much more than that.

Sportsman's Gun Room in Penryn also does light gun work. (916)652-2220

Duane at Sierra Gun Supply in Auburn (530) 823-9113 is very good also. He's replaced a front sight and bluing on my Browning HP.

Bainter1212
04-22-2013, 1:34 PM
Tagged

savannah
04-22-2013, 6:50 PM
If you have a gun that needs the best of the best there is no finer than this fellow. http://www.camhills.com/dale.htm I met him this weekend up at Camanche Sporting Clays and Hunting Club this weekend and had the pleasure of meeting him and checking out his little shop. He studied under James Purdey & Sons in England for five years.

I also had the extreme pleasure of meeting Charles Lee. Charles is a world renowned engraver. He showed me his shop and some of the work he has done on guns, shotguns, cars and anything else you can think of that can be engraved.

You certainly can't lose with this winning combination.

springfieldXD71
06-06-2013, 1:53 PM
I spoke with The Gun Range gunsmith last time I was there (forgot his name). Haven't used him so I can't say anything about his work, but like everyone else there friendly and easy to talk to.

I had Lance fix my Glock 23 in about 4 minutes.

Justin, Lance and Gage are all cool and unpretentious dudes who are knowledgeable on a ton of topics.

anbu_yoshi
06-21-2013, 2:21 PM
Any updates as to the Gun Range fellas?

casschan86
06-24-2013, 1:47 AM
At NorCal Tactical in Roseville there is a gunsmith named Jim that does good work. He rebuilt my 1911. Pricing was very reasonable.

sammass
08-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Earlier this year, I had a Ruger GSR that was unfired but felt rather loosy goosey in the action, with inconsistent feeding out of the magazine. Being my first bolt action & unaccustomed to the play in the bolt, I checked around and was firmly pointed in the direction of Jack Huntington in Grass Valley. Jack's shop is not right off the Interstate; you have to want to go there. :-) Jack's riflesmith, Shawn Davidson, took the GSR in to check, and after a short while, had the answer with concurance of all the fellas in the shop. Send it back to Ruger, do not pass GO, etc etc, and do not be surprised if it came back with a different serial number. Must have been a Monday or Friday gun. It did come back with the same SN but everything feels tighter and less sloppy. The extractor doesn't jam up on the heal of the rim anymore, locking the bolt out of battery. Ruger did better the second time around. Will make the trek up the hill again to make sure all the details have been addressed, but was extremely pleased with Jack, Shawn, and JRH Advanced Gunsmithing. Obvious YMMV, but check them out.

Jack Huntington
21854 Meyer Ravine
Grass Valley
California, USA
95949

telephone: (530)268-6877

jeffme
08-22-2013, 11:03 AM
Not "in" Sacto, but a great guy to deal with. Tank clean, replace spring, anf general check of my 1903 colt 32. Felt like I was in a good old "mom and pop" type place..........deal on a handshake!
Take a little cruise to the hills up 49, relax and enjoy the ride!

roushstage2
08-22-2013, 1:39 PM
Not "in" Sacto, but a great guy to deal with. Tank clean, replace spring, anf general check of my 1903 colt 32. Felt like I was in a good old "mom and pop" type place..........deal on a handshake!
Take a little cruise to the hills up 49, relax and enjoy the ride!

Who?

Waggs
08-23-2013, 1:44 PM
Craig Maravioiv
in Woodland

Is he an older guy? I mean OLD guy. Hell there was a guy over there that was older when I was a kid. LOL

Donn32
09-11-2013, 5:42 PM
Barry from Shooters Warehouse in Sacramento did installed my Apex trigger and some other things. He can make almost anything ugly and not working, working again! Great guy, and honest! Go see Barry!

SacAKBuilder
09-30-2013, 11:49 AM
Who needs an AK build? I have all the tools and knowledge to walk you through your build from flat to finished rifle. I will trade the use of my tools time and instruction for parts or cash. Or if you just need help with rivet setting, headspacing, FCG setup, rail welding, etc. I'm your guy.

Email me at Kengokenny@gmail.com or text me at 916-792-1697

dcroberson
09-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Gentlemen, and Ladies, stay away from J&G in Granite Bay. They are solely focused on sales, and not on service. I brought in an M1A scout squad and wanted to inlet and finish a Boyd's M1A walnut stock. (I didn't have time to do it, sorry) It was there for two months with no call, no email. Went in to get it out of service, no apology, nothing.

SacAKBuilder
10-04-2013, 2:48 PM
Gentlemen, and Ladies, stay away from J&G in Granite Bay. They are solely focused on sales, and not on service. I brought in an M1A scout squad and wanted to inlet and finish a Boyd's M1A walnut stock. (I didn't have time to do it, sorry) It was there for two months with no call, no email. Went in to get it out of service, no apology, nothing.

Seconded. On my very first build a million years ago, I made the mistake of filing the ejector to fit. took off a little too much, and had issues with stovepiping from FTE. Talked to J&G, I asked if they could weld a glob onto my ejector and I would file it to work. They said sure thing, $50. A month later (crazy long time to wait for one little thing) i get it back. They hadn't welded it. They just "profiled" it. Claimed to have test fired it. I take it out, sure enough, still FTE.
Demilled and started over, works great now.

Screw them. They can't find their asses with two hands and a map let alone gunsmith.

JunGun
11-28-2013, 3:57 AM
I got my HSC at J&G, I guess not to many asian guys walk in but he looked at me weirdly then I just asked to take my test. I finished my test in 1:20 and only got 2 wrong. After getting my HScertificate, no thanks for the business, coming in or friendly goodbye, I probably won't take any of my arms there either,.

Porschegt2
12-03-2013, 11:50 AM
The Gun Range installed TruGlos on my M&P for $20. damn fine job.

JDKazee
12-19-2013, 3:17 PM
Bring your guns to Foothill Firearms, Newcastle, CA. I use Scott Ormsby and Jack Huntington, both have been master gunsmiths for years. I personally use them for my guns and my customers guns. Quick turn around time.
Respectfully,
Jerry Kazee
Manager

Erichp
01-06-2014, 3:54 PM
Will forth the feedback on J&G. Avoid these guys. Not only do they not know what they are doing, they are careless with handling the gun. It will come back with finish scratches or gouges that were not there at drop off and deny it.

Took my 1911 to them to check out and adjust my ejector after a FTF from a blazer round that did not a rim and jacked the ejector causing feed problems for a gun that ran perfect for 10 years prior to that.

Sure enough, on my second mag I was getting FTE and stovepiping. Still have to remedy. Will likely just replace the ejector and guy the tension gauge.

.

tdp113530
01-06-2014, 4:13 PM
Jim at California Tactical in Roseville (N. Sunrise Blvd / Douglas Blvd). Does great work.

ffemt
01-22-2014, 5:39 PM
I just dropped my AR off at The Gun Authority (www.gunauthority.net) near Sunrise/Whiterock to get my AA piston kit checked out. It's a fairly new shop with a selection of guns, a gunsmith, a leather crafter, and will soon be putting up classes. The guys there were very friendly and their gunsmith will be checking it out and hopefully finishing it tomorrow. Will update once I get my rifle back.

Update 1/28/14:

I received my rifle back and took it to Sly Park on the 27th. It functioned perfectly and the problem ended up being my error in installing the AA piston kit. Although a minor issue with my AR, their gunsmith Rusty still took the time to call Adams Arms and thoroughly check, clean, and lube my rifle.

ericprksd77
02-08-2014, 10:22 PM
I guess it's YMMV at J&G.... I've had nothing but good experiences with them, especially Pete. Pete works on all my 1911s. I recently brought him a S.A. Milspec frame and slide and provided him with a bunch of high end parts (mostly Wilson Combat, EGW, etc.) and told him to build me a tack driver. A month later, I now have a 1911 that out shoots my Ed Brown Special Forces, has a better trigger than my Ed Brown, and even fits tighter than my Ed Brown. And this was not just a "fitting" job. The work included filing the frame tangs to fit an S&A beavertail grip-safety, milling the slide to install a dovetail front sight, hand checkering the front strap, undercutting the trigger guard, 3.5lb trigger job, and parkerizing the whole gun (except the barrel, barrel bushing and hammer).

If anyone wants to see Pete's work, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to send pics. Oh, and to one of the prior posters who is an "Asian guy" that didn't feel comfortable at J&G, I'm a fellow "Asian guy" who has always been treated with great customer service by Jerry (the owner), the Mikes, Pete, Steve, and all the other guys behind the counter. But like I said, I guess it's YMMV.

jeffrice6
03-12-2014, 2:57 AM
1911whore here on GG's!!! Great work with awesome prices...... PM him!

Sigmund99
04-05-2014, 8:57 AM
I've used J&G for rifle work and they have always done a good job for me. They did a great job replacing a Mauser barrel that had been made into a sporter rifle and scope mounting. On another note, I will say that they have treated me pretty well when I've shopped in their for retail purposes as well.

demo40
04-05-2014, 9:27 AM
bballardgunsmith@gmail.com is great in the sac / roseville area . he has covered a wide range of repairs for myself and a handfull of friends , timely and priced well , and best of all shows craftsmanship .

Lazyme
04-06-2014, 5:10 AM
If these guys worked on revolvers like you say they work on 1911s then I might go back...they gave me a "fixed" revolver that was out of timing and I had a piece of the first round fired split my cheek open. I will never be going back to J&G.

I guess it's YMMV at J&G.... I've had nothing but good experiences with them, especially Pete. Pete works on all my 1911s. I recently brought him a S.A. Milspec frame and slide and provided him with a bunch of high end parts (mostly Wilson Combat, EGW, etc.) and told him to build me a tack driver. A month later, I now have a 1911 that out shoots my Ed Brown Special Forces, has a better trigger than my Ed Brown, and even fits tighter than my Ed Brown. And this was not just a "fitting" job. The work included filing the frame tangs to fit an S&A beavertail grip-safety, milling the slide to install a dovetail front sight, hand checkering the front strap, undercutting the trigger guard, 3.5lb trigger job, and parkerizing the whole gun (except the barrel, barrel bushing and hammer).

If anyone wants to see Pete's work, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to send pics. Oh, and to one of the prior posters who is an "Asian guy" that didn't feel comfortable at J&G, I'm a fellow "Asian guy" who has always been treated with great customer service by Jerry (the owner), the Mikes, Pete, Steve, and all the other guys behind the counter. But like I said, I guess it's YMMV.

SC67
04-06-2014, 6:31 AM
Has anyone used Rusty's Gunsmithing in San Andreas? I need to have some work done on a couple of S&W revolvers.

TheGunAuthority
05-27-2014, 11:08 AM
At the Gun Authority in Rancho Cordova our gunsmith has ten years of gunsmith experience with the United States Secret Service. We are taking in orders NOW with no back log. We charge $95.00 per hour BUT billed in 15 min time frames.
You can call the store at 916 858 8123 or drop off your firearm to reserve a spot inline at the sales counter. The gunsmith will call you or set a time to meet with you to go over the repairs.

timber cruiser
05-30-2014, 5:44 AM
The Lincoln Gun Exchange has a good gunsmith. His name is Scott. He's worked on a gun of mine and I was extremely satisfied. The only problem is
that Scott, like many of us, isn't getting any younger. The last I heard he stilled worked on guns, but is semi-retired.

timber cruiser
05-30-2014, 5:54 AM
Regarding J&G, when Jerry was doing the working on guns, he did exceptional work. Since he's moved to Granite Bay I think he has one or maybe two working on guns. I've taken two 'jobs' to them. One a simple trigger job on a bolt gun (not a Remington), and the other to break down a newer Savage bolt. The first job they refused to do, offered an action job (which I didn't need). The second they were unable to perform.
I've heard too many horror stories from folks who've needed a variety of work done and it isn't pretty. I no longer recommend them.

Badmusic
05-30-2014, 6:44 AM
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Avoid Gary Thiery


Nonsense. Gary is a war vet, factory trained technician with over 30 years experience. Took my 1968 Winchester model 131 to Gary when no one else could touch it. He had parts in stock. Since then he has worked on my AR15, Garands (yes, that's plural) and my M1A. Never charged me more than $40.00 for labor. Outstanding gentleman, and value. I hope he lives long enough to train me for my second career in gunsmithing.

tacos3
07-14-2014, 6:31 AM
Gentlemen, and Ladies, stay away from J&G in Granite Bay. They are solely focused on sales, and not on service. I brought in an M1A scout squad and wanted to inlet and finish a Boyd's M1A walnut stock. (I didn't have time to do it, sorry) It was there for two months with no call, no email. Went in to get it out of service, no apology, nothing.

J&G hacked a simple adjustable sight install on my Sig P226. The front dovetail was messed up. I won't go there again....

DEPUTYBILL
07-14-2014, 9:12 AM
Any one know of any gunsmiths in the Sacramento/San Joaquin county area that work on M-1 garands? I am trying to find someone that can rebarrel a parts gun to 7.62 nato.

zzACCIDENTzz
07-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Greetings,

New to Lincoln, CA area. Looking for an AK gunsmith to fix canted sights and perhaps other work. Please private message me.

Cheers,

Liquidasphalt
09-24-2014, 1:28 AM
Know of any one who can do a permanent muzzle device?

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tacos3
10-23-2014, 6:37 AM
Gentlemen, and Ladies, stay away from J&G in Granite Bay. They are solely focused on sales, and not on service. I brought in an M1A scout squad and wanted to inlet and finish a Boyd's M1A walnut stock. (I didn't have time to do it, sorry) It was there for two months with no call, no email. Went in to get it out of service, no apology, nothing.

They hacked a simple Sig P226 night sight install. The front sight has a flaired lip on the dovetail that looks like crap. They've lost my business forever.

Clipity
10-23-2014, 11:03 AM
Another for Scott Ormsby in Pleasant Grove and not just because he's a personal friend that I've known for thirty plus years but because he knows his guns. He has done smith work for Lincoln Gun Exchange in the past and may still.

gdr_11
10-23-2014, 12:15 PM
Another for Scott Ormsby in Pleasant Grove and not just because he's a personal friend that I've known for thirty plus years but because he knows his guns. He has done smith work for Lincoln Gun Exchange in the past and may still.

Is this the same Scott Ormsby that went to East Nicolaus High like the rest of us old dinosaurs?

mhotz
01-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Craig Maravioiv
in Woodland

+1 On Maraviov

HellBound
01-12-2015, 7:53 PM
Jack Huntington's Advanced Gunsmithing is now of Sparks, NV.
Jason went with him. Shawn is at Foothill now.

http://www.jrhadvancedgunsmithing.com/


Best there is, period.

Sacramento Gun Club
01-12-2015, 8:17 PM
Hello everyone,

We have a full-time gunsmith on site. Chad completed the 2 year gunsmithing program at Lassen College and has been working professionally for a little over 3 years. He previously worked as a gunsmith with Jim over at California Tactical.

We are outfitted with a machine shop and full-Service gunsmithing is available including cerakoting (Official Magpul colors available), accurizing, full custom builds, repair, cleaning, modification, and customization. Our website is in the process of a vendor change so the details may not reflect all of the services available.

Gunsmith services are available all days except Sundays and Thursdays. He is usually available from 10AM to 6:30 PM. Feel free to call, email, or stop in to speak with him personally. Please mention that you are a CGN member. Thanks


Services are listed here: Sacramento Gun Club Membership and Services List (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=15648112#post15648112)

Calibrassburner
01-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Any of these guys do AK work? I have a single stack yugo AK that I want the mag well opened up to accept double stacks...

mrc44
02-11-2015, 12:35 PM
I need actual gunsmithing done on my kimber pro carry ii 1911. Fitting and blending (filing and refinishing) a wilson one piece mag well, re cutting front sight cut to fit novak cut sights and front checkering. My plan if all else fails is to send to wilson combat, but does anyone know a gunsmith that can handle this around Sacramento?

newmike2014
03-07-2015, 12:24 PM
I need assistance building an AR-15. I have bought most of the parts; just don't have the time to put them all together.

BonnieB
04-28-2015, 6:15 PM
The Sacramento Gun Club has a gunsmith on duty every day except Sunday and Thursday I think. His name is Chad and he is very good. He's young, but he certainly knows his business. I'd recommend him.

epilepticninja
05-08-2015, 7:51 PM
Another for Scott Ormsby in Pleasant Grove and not just because he's a personal friend that I've known for thirty plus years but because he knows his guns. He has done smith work for Lincoln Gun Exchange in the past and may still.

Scott still working on guns? I worked with him when I was a patrol deputy back in the day. And I've had J&G do a bunch of work on my guns with no issues. I might be looking for a new smith though after reading some of these comments.

razorscs
07-16-2015, 2:12 AM
My dad wants to have a brake installed on his stainless Rem 700, anyone know of someone who can do that?

jochr
07-16-2015, 8:01 AM
Chad at SGC can do it. He's the man. :) Business is brisk, so there may be a wait.

Seppieboy
09-12-2015, 3:11 PM
nice list here, thanks for the reviews and warnings.

EvolvedRaven
09-30-2015, 12:20 AM
Anyone know where I can get my barrel cut about one inch, re-threaded, drilled, pinned, weld muzzle brake, refinished around Sacramento and the surrounding areas? Thanks.

badmilk
10-03-2015, 3:06 PM
Talk to Chad at SGC.
He does A+ work.

snipes2323
06-02-2016, 2:05 PM
We are currently seeking a gunsmith to do some work for and FFL near the Lincoln, CA area. If you are interested please send contact info. Thanks