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Old 01-15-2013, 7:57 AM
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a gunsmith around West Covina?

I need to have fiber optic sights put into some handguns and some rifle work on a AK and ARs. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 9:12 AM
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I have not used anyone, but have been told the gunsmith at Gunrunners in Duarte is good.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM
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Used Bain and Davis in San Gabriel they are pretty good
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Old 01-20-2013, 3:51 PM
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The gunsmith at Gunrunner is good, but he recommended to me Bain and Davis in San Gabriel once for refinishing an old gun! He said he was slower than they are.

If it were just the site, Gunrunners is fine. They are good people, helpful. But they aren't fastest and are easily swamped it seems to me...went there to get help changing out an after market rear sight for the factory one, and they told me to come back next week as they couldn't get to me. Haven't been to Bain and Davis (will be soon), but many have recommended it to me
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:47 AM
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I've used Bain and Davis and they did an awesome job installing the sights on my M&P 22 Pistol and they also bore sighted my S&W M&P 15-22 and it was hitting steel at 200 meters without an adjustment. They did my pistol with next day service and my rifle while I waited. They are good for general questions and work well with newbies like myself because they generally seem to be awesome people. I loved the place. They didn't have the scope covers for me but they were nice enough to measure them and tell me what to order on Amazon. Also told me to not waste money on 22lr snap caps to buy Hillman Plastic Drywall Anchors in #4-6-8 x 7/8 "The Yellow Ones" $89 cents compared to $12.99 for snap caps. lol

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:09 PM
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I go to jan Merson @ American firearms & gunsmith in la habra
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:57 PM
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I go to jan Merson @ American firearms & gunsmith in la habra
I can't recommend him. I took a handgun there to get new sights installed. The guy working on the gun scrapped off all the blue down to bare metal on either side of the sight. When I pointed that out to them, they used a magic marker to try and cover it up. To add a final injury, I took it to the range and found that it is sighted low and to the right. I'm going to have to have it redone.
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Try Dave's Metal Works in Covina.

http://davesmetalworks.com/

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Try Dave's Metal Works in Covina.

http://davesmetalworks.com/

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Bumping this thread in search of a gunsmith near Torrance/ west LA.

I just need some minor milling done on the trunion of my ak. It should be a quick job, but very little room for error.
Can anyone point me towards someone who is known for quality work and experience with the ak platform?
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Bumping this thread in search of a gunsmith near Torrance/ west LA.

I just need some minor milling done on the trunion of my ak. It should be a quick job, but very little room for error.
Can anyone point me towards someone who is known for quality work and experience with the ak platform?
Try Randall goes by ar 15 barrels he's in Van Nuys.
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Old 06-12-2013, 6:31 PM
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Try Randall goes by ar 15 barrels he's in Van Nuys.
Seems that the services they offer are very ar-15/barrel related, though I will email them and ask if they have any experience with what I need done.


Any one else have a rec?

I can't believe the lack of reputable gunsmiths in LA, seems San Diego is packed with them.
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Old 06-13-2013, 7:07 AM
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Seems that the services they offer are very ar-15/barrel related, though I will email them and ask if they have any experience with what I need done.


Any one else have a rec?

I can't believe the lack of reputable gunsmiths in LA, seems San Diego is packed with them.
I believe he does work on AKs but not sure.
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