have been in the Composites business for 25 years.
Building racecar parts, contained air system helmet
components, custom core boxes for foundries, etc.
Until recently gunstocks were just a hobby to fund
my own gun habit.
Back around 1993 a bench-rest shooter friend of mine
came into the shop to show me his new stock. I shot
my mouth off and said I could build a better stock
than that. He said prove it. Being the stubborn ass
that I am I had to try. I wanted to create a stock
that came out of the mold with a better finish that
was light weight and very rigid. Well that was
easier said than done. Two years of spare time,
three molds and about twenty stocks in the garbage,
I finally had a product that I liked.
Then one day at a gun show in Edmonton I was
introduced to Rod Schram from Rocky Mountain Rifles
in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. He said my stocks
were nice but he was building lightweight mountain
rifles and I couldn’t possibly build a stock as
light as so and so. Well I love a challenge, so Rod
sent me a model 7 stock and I set out to prove him
wrong. Well that was fun, after trying a couple of
different moulds and techniques as well as a myriad
of different composite materials each delivering
different qualities to the finished product. I
started to feel like Goldie Locks you know this
stocks too brittle, this stocks too heavy, this
stocks too hard to finish, this stocks too flexible.
Finally after trying hand lay-up, vacuum bagging,
bladder molding, and resin transfer molding. I
settled on wet on wet compression molding, which
allowed me much more flexibility in how I could
configure each stock. Well it worked and I have been
building him and a few other gunsmiths, stocks ever
Lately I have been getting some grief for how hard I
am to find so I thought I better set up a web site.
A few examples of past accomplishments: