August 27, 2015

ClayShootingUSA - Stocking Up with Cole Gunsmithing

Clay Shooting USA - Stocking up with Cole Gunsmithing

Check out the latest article by Shep Kelly recently published the August / September issue of ClayShootingUSA. We enjoyed working with Shep on this project! Feel free to contact us to learn more about our custom work.

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August 04, 2015


Please be advised, we are heading to work in our Maine shop for a large part of the month of August. We'll be back at the end of August and will re-open August 31st.  We will not be in the Florida shop and no one will have access to the Florida shop until sometime after August 20th. 

If there is a matter of an urgent nature we will be available by telephone (239-352-0345 and email If possible, we will attend to your inquiry.

We thank you for your business, See you in September!!

July 28, 2015

New Beretta Guns Offered By Cole Gunsmithing!

Two new offerings only from Cole Gunsmithing!

Get the Beretta Silver Pigeon Deluxe! Limited quantity, upgraded wood and game scene engraving, currently available in 20g 28" and 29 1/2"" field model. 12 gauge coming soon

Also, Cole Gunsmithing now offers the Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting gun with the COLE 6- way adjustable comb! Available in 30 & 32" Sporting Models.

Last but certainly not least, don't forget to pre-order your DT11 Black while there is still time!! These babies are in high demand and should arrive this Winter. We love the look!

Learn more by seeing our listings in the firearm section of our website.

July 15, 2015

Rich Cole Weighs In On The “All Purpose Shotgun”

Rich Cole on the All Purpose Shotgun

Considering buying a clay target gun? Whether you are a new shooter or even a more experienced shooter there are so many choices and conflicting information and this can be confusing. If you're considering an all purpose shotgun it is really important to understand what you are buying and why. Although every shooter has a budget, remember when shopping for a gun, price does not necessarily correlate to quality, durability or play a part in the actual suitability of a gun for a particular shooter or the sport in which they intend to participate. You can pay a tremendous amount of money for a gun and not shoot any better than you would a more economical version. With that said, quality manufacturing and durability are critical. 

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July 01, 2015

Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida is Seeking New Talent

An incredible and unique opportunity exists for the right individual. Cole Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida is seeking new talent, someone to hone their skills in the trade working side by side with Rich Cole, one of the country's most talented gunsmiths. The right person will be an enthusiastic self- starter, eager to learn with a strong aptitude for general mechanics and woodworking. Experience in the gunsmithing trade is required. A passion for fine Italian shotguns and a positive attitude are important attributes for any Cole Team Member. If you or anyone you know might be a good candidate please let us know!
May 02, 2015

Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing Naples Store Moves to Summer Hours- May 1st-- Mon- Thurs 10AM- 5PM

Its been an incredibly busy season here in our new Naples, Florida shop. We thank you very much for your business and making our first season a success! In order that we may better serve our gunsmithing/ custom gun clientele we will be moving to a revised schedule for Summer. We will be open Monday through Thursday, 10AM- 5PM, other hours possible by appointment. We anticipate a reduction in local Summer traffic here in SW Florida and will be taking this opportunity to focus on a large volume of repair and custom work that has come to us from Florida and other parts of the country. Regular hours, including expanded Saturday hours will resume in September.
April 11, 2015

Announcing Our Cole Customer Loyalty Program!

Cole Gunsmithing has spent 35 years perfecting our niche in the Italian shotgun world; we've stayed true to our roots and built relationships with many Italian vendors and manufacturers allowing us to bring the very best products and services to our customers. Our business is growing and we continue to look for ways to expand our offerings and improve the experience for our clients and customers. We are grateful for the support we continue to receive from all over the country (and beyond) - since we know actions speak louder than words we are always looking for ways to say "thank you". Long known as the best place to have your fine shotgun repaired or modified, we'd also like folks to think of us first when buying their new gun. Let us be the 'one- stop shop' for all of your shotgun needs- Why wouldn't you buy your Benelli, Beretta, Caesar Guerini, Fabarm or Perazzi Shotgun from an Italian Shotgun Specialist? Our prices are very competetive and we know these guns inside and out. From initial fitting/ consultation, purchase, modification/ customization and service for years to come, we've got you covered.

Here are a few of the benefits of our new Cole Customer Loyalty Program:

1) If needed, we can provide a complimentary fitting/ consultation to ensure you get the proper gun and fit.

2) For Beretta and Perazzi Shotguns we'll provide complimentary labor on the 1st annual service and inspection. 

3)10% off many clothing and accessory items for one year!

Call our Maine or Florida shop to order your new gun and learn more about the 'Cole Experience'.


January 15, 2015

Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing is currently seeking new talent!

Are you an experienced craftsman in the art of stock checkering? Or  are you aware of amazing talent in the art of stock checkering? If so, we want to talk to you! 
The right artist would be able to duplicate the simplest of standard factory patterns as well as create a detailed custom design on a highly figured piece of Exhibition grade walnut.
Communication and efficient, quality work are of the utmost importance.
If you, or anyone you know might fit the bill, please contact Jona Cole in our Naples, Florida location.
Call 239-352-0345 or send an email to
December 29, 2014

What is a Cole Special?

As a Beretta master gunsmith and craftsman, periodically Rich Cole partners with Beretta to design special production runs of 680 series shotguns with many special features. These “Specials” are available only to our customers. These guns represent outstanding quality and value in an upgraded sporting gun which is a privilege to own and shoot.

Our latest Cole Specials have options for a variety of shooters. They are 12 gauge with either 30” or 32” barrels. They are available in two stock styles, either with a parallel (slightly higher comb) stock or a traditional sporting stock in beautiful grade 3 or 4 walnut. These stocks are finished in traditional hand- rubbed oil or enhanced Timberluxe finish. A palm-swell grip is also featured for the right handed shooter.

These upgraded guns come with a polished blue receiver and Beretta’s state-of-the-art Optima HP barrels and choke tubes designed for lower recoil and improved pattern performance. A custom, leather- trimmed Italian-made Negrini case is also included and complements this fine shotgun.

 Additional options include a case color hardened receiver or customers can select an engraved action, hand- engraved in the studio of one of Italy’s master engraver’s, Stefano Pedretti. Call to order your custom engraving or to request photos of the different guns not yet on our website!

November 12, 2014