August 21, 2017

Pics from our 2017 Argentina Wingshooting Adventure

For the third year in a row, we have just returned from our affiliate lodge in Argentina after a productive shooting adventure which included doves, pigeons, ducks, and perdiz.

Seven of our clients/friends from as far away as Alaska spent two days in Buenos Aires experiencing the Argentine food/culture and then four days  shooting at our luxury lodge.  On the last day with her last shell, Kim Atkins of Chattanooga, Tennessee swung on the first of three ducks crossing in front of her blind and executed a rare triple!

Our shooting packages for August 2018 will be posted on our website shortly.
Reserve your slot early and join the Cole staff in Argentina next year. We take care of all the details and travel with you every step of the way!

Click here to check out all the pics on our Facebook album.

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June 19, 2017

The new Beretta DT11 Black available now in 30 & 32" BUY NOW and get $500 Back!!

Call Cole North or South for details!

May 26, 2017

Summer Sizzler/ Father's Day Sale: Use code COLESUMMER2017 for 20% Off!

Fathers Day Hunting

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. We wish everyone good health, fun in the sun and a safe and wonderful summer shooting season!! 

Sale starting Memorial Day Weekend, running through Father's Day, please enjoy 20% off the following products:
  • 20% off finished Woodsets under $750
  • 20% off regularly priced clothing and accessories

Use the discount code COLESUMMER2017 on checkout page.

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March 20, 2017

Shooter Spotlight: Rylee Lopez

Rylee with Rich and Jona Cole at Gator Cup 2017

We are so pleased to announce that Rylee Lopez, a member of the Young Guns Scholastic shooting program out of Quail Creek in Okeechobee was the winner of the Cole Custom Shotgun giveaway...


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March 20, 2017

Resort Pages Magazine - The Shooter's Tailor

Resort Pages Magazine of Naples recently published an article on "The Shooter's Tailor" Rich Cole. Thank's A.K. Wilson for a beautiful well written piece.

Click here to read the Article by A.K. Wilson

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October 23, 2016

Farewell to a brilliant craftsman and our friend, Giancarlo Pedretti

Farewell Giancarlo Pedretti

We received some very sad news about the recent passing of world renowned Master Engraver, Giancarlo Pedretti. He was a cherished friend of Cole Gunsmithing and his studio has commissioned the hand- engraved actions featured on our Cole Custom Shotguns for more than a decade. Giancarlo was born in Gardone, Italy in 1947 and passed away unexpectedly in late September of this year. Giancarlo spent his entire working life perfecting his craft, engraving for Beretta and Abbiatico and Salvinelli, Piotti, Luciano Bosis and many other of the world's finest...

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August 22, 2016

Argentina Wingshooting Trip Review

Argentina Wingshooting Group

Every last thing was top notch. The accommodations were comfortable, clean and cozy-- the lodge beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive, the meals very traditional and authentic Argentinian cuisine. I am told the wine was fabulous:-) We had the chance to ride horseback, kayak the stream, and hunt doves/ ducks and perdiz in a variety of settings. The guides were terrific, especially dealing with a lady brand new to hunting. We were able to visit a variety of spots in an area loaded with mixed bag opportunities to hunt duck, doves and perdiz. I've never known (and couldn't have fathomed) the peace and beauty of sitting in a duck blind before dawn, watching the sun rise as the ducks begin their daily flight. Just spectacular! Read More >>

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May 27, 2016

Father / Son Spotlight: Steve and Andy Doak

Photo: Doak Fmaily

With Father's Day just around the corner we thought it would be fun to hear about the ways hunting and sport shooting have brought our customers' families closer together. We have had the pleasure of working with Steve and Andy Doak for many years now and we're grateful to them for sharing their story with us...


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September 24, 2015

ClayShootingUSA - The Beretta Cole Special Review

As everyone knows, we take a lot of pride in our work here at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing. It always means a lot to us when gun enthusiasts appreciate the detail we put into everything we do. Shep Kelly recently published a review on the Cole Special in the October / November issue of ClayShootingUSA. We wanted to take a minute to share it with you.

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September 16, 2015

Gun Fitting from the Bench of Rich Cole

Gun Fitting - Shotguns

Why is gun fit important? The most successful shooters are so comfortable handling their gun that it is as if it is an extension of their body. All shooters should strive for this! This level of comfort is achieved through a combination of good instruction, practice, experience, consistency and of course, gun fit. A consistent gun mount is critical for a gun fitter to achieve accurate dimensions. This is one challenge when trying to work with new shooters...

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