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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September 10, 2015

Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing's First Free Gun Drawing will be held Monday September 14th!!

You've heard about our Cole Loyalty Program benefits, now we make good on our promise-- our first drawing for a free gun will be held Monday, September 14. All customers who have purchased a gun from Cole North or South since June 10 are included in this drawing. Now is a good time to call or stop in to buy your new shotgun from Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing- Last Chance- Terrific odds!!!
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!!

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