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...View full article →
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 >>View full article →
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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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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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...View full article →
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.View full article →
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, we will attend to your inquiry.
We thank you for your business, See you in September!!
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. http://www.colegun.com/pages/firearms
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.View full article →