We have been building, customizing, and repairing firearms since 1990. And because our gunsmithing department has over 65 years of combined experience, we’re proud to say that we know how to do the job right. But even though we have one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry, not all gun owners understand the importance of bringing their guns to our Baton Rouge or Pensacola gun store to see a gunsmith. Discover more about why seeing a gunsmith is important and what we can do for you at Jim’s Firearms

Maintaining a Gun

Every piece of machinery requires a level of maintenance, especially guns. Even though firearms are made to last, they can last a lot longer with the right care. If you use your firearm consistently, the chances for malfunction are always there. In most cases of malfunction, they aren’t due to a manufacturer error but due to negligence. But to reduce this possibility, cleaning your gun regularly is a smart thing to do. However, if you’re unsure of how to do this, it’s smarter to go to a professional. A gunsmith from our Baton Rouge or Pensacola gun store can help you clean and maintain your gun to lengthen its life.

Why Not an Armorer?

While similar, an armorer isn’t the right choice when you’re looking for the detailed, factory-level repairs you need. But what is an armorer? An armorer also works with standard firearms but usually only replaces worn parts. On the other hand, a gunsmith performs factory-level repairs and renovations to work with both standard and out-of-the-ordinary firearms. So when you want a top-notch professional job, a gunsmith is the one for you.

One example of how a gunsmith stands on top is with barrel threading. If your barrel has improper threading, installing a suppressor or anything similar isn’t possible. It’s a waste of your time, the armorer’s time, and might just damage your firearm. Turn to a gunsmith instead. Take a look at what else a gunsmith can do for you!

What Does a Gunsmith Do?

But cleaning and maintaining isn’t the only thing we can do for you. Because we want to offer our clients the most, we have a large list of services that our gunsmiths can offer you. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Customizing 1911 pistols.
  • Installing and fitting recoil pads.
  • Installing sling swivels.
  • Parkerizing. 
  • Rust Bluing.
  • Cowboy action jobs on rifles, shotguns, and revolvers. 

Many skills are necessary when it comes to being a gunsmith. For example, a gunsmith might need to have some woodworking skills, machinist skills, or engineering skills. All of this is necessary to understand how guns work and how to repair guns that require a high level of craftsmanship. If you’re curious about what it takes to be a gunsmith or want us to do some work for you, get in touch!

Care From Our Baton Rouge and Pensacola Gun Store

Are you ready to get the gun of your dreams or fix your most cherished firearm? Get in touch with us and ask about our gunsmith services. At Jim’s Firearms, we are here to help you with your firearm needs, including providing high-quality maintenance and repairs. Our Baton Rouge location is open every day and can be found on Siegen Lane. On the other hand, our Pensacola location is open from Monday to Saturday and is on Sorrento Road. Get in contact with us either by giving us a call at the location nearest you or request information by filling out our form online. We’re more than happy to help.