Apex Gunsmithing
24Apr/17

New Phone, who dis?

I'm in the process of switching phone service providers after a number of persistent issues over the past few months.  Between calls breaking up, voicemail greetings getting reset or the voicemail inbox being inaccessible at random times, billing issues and rising costs I've had about enough and pulled the proverbial trigger on the switch.

The office line will remain the same number as always, but you may encounter a blank voicemail greeting or a different one once I've set it up and recorded a new one.  If you can't reach me via phone, please drop me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP!

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27Jan/17

The Great Flu Epidemic, Part 2

We're finally winding down on the nearly two week long round-robin flu ordeal.  It's been a rough run with everyone in the house fighting this particularly nasty flu that hung on for much longer than usual, but I'm expecting that by Monday or Tuesday we'll be able to lift my self imposed quarantine.

Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding, and for all of the get well soon wishes for myself and my family!

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20Jan/17

The Great Flu Epidemic

It's been a rough start to the year so far, after a nasty flu swept through the house out of nowhere.  Everyone has been suffering through it since Sunday and the dreary weather sure isn't helping!  I'm hoping everyone will kick the bug by Monday, but it's been stubbornly hanging on this long so who knows.  Thanks for everyone's patience and get well soon wishes, hopefully we'll be out of quarantine soon!

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1Jan/17

Happy New Year!

We survived 2016, though it was full of twists and turns and a lot of best laid plans that never came about. Looking to 2017 some of those plans are still on the table, and with things a little less hectic they may actually get accomplished!

The first step is to resume creating detail strip guides and technical review articles for whatever firearms I have on hand. Even the boring stuff like Glocks or M&Ps will get guides going forward, since there is no such thing as too much good information. To supplement this I'll also be starting on video guides, which I put some work into a few months ago to set up for and develop a format but wasn't able to dedicate enough time to follow through on. Both of these styles of guide will also be posted to Patreon and accompanied by donation links, but as always the guides will be freely available to everyone!

In the spring I'll be taking another shot at finishing our cerakote setup, which was cut short last year due to family medical emergencies. The good news is before that happened we finished an airbrush paint booth and setting up a blast cabinet for bead or abrasive blasting, so it's all down to the cerakote mixing and application!

License renewal time is here again, and being my second FFL renewal that means February 1st marks the beginning of my seventh year in business. Thanks to everyone who kept 2016 busy despite the setbacks, and I hope that I'll see many of you again in 2017!

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19May/16

New Merch!

It's been busy the past month or two!  We now have some new apparel available to anyone who wants to support their friendly neighborhood gunsmith!

  • Orange tees now available in Large, 2XL and 4XL for $17 each or two for $30 (any size combo)
  • Camo deluxe hats for $25
  • Mesh back orange on black trucker caps for $20

Thanks to all of our awesome customers, whether you stopped by for a transfer or a full custom rifle build!

22Feb/16

Schedule Feb 22nd to 26th

I'm going to have limited availability this week while I help care for my mom after an ER trip this past weekend.  Today and Tuesday are set aside and she has another followup Wednesday afternoon, so any pickup or drop off will have to be 11AM to 2PM Wednesday.  Normal scheduling should resume Thursday.

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2Feb/16

Downtime this week

The next couple of days I'll be offline working on upgrading our two desktop PCs.  Usually it'd be one good afternoon of computer work but just in case I'm going to stake out Wednesday and Thursday, since you never know.  I should be able to check emails on my phone in the meantime, but don't expect any long detailed responses until Friday!

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1Feb/16

Missing emails issue fixed

Had some trouble with outgoing emails not reaching their destination, apologies to anyone who hasn't heard back from me recently!  After some serious digging my web host was able to isolate and fix the problem this afternoon and emails should be good to go again.  I'll be re-sending any emails that I suspect were missed, so if you get a duplicate email feel free to trash it.

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23Jan/16

Merch!

Hey, we have merch now!  Apex Gunsmithing branded tees, pullovers, zip up hoodies and ball caps are here and they really came out great!  Thanks to the folks at Athletic Lettering in York for top notch work, great service and working with me to make adjustments where necessary.  We've had them make hats and tees for other businesses in the past and they've always been excellent!

We're official!

We're official!

We've only got a small batch of each for now, but I'm already getting requests for the hats and tees so we may have to order more!  The pricing isn't final but should be close to the following:

  • Tees: $15, 2XL only right now and only a handful available since we're busy wearing them!
  • Hats: $20 maximum, 6 or so available.
  • Pullovers: $50, none for sale since I claimed all of them myself.  They're insanely nice relaxed fit athletic pullovers with an earplugs pocket for the range!
  • Zip Ups: $35, none for sale since we only got 4 initially.

I'll put up an actual for sale page item for these at some point, but until then feel free to email if you're interested and I'll gauge interest on another batch.

4Jan/16

Back to Work

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and new year!  If anyone left me a message and hasn't heard back by this evening please contact me again, I'm working through a backlog of emails and phone calls from the holiday break and trying to reply to everyone ASAP!

In other news this week should see the maiden voyage of my gunsmithing live stream show, an experiment on twitch.tv!  The site is largely focused around videogame content, but recently finalized a category for creative arts and has been considering an educational category as well.  I'll be tackling interesting firearms live on camera, discussing the history, design and function of all sorts of guns from a benchtop view while answering questions from viewers in chat.  When I have a schedule set I'll be sure to post it here and on twitter to see if we can get a few folks to stop by and hang out!  First gun TBD, but it might be a Lionheart LH9 or the new Ruger American pistol depending on which I get my hands on first!

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