Dear Valued Customer:

I take great pride and enjoyment in the gunsmithing work that I do day in and day out; however, it occasionally feels overwhelming. No matter how much work is accomplished the guns keep coming – often at a rate faster than they can be completed. While that can be great for business, it can also result in long turnaround times and missed deadlines.

Effective 1 Aug 2021 the gunsmithing book is closed until I catch up. I do not know when exactly this will be, but it will be in 2022.

We will continue to handle gun transfers (including private party transfers) via appointment which will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays. This leaves the remaining days for uninterrupted gunsmithing work.

I appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.


Patrick Heraghty

PS: If you have a safety issue, a live round in the chamber for example, contact us immediately. We will be happy to assist in making the gun safe.


The Shop will be closed from Monday, 23 November 2020 through Saturday, 28 November 2020.

This holiday, our Family wishes each of you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the gratitude that unlocks the fullness of life. May you have a memorable Thanksgiving!


He lives in a northeastern state so we do not get to spend much time with him in person. I will be concentrating on spending as much time with him as possible. When I can (when he is napping, etc.) I will be in the shop taking care of transfers and gunsmithing work. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Shop Polices in the face of the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands, if not eventually millions of people. As we watch and read about the outbreak rolling across the globe and finally arriving here, we have learned that the virus is highly transmissible, and the chances of transmission increase as the number of people meeting in one place increases.

We would like to stay open and continue to provide services to our customers, but given the circumstances, we need to adapt. To reduce the impact of exposure to our family, our staff, and our customers; we have decided to implement the following until further notice: 

  1. We will not have walk in hours (typically Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm until 7 pm).
  2. We will be conducting normal business operations by appointment only. With only one appointment scheduled each hour.
  3. We are following recommended practices by maintaining an arm’s length distance and not shaking hands.

By eliminating our walk-in hours and setting up appointments for each customer, we aim to only have one person in the Shop at a time. We hope this will prevent groups of what have been up to 12 people from congregating in our small Shop.

To schedule an appointment, call or text 434-989-1263 or email

To assist us, we ask that customers do not visit the Shop if, in the past 14 days, you have traveled, visited a hospital, are sick, or have been exposed to someone who is ill. Please consider that picking up or dropping off your gun(s) is not worth the risk of putting yourself, or our family, or staff at risk. We will be here after the threat passes.

The COVID 19 news is continually evolving. Check back regularly for updates from the Shop. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.


For some reason the website will not let me update the Contacts/Hours page (the tech folks are working on it). So I am broadcasting here.

For a family event the Shop will be closed during normal business hours (4:30 PM to 7 PM) on Friday, 28 Feb 2020 and Monday, 2 Mar 2020.

As always, provisions have been made to catch all incoming transfers. Transfers anticipated for delivery Friday, 28 Feb 2020 through Monday, 2 Mar 2020 will be delivered on Tuesday, 3 Mar 2020. Due to the lateness of some deliveries, some transfers may not be available for transfer until Wednesday, 4 Mar 2020.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.

passionate. precise. professional.