Here at Cole we want you to B.Y.O.B - Build your own Beretta! So we are coming up with new custom ideas for customer creations every day! On the A400 12g guns you can pick your color and wood!! How about the Cole Xcel Pro with precision trigger job, Briley bolt handle and release button? Want nice wood? Check out the Cole Xcel Pro "Deluxe" with super fancy upgraded wood. That's real grain, guys and gals! We're working on a TSK stock option for the A400. So many exciting things in the works!View full article →
With 35+ years of hands-on experience and technical understanding of Italian shotgun production, Rich Cole brings a unique knowledge and skill set to the Perazzi ordering process. Rich has spent his entire career building his knowledge of Italian Shotguns in the fine crafts of gunsmithing, fitting and stockmaking.
There are shops that sell guns, there are stock fitters and stockmakers, and there are gunsmiths- the guys who repair and customize. We’re lucky enough to have all of the above in one place! If a new Perazzi Shotgun is in your future, there is no better place – this is your one stop shop. Let us guide you through all important aspects of ordering a custom gun; mechanical specifications, wood grading and integrity, stock fit and final finish. This is an incredible opportunity to work with someone who knows how to spec out the many custom options available. The end result? The best fit and handling dynamics, a gun you will enjoy for years to come. Among the many things to consider: trigger style, barrel weight, rib height, barrel length, balance, bore diameter, chokes, stock weight, integrity/ durability of wood. Of course, the cosmetics come into play as well, let us guide you about metal finish, engraving, wood grade, etc.
These are the decisions that must be made to get the basic gun in production and then choose one of four terrific options NOW available for getting your dimensions just right.
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Rich Cole and Mauro Perazzi discuss order specifications before selecting wood
In Case you missed it! Check out this ClayShooting (November/December 2017) article written by Dana Farrell based on interviews with Rich Cole.
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Ladies (and you guys that love them), have you heard about the Florida Honeybelles?
Their mission is to introduce more women to shooting sporting clays and create an environment where they feel welcome, comfortable and competent going to the clubs to enjoy shooting clays with friends and family.
We are so excited to announce that they have agreed to offer one of their Exclusive Ladies-Only Sporting Clays Beginners Clinic January 13, 2018 at Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Clays 1:30PM- 4:30. Continue Reading →View full article →
For the third year in a row, we have just returned from our affiliate lodge in Argentina after a productive shooting adventure which included doves, pigeons, ducks, and perdiz.
Seven of our clients/friends from as far away as Alaska spent two days in Buenos Aires experiencing the Argentine food/culture and then four days shooting at our luxury lodge. On the last day with her last shell, Kim Atkins of Chattanooga, Tennessee swung on the first of three ducks crossing in front of her blind and executed a rare triple!
Our shooting packages for August 2018 will be posted on our website shortly.
Reserve your slot early and join the Cole staff in Argentina next year. We take care of all the details and travel with you every step of the way!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. We wish everyone good health, fun in the sun and a safe and wonderful summer shooting season!!
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 →