I found the gunsmith I’m using for my dream rifle, Kiote Rifles, at a charity event for the Team 5 Medical Foundation. Kiote had donated a rifle that was of truly exceptional quality and after getting my hands on it, I knew head gunsmith John Stewart would be the right man to make my dream a reality.
But if I hadn’t met him there, I would have never heard of him. I’m not the only one. He’s doing the same thing I’ve seen other quality gunsmiths resort to, a massive Instagram giveaway costing him thousands of dollars, in order to get the word out about his business.
I’m skeptical, but would that work? Would that get your attention? I trust word of mouth over any other kind of advertising, but what about you? How do you find a good gunsmith, and how do you choose the right person for that one-of-a-kind job?