Wednesday, 12 June 2013

With a rebel Yell !

I was watching American Gun  - the Wyatt family in Colorado own and operate a gunsmiths and build customised guns etc .
The Wyatts are your typical suburban family who just happened to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, located outside Denver, Colorado, where they buy, sell and trade guns - from hand cannons to hunting rifles. And if you don't see what you want, they'll build one for you - from nothing more than a block of metal.
Gunsmoke has the largest and most experienced group of gunsmiths in the state. When the Wyatts aren't building or selling guns, they're shooting them. No gun leaves their shop without being test fired by the family first.
Todays episode had them given the task of constructing a winchester lever action shotgun for a biker who was also a fireman on 9/11 - now retired. The request was somewhat unusual because he needed a shortened barrel and wanted to be able to fire the gun whilst still riding !  The gunsmiths took the task and created a special mount which he would slam the gun into after pulling it from the holster on his back and he can then fire,reload and ride simultaneously.
Of course there is a different mindset here in the Uk compared to the USA when it comes to anything gun orientated so it did strike me as incredible that at no point did anyone ask the question "why would you want or need such a rig ? " lol It's kinda like everyone is living in an action movie !  God Bless America !

note the awesome paint job from  True Kustom