Do you know if your shotgun fits you? Do you know how to decipher the common measurements and dimensions of your shotgun? Joined by Del Whitman of D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing, we discuss basic and advanced gun fitting concepts. Del walks us through the gun fit process and compares and contrasts the fit of my shotguns versus those of my friend Ted Sommer during a visit to his shop over the summer. He also explains common gun fit issues as well as how they translate to wingshooting in the field.
“If your gun doesn’t fit, you’ve got kind of a really ineffective club in your hands. Having a gun that doesn’t fit you is akin to buying a very expensive rifle and equipping it with a cheap scope.”Del Whitman – D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing
Del joined us on the Project Upland podcast in a previous episode (#17) to discuss his gunsmithing origins story along with the creation and development of D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing.
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“Del spent three years at the Pine Technical College in their gunsmithing program — he then worked at Rigby for five years, honing his skills. He spent the next two years establishing the gunsmith shop at Fieldsport in Traverse City, Mich., before going on his own. D. C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing does custom repair and restoration, hot oil stock bending, stock alterations, stock refinishing, custom stock making, leather covered and rubber recoil pads.”
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Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.