With a rich history in creating single-shot rifles, we take a look at the history and evolution of CPA
CPA Rifles of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, specializes in creating some of the finest single-shot rifles in the world.
Founded by Paul Shuttleworth in 1986, CPA Rifles offers reproductions of the Stevens 44 1/2 action single shot falling block rifles, as well as customizations of other similar guns. Paul established the business and Gail, the third of four children, joined the family-owned operation in 1997 and has taken a hands-on approach in everything she does at CPA.
Gail is an accomplished and lifelong shooter and is as proficient in the shop as she is on the range.
Gail and I sit down in the shop at CPA to discuss single-shot rifles, the history of Schuetzen, and black powder silhouette. We take a look at what a small gun production facility looks like and how a CPA can thrive on a “quality over quantity” business model.
Join us for this exciting and in-depth look at a family-owned firearms business and so much more on Episode 23 of The Gun Room.
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Joel Penkala is an Upland Bird Hunter and outdoors enthusiast from New Jersey. His love of all things upland has led him to travel and hunt around the United States and fostered his affinity for double guns and bird dogs. He runs English Setters in his home covers chasing Woodcock, Grouse, and Pheasants.