“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
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.
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.
About | D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing (From chrisbatha.com)
“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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Last modified: September 9, 2019