Little off topic, but WTH. . . :twisted:
I started in this stuff 8 years ago. Was hired just as a machinist for a gun shop that built Olympic Target rifles. 6 months later I was the floor manager there, just sorta happened that way.
I left in 2003 when I accepted a production management position with Nesika Bay Precision and Dakota Arms. Left them in 2006 to come to Iraq working for the State Dept. at the US Embassy here in Baghdad as a security contractor.
That chapter is coming to the home stretch and now I'm fixin to get back to what I really want to do.
The rifles themselves aren't really that remarkable. I don't have any super secret NASA tricks that are stored in a bunker somewhere. It's just good parts, a little machine work, and some attention to detail.
I use CNC equipment as much as possible because I'm an inherently lazy person by nature. I'd much rather sit in front a computer only once and write a program than can run over and over instead of being chained to a bench all day with a file and a dremel tool. I don't have the patience for that.
I want the rifles I build to have an identity and character that shooters will notice.
I don't claim to be better or worse than anyone else, but I will say the guns work pretty well and they do look a bit different than what some folks are used to seeing.
(Kyle Leibertrau, 2007 World Palma Champion, Junior Division, US TEAM)
Thanks for the interest and kind words.
If anyone ever has any additional questions, I can be reached at:
Gunmaker, BFFOC Instructor
LongRifles, Inc. (coming soon)