GS Custom Guns & Ammo
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Quote of the Day"I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
~ Chief Justice John Roberts
Countdown For Savings . . .There are only 9 business days remaining to take advantage of our October special promotions. Stop by the shop and save on the great deals we're making available during October to our loyal customers. See the details below.
We are often asked what is the advantage of choosing a custom 1911? The answer is actually simple. The simple answer is a question. What do you gain from having custom cabinets for your home, clothing tailored for you, a computer for which you have specified the components? The customization all of these increase the functionality, usability, performance, and enjoyment of the product. Our custom 1911 pistols do the same for you. In addition, you will have a finely tuned firearm which is far more accurate, reliable, and dependable.
We would be pleased to work with you in configuring your custom gun or further enhancing one of the current firearms in the custom case. Please check out the current custom gun case and example specifications HERE. Call Gary at 727-541-2200 or stop by the shop to discuss what would best fit your needs.
Train Like Your Life Depended On It
FBI statistics remind us that the “Bad Guys” (those who have been involved in gun fights with civilians and or law enforcement) do a fair amount of training and practice. According to the FBI, they average 23 range range sessions per year. If you own a firearm and are counting on using it to protect yourself and your loved ones, you need to be practicing with that firearm. We know folks who have purchased a firearm, gone through the process of obtaining a CCW, taken a training class and thought they were all set. Since shooting is a perishable skill, that couldn’t be further from reality. You need regular structured practice at the range and at least one refresher course or coaching session per year with a certified firearms instructor to maintain your skills. If you think that you don’t need the practice and training updates, well you might just be dead wrong. Stop in and talk to us about what ammo you should be using for practice and getting that training update.
All Offers Are Independent
Your AR Hungry?
1,000 Round Bulk Pack – $280 With Brass – $300 W/O Brass
Feed it our Premium AR Ammo at a great price! We are just finishing a full production run of premium 5.56 62 GR FMJ-BT bulk pack ammo. They should be on the shelf by Tuesday the 29th. These popular rounds will not last long, so if you or your shooting friends are interested, give us a call at (727) 541-2200 to reserve your order. Looking for tighter groups at longer distances? Then this is the AR ammo you should be shooting.
End Of Summer Ammo Sale
Summer is rapidly coming to an end and so is this offer. There are only a few days to take advantage of our ammunition sale. These are bulk pack dealer wholesale prices and available while supplies last.
|Caliber||Gr Type||Sale Price||# Bulk Packs|
|380 Auto||95 FMJ||$211.50||Stock Available|
|9 MM||124 FMJ||$175.50||Stock Available|
|38 Spec||142 FMJ||$216.00||Stock Available|
|40 SW||180 FMJ||$247.50||Stock Available|
|45 ACP||230 FMJ||$265.50||Stock Available|
Brass trade in not needed, but appreciated.
5000 round cash orders – call for additional discounts.
Hunting Season Preparation
Fall will be here before you know it; now is the time to prepare for fall hunting season. GS Custom is featuring long gun cleaning and gunsmith services for September. A well-maintained firearm can make your hunting experience more enjoyable and productive. Our focus for this month includes:
- Full Gunsmith Cleaning – Complete Process Description
- Scope Mounting
- Bore Sighting
- Sight Exchange
- General Maintenance
Please share this offer with family members and friends who are hunters.
The end of summer is the perfect for getting your hunting rifle or shotgun in great working order. The goal is to make it safe, reliable, and accurate. Professional cleaning and proper lubrication is the first step. Next are a thorough inspection and replacement of any worn or damaged parts. Finally, we make any requested enhancements such as a new scope, sight exchange, or trigger work.
Doing this now will give you time to practice at the range with your “refreshed” guns before you hit the woods. It also gives you a chance to find the ammunition that works best in your firearm. In addition, the range will be less crowded now.
Don’t wait until hunting season rolls around before you have your guns checked out. Waiting can spell trouble. There’s nothing worse than heading to the woods in the fall and finding a problem with your guns or gear.
Help Them Last A Lifetime
Four Firearms Cleaned For $75 – $18.75 Each
More Guns Cleaned – More Savings
Making sure that your pistols, rifles, and shotguns are reliable and accurate requires periodic cleaning, lubrication, and maintenance. Moreover, inspection by a qualified gunsmith helps ensure your firearms last a lifetime. [READ MORE]
Back To School
Statistics say that 2017 might top 2016 for record high gun sales. In fact, you along with us, family members, or friends may be proud owners of a new firearm. Regardless of your skill level, the first “accessory” you should think about for your firearm is training.
Whether you are considering a Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearm License, want to improve your accuracy, or thinking about competition, we have a training course for you.
Before bad habits get ingrained, take our Basic Pistol course from an NRA certified instructor. We can do individual instruction, family groups, or your group – it’s up to you. Call to schedule a session–(727)541-2200. Click below to review the CCW process. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing/Concealed-Weapon-License
For a complete description of all of the training courses, Click Here.
Each One Is Unique
Because of the way the Damascus steel is manufactured, each slide created from that steel is unique. These firearms are the finest example of the custom in GS Custom. Each one is hand fitted and finely tuned to deliver the highest degree of accuracy and reliability. Each of these guns is a master work. The Damacus slides are match fitted to the stainless steel frame with front strap checkering and finished with the highest quality hand fitted internal parts. Our 2017 production is coming to an end. We have the last four of these in the final stages of production. Stop in the shop to take a look at these beauties. One may even adopt you!
New Consignment Firearms
GS Custom continues to receive new collections of firearms to be added to the consignment case on a weekly basis. There are firearms for every budget as well as collector’s items that are quick to sell. These guns have been well cared for as you can tell by the Colt Diamondback shone here. Stop in the shop check them out. You can also look at the catalog on line HERE. If you have any questions, please call – 727-541-2200
Custom Built 1911 Firearms
The custom guns are standard size 1911 in 45 ACP. Each of them has their own combination of specially fit parts. We are often asked, “What parts can be customized on my 1911?” The answer is simple, everything between the front of the gun in the back of the gun. The number of possible combinations is nearly endless.
Each choice may either limit or enhance other choices. The list below covers the major items that impact the safety, performance, reliability, and accuracy of your custom firearm with a few examples. We will guide you through the process of selecting such things as:
Caliber — 45 ACP, 40 S&W, 9 MM, 10 MM, Super 38
Finish — Stainless Steel, Blued, Combination
Slide Length — Government, Commander, Officer
Match Barrel Type — Standard, Bull
Front Sights — Standard, Fiber Optic, Night
Rear Sights — Fixed, Adjustable
Receiver Enhancements — Tactical Rail, Front Strap Checkering
Trigger — Short, Long, Flat, Curved
Grip Safety — Standard, High-Rise
Hammer — Commander, Loop, Spur
Safety — Standard, Ambidextrous
Mag Release — Standard, Extended
Mainspring Housing — Arched, Flat
Mag Well — Standard, Enhanced
Spring Weights — Optimized for the Finished Firearm
Demand Soars for Concealed Carry Permits
Published May 22, 2017 Fox News
The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.
That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million.
John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of gun permits issued. There are several reasons for the increase – most notably, a rise in women and minorities seeking to purchase handguns, Lott said.
“I think you’re continuing to see a change in the composition of people who go and get permits,” Lott said. “Women are growing at a much faster rate than men.”
Proud New Owner
Another one of our .45 caliber Custom Commander 1911 series firearms has been picked up by it’s proud new owner. The Commander series has a 4.25 inch barrel length, front night sight, and adjustable rear sight. All of our Custom firearms are tuned for the highest accuracy and reliability. We have another one in the custom case waiting to be purchased, or you can special order one to your exact specifications. It is excellent at the target range and can also be carried due to its shorter barrel length.
Damascus Steel Slide Custom 1911 Firearms
This photo is of the first Damascus steel slide 1911 firearm out of the custom shop. We snapped a quick picture before its enthusiastic new owner rushed it to pick it up. Damascus steel is legendary for its strength and durability. Moreover, it adds a distinct classic beauty and sophisticated look to a custom firearm. We complete all of our custom firearms with high end machined parts that are gunsmith fitted and tuned for maximum accuracy and reliability. We have just one of these incredible guns left in stock. Stop by the shop and take a close look at it or consult with Gary about building your dream gun.
Gun Transfers – 4 for $25
You Find The Firearm – We’ll Help You With The Transfer
Online gun sales are very popular and the transaction is easily completed, but requires a FFL Transfer. GS Custom will transfer up to 4 firearms to you on the same ATF form 4473, which now has a four firearm limit, for a total price of $25. Just complete our online FFL Transfer request form and we will take care of everything else. The selling dealer will supply you with a tracking number so that you will be aware of when your shipment arrives at GS Custom. We do not open your firearm shipment until you are in the shop. To complete our request for FFL Transfer Form [Click Here].
Enhanced Custom Target
We have just completed two customer orders for Enhanced Custom Target firearms. The Enhanced line starts with a Springfield Armory 1911 Mil Spec. We then replace the internal parts with match grade machined parts that are tuned to produce a highly accurate firearm with a clean crisp and amazingly smooth trigger pull. We named this one Purple Haze, but you can have one made in your preference of color – there are hundreds of combinations of grip styles and colors.
The Black Widow
This is an example of one of GS Custom’s enhanced firearms. It is a Springfield Armory 1911 in 40 caliber. Our gunsmith, Gary, customized the firearm for accuracy and reliability. It has an adjustable rear target sight and a fiber optic front sight. Kenny checked it out and named it the Black Widow. It’s in our custom case and can be yours. Stop in or call for information – 727 541-2200.
Match Grade Custom Competition Firearms
Whether you need to finely tune a pistol for competition or want to build your dream gun, GS Custom Guns & Ammo can help.
Once you have been at an activity for a while, you learn what equipment and techniques work best for you. As you gain experience, you appreciate how the functions and features of better equipment can add to your performance and the achievement of personal goals.
GS Custom creates custom firearms that deliver the accuracy, reliability, and finely tuned and fitted components you need to continue to develop your shooting skills. Once you have experienced the “breaking glass rod” trigger break of a tuned fire control group, you will never want to go back to a mass-produced factory trigger. A fitted barrel bushing, barrel lockup, and a great trigger are the biggest contributors to the firearms inherent accuracy. Installing and fitting industry leading, top of the line parts produces a firearm that will be serviceable for generations to come.
We create the custom guns in stainless steel or a midnight blued finish. You can also ask for stainless steel with blued accents or blued finish with stainless steel accents. We supply either VZ Grips of your choice or the factory standard grips.
We built our custom firearms on the classic 1911 platform in five different calibers:
New Consignment Firearms
Our consignment firearms group continues to received estate gun collections. The collections include revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, and rifles. In addition, several of the items include extras like scopes, tools, spare barrels, and the original box and paperwork. Further, these collections include guns from the top firearms makers such as:
- Springfield Armory
- Smith & Wesson
and several others.
These firearms speak for themselves. In fact, some of them get adopted before we can add them to the online catalog. Moreover, consignment firearms give both the buyer and the seller a fair price for a quality item. Stop by the shop and take a look at the great pistols, rifles, and shotguns in the consignment case. See a gun case view of all the firearms HERE.
GS Custom’s Expanded Product Catalog
GS Custom has expanded its product catalog to include Factory New Ammunition as well as harder to find items such as 38 Super, 41 Magnum, and 45 GAP. We construct all our products with the highest grade components to the same Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) standards follow by all premium ammunition manufacturers. Check out the complete list HERE.
We are producing a full line of premium remanufactured ammunition in all major pistol and rifle calibers in both FMJ and JHP. In addition, we also manufacture custom loads to our customer’s exact specifications. Competitive shooters, hunters, and shooting enthusiasts at all levels use both our production and custom ammunition. GS Custom’s ammo and customers are welcomed at Ted’s Firearms, Wyoming Antelope Club, and Bill Jackson’s as well as other ranges in the area. Stop in the store today to stock up on your favorite calibers. If you have custom requirements, please call us at 727-541-2200.
Personal Defense Round
45 ACP 230 GR Jacketed Hollow Point – In Stock
In response to consumer demand, GS Custom has started manufacturing 45 ACP 230 GR JHP for personal defense. National and international events are driving increased interest in personal defense. Moreover, it is driving sales of firearms and ammunition.
Month after month US firearms sales continue to break sales records. A significant part of the sales are for personal defense firearms. In addition, consumers are asking for larger caliber compact concealed carry firearms. Several firearms manufacturers have introduced new lines of compact personal defense weapons, for instance, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Glock, and Sig Sauer. Their models include the Springfield XDs, the M&P Shield, and the Glock 30.
Concealed carriers want the stopping power of a larger personal defense round. Furthermore, law enforcement officers carry and suggest jacketed hollow point ammunition for personal defense. A large-caliber 45 ACP with a 230 GR jacketed hollow point bullet is an effective personal defense combination. A well placed center of mass hit with a 45 ACP 230 GR JHP can stop an attacker.
Hollow Point Ammunition
Due to increased demand, we are increasing our manufacturing of hollow point ammunition. We schedule regular production runs of seven most requested calibers:
- .380 Auto
- .357 Magnum
- .38 Special
- .40 S&W
- .45 ACP
- .45 Long Colt
We package these premium hollow point calibers in 50 round boxes and 1,000 round bulk packs. Target shooters use hollow points for greater accuracy and reduction of smoke, fouling, and lead vapor exposure, as hollow point bullets have an enclosed base while traditional bullets have an exposed lead base.
Factory New Ammunition Calibers
We have just finished a production run of factory NEW Ammunition using new brass and the exceptional Hornady XTP® hollow point and jacketed hollow point bullets. We have stocked the shelves with Factory New calibers including:
- 10 MM 180 GR JHP
- 41 MAG 210 GR HP-XTP
- 44 SPEC 240 GR HP-XTP
- 45 LC 250 GR HP-XTP
We sell the Factory Select ammo in 50 round boxes and always sell quickly, so stop in to pick up what you need or call to pre-order at 727-541-2200.
Designed for sport shooting, self-defense, hunting, and law enforcement applications, the XTP® bullet demonstrates the kind of accuracy which led many competitive shooters to adopt it. Its reliable performance makes the XTP® the most popular handgun bullet for both target shooters and hunters. The stopping power of the XTP® bullet has truly built its world-class reputation. From the onset, XTP® bullets were specifically designed to expand reliably at a range of handgun velocities to deliver deep penetration with every shot.
9 MM 147 GR Competition Ammo
GS Custom makes competition grade ammo for active competitors. Whether you are a competitive shooter or a shooter who wants a real competitive edge with your target shooting, we manufacture ammunition to meet your needs. We make competitive ammunition in several calibers; however, the most popular is the 9mm 147gr FMJ cartridge.
We manufacture our 9mm 147 gr FMJ rounds to the competitor’s specifications. Like all of our products, we use the highest quality components such as Federal Premium® primers and Hodgdon TiteGroup™ powder. These subsonic rounds exceed the minimum requirements for minor power factor made to give you, the competitor, the advantage.
Mastering accuracy depends on good shooting technique, controlling recoil, and ensuring the proper cycling of the firearm. These 9mm 147 gr FMJ rounds help you meet these goals by balancing bullet weight, velocity, type, and overall length.
Since the time of our founders, gun owners have known the importance of keeping their firearms in good repair and in operational readiness. GS Custom can clean, inspect, and repair your firearm. Of course, we can also install and fit accessories such a sights, threaded barrels, and improved triggers. Please contact us now as gunsmith requests increase at this time of year.
GS Custom offers firearms for sale in three different categories – Consignment, Custom, and Retail. You can browse the inventory in two views, The Gun Case View and the Catalog View. To see the firearms available in the shop, click on the links below:
- Consignment Firearms
- Custom Firearms
- Retail Firearms
We have the right gun for all of your firearms needs, no matter what they consist of. To check the firearms now available in the consignment and custom firearms inventories, click on the links above. If you have a particular factory new firearm in mind, we can supply it from our distributor network. Call us to discuss your needs – 727-541-2200.
Looking For Your Shadow
GS Custom has scheduled a new custom 1911 production run from our custom shop. There will be stainless steel target match models with all you would expect in a high-end target 1911 as well as the Enhanced Shadow Series. They feature a midnight matte blue finish with your choice of either standard or VZ Grips. We use only top quality precision machined parts that are gunsmith fit to create a firearm you will be proud to own.
GS Custom builds the Enhanced and Enhanced Shadow series of custom 1911 models with accuracy and reliability as a priority at a price less than $1000. Stop in the shop and handle one these custom beauties, but be ready for one of them to follow you home.
Enhanced Custom Firearms – On Target
GS Custom’s most requested custom firearm continues to be the Enhanced 1911 line in stainless steel. We build them on the classic 1911 platform in five calibers: 9mm, 38 Super, 10MM, 40 SW, and 45 ACP. GS Custom creates these guns for individuals who want a high performance firearm for under $1,000. We build each of them for accuracy, reliability, and a lifetime of service. Of course, you can specify further customization; we will give you a quote. The process starts with high-end factory firearms, such as the Springfield Armory Mil Spec, that are then modified with the highest quality parts from industry leaders such as:
- Ed Brown
- Smith & Alexander
- VZ Grips
- Wilson Combat
Next, the gunsmith custom fitting process produces a high performance firearm that is a real joy to shoot. You can feel the quality and balance when you first pick it up. Once you get your hands on one of these great guns, it may adopt you. Please stop in at the shop and see these guns for yourself.
Creating Accurate And Reliable Custom Guns
Built For A Lifetime Of Shooting Enjoyment
We continue to add more custom guns to our show cases.. These guns are built on the 1911 platform in five calibers in both government and commander length slides:
- 38 Super
- 40 S&W
- 45 ACP
For questions about ammo availability or any of the other firearms related services we offer, please call us at: 727 541-2200.
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday – 10:00 AM to 4:00 Saturday, closed Sunday