Gene Shuey, AGI gunsmith
Posted 17 January 2003 - 12:45 PM
Has anyone used him before? I'm seriously thinking of sending a STI Open to him for hard chroming and as well as maintenance/reliability work.
Posted 17 January 2003 - 03:16 PM
Posted 18 January 2003 - 09:47 AM
He said he mixes small jobs into the big ones, so you do not have to wait 6 months for a simple reliability checkup/repair. So the small jobs come out in a few weeks. I suspect if you need a repair before a big match he will be sensitive to that.
A local shooter (USPSA member since the 80's) has had problems getting Gene to complete work on time, then the work was not done right, and he is still waiting. So Austin's experience is not unique.
I am not in the Reno area exactly; I am still looking for a good 1911 smith in northern California.
Posted 20 January 2003 - 06:58 AM
Posted 20 January 2003 - 08:14 AM
Lately I have known some 80+ year olds who look younger than my grandfather did at 65.
Posted 20 January 2003 - 08:27 AM
probably the same guy. When I shot with Gene, he used to be a body builder and was VERY strong in the upper body.
Posted 20 January 2003 - 03:53 PM
Posted 20 January 2003 - 06:09 PM
Posted 20 January 2003 - 08:59 PM
Back in California, Gene was a good friend of, and avid visitor to the shop of Armand Swenson. I know Gene learned many tricks of the trade from Armand.
It has been about thirty-five since I have seen or conversed with Gene Shuey and this thread brought back some good memories.
I think it was a few months ago I saw that Jeff Cooper in his Guns & Ammo section mentioned Gene's favorable action work. Personally I wouldn't hesitate in having Gene work on any pistol I own.
Having said that, I must admit that residing in the vacinity of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, my pistols have been receiving the work of George Smith and company at Evolution Gun Works (EGW). I have found EGW's work to be excellent and their honesty and dedication to pleasing their customers beyond reproach.
Posted 20 January 2003 - 09:50 PM
Posted 28 January 2003 - 08:49 PM
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