Friends, fans and fellow shooters…it’s with heavy heart that I must inform you Great West Gunsmithing is closing effective immediately.  Time and my health have conspired against me continuing business.  All guns currently being finished will ship when they are done and I do not have time for any new business as this announcement also finds me still recovering from a recent surgery and packing everything for the adventure of spending my remaining years in Alaska, enjoying time with family that has been eclipsed by my work load over the last dozen years.

For the sake of saying so I am excited at the opportunity and have plans to try my hand at writing and blogging, both of a technical and fictional manner.  There exists as well an opportunity to finally edit and publish several raw footage videos, and create new ones that I hope you will follow and enjoy.  At this time no further details are available, but I hope you check back one day to discover new things.  I am also planning a book specifically for the Mini rifles, as a real book (or ebook) hasn’t been done in many years that I’m aware of.

But for now I thank each and every one of you who have been my friend, customer, mentor, and source of boundless humor at times.  I don’t think anyone has ever been so blessed and privileged to have been entrusted with the guns of the finest people on the face of the earth.  Through the ups and downs you have always been there for me and it’s an honor I can’t quite put into words.  So I offer a simple “thank you” and wish everyone ten rings and ragged holes.

John “GunDoc” Baker