May 7, 2021
Coming to you from Sanford, North Carolina, and the annual Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition at Deep River Sporting Clays. I have the opportunity to sit down with Steve Durren and Glenn Fewless, two professional members of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. Steve and Glenn are President and Vice President of the Guild respectively. We snuck away from the action at the Southern to talk about the Guild, its foundations and purpose, and what it means to be a professional member. We also speak about gunsmithing and gun making, and the differences between the specialties within the guild. We dive into the process of working with guild members to create your special bespoke shotgun or rifle, detailing at length the process. We end with a bit of conversation about single-shot falling block rifles, which happen to be something of a specialty for both of our guests.