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Ben2K
December 28, 2010, 02:50 AM
Can anyone recommend a good gunsmith in Western Washington state? Preferably in Eastern King County. I need to get a trigger job done on a pistol.

balin
December 28, 2010, 08:29 AM
Carl at Federal Way Discount Guns has hi ratings from everyone that has used himthat I know of.

ksblazer
December 31, 2010, 03:21 AM
I can't recomend one in King county. It you were in pierce I could.

I did a gunsmith search on Yellow pages and these businesses came up.

http://www.yellowpages.com/seattle-wa/gunsmith?g=seattle%2C+WA

Ben2K
December 31, 2010, 03:25 AM
The key word in the original post is recommend!

ksblazer
December 31, 2010, 12:42 PM
As I mentioned in my previous post I can't recomend one. If you can't get any help on this forum. I would try calling a few gunshops and see who they recomend.

thinkingman
December 31, 2010, 12:50 PM
My go-to guy, the sightman, moved to Roy.
I would call DJ's and see who they recommend.

Ben2K
December 31, 2010, 05:56 PM
thinkingman wrote:
My go-to guy, the sightman, moved to Roy.
I would call DJ's and see who they recommend.

I've used Angie Butrick before, and was very happy with the work he did. Searched for him in the Renton area before posting this query, but couldn't find him. Now I know why. Thanks.

Unfortunately, according to his web site (http://www.thesightman.com/), (which needs updating), he has moved to Raymond (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=raymond,+wa&sll=47.673988,-122.121512&sspn=0.100793,0.193977&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Raymond,+Pacific,+Washington&z=12), not Roy. That's really out of the way. :(

Scorch
December 31, 2010, 06:32 PM
Taylor Machine in Puyallup.

Bart Noir
January 4, 2011, 02:40 PM
Not too far off in geography:

There is a gunsmith with a shop in Sam's range and gunshop, just off Hwy 99 in south Everett. I don't remember his name but he seemed like a nice guy. You will have to call Sam's to get his number.

But he specializes in working on bolt-action rifles. That may be not what you need.

Bart Noir

BigJimP
January 5, 2011, 12:26 PM
What kind of gun / it makes a difference on who I'd recommend ?
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Apparently he has a Kel Tec P 11 9mm ....that he wants work done on.

DJ's Loan and Sport in Bothell has a gunsmith - Ben / and I suggested he go up there and talk to them ...consider replacing the mainspring, maybe polishing the hammer strut a little ....see what he can do relatively inexpensively. I don't own a Kel-Tec but a buddy has one, and its a pretty poor trigger, so I understand the OP's frustration with it. I know its more of a "pocket gun" than anything ...and they designed it with that long and heavy trigger pull intentionally.

I also suggested testing the trigger with a good gague to start with - then taking the gun down to a bare frame / good cleaning and lube ... and see if it makes a difference - maybe polishing the hammer strut (a little ) so the spring rides smoother on the strut / maybe calling Wolf - and see what they might recommend for mainsprings in that gun -- that would lighten the trigger a little / but still maintain its reliability.... but if he considers it a carry gun / he might just have to live with it the way it is .... but I have no personal knowledge of the internal workings on a Kel-Tec ...so I'm just trying to come up with a couple things that will often work on a variety of DA guns.