E.R. Shaw Custom Rifles and Barrels

    E.R. Shaw was another recommended stop for me at SHOT. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a family owned business that has been making barrels for over 100 years. Their barrels are used by “some of the biggest firearms manufacturers”, and they also custom build rifles.

    They didn’t really have anything new this year, but they did have some of their custom built rifles on display (the newest thing they have is the Mark VII VS Custom). The ones that really caught my eye were the ones with their helical fluted barrels (which they are now in the process of trademarking).

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    They have a huge list of options that can be selected when building out a custom rifle (the Mark VII VS for example).

    Do any of you have a custom built rifle from them? Thoughts? Kudos? Complaints?

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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