The Gun from Hell

Have you seen this gun?

You may have seen this floating somewhere out in the wild internet. The gunsmith guru is none other than TJ of TJ Custom Gun Works. If you’re not familiar with TJ, you may have come across some of his ads and articles from the past in Combat Handguns, Soldier of Fortune, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Custom Combat Handguns, etc. plus a couple gun books sold through Paladin Press.

TJ has been gunsmithing since 1982 and in 1986 Combat Handguns saw what TJ can do with guns, well as they say the rest is history.
Like most gunsmiths, TJ started in pistolsmithing on Colt 1911’s and S&W revolvers and rifles.
He eventually went on to doing re-work and new exotic modifications. For example TJ worked on the Browning BDA .45. Afterwards the Browning BDA was renamed and dubbed the Sig Sauer P220.
It didn’t take long for local local police department to switch over the the Sig Sauer P220 and spread quickly all over the U.S. Many Sig work kept flowing in. These officers knew that reliablity is something that will save their lives and its what TJ offered with his wizardry gunsmithing skills.

TJ has done custom work for every walk of life that you can imagine. Doctors, lawyers, actors, police, FBI, Secret Service, ministers, bikers and bodyguards.

TJ also works on other guns besides the Sig Sauer such as re-working the Beretta’s, Colt’s (and copies of course), S&W’s (both auto & revolver), Taurus, Astra, Star, AMT, KelTec, Charter Arms, Desert Eagle, Browning, Ruger and Rossi.

If you’re still unsure of what TJ customizes, here’s an excerpt from my conversation with him:
AmSJ: What types of customization do you do?
TJ: I mainly only do handgun work these days. Some repairs & reliability issues, and some custom work. My true specialty is the internal action & trigger work, the improvement of the function & reliability. Unfortunately, no one cares to see photos of the polished internal parts, people want to see the pretty finish’s & compensators (I really hate doing comps, but I have been making them since the mid 1980’s). Recently I have been converting several Beretta 92 pistols from SA/DA to SAO (Single Action Only), fabricating parts for other guns that parts can not be obtained for, and then standard work like Sig Sauer overhauls & customization (Also 1911, CZ75, Beretta, S&W revolvers, and many others in the past weeks).

AmSJ:The custom work that you do, is it for design/aesthetically for looks? or, is it performance based? Like for some that are into competition shooting or maybe for personal defense.
TJ: My old magazine ads used to have one line of text aside from my contact info, and that was “Duty Actions to Full Exotics”, I think that says it all. I prefer doing the actual internal gun work, and I do it better then anyone else (yes, really), rather then the aesthetics that anyone can do. I am very happy to do a $200 job, but I am also happy to do a nice $5000+ full custom competition pistol as well. I just want my customers to be happy, and come back again and again years later for more work, THAT is the core of my working principals.

AmSJ:Are they mostly experienced shooters, plinkers or gun collectors that ask for your expertise?
TJ: I would say more are experienced people, guys that want something better then stock, and better then the mis-represented “factory custom” guns.
I have been gunsmithing and inventing for 35+ years now, I have made several inventions for guns, some have been copied, many have not. I like doing stuff no one else does, it is more fun. Look at my old gun photos and you’ll see more fun stuff when I have more free time, like the “gun from hell”.

Here are what his customers are saying about TJ’s work:
“TJ took my Colt Commander and turned it into machine art. It’s one of the finest firearms I have ever seen. And that’s inside and outside. TJ is a proud craftsman and a stickler for getting every last thing just right. Unbelievable his attention to detail. My Commander is one of a kind, an heirloom and a shooter, thanks to him. ~ Martin Hildreth”

“I had a basic action job, but a few tweaks and courtesies during the process enhanced the whole experience. In the end the work is clean, polished and professional, I’m shooting better, and I value both the tool and my experience all the more because of the high standard of work. There’s nothing else to know, nothing else matters. – Roger A. Cope”

“I am writing to say thank you for the amazing work you did on my Sig P239 and say that I endorse your work 100%. I had the level 3 package plus jewling the barrel. After receiving my firearm and emailing a bit TJ threw in jewling the extractor as well because he thought it would look nice. He also polished the barrel tip and guide rod tip. After taking the gun out to the range is shoots as nice as it looks. I am very happy and completely satisfied with the workmanship and quality of the finished product. I would recommend TJ to any gun owner I know and will use him again. – Dustin Marks”

If you want to get in touch with TJ Custom Gun Works for any gun works, you can email TJ at Obviously, you can check out TJ’s website at


LARS has developed and tested new materials for the demanding armament industry that are being used on the new FSX Gen.II. chassis also TCX Gen.II. The aim was to make new titanium-composite parts in the most demanding kits for mechanical functionality and alloy-composite in standard grade aluminum grade AA7075 aluminum parts.
This industry focus on developing new materials is primarily intended to maximize quality and reduce the price of our products. This chassis includes all the features required by the most demanding competitive shooters. Chassis FSX Gen II and TCX Gen II is a completely customizable system designed to fit all Remington 700 clone actions and few other models.The shape of this chassis carries the LARS DNA … a lightly recognizable forend.

• FSX Gen.II, chassis LARS, LA, SA
• Multi-Calibration Adapter System
• fully adjustable
• compatible with AICS magazines
• material: Aluminum, Polymer Carbon Composite, Stainless Steel, Rubber
• weight: 2750 grams / 6,063 lb
• dimensions: 900 mm (folded: 680 mm) / 35.43 “(folded: 26.77”)
• two length dimensions of the front
• picatinny rails 2pcs
• integrated barricade system
• available to the right and left hand
• surface colors: black, desert, green, stealth graphite, white
• oversized trigger guard and magazine release for easy manipulation with gloves
• finger grooved rubberized Ergo grip.
• composite detachable base removable for easy trigger maintenance or tuning
• tool-free adjustable cheek rest
• tool-free adjustable length off pull
• tool-free adjustable butt pad
• this fixed stock remain fully adjustable while staying lightweight.

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New Source for Top-Line Bolt Rifle Parts

YHM launches Graham Brothers Rifleworks with MARC Sport chassis for marksmen.
Within the firearms industry, the name Yankee Hill Machine is almost unavoidable when it comes to quality, affordable, American-made modern sporting rifles, components and accessories. For over 65 years YHM has proven itself as one of the leading developers of suppressor technology and modern sporting rifle accessories that will stand the test of time without breaking the bank. Now, having established themselves in that market, YHM is branching out with a new division, one that focuses on a premier product line and a particular customer.
Enter Graham Brothers Rifleworks, the premier product line for the precision marksman. This new brand will focus on top-of-the-line accessories and equipment designed for competition and long-distance shooting, primarily for bolt-action rifles. The MARC Sport chassis system is the brand’s initial release.

When developing this new superior chassis system, not only were accuracy and weight considered, but ergonomics, durability, adaptability and comfort were as well. Graham Brothers is currently in development of both supporting and stand-alone products for the precision shooting sports. With the experience learned through the success of YHM, Graham Brothers Rifleworks has established itself as a premier choice for the precision marksman.
Available for Remington and Savage platforms in both short and long actions, the MARC Sport can be optioned with either an A2 or carbine stock adapter. The chassis features “V” bedding for improved accuracy and will accommodate recoil lugs up to 3/8 inch thick. An integrated thumb rest allows for multiple grip positions for maximum comfort and precision.

All chassis accept AICS-style magazines and feature an ambidextrous magazine release lever. The chassis can also be complemented by two other accessories engineered to work specifically with the chassis.
The first and most notable is a handguard that extends the mounting surface of the chassis forward by 7.5 inches. It features M-Lok accessory mounting, Q.D. sling swivel points at front and rear locations, and is cleared to allow for large objective scopes.
The second accessory is an Arca-Swiss rail that accepts a wide array of adapters and accessories made to the RRS standard.
All the major chassis components are constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum and finished with a Type III Class 2 hardcoat anodize. Editor’s note: For more information, visit

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Lock it up with InvictaSafes

Owning a firearm is an important part of life as an American, but it also comes with responsibilities. Leaving your firearm unsecured is a risk for so many reasons.
A child can find it and try to play with it, it can be stolen, or an intruder can even take it and use your own self defense tool against you. Being a responsible gun owner is the only acceptable way to be a gun owner, and that means properly and safely storing it.
But how that is done can be very restrictive. What are you going to do, keep it locked up in a safe hidden away in a closet? That used to be the only option, until InvictaSafe came along. There are so many reasons to have use InvictaSafe for your firearm, from safety to security to being able to showcase your gun the way it deserves to be.

Keep You and Your Family Safe
Improperly secured firearms lead to tragedies. Having a gun in your home can keep you safe if you use and store it responsibly, but if not it can be a deadly risk. The excitement and awesome nature of firearms would make any child or teenager want to see it and get their hands on it, but if they are able to get to your gun then that can spell disaster.
Keeping your firearm secured in a safe is the only surefire way to keep it away from members of your family or visitors that should not be near it. The secure lock on InvictaSafe will mean you can rest easy knowing your children won’t be able to touch your firearms until you know they are ready.
But being a responsible gun owner doesn’t mean you should be ashamed of your firearm or treat it like something bad that needs to be locked away and hid. InvictaSafe allows you to not only secure your gun but also display it, so your family and visitors can see that you are not only a responsible gun owner, but a proud one. And your children being able to see you firearm every day will show them that it is not something to be afraid of, but something to treat with the respect and admiration it deserves.

Protect Your Gun From Theft
When you get a gun, that firearm is meant for you and only you, and no one should be able to come into your house and take it. If it is stolen in a burglary, not only is this lost property but it can be used for an awful crime and you are in danger of being framed. Even worse, if your gun is taken during a home invasion before you have the chance to get it, then the tool you bought to protect you and your family is suddenly being used to hurt you.
Whatever the scenario, having your gun stolen is nothing short of a disaster. That’s why you have InvictaSafe. Complete with low tech and high tech security, InvictaSafe is the perfect way to keep your gun in your keeping.
Built with 12 gauge steel and ballistic glass, no one is getting through that to steal your gun. As secure as it is though, it has patent pending designs to ensure simultaneous quick access to allow you to get it the moment you need it, so you can be ready to protect your family and your home at a moment’s notice.
There are also additional security options you can choose to include, such as an alarm that will go off if your InvictaSafe is tampered with at all, and a GPS tracker to ensure you know where it is at all times through an app on your phone. With InvictaSafe, you can have the security of knowing that no one is getting near your gun without you knowing about it.

Display Your Firearm Like a Work of Art
Your gun is a beautiful thing, and there is no reason not to treat it that way. Being a proud, American gun owner should mean not feeling you have to hide your gun away or pretend it doesn’t exist. You got your firearm for a reason, and that was to protect you, your home, and your family. Does that sound like something you should hide or be ashamed of? With InvictaSafe you are able to display your firearm the way it should be: for all to see.

Whether it’s in your home, your office, your bedroom, or your man-cave, you can showcase it to impress any visitors, and to remind your family that you are keeping them safe. With LED lights and a customizable background, and the ability to remove the frame and change it to whatever you’d like, you can make your firearm stand out and catch everyone’s eye. You also have the option to add an engraving to the glass, whether you want to do display the firearm’s name, a clever motto, or anything else.
Having your gun on display will be an impressive attraction to any visitors, and also be a bold statement: don’t mess with this house.
InvictaSafe can be used for so many reasons, whether it’s security, responsibility, or just to add a cool and beautiful showpiece to your home. Be a responsible gun owner, and be a proud one.

WMD’s GunSling ShotShow 2019

WMD Guns LLC: The Only Source for Performance Coated Products, Firearms
and Services in the Industry: Booths #2601 and S2226 Firearms/Products.

*** Register to Win Your Own Beast® ! ***

WMD Guns is the leader in providing performance coated firearms, parts and surface solutions to OEMs, distributors, dealers and consumers. Our arsenal of coating technologies provides the largest selection of performance coatings in the industry. Come to SHOT Show 2019 Booth #2601 where we feature our premium coated firearms and components, and Booth S2226 in the Supplier Showcase.
• NEW PRODUCTS DISPLAY: New this year is our SlingStockTM, a new, patented buttstock
with an integrated, retractable sling. It is focused on optimizing performance of the LE professional. The Slingstock is interchangeable with Mil Spec collapsible buttstocks and accommodates single-point and 2-point operation from multiple attachment points and methods.
The 7-foot mil-spec webbing adjusts to any length and locks using a one button operation. All controls are designed on the centerline for ambidextrous operation. “Threat ready, never a burden”.
• New .224 Valkyrie Long Range Beast takes the AR-15 well over 1,000 yards with accuracy.
Also available as components: .224 Valkyrie/6.8 SPC NiB-X BCG’s and 20” and 22” 1:7 twist .224 Valkyrie barrels.
• New .450 Bushmaster Beast
• New .458 SOCOM Beast Upper Assemblies and Rifles.
• Accent Kits to personalize your AR
• Coating Patterns for Special Make Ups.
Our Coating Upgrade Program is Back! For dealers you can now offer upgrades and refinishing for your customers through our dealer coating program.
WMD Guns Contacts:
Public Relations/Marketing/Distributors: Holden Kriss, , 772-618-1788.
Manufacturers/OEM: Wynn Atterbury, President at or 772-618-1792.
Dealers: Barbara Proctor at or 772-618-1795.
Special Products & Coatings Development: Mike Vetter, or 772-212-1456.

Vortex HD Binoculars & Spotting Scope

Vortex ® drops an optics hammer with their all-new Viper HD Binoculars
Viper ® HD Binoculars: If seeing is believing, you’re about to believe. The all new Viper HD binoculars are an optical
masterpiece, giving hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a premium option without the premium price tag.

The HD optical system delivers stunning resolution, color fidelity and edge-to-edge clarity. Lenses fully-multicoated with
XR™ antireflective coatings provide critical low light performance – turning waning light into game-spotting
opportunity. A super-wide field of view promotes fast subject acquisition and more efficient glassing.
Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek® – an ultrahard, scratch-resistant fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the
corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The smooth center-focus wheel dials in your image for sharp viewing. Soft and comfortable twist-up eyecups are perfect for
extended glassing and provide customized eye-relief for the viewer.
A short-hinge design and rubber armoring with perfectly-placed thumb detents makes the new Viper HD’s a dream to hold,
protects against impacts and ensures solid purchase – no matter the weather conditions. 100-percent waterproof, fogproof
(purged with Argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
From a physical size and weight perspective, they are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size binos on the market – a
noteworthy attribute when gear consideration can be measured in grams.
Includes GlassPak™ chest harness – keeping your binos at the ready while providing comfortable, protected, strain-free,
all-day carry.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Binoculars are covered by Vortex’s legendary, lifetime, unconditional,
no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
8X42 (MSRP $639.99)
10X42 (MSRP $649.99)
10X50 (MSRP $729.99)
12X50 (MSRP $739.99)

Viper ® HD Spotting Scopes: A high-end spotter, without the high-end price tag, the new-for-2018 Viper HD

spotting Scope Series stands poised to dominate as a best-in-class-optic. Packed with features and incredible
optical performance, hunters and shooters are sure to appreciate, these spotters bring far off subjects in for a
closer look – and do so with impressive clarity, resolution and color fidelity.
The HD optical system coupled with lenses fully multi-coated with XR coatings, delivers stunning image
quality and low light performance. Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek – an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant
fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The ultrasmooth, fluid, and sleek helical-style focus, dials in your image for ultrasharp viewing, as well as keeps
the spotter’s profile trim for ultimate packability. A utilitarian feature, the large surface area of the helical focus
is easy to find and operate – even when wearing gloves. The twist up eyecup on the included eyepiece ensures
customized eye-relief for the viewer.
Adjustable collar allows the spotter to rotate for comfortable, versatile, multiangle viewing. Rubber armoring
protects the spotter from impacts and delivers unfaltering in-the-filed durability.100-percent waterproof,
fogproof (purged with argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Spotting Scopes are covered by Vortex’s legendary,
lifetime, unconditional, no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
20-60×85 Angled (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Angled (MSRP $849.99)
20-60×85 Straight (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Straight (MSRP $849.99)
About Vortex Optics: American, family, and veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces and
distributes a complete line of premium binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, tripods and related accessories. Dedicated to exceptional quality, value and unrivaled customer service, Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, transferable, lifetime VIP-warranty. Built
on more than 20 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex is rapidly emerging as a leading brand in the optics market.

Vortex – The Force of Optics |

Gebben Miles named Champion of Inaugural Aguila Cup

DECATUR, TEXAS – June 20th, 2018 – The Inaugural Aguila Cup has successfully concluded at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds with 400 shooters in attendance. Gebben Miles has been named High Overall Champion for the CZ-USA Main Event of the monumental competition with a 2-day total score of 197 out of 200. Rob Romero was named the Brownell’s Triple Threat winner, being awarded a $5,000 prize pack with a combined 3-event score of 254.

The Triple Threat winner was determined by a combined score, based on time and points in the Rimfire Challenge, 3-Gun Challenge and Blaser Five-Stand. Aguila Ammunition is also proud to name Miles the High Overall Champion for the Promatic Prelim with a score of 99 and High Overall Champion for the Blaser Five-Stand with a score of 88. Team Aguila shooter Corey Kruse was named High Overall Champion for FITASC with a 2 day score of 96.

Other top finishers of the Aguila Cup are Mark Itzstein, taking home first place in the Tandemkross Rimfire Challenge Open, Jack Copeland, first place in the Tandemkross Rimfire Challenge Limited, and Keith Garcia, first place in the Lucas Oil 3-Gun Challenge presented by Strategic Match Design.

The 3-day multidiscipline-shooting tournament ran from June 14th-17th and consisted of Sporting Clays, Five Stand, FITASC, 3-Gun, and Rimfire categories. Each category was broken into various shooting divisions and cash and prize packages totaling $65,000 were awarded. The Aguila Cup also featured NSSF First Shots programs for new shooters and a private A Thousand Horses concert on Saturday night.

“We are so proud of all the Aguila Cup shooters and are humbled by the outpouring of support and camaraderie we saw this past weekend,” explains Kristi Heuring, Director of Marketing for Aguila Ammo, and Tournament Director for the Aguila Cup. “We wanted to host a family-friendly shooting event that highlighted the positive attributes and fun nature of our shooting sports. The caliber of sponsors, shooters and families that joined us in doing that is truly gratifying.”

“For three years we’ve hosted the Copa Aguila in Mexico, and wanted to bring the same excitement to our home here in Texas,” states TxAT/Aguila Ammunition President Leon Brener. “The shooting sports are an exciting yet challenging industry to be a part of. It’s events like this that bring us all together to promote liberty and celebrate our freedoms, while inspiring new and youth shooters to join this lifetime, sovereign expression, training and responsibility. We look forward to an even bigger Aguila Cup next year.”

Aguila Cup sponsors include: Midwest Gun Works, CZ-USA, Lucas Oil, Strategic Match Design, Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association, NRA, NSSF, Blaser, Briley, American Tactical, Bangers, White Flyer, Brownell’s, Westside Sporting Grounds, Able’s Ammo, Rocky Creek Sporting Clays, Tandemkross, Lone Star Outdoor News, Promatic, eRicher, Hunters HD Gold, Midsouth Shooter’s Supply, Williams Shooting Supply, Rovel Construction and DeCrosta Construction, Aimpoint, ORCA, and Sun Optics.

For a full list of Rimfire and 3-Gun scores, visit All Sporting Clays scores can be found at Aguila Cup is returning to Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds for its’ second year June 20 – 23, 2019.

Inaugural Aguila Cup Results Press Release – PDF File
Inaugural Aguila Cup Press Release – Word Doc
Gebben Miles Photo
Aguila Ammunition/TxAT Logo Files

About Aguila Ammunition
Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.

About Texas Armament & Technology
Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) is the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets. TxAT specializes in distributing high-quality brands around the globe including distribution into the Mexican market. From marketing strategy, planning and implementation to operational optimization and logistics, TxAT has the experience to bring products to market both domestically and abroad, delivering solutions that deliver results.

For more information on Aguila Ammunition, visit the company website at or contact:

Kristi Heuring
Texas Armament & Technology/Aguila Ammunition

Tampa Bay Aea CO Celebrates 5 Years of American Manufacturing

ODESSA, FL. Feb. 2013 – Darlene Cary, Founder & Executive Officer of Can Can Concealment, LLC, encourages women to pursue product ideas that they are passionate about. In November of 2012, after a 40-hour handgun training course, Darlene went to several gun stores to look for a concealed carry holster and was surprised at the lack of options. Who better to provide solutions to women’s needs than a women?
That’s when she designed a holster for herself and Can Can Concealment was born.
She’s been sewing professionally since the age of 14, is an award-winning costume designer, author and sewing educator. Darlene was regularly seen on national television for over 18 years and is trained in European tailoring and couture.
It makes sense that a single idea would grow into a line that includes a size for every woman, a style for every gun and a holster for every wardrobe choice!
Her son George Cahill left his career as a cruise ship entertainer to help her with the family owned and operated business in 2014.
“We never would have made it this far if George didn’t jump on board four years ago”, she recalls with gratitude. Today George wears many hats including generating ads, graphics, IT and websites, attends trade shows and account management.
In addition to encouraging women to take responsibility for their own safety, Cary states that sourcing their raw materials and keeping manufacturing in the USA is an important part of Can Can’s mission. She said, “Manufacturing on our own shores and creating American jobs is a big part of what motivates me to go to work every day!”
Cary combined her love of shooting and sewing to produce a remarkably secure, comfortable and stylish line of holsters for women. What began as a backyard hobby has grown into a manufacturing business that supplies the predominantly women’s line to over 225 gun stores both domestic and Internationally. Darlene’s grass roots approach through social media has women requesting their local Gun Stores to stock the Can Can Brand. Speaking about her customers Cary says, “It’s women like our Can Can Gals that make what we do worthwhile!” You can find information about Can Can Concealment holsters on their company website:

The Hip Hugger Classic Holster is the most versatile option in our collection and works with apparel separates. Holding up to 4 firearms and 3 magazines the Hip Hugger incorporates the safety features found in every Can Can holster.
Holstering tabs, weapon retention magnets and non-slip silicone are all built into this mil spec elastic, compression
The feminine Hip Hugger is available in a size for every woman
and a style for every handgun. Made in the USA! Sophisticated,
timeless, and in a class of its own, Can Can Concealment Holsters are the premier choice for concealed carry women everywhere.