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Dennis DeVault does it again, and again!!!!

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  1. kreith

    kreith Member

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    Since I saw another post about
    Dennis DeVault, I decided to add my story to the mix, because I received my
    DeVault custom stock back this past weekend.


    What Dennis DeVault and company
    can do to a stock is really a thing of beauty. Everything about what he does is
    top notch. I will try to give a summation of how my experience went with
    Dennis.


    After reviewing
    trapshooters.com looking for a custom stock maker, I called the two that were
    highly recommended. DeVault Industries and Wenig. I spoke personally with
    someone at Wenig's but I spoke personally with Dennis DeVault and he answered
    every question that came from my mind. I am sure that I was a pain in the rear,
    but he spent time answering each and EVERY question I had. I told Dennis that I
    would be in Las Vegas in September and that I would like to go and visit
    Cecil Fredi and look at the wood
    Cecil had and would Dennis mind. Dennis didn’t mind at all!!!


    I went out to Cecil Fredi’s
    house in Las Vegas looking for something unique and different. I found a great
    piece of Maple Burl with a perfectly matching fore end. I quickly snatched it
    up and traveled back to Chicago with my new Maple Burl blank packed securely in
    my suitcase.


    After two weeks of deliberation
    and constantly looking at that beautiful piece of wood staring me in the face, I
    decided to set up an appointment with Dennis. I arrived at his shop early in
    the morning excited to get started with the process. I met Dennis and his staff
    and was asked to put my gun together while he checked his email, etc.


    After I had the gun together,
    he made me mount the gun. After a few times, he said to me, "you shoot left of
    the target and usually miss the 1/4 angles if any." I was dumbfounded. He was
    actually 100% right. Those two targets are my hardest targets to hit. His
    crew at DeVault started making up my stock and fitting occurred throughout the
    morning. Around noon, I had a roughed and templated stock on my gun and we
    were heading to the range.


    Dennis continued looking for
    any issues I was having with the gun and ensuring the fit was perfect for me.
    After a few rounds, the gun was perfect and I was re-training my brain to not
    make any more adjustment for my gun shooting left. Now my gun was shooting
    where I was looking. What a rush!!!



    Finally got my gun back and was
    able to hit the range this past Saturday. I was only able to shoot 75
    birds, but after (2) - 25's and a 22, I was extremely happy with the fit.
    It was getting cold and I called it a day. After shooting 3 rounds of
    trap, it felt as if I hadn't even shot a gun that day. There was

    <i>ZERO</i>
    recoil and the gun was better balanced than the day I purchased it. If
    anyone has any questions about the process, please contact me by taking out the
    XXX's in the email.


    Cory


    >Here are some photos of what it was to what it
    became.








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  2. gdyll

    gdyll TS Member

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    There is no one better then Dennis when it comes to fitting stocks.I have owned several of his guns and currently shoot the last Mach made.It fits like a glove.When I miss it is operator error.
    Dennis is the best in the gun bussines.
    George Dyll
     
  3. max trap

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    Dennis is currently working on gun number two for me. Gun number three as soon as his schedule will allow. I consider him to be a true craftsman, but more importantly a good friend. Thanks Dennis...Cindy and staff for everything. Ed Grubbs
     
  4. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    I would like to thank Cory for taking good care of me this weekend. I took his gun and drove to Indiana on Friday. Saturday we went to the Cabela's to do a little shopping and then off to the gun club. Please say hello to everyone at the club, they were a great bunch of guys and treated me very well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Dennis DeVault & the Crew
     
  5. Sixshooter

    Sixshooter TS Member

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    I've seen several of Dennis's stocks and each and every one of them are impressive. I can't wait till the next time I need a new stock, Dennis will be the guy I call.

    Mark Zauhar
     
  6. jakearoo

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    These stocks are fun to look at. If others can post pics it would be nice. Regards, Jake
     
  7. tp

    tp TS Member

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    I just purchased Infinity #211 from Bob Schultz. If I can figure out how to post pics I will do so.

    Edited; I confess that modern technology has passed me by and I am unable to post pics. If someone will post for me I can email pic to them.
     
  8. steele

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    And Cindy had fix you up with a kick-ass recipe for cheeseburger soup!!
     
  9. tp

    tp TS Member

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    Thank you John, picture is on the way.
     
  10. kreith

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    st8shuter,

    I found that even with an adjustable RAD II system on my old stock, pre-Dennis, it didn't offer me enough ability to offset the stock and my comb was as far over to the right as possible. I was still shooting 3-6" left of center.

    My advise. Get out to your patterning board and see what your pattern is doing. Then see if you can adjust your gun to get your pattern back to center or what suits your shooting style. If all else fails, call Dennis DeVault, Cindy and the Crew and get in for a fitting and have something made to your shooting style.

    Good luck
    Cory
     
  11. Gavin

    Gavin Active Member

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    Wow!!
     
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