I had a simi auto under warranty and sent it back to Beretta in Maryland for repairs. Less than a 3 week turnaround from my home in CO and the gun is fixed along with a detailed report on what was done, includiding test firing. Still if you are paying for the repairs, I would select one of these fine smiths mentioned on this thread. gyrine
"Phil both are highly capable of doing anything that Cole can do and I suspect for less money. cole seems awful proud of his work."
Jeff this not an attempt to start an argument. I have not dealt with Cole in about 5 years now(because there have been know problems since he last worked on mine)the last time he worked on it. I broke a hammer in the gun in the middle of a handicap event.
I call and asked to talk to him and was told he was very busy and couldn't come to the phone. I was told that if I left a number he would get back to me. He did in the evening of the same day. I told him that it had a problem and I didn't know what was wrong. I described the noises it was making and told him to go through the receiver and replace anything that was worn or even questionable.
When the job was done less than 2 weeks in the busy season just before hunting season. He sent me back a detailed list of the work done. Also a bag of parts that were removed and replaced he installed a locking bolt and tightened the receiver. The gun was very tight and acted like a new gun.
For all of this he charged me $281 returned shipping included in the bill. If anyone including you feels that this price is out of line. Then the other you mention must be working for nothing.
I am aware that it was five years ago and the prices I am sure are higher now. I do not however think I was treated badly at all.
grnberetcj there may be other gunsmiths that are as good there may be other gunsmiths that are that are better. I simply stated a factual experience that I had to Jeff as he seem to be saying that Cole was expensive.
Now I have multiple poster on this thread explaining Jeff's point of view. Funny thing is he is entitled to his point of view and I never said he wasn't. From the rebuttal I am getting evidently I am not entitled to my or at least the right to write to a specific individual. So I guess now when someone is asking for information I will just keep it to myself because what I have to say doesn't meet with everyone approval.
Jeff I had no intention of starting trouble as a matter of fact. I believe the first statement I made was that I wasn't looking for an argument.
For some reason of late every time I ask a question or make a statement I am either directly/non directly being accused of stirring the pot so to speak. It would seem that all of this election BS has everyone of their feed or they are just experiencing that time of the month.
Again it was not meant to be a attack on your opinion,. I am in the habit of addressing my post directly to who ever sparks a response from me that way there is no question as to who I am writing. I can also tell who is ignoring my comments.