Welcome, I'm Jim (jw) Thiel owner and operator of jw Custom. After having been a full time gunsmith for many years I have now sold my shop in Salina, Kansas and am no longer doing any general gunsmithing. I would like to thank all who have supported me since my move to Salina 8 years ago. I am setting up a small shop at my home and will only be taking in work on NFA regulated firearms. I will also be selling suppressors and other NFA items such as machine guns, short barreled rifles and shotguns. Handling NFA transfers will also be available.
I am a Vietnam Veteran and a former Police Officer. I am a proud member of the National Rifle Association, American Gunsmithing Association, National Association of Firearms Retailers and the United States Practical Shooting Association.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT; September 1, 2015
I have decided that the time has come for me to retire, I want to thank the people of Salina, the state of Kansas as well as across the USA for their great support and patronage. I have been blessed with many great associations and friendships that have developed over the past 8 years and hope to maintain those associations for many years to come.
The new gunsmith in Salina is going to be Skyler Braden owner of Hatari Firearms, LLC. Skyler will be operating in the same location as I was at 1018-B West Elm and will maintain the same telephone number, (785) 827-4700. As soon as Skyler gets his FFL from the ATF for his new location he will be in business we both hope that will not be later than the first of October. In the future I will post additional information about your new gunsmith and updated on his grand opening.
Thank You All