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 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. Additionally I am an NRA certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer as well as a National Range Officers Institute certified Range Officer.
As of September 15th I have officially retired from general gunsmithing, 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 here in Kansas and hope to maintain those associations for many years to come.
The new gunsmith in Salina is 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. Skyler is very talented in all phases of the art and his work is outstanding, try him I am sure you will be very happy with his work.
Thank You All