“Only accurate rifles are interesting” – Col. Townsend Whelen
High Country Firearms has been around since February 2001. Our Company goal is to build the most accurate rifle that is humanly possible, using the finest barrels and accessories available on the market today.
Bobby is a retired Police Officer of 32 years. He is a certified Firearms instructor for handguns, shotguns, sub machine guns, patrol rifles and precision rifle. He was the Rangemaster/Head Firearms instructor for his agency for 9 years. He has successfully competed in various shooting sports, including police pistol combat, service rifle, metallic silhouette, and cowboy action shooting, winning many awards and trophies.
Bobby has attended factory armor schools from Remington, Colt, Smith & Wesson, SigArms, Glock, Beretta, and various armor programs at Murray State College in Tishomingo, OK.
Bobby has been working in the gunsmithing business for over 22 years. Bobby started his gunsmithing career as a Police armor, and working on guns for friends and family. He started building PPC revolvers in 1988; and later deciding precision rifles were his real passion. At that time, High Country Firearms was created. Bobby apprenticed under several gunsmiths and machinists over the past several years, gaining knowledge and expertise.
Bobby is an avid Hunter, shooter and outdoorsman who takes great pride in his craftsmanship. Nothing leaves the shop carrying the High Country name until it’s as perfect as humanly possible. That’s his promise to you.
Words of Wisdom on Custom Rifles
At High Country Firearms, we specialize in custom-building rifles on Remington 700 actions, for shooters who demand the best in rifle performance. We use only the best barrels and components that money can buy. Is Benchrest your game, or Hunting? Sniper rifles have you excited. Whatever your interests, we can build a rifle to suit your needs.
Custom rifles are different for each person. The great thing about ordering a custom rifle is that the customer can create anything he or she wants – the sky is the limit. We have found that most people have a general idea about what they want in a rifle, but when it gets down to the nitty-gritty they’re not sure about the details. (Just because someone writes a magazine article about the latest greatest gizmo does’nt make it right for you!) We will help you wade through all the information and create the rifle that’s perfect for your unique situation.
We believe that if you are going to make the investment in a custom rifle, you should get exactly what you need and want. We don’t want you to say later, “boy I sure wish I had done something different”. We take the time to discuss your needs and make recommendations, after which, of course, you have the final decision.
*Disclaimer: Tax laws require the assessment of an 11% excise tax on the finished rifle if we provide the action for your custom rifle. Therefore we require customers to provide a new or used factory rifle to build your custom rifle with.