The American Pistolsmith Guild has announced a new category of membership. Apprentice Member. This membership is for those in training under a member of the guild, student at a trade school specializing in pistolsmithing or working for a manufacturer. This membership allows the apprentice the opportunity to build their skills through mentorship and access to the knowledge of APG senior members Apprentice member applicants must be sponsored by an APG member or a recognized gunsmith school or manufacturer. To obtain full membership, apprentices must work with members and inspectors to complete finished pistols for submission to the Guild. For an application form please contact APG President Daniel Batchelor firstname.lastname@example.org
God Speed Jim Garthwaite. It is with great sadness that the Guild received word of the passing of one of our outstanding members James "Jim" Garthwaite. Jim was a "pillar" of the Guild and a past "Pistolsmith of the Year" . Born and raised in Pennsylvania Jim served honorably in the US Air Force. married to his lovely wife Susan for 41 years. Jim taught many pistolsmiths over the years in the 1911 platform as well and the Browning High Power platform since 1977. He will be sorely missed by many. APG 2019 Gunsmith Student Scholarship Sweepstakes Winners!
Prize #1: Prize package including: one Custom .45 cal Springfield 1911 pistol with engraving. AVR$ ,800 Winner: Mr. John L . San Jose, CA.
Prize #2: Prize package including: one (1) each of: a Hogue fixed Blade Knife, Hogue Bench Mat, Powder River Precision XDM Extreme Trigger Kit (. ARV: 9.95. Winner: Ms. Sue W. Gravois Mills, Missouri
Prize #3: Prize package including: one (1) each of: Hogue fixed Blade Knife, Hogue Bench Mat, Cylinder and Slide 5-piece 1911 trigger pull set. ARV: 9.95 Winner: Ms. Holly C. Jacksonville, NC
Prize #4: Prize package including: one (1) each of: Brownells Gunsmith Screwdriver set with Oak Bench Block, and Hogue Bench Mat. ARV: 5.00. Winner: Mr. Daniel Q. Jacksonville, NC.