American Pistolsmiths Guild


Dedicated to Excellence in the Pistolsmithing Craft

Jim Garthwaite


Shop Info

Since 1977, my shop has specialized in modifications to the Browning designed 1911 and P-35 pistols for duty and concealed carry. Through my close association with all the quality pistol and parts manufacturers, I have the ability to offer my customers a wide range of options to customize their pistol for individual preference and need. My work with the members of the American Tactical Shooting Association, instructors from most of the major shooting schools across the country, various Governmental, Military, and Police Special Units, and my practice of carrying a concealed pistol every day has given me a unique insight to help give the customer the very best in a defensive pistol.

I personally perform ALL the work on a customer’s order (with the exception of Industrial Hard Chrome and Tritium Sight Inserts) so that you can be assured of meticulous attention to detail, fit, finish, and most importantly, function.

In 2004 the members of the prestigious American Pistolsmith’s Guild chose me to represent them as Pistolsmith of the Year. I was very honored, to say the least, to be given such an award and recognition of craftsmanship from my peers.

  • Founding Member American Tactical Shooting Association/NTI
  • Life Member NRA
  • Life Member USPSA (L-473)
  • Certified Affiliate Instructor-Defense Training International
  • Certified NRA Instructor
  • American Handgunner Club 100 (1987)

Contact Info

JIM GARTHWAITE, PISTOLSMITH, INC.

email@garthwaite.com

12130 State Route 405
Watsontown, 17777

570-538-1566

http://www.garthwaite.com

Guild History


  • Member in good standing
  • 2004 Pistolsmith of the Year
  • APG Board of Directors
  • 2007 Presidents Award

 

 

Handgun Brands


  • Modifications for Colt “O” frame and Springfield 1911
  • Browning Hi-Power for duty and carry
  • IPSC
  • Steel Challenge pistols

IN BUSINESS SINCE 1979.

Specialties


  • 1911
  • IPSC
  • Steel Challenge

Work Performed


I personally perform ALL the work on a customer’s order (with the exception of Industrial Hard Chrome and Tritium Sight Inserts) so that you can be assured of meticulous attention to detail, fit, finish, and most importantly, function.