American Pistolsmiths Guild


Dedicated to Excellence in the Pistolsmithing Craft

Walt Rauch


Contact Info

Rauch & Co, Ltd.

walterrauchI@compuserve.com

POB 510 2018 Spring Mill Road
Lafayette Hill, 19444

1-610-825-4245 Fax: 610 825 4191

Guild History


Walt Rauch received a degree from Carnegie Tech and completed service as a Special Agent in the US Army Intelligence. He was also a special agent with the US Secret Service and an Investigator with the Warrant Unit, First Judicial District, Pa.

Walt now operates his own consulting company, Rauch & Co., Ltd. for defense-weapon and tactical training, as well as expert witness testimony on firearms use and tactics.

Mr. Rauch is also a writer and lecturer in the firearms field and is published regularly in national and international publications. He authored the book, Real-World Survival as well as Practically Speaking: an Illustrated Guide to the game, Guns and Gear of the International Defense Pistol Association a manual for anyone interested in the how and why of IDPA shooting events.