American Pistolsmiths Guild

Dedicated to Excellence in the Pistolsmithing Craft

William D. Oglesby

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Oglesby Named Top Pistolsmith

  Master pistolsmith and world renowned exhibition shooter William Oglesby was awarded the American Pistolsmiths Guild most coveted annual award at our annual banquet at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill has been building fine handguns with special attention to highly tuned and modified single and double action revolvers. He can be seen shooting these fine revolvers along with rifles and shotguns on his Outdoor Channel TV show. Bill accepted his prestigious award and had these words to say: “Several years ago a group of free thinking men put their differences aside, sat down and created the American Pistolsmith Guild. These men were advancing excellence in business practices and ethics as well as aspiring for the highest levels of craftsmanship in our trade. The Guild is an organization leading the way in our industry. The innovations and invention coming out of the APG have been good for the industry and good for its members. Like all such men they had great forethought and a vision for the future - men like George Wessinger, Jim Clark, Jim Stroh and Ron Power to name a few. The Guild is now one of the elite organizations of our trade and is still advancing and encouraging ways to promote and help those young people who aspire to become part of our trade. With projects like our joint APG/Brownells scholarship program we help young men and women become the best they can be.” “Inspiration within the Guild still comes from the hearts and talent of men such as Alex Hamilton, Bill Laughridge, Ron Power, John Yanek and Marc Morganti just to name a few.” “When I as a young man, if I had been fortunate enough to know such men I am certain I would have turned out even better. So when such men and the organization they created bestow upon you their highest award it is very special and all I can say is thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart and God Bless you all.”        

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Oglesby & Oglesby Gunmakers, Inc

744 West Andrews Road
Springfield, 62707

1-217-487-7100 FAX: 217-487-7980

Guild History

Custom handguns for IPSC, PPC, plus custom revolvers, and duty guns. Exotic, one of a kind guns are our specialty; the wilder the better. We make parts and springs. Single action revolvers for single action shooters, fast draw, and exhibition shooting a specialty. IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970!


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Exotic, one of a kind guns are our specialty; the wilder the better.