COLE FINE GUNS & GUNSMITHING

A Note From Our Founder, Rich Cole

Rich Cole, founder of Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing, at shooting range with smoking shotgun
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Rich Cole, founder of Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing, at shooting range with smoking shotgun
RICH COLE
Founder of Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing

Rich is a true artisan with a lifetime devotion to the craft of gunsmithing. Growing up in Washington D.C. in the late 60s and early 70s, with no video games to waste the days away, his spent free time building models and other hands-on projects of his generation. Rich was introduced to basic mechanics and machine tool theory and operation as a youth by his dad, who was a scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics lab and a gunsmithing hobbyist.

In 1979, being in the right place at the right time, Rich was hired by Beretta USA who recognized his aptitude and eagerness to learn.

To this day, Rich is passionate about working with customers to select the right gun for their needs, achieve proper fit, and provide ongoing service to ensure proper function for years to come. With his extensive knowledge of a wide variety of the world’s best shotguns, at the end of the day, Rich believes that the basic Perazzi MX, the Zoli, Rizzini and Beretta 680 and DT series are among the best lines of guns on the market.

”Do What You Love, Love What You Do”
I went to work for Beretta in 1979 because I decided as a little boy that I wanted to be a gunsmith. Although my eccentric nature and independent streak meant I wasn’t quite cut out for the corporate scene, I am grateful for the knowledge and training afforded to me by Beretta at that time.
Over the past 40 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to hone my craft; I am humbled with the knowledge that I have been able to successfully carve out a unique niche that has allowed me to pursue my passion as a vocation. I have been rewarded by relationships with wonderful clients, peers, industry colleagues, and lifelong friends from all over the world. Many thanks and much credit to my Team, a growing staff of dedicated folks who are taking the Cole Brand to another level.
I’ll be spending a little time in each of our locations each year, training gunsmiths, doing fittings and custom work. Thank you for your business and support over the years. We look forward to providing the Cole Experience for years to come.
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Established in 1985, Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing is a family-owned and operated business serving shotgun enthusiasts across the United States and beyond. With a specialty and expertise in European shotguns, there is no better place to make your next purchase or access service. By focusing within this niche, we have developed the most extensive knowledge and greatest breadth of inventory and service offerings in the industry.

OUR MISSION

To serve our customers and industry partners utilizing our expertise and knowledge. To consistently deliver the Cole Experience; with quality, integrity and superior customer service a the core of all we do.

OUR VISION

To be the country’s most respected, trusted, and sought-after resource within our niche, fitting, sales, and technical service of European Shotguns. To consistently demonstrate the ultimate in product knowledge and skill, inspiring confidence among shotgun enthusiasts worldwide.

OUR HISTORY

In 1979, Rich Cole was hired by Beretta USA.

Founder, Rich Cole’s interest in guns began in his childhood and has resulted in a lifelong devotion to the craft of gunsmithing. In 1979, he was hired by Beretta USA and spent a number of years working between Beretta’s Accokeek, Maryland location and apprenticing in Gardone Val Trompia, Italy, where he received extensive training.

In 1985, Rich Cole continued and expanded his career in Maine.

Rich Cole moved to a small fishing town in Maine where he continued to do contract work for Beretta as well as metal restoration and shotgun repair while moonlighting as a lobster fisherman and in a machine shop.

In the years following, Rich quickly became known to shotgun enthusiasts for his skill and developing expertise.

Rich’s passion for the craft of gunsmithing has allowed him to build a career spanning more than 40 years, passing this knowledge on to a team of technicians who have worked for him for many years.

With his knowledge of a variety of the world’s best shotguns, he’s had the opportunity to work on fine guns made by elite gun makers.

Years spent building strong relationships with the top Italian shotgun vendors, has given us access to and understanding of the very best quality products and the ability to provide the highest quality custom shotguns.

One of the things Rich enjoys most is working with shooters on gun fit, stock modification and custom stocking.

He has become one of the industry’s most well-known and trusted technical authorities dealing with shotgun function and fit. Discriminating gun owners worldwide trust their fine firearms to Rich Cole’s expertise.

Having built an extraordinary team of conscientious, hardworking individuals in 4 shops located in Maine, Florida and Texas, we are committed to providing the best experience for our clients.

We offer personalized service and expert guidance simply not found elsewhere, enabling our patrons to make sound decisions regarding gun selection, gun fit, gun function and customization.

Voted the #1 Beretta Premium Dealer in the country for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Cole Gunsmithing specializes in the Sale and Service of European Shotguns. Beretta warranty service center offering best-quality gunsmithing in three locations Maine, Florida and Texas. Put 35+ years of experience and technical expertise to work for you when making your next shotgun purchase.
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Our Gun Shop Locations

NAPLES, FL
5740 Shirley Street
Naples, FL 34109
HARPSWELL, ME
21 Bog Hollow Road
Harpswell, ME 04079
SAN ANTONIO, TX
5931 Roft Road #37
San Antonio, TX 78253
SARASOTA, FL
Sarasota Gun Club
3445 Rustic Road
Nokomis, Florida 34275

Meet Our Team

Cole Gunsmithing is a family business with a passion for great customer service. Our team of gunsmiths and support staff believes that servicing your gun should be an enjoyable experience. That’s why, when you call Cole Gunsmithing, you will always speak to someone on our team that has personal, hands-on experience with the products we sell and maintain.
Jona Cole, Manager of Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing
JONA COLE
Manager
Jona Cole, Manager of Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing
JONA COLE
Manager
After a 20-year career in social services, Jona married Rich Cole and moved to Florida in 2010. Jona oversees most marketing, social media and business management functions. The Team Cole project is among her favorite 'work' duties as it affords her the opportunity to build relationships with youth shooters and their families from all over. She enjoys shooting and bird hunting when time allows and continues to marvel at the fact that she can actually break a target here and there or have some success in the field! Jona loves visits with her grandchildren and time with family and friends. Together, she and Rich enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, hiking and staying healthy through exercise.
Megan Cole, Operations Manager and Shipping Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
MEGAN COLE
Shipping Coordinator/Office Manager
Megan Cole, Operations Manager and Shipping Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
MEGAN COLE
Shipping Coordinator/Office Manager
Megan enjoys providing excellent customer service. She is responsible for managing the front office, billing, and shipping and receiving for Cole South; She takes great care in the packing and shipping of our customer’s firearms. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband Larry and their dogs Boomer and Lucy.
Brandon Cole, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
BRANDON COLE
Gunsmith
Brandon Cole, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
BRANDON COLE
Gunsmith
Growing up with Rich in the Maine shop has cultivated Brandon’s passion for fine Italian Shotguns. He works in the Naples shop and specializes in Beretta repairs, stock customization, stock fitting and sales. Brandon has also taken a special interest in the business of TSK adjustable stocks and has had training in San Antonio to become a Blaser certified gunsmith. Other than his love for gunsmithing he is passionate about exploring the outdoors and spending time with his wife, Alexis, his newborn son Phoenix and dogs, Hank & Gunner.
Kyle Lattrell, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
KYLE LATTRELL
Gunsmith
Kyle Lattrell, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
KYLE LATTRELL
Gunsmith
A native of Connecticut, Kyle started with Cole Gunsmithing in 2019 and since then, has gained a wealth of knowledge and skills in all aspects of the gunsmithing business. From the installation of adjustable combs and refinishing wood to custom triggers jobs and everything in between, Kyle is an invaluable asset to the team and continues to always push forward and challenge himself with new techniques and tools to add to his catalogue of gunsmithing expertise. In his free time Kyle enjoys shooting, working on his truck, and spending time with his wife Zoe and two dogs.
Pedro Molinari, Coordinator of TSK Sales at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
PEDRO MOLINARI
Coordinator - TSK Sales
Pedro Molinari, Coordinator of TSK Sales at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
PEDRO MOLINARI
Sales & Service Coordinator — TSK Sales
Pedro is Cole Gunsmithing’s TSK guru and is extremely knowledgeable in both the mechanical and sporting aspects of competitive shooting. Pedro can take charge and guide newcomers and seasoned shooters into making the right choice based on their individual needs, making sure that each and every customer feels secure and confident in their purchase. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two dogs, exploring trails on his dirt bike, shooting, and exercising.
Mark Meacham, Service Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
MARK MEACHAM
Coordinator - Service
Mark Meacham, Service Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
MARK MEACHAM
Service Coordinator
After growing up on the Bayou, Mark spent 34 years in the United States Armed Forces. Afterwards he retired and moved down to sunny Naples, Florida and subsequently "got his dream job" at Cole Gunsmithing. Mark oversees the Service Department and works side by side with the Gunsmiths to ensure accurate and timely completion of work orders that come to the shop. Whether your sending a gun in for a leather covered pad or a complete rebuild, Mark will be there to help you through the process.
Trask Sloan, Product Photography and Web Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TRASK SLOAN
Photography & Web Coordinator
Trask Sloan, Product Photography and Web Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TRASK SLOAN
Product Photography & Web Coordinator
Trask came to Cole Gunsmithing after working 8 years in both Hospitality and Healthcare security. He is responsible for product photography, product listings and promotional materials for the shop. He has a passion for music, art, and photography. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his son.
Tammy Martin, Accountant at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TAMMY MARTIN
Operations Manager/Accounts Manager
Tammy Martin, Accountant at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TAMMY MARTIN
Operations Manager/Accounts Manager
The newest addition to the Naples, FL team, Tammy has vast experience in Bookkeeping, Training, and Management. She is looking forward to meeting all of Cole’s customers! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and going to all the beautiful beaches Naples has to offer!
Dan Martin, Operations Manager at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
DAN MARTIN
Operations Manager
Dan Martin, Operations Manager at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
DAN MARTIN
Operations Manager
With national growth on the horizon, Cole Gunsmithing has taken the steps to bring on a business developer. Dan's task will consist of expanding the Cole brand nationwide, while still maintaining the Cole custom experience. Dan has transplanted to sunny Naples Florida, from the freezing winters of Chicago. Dan is excited for the opportunity Cole has provided.
Mark Meacham, Service Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
MARK MEACHAM
Coordinator - Service
Mark Meacham, Service Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Naples, Florida
MARK MEACHAM
Service Coordinator
After growing up on the Bayou, Mark spent 34 years in the United States Armed Forces. Afterwards he retired and moved down to sunny Naples, Florida and subsequently "got his dream job" at Cole Gunsmithing. Mark oversees the Service Department and works side by side with the Gunsmiths to ensure accurate and timely completion of work orders that come to the shop. Whether your sending a gun in for a leather covered pad or a complete rebuild, Mark will be there to help you through the process.
Trask Sloan, Product Photography and Web Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TRASK SLOAN
Photography & Web Coordinator
Trask Sloan, Product Photography and Web Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TRASK SLOAN
Product Photography & Web Coordinator
Trask came to Cole Gunsmithing after working 8 years in both Hospitality and Healthcare security. He is responsible for product photography, product listings and promotional materials for the shop. He has a passion for music, art, and photography. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his son.
Tammy Martin, Accountant at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TAMMY MARTIN
Operations Manager/Accounts Manager
Tammy Martin, Accountant at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Naples, Florida
TAMMY MARTIN
Operations Manager/Accounts Manager
The newest addition to the Naples, FL team, Tammy has vast experience in Bookkeeping, Training, and Management. She is looking forward to meeting all of Cole’s customers! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and going to all the beautiful beaches Naples has to offer!
Kelly Field, Manager at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
KELLY FIELD
Manager
Kelly Field, Manager at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
KELLY FIELD
Manager
Kelly grew up in Harpswell, Maine and was recruited to the team in 2008. As the office manager for Cole Gunsmithing North, she is responsible for oversight of all Cole North operations, including the website, product photography, gun sales, imports, inventory management, and other daily management activities. Kelly has a reputation as our wood guru and has built many lasting relationships with customers over the years. She enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, exploring the coast and is very close to her family and friends.
Melody Moore, Parts Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
MELODY MOORE
Parts Coordinator
Melody Moore, Parts Coordinator at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
MELODY MOORE
Parts Coordinator
Melody has a passion for great customer service. She heads up our Cole North parts department, fulfilling most of the parts orders, and coordinates orders with our friends at OMPS2 in Italy. Melody is always looking to expand her knowledge of shotguns, parts, and availability to better help our customers. In her free time, Melody enjoys spending time with her family, fishing in the summer and exploring the Maine outdoors.
Jody Leblanc, Shipping and Receiving at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JODY LEBLANC
Shipping & Receiving
Jody Leblanc, Shipping and Receiving at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JODY LEBLANC
Shipping & Receiving
Jody grew up in Harpswell, Maine and joined our Cole North team in 2019. She enjoys providing excellent customer service and is always eager to go the extra mile. She handles our packing/shipping department and takes great care to make sure your repair or new gun makes it to its destination safely and in one piece. She also handles all incoming repairs and contacts customers to let them know their repair has arrived, and when they might be able to expect it back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her family and her dogs and enjoys a good mystery novel.
Jim Bellegarde, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JIM BELLEGARDE
Gunsmith
Jim Bellegarde, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JIM BELLEGARDE
Gunsmith
Jim joined our Cole Gunsmithing team in October of 2001. Interest and passion for fine firearms and hunting led him to pursue this career. He performs almost the full spectrum of services offered here at Cole, including gun fittings, wood and metal refinishing, general repairs, as well as installation of Cole manufactured hardware. In his spare time, Jim enjoys hunting, hiking, reading, and collecting books.
Jacob Williams, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JACOB WILLIAMS
Gunsmith
Jacob Williams, Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JACOB WILLIAMS
Gunsmith
Jacob is our most recent addition to our Cole North team. He was welcomed into the family in March of 2021. He has always had the passion for guns, and so much so, when he entered the Marine Corp. His first preference was to be a gunsmith. He ended up instead, working on weapons systems for attack and utility helicopters. Outside of a drive to learn everything he can about fine shotguns, he also enjoys a wide variety of hobbies ranging from things such as 3D printing and virtual reality to shooting sporting clays and drone racing. If you stop in on a Friday, you are likely to find Jacob sporting R.E.D Friday, where he wears his red Cole shirt to Remember Everyone Deployed.
Jamie Baucom, Parts & Shipping at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JAMIE BAUCOM
Parts & Shipping
Jamie Baucom, Parts & Shipping at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing in Harpswell, Maine
JAMIE BAUCOM
Parts & Shipping
As the newest member of our Cole North team Jamie is responsible for the receiving and processing of customers' incoming repairs. She also packs and ships all firearms and parts orders. Most of her day is spent handling the phones, helping with gun sales, parts orders and everyday questions from our customers. Jamie grew up in Harpswell and moved to the next town over after having her first child. She is a proud mom of two teenage boys and spends her time with family and friends enjoying going fishing, swimming, camping, attending her children's activities or just hanging out and spending quality time together. Jamie moved back to Harpswell in January of 2021 and joined the Cole team in June.
Andre Gorjup, Operations Manager at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing San Antonio, Texas
ANDRE GORJUP
Operations Manager
Andre Gorjup, Operations Manager at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing San Antonio, Texas
ANDRE GORJUP
Operations Manager
Andre is the newest addition to Team Cole and comes to us with over 15 years of industry experience ranging from tool and die manufacturing to gun building, gunsmithing, and product development. He is our resident Blaser specialist and leads the San Antonio location as it's Operations Manager. In his free time he enjoys shooting sporting clays, leading a cub scout den and spending time with his family and friends.
Kurtis Grover, Service Coordinator and Apprentice Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in San Antonio, Texas
KURTIS GROVER
Service Coordinator, Apprentice Gunsmith and Salesman
Kurtis Grover, Service Coordinator and Apprentice Gunsmith at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in San Antonio, Texas
KURTIS GROVER
Service Coordinator, Apprentice Gunsmith and Salesman
The newest addition to the Cole Gunsmithing family, Kurtis is responsible for sales, receiving and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the shop. He is a competitive International Trap and general shooting sports enthusiast. He is also a Level 1 NRA certified shotgun coach and has volunteer coached for the Youth Trap Team out of Norway Paris Fish & Game Club in Main for several seasons. A recent graduate of the Colorado School of Trades gunsmithing program, Kurtis utilizes everything he has learned thus far to assist customers in their purchases and educates them on shooting sports in general.
Joe Mandracchia, Salesman at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Sarasota, Florida
JOE MANDRACCHIA
Sales
Joe Mandracchia, Salesman at Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing in Sarasota, Florida
JOE MANDRACCHIA
Sales
Joe has been a salesman in the firearms industry for 8 years. In addition to working with customers out of the Sarasota Trap and Skeet range in Nokomis, FL; Joe is also an NSCA certified instructor, NRA Range Officer and has been the head coach for the FishHawk Dynasty SCTP youth shooting team.
Gianna Santo, Shooting Instructor at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Sarasota, Florida
GIANNA SANTO
Sales & Shooting Instructor
Gianna Santo, Shooting Instructor at Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing Sarasota, Florida
GIANNA SANTO
Sales & Shooting Instructor
Born in Bridgeport, CT - Gianna began shooting at the age of 10. She has since become a Master Class Sporting Clays Shooter, NSCA Level 1 Instructor, NRA Level 1 Shotgun Instructor and SCTP Certified Instructor. She has recently relocated to Southwest Florida and is based out of the Sarasota Cole Gunsmithing location where she assists Joe with the day-to-day operations and continues to train and instruct others. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the US and shooting with her dad.

The Cole Experience

A DIFFERENT KIND OF GUN SHOP
A One Stop Shop, Offering Superior Service
We are a different kind of gun shop and the experience you’ll have is one you won’t easily find elsewhere. With our knowledge and relationships, we are in a unique position to offer a vast array of products and custom services. We’ve built a solid reputation through our work with new shooters, youth shooters, ladies, world champions and everywhere in between.
With our decades of experience and solid reputation, why go anywhere else?
We’re Here to Help You!
Let us give you the most important information, answer your technical questions and present your options. We are NOT just trying to sell you a gun today, we want to build your trust and a relationship for the future. We’ll tell you the truth about what you need— even when it doesn’t result in a sale for us. Refreshing, right?
Our staff is knowledgeable about the products we offer, we aren’t guessing and we only sell products we believe in; we take the time to ensure you get the information you need to feel comfortable with your decision.
Gun Fit Consultation? We’ve Got That!
One of the first things to consider when purchasing a shotgun is gun fit. Cole Gunsmithing knows about gun fit and knows that a stock that fits correctly is essential to optimum performance and accuracy. Each shotgun sale conducted in-store comes with a complimentary basic gun fitting consultation to determine whether a stock modification is necessary. We strive help you understand the dynamics of a well-fitting shotgun. Our staff can assess what needs to be adjusted and we can do it in- house. If you already have a gun and feel that it may not be quite right, let us help you achieve proper fit by assessing whether certain modifications could improve your performance and increase your comfort and enjoyment. We are available for gun fitting by appointment.
Service After Sale? We’ve Got That!
We earn your trust and your business by providing an experience that keeps you coming back for years.