COLE FINE GUNS & GUNSMITHING
A Note From Our Founder, Rich Cole
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.
In 1979, Rich Cole was hired by Beretta USA.
In 1985, Rich Cole continued and expanded his career in Maine.
In the years following, Rich quickly became known to shotgun enthusiasts for his skill and developing expertise.
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.
One of the things Rich enjoys most is working with shooters on gun fit, stock modification and custom stocking.
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.
Voted the #1 Beretta Premium Dealer in the country for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.