Custom Fitted Stocks
The making of a custom fitted gunstock at Elite Custom Gunstocks is a meticulous process. Before fitting a client, they must have a consistent gun mount to begin with for without one, there is no way to make a stock that will consistently work for them.
I do not use a "Try Gun" for fitting, instead I make a fitting stock. This insures a truly custom stock for each client from the design of the pistol grip, the fit of the palm swell, the shape and radius of the comb and so on, something that can not be accomplished using a traditional "Try Gun". The fitting stock is then sanded and shaped until a perfect fit is achieved, then it's off to the pattern board to check point of impact. When satisfied at the pattern board, we then shoot some targets to check fitting, comfort and performance. I then encourage them to take the gun home and shoot it for a while. When satisfied with the fit, and the final wood is picked out, we make an exact duplicate of the fitting stock. After it's fitted to the receiver and sanded, it's back out to the pattern board to check point of impact one last time. When everything checks out, the stock is finished to the client's specifications. The end result is a truly custom fitted stock.