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Apache Machine & Custom, LLC Where quality comes first

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As an avid competitive shooter and hunter, I expected a lot from custom guns and there were many times I found myself wanting something more—more accuracy, more reliability, more attention to detail. This drive for perfection began my journey to create that "something more", and, in 2007, Apache Machine & Custom, LLC opened for customers.

I spent years learning various gunsmithing and machining techniques from esteemed gunsmiths and master machinists, and took a few years of machine processes and CNC classes at a respected vocational college. I have since formed my own techniques and fabricated most of my tooling and specialized fixtures to fulfill my drive for accurate, reliable, quality, and great-looking rifles and single shot pistols.

The refinement of these techniques has turned into a demanding discipline but produces a top-shelf product. When you handle an Apache product, you'll immediately notice the details; flawless stress-free bedding, correctly-sized silky smooth threads, precisely machined and fitted components, and beautiful metalwork finishes. You'll also notice the downrange performance in the field or on the range—whatever your game.

In 2016, a new shop was designed and constructed exclusively for the purpose of building these rifles and pistols. The facility is 100% climate-controlled and features CCTV and monitored security, a machining and fabrication area, a bedding and assembly area, secure and organized components storage, a professional coating room with an updraft spray booth and commercial-style ovens, and a 100-yard test range right outside the back door. Stop by sometime; I think you’ll be impressed.

Precision Rifles

We offer custom rifle work on factory actions, such as the Remington 700, and perform builds on custom actions, including Defiance, Surgeon, Stiller, Impact, Vudoo, etc. Several options are available, including long-range precision hunting rifles, incredibly accurate smokeless muzzle loaders, precision-crafted gas-guns on the AR and LR platforms, precision rimfire rifles, and precision rifles specifically built for the demands of long-range steel plate competition.

We offer a wide array of machining services, including action truing, chambering with coolant-through-bore flush system, fluting, muzzle threading, and metal coating using Cerakote and KG products. Our premium pillar bedding is often described as “impeccable” or “robotic”, and considered by many to be some of the absolute best available anywhere. Additional services are available—pricing supplied upon request.

McMillan fiberglass stocks, Krieger cut-rifled barrels, and Trigger Tech triggers are examples of top-shelf components we regularly use. We do have restrictions on specific components—if it doesn’t meet our standards, we don't use it.

Surgeon 591 in 6BR
Defiance Hunter action with Proof CF barrel in 280 AI
Vudoo V-22 in 22LR JAE700 stock

Bolt Action Pistols

This is where it all started. In 1986, I bought my first XP-100.

We’re handgun hunters and competitors. We know XPs. The drive for both extraordinary downrange performance and equally stunning appearance from the Remington XP-100 platform has propelled Apache Machine & Custom to become America’s premier builder of long-range pistols.

Building a custom bolt action pistol is 90% the same as building precision rifles, but the ability to discern and execute on that unique and differentiating 10% is what makes Apache pistols stand out. Whether your game is smashing steel, eradicating vermin from the pasture, pursuing a trophy buck in the eastern woods, or maybe something a little larger like the elusive 6x6 bull or a heavyweight Alaska Brown, we can transform your XP into satisfying and rewarding hand-held excitement.

XP in 6.5 Creedmoor, McMillan GAP camo stock
Custom XP conversion to 22 Rimfire
XP stocks ready to go!


Precisely built firearms take time, and I won't rush a build for any reason. I personally perform every step and operation of each product that proudly wears the Apache "Fighting Man" logo. If it isn’t right, it doesn’t leave the shop.

I deeply respect and appreciate the decision to place your confidence and money in Apache Machine & Custom, LLC.

- Steve

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