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March 23, 2019

To bring you up to date:

  Still shipping stuff..  Going forward with retirement (slowly) plans and that entails moving to a smaller house, nearing completion now - still here in Prince George - with limited shop space.  A lot of guns, especially long guns, are now gone, although I still have some to get rid of, and some ex-prohibs to re-register.  I am keeping this website going for the foreseeable future, but plan to spend more time looking after Jean :) Look for deals, still a lot of cool stuff here!  



    This is a state-of-the-art 38 Super Colt IPSC race gun.  Single stack, ideal for shooters with smaller hands.The whole package needed to start - or go all the way to the top - in the Open Division.  Also would make a fabulous casual shooter!  Set up for a right-hander, belt is 34-38.  The setup comes with 6 - 10 rd Shooting Star mags with base pads (and the holders), an Armco modular holster (the fastest - I stopped making them when the cost to build them far exceeded what I could sell them for).  Mounted is the popular and easy to use OKO red  dot sight, a handy thumb rest...The pistol is checkered, hard chromed, wears a hi-rise beavertail, alloy trigger, extended mag. catch,  S&A mag well - everything absolutely top rate - and it has a gorgeous trigger pull.  The barrel shows at least 40,000 rounds of accurate life left in it.   Approx. 1000 pcs 38S good brass, Carbide die set...Or a simple barrel change makes into a 9mm... $2390  complete - Will consider selling gun only with 2 mags- $1400  :) - And let's talk trades...  Last chance before I send it back this spring :)

A friend bought this brand-new 9mm STI Trojan and test fired it - then put it away!  A lovely semi-custom pistol that came from the factory with lovely rosewood grips, match-grade fully supported stainless barrel, all top-class internals, stippled front strap, two stainless magazines...$569 off the new price, not counting shipping - $1848 out the door!


This is a beautiful one-of-a kind customized Para-Ordnance 45 built by me at Armco (and I won't building any more!)  Done for an IPSC shooter, now passed away, it incorporates everything we could think of:  Coned barrel, FO sights, match STI hammer & sear, contoured and hand checkered frame, beavertail and (large) S&A magwell, lovely exotic wood grips with stainless screws, complete IPSC kit including 5 10 rd mags, RH Bladetech holster, 4 CR Speed mag holders, and a CR Speed inner/outer belt.  Total cost to build it was well over $3500 20 years ago, now a safe-queen since Steve's death...$1900 out the door! This gun is incredibly accurate and easy to shoot well, and has barely been broken in!  You could win an IPSC match with this today - or amaze your friends at the range!

Here is a lovely 38Super single stack race gun (Open Class) originally built by Joe Dlask and modified by me at Armco. Specs are:  Colt frame, Caspian slide, scalloped and lightened, Briley Match barrel/bushing, Dlask blended mag well, Dlask trigger and hammer, extended mag. catch, 20LPI hand checkered frame and backstrap, Cmore STS sight (small crack in lens not noticeable when shooting), Dlask exotic wood grips with steel inner guards and custom grip screw escutcheons.  Thumb guard as well as thumb rest, Wilson SS ambi safety, Armco stainless comp. Six stainless 10 rd magazines with storage pouch, 36-40 belt and holster and mag pouches, spare fitted extractor/keeper, and 2000 pcs good brass, half of it primed.   $1400 out the door :)


This S&W Model 59 is the forerunner of all the "Hicap" 9mm's we see today, and today's RCMP pistol is based on  it. Besides being a piece of history, this is a very nice pistol to shoot!  Soon being re-registered to Restricted, it comes with two 14/10 magazines.   Once registered as restricted - $800 - no tax..

    Here is a 6" Smith& Wesson Model 14 in 38Special, usually known as the "Target Masterpiece". Incredibly accurate and economical to shoot, who needs a Magnum, anyuway? A little wear on the outside shows it was used, but the the bore and all innards are wonderful! (38's just don't accumulate the wear and tear that 357's do)  Smith & Wesson's superb target sights front and rear, Pachmayr rubber target grips and S&W's fabulous trigger are guaranteed to make you look way better than you are!   $719 out the door!  Sold, Greg :)


Another one I've had for a long time, and never got around to firing, although I did fit the other grips  :)  A Model 15-3  38 Special with the  8 3/8" barrel, target sights, trigger, and Pachmayr grips. I do have the original target grips as well - shown.  $790 - out the door :)   On hold, Sylvain  :)  

  S&W Model 39-2. This wonderful 9mm pistol is registered as prohibited but thanks to a very slightly longer barrel is being re-registered as a restricted.  These shoot very well and feel great in the hand.    $790 all in once the re-registration is finalized :) 

 Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months).  And sometimes I'll be accepting a nice trade-in on something, so new stuff will show up  :) Watch for some interesting and neat guns.  

My drop-in/visiting hours are still Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3. It has turned out to be a highlight of my week. As before if you're traveling from out of town we can make other arrangements :)