Gunnar's Restricted Handguns


Update,  May 19, 2018

Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here and wheeling and dealing :)  I will be clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months.  Watch for some interesting and neat guns I've been hoarding.  And the prices will be reasonable  :)  Also some reloading material and books!  If it's something I like, I'll even take a trade!

 Hours of Operation - My revised drop-in/visiting hours are working well! Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3 gives us those times to visit, and talk. 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 :) 

Even Justin Trudeau wouldn't call this one of those dangerous hide-out guns!  This is a really impressive revolver, not just for its size.  The caliber of this Performance Center custom is 500 S&W and the first time I fired a few rounds out of one of these (mind you it was a rather shorter one), I gave up after 3 rounds.  This one is a lot nicer to shoot as it's rather beefy! Custom carry case, very few rounds fired - Now $1500 out the door with one $80 box of ammo... 

  This is Ruger's wonderful SR9 in 9mm and do these ever feel nice in the hand - especially smaller hands like mine!  Looks new but actually has a couple hundred rounds through it, case, lock, 2 mags, paperwork, these sell new for $700 (that's almost $790 out the door in BC!)  This one's $479 out the door.  Case is reasonably sized, so shipping within BC/Alberta will be less than $25... no more than $32 to most of the rest of Canada.

This a very special custom STI 2011 Tactical 10mm, totally built here, and so far only test fired.  The trigger pull has to be experienced, and the whole gun got a tuning and smoothing up you can really feel!  Some features: Cylinder & Slide match disconnector and sear, EGW skeletonized hammer, Wilson extended magazine release, Fiber optic front sight, special adustable tactical rear sight, fitted Tactical magazine well, 5 tuned 10 rd magazines with custom holder, factory  case with lock and manual. Something like it (not really close), but without 4 of the $120 mags or a lot of other extras, is now available from STI for $3700 - Hmmm  This one is better, and now $3000 out the door... 

  This  HK P2000 in 40 S&W is truly as-new with factory case, grip inserts, two mags,  paperwork.  This is barely Canada-legal as a restricted pistol and feels sooo good in the hand, with a lovely trigger -  Now $590 trades?

  A  brand new-in-box Ruger SR1911 45 Commander in  stainless steel.  Original box and all papers, plus a factory soft case and two magazines.  In the stores, these sell for $1100 to $1250.  Now $900, out the door!  Sold, Rob  :)

  This Beretta Model 96A1 is in 40 S&W caliber and almost new at 50 rounds.  2 mags, loader, lock, manual, case and all accessories.  Now  $696 - out the door  :)

  This is my own personal 1911 - a custom 45ACP/400 Cor-bon I built on a Colt Series 70 frame and slide many years ago.  Shortened to 4.875" with a coned bull barrel, full length guide rod, Ambi safety, old-style beavertail, spur hammer, carbon fiber trigger, lovely crisp trigger pull, Wichita target sights, Scuplted frame and slide, extended mag release, 40LPI hand checkering front & back, built-in mag well, on a 1/4" shortened grip frame so overall height stays the same, and a lovely shiny nickel finish. Wears a mounting plate drilled and tapped for a standard Weigand scope mount, and  comes with an additional .400 Cor-Bon barrel and recoil spring as well as a set of dies.  A 45 case goes in, you add primer, powder and a .40 bullet, and presto!  You have a milder, flatter-shooting, deadly accurate 40 (the 45 is exceptionally accurate as well, of course!)  .45 dies available as well, if wanted.  The last time I shot this, I won the Standard Division in IPSC with the 40.  It's FAST with 155 grain bullets! $1450 out the door :) 

Did you know what Wild Bill Hickok carried and used? A pair of .36 caliber Navy Colts like this, except his were the octagon - barreled ones with ivory grips.  This a gorgeous italian replica built for Navy Arms...  $249  all in  :)

This is the latest S&W "Range & Carry Kit" M&P 40 caliber.  Almost new, comes with 4 mags, holster, magazine loader, grip inserts to suit your hand size. Very few rounds - $619 - out the door  :)

  This is a really special Custom STI Trojan.  Original caliber is 40 S&W, with an extra, custom-fitted SVI Infinity barrel in 357 SIG.  The SIG barrel was fitted for target shooting and is extremely accurate (typical of most bottle-neck rounds).  Gives you the option of lots of different bullets/loads with potentially very low recoil,too. Includes a stainless ammo gauge for loading the 357 rounds so you get them headspaced properly, on the shoulder :)   2 magazines, factory case and extras, fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear.  Lovely thin factory Rosewood grips.  Barrel fitting just done by Clarence here, so test fired only with the 357 barrel, under 1000 rounds on the 40 barrel (which is darned accurate as well!  This is a very high class pistol, selling for around $2500 in stock form with one magazine.  We added over $500 to it - will sell now for $2490 out the door, for a like-new custom target automatic. 

  This 45 ACP has a a coned match barrel, STI adjustable sights, (fiber optic in front), match trigger and components such as hammer, disconnector, etc. Is this trigger squeeze - can't really call it a pull - ever nice - we can make it a tad stiffer for less than expert shooters).  Pachmayr grips, Custom stainless Magwell, ambi safety, a very effective Armco 5 port compensator, of course this pistol is incredibly accurate and would be a natural for the powerful Armco 45-08 round. A 200 grain SWC at 1500 makes for very effective bear medicine! Great as well for high velocity 45ACP rounds, or standard loads, even soft target loads, with a recoil spring change. This fire-breather can feel like a .32!   2 mags, more available - $990, out the door  :)

     This is a state-of-the-art 38 Super Colt IPSC race gun.  The whole package needed to start - or go all the way to the top - in the Open Division.  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 coud 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 - absolutely top rate - and it has a gorgeous trigger pull.  The barrel shows at least 40,000 rounds of life left in it.   Approx. 1000 pcs 38S good brass, Carbide die set...  $2390  complete - or will consider selling gun only without the extras - let's talk  :) 

 A nice Dan Wesson Model 15 in 357/38.  All original, not new but these guns don't seem to wear out  :) Acknowled to be the most accurate revolvers around, and famous for their interchangeable barrels -  $590 - trades?  Sold, Sylvain  :)


    Did I say Dirty Harry?  This is the one! The 6.5": Model 29-2, with wooden presentation case and cleaning equipment.  Almost unfired, this one shows minor pitting from storage, and if it were me, I'd restore it  :) It is/would gorgeous!  Wooden grips are almost perfect, box is in great shape with a little wear showing inside.  $799 - on hold  -   :)   Now sold, Cameron :)  

  Of all the SIG-Sauer pistols, the 220 series, especially this 45ACP version, is by far my favourite!  The grip shape and size is perfect (it's a single stack so that figures).  Lovely trigger, and it's extremely accurate.  Three factory mags - Impossible to find a full-sized SIG much under $1500 - this barely used one is $790 - trades?  Sold, Jeff... 

  Just in -another lovely 1911 Race Gun - this one in 9mm...  Built originally for a Lady IPSC Competitor in 38 Super by the top pistolsmith in the US at the time, retired in favour of a 2011 Hi-Cap pistol - (built by me) - and now refurbished with a new match 9mm barrel, and a lot other neat stuff.  Still as tight and accurate as new!    This gun really has all the bells and whistles, from hard chroming to fine-line checkering, a gorgeous trigger pull and my favourite sight - the PDP4 on a custom ARMCO mount with thumb rest.  Flared, extended mag well, extended checkered mag button, custom cocking handle. This superlative pistol will function with factory 9mm's (boy, is that soft-shooting) or "Major 9" handloads.  Six 10 rd tuned mags, mag holders, a super-fast right hand Double-Alpha holster, just add your size belt! To replicate this today you'd pay over $5000. Now $1890, including a very nice multi-gun case.   sold, Gord  :)

This late-model Taurus 357 Tracker is the 6.5" barreled model with integral barrel ports and the very soft in the hand ribbed grip.  A joy to shoot, even with hot loads, and I'm estimating between 1500 and 2000 rounds, mostly 38 Special, down the tube.  Now $549...  Sold Bob Y  :)

   The  Jericho (Baby Desert Eagle) 9mm is a heavier-built version of the famed CZ775 and many of the parts (including mags) will fit.  Good sights, 2mags and an accessory rail make for a great soft-shooting accurate pistol.  $490...Now sold, Kris  :))

  Here's a very nice Taurus 24/7 Pro in 45ACP  :)  5 mags, hardly used, fiber optic sights, $399  out the door...  Sold, Mark  :)

  This is really nice! Not very often you find a Colt New Service (dated 1916) in this condition.  These were issued to the Northwest Mounted  in  455 Eley Caliber and later changed out in favour of such "man-stoppers" as .38 S&W, .38 Special.  Hmmm.  This one will also fire the much more common 45 Colt, a lot easier to come by, and a little more powerful, too :) Modern target grips in nice condition, plus the original bakelite ones with a small chip out of the lower rear.   Tight lockwork and in remarkable condition overall. $790 - trades?   Sold - Robin  :) 

  Norinco NP40 (CZ clone) in the powerful 40 S&W caliber  -  with two mags - Armco tuned - $369.  In both 40 and 9mm (with two 9mm mags) $449 - trades?  sold :) 

Here is a traditional-looking (and feeling) 1911 45 I built a few years ago for a local friend - and I built it as if it were for myself!  He started competing with it in IPSC, and did quite well, actually, until he was no longer able to shoot.  This pistol is now on the market, very smooth and accurate, with a lovely trigger,  grooved Pachmayr grips that really feel good, larger fixed sights, and nothing unneccessary, just a solid, great-shooting 1911 with likely 100,000 rounds left in it!  $449 - trades?  Now sold - Greg  :)

    This very special indeed - the first 22 Magnum!  The 22 Remington jet - a potent little screamer in a Model 53 Smith  K frame target model.  These came with a two position firing pin and 6 handy inserts so you could shoot 22 rimfires as well.  Not quite as loud as well as a lot cheaper.  Very few rounds fired, and these are 1966 - made and rare!  $899 with the ammo, out the door!  Sold, Gord  :)

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

This is my much-loved Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Model II in 455 Webley, of course!  All original, issued to the British and Canadians in WW1.  Lovely internals, finish and grips, even has the lanyard ring.  Shoots great, and is quite accurate (at least it was when I was younger and had better eyesight!)  $690 - out the door :) On Hold, Peter  :)

  This Walther P38 is the early aluminum-framed Police model, in 9mm, and shows very little use.  Barrel and internals look new and the parkerized slide and barrel do, too!  One original magazine - $499 out the door  :)  These pistols feel sooo good to shoot, and I find them ridiculously easy to get good hits with.  ON hold, Peter  :)

Here's that brand new Sig-Sauer  .45 P220 Equinox I've been promising:)  Fondled but never fired, this is a $1550 (very beautiful) pistol I am disposing of at far below retail.  Combination Tritium/fiber optic sights (a year old so still nice and bright!) have you ready to excel day or night.  2 stainless SIG magazines...  $1249 out the door :) Sold, Brian  :)  

The Sig-Sauer P226 Mark 25-10 Navy model 9mm pistol is justly famous, and you can tell as soon as you handle it, much less actually fire it.  The grip feels great, even to a 1911 guy like me, the trigger is superb, and with the last one I fired, the accuracy was great :)  Case, all paperwork,  3 magazines, Tritium night sights, this lovely gun is 2 years old and has less than 200 rounds fired.  New price is $1350 plus tax, this one is $1000, no tax!  SOLD ROB  :)

A  brand new-in-box RugerSR1911 45 Commanderin  stainless steel.  Original box and all papers, plus a factory soft case and two magazines.  In the stores, these sell for $1100 to $1250.  Now $900, out the door!  Sold, Rob  :)

This is Jean's CZ75, one of the earliest ones (not one of the painted "Jungle" ones from the mid eighties.  This was Jean's competition pistol until she went to STI's, now with a new Storm Lake barrel, custom safety, and a gorgeous trigger pull.  Only 1200 rounds on the new barrel (45,000 on the old one), and it is super-accurate!  Will compete with the best bullseye guns :) I fitted the famous Wichita sights prized by bullseye and Silhoutte competitors (can't get'em any more :(  so the gun won't qualify for IPSC Production any more, but what a nice Standard gun! A piece of history that shoots well!  $1000 out the door with 2 10 rd mags  ON HOLD  :)



 Finally good news!  The Crown has announced a Stay of Proceedings!  While they were not willing to listen two years ago, I guess now they were, and have dropped all charges.  Our guns and other property are to be returned (still ongoing), and a lot of guns that were on hold can now be transferred :)