Dave’s mechanical aptitude was evident at an early age on our farm in Powell Ohio


Dave Loudin

The Gunsmith

Dave has been a Licensed Firearms Dealer and Gunsmith since 1972. Dave has more than fifty years repairing and customizing firearms. As a skilled machinist Dave’s has equipped his shop with the machines needed to provide the professional machining requirements of the gunsmithing trade. Dave attended Ohio State University where he completed the Pre-Engineering program. He graduated from Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management, Tri-County Technical College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science and Webster University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources and Information Systems. Dave received the Individual Proficiency Award at Ft Benning Georgia, is an Honor Graduate of the Army Aviation Helicopter Maintenance School at Ft. Rucker Alabama and an NCO Acadmy graduate. Dave spent forty years in the cutting tool industry in engineering and manufacturing management positions managing multi-million dollar multiple plant operations for major cutting tool manufacturers. Upon leaving industry he entered a new career as an adjunct professor teaching computer science and management courses at three local universities and colleges. All of this while perfecting his gunsmithing skills. Dave is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, a Life Member and 32 Degree Master Mason and a Life Member, Past Exalted Ruler and Past District Deputy in Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA Dave is a hunter, sportsman and competitive bass fisherman.
The Gunsmith