Our Key Personnel
Fred Cianciolo at age 10 wanted to be a "Gunsmith". Instead of having baseball
or football players as idols, he had P. O. Ackley. At age 14, he started attending trade school for Machining &
Tool making. After service in the U.S. Army, he attended Pennsylvania Gunsmithing School. After completing school and
graduating in 1971, he worked for Colt, Mossberg, Pederson, Williams and many other gun related companies. He owned
and operated several gunsmith shops, sporting goods stores and also worked as a hunting guide.
From handling raw materials at the factory to serving customers; from using the tools of the trade in
the military to use in the hunting field, one would be hard pressed to find a person with more knowledge or experience.
Jane Cianciolo has known Fred for 40 years. They have been married
for 25 years and have several children, but one between them, Eric age 24. Guns have been a part of her life.
Her father shot match pistols for the U.S. all over the world while he was in the Air Force.
Living in West Texas one naturally gravitates to shooting sports.
From 22 rifle shooting in the 4-H, to skeet and target shooting in Explorer Scouts, to hunting deer, dove, quail, squirrels,
and the occasional duck, Jane even likes to shoot paper targets while test firing customers rifles.
She is the first contact for our company. She will take all the pertinent
information and work out details. This is just one of her "real jobs". She also works at a local Nursing
Home as a LPN, Weekends, 1st Shift and is currently back in school obtaining her RN. While some don't like
to talk to the answering machine, it is just a tool, We will call you back. "I have found that while talking
to the customers, I really enjoy getting to know them, their hunting or shooting likes & dislikes, as well as knowing
about their families."