Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Forthcoming Frisco Gun Club hires master gunsmith
Dave Berryhill has more than 25 years experience in the industry, including a stint with SWAT.
FRISCO The Frisco Gun Club, a 43,000-square-foot indoor firearms range slated to open later this year, will be adding a master gunsmith to its already new team of professionals.
Dave Berryhill accepted the position and will be moving to the Frisco area in early August with his wife, said Brandon Johnson, the club's marketing director.
Johnson said the search for a master gunsmith came as a response to their high demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. "If you want to get service from a master gunsmith in the DFW area, it's a three-to-six-month wait," he said.
Christian Putnan, the club's founder and CEO, relayed similar sentiments on the backlog of gun servicing in the area. After sifting through a large number of applicants, he said he determined Berryhill was the right choice.
"He just represents the best gunsmith in the country I could find," Putnan said.
Berryhill brings over 25 years of firearm experience, including work in law enforcement and with a SWAT unit, according to a release. He has also worked in positions such as department armorer, firearms instructor, range safety officer, and member of a special enforcement unit.
But the definition of "master gunsmith" is subjective and ambiguous, Johnson said. Because of this, he said that when he asked Berryhill if he was a master gunsmith, Berryhill said he wanted to shy away from the title.
"There really isn't an industry standard [for the title of master gunsmith]," Berryhill said.
However, during the hiring process, Johnson said these were the things the gun club was looking for in its master gunsmith: at least 10 years experience in handling firearms, specialization in a certain firearm, training received from an institution, and instructional experience.
Where he'll be instructing was an appeal, too.
"I'm not only excited about the opportunity, but also excited about living in Texas," Berryhill said.
For more information on the upcoming Frisco Gun Club, visit www.friscogunclubinc.com or call 855-374-7262.
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