Gents, why is everyone beating up CM? I think he asked an honest question. Maybe it's just not being able to read someone's tone in their message, but it seems somewhat hostile. He clearly enjoys firearms and wanted to help others out can't fault him for that. I'm nowhere near a gunsmith, and I enjoy shooting them more than working on them so I'm just bringing prespective from the other side and could see why CM would want to do something different with firearms. Not hating anyone's post either, it's all good advice. I've been burned by crappy smiths (the work provided side) and awesome smiths (business side), so I know being a smith is difficult to manage the business side with the art/craftsmanship side. And the guys who do it well are truely masters at it. But everyone seems hostile towards him. Maybe he needs a mentor, a good gunsmithing program, or a lawyer to set up a limited LLC? Maybe someone can point him in that direction. That just IMHO. Once again not hating on anyone that's just my perception.