Dan Hanus is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, with a precision weapons background. Hanus built Marine Corps’ sniper rifles, the combat .45 pistol and the long-range M14 and guns for Special Ops and the U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team. Today he’s the head of the new Bergara Custom Rifle Shop, a part of Blackpowder Products, Inc. (BPI).
“Bergara brought me in to start their custom rifle shop and to build the highest-quality rifles that my team and I can build for our customers.” Hanus explains. “These guns are not production-line guns, and each gun is built by one builder. The customer has the option of what component parts he wants us to use to build his rifle. You can’t buy one of these custom rifles off the shelf. We guarantee sub minute of angle (MOA) with each one of these rifles we build, which is less than one inch at 100 yards. These rifles will shoot out to 1,000 yards. Media Day at the 2013 SHOT Show, with a 40 mph crosswind, we hit targets at 100 yards, with one of these custom rifles.”
To learn more about the Bergara Custom Rifle Shop, visit bergaracustomrifles.com.
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