Gun Digest Books Releases Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition


The first edition of Modern Custom Guns hit bookstores 16 years ago. This month, Gun Digest Books puts the “modern” back in the title with the release of Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition.

Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition packs an abundance of information and 200 color photographs into its 208 pages. In addition to the spectacular photography filling the pages of Modern Custom Guns, readers will also gain insight into the creation process and the industry with features that put the spotlight on today’s most talented men and women artisans. Features include an examination of how today’s guilds for stockmakers and engravers are making a difference and the histories behind some of today’s master craftsmen and women.

For beginners looking to educate themselves on the art, the included complete custom gun maker glossary gives them a vocabulary for better understanding and discussing the craft. Experienced collectors and those looking to start a collection will enjoy referencing the complete artist listings included in Modern Custom Guns.

Renowned firearms authority and author Tom Turpin is at the helm of this latest edition, bringing a wealth of experience and an exceptional interest in the art of creating custom guns. With Modern Custom Guns, Turpin aims to showcase the unequaled craftsmanship behind every custom masterpiece on the market today.

“I write about custom guns because I’m a big fan of custom guns in general and custom rifles in particular,” Turpin says. “My preference runs to classic styling, and I follow the principle that if any one facet of a custom rifle immediately jumps out at you, it is surely overdone. Quiet elegance is best for me.”

Explore the beautiful world of custom firearms with Turpin’s Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition, available now at and all major booksellers.

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