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Episode Info: Gunsmithing is a trade that has been part of our culture & history for centuries and some may think it is a dying craft but, as you will find out, that is not the case. Michael Tulowitzki is the owner of MJ Tulo Gunmakers & has been gunsmithing and building custom guns for over 40 years. He also shot competitively for decades, taught clay shooting at the Olympic Shooting Grounds in Atlanta, Georgia & is now heading up a new gunsmithing program at the MT Training Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. Michael talks about his passion for guns starting as a boy in Long Island, NY and what drove him to chase the dream of gunmaking. He also talks about why he started shooting competitively, the high & lows of teaching shooting & the gunmaking process from the wood to the engraving. Aside from gunmaking Michael has also owned & trained Brittany Spaniels for over 40 years and shares a few stories of training these beautiful dogs. This is a podcast full of all kinds of great information that will leave you with some awesome stories & a better idea of what is takes to be a connoisseur of this amazing art. SHOW NOTES:1:02- Podcast start an intro custom gunmaker & gunsmith Michael Tulowitzki from Grand Prairie, Texas.2:58- Michael talks about why he is in Grand Prairie, Texas and the brand new gun smithing school he is heading up. He talks about being recruited to help start and run the Gun Smithing Program at the MT Training Center and how cool it is to be able to put his stamp on the program and pass down his passion for a trade that a lot of people may think is dying.7:09- Michael talks about how many people think the trade is dying but that is just not the case. He talks about how guns are the only thing in the world that do not have built-in obsolescence because guns are something that can be made hundreds of years ago and still work flawlessly today.9:45- Wood vs Plastic Stocks. Michael talks about the top quality guns that are out there that aren’t necessarily that expensive. He talks about not really liking plastic guns because of the difference in the feel and the quality of wood stocks and how he feels that plastic stocks do not have a soul and the wood stocks can tell so many different stories from past use.12:46- Where Michael’s passion for guns originated from and what stopped him from g...
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