I read about this smith in Layne Simpson's book, but haven't heard about him again. His work looked great and I think he was from PA. Does anyone have any experience with this guy. If so can you post a story and picture. Also, contact info would be great too.
I posted a pic of my SS Woods 10mm colt under DiFabio's custom gun pics. Mr. Woods was from Maryland and left the business several years ago after a divorce?? I seem to remember. I too would look forward to his return to the business.
Steve Woods did gorgeous work.
Years ago, a shooting aquaintance of mine ordered a match set of pre-70 commercials built up. One .38 super comp gun, One .45 full house tactical gun. Both in full matte chrome.
The work was really nice and Woods was good to deal with according to my pal, although 10 years ago it took almost two years to get the two guns built.
I had heard that Woods was a psychologist who went back to being a counselor and that he absolutely hated to hand checker, although his checkering was as good as any I had ever seen. His guns reminded me of the best of the era-Nastoff, Gray, Liebenberg etc. They had a great "look" to them and worked well.
Oh yes, I know where those two guns lay dormant. One day, when the timing is right I plan on snagging them!!!!
Steve Woods did a Combat Elite for me about 15 years ago, perhaps longer. His work was perfection and I found him reasonable to work with. Funny about the comment about the checkering, he checkered the front strap, rear and slide release of my gun and made a major point of showing me that 'every diamond was perfect'. It was. It's hard for me to believe that Steve just walked away from this as he was so tallented. I've been out of the shooting sport for many years and am just getting back into it and have been trying to reach Steve to work his magic on a Commander CCW gun. Guess I'm out of luck.. If anyone learns that he is still in business, please let me know. Thanks jk [email protected]