One gun. One craftsman. That’s the operating philosophy for Roberts Defense, a high-end 1911 handgun maker based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Brock Patrouille, one of the company’s two pistolsmiths, explained the benefit to having one person building an individual gun is high quality and service. If a customer has an issue with a pistol, they could talk directly to the person who built it.
“We don’t just machine a box of frames and a box of slides and send them down the line,” Patrouille said. “The main benefit to having a single person build your gun is that that person is responsible from start to finish to make that gun perfect.”