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American Handgunner March/April 2012 Digital Edition - Page 58
CHAMBeRS CUStOM ROY HUntInGtOn pHOtOS: CHUCk pIttMAn MIRROR IMAGe dUO A target Joe supplied with the set shows a 1.55" group for the “righty” gun at 50 yards. Ammo was AsyM 185 gr. Match. the lefty gun shot 1.8". RelIABIlItY, ACCURACY And AeStHetICS . tIMeS twO ’ve known Bob Marvel for some years now, and consider him a friend. But what does that have to do with Joe Chambers, who built this stunner of a set? Bob is, without a doubt, one of the top, rare handful of true master custom pistolsmiths in the business — period. Suffice to say I respect his work and his opinions. A few short years ago at the Shooting and Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, he came to our FMG booth with a young man in tow. “Roy,” he said, “I’d like to introduce you to Joe Chambers, a young I man who is working with me, learning how to build guns.” Before me stood a young man, intense and interested, acutely aware he had an opportunity presented to him when Bob offered to mentor him, and another now as he was being introduced to industry insiders at the SHOT Show. “Joe has a gun he’d like to show to you,” continued Bob. Out came the case and into my hands went a pistol that, frankly, surprised me. Some (most?) of the “This is a sample of my work” guns I see 58 WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • MARCH/APRIL2012