Matt Babb has been working with firearms since he was 14 years old so it’s no surprise that he would open a gunsmith shop as part of his pursuit for the “American Dream.” When you find a business owner who truly enjoys the work they do, you typically find them in high spirits. Bentwood Gunsmithing is half gunsmith and half comedy club…Or at least that’s the impression I got after spending a few hours laughing hysterically with both Matt and Miles. Clues to the underlying sense of humor are spread throughout the shop.
It’s not uncommon to find the employees, of most gun related businesses, open carrying on the job. Matt, Miles, and the shop cat, which is affectionately named “SHI-THEED”, are packing heat on a daily basis. SHI-THEED’s hair brush is specially outfitted with a tactical sight to ensure the most accurate brushings possible.
Bentwood Gunsmithing is a full service shop that can handle any gun problem or request you can throw at them. Whether you need a threaded barrel and new suppressor, a trigger job on your Springfield XD, or the pink AR-15 with 24k gold plated highlights that you’ve been dreaming about, they’ve got you covered. Matt also teaches armorers & reloading classes.
Once your firearm has been built or repaired, you can test its functionality in their 100 yard indoor shooting range. Don’t like the trigger pull? No problem, the shop is right here and your trigger can be adjusted on the spot. Better to find out now than when you’re out at the range and don’t have the necessary tools to make the adjustments. Of course, not all guns are welcome at the indoor range so when Matt offered to let me shoot his M79, 40mm grenade launcher we had to take the party outside.
As far as customer service goes, apparently Matt is the best there is. I haven’t seen an Employee of the Month record like his since Vince Downey set the Super Club record in 2006.
In 2008, Bentwood Gunsmithing opened this location on the same grounds as the Desert Hills Shooting Club located at 12801 U.S. 95 South in Boulder City, NV. Since this artcle was posted, Bentwood Gunsmithing has relocated and is now sharing space with Long Mountain Outfitters.
Tuesday – Saturday:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The map below reflects Bentwood’s current location in Henderson, NV