Call me old fashioned, but I believe in liberty, duty, and that a man's handshake is his iron-clad bond. I also feel that honorable concepts like old-school craftsmanship, earning one's reputation via hard work, and letting one's ability and product speak for itself and stand on its own merit are being lost in an industry that seems to be trending more toward making a fast buck and racking up social media followers. Unfortunately, this means that customers who are trying to make informed decisions are being dazzled and misled by empty hype, snake oil tactics, bought & paid for publicity, and worthless endorsements from industry "celebrities" whose integrity is for sale.
Thankfully there are still a few real craftsmen and artisans hammering away who eschew hype and refuse to compromise their integrity just to buy the spotlight temporarily and make easy profit. Ben Simonson of Boresight Solutions is one such artisan. The mastery and innovation evident in Ben's work has brought him international acclaim, and his personal integrity has earned him an impeccable industry reputation. Small wonder that his work is in such demand and sought after by the most discerning clientele, even on the secondary market, where his work still commands a premium amongst the cognoscenti.
As a Police Officer, Firearms/Tactics Trainer, and dedicated student of the gun, I'm exposed to a wide selection of equipment, including customized firearms of varying quality and reliability. As such, I've come to the conclusion that making a gun look pretty and work ok under tame circumstances isn't particularly hard, and there are many in the industry whose work has gained immense popularity under the most superficial of standards, and have received glowing reviews from "experts' whose only qualification apparently is that they have a YouTube channel or Instagram page..no actual experience required. However, making a good weapon perform better under ALL conditions, and most important function utterly reliably on that day that everything else around you has gone wrong, is a much harder feat. Boresight Solutions builds custom weapons with worst-case scenario reliability in mind, while artfully incorporating unparalleled aesthetic refinement, for an overall package you can trust your life to and carry with pride.
I have known Ben for several years now, and have discussed his work philosophy with him at length. I've also had him do work for me personally, on my duty firearms, and have seen firsthand the work he has performed for not only my own department's SWAT team's weapons, but also for other departments and individual officer's duty weapons. Under no circumstances have I witnessed malfunctions caused by his work, or evidence of compromise on his part of any kind.
There are plenty of good folks in the industry whose names are synonymous with quality and integrity. A select few, however, like Ben, are driven to maintain their relentless and uncompromising standards for one reason alone: because good people's lives depend on it. I know that for Ben it isn't just his business, it's his religion. And from knowing Ben personally and considering him a friend, I believe that he is literally incapable of compromise when it comes to the work he does. As such, I recommend Ben Simonson & Boresight Solutions wholeheartedly.