Licenses and Certifications:
IFSA Course completion certs. :
  • FFL 07 Manufacturer of firearms other than destructive devices

  • California DOJ Licensed firearm Dealer.

  • CA DOJ certificate of eligibility holder.

  • Rohnert Park DPS LFL

  • California DOJ FSC instructor

  • UTM / NRA instructor course certificate.

  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.

  • IFSA Certified Firearm Specialist

  • CA DOJ Licensed Ammunition Vendor

  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

  • Firearm Curio and relics (Oct 2015)

  • Firearm Safety and Clearing (jun 2015)

  • Firearm Nomenclature (jun 2015)

  • Firearm Classification (jun 2015)

  • Silencers (jun 2015)

  • Court testimony (jun 2015)

  • Firearm Cycle of Operation (jun 2015)

  • Firearm Mechanical Operation (jun 2015)

  • Any Other Weapon (Nov 2016)

  • Ammunition (Jan 2017)

  • Destructive Devices (apr 2017)

  • SBS/SBR and weapons made from rifles/shotguns. (May 2017)

  • Firearm Markings (May 2017)

  • Machine guns /clandestine conversions (may2017)

Hi, my name is Ken Kraushaar. Thank you for visiting my site!

I  am a life long Sonoma Country resident, and have been involved in the shooting sports since I was 5 years old. I am a 5th generation Bay Area resident of Portuguese and German decent with ties to the local Portuguese communities of the North Bay and Northern California dating back to the late 1800s.

 

The Son, Grandson, and Nephew of retired military personnel who served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, I was instilled with a respect not only for firearms in general, but the necessity to keep them functioning at optimum levels to ensure proper function and safety, and was taught these lessons from a young age. Whether for hunting, plinking, or self defense, I was taught to always keep my firearm ready to be used.

 

I started my business in December of 2010 to fill a need: not only to provide quick service to other fellow sportsmen, but also to educate those who are new to shooting sports, as well as those who are unfamiliar with firearms in an effort to restore the respect to firearms which they rightly deserve.

I first started getting into gunsmithing to restore and repair my late father's, grandfather's and uncle's firearms. Later I got into accurizing and building my own firearms, and found I enjoyed it immensely. After some encouragement from my friend, Mr. Denis Kenny, I decided to get my FFL and show off some of my work to Terry and Daryl Penry of Petaluma Gun and Reloading supply, which has brought me to where I am today.

I formerly worked for my uncle, a nationally known jeweler, Mr. Jerry Spaulding, where I picked up many tricks for working with various metals, as well as learning how to achieve different finishes. My uncle has been instrumental in helping me achieve an appreciation for fine craftsmanship, and is a primary reason why I strive for the kind of quality of work I would want for my own firearms, and do not cut corners- I will not release a firearm back to it's owner if I'm not satisfied with the work.

 

  • I am a NRA Life Member, an American Gunsmithing Association member, I am certified as a Range Safety Officer and Basic Pistol Course Instructor through the National Rifle Association, a Certified California DOJ FSC instructor, and I am an Certified Firearms Specialist under the instruction of the "International Firearms Specialist Academy", an organization created by former ATF agent, IFSA Director Daniel O'Kelly.  I am also currently a member of the NRA Business Alliance.

 

  • In February- May of 2019, I was pleased to assist as a technical consultant in a student film from the SRJC's film school program, pertaining to the proper handling of prop firearms, and also assisted with making certain "pistol fire" damaged props for the film to ensure realism.

  • I am a member of the Sebastopol Rifle and Pistol Club, and hosted a free repair night for club members during the summer of 2018 with Mr. Paul Bobrow, and have done work for club members for the past several years before I was voted in as a club member.

  • for 2020, I am  volunteered as an RSO for the member qualification  team under Gary Cockriell for SRPC, ensuring both the safe handling of firearms per California law/ range rules, as well as the requisite accuracy standard required by the club.

  • In february of 2020, I was elected to the SRPC board of directors as a member at large.

 

When I'm not at my shop in Rohnert Park, I can be found shooting at Circle 'S' Ranch near Tomales, CA, Sebastopol Rifle and Pistol club, or out enjoying many of the state and regional parks in the area.