Jim Garthwaite Pistolsmith, Inc

  • American Pistolsmith Guild Member in good standing
  • 2004 Pistolsmith of the Year
  • APG Board of Directors

“Jim Garthwaite is one of only a handful of master pistolsmiths in America today who still rigidly adheres to the philosophy that the master's work is what the customers pay for, and should get. .. Each and every gun that enters the Garthwaite shop in Pennsylvania will be handcrafted with the skilled hands and practiced eye of the master himself.”

Then-editor Cameron Hopkins of the American Handgunner Magazine in the 1992 September/October issue and still represents my philosophy today.

About Jim

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Since 1977, my shop has specialized in modifications to the Browning designed 1911 and P-35 pistols. Through my close association with all the quality pistol and parts manufacturers, I have the ability to offer my customers a wide range of options to customize their pistol for individual preference and need. 

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Announcement

photoIn Memory of James L. Garthwaite, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of James L. Garthwaite, Jr. Jim passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2020. As you know, Jim was the proud owner and sole operator of Jim Garthwaite Pistolsmith, Inc. Jim took pride in his work as a master pistolsmith and was grateful to have had the opportunity to serve so many customers through his many years of operation. Unfortunately, Jim Garthwaite Pistolsmith, Inc. will be closing, effective immediately. At this time, we ask that you respect the privacy of the Garthwaite family as they process and grieve his passing. On behalf of Jim and the Garthwaite family we thank you for your business and support.

Jim Garthwaite Pistolsmith, Inc.
12130 State Route 405
Watsontown PA 17777

Phone: (570) 538-1566
Email: email@garthwaite.com

©2010 Jim Garthwaite Pistolsmith
  • American Pistolsmith Guild Member in good standing
  • 2004 Pistolsmith of the Year
  • APG Board of Directors
Member of the American Tactical Shooting Association, Home of the National Tactical Invitational