• KNS Precision, Inc. owner Gordon Gipson shows off one of the many machines, a Swiss CNC lathe, that manufactures gun parts at the shop. KNS, which opened in 1999, makes gun parts, many of which are sold in their retail store as well as nationwide. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering

Thinking inside the gun

KNS Precision manufactures, sells gun parts and more

In the spring of 1999, Brooks Scheuer, a hunter and gun enthusiast, had an idea to improve the front sight on a rifle.

Approaching machinist Fred Kager, the two produced a prototype of a Crosshair Front Sight and later submitted their idea to the New Product Review in American Rifleman magazine.

By 2000, the duo became KNS Precision, Inc. and began to look at other ways to improve firearms.

Kager’s nephew Chris Welch took over in 2006, and in 2007, Gordon Gipson joined the team.

Gipson got connected with the business through outside law enforcement/military representative sales.

A former full-time patrol sergeant with the local police department, Gipson came to work full time at KNS and hasn’t slowed down since.

“I am a gun guy and I was a firearms instructor and told myself I would never get out of law enforcement unless it had to do something with guns,” Gipson said. “For me, it was a dream and an opportunity. For Chris, I think it was more of an interest and the desire to figure things out.”



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