Custom Shop

Custom Shop Services

Our finishing work is first-rate.  We offer basic services in an effort to accommodate all types of needs.  However, our abilities to paint to your operating environment or desires move far beyond basic.  We use Roland plotter cutters and the CutStudio software to digitize and build nearly any template imaginable for incorporating a “theme” into your firearm or equipment.  We can apply your finish with razor-sharp edges via templates.  We often apply camouflage finishes with an artist’s brush by a free-hand method incorporating elaborate shading to add depth and truly conceal the equipment.  Many customers take digital pictures of their desired environment and we paint to their imagination with a touch of our own.  There are no limits to what we can paint…

Gunsmithing Rates:  $150 hourly
Shop minimum charge:  $150

-Rate if you watch: $200 hourly
-Rate if you help:  $250 hourly
-Rate if you just need to borrow a tool:  $300 hourly

Controlled Chaos Arms offers full-service gunsmithing.  The list below contains just a few of the many capabilities of our shop.  If you don’t see it listed, contact us, chances are we do it or have done it:

-Complete diagnostic capabilities
-Sight in, function testing, and detail cleaning
-Sight installation, optics, and mounting
-Trigger work and action work
-Refurbishing and rebuilding of antique weapons
-Accuracy enhancement and skim bedding
-Barrel threading, replacement, and fluting
-Pinning and welding for muzzle devices
-Complete 1911 Smithing
-Complete Revolver Smithing
-Polymer frame weapon services
-AR15/10 builds – precision weapon builds – partial or complete
-Custom and prototype services
-Weapon, safes, security, and facility consulting services
-Estate consolidation and liquidation
-Appraisal services
-We buy used guns

High Volume and Specialty CCA Work:

-Glock and polymer frame pistol texturing, trigger work, and sight replacement
-1911 front strap checkering, trigger jobs, action work, and complete customization

Finishing Services from Iowa’s First and Foremost Factory Certified Cerakote Applicator:

-Small and loose parts like bolts, magazines, carriers, etc.
-AR15/10 receivers, quad rails, barrels, etc.
-Weapons of all kinds including both barreled actions, stocks, etc.
-Custom finish schemes, theme weapons, and one-of-a-kind coatings

Ground up CCA Custom Builds:

-Bolt Action Rifle
-Gas Operated Rifle (AR15/10 and variants)
-Automatic Weapons and Short Barreled Rifles

Controlled Chaos Arms is an FFL Type 07 with a SOT II – Customers can ship directly to us and upon weapon completion, CCA will ship directly back to the customer anywhere in the United States.


• $100 and up – bolts, carriers, and small parts
• $200 and up – single color rifle stock, stripped AR15/10 receivers, pistol slides, or barrels only
• $250 and up – single color barreled action only
• $350 and up – camouflage stock only or camouflage barreled action only
• $250 and up – single color AR15/10 weapons, torn down and reassembled
• $450 and up – camouflage the entire rifle including base and rings when necessary
Any firearm model and/or parts coating available for quote upon request

Rifle Stocks:

Bedding                 $250 and up – skim bedding barreled action
                                $75 and up –  skim bedding bottom metal
                                $50 and up –  add pillars

*All other work quoted on request.

Controlled Chaos Arms is a supporting business and sponsor of Sniper’s Hide. Cerakote application on weapons lasts and lasts while other coatings fade, chip, scratch, dissolve with solvents, or worse. Watch the video and contact us for your coating needs.

Download the “cca difference” pdf – HERE

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