Who We Are
Berish Gun Shop is a family owned business located
in a rural area of southwest Pennsylvania about 50 miles south of
The gunsmith business began like so many others, as a hobby. My father,
Joseph S. Berish started doing custom stock work and checkering for a
local gun shop in the 1960’s. I became interested in the trade after I
returned from a tour of duty in the Air Force and enrolled in the
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in 1972.
Sharon and I got married in 1975 and has assumed the bookkeeping and
paperwork part of the business along with some of the ordering. Joe came
along in 1976, and as soon as he was walking has spent much of his time
in the shop. Since then after college and some machinist training he is
now able to do much of the metal work and some stock work, but is most
helpful with ordering and keeping the work flowing through the shop.
Laura arrived in 1977 and helped her mother with the bookkeeping work
until she left for college, got a degree, a good job and a husband and
is now taking care of her own family.
If you decide to get in touch with us I try to answer the e-mail daily.
I also will most likely answer the telephone during business hours. If
Sharon or Joe answers the phone, either one can take care of your
questions or refer them to me. After hours please leave a message and
I’ll return your call as soon as possible.
gunsmith business began like so many others, as a hobby. My father,
Joseph S. Berish started doing custom stock work and checkering …”