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5 Apex Park, Fraserfields Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3RE

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Gun Fitting

If you need to have your gun fitted, it is important to choose a professional service that you can always rely on. If you’re looking for a gun fitting service, look no further!

Custom gun fitting by experts

There are many reasons why your gun may not fit correctly. Some of the most common problems include the comb being too low resulting in a poor view along the rib, as well as the length of the pull being too short, which can cause you to shoot high to perceive more recoil and develop a cramped style when using the gun.

No matter the reason for your poor gun fit, our custom gun fitting service can ensure that this issue is rectified.

Checking the gun fit with a customer using a side-by-side side lock ejector.
Checking the gun fit with a customer using a side-by-side side lock ejector.

What is gun fitting?

A gun fitting, whether a shotgun fitting or rifle fitting, involves experts making adjustments and alterations to your gun to ensure it fits correctly and your shooting access is improved.


The benefits of getting your gun custom fitted

Getting your gun custom fitted is important because a gun that is fitted correctly is going to shoot where you look. It will also be comfortable to mount, meaning you can keep your eyes on the target. For game and clay shooters, you can enjoy the shoot and ensure the experience is not stressful. After all, at no point should you be worrying about whether your master eye is in line properly, regardless of whether one eye is closed or not, and a gun fitting ensures this.

The types of guns that we fit

If you are looking to have you your gun custom-fitted, we provide our service for a wide range of rifles and shotguns. We work with numerous brands, including Browning, Miroku, Caesar Guerini and the top English shotguns too.

How long does a gun fitting take?

A gun fit session in our premises will typically take between 20 minutes and 1 hour. However, this can differ depending on the age, make, and model of your gun, yet most sessions do not exceed two hours. Once you bring your gun in for a fitting, we can inform you on the turn around time.


The gun fitting process in our premises

The gun fitting process in our premises involves us checking your gun mount and seeing where you are aiming when given a target. We will check various measurements of the stock: length, cast at heel and toe and bend at comb and heel. We will also check how you are holding the grip to see if it’s comfortable and no excess of wood is in the way.

With our experience in stockmaking we can detect any issues and fix any issues that we find. We have managed to alter many stocks with great success on game and sporting guns.



Checking the stock length on a Ceasar Guerini Invictus 5 Sporter. The length is the first thing to check during a gun fitting.
Checking the stock length on a Ceasar Guerini Invictus 5 Sporter. The length is the first thing to check during a gun fitting.
Checking the cast measurement of a shotgun.
Checking the cast measurement to make sure your shotgun fits perfectly.

What if I already have my gun stock measurements?

If you already know your gun stock measurements, we can do the necessary alterations too.


How much does a gun fitting cost?

There are a number of factors that influence how much a gun fitting is going to cost. This includes the make and model of your gun. You will typically find that gun fittings range from around £70 + VAT.

When you use us for your gun fitting, you can be sure that we will always give you an accurate gun fitting cost and there will be no nasty surprises along the way.


Contact us

At Stephen & Son, we understand how important it is to have your gun fitted to your needs. Every gun is different and so is every gun owner. With over 24 years of experience, we know how to alter any gun to ensure it provides the most comfort.

Fill out the enquiry form for a quote or give us a call on 01525 643 387 for more information. We provide a number of services, including gun servicing and gun restoration and finishing, so please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for all of your requirements.

Stephen & Son Gunmakers has moved to new premises!

We are extremely excited to announce we have moved to our new, purpose-built retail premises in Leighton Buzzard. We have a fully-equipped workshop with professional gunsmiths, a spacious gunroom and a retail store selling country wear, cartridges and accessories.

Please visit us at:

5 Apex Park
Fraserfields Way
Leighton Buzzard

Off Leighton Road

Please note: The industrial estate is brand new and therefore, might not appear on your sat-nav. If you head along Leighton Road, you can't miss the new business park (on the left heading out of Leighton Buzzard towards the Rugby club).

We look forward to seeing you soon!