DEAR CANDY-ASSES: Watch Jesse James Build Out Some Sick Guns And Bow To The Sensei

By Ben Phillipi

It has been with reluctance that Jesse James has been welcomed into the firearms community. His custom line of guns with the appropriate abbreviation JJFU, or Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, have been criticized for being overpriced and for not living up to spec. But are these allegations true?

I contacted Jesse recently to see if I could stop be his place in Austin, Texas to find out.

Jesse left California for the more gun-friendly pastures of Texas where he’s been manufacturing guns for the last two years. He does all of his work in his own personal forge a few feet from this house.

There’s no denying that he is a master craftsman who has spent the better part of his adult life building beautiful things.

But can he make guns?

Well, the answer is yes, but not in the typical sense of the word. Jesse likes to hand-make his firearms starting from scratch. And when I say scratch, I mean the beginning.

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