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Comprehensive Services List by High Chaparral Gunsmithing

Comprehensive Services List

This detailed list covers most things from basic hourly labor to engraving services, ensuring every shooter’s needs are addressed.  We focus on budget-friendly pricing without compromising the craftsmanship of High Chaparral Gunsmithing.  Whether you need sight installations, custom work, optics, finishing, laser or custom wood engraving, your results will be tailored to your unique requirements. High Chaparral Gunsmithing offers services in Prescott and Mesa, AZ.

Explore the Comprehensive Services List by High Chaparral Gunsmithing and get your firearm serviced today.


  • Our hourly shop rate is $80 unless otherwise shown.

Sight Installations

There are thousands of variations on site installations.
Here are a few common services.  If your project isn’t listed below, contact us.

Dovetail Sight Installations (Sights Swap)

We have professional tools such as the MGW sight pusher to ensure that your gun is protected.

  • Installations for all dovetail sight swaps $35 not including your choice of sight.
  • If you provide a sight that doesn’t match the dovetail, shop rates apply for fitting.

Peened/Staked Sights

  • 1911 front sights replacement or repair — $60 not including the sight
  • Convert 1911 to front sight dovetail — $50 not including the sight

Machining Dovetails/Sight Cuts

  • Novak dovetails (front & rear): $125
  • Bomar relief cut styles rear only: $175
  • Machine slide for LPA rear: $175

Fiber Optic Conversions

  • Front sight conversions (assuming proper dimensions available) -$75


Rifle/Shotgun Optics Installations

  • Laser bore sighting: $35
  • Laser bore sighting w/assembling mount and scope:  $60 (basic leveling only)
  • Drill and tap scope base: $20/hole (3 hole min)
  • Tactical/long range installations $125 (advanced leveling, MOA mounts, possible shims, optional ring lapping, boresighting)

Handgun Optics Installations

  • Optics-ready pistol: $40 for installation and bore sighting
  • If a rear sight needs to be removed, and a plate inserted, the total cost would be around $95-$115

Machining a slide to accept optic of your choice
(Does not include refinishing where applicable)

Minimum charge $150.  Some guns have hardened slides / finishes or safety features that interfere. The more complicated the safety feature, the more the charge.   

  • 1911’s Series 70 Gov’t and Commander length only: $150 w/o refinishing (metal will be exposed under optic, will delete rear dovetail)
  • 1911’s Series 80 Gov’t and Commander length only: $200 w/o refinishing (includes required series 80 to 70 conversion, will delete rear dovetail)
  • Beretta PX4 Storm pistols: $350 (includes the necessary modified Glock MOS plate)
  • CZ P10c and other polymer framed guns: $150 w/o refinishing (not required; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • Glock: $150 w/o refinishing.  (not required, but is recommended; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • Glock G43: $150 only compatible with RMSc, Shield, Holosun 507k, or Sig Romeo Zero
  • HK VP9: $150 w/o refinishing (not required; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • HK hammer fired: $450 i-DOT conversion (HK USP, USPC, USP Expert, HK45, P30SK, P30, P30L, P2000SK, P2000)
  • Sig P229: $250 (will delete rear sight dovetail includes firing bin block retention conversion)
  • Sig P320:  $150 w/o refinishing (not required; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • Sig P365: $150 only compatible with RMSc, Shield, Holosun 507K, or Sig Romeo Zero
  • Sig P220, P226: $250 includes modified Glock MOS plate system
  • S&W M&P Series: $150 w/o refinishing (not required; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • Springfield Hellcat w/o rear dovetail: $150 for RMSc, Shield, Holosun 507k, or Sig Romeo Zero
  • Springfield Hellcat w/new rear dovetail: $200 for RMSc, Shield, Holosun 507k, or Sig Romeo Zero (dovetail in front of optic)
  • Springfield Hellcat OSP: $100 to machine OSP slide to accept Holosun 507k
  • Springfield XD, XDm, XD mod2.0: $250 w/o refinishing (includes the necessary modified glock MOS plate)
  • Walther CCP Pistols: $200 w/o refinishing (not required; metal will be exposed under optic)
  • Walther PPQ Pistols: $300 w/o refinishing (includes the necessary modified glock MOS plate)

Custom Work (listed by model)

If you don’t see your gun here, contact us with your questions.


  • Ghost 3.5 lb. connector installation: $25 plus the connector
  • Trigger Job w/new Ghost connector: $80
  • Hump removal from the back strap reducing the circumference for smaller hands: $105
  • Stippling the entire grip in customer’s pattern of choice: $85-$125
  • Finger groove removal w/required stippling: $195
  • Single trigger guard under cut: $40
  • Double trigger guard under cut: $60


  • Trigger job EDC 4lb. clean and crisp: $100
  • EDC tune package : $125. (polish breech face, tune & polish extractor, polish and de-burr, polish throat and ramp[s])
  • EDC tune + trigger job : $205
  • Dovetail sight installation:  $35
  • Dovetail front sight conversion: $50
  • Convert front sight to fiber optic (sight dimensions permitting): $85
  • Stake plunger tube: $40
  • Install ejector: $40
  • Fit standard barrel bushing: $40
  • Fit match barrel bushing only: $60
  • Fit new safety (single side): $60
  • Fit ambi-safety: $100
  • Fit beaver-tail: $100 (might require finishing work)
  • Bevel magazine well: $100
  • Forward cocking serrations: $100 (will require refinishing at additional cost)
  • Lower and flare ejection port: $60
  • Fit match barrel and match bushing (labor only): $200
  • Bobtail conversion: $250 labor + parts & refinishing

Revolver (Smith and Wesson Preferred)

  • Swap sights: starts at $35 
  • Bob hammer: $45 (does not include refinishing)
  • Round and smooth trigger: $45 (does not include refinishing)
  • Revolver trigger job: $135 + springs
  • Basic revolver action job: $125 (smooth action)
  • Basic Revolver Action job & trigger job: $225 + springs
  • Advanced revolver action Job: $350 + springs (rivals SW performance center)
  • Machine cylinder for moon clips: $150
  • Polish and chamfer face of cylinder: $150 (allows for faster and smoother reloading)
  • Fit new hand (single action only): $80
  • Fit new hand (double/single DAO): $60
  • Adjust cylinder timing: $80
  • Reset barrel cylinder gap: $160; $80 /hr. with a 2 hour minimum
  • Replace barrel w/no machine work (facing barrel only) $150
  • Re-crown barrel with standard crown: $100
  • Re-crown barrel with recessed match crown: $150
  • High polish and niter blue small components: $300


  • A2 style front sight gas block to low profile gas block conversion: $50 (labor only)
  • A2 style front sight gas block to low profile gas block conversion: $85 (labor + new lo-pro SS nitride gas block fits)
  • Assemble/build upper: $80–$115 depending on configuration
  • Assemble/build lower: $80
  • Muzzle brake/flash hider install: $25 (crush time)
  • Muzzle brake/flash hider/suppressor mount install: $35 (shim time)
  • Rail Installation: $60–$80 depending on the rail (includes removing and re-installing the gas block and muzzle device)
  • Single point sling adapter install: $40 (includes staking castle nut)
  • Stake gas key on BCG: $20 (includes torquing of gas key bolts)
  • Stake castle nut: $20 (includes torquing of castle nut)
  • Trigger component install Geissele or drop-in pack style: $40 (add $20 if gun has ambi-selector)
  • Swap crush time muzzle brake: $25
  • Install customer supplied low profile gas block: $40
  • Install free float hand-guard: $60
  • Cut and crown muzzle: $100
  • Cut, crown, and thread muzzle: $200
  • Pin and weld muzzle device: $125
  • Open gas port to mil-spec dimension: $80
  • Remove ban-era welded muzzle attachments: $50
  • Fit hand guard retainer: $45
  • Thread muzzle: starting at $100 (barrel only)
  • Thread barrel AK platform metric LH threads: $260 (w/ req. cut and crown)
  • Thread barrel AK platform standard RH threads: $240 w/ req. cut and crown
  • Build from parts kit $500 and up
  • Custom builds starting at: $800 and up

Bolt Action Rifles

  • Re-crown muzzle: $80
  • Custom muzzle brake (includes threads, finish, and install): $235 (+$25 for .338 – .375 + $100 for  .400 – .50)
  • Machine thread protector several options available including knurling: starting at $60
  • Drill and tap scope base: $23/ hole (3 hole min)
  • Pillar bed action: $250
  • Pillar bed action and barrel channel: $300
  • Inlet fiberglass stock for bottom metal: $150
  • Badger bolt knob Install (includes badger knob): $100
  • Custom bolt knob install: $100
  • M-16 style extractor install: $180  (including test firing)
  • Bend bolt (most military rifles): $125
  • Trigger job 2.0 lb.-3.5 lb. on most rifles: $100
  • Mount, level, and bore-sight customer’s scope:  $60

Shotguns (Pump, Auto)
Hunting, Combat, Home Defense

  • Diagnosis for repair: $50
  • Remove dimples from magazine tube: $45
  • Custom fit recoil pad: $80 + pad
  • Shorten L.O.P: $160 + new recoil pad
  • Single barrel no rib – cut and crown barrel: $100 (includes relocating bead)
  • Single barrel + rib – cut and crown barrel: $125 (includes relocating bead)
  • Cut and thread barrel for removable chokes: $125 per barrel (does not include chokes)
  • Bead installation: $25 per bead (includes bead)
  • Drill & tap for picatinny rail installation: $20 per hole
  • Lengthen forcing cones for lighter recoil and shot pattern: $100
  • Backboring $165 per pass (includes polishing)

Trap & Double Gun (SxS or O/U) Shotgun Pricing

  • Diagnosis for repair: $88

Gun Detailing/Cleaning Services

Includes Ultra-Sonic cleaning of handguns and small parts.

Also includes up to three magazines.  PSA: Dirty mags are the #1 cause of jams.

  • Pistols: field strip, clean, and lube $30
  • Revolvers: field strip, clean, and lube $45
  • Rifles: bolt action field strip, clean and lube $30
  • Rifles: lever action field strip and clean and lube $45
  • Rifles: semi-auto field strip, clean and lube $45
  • Shotguns: field strip, clean, and lube: $45 (additional charges apply for detailing SxS or O/U)

Laser Engraving

  • NFA Markings
  • Initials & Names
  • Knives
  • Logos & Graphics
  • Retirement Gifts
  • Dedicated Service Awards
  • Plaques and Awards
  • Personalized Gifts & Presents
  • Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Gifts



  • Standard Text Engraving: $50
    (Includes 2 lines w/13 characters per line, extra lines $15 each, extra characters $2 each)
  • AR-15 Magwell & Slides (surface only): $115+
  • Non- Standard Location Engraving: $75
    (ie: front of magwell, inside trigger guard, inside lip of magwell)
  • In house Graphic Design available upon request.
  • All graphics add: $35 – $55
  • Laser engrave gun trust: $50


Cerakote  (coming in Q4 2023)

Parkerizing (coming in Q3 2023)

Bluing, Black Oxide, Color Case Hardening and Molecular finishing (coming in Q4 2023)

  • Small batch hot bluing available on request

Rifles and Shotguns Rust Bluing

Note: Rust bluing is a time-consuming process.  Most guns require from 8-15 treatments, followed by carding away the rust to leave a beautiful black oxide finish.  It is one of the most durable forms of bluing available and will generally outlast any cold and most hot caustic bluing.  It has been used for well over 1000 years. It was found on early Japanese swords.  In Europe it was used on straight razors. When steel firearms appeared, bluing was a necessary step to ensure that they would resist harsh weather without rusting. The investment undoubtedly pays off with the stunning black/brown finish that assures resistance to harsh weather.

  • Rifles and shotguns: $350.
  • Handguns: $300.

Wood Engraving

  • There is a wide range of pricing for custom wood engraving.  Please call 928-925-6057.
  • An engraved initial might be as low as $40, however detailed engraving can run into the thousands.

Concealed Carry Classes

  • Dave and Gene are both NRA certified pistol instructors.  Four participants minimum — $110 per person, contact us to schedule a time

Heat Treating Services

  • Hardening and tempering for low carbon (surface only), high carbon and stainless steels.  Includes dry ice cryo.
  • Small batch processing of small parts up to 24″ in length and 10″ wide.  Minor warp removal included.