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Offline s.corcoran

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Signing Off
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:10:17 PM »
Well it was always the plan that when my youngest graduated high school I would enter back into the general work force and she graduated in May and is enrolled in college. She was the reason I worked out of the house for the last 13 years and fortunately I was blessed with a good imagination and the work ethic to see it through so we hung tough and made ends meet. I will no longer be doing this full time as I do have a full time job. I will still maintain my website and sell items through it as I have time to build them.

Want to thank the GTA and the airgun community for the support we have received over the years-it has been great! Special thanks to Dave as he has been incredibly professional and helpful as we have had many conversations over the years mulling over business and life in general. Dave your a true gentleman!

Thanks again and take care all!

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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
Steve,
Good luck for your future. You are blessed to be able to read and understand your internal compass that leads you through life’s decisions.
I am proud to own one of your beautiful benchrest stocks. Thank you for that.
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 11:23:35 AM »
Steve, Good Luck in your future endeavors. 
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 12:03:15 PM »
Steve, it has been an absolute honor and privilege having you as a GTA family member and sanctioned vendor. As I told you in our communication, this is a bitter sweet moment for me personally, for GTA Forums and the entire airgun community. I hope everything goes as well or better than you envision them in the future. Don't be a stranger, this is your home. If things change, your spot as a GTA vendor is ALWAYS available to you. You my friend are the best of the best!!!!!
Your vendor gate will remain visible to all for reference. There are some very beautiful heirloom works of art that are on display in here.
Take care and GOD Bless. And I do hope we shake hands at the GTA Fun Shoot in the very near future!!!
And I thank you for the kind words as well as the outstanding support you have given to this forum and your airgun family over the years.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 12:37:33 PM »
Thank you Mr. Corcoran.
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 05:32:34 PM »
You are and will remain an amazing artist!
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 06:05:02 PM »
You are and will remain an amazing artist!

YES! What Steve Oh said.
Buddy, I wish you all the best in your new path.

I NEVER, EVER attend a match without someone complimenting your stock on my HW97.
Thank you so very much for this lovely creation. I enjoy it each time I take it from its case.
Congratulations to your daughter and I hope she does great in college.

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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 09:00:43 AM »
Best of luck to you Steve. I have yet to own one of your master pieces but I have always drooled over the ones I've seen. Looks like I better "get on the stick" and grab one before they become too rare.
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 10:10:21 PM »
Well I hate to see a resource like yourself go away.  Don't feel bad as you just saved me money.  Love the TX200 FT stock you built for me.  I get plenty of compliments. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 10:24:14 PM »
I am curious though.  Recently you announced you would be offering DYI stocks.  Assuming you knew this day was coming is the DYI stocks something you plan to move forward with?  You somewhat indicated you no longer plan to do stocks full time and turn it into more of a side work type thing.  I know you have all the equipment and know how.  It seems to me you could pick a popular rifle like and crank out 10-15 DYI stocks all at once over a period of time and then offer them for sale.  So for example you build 15 DYI stocks for a RWS 34 (which have ugly stocks but they are popular and thousands sold) and put them up for sale.  No custom requests that tales time.  Just a build multiple nice stocks, in DYI form, and sell them as-is.  Just a thought.  Curious of you were thinking something like that.  Maybe just wishful thinking.  I just liked your DYI idea. 
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Re: Signing Off
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 12:09:09 AM »
Thanks for all the well wishes and replies and to answer your question Brazos just because I knew that day was coming didn't mean I stopped trying to do business. Still had bills to pay until I found employment. I will do stocks completed and DIY and post them for sale on my site as I build them. I never in my 15 years of doing this built stocks 15 at a time. The custom world has never been about turns but rather special pieces one at a time. The Boyds and Richards stock companies of the world have to move thousands of pieces to pay the bills but the airgun market has never been like that and not sure it ever will. It is a lot better than it was when I started as far as a larger customer base but the number of folks willing to invest in something nice is still the same. It will also be hard to sell a DIY stock for a $200 spring gun unless you sold it for sub $50.00 and you can't hardly get the blank shipped to you for that in the numbers I do. In today's business world everything is geared to get big fast and then get bigger from there or you can't compete-buying up or pushing out your competition as you go. I still enjoy my woodworking and will now enjoy it more since I will no longer be pressed to do it. Besides, maybe some enterprising person might step in now that one less competitor is out there. ;)


   
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