Lou Tuminaro’s ‘The Custom Shop’ Signs Primetime TV Deal With The Outdoor Channel

Montana-Based Firearms Sales and Restoration Company Receives Coveted 8PM Time Slot As The Network’s Newest Reality Program: The Gunfather

The Gunfather
The Gunfather
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Outdoorchannel TV

Hamilton, MT –-(Ammoland.com)- The Gunfather, scheduled to air Wednesday, October 1st at the 8pm EST primetime on the Outdoor Channel, is a reality TV series revolving around the daily lives of Lou Tuminaro and his family, and the benefits and challenges of operating their family firearm business.

Lou is a New York transplant who packed up his wife (Theresa), father (Pops), and three kids in order to move to Montana and create The Custom Shop. The Custom Shop is dedicated to Tuminaro’s passion for the restoration and sales of vintage firearms.

The program, dubbed “a blend of American Pickers, Orange County Choppers and American Restoration”, takes viewers on a continuous hunt for prospective buyers, sellers and Lou’s unique art of the sale. In addition to the “sale”, The Gunfather features a family dynamic definitely not indicative of rural Montana.

“I moved my family to Montana because Long Island, NY is not too conducive to a career in the firearms business”, states Lou Tuminaro.

“We love Montana, and while I never imagined The Custom Shop evolving into a reality program, we like testing ourselves with new experiences and hope viewers agree that our personalities and business chops make for great television.”

BigGun Productions’ Vice President William Castro, a world-renowned automotive designer with a wealth of reality TV experience, marketing, and branding states, “I’ve known Lou since we were kids, and the metamorphosis of The Custom Shop to The Gunfather is a wonderfully natural evolution. We believe there is incredible opportunity for Lou’s brand, and we are exploring multiple product extensions and brand partnerships.”

About The Custom Shop
The Custom Shop L.L.C. offers a range of services to help enhance your gun, restore, and protect it from the elements, in order to maintain its value. Let The Custom Shop help you bring out the best your gun has to offer and preserve its legacy for generations to come. For more information about The Custom Shop, please visit www.CustomShopInc.com

Louie Tuminaro of Custom Shop L.L.C. in Montana.
Louie Tuminaro of Custom Shop L.L.C. in Montana.

About The Gunfather
The Gunfather, a reality-based TV series airing on the Outdoor Channel, takes viewers into the life of Lou Tuminaro, a native New Yorker turned Hamilton, Montana transplant. Lou is the owner of The Custom Shop – a family-run firearms sales and restoration business. Tuminaro’s dream was always to open the greatest gun shop in the west, so he sold everything and moved his family across the country to make his dream a reality. Tuminaro is a no-nonsense negotiator who flaunts his knowledge of guns, Brooklyn attitude, and Vin Diesel appearance to cut the best deal possible every time – and drives his team of family and friends at The Custom Shop to restore each magnificent piece to perfection. Theresa Tuminaro, Lou’s wife and business manager, a tough Bronx-breed buxom beauty who is always dressed to the occasion, handles day-to-day operations in Lou’s absence; and, true to her Italian-American upbringing, has a well-earned nickname of “T-Bone.” Joining Lou and Theresa is Lou's dad, Pops, a lovable and active senior whose work can never quite match up to Lou's expectations. For trailers and preview information, visit the Outdoor Channel at www.outdoorchannel.com/the-gunfather

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    I have a .270 custom made by a gunsmith in missoula. 98 mauser action. After shooting severial times the shots move out to the right at 2 oclock and keep moving. I’m thinking the barrel wasn’t set correctly. Your opinion would be appreciated.

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    Mr. Tuminaro, my name is Andrew Drummond, Im an a retired Vietnam Veteran(U.S.Navy Seabees, 30yrs), I enjoy shooting skeets & hunting, I live in Poplarville,Miss., I watch your show every week & enjoy it alot, I make lil wooden crosses(Katrina: named after Hurricane Katrina Sept. 2005), if you mail me an addsess I want to send you one to give to your wife for Mother’s Day. I don’t know how to use a computer to recieve e-mail so Im going to give you my mailing address(HOME) 126 Old Camp Rd., Poplarville,Ms. 39470. Have a nice day !

    Andy Arrigali
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    Andy Arrigali

    This is the Brooklyn Cowboy reaching out to my follow New Yorkers, Great Show, welcome to Montana. I’m east 380 miles away, in a small town called Musselshell, out side of Roundup See you when the snow clears .I’ll be looking for a 6.5 x 55 Swed. Andy

    Mike Reaves
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    Mike Reaves

    I bought a new colt python 8 inch barrel nickle plated in 1977 never been fired but i am looking for a factory cardboard box mine is coming apart.

    marty
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    marty

    are you interested in the golden spike 30/30 and the collector golden spike 22 with the box and spike

    marty
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    marty

    are you interested in buying awinchester 30 30 golden spike anniversary special never been fired

    AL PINTER
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    AL PINTER

    I REALLY LIKE THE SHOW AND ALSO THE GOOD PEOPLE! I WOULD LIKE AN EMAIL ADDRESS AS I WANT A MODEL 70 WINCHESTER SUPERGRADE (NEW, OLD PRE 64 TYPE) IN .264 MAG AND I THINK THIS IS A MAN I WANT TO BUY IT FROM. MY OLD 1960 264 IS ABOUT SHOT OUT. I BOUGHT A NEW 270WSM IN SUPERGRADE AND IT IS PRETTY ENOUGH TO LICK IT. NOW I WANT THE 264 SUPERGRADE.
    PLEASE HAVE SOME ONE FROM THE SHOP CONTACT ME.
    THANK YOU, AL PINTER IN LOUISA VIRGINIA.