Mission Statement:

At Short Action Customs, LLC we are never satisfied with the industry standard. Our business has been founded with the principal that everything must be challenged and improved upon. Techniques, tooling, fixtures and execution can all be refined to the point of perfection. With every service and detail we perform, we apply this philosophy. It is our pleasure to deliver exceptionally designed products and services on time with performance and satisfaction at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for choosing Short Action Customs, LLC.

Who We Are:

Short Action Customs was founded by Mark Gordon in 2009. As a one man shop Short Action Customs worked hard delivering solid services and products to the precision rifle community. In 2012 Short Action Customs expanded and relocated to a new facility. In 2015 Sarah Smith and Josh Howell joined the team.

In Fall of 2017 we moved to our dream facility. With nearly 20 acres and a 860 yard shooting range on our facility, we can now perform the testing and evaluation of our rifles and products. We have an electronic target system set up at 600 yards to really test and evaluate what we are doing and to push the development of new processes and products. Short Action Customs is full CNC capable with a 2014 Haas TL-1 CNC lathe for our barrel, action and bolt work in addition to product development. We also have a 2018 Haas VF-4SS CNC Vertical Machining Center which will allow us to do just about everything in house and continue to develop our own products.

We will continue to serve the shooting community with match donations, donating to U.S. Military Veteran foundations, LEO/MIL discounts, Precision Rifle Series member discounts and sponsoring a team of talented and friendly shooters to help support and grow the sport. Thank you for your business and for choosing Short Action Customs.

Please check out our Short Action Customs Shooting Team Page to meet the Precision Rifle Shooting Team. 


SAC Team


Mark “Short Action” Gordon

Born 1983. Mark served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001-2006 as a 6113 CH-53 flight line mechanic with 3 overseas tours. After an honorable discharge, Mark moved to North Carolina and completed his Associates Degree in Gunsmithing at Montgomery Community College.  After college, Mark founded Short Action Customs, LLC in 2009 while working as a licensed Airframe & Power Plant mechanic on the Cleveland Clinic Life Flight helicopters. In 2010, Mark focused his career path on Short Action Customs and left the Aviation community. Mark serves as the CEO of Short Action Customs and is still extremely active in the workload. Mark’s wife Lynn, and three children, Charlie, Jack and Elsie enjoy time together outside and with family.





Born 1983. Sarah has been in customer service since 2001 and joined the SAC team as Office Manager in March of 2015. Sarah enjoys spending time with her son, Grant and Labrador, Luke. In her free time she enjoys watching Grant play every sport he has time for, and spending time with friends and family.   Sarah takes pride in her job here at SAC and loves working with our great customers.




Born 1975. Josh is a life long resident of Ohio. He is an avid outdoors-man who enjoys all aspects of hunting, fishing, trapping and adventure hiking. He comes from a background of Biological Sciences and has a Bachelors degree from the University of Akron  in 1999.  Josh has been married to wife Jeanette for over 15 years and have two children, Tristan and Emma. Tristan will apprentice at Short Action Customs one day!



Born 1995. Curt is also an avid outdoors-man who enjoys hunting, fishing and is also getting into the Precision Rifle sports. Curt is an excellent CNC Machinist and Programmer for our CNC lathes and CNC Mills.





Born 1987. Jeron has an background in art and has a talent for fine motor skills despite his 6′ 5″ stature.  Jeron enjoys working out and spending time with his wife, 2 daughters and son.




Born 1988. Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Ashland University in 2010. Julie joined the Short Action Customs team in April of 2017 as the company’s Accountant working in the office with Sarah. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, her son, Lukas and her daughter, Ramsey. In her free time she enjoys taking the kids to visit Kevin while he is on shift at the Fire Station! She enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and spending time with family. Julie looks forward to coming in to work at the office and being a part of such a dynamic and talented team!