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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is there a charge for diagnosing a malfunctioning firearm or having a gunsmith look at a firearm? 

Yes. There is a $55 fee for disassembling the firearm and determining the reason for the malfunction. Should you decide to have the firearm repaired, there is no diagnostic fee.

  • Is test firing included in the cost of labor?

No but the gunsmith can test fire the firearm if they deem it necessary or if the customer requests it. The customer is responsible for supplying the ammunition for the test fire or we can supply ammunition for the cost of $10 per five rounds. The gunsmith will contact you prior to test firing and applying a charge.

  • What is the typical turnaround time for gunsmithing?

While most tasks are completed in seven to ten days, turnaround time can vary depending on demand, the level of work required, and availability of parts. Demand depends largely on the season. For example, around Christmas tends to be our busiest time and gunsmithing will likely have a longer wait during the months of December and January. We always communicate issues quickly and provide notification of delays as they arise to the customer.

  • Can I make my firearm a priority to decrease repair time?


If parts are readily available, we can guarantee a five day turnaround time with the added rush fee of $30 in addition to the costs of parts and labor.

  • Does Target World work on all makes and models of firearms?

Target World works on all makes and models if parts are available for the firearm. Many older makes and models do not have parts readily available. The gunsmith may have to research the firearm to determine whether or not parts are available or if he is able to work on the firearm. Please contact us prior to shipping your firearm or bringing it in if you doubt the availability of parts.

  • Does Target World do trigger work?

Yes, Target World does trigger work done on a variety of firearms including the 1911 triggers, and the Taurus PT1911. For revolvers, we can smooth the trigger for everything from competition to duty carry. Most rifles have aftermarket triggers available and it is easier and cheaper to install them rather than attempt to change the geometry of the existing parts. Smith & Wesson’s, Glocks and other striker fire pistols have disconnects and sears available to enhance triggers and we are able to install them. We will also polish internals for striker fire pistols.

  • What is the difference between a basic field strip and a detailed cleaning?

A basic field strip is disassembling the firearm to its major components, cleaning those components, lubricating it to factory specifications, and reassembling the components with a safety check. A detailed cleaning is complete disassembly of the firearm, removing every small component, inspecting the components to ensure reliable and safe function, removing all carbon from the firearm, reassembling the components, lubricating the firearm, and safety testing.

  • Does Target World install sights?

Target World installs sights on most firearms though some models require more work than others.

  • What is a “scope mount and bore sight?”

A scope mount consists of mounting optics or rings to manufacturer’s specifications, ensuring they are level and square. Bore sighting is a process of using a laser bore sight and adjusting the optic to match the bore.

  • Can someone else pick up my firearm for me?

No, due to (BATFE) regulations the individual who drops off the firearm for service must be the one to pick up the firearm and must show a valid state issued photo ID.

  • Do I need to fill out a 4473 form and do a background check to pick up my firearm?

No, 4473 or background check is required when picking up your firearm from gunsmithing. You must show a valid state issued photo ID, however.

  • Does Target World do refinishing?

Yes Target World does refinishing If you would like to have refinishing done to your firearm, Target World can facilitate nearly any finish you desire.

  • What is the difference between the cleaning and inspection in the 1911 section and the cleaning and inspection in the striker section?

Cleaning and inspection covers a wide variety of firearms and includes a detailed cleaning of the firearm. 1911 inspections are very in depth as there are vital parts of the pistol that require inspection to ensure reliability and general function. Every part in the pistol will be measured and inspected to make sure it will function correctly. All lock up points on the barrel will be inspected including measuring the feed ramp and barrel throat. Proper cuts and adjustments can be made if necessary. Other cleaning and inspection services, like the one for striker fire pistols, do not go as in depth. The striker inspection includes a detailed clean and all parts will thoroughly be looked over to ensure they are within specifications and function can be guaranteed.

  • What is the difference between “gunsmithing” and “armoring”?

Gunsmithing involves permanently modifying or customizing a firearm away from its original configuration while armoring involves repairing or reconfiguring a firearm by changing parts or adding parts. An example of gunsmithing would be adding new sight cuts to a slide to fit new sights. An example of armoring would be installing sights that fit the existing sight cuts on the slide.

  • Does Target World provide other services not on the price list or website?

Target World may be able to provide a service that is not listed. There are many options for modifying or servicing firearms so it is near impossible to list everything. If you do not see a service that you wish to have done to your firearm then please contact our Gunsmithing department to see if Target World is capable of the service and for a quote.


MON - SAT: 11 AM - 7 PM

SUN:  11 AM - 6 PM




Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas


Close at 5:00 PM on Independence Day (July 4th), Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) & New Years Eve (Dec 31st)


Open Noon - 6 PM New Year's Day


2300 East Kemper Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241


PH: 513-772-3343

FAX: 513-772-5113


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