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 can be 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 exceptional 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 on 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 Sutherland and Josh Howell joined the team.

We will continue to serve the shooting community with match donations, 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 your business and for choosing Short Action Customs.

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

MarkMark “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 took the shop full time in order to better serve the shooting community. Mark serves as the CEO of Short Action Customs and is still extremely active in the workload. Mark’s wife Lynn and two sons Charlie and Jack enjoy time together outside and with family.

Mark shoots a Short Action Customs Alpha 11 IBA (Integral Bolt Action) on a Manners T6A stock. Mark uses a Bartlein 6mm, gain twist 8.25 to 7.5 barrel chambered in 6×47 Lapua in a Heavy Palma. The rifle is bedded and has Short Action Customs Proprietary 4 color SAC Flectarn stock paint from Custom Gun Coatings. Mark likes the Area 419 Hellfire muzzle brake, Trigger Tech Diamond Pro Curved triggers and Kahles Scopes.



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 13 years and have two children, Tristan and Emma. Tristan will apprentice at Short Action Customs one day!

Sarah SutherlandSarah

Born 1983. Sarah has been in customer service since 2001 and joined the SAC team as Office Manager in 2015. Sarah will be the first person you talk to when you call in the shop and will be answering most of the E-mails as well. On her free time she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Frank AbbeyFrank

Born 1987. Frank is another Former Marine. Frank has been in manufacturing and has been operating and programming CNC machines since 2007. Frank has been married to his wife since 2009. Frank spends his extra time teaching his 3 boys about life, love and the pursuit of those who threaten it.

echo-short-action-customsEcho, German Shepherd Dog

Born 06/2011, Barks and growls at everybody. Shop Security.