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 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.

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 no 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 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 two sons Charlie and Jack 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 2015. Sarah will be one of the first professionals 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.


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 1983. Gabby is a newer team member at Short Action Customs. She works daily with Sarah ensuring our phone calls and E-mails are answered in an efficient manner.  Gabby is always seen with a huge smile on her face!



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 works in the office with Sarah and Gabby and has been with Short Action Customs since 2017. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

Echo, German Shepherd Dog

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