I am the designer of the Gargoyle rifle. I built it in the winter of 2006 and took it out on its first hunt in January of 2007. Wild Boar was the quarry and the first kill was the hog on the home page of the website. For a short time the rifle was built by an outside contractor, and sold through a separate vender, but the venture did not "pan out" so the rifle was brought back "in house" in the summer of 2010 along with the exclusive sales. I personally build every rifle from start to finish in my own shop, with my own quality control and superior craftsmanship.