|The world of rimfire shooting lost a true friend, and the gun culture lost a master craftsman, with the passing of Dino Longueira of Majestic Arms this week.
One of the old school gunsmiths — proud to be the last remaining gunsmith in New York City — Dino was an inventor and a problem solver. he took on the challenge of turning Ruger’s .22 pistols into true target guns, and when the Rimfire Challenge was created he was quick to sign up and make Majestic’s presence felt.
He and his wife Joanne joined us at our World Championships in October, where his good nature and willingness to help shooter out with any problem created a whole new generation of fans.
Dino contributed so very much in his 40 years of gunsmithing, and we all benefitted. He supported our sports because he loved our sports and he, in turn, was loved. Our culture lost a true master, and we are lessened by the loss.