American Pistolsmiths Guild Seal Of Approval is designed
to set gold standards for the firearms and related industries.
The “Approved Seal” will be placed
on products having passed a rigorous test of function and quality
which will raise the product above others in the same field and
class. These “sealed” products will be what others
in the field will have to equal or surpass in form, quality and
function in order to be held to the same or higher quality standard.
Pistolsmiths Guild (APG) has been “sealing”
the finest pistolsmiths in the nation for over twenty
years. The Guild sets gold standards for work,
products and business procedures as each member has gone through
rigorous grading, scrutiny, observation, and critical examination
in order to become a member and is in constant pressure to keep
their quality of work and business at the highest standard. The
APG has gained the experience and has become a respected member
of the firearms community as have its individual members.
submitted for an APG Seal Of Approval will have to pass
tests which will seek answers to questions such as, “does
the product perform the job for which it was intended?”
Other questions such as, “Is the quality of the product
such that it will have a long, useful life greater than anything
else in the field,” “is the product ergonomically
designed for it to be used with comfort and ease for possibly
long periods of time,” and “is the product finished
in such a way as to be pleasing to the eye?” Depending on
the product and its use in commerce there may be specific questions
designed to that particular product and its use.
Seal Of Approval will be used to seal products manufactured
in the United States Of America only. No foreign made products
marketed under a foreign manufacturer will be eligible to be graded
for the Seal. However, goods made by a foreign manufacturer under
the watchful eye of a Quality American manufacturer will be considered
for grading for the Seal Of Approval.