About Us

My name is Chris Lukenbaugh and I am the owner and operator of Aquila.  I have always been a gun enthusiast and began coating guns and performing Gunsmith services part time in 1991.   I have been applying various types of coating systems since 1982 and in 1990 started doing small machining jobs for a machine shop  that produced high speed turbine couplings. I realized that I could utilize these skills to produce some of the most precision rifles available.  In 1986 I received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting  and worked for a  fortune 100 company.  I had enough, retired  and moved on to producing high end rifles full time.  Aquila holds a class  7 Manufacturing FFL.

I personally shoot and inspect every rifle that leaves our doors.  If it doesn't perform, it doesn't leave the shop.  When purchasing a rifle from Aquila, you can rest assured that it is machined to exact tolerances and performs flawlessly.

 

Sincerely,

Chris Lukenbaugh
Aquila
Precision Firearms

chris@aquilafirearms.com

Our Name "Aquila"

Aquila means "Eagle" in Latin. 

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Aquila was also the name of a tentmaker who worked (Acts 18:2-3) and traveled (Acts 18:18) with Paul.  Paul praised Aquila and his wife, Priscilla for risking their lives for him. (Romans 16:3-4)