About 5 Toes Custom
5 Toes Custom is an idea of helping combat wounded vets and giving back to charity by building handcrafted precision rifles. When the founder, John Wayne Walding, lost his leg in Afghanistan, he had trouble trying to find his new “North Star.” He found his star through his close, yet unlikely friend, David Feherty. David and John met in 2008 they have played 0 rounds of golf but shot more than 10,000 rounds of ammo together. It was their love for long-range marksmanship that drove the idea to manufacture the most accurate rifle. John then found a master gunsmith, by the name of Dick Cook, to show him the art of handcrafting rifles. After months of empty Red Bull cans and broken bits Dick was able to teach a not so old dog a new trick.
John built one, two, then ten rifles and realized his new passion in life. But he couldn’t just build rifles; he needed something that meant more to him. 5 Toes Custom became a place where combat wounded vets could also come find their North Star. Knowing that there are many other transitioning vets; the decision to give them the opportunity for the same direction was an easy one.
The next step to ensuring something bigger is by giving back to charity. Even though 5 Toes Custom is a FOR PROFIT company, they will always give back by donating a portion of profits to deserving charities.
This is what makes 5 Toes Custom unique. By providing the finest handcrafted custom rifle, built by great Americans, and giving back to charities, 5 Toes Custom will always succeed in the firearms industry.