We are excited to announce new branding for team We Plead The 2nd and WPT2. "Pro 2 Customs" delivers a new exciting look and name for all of us here. Other than that, nothing here has changed. Same crew, same ownership, and same great quality services. The name change gave us a better identity in what we do here, offering custom services to the 2A community as well as others. Getting more into industrial coatings, automotive and high temp coatings, fabrication, power coating etc. The name We Plead The 2nd pigeon holed us into only doing firearm coatings, so a refresh was needed.
Pro 2 Customs / We Plead The 2nd .:. 1724 W. 10th Place, Suite 8, Tempe, AZ 85281.
6/10/2023 Update! WE MOVED. Our customer shop hours are between 10:00AM - 6:00PM AZ Time, Tuesday - Friday, and 10:00AM - 2:00PM most Saturday's. There are no public hours Sundays and Mondays. Availablity and customer hours on Saturday's also Vary due to events we host/attend outside of shop, its best to call first or follow us on social media to see where we're at!
07 FFL# 9-86-08551 02 SOT
We do NOT accepting firearm transfers or firearm sales from other dealers. The rare chance for sales will come from one of our in-house builds or special occasions where we are doing work to the gun when it gets here. Firearms transfers sent in from FFL's without a special order or communication to go with it, will be returned. We specialize in custom work, and do not feel general transfers is worth taking time away from the things were good at. Get in contact with us before initiating a dealer transfer to avoid delays and cancellations.
We specialize in Cerakote applications for firearms and industrial markets, being among the few Factory Certified Applicators out there. We offer and have become quite known for our Build-to-Order Kydex Holsters. Hand made quality holsters, you can see and feel the difference when you wear and use them. Lifetime warranty, built for you, to last. We also do custom grip and stipple work and other custom weapon enhancements. Help with custom AR15 and rifle builds, Product Reviews and testing, and public range days. We appreciate your business.
Get to know the team
Bryan - Certified Cerakote Applicator, Product R&D, Creative Director, Fabricator, Owner
Bryan's formal eduction and passion is in art. He graduated ASU in 2012 with a bachelors in Architecture, which he worked in that field for about 6 years before starting WPT2, or now Pro 2 Customs. Always being a gun enthusiast, and then a competitive shooter; starting this company allowed him to bring artistic vision and customizations to the firearms industry. His major work load is the Cerakote and the custom side of our business, ever since he trained our staff on taking over the crafting and development of our kydex products. He was NIC factory cerakote certified in May 2017. Leading the team in welding and fabrication, product design, new ventures, pushing the new brand and identity of the business into all industries. He doesnt like phone calls. Emails are best, since they go to his phone anyway.
Tyrone - Shop Manager and Holster Division Lead
Tyrone came to us in 2015 as a part-time help around the shop, and quickly grew in his manager and technical skills to take over the holster side of our business, freeing up the expansion of our coatings. His customer service skills are what makes him a vital asset to our team, and our day-to-day operations, making sure every customer who calls or stops by gets taken care of. Since Bryan lives in the paint booth now, you're most likely to catch Tyrone when you call or stop by. Pass time he coaches youth soccer so if you want an in with Tyrone, talk sports betting, even better if you speak in German.
Andre - @vuandre - Cerakote Applicator and Motorsports Division Lead
Andre is our newest member to the team. He has been in the firearms industry for 5 years dealing in manufacturing, coating, product design, product testing, and competitive shooting. He has also been a part of the motorcycle and off-road vehicle industry for 10+ years bringing his knowledge and acquired skills to the table to expand our fabrication and Motorsports division. Half of the time you won’t see him because he too lives in the spray booth, other half of the time you’ll see him playing fetch with the shop dog. Officially he is our other cerakoter, but we know him unofficially as the volume police, where you'll see him ask why everybody is yelling or screaming.
Kendl - @kendllyanne - Sales and Marketing
Carpenter and Maker by day and gun enthusiast all around. Kendl is deeply involved with digital and print content, previously written for national gun publications such as Ballistic Magazine and Personal Defense World. She has been hands on within the community with product testing, various disciplines of training, womens events, and modeling for names such as Ballistic Advantage, Vertx, Opscore, and more. Her experience in the community and personality helps her to create fun relatable content for our brand and showcase the shops potential and personality.
TJ - @tjdestroyer - R&D and Marketing
Sometimes you'll find him at the front counter and most of the time you’ll find him at the range. Like most of our staff, TJ came to us first as a customer, back in 2014. In 2016 we started shooting competitions together to get our products some vigorous use, and get our craft out there with some of the pickiest customers in the industry. TJ eventually dragged the shop into sponsorships for local and national major matches, which we grew to embrace, and further our reach of quality products and services in support of this community. His connection to finding and helping new or struggling shooters has been an important energy to this brand we strive to continue; and the knowledge of what quality custom gear can do to bridge the learning curve in striving faster in this sport. With those reps, his help with product R&D and real-use feedback has helped our products and services grow with the changing demands to make sure they keep and hold up.
Viktor - Sales and Marketing
Viktor brings over a decade of small-business experience to WPT2, now Pro 2 Customs, having been involved in a number of other startups in the tech, financial, and medical fields. He looks to bring our Cerakote, holster, and industrial services direct to manufacturers and distributors and to work with them on marketing strategies.
Lea - @leaspeed6 - Social Media and Networking
Lea is a full-time nurse who accidentally burst onto the 2A social media scene. A previous long-time customer of WPT2, she now helps us with our social media and industry networking. As a shooting enthusiast, her weekends are perfect for demonstrating WPT2, now Pro 2 Custom's vast customization services and holster products, and starting conversations with the pro-2A public about what our company can do for them.
Souly - @sxk3gun - Competitive Shooter, Product Testing, BFA
Souly once was a great customer of ours, turned friend and athlete of our brand. His positive energy is perfect to showcase what wild services we offer. Being among the group that shoots the most now, his feedback on holster design, hardware choices, coating and custom services help us stay competitive in the most demanding portion of the shooting industry.
Neil - @thecombataccountant - Competitive Shooter, Product Testing, Tinker Specialist
Neil found us awkwardly through our network of shooters and quickly became one of us, through the drive to do things differently and be noticed for it. This energy was perfect to showcase some of the very custom aspects of our brand and more importantly, embrace the name change to help cover the vast range of things we can do here.
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