As a teenager, Jesse James developed a natural talent for welding. Within a few years he mastered his skills to do what he loved most, building motorcycles. What began as a one-man operation in his mom’s garage grew into the hugely successful West Coast Choppers brand recognized around the world. Long revered by bike enthusiasts and master craftsmen for creating premier choppers of unparalleled quality and style, Jesse expanded his base even further by appearing in several television programs which focused on his signature craftsmanship, building choppers and restoring classic cars. By the early 2000’s Jesse had single-handedly created a global culture of die-hard West Coast Chopper fans.
In 2010, Jesse relocated from California to Austin, Texas where he has been able to get a fresh start and get back to basics, focusing once again on doing what he loves, working with his hands in his garage, without all the unnecessary distractions.
In 2012, inspired by his passion for guns, Jesse decided to apply his signature craftsmanship to manufacturing firearms with his launch of Jesse James Firearms Unlimited (JJFU). “Making Texas my home has inspired me to pursue my passion for products made in America and one of a kind craftsmanship, and I am proud to apply both to Jesse James Firearms Unlimited.” Since then Jesse has been crafting the concept for his distinguished firearms line with the intention of creating skillfully crafted and highly customizable guns. For the past year and a half, the Austin, Texas based company has been building the first firearms in the line, a .45 caliber 1911 pistol, the “Cisco 1911” and a 5.56 caliber AR-15, the “Nomad AR-15”. Jesse also announced the addition of the “Nomad 10”, an AR-10 in .308 caliber in January of 2015. The full range of JJFU products are available for purchase at www.jjfu.com.
Jesse is also focusing his design and manufacturing capabilities on a revolutionary patented sound suppressor design, JJFU’s Aero-Sonic Sound Suppressor. Ultimately, Jesse James Firearms Unlimited will offer a full span of guns to appeal to military and law enforcement as well as to the individual gun enthusiast and is poised to become the foremost artisan gun collection in the country.