About Us

Randy C.

Randy Covington

Founder, Owner

Hi, I’m Randy Covington, the founder of Katanga Arms. I’m a 33-year-old single dad to two amazing kids, and I live in Roy, Utah – just a stone’s throw away from Ogden, where the legendary John Browning started the Browning firearms company.
I fell in love with building shotguns about 10 years ago, and it quickly became one of my passions. I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new places, and building things with my own two hands. But most of all, I love being a dad and spending time with my kids.
I started Katanga Arms because I wanted to take control of my financial future and provide a better life for my family. As a single dad, it was important for me to find a way to make money on my own terms, without having to sacrifice time with my kids. Katanga Arms is more than just a business to me – it’s a way to pursue my passions, support my family, and share my love of building with others.”

At Katanga Arms, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative shotgun-building kits that empower our customers to create something truly unique. Whether you’re an experienced gunsmith or a first-time builder, we believe that everyone can benefit from the satisfaction of building something with their own hands. We can’t wait to help you start your own shotgun-building journey!

Our purpose is rooted in our name: Katanga Arms. The Katanga Lion from Africa represents strength, courage, and independence – qualities that we strive to embody in everything we do. Whether you’re looking to build your own shotgun for sport, hunting, or personal protection, we’re here to support you on your journey. At Katanga Arms, we’re more than just a business – we’re a community of builders, explorers, and innovators who believe that anything is possible if you’re willing to put in the work.

Our Purpose