I was blessed as a child with relatives that loved firearms and hunting. At the age of 7 or 8 I can remember traveling to all the northern Indiana and lower Michigan Gun Shops with my Grandpa. We would visit in these stores and I remember thinking how awesome it was. The owners of those shops treated me so nice and would almost always have candy or a Popsicle or something small for me. It was one of the lasting and most heart felt memories as a child. Memories of places such as Norms, Lingle's, Lake of the Woods, Terry’s Place, Strange's, Lunker's, and Anderson's just to name a few of the shops that have influenced our look and decor of our shop.
I knew by my teenage years that I would someday own a gun shop and in fact myself and a friend in school (I think around 8th grade) had to do a business plan and “run” a business on paper for a semester. It was the B & E Gun shop and was one of the only things I ever got an A+ on.
My plan along with my wife was to some day retire and start a small little gun shop next to our house and have a small collection with limited hours. Well, the Lord had bigger plans for us and our vision. In 2015 with our son graduating soon and the corporate world becoming less appealing, we had a family conversation regarding my dream of a gun shop. Through much thought, and prayer we came to the conclusion that we needed to make a leap of faith and start a family business together.
This was a big leap, out in the middle of nowhere and many thought we had lost our minds. But we felt perfectly at ease with the decision and it moved forward with a lot of hard work, planning and help from so many friends. We have been blessed with dozens of incredible people in our lives and the weeks prior to opening, so many of them were here, painting, building, welding, installing things, just anything they could help with, they did. It was an amazing time and Two Bear Arms Gun Shop and Range opened it’s doors in August of 2016!
Our growth has humbled us beyond words! We love our customers and what we do every day! Every day we have more and more first-time visitors and the growth in just these few short years has led us to our next expansion. In March of 2020 we are starting the new addition to our shop and with faith we will grow yet again.
I wish to thank you if you are a current customer with us. Please know that your support of our small family business is not taken lightly. We promise to you that we will always strive to bring you our very best service, product selection, at absolutely fair prices.
If you are not a customer yet and are reading this to decide to visit us or not, rest assured that you will find a clean building, with a kind staff with a passion for what we do, a selection of used and new firearms that we are adding to weekly. We will always strive to build the maxim inventory we can (currently over 750 guns). We hope that when you get here, you instantly feel appreciated, and are treated with an old fashion style of service that many people are to young to remember.
We look fondly at our past years and we look with great hope to the future and we hope to be “not just the place” to buy a firearm, but a destination back in time a little bit, when service mattered, having fun and a simple smile can prove that.
Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you,
Owner & Founder
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Each of our Team Members bring something unique to our collective culture – a diversity of experience, gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, abilities, and more. Across all of our Brands, diversity is not something we mark off a list; it is something we celebrate in many ways. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
The very foundation of our business was built on the idea that "Customer Service is Everything." We want everyone to feel warm and welcome when they shop with us. We don't want to be your local box store, we want to be your neighborhood family business. Welcome to the Family!
We want to preserve the 2nd Amendment, as we would our planet. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by proper Lead Processing and Disposal, Waste Management, Responsibly Sourced Paper, LED Lighting, Energy Star™ Rated Electronics & Systems, and we are far from finished with the list. To ask less of the planet, we ask more of ourselves.
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Our 2nd Amendment rights are forever being threatened by foreign and domestic powers. We want to keep or 2nd Amendment unconditional for generations to come by making generous donations regularly to the NRA-ILA, Friends of the NRA, NSSF, and many more.