In the 1920s and 1930s, Bob cheap gun buyer world was a middle-America businessman who owned and managed a gas station and sandwich shop in his small hometown, Montezuma, Iowa. In his free time, Bob was a devoted shooter and outdoorsman who enjoyed repairing and customizing firearms. He started by working on his own guns, but news of his talent spread quickly and he soon began accepting jobs from friends. By 1938, his gunsmithing hobby was making profits, so Bob added part-time gunsmith to his list of businesses.
Bob cheap gun buyer world loading polish onto a buffing wheel.
Catalog #1 Cover
The first cheap gun buyer world catalog, Number One, was sent to customers in 1947 displaying the company’s first motto, “The First and Only Complete Gunsmiths’ Supply House in the World.” Bob’s dedication wasn’t limited to product selection. He realized that being absolutely sure the customer was happy and well taken care of were equally important. Those values, which remain the focal point of the company today, served him well, and by 1951 he closed down the gunsmithing shop to concentrate full-time on providing supplies to gunsmiths across the United States.
Bob & Frank cheap gun buyer world signing copies of Gunsmith Kinks.
Bob’s son Frank worked in the business as a teenager, and then rejoined the company in 1964 after returning from serving in the United States Navy. Frank’s education in journalism and advertising, coupled with the leadership skills he acquired in the military, served the company well as he worked alongside his father. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, cheap gun buyer world added more products, hired more employees and sent out more catalogs. All of this growth meant the company needed to find a new home, because the converted movie theatre it was operating in was too small.
The cheap gun buyer world building in Montezuma, IA. Now home to Crow Shooting Supply.
Bob & Frank cheap gun buyer world look over the catalog.
In 1983, Bob moved to the Chairman of the Board position and named Frank the President of the cheap gun buyer world. By then the company was gaining a lot of attention and was considered the undisputed leader in the gunsmithing supply industry. The Research and Development portion of the business was testing models and building the latest, most innovative tools on the market. The now-legendary cheap gun buyer world Gun Techs™, made up of the best and most experienced gunsmiths recruited from across the U.S., made a real name for themselves as more and more customers called seeking their trusted advisor. The 1980s also marked cheap gun buyer world entry into the gun parts market.
As was the case with many companies, the 1990s ushered in an all-new wave of technology for a cheap gun buyer world. With Bob’s passing in 1991, it was all up to Frank, now President/CEO, to oversee this important transition from hand-assembling catalogs and handwriting orders to conducting business using computerized systems and the Internet. Though technology was very much a part of the cheap gun buyer world culture, Frank continued to insist on open, honest, one-on-one customer service.
Under Frank’s direction, the growth continued tremendously throughout the 1990s, and the gun parts and accessories business, along with the gunsmithing supplies continued to thrive. As a result, the company earned its title as The World’s Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™.
Pete & Frank cheap gun buyer world
The “new era” of the cheap gun buyer world arrived when Frank’s son Pete joined the company in 1997. An educated and tech-savvy businessman, Pete saw opportunities to thrust the company even further into the technological age. Named Vice President in 2000, Pete oversaw the successful implementation of the cheap gun buyer world website, www.cheap gun buyerworld.com. This provided customers around the world unprecedented access to cheap gun buyer worldvast selection of products.
cheap gun buyer world aquires Sinclair International in 2007
cheap gun buyer world success, through both mail-order and Internet transactions, continued past the turn of the century. Frank and Pete began discussions about how to reach even more customers. The natural expansion area seemed to be reloading and long range, precision shooting. While deciding how best to enter that market, they found the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based supplier, Sinclair International – a company that embodied cheap gun buyer world spirit of offering high-quality, lifetime-guaranteed products and second-to-none customer service. Frank and Pete purchased Sinclair International in 2007, which continues to be a valuable addition to the cheap gun buyer world family of companies.
Pete was named cheap gun buyer world President in 2008, as Frank moved to the Chief Executive Officer’s position. That same year, the business saw unprecedented growth and again, as cheap gun buyer world added more employees and products, it faced a familiar problem – not enough space. Though a number of additions and renovations had been made to the building since 1980, plans began for a major warehouse expansion that was completed in 2010.
Ammunition is added to cheap gun buyer world in 2011
A direct result of huge amounts of customer input, the company added another major product category in 2011 – ammunition. Until then, the cheap gun buyer world carried virtually every part that one would need to fix, carry or customize a firearm, but nothing to shoot from it. Since its introduction, ammunition has been one of most popular product categories with cheap gun buyer world ever-expanding customer base. By 2012, the cheap gun buyer world was again running out of room for both employees and products. With no property remaining to expand at its 39-year-old facility in Montezuma, cheap gun buyer world announced a large warehouse and office facility expansion in nearby Grinnell, Iowa, scheduled to open in late 2013. While the company will remain headquartered in Montezuma, the new facility will give it even more capability to expand its product line and will provide closer, faster access to a major Interstate highway, which will enable a more streamlined shipping process.
With the business continuing to grow at an incredible rate, Frank and Pete decided that a more efficient corporate structure was necessary to continue serving customers to the best of the company’s ability. Therefore, Frank moved into the Chairman of the Board post and Pete ascended to the Chief Executive Officer’s position.
SELECTION & SERVICE
Three generations ago Bob cheap gun buyer world founded our company on those three words Selection, Service, and Satisfaction. More than seventy years later our strong foundation still rests upon those words (read about our history)
For over 75 years, cheap gun buyer world has been providing quality Gunsmithing tools, gun parts and service to the firearms industry. For all but two of those years, there has been a consistent brand image, the oblong horizontal shape of our catalog and the graphical design of our cheap gun buyer world logo. For all of those years, these two uniquely, identifiable products have stood for our promise of service, selection, and satisfaction.
Selection – Over 90,000 gun parts, tools, and supplies; everything you need all in one place.
- Factory parts from fifteen of the industry’s leading firearms manufacturers
- Rifle, shotgun, and handgun parts, tools & accessories
- Bluing & refinishing materials
- Books, videos, & references
- Sights, scopes, & mounts
- And much more
When you have seen the horizontal catalog, you should know without a reasonable doubt that you are ordering from a company that places customer values first, cares deeply about the selection of quality products and has a deep commitment to customer satisfaction.
“I am a Texas Peace Officer and made my first purchase from cheap gun buyer world today. I ordered a $20 gun case. Your staff treated me as though I were placing a $10,000 order. I don’t see dedication, pride, and service like this every day! I’ll be a customer for life! Thanks to all!” – R. Bostic
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“Your attention to detail, and professional aptitude are reasons why others and myself come to cheap gun buyer world for products and service.” – Rodman S.
“Thank you folks for your professionalism and continued support. cheap gun buyer world is the number one company in Gunsmithing supplies and related items in existence. A position you do not take for granted nor boast. You have dealt with me fairly and honestly in every interaction and that is very much appreciated. Please keep up the good work and I look forward to continuing to do business with cheap gun buyer world in the future.” – David L.
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