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Sturgis Guns announces new location, proposed expansion

F.Ganje - May 1, 2018

STURGIS, SD – Gun and ammo manufacturing has put Sturgis, SD on the map in many ways.  Now, plans for a new state-of-the-art, full service gun center located in Vanocker Canyon could bring even more in the way of business and events.

Justin and Tammy Bohn opened Sturgis Guns almost three years ago along Junction Avenue. Business has been increasing ever since, including the addition of both  U-Haul and FedEx service centers. The business has been met with strong customer support, says Tammy Bohn.  “Our diverse offering of services helps us,” says Tammy. “And I would say our rural trade in guns and ammo needs is really strong. A lot of folks reload so they’ll call before coming to town to get an order in.” She adds, “And we’re full service – from gun sales to gunsmithing to custom rifle builds.”

The building that houses their current location has been sold.  That left the Bohns considering where to relocate.  Family friends and sisters Katherine Martel and Martha Ward, offered the business a home on the Davenport Ranch property, south of town.  Plans are for a temporary structure to be open May 31, 2018. Still under revision are plans for two buildings to be constructed. The first is a 9,000 square foot building with four, indoor shooting lanes to be completed in 2018. The second building will include 100 yard lanes – the only one in South Dakota and one of only a few nation-wide.  “I think our plans to expand and to offer many events – to a variety of firearm and sporting interests – is a promising development for us and the community,” says Bohn. 

Plans are to involve community area youth organizations as well as adults to take advantage of instruction opportunities and sporting leagues.  Bohn feels it gives youth the place to learn about firearms and the responsible use of them. Archery will also be offered.  “I think education is very, very important,” says Bohn. “Whether as self-protection, for hunting or sporting, having a place to learn and practice the basics goes a long way towards an informed public.” 

The address of the new location is 3309 Vanocker Canyon Road.  Bohn invites customers and others to keep posted on the new location and expansion through Sturgis Gun social media. “We’re so excited about this.  We can see growing development on the south end of town. And we think our planned expansion is a good fit for the Sturgis community and surrounding region.” 

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785