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Closed Friday & Saturday - March 16th & 17th sticky icon

I apologize for any inconvenience but I will be attending seminars on this weekend and will have to close the shop for these 2 days.

I will be available Tues - Thurs from 10am-6pm.

Erik will be available for a few hours Friday for pickups and drop offs, just give us a call.

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Maverick Arms has discovered that a small number of Maverick Hunter Over/Under 12-gauge shotguns (SKU 75445) have been marked incorrectly. The chamber marking indicates that these shotguns are chambered for 3½-inch shells; however, the chambers are manufactured for 2 ¾-inch and 3-inch shells. All Maverick Hunter shotguns are manufactured with 3-inch chambers, not 3½-inch chambers.

Important Ruger Product Safety Bulletin sticky icon

Ruger has issued an Important Ruger Product Safety Bulletin on their Precision Rifle. Clink the link below for full details.

We have checked the serial #'s of the guns we have sold and none are subject to this issue.

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Ruger Mark IV Safety Recall sticky icon

EVERY Ruger Mark IV Mfg. before June 1, 2017 is subject to this recall. Below is a link to a PDF describing the issue and another link to the recall website:



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Daniel Defense Safety Recall sticky icon

If you purchased a Daniel Defense rifle From Parker Arms your serial # has been checked and your rifle is NOT subject to the recall. Please feel free to recheck at the link below. Also the full letter from DDI.


Remington announces recall on 887 Shotgun

Let me first say that if you purchased a Remington 887 shotgun from Parker Arms & Gunsmithing your firearm is not affected by this recall. I have checked our records and verified the serial #'s of the 887"s sold here. The 887's sold here DO NOT fall into the recall group.
If you purchased an 887 elsewhere, or know of someone with a Remington 887, STOP using it immediately until you go to the link below and check the serial #.

PRODUCTS: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.


Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo

This debate will go on forever and with good cause.
Personally I prefer not to use steel cased ammo in my firearms, I am meticulous about the care of my guns and prefer to use only quality brass cased ammo in them.
Here is a link to an article on that does an excellent job of testing both brass and steel cased ammo in identical firearms and comparing the results.
This is a long read with tons of data that may end the debate in your own mind. It has reinforced my reasons for choosing the ammo I do.

Q: How does the legalization of marijuana in CO affect gun ownership?

A: the simple answer is, it will still be illegal for a user of marijuana or any other Federally controlled substance to purchase, posess, or transfer firearms or ammunition.

The ATF has been very clear on this and here is a link to the open letter to FFL's.