Who?

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York Guns was started in 1980 by John Smith, who is still very much involved in the day to day running of the company.

John’s vast experience of knowledge and passion for the business has ensured that York Guns has gone from strength to strength over the years.  After nearly 20 years in King Street, John had grown quite a team and the shop was crammed full of stock.  Along with the regular floods each autumn, it became clear that York Guns needed to expand.

The village of Dunnington was chosen for it’s easy access to main roads in and out of York, along with the fact that the shop, warehouse and offices could be designed specifically for purpose, with room to expand when the time came.

The industry may have changed, however the passion and ambition of a young John Smith, has passed on to all York Guns staff to create one of the leading Shooting Suppliers in the UK, with a reputation of knowledge and passion combined with good old fashioned customer service and excellent value for money.