Founded in 1974, Olde English Outfitters has been supplying the Miami Valley with quality shooting and hunting equipment for over 40 years. The store has grown dramatically from its humble beginnings as a small operation in the basement of our family home to a 10,000 square foot facility with over 25 full and part-time employees. We have a comprehensive selection of merchandise including over 2,500 guns, a full-line archery "Pro Shop", ammunition, reloading equipment, gun cases, holsters, safes and many other shooting and hunting accessories.
The store was founded by my parents, Ron and Paula English out of a love for collectable firearms and the sports of shooting and hunting. Olde English Gun Shoppe then began with Ron putting his personal collection up for sale. His commitment to service and quality products enabled the “basement” shop to grow rapidly. In 1986 the store could no longer function in its cramped quarters and a new 5,000 square foot building was built to allow for growth and the addition of several new lines of merchandise. The company continued to expand and in 1994 another 5,000 square foot addition was added bringing the facility to its current size.
I began working in the basement store with my parents at the age of 10. Having the same love for hunting and shooting and wanting to follow in my father's footsteps, I graduated high school and went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Throughout college, I traveled home on weekends to work in the store and assist in the construction of the new facility. Mitch English, my cousin, was the first official employee of Olde English starting in 1985 at the age of 23. He was already an avid collector of military firearms and relics and his knowledge of guns and love for shooting gave him an active interest in the business. He now works as our General Manager. Kirt Cornell, also my cousin, started in 1994 as our Warehouse Manager and has transitioned into Operations Manager. Together, we have over 80 years of combined experience in the shooting and hunting industry.
In 2012, my lifelong dream was realized when my wife, Layne, joined me in the business. Her skills of organization and administration complement and enhance our company. Together, we now pursue the next level of growth for Olde English. True to our beginnings, we remain a family run business. Layne and I are both fully committed to these priorities: God, Family, Business - In that order. For that reason, we will always be closed on Sunday to attend our local church and allow staff to be with their families. We are open 6 days a week to serve you.
What makes us different from your other hunting and shooting stores? Our sales staff all actively participates in hunting or shooting sports and they understand what it's like to be on "the other side of the counter". It's easy to find a store that sells hunting and shooting equipment, but it's much more difficult to find someone in those stores who really understands the products and the sports. Our sales staff love being part of this industry, and most of them have been employed here for 5 years or more.
Throughout the company's history, Olde English Outfitters has remained committed to its original goal to provide its customers with excellent service while providing quality shooting and hunting products at a reasonable price. This is truly a store for all your shooting and hunting needs. Come visit us today!