a month ago
I go at least once a week to go through the deals on the tables. I don't get the feeling they are trying to pay the mortgage off of my single purchase when I do buy something, unlike other places. Other places are still asking for more money than online stores for ammo. The owner doesn't hesitate to help out...all around a great experience every time.
- Richard E
a month ago
I've only shopped online with Madison Guns, as I live in another state. But I've got to say that I'm very impressed with the prices even though they're COVID prices, they are much better than anyone else. They also have good shipping times and they even ship to NY (most companies are afraid to do that even though it's legal to do so) great company and great prices.
- James L
a month ago
Bery knowledgeable staff. Good inventory and pricing. Better than the bigger shops!
- CR S

Madisons Gun History

Madison Gun Shop (history)
Clyde Madison Started the family business in 1960 as a bait and tackle shop. Chuck (Jims dad) worked at his side until 1967 when the Harlem road property was purchased and the first gun shop was opened. Chuck and Shirley Madison ran the store with sons, Chuck,Dave and Jim until 1985 when they turned the store over to them. Chuck and Shirley then opened the "Rush Creek gun shop in Stockton Ill. Tom Madison worked at that store with his parents. In 1988 Jim and Doreen opened what is called today "Bullet stop" on Hwy 251 in Machesney Park . Later buying out the old location on Harlem and moving back to the home site. In 2009 Bullet Stop Missouri opened. Steve Madison took over the Harlem location in 2015 and was the sole owner. This week another chapter has evolved as Tom Madison opened under the name "Madison guns" at the Harlem location. We thank our customers for being supporting these stores for the many decades ! Many knew Dave Madison who also had his own store in Rockford and Belvidere. His wisdom and knowledge was unsurpassed. Dave sadly passed a few years back.
The Missouri store is going strong and the future of the Harlem road store looks bright as Tom moves it towards the future.

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2100 Harlem Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
United States

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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