a month ago
I love this shop It has a nice family feel to it! The owner will help you personally and with happy gusto. They will pay top dollar for your used guns and if your looking for odd caliber ammo I'm sure they have it.
- john b
9 months ago
When in a few weeks ago to get a rifle Hard time getting anything do to what is going on with the virus scare . Was able to order something .... Took longer then what we both thought but was do to the virus and shipping. Very nice people that work there and very Helpful as well. There starting to get more ammo and firearms in. The day I walked in .well everything was gone . Did not have any hand guns . And about out of all ammo as well. But it was all due to what is going on here right ...... I give them 10 star if I could ......
- mike l
7 months ago
Would definitely recommend this shop come on down to bullet stop gun shop Maddison’s welcomes you
- Nocturnal W

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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