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.