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About Us

On September 24, 2021, my wife and I purchased Checkpoint Charlies from Charles Justmann, allowing me to come full circle back to my love of firearms. I was originally trained in law enforcement, but was quickly called home to assist my parents with our family-owned dog boarding kennel. When they retired, I returned to college and earned a degree in Information Technology. After spending the last 10 years in Corporate America, I decided to follow my dreams of becoming a small business owner again. With much consideration & after extensive searching, we decided that Checkpoint Charlies was the perfect fit to combine my love of firearms and being a small business owner, with my business background and law enforcement experience. 

My wife is also excited to be a part of this business venture. She has been a physical therapist for 25 years and enjoys reading, landscaping, cooking and soap making in her spare time. We are blessed with two wonderful children, a 19 year old daughter and a 17 year old son. Our daughter graduated from high school this year and it pursuing a degree in elementary education. Our son is active with high school, fishing, weight lifting, football, and downhill skiing. 

We are also the proud owners of two German Shepherds. Kiya, age 6 & well trained, and Skye, 1 year & not so well trained, but a work in progress. They bring so much happiness to our lives & are our security system!

Charlie established Checkpoint Charlies in 2000 and through his hard work, determination and vast knowledge, grew the business into what it is today, great products, great prices and great customer service. We are grateful for the opportunity to purchase this business; Charlie & his wife Anne have been wonderful mentors and continue to support us by sharing their knowledge and wisdom. 

Our goal is to continue providing you with the great customer experience that Checkpoint Charlies has had for the past 20 years!

Our Values

Supporting Those Who Serve or Have Served for the United States of America

We are honored to be conducting business and building friendships with both active and retired military, law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders.

Second Amendment Rights

We are strong supporters of the Second Amendment, the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. 

Customer Commitment

To us this is more than just a business. We believe in treating you like family and providing everyone a great experience with us. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. If at anytime you are not satisfied with your experience, please let us know!

Honesty & Integrity

Offering competitive pricing while earning trust and building lifelong relationships. 

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