Serving Montana since 2008

"There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."
- Robert A. Heinlein


Empire Arms & Ammo - guns, ammo & gunsmithing, Manhattan, MT

Dale Fricke Holsters
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The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) promotes and defends the rights of Montana gun owners.

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"Thank you for making a nervous girl feel comfortable and welcome. I also loved that the course was laid back but still to the point."


"Everyone was so great and friendly. I felt great about my first time shooting."


"You all are very knowledgeable. Covering the laws was extremely beneficial and I also appreciated that you took time to answer our questions."


"This is my 2nd time taking the basic pistol class. Thank you for letting me take this class as many times as I want for free. Very informative. Very fun day."

"This staff was great - personable, knowledgeable, helpful and fun to listen to. They made what could have been a long and boring day into an entertaining and educational day."

"I wanted to thank you again for the training yesterday. Your patience, professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail were greatly appreciated!  (And thank you for not laughing at this old gal running around lol) I will definitely be back for more courses and to practice."

"I wanted to reach out and thank you for the instruction in the Carbine 1 class. I learned more about my carbine than I had anticipated, and I’ve now got a foundation for tactics. In just one day of class, I gained significant confidence in my handling of the American carbine. I look forward to taking more classes from you in the future."

"Thank you for a great class. I learned a lot and feel more capable in carrying my handgun. I appreciate that there is an organization like yours that makes it easy to get educated and safe and I didn’t have to travel very far to get it done."