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The Hampel's Story

Hampel’s Inc., the traditional family owned Michigan company established in 1919, has reached an agreement to sell its guns & gunsmithing business to Meirelles Industries LLC, effective 31st December 2016. The new entity will do business as Hampel’s Gun Co. and will continue to operate in the facility located at 104 Mackey Drive, Traverse City, MI.

Hampel's Gun Co.

Mr. Karl Hampel has successfully led Hampel’s Inc. since 1977 and will continue to participate in the future of Hampel’s Gun Co. in advisory and consulting roles.

Rodrigo Meirelles, president of Meirelles Industries LLC, will be leading day to day operations of Hampel’s Gun Co.

“Hampel’s Inc. has an impeccable reputation for fairness, diligence, professionalism, and discretion, and is the oldest firearms retailer in continuous operation in North America. We believe that by combining the profound industry knowledge and extensive customer relationships of Hampel’s highly professional staff with our proven track record in marketing and business strategy we have a very robust business,” said Rodrigo Meirelles. “We are honored to have been selected by Karl Hampel and the Hampel family to lead Hampel’s guns & gunsmithing in its second century of successful operations.”

With a long history of customer service, we value every client, and treat the needs of our clients with the individual attention they deserve. If you are looking for a firearm for self-defense, target shooting, hunting or even collecting, you can be sure that our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right firearm for you, be that a Smith & Wesson or Ruger or maybe a Perazzi or Krieghoff.

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