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New Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center Coming to Rogers


Popular outdoors retailer adds twelfth Minnesota store, the state’s first Firearms Super Center - ST. PAUL, Minn., April 5th, 2013 --- Spring is an exciting time in Minnesota and outdoor enthusiasts in the Land of 10,000 Lakes will soon have a new place to shop for the best assortment of firearms and ammunition. Minnesota’s own Gander Mountain, the nation’s leading firearms retailer and operator of the largest network of stores specializing in hunting, fishing, camping, marine, outdoor lifestyle and active performance products, announced today the 12th store in Minnesota, and the state’s first dedicated Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center, will open in Rogers, MN, in the late April.

Remodeling and construction activity is underway on an existing 30,000-square-foot facility at 20870 Rogers Drive, near the intersection of I-94 and State Highway 101. The Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center is a new concept which will provide a specialty retail outlet focused specifically on fulfilling the needs of firearms enthusiasts, featuring thousands of new and used firearms of all kinds, and the industry’s best selection of firearms accessories, specialty apparel, ammunition and security.

Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center will buy and sell a huge selection of used firearms and is staffed by firearms specialists on duty to give shoppers more one-on- one service.

"Gander Mountain is already recognized as the firearms experts, but with our latest Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center we are taking the experience of shopping for firearms and accessories to an entirely new level of selection and service," said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain, "We are excited to bring this new retail experience and opportunity to the people of Minnesota and we’re confident that our unmatched selection and the expertise of our specialists will make this a premiere destination for those with an interest in firearms."

The Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center mission is to provide responsible citizens the highest quality solutions for their firearms needs, including safety, security, education and training. Gander Mountain has recently launched a campaign to stress firearms responsibility via a call to action: "With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms." Gander Mountain is encouraging firearms owners to take a responsibility pledge at www.GanderMountain.comand to use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness and encourage accountability on the subject of firearms ownership.

The new store will provide the largest assortment and selection of firearms solutions for hunting, self- defense, recreation, competition and training, while at the same time upholding the highest level of compliance in accordance with all local, state and federal laws. Highly knowledgeable, professional and customer-focused store personnel are ready to assist you to in becoming a satisfied, prepared and well-informed firearms owner and user.

The Rogers store will have all levels of products to fit the needs and interests from beginners to the true firearms enthusiast, and will offer rare and hard-to-find firearms and ammunition. In addition, the store will feature a huge selection of used firearms, and top-level expertise from associates who will walk customers all the way through the selection, purchase and compliance process. Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center also offers a wide selection of hunting clothing and gear designed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind.

"The City of Rogers is truly excited to have such a high-quality, Minnesota-based retailer like Gander Mountain coming to our community," said Rogers mayor Jay Bunting. "Rogers is the ’Gateway to Minnesota’s Northland’ for much of the Twin Cities and we are pleased that Gander Mountain recognized our city as the best location for their new store in the northwest Metro. This addition solidifies Rogers’ growing reputation as the preferred retail destination for outdoor enthusiasts and further expands an already diverse commercial and employment center."

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new Rogers store grand opening celebration will be available at Rogers is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past year, new Gander Mountain stores have opened in Valdosta, GA, Morrisville, NC, Lafayette, IN, Opelika, AL, Florence, AL, and Winston-Salem, NC, with new stores opening in Tuscaloosa, AL, Gastonia, NC, Monroe, NC and other locations to be announced in 2013.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is the nation»s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 119 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.