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TRAVIS MOREY

Travis is our lead gunsmith and finishing/refinishing specialist. He's been an avid hunter and gun enthusiast for most of his life. If you want your firearm custom-painted, Travis is your guy. He has been trained and certified by DuraCoat, Glock, Core 15 and Double Star. Travis is a master at his craft.

TYLER SCISSOM

Son of a US Army Ranger, Tyler was exposed to firearms at a young age, quickly learning proper shooting techniques and gun safety. He's a regular 3-Gun, IDPA and IPSC competitor, currently holding three 3-Gun medals. He's also an instructor and our resident NFA geek with expertise in silencers, SBR's and machine guns.

MATT BRIAN

Matt is our expert machinist. He can make anything and to the most rigorous of specs! He once manufactured an item for use on a NASA space shuttle, but of course, we can't share the details. Matt's our go-to guy for handcrafting the perfect suppressor and he's always eager to conquer any challenging custom projects!

BRETT DUNN & BAYLA PAIGE

Brett is the son of a 101st Army Airborne Sniper and Law Enforcement officer. Brett started shooting at an early age and has never stopped. If you live around Cleveland, you have probably seen Brett in some of his other jobs (Bradley County Fire Department – Volunteer Supervisor and Traffic Safety with City of Cleveland). Brett says the favorite part of his job at Cleveland Shooting Sports is the interaction with the many customers and hearing their stories. He is very proficient with Pistol shooting and has experience helping with the TN Carry Class Instruction.

SAM TRIPLETT

The actual dog lover of the team, Sam, has been around guns since a very young age. Originally from Cleveland, he is working on his bachelors degree so you will only see him from time to time here at the shop. Sam runs the E-commerce side of the store and sometimes is out on the floor helping customers. On his spare time he is either out in nature or at the shooting range perfecting his skills. He says the best part about working here is playing with the (4) dogs: Lucky, Lily, Cami and Billy.

NICK SHIRLEY

Nick is the baby of our team. He is a late bloomer when it comes to guns but he has learned a lot already and will continue to do so. Shooting is now a hobby for Nick along with Cars. Shooting started with a pellet gun and has morphed into hand guns and long guns. He says it is difficult to pick between the two – he just loves to shoot whatever. He is giving the rest of the team some competition when it comes to marksmanship. Nick says it is the best first job! The best part of working here is being able to see and handle all of the unique stuff that we get in.


THU-HA & WARREN DUNCAN

My father got his Federal Firearms License in 1968 (the first year an FFL was required to sell firearms). I was born in 1969 and a few years later, I was hanging out with my dad in his shop “Dunk’s Gun Shop” learning how to reload shotgun shells and sort brass. I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 17 22lr revolver when I was twelve with paper route money. At sixteen I bought a Smith model 57 41 magnum. I still own both revolvers and the love of guns has never dwindled.

In March of 2008, my wife and I purchased Volunteer Ordnance Works. In 2013, we changed the name to Cleveland Shooting Sports when we added an indoor range to our services.

This is a family business. All of the members of our family have put in many hours, blood, sweat and tears. All of our children (2 boys and 4 dogs) are still involved in the business today. We have worked countless gun shows. We have driven in blizzards, sat up at shows on Christmas day, and even had a car wreck together. We have struggled and sacrificed so much over the years, but we did it together and have been blessed because of it.

This is a family business. All of the members of our family have put in many hours, blood, sweat and tears. All of our children (2 boys and 4 dogs) are still involved in the business today. We have worked countless gun shows. We have driven in blizzards, sat up at shows on Christmas day, and even had a car wreck together. We have struggled and sacrificed so much over the years, but we did it together and have been blessed because of it.

Our family extends to our staff also. While they are not directly related to us, we try to provide a family feel to our business. We have been blessed with a great staff and have had the opportunity to meet so many good people. Our store believes in this community and we enjoy giving back. It is amazing (in a scary way) what it takes to run a business, but when someone asks: How’s business? I like to say “going pretty good, don’t have to get a real job yet.”

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