Address

143 N. State St. 

Morgan, Ut 84050

 

Phone

801-829-3030

Fax 801-829-3878

Store Hours

 Wed - Fri 10:00-7:00

Saturdays 10:00-5:00

Sun-Tues Closed

 

The Morgan News printed an article about D&S Guns. We are delighted to have a good business relationship with them.

D&S Guns opens for business, honors local heroes 

Article Date: 
30 January, 2015 - 12:50

Morgan residents have begun flocking to the county’s newest store, D&S Guns, which has opened for business at 143 N. State Street adjacent to Fairway Glass.  

The company is headed by Dee Rawson, chief executive officer, and Sean Leary, chief financial officer.  In addition, Marie Rawson, Dee’s wife, works full-time at the store, while Janell Leary, Sean’s wife, will assist with the website and work in the store during the summer months.

D&S Guns offers full service to customers in terms of handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition and optics.  Services will include virtually all aspects of gunsmithing.  Dee said that the reception so far has been tremendous and that “the phone has been ringing off the hook” with inquiries.

One niche area that the company will fill is reloading ammunition to enable customers to save substantial money over retail prices.  Dee explained, “Reloading ammo involves a four-step process.  We will have the latest technology to reload ammo at a fraction of new ammo prices.”  He explained that .22 shells cannot be reloaded because of their design, but most other ammunition is designed with the capability to be reloaded.  “We will teach reloading to our customers and have a progressive reloading machine that the customer can rent and load their own ammo.  Because there is not a cost savings to customers, however, we won’t be reloading shotgun shells.”
The Rawsons are familiar to many Morgan County residents.  The couple has lived with their two daughters in Mountain Green since 2004.

Dee Rawson worked for Impact Guns for the past 10 years.  Prior to that job, he was an independent gunsmith for several years.  Dee was one of the most sought-after employees at Impact, as he designed and built custom rifles, shotguns and handguns.  

“I have been around guns since I was a child.  My grandfather worked for John M. Browning in Ogden, and guns have always been a part of my life,” said Dee, a four-time Utah State champion in pistol competition.  He has been ranked as high as 25th in the nation in handgun competition.

Marie Rawson worked for Impact Guns for the past 7 years and became a NRA-certified instructor in 2008.  She has been working with The Well Armed Woman organization, where she teaches classes for the Northern Wasatch Chapter.  Marie remarked, “I truly enjoy being able to teach women to be empowered to defend themselves and feel comfortable with their firearm.”  

Patrons have appreciated her customer-first approach and knack for understanding people’s needs.  Like her husband, Marie prefers to take a one-on-one approach, which she describes as “sitting down with the customer, defining their needs and getting them the gun that they can safely operate and fill their needs.”  
She discussed the company’s philosophy.  “Customer relationships are tremendously important.  We want to deal with people person-to-person so we can help them find exactly what they are looking for.  We want to help out the community and hopefully bring others to our store and other stores in the community.”

Sean Leary’s life story is an amazing one.  Sean has worked at fire departments in areas such as New York City; Fluvanna County, Virginia; and H.C.M.C in Minnesota serving as a heavy rescue specialist and paramedic.  He began his training at the age of 17. In addition, Sean served in law enforcement at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport for several years before returning to New York to care for his terminally ill father.  
Sean was also a paramedic in New York City when the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, took place.  He was one of the first paramedics up the north tower. Sean credited with saving a multitude of lives that day and remained on station for six months aiding in the recovery efforts.  Sean has extensive experience with guns and is also a former employee of Impact Guns.  

Company owners have a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for those who have served in the various branches of the military and our local Morgan heroes.  Throughout the store, customers will see authentic military flags for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.  There will also be a “Morgan Heroes Wall,” which will pay tribute to Morgan County law enforcement, community servants and firefighters.  In addition, there are tribute flags listing each of the 9/11 search-and-rescue fallen heroes and the other individuals who perished in 9/11.  

Marie indicated that we should never lose sight of those events, as she explained that “more people died in 9/11 than in Pearl Harbor.  We should always honor those who died in this event and those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom.”

The 3300 square-foot store is now open to the general public.  Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.  For questions, call D&S Guns at (801) 829-3030 or send an email to marier@dsguns.com.