We are now accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Thank you to all our customers for your support!!!

All business hours are by appointment only. Delivery estimates and job estimates are just that, estimates. We are at the mercy of some manufacturers and distributors for build and repair parts. We try and keep a reasonable stocking inventory on the parts we commonly use so those parts should be readily available. After receiving your firearm for repair a quote will be sent to the email address you provided. Repairs and parts will not begin or be ordered until the quote is accepted. THE HOURLY RATE FOR REPAIRS IS $85.00/HR. The "Services" button has job pricing. Please see if your services are listed there before calling and asking for a quote. Firearms can be dropped off at 2109 E Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 (located in Franke Plating), if you do not have an appointment or Steve is not in the shop. Customers have 7 days after receiving their invoice and notification to retrieve their firearm and make payment. There is a 2% service & storage fee every day past the 7-day window. 

Testimonials

I would highly recommend training with Steve to family, friends, or co-workers and can't wait to return again!

John Farmer


Steve,

I would like to thank you for taking your time yesterday to do one-on-one training with me. You did an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating the correct way to fire a firearm. 

Again thank you for your time and expertise! I will definitely be referring you to my friends and family!!!

Sincerely,

Tracy Carbaugh


Awesome private class for my grandson aged 15. Steve spent a lot of time with him. Great instructor!

Diane Williams



The journey so far...

Here are a few of our great distributors and manufacturers we carry. We are growing daily as dealers for the fine companies represented above. Stay tuned as we continue to add to the family of manufacturers and distributors that support us and your shooting sports needs.

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Training

Join us for one of our upcoming training classes!

NRA Certified Courses

NRA Basic Pistol Phase 1 - https://basicpistol.nra.org/


BOOK YOUR PHASE 2 COURSE HERE!

http://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting from the top firearms training organization in the world! The course is the first steps for you to obtain the proper certification for your concealed carry permit in some states. Be sure to contact your county, city or state to find out whether this course fulfills the requirement. Qualify for your concealed carry permit the right way with the NRA!  


$250 per student (includes course materials (Phase 2), ammunition, range fees, targets, gun rental and catered lunch)


ADDITIONAL NRA COURSE HERE!

https://firearmtraining.nra.org/student-courses/

US Concealed Carry Association Courses (USCCA)

With all the information out there about protecting your home, your family, and yourself, trying to decide where to start can be daunting—overwhelming, even.

The Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals module is designed to bring the most crucial information related to home and personal defense to the forefront of your journey, providing you with easy-to-understand concepts necessary to becoming your family’s ultimate protector.


$250 per student (includes course materials, ammunition, range fees, targets, gun rental and catered lunch)


https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/membership/?offer_id=56&aff_id=676465 (USCCA Membership Information)

One-on-One SIRT Training Courses

BOOK YOUR CLASS HERE!!

http://www.hillsideshootingsports.com/book-online


As a concealed carry holder, you know training is critical. Proficiency with the pistol is inextricably intertwined with safety with a pistol. The more we handle a pistol properly with her finger off the trigger and have an awareness of the muzzle, the better off we will be if we have to use higher-level to force in a critical incident.

The training does not have to be an onerous time burden. Of course we have to train live fire, but a good portion of our gun handling can be done off the range in very short training anytime during the day.


$65 - $110 per hour

Tailored firearms training for you

BOOK YOUR CLASS HERE!!

http://www.hillsideshootingsports.com/book-online


What is your shooting goal and where do you want to go??

Marksmanship, Defense/Concealment Carry or Competition?

Everyone is looking for training for different reasons from a 1st time shooter or a seasoned shooter.  During each session your firearms instructor will give you an assessment and advise you on where to go next in you firearms training journey.


- Pistol, Shotgun or Rifle

- One-On-One Training

- Couples or Group Training

- Corporate Security Training

- Classroom

- Situational Awareness

- Indoor and Outdoor Training

Skill-sets:

- Fundamentals of Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Shooting

- Firearms safety

- Firearms function

- Firearms maintenance

- Sight Picture and Sight Alignment

- Grip Structure

- Shooting Stance / Position

- Trigger Control

- Marksmanship 

Latest News

The store at 4593 E. Station Road, Roanoke, IN is now open, located at the Hillside Shooting Sports Outdoor Rifle Range (just to the right once you enter the gate)!

Owner

Steve Townes retired in 2018 after 25 years in the US Army.  He has mentored, taught, and coached hundreds of Soldiers in the fundamentals of pistol and rifle shooting, direct contact and close quarters combat. He has deployed in both a combat and combat support role. He attended his initial gunsmith training at the American Gunsmithing Institute and the US Army's Armorer Course.

Awards

Federal Firearms License

Certified Master Gunsmith

Smith & Wesson Armorer

US Army Small Arms Master Gunner

NRA Certified Pistol

NRA Certified Rifle

NRA Certified Range Safety

US Army Certified Small Group Instructor

US Army Basic Instructor

US Army Battle Focused Instructor 

US Army Expert Marksman Rifle

US Army Expert Pistol

US Army Expert Machinegunner

US Army Expert Grenadier

Indiana Veteran Business Enterprise (IBVE)

Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE),

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) 

 Army Commendation Medal (3)

Army Achievement Medal (4)

Army Good Conduct Medal (3)

Army Reserves Component Achievement Medal (2)

Army Service Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal (2)

Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (2)

Iraq Campaign Medal (3)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/”M” Device (2)

Army Reserves Components Achievement Medal

NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2)

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon (2)

IN Volunteer Emblem (2)

IN Emergency Service Ribbon

IN Overseas Ribbon (3)

IN Long Service Medal (2)

IN OCONUS Ribbon

Air Assault Badge

Combat Infantry Badge (2)

End terms

Projects

Gunsmithing Services

Cerakote

Duracoat Firearms Finish

Classic Bluing

Parkerizing

Gun repairs

Zeroing

Replace sights

Custom Guns

Threading barrels

Replace wooden stocks

Recoil Pad Fitting

Firearm Accurizing

NRA Basic Pistol class

USCCA Self Defense

Defensive Pistol

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Mission

Here at Deschain Arms, I take pride in my work. Whether you're a seasoned bench rest shooter, a first-time firearms owner, an avid hunter, or a tactical shooter, I can cater to your needs. With a full gunsmithing shop on-site as well as a retail store co-located at Hillside Shooting Sports, we are your full provider for gunsmithing services, consignments, transfers and sales of guns and ammunition. Whether you need us to track down that special firearm you have always wanted or to create you one that fits you correctly, we can do this for you. If you have questions about anything related to firearms I will answer them to the best of our ability. Thanks for looking at our website, and be sure to check out the projects section to see our latest creations.

I am the onsite gunsmith graduated from the American Gunsmithing Institute, as well as onsite Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Beretta, Mossberg, Glock, Remington and Sig Sauer, Springfield certified armorer.

Feel free to visit and like our Facebook page which has additional photos of the shop and the projects, and updates about what's happening at the store.

Steven O. Townes, MBA

 Owner, Deschain Arms, LLC

SFC, INARNG (Ret. March 2018)

Here at Deschain Arms, I take pride in my work. Whether you're a seasoned bench rest shooter, a first-time firearms owner, an avid hunter, or a tactical shooter, I can cater to your needs. With a full gunsmithing shop on-site as well as a retail store co-located at Hillside Shooting Sports, we are your full provider for gunsmithing services, consignments, transfers and sales of guns and ammunition. Whether you need us to track down that special firearm you have always wanted or to create you one that fits you correctly, we can do this for you. If you have questions about anything related to firearms I will answer them to the best of our ability. Thanks for looking at our website, and be sure to check out the projects section to see our latest creations.

I am the onsite gunsmith graduated from the American Gunsmithing Institute, as well as onsite Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Beretta, Mossberg, Glock, Remington and Sig Sauer, Springfield certified armorer.

Feel free to visit and like our Facebook page which has additional photos of the shop and the projects, and updates about what's happening at the store.

Things happening at the shop

An ongoing series of informational entries

Our First Blog Entry

November 17, 2017

Good luck to all of the hunters who got their equipment checked out, repaired and sighted in before the hunt this year. Let us know how you did, as well as let us know how we did getting your firearms ready for this year!

Our Second Blog Entry

December 23, 2017

The shop is undergoing an update, please pardon our dust as we bring in new amenities and equipment for your firearm servicing needs.

Third Entry

December 26, 2017

Steve will be out of the shop from December 30th until February 20th. Get your jobs in before he closes for winter vacation.

Fourth Entry 

February 12, 2018

Steve just officially retired from the Army last week and is due to return post hip surgery on 20 February 2018. The shops' renovation and installation of the mill & lathe will be priorities that week. All outstanding customer orders will be receiving their invoices for their services shortly after his return to schedule appointments to pick up their firearms. We thank you for your patience as we get to the end of his transition from active duty and recovery from surgery. We look forward to seeing you at the shop soon.

Our Latest Blog Entry

March 23, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Franke Plating! We went with an Electroless Nickel Plating on Todd Masterson's competition Glock 34. Let us know if you have any custom projects in mind. 

Get in touch!

Address

2109 E. Washington Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Contact

(260) 410-5586
[email protected]

Hours

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Monday: Closed

Tues-Fri: 10:00am -4:00pm

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I would highly recommend training with Steve to family, friends, or co-workers and can't wait to return again!

John F.


Steve is infinitely patient with his students and makes learning the fundamentals very simple.

Cherie W.


Steve is so good I am sending my wife to take his class!

James K.