Veteran Owned Business Providing Gun Safety Training and Recreational Shooting

Veteran Owned Business Providing Gun Safety Training and Recreational Shooting

Templar Shooting Sports

1101 South Jackson Street

Tullahoma, TN 37388

 

12 employees

 

Situation

  • In 2016, Richard G. and Natasha Brooks started Templar Shooting Sports (Templar). The business provides an indoor shooting range, gun sales, and firearms training and education.
  • In 2016, the Brooks needed financial assistance to start the business.

Solution: How the SBA helped

  • Through a recommendation of a local economic developer, Mr. Brooks came to South Central Tennessee Development, an SBA 504 Certified Development Company (CDC).
  • The SBA approved a $350,000 CDC loan to Templar.
  • This loan enabled the business to purchase land, construct a building and purchase/install equipment.

Successful Impact/Outcome

  • His business increased sales from $99,000 in the first year of operation to $615,000 in year two.   
  • Templar is planning to expand with a small pistol range, executive lounge, and a second location.
  •  Templar has gained a reputation of providing a safe environment for the entire family to learn gun safety and personal protection.
Company Name: 
Templar Shooting Sports
Location: 
Tullahoma, TN