Kappy's Firearms fulfills lifelong dream

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Kappy's Firearms fulfills lifelong dream

By Shalee Hanson

    “It's just something I've always wanted to do since I was a boy,” Kaeppel ad-mitted.
    Brian Kaeppel of Hawkeye is in the process of following his childhood dream: owning a gun shop.
    Operating out of his home, he has already taken several steps toward building his gallery.  The shop owner recently pur-chased a vintage-style Remington gun case from Oskaloosa and he is also beginning renovations to create a better shop to house his merchandise.
    “I began working on this whole project at the beginning of the year, so I've been taking it one step at a time,” Kaeppel shared.
    Even though the reno-vations aren't complete, Kaeppel has been selling merchandise including firearms, ammunition, and accessories since June.
    The marksman's love for guns is was spurred by a love for hunting.  He began hunting when he was young with his father and it sparked a passion in his own life that he hopes to share with others.
    “First of all, it's our right to keep and bear firearms.  But I recom-mend [purchasing a fire-arm] for different reasons: hunting, target shooting, collection, and self-defense,” he shared.
    The firearms salesman plans to offer a wide vari-ety of new and used guns including long-range shotguns, handguns, and every legal firearm in be-tween.  
    In order to get proper certification, Kaeppel recommends Chris Blue of West Union.  Blue is a National Rifle Associa-tion-certified instructor.  He can educate new gun owners on safety and lo-gistics when purchasing their firearms and ob-taining the proper per-mits.
    Blue will be hosting classes Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information on classes or permits, contact Blue at 563-422-7163.
    For more information on how to purchase fire-arms, ammunition, and accessories, contact Brian Kaeppel on his business phone at 563-427-3252, his cell phone at 563-379-1503, or via email at kappysfire-arms@yahoo.com

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