After discussing the excitement of the gun industry in fall of 2012, Matt and Becky Baker decided they wanted to be a part of the action! In April 2013, Great Lakes Firearms and Ammunition, LLC opened its doors as a gun retailer in Sparta, Michigan. Along with Becky’s brother Nick, they began producing their own ammunition that same year, and after seeing a need in the market for well built, American made firearms, they began producing complete uppers.
Eventually they decided to expand into the world of making lowers and bought two CNC machines. The family owned business has continued to grow and expand due to their offering of good quality, affordable, American made products and currently have 10 CNC machines running continuously. Plans are in place to expand and double their retail and manufacturing space and add 3 more CNC machines within the year.