Monday, November 15, 2010

Still Hiring!

Coal Creek Armory, Inc. has immediate openings for part time retail sales and range staff.

Please apply in person M-F between 10a - 2pm. No phone calls please.

The position includes cashier duties, stocking duties including climbing ladders, and light cleaning including dusting and vacuuming. You must have your own transportation. Computer experience with a POS system is a plus. Previous retail experience is a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus. Experience/knowledge of the Firearms industry is a plus. Hour include days, evenings and weekends. You must be neat, clean and present yourself well.

Job Requirements:
- 21 yo +
-Knowledge of Firearm Safety and Function
-Team player with excellent customer service skills
-Computer skills a must
-Ability to work while standing for long periods
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Making Transfers Easier and Cheaper!

Buying a gun from a dealer or individual out of state? 

We've just made it easier and cheaper! 

The first thing you need to to is to purchase the firearm that you are wanting to get transferred in, we cannot do anything until the firearm has been purchased.

If you purchased the firearm from a dealer, you need to contact us with their fax number, along with the first 3 and the last 5 numbers of their FFL license number (for FFL verification), and then we will send them a  copy of our FFL.  The sending dealer also needs to include a copy of their FFL in the packaging with the shipment of your firearm, additionally they can send a copy of their FFL in an email at or fax us at 865-966-4500.  Note that sending a fax or email does not exempt you from sending a copy with the package when it is shipped.

If you purchased the gun from an individual, they do not need a copy of our FFL to send the firearm to us, nor will we send one to them.  Individuals need to include a legible photocopy of their drivers license in the package when they send the gun to us.  You need to get a tracking number from the company or individual that sent the firearm, we do not alert you when your gun has arrived so it is your responsibility to know where it is and when it gets here.  Once you see the firearm has been received by Coal Creek Armory, give us until 5pm of the day it arrives for us to get it booked in from our receiving department and ready for pickup.

Be sure to call before coming to make sure that your firearm is ready.  The transfer fee for a non-class III firearm is $25.00 plus the standard $10.00 background check associated with any firearm purchase.  Class III transfers are $100.00 per. If you have any questions about your transfer, please call us at 865-966-4545 prior to purchase.

We have a new service starting that will allow us to better inform you when your firearm has arrived in our store.  You may send a copy of the form below to the dealer you are purchasing the firearm from and have them fill it out or you may fill it out yourself.  Send the completed form to us via mail, email, or fax and it will make it easier for us to track your firearm and call you when the firearm is ready to be picked up.  We do appreciate your cooperation and hope that this will make the FFL transfers a much smoother process.

Coal Creek Armory FFL Transfer Form

Contact Information:
    10737 Dutchtown Road
    Att: Transfers
    Knoxville, Tennessee. 37932

Friday, November 05, 2010

Charles "David" Pugh / November 13, 1969 - October 28, 2010

Charles "David" Pugh

  PUGH, CHARLES "DAVID" - of Maryville, TN, departed this life suddenly on October 28, 2010 in his 40th year. He was the beloved son of Dick and Ginny (Black) Pugh of Melbourne, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 13, 1969. David grew up in Fairfax and Midlothian, VA. He was a 1988 graduate of Midlothian High School where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was fortunate to have traveled the world in his lifetime with his parents. He attended West Virginia University and Florida Institute of Technology. He was an active member of Alpha Eta Rho, International Aviation Fraternity. After receiving his degree in 1994 in Aviation Management from FIT, he moved to Chicago, IL where he was employed by United Airlines. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Maryville. Dave was an avid animal lover and volunteered his time at Village Animal Hospital. His ambition was to become a veterinarian and he moved to the Knoxville area to attend the University of Tennessee. He was a firearms enthusiast and was employed by the Coal Creek Armory gun shop and shooting range where his outgoing personality earned him many friends. He never met a stranger and was affectionately known as "The Big Guy". He truly was a larger than life character and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved four-legged "kids"; Husky, Abby, Belle, Prince, Elvira, Oz and Herman as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of David's life will be held at Keller Funeral Home in Dunbar, WV on November 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Rod Hale will officiate with special tributes offered by Rico Reardon and Beth Carroll. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in David's memory to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at or call 1 800 628-0028.