29 Outdoor Gear is American Canyon is owned by Jerry Kunzman and David Lang, two local residents of the Napa Area. They have both built successful businesses that run on their own. The two longtime friends are firearms enthusiasts and customers in the bay area. “We have both shopped and purchased many firearms and related items at most of the gun shops in the bay area in the last 30 years,” said Kunzman. "Dave and I were looking for a fun business and saw the need to open a gun shop that is very friendly and informative.”
They also want to provide the customers with an un-rushed and relaxed environment. "We are a pet and family friendly shop. We installed a lounge with drinks, snacks, and a TV with full cable lineup so our customers can enjoy themselves,” Lang commented.
While not an attorney, Kunzman makes it his business to stay abreast of the latest and rather complex California gun laws. “Obviously we can’t give legal advice. However, I like to read the actual laws themselves so I can best inform my customers. Too many people come in with misinformation whether it be from the anti-gun lobby, pro-gun lobby, friends, or even other gun shops,” Kunzman says.
There are several gunsmiths on staff to handle even the most complex of needs. Paul Caulkett is the master gunsmith in charge. “I am so happy to have a home at 29 Outdoor Gear. It’s a shop that really cares about their customers and I produce work that I can be proud of. The best part is that we have the fastest turn-around amongst the few real gunsmiths found locally,” commented Caulkett. “Most of routine jobs are complete in a few days to a week. We also love to design and build AR15 rifles and do other custom work."