Prior to Walter moving to the area, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks as a gun range safety officer and firearms instructor. After moving to Evansville area, Walter worked at Daviess County Gun Club in Maceo Kentucky, where he oversaw setting sporting clay targets for torments. He also was acting Range Safety Officer for club sponsored events. In his off time at the club, he was a shotgun safety/shooting instructor.
Walter is a competitive shooter in pistol, rifle, and shotgun disciplines. He is also an active member at Red Brush Rifle Range.
Walter has been a customer at Red Ghost Gun Shop ever since he and his wife moved to the Evansville area. He and his wife went to several gun shops in the area and found Red Ghost Gun Shop to be very friendly to men and women alike. When approached about working for the shop, Walter was happy to come on board.[/ultimate_info_table][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design02″ package_heading=”Terry” heading_font_color=”#dd3333″ heading_font_size=”desktop:24px;” subheading_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Red Ghost is the product of more than two decades of Terry’s hard work. Now retired, he single-handedly built the business from nothing into the shop that we have today. Before opening the gun store in its present location, Terry worked for Koch Label company and retired from there after many years. Terry was also active on the German Township Fire Department, with over 14 years of active service, including the rank of Division Chief, and many more years on the board of directors for the fire department.
Terry has a strong interest in target shooting, both rifle and pistol, cowboy action shooting, and metallic reloading of ammunition. He is also an active member of the West Side Sportsman’s Club.
While he is technically retired from the store, seeing Terry around is still a fairly frequent occasion, and he is always welcome at the shop![/ultimate_info_table][ultimate_info_table design_style=”design02″ package_heading=”Jim” heading_font_color=”#dd3333″ heading_font_size=”desktop:24px;” subheading_font_size=”desktop:14px;”]Jim has been affiliated with Red Ghost since he moved to Evansville in May of 2007. Having originally grown up in the state of New Jersey, where the 2nd Amendment is continuously under attack, Jim was looking for a new gun store to call “home.” After visiting the rest of the shops in the Evansville area, Jim found a place to call home at Red Ghost. As a frequent customer who enjoyed spending time at the shop, Terry asked for Jim’s help assisting customers with the surge in demand after the presidential election of 2008. Jim started working part-time at the gun shop when Terry was out of town or otherwise unable to work and began assisting with stocking inventory at the store when schedules would allow. Jim bought into the shop as a partner in June of 2015 and purchased the business from Terry in September 2016.
When not at the gun shop, Jim works full time as a paramedic/firefighter for the Scott Township Fire Department. He also volunteers as a firefighter / EMT for Perry Township Fire Department. Jim is a member at the West Side Sportsman’s Club, where he enjoys shooting pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Jim continues to try to find time to learn to reload and to shoot competitively.[/ultimate_info_table][/ultimate_carousel][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-book” add_icon=”true” title=”History” tab_id=”1594921755793-db45c5a5-4f0b”][vc_column_text]
Our story starts in July of 1949, with the birth of our founder. After graduating high school, Terry served in the US Air Force, being assigned to the 417th
Tactical Fighter Squadron, which was stood up during World War II as the “Red Dorques,” with dorque being French for ghost. When Terry started the gun shop out of his home, in 1990, while searching for a name and logo for the gun shop, Terry borrowed from his past for both. However, in a move that we are grateful for every time we answer the phone, Terry decided that saying “Red Dorque Gun Shop” on the phone might be a little awkward, so he Americanized the name to Red Ghost Gun Shop. At the same time, he also modified the patch from the air force unit, replacing the bomb with a bullet, as fired from a rifle. The logo has gone through a couple of small modifications, but has stuck close to its roots. The shop moved to its present location in March of 1996. We have continued to grown since, and we are excited for the future, and the changes that it will bring for us![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-keyboard” add_icon=”true” title=”What’s Happening” tab_id=”1594922299217-62c4b679-400d”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”-1″ style=”lazy” grid_id=”vc_gid:1594923676571-c433d4dc33e21e932dbd0fbb0a480cd9-2″ exclude=”483″][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]