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On April 1st of 1972, GT Distributors opened its doors in Rossville, Georgia. Bill Orr, our founder, only had two suppliers: Smith & Wesson and Colt. At the time, Smith & Wesson offered a range of products from firearms, body armor, tear gas, night vision, radar, ammunition, lightbars and sirens. Today GT carries over 500 name brands.
The name ‘GT’ originally came from the fact that our first location is one block from the Georgia and Tennessee state line. This location is at 100 McFarland Road in Rossville, Georgia. The north portion of our building now crosses the Georgia, Tennessee state line. Now that we have a store in Texas, we like to think that GT means Georgia and Texas.
On February 1985, we opened our Austin, Texas store with two employees, Jim Orr and Peter Hernandez. That first address was at 7801 N. Lamar. In 1989, the decision was made to move to a larger building at 5426 Guadalupe to handle our rapidly increasing business. On January 2004, we moved again to a 31,000 sq. foot building located at 2545 Brockton Drive, where we spent 18 years. Starting January 2022, you can find our headquarters and central Texas retail location at our newest facility at 1124 New Meister Ln suite 100 Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Since opening, our Texas location has grown from 2 employees to over 100. This location is now our corporate headquarters and has become the largest showroom in Texas and the five surrounding neighboring states.
We now have 5 locations serving customers in Austin/Pflugerville, Dallas, Kansas City/Overland Park, Jacksonville/Orange Park, and Rossville/Chattanooga. We carry brands including GLOCK, Colt, 5.11 Tactical, Streamlight and much more. Come by and see our selection at any one of our retail locations.
Our Pflugerville crew at our 50th anniversary celebration.