Tippmann Armory

since 2015
Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • originated from Tippmann Arms, a manufacturer of miniature scale fully automated machine guns in the 1980’s
  • .357 Mag Rolling Block
  • .44 Mag Rolling Block
  • Rolling Block 45-70

Tippmann Armory 
3518 Adams Center Rd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806



Tippmann Arms Company


  • 1983 Tippmann Arms Company started Dennis Tippmann and his brother Martin Tippmann
    – Tippmann Arms Company
  • Dennis Tippmann manufactured half-scale machine guns
    –  June 27, 1984  the original semiautomatic-only Tippmann was approved by BATF
    – 1919 and the 1917 models
  •  January 1985 appeared on the cover of Guns & Ammo
  • 1986 change in gun laws led to entry into the paintball market
  • June 24, 1987 Tippmann Arms Company was purchased by F.J. Vollmer and Company of Plainfield, IL
  • September 13, 2001 Eric Graetz of Lakeside Machine in Pound Wisconsin purchased Tippmann Arms from F.J. Vollmer and Company
  • 2015 started as Tippmann Armory 


2955 Adams Center Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803


Dawn Hillyer

Anti-Stalking Advocate, Public Speaker
Founder of Hiding Hilda CCW Purses

  • 2013 – NRA Certified Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor
  • 2015 – founded Hiding Hilda LLC
  • 2019 – VP of Women of the Indiana State and Rifle Association (Indiana Girls with Guns)

HidingHilda is where protection meets style! – HidingHilda, LLC

HidingHilda LLC was born out of the need for peace of mind, and the want of style. We carry the top brands of CCW Concealment purses as well as manufacture


The Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state-level chapter of the National Rifle Association.

  • Chartered in 1966
  •  formed to promote shooting sports, Education, Safety, and the preservation of the Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights of the residents of the State of Indiana

ISRPA is affiliated with:

  • CMP affiliate
  • Midway Foundation
  • Indiana Youth Shooting Sports Foundation
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • Gun Owners of America
  • The Well Armed Woman.


P.O. Box 40025
Indianapolis, IN 46240


American Society of Arms Collectors


  • 1953 – Founded
  • Membership is limited to a maximum of 250 active members, and membership is by invitation only

permanent national organization for persons interested in the collection, research, study, and preservation of arms, armor, and accessories and accouterments; to establish and promote standards and ethics in research and dissemination of information pertaining to the history of arms and armor; and to promote and further the preparation, publication and distribution of scholarly literature pertaining to the development and history of arms and armor.


American Society of Arms Collectors
P.O. Box 2172
Noblesville, IN 46061-2172


Lee Jurras

1934 – 2017

Invented the first commercially successful hollow point ammo “Super Vel”

  • 1963 founded Super Vel ammunition
    – Shelbyville, Indiana
  • 1974 – Super Vel closed
  • 1975 involvemed with the Auto Mag
    – in New Mexico
  • co-authored several books on firearms
  • published the Auto Mag Newsletter
  • L.E. Jurras Custom Model 100 Auto Mags
    – offered in all three calibers
    – with serial numbers with an LEJ prefix
  • co-authored the book Handgun Hunting

July 27, 1934 – April 24, 2017


The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve our Nation’s rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.


  • 1933 founded
  • home range in Friendship, Indiana
  • 2010 NMLRA Education Building opened


National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association is the National Governing Body for most black powder shooting competitions in the USA. They hold a Spring National and Fall National at their home range in Friendship, Indiana, plus a Winter National in Phoenix, Arizona. They sanction events for black powder rifles, pistols, shotguns including primitive events.

leading the effort to preserve the history of the United States through muzzleloading shooting sports & living history events.