Tombstone Trading Company is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity to join our exceptional team, dedicated to providing outstanding customer service.

Tombstone Trading Company presents check to the Ware Police Union

WARE, MA – DECEMBER 29, 2023 — Tombstone Trading Company, a Ware, MA based firearms dealer, proudly announces its recent donation of $3525 to support community outreach initiatives by the Ware Police and Fire Unions. The money was raised during the month of December through a firearms raffle where the company donated over $2000 of prizes.

Tombstone Trading Company, the renowned gun shop catering to firearm enthusiasts, is delighted to announce its relocation to a new and expanded location at 126 West Main St in Ware, MA. This move follows the closure of its Brookfield location, where the company operated for the last 23 years. The company is eager to continue providing top-notch firearms and exceptional service to its valued customers.

After 7 long months and an uncountable amount of sweat equity, we are excited to announce that we are finally moving to our new location at 126 West Main Street in Ware and will be open on December 9th, barring any unforeseen events.

Are we ever moving into our new store location on 126 West Main Street in Ware, MA?!

We are thrilled to announce that renovations are well underway at our new store location on 126 West Main Street in Ware, MA. Obtaining our building permit was a lengthy process, but we are finally making progress.

BROOKFIELD, MA – Tombstone Trading Company, Inc announces the purchase of the former Melha Shriners’ property at 126 West Main Street in Ware, MA. The property will be the future location for the retail firearm business, which has operated in Brookfield, MA since 2002. All operations will move to the new location.

Over the last 12 or so months, many of you have come into the store and wanted to know what was going on with the ‘For Sale’ sign on the property. Most were concerned we were selling the company.

Jason Turcotte and Patrick St. Pierre of Tombstone Trading Company, Inc.

“We appreciate what he’s done for the country as a former United States’ Marine and what he will do as a police officer, serving his community in Ware.”

State Rep Donnie Berthiaume presents a certificate recognizing Tombstone Trading Company's 20th year in business.

April marks 20 years in business for Tombstone Trading Company, Inc. of Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Tombstone Trading Company became a retail firearm sales business in April of 2002, previously having run as a firearms training business. The shop has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years, evolving from the small room above the former Richard’s Furniture business Bourdeau ran for 34 years in Brookfield, Massachusetts to occupying more than 3500 square feet and stocking a large variety of new and used firearms as well as ammunition and accessories. Their roots as a training company is also still a big part of the business, having put thousands of students through their firearm safety classes, over the years.

We recently took the opportunity to shoot a beautiful used Shiloh Sharps rifle that we had in the shop. This rifle is chambered in .45-90 and can also shoot the .45-70 cartridge.

Needless to say, it was quite the experience!

Check out the video.

As anyone in the shooting sports knows, ammo supplies continue to be difficult to come by. Between the massive increase in new gun owners and the continued strain on the supply chain in the United States, ammunition has been scarce.

We have been working very difficult to obtain the ammunition our customers are looking for. This is not always easy and prices are not what they used to be, but we tend to have just about any caliber or gauge ammo you might be looking for.

Give us a call to see if we have what you are looking for.

We have heard from many of you that gun shops have been deemed essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks for reaching out on this, we appreciate the support!

The issue is that the DHS states in their document that individual states are free to use their list as guidance. Massachusetts has stripped the part about guns shops out of the list. We’re working with State Reps to get this issue addressed but we don’t have any news on how long that could take, if it even happens. I just checked the MA list and firearm stores on still not on it. I feel this is an even more clear indication that gun shops are classified as non-essential as Massachusetts is clearly omitting it at this point, from the federal list they based their closures on.

Now what?

At Tombstone Trading Company, we researched available options and came up with a plan on how to address this issue. We have outlined the process we are going to take on our website on our COVID-19 Sales page. If you are looking to find a reputable place to purchase a firearm during this pandemic, please consider reading that page and decide if it is the right choice for you. Tombstone Trading Company has always worked hard for our customers and hope to be able to help you, even though the ways we have to do it are unorthodox at the least.

We are offering an online meeting tonight where you can ask questions about available guns we have and even pre-order something so once we are able to open, you’ll get a priority appointment to come in and get it. You can sign up for that meeting on the COVID-19 Sales page on our website, which is linked above.

Thank you. You really are the best customers we could ask for!

We received word this morning, from a State Official that gun shops in Massachusetts are classified as “non-essential” and must close per Governor Baker’s order on shuttering businesses.

Your 2nd Amendment rights are being trampled with this shallow thinking. Protection of one’s life and liberty is indeed essential but apparenly not in the eyes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We highly encourage you to contact Governor Baker’s office and express your opinion on this matter and let him know how you feel about your rights being stripped from you.

Governor Baker’s Constituent Services Main Office
(617) 725-4005

We will be open on Saturday from 11:00 – 4:00 with limited amounts of people allowed in the shop at any one time.

Between 10:00am and 11:00am, we will be taking phone orders at (508) 867-6800. Placing an order over the phone and paying for it with your credit card will get you priority entry in to shop. Essentially, you’ll be able to “cut the line” to pick up your gun. This does not mean you’ll be able to just walk in when you arrive, but will mean that you are “next”.

New policies in place:

  • First and most important. If you are not feeling well or have been in contact with someone that has been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please stay home. Please consider this, not only for your own safety, but also the safety and health of our staff and other people you may come into contact with. If someone shows up at the shop and we have a reasonable suspicion that they are sick, we may politely ask you to leave. Please don’t take it personally.
  • We have set up barricades out in front of the shop and ask that no one cross those barricades without being escorted by a staff member. Do not wait on the porch of the shop. This allows up to maintain proper social distancing from our door as people enter and exit.
  • We will not be allowing any more than 3 customers at a time in the shop. This allows us to maintain our safety protocols and social distancing requirements and still allow our skeleton staff to adequately service you.
  • We will not be doing any “ammo only” sales. We do have a limited amount of ammo and that ammo has been allowed to those that purchase a firearm.

Existing policies:

  • You must possess a valid Massachusetts LTC or FID card and be a resident of Massachusetts to enter the shop.
  • Nobody under the age of 18 will be allowed in at any time. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Only the purchaser of the firearm will be allowed in the shop, no friends, family or spouses.
  • As we did last week, we will be giving every customer their own pen. No one will re-use a pen that another customer used.
  • We ask that only serious buyers show up at the shop. It’s very hard to accommodate browsing at this time. We’re happy to discuss some options with you but ask if you are unsure of what you want, try to do some research online before coming in.

Moving forward:

Moving forward, our hours will be announced each day. It is still our goal to announce our hours by 10:00am the days we will open. There will be days we will close for re-stocking/ordering and cleaning the shop. You can check our website at and our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Again, I speak for all of us when I thank you all for your patronage and understanding during this time. It is not the way we like doing business. We are a shop known for taking the time to work with customers and to have to rush people through the process is quite unsettling for us.

See you on Saturday!