Archer & Gunn Mercantile
Archer & Gunn Mercantile (A&GM), Olney’s newest business to open, sells mostly hunting supplies and is a great fit for Olney and the surrounding area. Owner operator Reid Miller says, “The idea to open the mercantile happened organically. We have a group in town who are making improvements to Olney and we were able to obtain this building and started shooting ideas around, talking to some guys in town and talking with Sammy Livingston, who had some ideas on this sort of stuff and helped get it launched.”
Miller said they looked around the area and tried to figure out what was missing, which helped him to decide what products and the direction the business should take. Some name brand products, like Yeti and Vortex, will be easy to spot in the store. Some products that will help make the business stand out are products made by local artists and craftsmen, like hand=forged knives made by local Parker Mayers or photos and art by Brie Dinwiddie Watson. There are several more products available crafted by other local artists and craftsmen, with more products on the horizon.
Miller says in the future they will host events such as a varmint or hog hunt that will include prizes for participants. Also, Miller hopes to host cook-outs and corn hole tournaments. Miller says it will just take time to establish the business before getting these events off the ground. Miller plans to manufacture their own private brands of hunting gear that will be sold at Archer & Gunn exclusively in the future. Miller says as fall rolls around they will be ready for hunting next season with many more name brand products and a higher volume of stock in the store. Archer & Gunn will stock ammunition as it becomes available. Miller says, “When hunting season rolls around, we want to be a one stop shop when you come to the area to hunt and all you will need is your rifle or shotgun and you’re good to go.”
Archer & Gunn Mercantile is located at 122 E Main St. Olney, TX 76374. Please call 940-279-3986 for questions. The store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. You may also purchase products on the Archer & Gunn Mercantile website by visiting archerandgunn.com or Facebook page @archerandgunn.