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Retail Firearms Associate I (Part-time) 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

Adventure Summary

Brownells is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable, and customer-focused Retail Firearms Associate to join our sales team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about firearms, have excellent communication skills, and be able to provide top-notch customer service. As a Retail Firearms Associate, you will play an essential role in helping customers make informed decisions about their firearms related purchases while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. This is a part-time position, averaging 24-28 hours per week. The shift worked will be from 9am-6pm, on a rotating basis (including both weekdays and weekends).


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Fully vested 5% 401(k) company match after 90 days of employment
  • 16 hours of “floating holiday” paid time off
  • Eligible to purchase Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity insurance plans
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet and engage customers in a friendly and professional manner, establishing rapport and identifying their needs
  • Provide expert advice on a wide range of firearms, ammunition, accessories, and related products, ensuring customers make informed decisions
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to firearms sales and transfers
  • Conduct background checks and complete required paperwork accurately and in compliance with legal requirements
  • Process transactions efficiently, including cash handling, credit card processing, and inventory management
  • Ensure store cleanliness, organization, and attractive product displays
  • Develop and maintain long-term customer relationships by providing exceptional customer service and follow-up
  • Collaborate with team members to meet sales goals and improve overall store performance
  • Attend and participate in regular training sessions, sales meetings, and industry events to stay informed on the latest products, trends, and regulations


What You Will Need

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • At least 1 year of experience in retail sales, preferably within the firearms industry, is highly desirable


Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and trust with customers
  • In-depth knowledge of firearms, ammunition, accessories, and related products
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local firearms laws and regulations is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office, and the ability to quickly learn new software and systems
  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 10-hour days


Physical Demands

Medium work. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, and Big Springs Range Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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