Welcome to Portsmouth Gun Centre
In 1963, Mr David Crabtree founded the business – ‘Ophir Antiques’. This was operated as a retail premises, specialising in Antique Arms and Armour. David’s Son Steve Crabtree followed in his Father’s footsteps, and joined the business in 1972. Steve added much to his Father’s already growing business, including a strong passion for all things shooting, but predominantly he added his vast knowledge of modern firearms. As this area of the business grew, ‘Portsmouth Gun Centre’ was born.
Following the sad event of his father’s passing in 1982, Steve decided to streamline the business, and specialise only in modern firearms. As the change took hold, the need arose for a larger store, and 4 years later the premises underwent a full refurbishment to accommodate a larger stock holding as the need of the business required.
Now in 2010, the business is in its 47th year of trading. Portsmouth Gun Centre services and supplies all disciplines of modern shooting.