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Warm Winter Greetings from Checkpoint Charlies!

We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are settling into the new year.

It is with great excitement that we are sharing the news of Checkpoint Charlies being under new ownership!

On September 24th, 2021, my wife and I purchased Checkpoint Charlies from Charles Justmann, allowing me to come full circle back to my love of firearms.  I was originally trained in law enforcement, but was quickly called home to assist my parents with our family-owned dog boarding kennel.  When they retired, I returned to college and earned a degree in Information Technology.  After spending the last 10 years in Corporate America, I decided to follow my dreams of becoming a small business owner again.  With much consideration & after much searching, we decided that Checkpoint Charlies was the perfect fit to combine my love of firearms and being a small business owner, with my business background and law enforcement experience.

My wife is also excited to be a part of this business venture.  She has been a physical therapist for 25 years and enjoys reading, landscaping, cooking and soapmaking in her spare time.  We are blessed with two wonderful children, an 18yr old daughter and a 16yr old son.  Our daughter graduated from high school this year and plans to pursue an elementary education degree next fall while continuing to swim at the collegiate level.  Our son is active with high school, fishing, weight lifting, football and downhill skiing.

We are also the proud owners of two German Shepherds, Kiya age 6 & well trained, and Skye, 4 months & not so well trained, but a work in progress.  They bring much happiness to our lives & are building security!

Charlie established Checkpoint Charlies in 2000 and through his hard work, determination and vast knowledge, grew the business into what it is today, great products, great prices and great customer service.  It has been a busy few months of transition and learning.  We are grateful for the opportunity to purchase this business; Charlie and his wife Anne have been wonderful mentors and continue to support us by sharing their knowledge and wisdom.  Our goal is to continue providing you with the great customer experience that Checkpoint Charlies has for the past 20+ years.

Wishing you all the best in 2022!!


Greg Tesch-Owner

2210 River Forest Lane
Kronenwetter, Wisconsin 54455

We are always looking for collections of any size.  We will buy or work with you on consignment.  Checkpoint Charlies is a Class III dealer and can help you with suppressors or NFA firearms and FFL firearm transfers.  Give us a call or Email for more information. 

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***Website updated 12-05-2022,  LOTS OF ITEMS ON SALE, NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW INVENTORY!!  ***All Credit Card orders have a 3% fee added to the invoice total.  We are adding new firearms everyday and are here to answer any questions you may have.  We can also get you a price and order new firearms and ammo, send an email with requests.  Check our website often and if you have any questions just give us a call @ 715-258-GUNS(4867), or E-mail us. We offer the customary 3-day inspection period on all items. C&Rs and FFLs accepted. Checkpoint Charlies is an internet based business, available by appointment only during business hours.


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