Colorado Gun Works is an American owned Gunsmith company based out of Indiana. Trust me - we had to double check our sources on this one too when we first saw the name.
It’s owned by the master gunsmith C Royce Honeycutt and is now operating under the name of American Arsenal & Armory which is also based out of 110 N. Wine Street Lyons, IN 47443. They appear to have about 5 employees, including the owner, and are currently open under the new name.
They originally started in Colorado in 1999 where the team started by repairing firearms for local residents. In 2012 they officially moved from Colorado to Indiana so Royce could enjoy spending more quality time with his friends and family (particularly hunting . They opted to keep the name of the company when moving which has clearly been a point of confusion with local residents in Indiana because their Facebook page makes mention of multiple residents asking “Why did you name your shop Colorado Gun Works in Indiana?”
This is why they eventually made the marketing decision to officially change names from Colorado Gun Works to American Arsenal & Amory. This helped with easing any confusion from the residents, plus it makes for a much easier “national” brand, so to speak.
From our internal research, it appears the (AAA team) now specialize in retail gun sales along with gun repairs for owners who bring in their firearms for correct repair. They’re favorite is Eagle Imports which is what they sell most often in their store, from reading through their public information.
They’re very proud of their internal team’s quality of attention to detail for repairing and/or diagnosing problems with firearms. It’s something they mention many times on their Facebook page along with other sources online.
It appears they recently expanded their location to include a couple brand new benches along with more room for holding supplies. They have also seemed to survive through the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. It appears the businesses is running along with a steady stream of repeat clients continuing to use their gunsmithing services.
Currently the American Arsenal & Armory website is offline and under construction, while they’ve forgone the previous website of Colorado Gun Works. The team seems to be fairly active on social media where you can find them at their Facebook page of American Arsenal & Armory L.L.C. If you go to their Facebook page you’ll be able to find their email address along with their times of opening and closing.
To make things easy. Here’s their information:
Phone: (812) 659-4867
Hours Of Operation: 10am-6pm Everyday (Except Sunday)
One last thing - the team appears to love Reeses candy. If you’re looking for special treatment (or just want to show your local gunsmith a little extra love) provide them with Reeses. It goes a long way!