The Firing-Line is truly a one stop specialty firearms super store. Housed in a free standing 15,000 square foot building in Aurora Colorado, it offers the firearm / shooting enthusiast everything they could ever dream of. Whether it be a pistol for self defense, learning to shoot that pistol or a top end hunting rifle it is all available at the Firing-Line. With it’s indoor shooting range and over 1500 firearms in inventory the sporting public will never become bored at this store.
Unlike the BIG BOX STORES, here at the Firing-Line you will always be greeted with a warm, friendly smile, by our knowledgeable sales staff that have over 200 years combined experience in the firearms industry. With pricing and selection comparable or better than any other stores in the Rocky Mountain West, why would you want to shop anywhere else?
Leonard Guldman, Co-owner and President of the Firing Line Inc. has been involved with firearms nearly all of his life. He started hunting at a very young age and quickly developed a love for fine guns and the great outdoors. He opened his first gun shop in 1979 and with rapid growth expanded his store to what became the Firing Line in 1985. Again in short order the Firing Line grew to what soon became Colorado’s largest gun shop and indoor shooting range.
Len’s knowledge of high-end collectable firearms is quite extensive having assembled several top end collections over the years. He put together one of the finest engraved Marlin lever action collections ever known and still collects Marlin rifles. He has a real passion for fine English double rifles and even enjoys using them in Africa. The above photo shows Len holding John “Pandoro” Taylor’s personal Wilkes .450 double rifle. Len returned with this rifle to Africa in 1996 and used it to kill what became the 3rd largest Cape Buffalo ever shot by SCI standards.
Being an avid hunter affords Len the ability to be able to knowledgeably discuss with his clients the proper choice of equipment for their upcoming adventures. He has hunted all over the world and holds over 25 Boone and Crockett trophies from here in the United States. Always staying current on the latest hunting related technologies, Len loves to answer customers questions regarding tips for hunting Big game or Bird hunting.
Born and raised in the U.K. Richard Taylor would tell you that he was born 100 years to late. His love for hunting and shooting started at an early age. During his spare time growing up Richard worked as an under keeper on a large Estate in Gloucestershire England raising over 30,000 Pheasants a year. There he participated in many spectacular driven bird shoots and organized many more. This is where he acquired his first true love, the fine English Double Gun. Here Richard had the opportunity to use and own guns from such prestigious firms as Holland & Holland, Purdy, Boss, Woodward and the like.
During a brief sojourn with Her Majesty’s Military, Richard continued his education of firearms becoming quite proficient with both rifle and pistol. His newly developed skills would serve as a tremendous platform for his future. During his tour Richard had the opportunity to travel all over Europe including Northern Ireland, Norway and all of England.
After he returned home from the service Richard once again followed his passion, firearms and shooting. He again began competing in Shotgun, Long-range rifle and Pistol matches at a national level.
Richard emigrated to the United States in 1993 to follow another one of his dreams and become a firearms instructor. He settled in Arizona where he taught Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun and Submachine gun classes to various Law Enforcement and Military agencies. He also instructed qualified private citizens as well.
In 2000 he joined Cabela’s gun library in Sydney Nebraska. Here he helped in the sales department as well as participating with the purchase of many top high-grade gun collections.
Richard joined the Firing Line team in 2003 as a Firearms department manager and purchasing specialist. He continues to enjoy shooting and hunting with some of the finest guns in the world.