Russian immigrant and tailor, William Gallenson, and one of his uncles, William Paver, started Gallenson’s as a tailor shop at 128 Regent Street in Salt Lake City.
The tailor shop was turned into a gun store and pawn shop.
The shop moved across from the Capitol Theater, to West 200 South.
After a series of location changes during the 1930's and 40's, the store moved to 220 South State Street in 1948, where it would remain for the next four decades.
After 42 years on State Street, Salt Lake City decided to redevelop the area and purchased the property. Gallenson’s had to move again, this time, to its current location, 166 East 200 South, just around the corner from the old State Street location.
2016 marked the centennial year for Gallenson's Gun Shop. Since opening in 1916, Gallenson's has been an innovative leader in providing local customers with quality products at competitive prices. From the beginning, we have always boasted a knowledgeable staff with expertise in firearms, reloading, ammunition, optics, and most recently Class III NFA items. We appreciate all of your business, and we will continue the Gallenson's legacy that provides you with the best prices and services for all of your shooting and hunting needs.
If you're interested in becoming a Gallenson's employee
Please send us an email with the following:
Subject: Resume, Full Name, Contact Information, and a copy of your resume.