About Wapiti Arms

Wapiti Arms is an independently owned FFL (Federal Firearm Licensed) dealer.  We specialize in custom ordered firearms, as well as custom-built ARs.  We also provide minor gunsmithing services.  With our years of experience in many facets of the shooting world, we would love to work with you to find the perfect firearm to fit your needs.

 
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About the Owner

Matt Evans is the owner of Wapiti Arms, which he founded in 2015 in Parker, Colorado.  An avid elk hunter, Matt has 30 years of experience with firearms and shooting sports.  He has been a competitive shooter for 10 years with the United States Practical Shooting Association (B Class Level Shooter), and in recent years has competed in the Rocky Mountain 300, Mile High Showdown, and Colorado State Championship.  Matt is passionate about firearms and wants to share his passion with others. He enjoys using his extensive knowledge to help his customers find the right firearm for them.

 

What is Wapiti?

One question we receive a lot is: "What does 'wapiti' mean?" Actually, it is an Americanization of the Cree and Shawnee word "waapiti," which is their name for elk! Matt chose the name because of his love for elk hunting.