Founded in 2001 in Quantico VA
Founded in 2001 as "Quantico Arms" by David Hensley a Marine Major stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The motto "Armo Pugno Primoris - Arming the First to Fight" accurately reflected its role in selling weapons and gear to the Marines and FBI/DEA agents trained at Quantico. The store was open Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. It was closed while David was deployed.
Prior to his retirement in 2004, David was at Sam's (a pub
in the town of Quantico) with friends when he was asked his
post-retirement plans. David flipped over a placemat and
drew out his plan for Quantico:
A Nationwide Chain of Retail Stores
Sell Weapons and Gear to the Federal Agencies and the
Sell Weapons and Gear to State/Local Law Enforcement
Distribute Gear into the Marine Corps Exchange
To reflect the expanded mission, David changed the name to
Today, Quantico Tactical has retail stores across the
country, is a leader in sales to Military/Federal Agencies via
its extensive GSA Schedule, multi-billion dollar Defense
Logistics Agency contract, is a major provider of weapons &
gear to state/local Law Enforcement and through his other
subsidiary, puts the majority of gear into the military
We're From Quantico
We're From Quantico is more than a motto for Quantico
Tactical; it is a way of life.
We're from Quantico
reflects the ethos of of integrity, commitment and service shared by
all those trained at Quantico and throughout the US Armed Forces.
It is an ethos which permeates the company and is ingrained in all we
do. The ethos of "We're From Quantico" coupled with
offering of the finest weapons & gear available, excellent
customer service and value is the fuel for
Quantico Tactical's success.
About the Founder
grew up in Oklahoma City, OK.
After an failed attempt at
college, David enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He spent seven
years enlisted and thirteen years as an officer, retiring as a Major
in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration in
Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma and a
Master's of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Naval
David is still
deeply involved in the day-to-day operation of Quantico Tactical and
may be reached at: David.Hensley@QuanticoTactical.com