Ottawa Ordnance moves to former Harley Davidson building

March 11, 2013

OTTAWA - The former Harley Davidson business in Ottawa has a new occupant.

Ottawa Ordnance, a gun supply business, has relocated to the building at 247 w. Fourth Street, Ottawa.

“We ran out of space at our former location,” said owner Darrin Verhoff. He opened the business 14 years ago out of his house. Most recently the business has been located at 872 N. Perry Street.

An official opening was held Saturday with members of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce joining Verhoff, his family and employees for a ribbon cutting.

The store was busy Saturday as area residents came out to help Verhoff celebrate the grand opening of new store. A variety of firearms factory rep's were on site along with a a professional carver doing hand carved stocks.

The business stocks mostly firearms and accessories. They also have provide full-time gun smithing and do laser engraving.

“If we don’t have products now that you are looking for there’s a good chance we will in the future,” said Nancy Verhoff, co-owner with her husband Darrin. “We work with a lot of different gun dealers and order different supplies throughout the year.” She said because of ordering early in the year they are able to get hard-to-get gun supplies.

Darrin said they list their supplies on their website at

The hours for the Ottawa business are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.