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We can outfit you for anything from a dove hunt to an African Safari and everything in between. We stock the widest seleciton of handguns and long guns in central Alabama. Walter Craig's The Sportsmans Headquarters is the place to come for all of your hunting and shooting needs.


The History of Walter Craig's The Sportsmans Headquarters

Serving central Alabama for over 50 years, we have proudly served your grandfathers, your fathers and look forward to serving you!

Established by Walter Craig in 1961 the company bearing his name began as a backyard retailer in Selma, Alabama, where he dealt primarily in surplus guns sometimes sold by the pound! Through the years he continued to evolve into a full-line retail operation and in the early 70's became a wholesale and retail operation stocking over 20,000 items. Long before the big boxes were even thought of, his company developed into a strong regional store that was capable of fully outfitting their customers for the hunt anywhere in the world.

After Walter Craig's death, the company was run by family until L. C. Hale took it over in 2000. Mr. Hale's experience included, executive vice president of J. W. Murchison, a sporting goods distributor in the Carolinas, Chief Operating Officer of Ellett Brothers, one of the nation's largest sporting goods distributors and group president of Blount International, which was the parent company for CCI, Speer, Federal Cartridge, Weaver, Simmons, Redfield Optics, Outers chemicals, RCBS reloading, Ram line, Bar Buoy and others. His mission was to position the company and go forward in a retail only operation, to establish stores in key cities and to sell the distribution portion of the business. In 2003 the retail operation was expanded to include a new location in Montgomery, Alabama. In January 2005 the distribution portion of the company was sold and in May of 2005 the retail operation in Selma was closed.

Today, our driving force is to continue to improve our product selection with key, quality vendors and outstanding, knowledgeable staff. This will allow us to provide you with the help, service and products for your local hunting spot or your hunt anywhere in the world.

Where our people make the difference!


Store Hours
Monday thru Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Sunday


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