Living in Texas for some time now, I've grown to love what makes the lone star state a place of pride.

Jason Eisenberg, TSM

We have the food, the hospitality, the faith, the music, the guns, the nature - I mean, what else is there in life? So when I walked into the Victory Gun and Guitar Works store on the corner of Main and Hubbard St. in Lindale, I had to grab the founder and managing partner, Trey Tenery for a second so he could explain what lay before my eyes.

Jason Eisenberg, TSM

The story of how the Lindale business came to be in June, 2016 is one that many of us can appreciate. Tenery is a man of God and follows his true passions, which are guns and music. If you look at some of their signs and shirts, you'll find the phrase, "God, Guns and Guitars" on them.

Tenery told me:

It's because we're doing things out of faith. These are two things I love to do but I recognize that the Lord is kind of the owner of all this and I'm just kinda looking after it. So I just honor Him with this business and just take care of people, look after them.

Tenery and his partner found this particular building in Lindale through prayer. He collected guns, instruments and amps for some time and was housing them either in his garage or at various storage units. Finally, they made the decision to leave Dallas and find a great place in the country.

Jason Eisenberg, TSM

Him and his wife would take day trips to the country and found themselves frequently coming back to Lindale. Tenery expressed how much they loved the downtown area and the history behind it - the building Victory Gun and Guitar Works was built back in 1905 by the Gibson family.

Jason Eisenberg, TSM

Whether you're a musician, a gun enthusiast or a history buff, this is the store you'll find yourself wandering around for hours because there's so much to take in. New and antique firearms as well as new and antique guitars... Yeah, I was there for a long time!

Jason Eisenberg, TSM

Plus! They were incredibly hospitable, offering a cup of freshly brewed coffee right when we walked into the store. If you're ever in Lindale and have a moment, drop in and say hi! You might catch someone playing a small set in the backroom or at the very least, have some great conversation about guns, guitars and the history of both.


 

Check out my interview with Trey below: