The Land Report

Texas 2018

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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90 The LandReport | T E X A S 2 0 1 8 LANDREPORT.COM Russell began stocking up on Best guns in 2013. When he and Glenda and Garrett walked into the second floor of what would become Gordy & Sons, they were greeted by floors and pillars cast in concrete. Russell pointed to the set of pillars at the back of the room and said, "That's where my gun safe will be. I'll have guns on three sides. Y'all figure out the rest." Shaun, who oversees the family's energy interests, was tasked with electrical setup, and Garrett handled the interior design. The west wall was knocked out to bring in the 18,000-pound, 1932 vintage vault door from South Main Bank. Russell's next move was to staff up. He brought in two standouts when he lured Mike Burnett and Noah Craven from Kevin's Fine Outdoor Gear and Apparel in Thomasville, Georgia. Mike oversees the gun department, and Noah may well be the be the best gun salesman outside of the Middle East. When it came to fly fishing, Garrett knew exactly who he wanted: Marco Enriquez, a maestro known far and wide. Marco brings decades of insights and experience from Orvis and other top shops to Gordy & Sons — at least when he's not slinging saltwater flies at redfish. By opening day – May 13, 2017 – Bob Waltrip's old office building had been transformed into 11,000 square feet of luxury retail space, featuring longleaf pine "I've been very lucky to have visited gun stores all over the world. But Gordy & Sons is truly special. It is one of the best sporting outfitters in the world with its focus on high-end guns. " — Marc Newton, Managing Director, John Rigby & Co.

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