Gun Shop

Muzzle Loading Seminar

February 17, 2024 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Seminar will be hosted by Will Deem, firearms instructor, builder and user of custom muzzle loaders for the past 35 years.  He built his first muzzle loader in 1985, and went on to produce exact replicas of 17th, 18th and 19th century rifles, fowlers and pistols. Many of the rifles and fusils used in the close ups in the Michael Mann production of “The Last of the Mohicans”, starring Daniel Day Lewis were produced by Will. The class will end with each participant firing a modern CVA Optima break open action and a flintlock rifle demonstration.  All powder and ball will be provided. Customers must bring their own muff style ear protection and eye protection.



Price is $78 per person.

The Seminar will cover the following topics:

  • History of muzzle loading and the evolution of modern muzzle loading in the U.S.
  • Types of muzzle loaders modern vs. traditional vs. hybrid
  • Hunting with muzzle loaders
  • Types of ammunition and powders
  • Loading and cleaning
  • Typical accessories used in muzzle loading.

Register in our Gun Shop or call 727-576-4169.