Byline: Kaylea Berry/Reporter
HENRYETTA, Oklahoma – Native Arms & Trading Co., 3 Bears Sales & Rental, and K.O. Fitness Concepts are Mvskoke family-owned businesses in Henryetta. Agee brothers Kevin, Matt, and Phillip are co-owners of 3 Bears Sales & Rental, and Phillip Agee is the owner of K.O. Fitness Concepts and Native Arms & Trading Co.
Phillip Agee started K.O. Fitness & Firearms, a workout facility, and firearms dealer in the same business space on 4th street in Henryetta. After seeing how successful the firearms side of the business was, he decided to try opening it full-time. Now the company is separated into Native Arms & Trading Co. and K.O. Fitness Concepts.
“I actually started in the firearms business a few years back kind of doing it as a part-time deal,” P. Agee said. “It just kept growing and growing, and we finally decided that we were doing well enough part-time that if we jumped into it full-time, it would probably do what we needed to do.”
- Agee started looking for a bigger facility to accommodate the continued anticipated growth of the firearms business.
“We were able to find this building for sale, which offered a lot better exposure than where we were previously,” said Agee.
The new location is east of G&H Decoy across Highway 75 in Henryetta.
When an individual wants to purchase a new firearm, a few requirements must be met before they can make the purchase.
“Everything that we do has to be on a form 4473, which is the FBI background check, and typically that goes through right away,” P. Agee said. “You must be an Oklahoma resident, 21 to buy a handgun, and 18 to buy a long gun.”
Occasionally the process takes a bit longer because of a more in-depth look into someone’s background. This can add three days to the purchase time, but once the background check becomes clear, there is no additional waiting time.
A few reasons a person can typically be denied purchasing a firearm include the following:
- A felony conviction.
- Some domestic violence-related charges.
- A serious mental health condition.
An online and in-store inventory of firearms, ammo, knives, accessories, and more is available at www.ko-firearms.com. Items can be purchased directly from the website and shipped directly or to the store for pick-up. Firearms are available for in-store pick-up only.
Along with firearms, ammunition, and accessories, Native Arms & Trading Co. offers a firearms beginner’s course taught by P. Agee. He is certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a pistol marksman. The class covers handling, loading, and cleaning firearms in a classroom; it does not include any range time. Additionally, concealed carry classes are available.
Even though Oklahoma allows for “constitutional” or “permitless” carry, having a concealed carry license allows Oklahoma residents to conceal carry in other states that recognize the license. This allows a license holder to carry across state lines for 39 other states. Currently, 25 states allow for permit-less carry.
Agee and his brothers Matt and Kevin decided to start an equipment rental business, 3 Bears Sales & Rental, after seeing the need for a location in the area.
“I know that even when I was still working for the tribe, we had to go way into Tulsa to get things,” Agee said. “Listening to several people around the community was the same thing.”
“They were having to drive 40 or 50 miles one way or another, so we thought it might be a good opportunity to try it and see how it does,” Agee continued.
Agee’s sister Kristin Tarwater is also a part of the family businesses working in sales and maintenance for Native Arms & Trading Co and 3 Bears Sales & Rental.
“Servicing the equipment, doing oil changes and basic maintenance, just trying to keep everything ready to go basically if somebody wants to come in and rent equipment,” said Tarwater. “The fact that it’s family that I’m working with, I enjoy it.”
She continued, “We get along well, and I just enjoy working here, it’s been fun, and it’s not the same thing every day.”
Native Arms & Trading Co and 3 Bears Rental are both located at 520 E Bollinger Henryetta, OK 74437. Agee’s gym K.O. Fitness is still at its original location at 110 South 4th Street in Henryetta.
K.O. Fitness is still accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. P. Agee is planning to grow the gym equipment inventory. The facility currently offers free weights, machines, and other workout equipment. Tanning options are also available through partners located in the gym.
For information, contact 405-650-8131 or visit the Facebook pages: K.O. Fitness Concepts, 3 Bears Sales & Rental and Native Arms & Trading Company. Visit www.ko-firearms.com for online and in-store firearm inventory or to order something specific.