Killeen getting a Gander Mountain store next year

Outdoorsmen and women in Killeen won’t have far to go next spring to shop for their outdoor needs.

 Gander Mountain is once again expanding their network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Killeen, set to open in the spring of 2015.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Texas among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping, ” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Killeen, and give our friends in Central Texas more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices. ”

Gander Mountain in Killeen will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store on East Central Texas Expressway, between West Trimmier Road and Athens Street. It will be the 20th Gander Mountain location in Texas, joining existing stores in Amarillo, Beaumont, College Station, Corsicana, Houston, Lewisville, Lubbock, Mesquite, Round Rock, San Antonio, Sherman, Spring, Sugar Land, Texarkana, Tyler, a newly-opened store in Arlington, new stores coming to West Houston, Waco and Lake Worth in the fall and a new store coming to El Paso in the spring of 2015.

“The residents of Killeen and all of Central Texas are excited that Gander Mountain has decided to locate a store in our community, ” said Dan Corbin, mayor of Killeen. “Our soldiers from Fort Hood, our veterans, retirees and lovers of the outdoors are grateful that we will have a store in our community that has all of the goodies we want for our sporting and outdoor activities. ”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Killeen and look forward to our grand opening in the fall, ” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s executive vice president and director of Real Estate.

Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Texas, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.

Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of new and used firearms around the country, whether the firearms are located at other stores, in central distribution facilities or on Gander Mountain’s market-leading online store. Customers may order firearms and have access to all of Gander Mountain’s other terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.

Gander Mountain also recently announced the outdoor retail industry’s first system-wide free Online Order Pick Up system, enabling customers to get the products they order online the same day they make the purchase.

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at