New firearm counter opens at Maxwell Base Exchange

The Maxwell Base Exchange is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their new firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.Cake and refreshments will be provided and patrons can enter in a raffle to win a free firearm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

The Maxwell Base Exchange is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their new firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.Cake and refreshments will be provided and patrons can enter in a raffle to win a free firearm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Col. Donald Lewis, 42nd Mission Support Group commander, Vanessa VanDamme, Maxwell Base Exchange store manager, and Ralph Kleemann, Maxwell Base Exchange general manager, open the new firearms counter with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. During the ceremony, participants could enter a raffle for a chance to win a free firearm, as well as, cake and refreshments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Col. Donald Lewis, 42nd Mission Support Group commander, Vanessa VanDamme, Maxwell Base Exchange store manager, and Ralph Kleemann, Maxwell Base Exchange general manager, open the new firearms counter with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. During the ceremony, participants could enter a raffle for a chance to win a free firearm, as well as, cake and refreshments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Capt. Hawkins Thomas, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps field trainer, completes an entry form during the grand opening of the firearms counter at the Maxwell Base Exchange, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The winners of the raffle will be chosen within a week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Capt. Hawkins Thomas, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps field trainer, completes an entry form during the grand opening of the firearms counter at the Maxwell Base Exchange, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The winners of the raffle will be chosen within a week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Cake and refreshments is provided to individuals during the grand opening of the Maxwell Base Exchange firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Patrons could also enter to win a free firearm during the grand opening, as well as, receiving free firearm related apparel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

Cake and refreshments is provided to individuals during the grand opening of the Maxwell Base Exchange firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Patrons could also enter to win a free firearm during the grand opening, as well as, receiving free firearm related apparel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

The Maxwell Base Exchange celebrates their grand opening of the firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. During the ceremony, cake and refreshments were provided and participants could enter a raffle for a chance to win a free firearm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

The Maxwell Base Exchange celebrates their grand opening of the firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. During the ceremony, cake and refreshments were provided and participants could enter a raffle for a chance to win a free firearm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

The Maxwell Base Exchange will celebrate the grand opening of its new firearms counter, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. 

As a part of the grand opening, cake and refreshments will be given out, as well as the raffling of two firearms.

“The Maxwell Exchange is pleased to offer a variety of handguns, rifles, shotguns and ammunition to the sporting community at Maxwell,” said Ralph Kleemann, Maxwell BX manager. “This new assortment will complement our already wide selection of hunting, camping and outdoor gear.”

The Grand Opening will last two days - Feb. 17 and 18 – where customers will be able to take advantage of special discounts and giveaways.

Customers purchasing firearms are required to follow the installations guidelines for carrying firearms on base. Pamphlets will be handed out to patrons who purchase firearms.  Those who would like more information about transporting firearms on and off base can contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 334-953-7222.

The Maxwell BX firearms counter is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information about the firearms counter, contact the Maxwell BX at 334-834-5946.