About Lightning Torpedo

Our Crew

The Lightning Torpedo crew is made up of the two owners Mark Coffey and Kent Irving along with our shop foreman James Pryde. Wether at the shop or at one of the gun shows we exhibit at we are here to assist you in finding the guns and accessories you need.

Lighting Torpedo History

Lightning Torpedo Company Oklahoma City ca1952

Lightning Torpedo Company Oklahoma City ca1952

Lightning Torpedo, LLC is the new gun store on the block. However the original Lightning Torpedo was started by a family member back in 1936 as a oil rig torpedo company to service sites in Oklahoma and north Texas with offices in Oklahoma City and Fort Worth.

Francis "Tug" Irving holding two containers of Nitroglycerin behind a specialized truck made to carry explosives.

Francis “Tug” Irving holding two containers of Nitroglycerin behind a specialized truck made to carry explosives.

The head of the company Francis “Tug” Irving ran the company until his┬ádeath in 1952.

He got the name from the the very first Torpedo boat in the UK named “Lightning”

HMS Lightning, 1877.

HMS Lightning, 1877.