Southern VT gunstores?


October 5, 2006, 05:09 PM
Going into VT for a bit of a vacation this weekend, and the wife and I want to look around in the local gunstores. Where would you recommend looking? Anywhere from 30-60 minutes from the MA border is fine.

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October 5, 2006, 06:17 PM
Sam's Outdoor OUtfitters in Brattelboro (just over the border in Eastern VT) sells long guns, and some ammo.

I have never been here, but they are in Bennington. May be worth giving them a call.
Charles H Wells Guns and Ammo
216 Northside Dr
Bennington, VT 05201

October 5, 2006, 06:50 PM
Sounds good - I'll check out Sam's for sure.

Essex County
October 6, 2006, 04:20 PM
Visit The Alstead Gun Shop in the small town of Alstead N.H. It shouldn't be more than an hour from Brattleboro..........Essex

October 6, 2006, 04:36 PM
Looks like we're going WAY more north, too.... all the way to Orleans County. :what:

4 hours each way through pretty country, though.

October 6, 2006, 06:16 PM
You may want to give these folks a call. They are way up north!

Johns Gun Shop. 888-215-5522

Have a nice trip!

October 6, 2006, 10:24 PM
If I may..
I just went to GunsAmerica and looked for transfer dealers using our 802 area code. There is a long list of gun shops throughout the state.
I have to admit when I first read the begining of this thread I smiled that you mentioned Bennington.
However I see that you will be coming up here to Orleans County which to me is REAL Vermont!! This is the section that is known as the Northeast Kingdom. It was named this a Very Long time ago for a reason that you will probably understand after you have visited!!

Might I suggest a trip up to Derby Line to the Haskell Opera House. This is the Opera House/Library right on the Vermont/Canada border, the marked border line is on the floor! Derby Line is (29) the last exit North on I-91.

If you have a handgun permit it is honored here in Vermont..But be warned to NOT go to Canada with ANY firearm or ammunition, not even one EMPTY .22 casing!!

If for ANY reason you go to Island Pond obey EVERY driving rule you can think of. Please go slow etc...There is a Chief of Police with a reputation!!!!

Regards, Jack
Bye the bye...
Cows have the right of way in Vermont!
Be very cautious driving at night due to the Moose!!

October 6, 2006, 11:42 PM
Uh! nobody needs a permit in VT so whats with the honered stuff?

October 7, 2006, 05:12 AM

Welcome to THR! Thanks for the heads-up on the police. How is Orleans County in general for laws?

October 7, 2006, 09:22 AM
Hey! I'll be in Vermont next weekend. Just a quick stopover to see the leaves, on the way from Wisconsin to NY.

I'll have to hit the Orvis outlet store.

October 8, 2006, 12:31 AM
We're leaving in 5 hours, and I feel like a kid before Christmas... :D

John's might not be open, but Sam's is; if they're both open we'll be stopping at both.

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