Any "Gun Streets" in your town?


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dogtown tom
April 23, 2007, 11:06 PM
I work as an Adapted Physical Education specialist in Plano, Texas. I cover nineteen elementary through high school campuses, driving between four to six campuses on any given day.

Today I took a different route to one of my elementary schools (cutting through a subdivision). Lo and behold- Ruger Dr., half a block away Berretta (yeah, they misspelled Beretta). Got curious and found these streets in the same neighborhood:

Hawken
Sako
Marlin
Webley
Mossberg
Smith
Wesson (several blocks away from Smith)
AimPoint
Beeman (BB Guns!!!)
Savage

I already knew about Browning Dr- it's a couple of miles away.

My best guess is the developer was a gun owner. Noticeably absent was Hi Point, but there is High Point Park one mile away.

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XD Fan
April 23, 2007, 11:08 PM
We've got a Winchester and Remington Dr. her in rural Missouri.

Eleven Mike
April 23, 2007, 11:34 PM
Ever once in a while - just ever once - I miss living in Texas.

Not too often, but just at times like this.

Cool.

BobMcG
April 23, 2007, 11:41 PM
Not a one where I live that I can think of.

armoredman
April 23, 2007, 11:45 PM
Just down the street from me is Revolver, Derringer, Six Shooter, and Rifle streets. The sad thing, is they are turned into trash town, crack hoses and such.

CliffH
April 23, 2007, 11:55 PM
Does living ~5 miles from the Ruger factory (on Ruger Road) count?

Tommygunn
April 23, 2007, 11:59 PM
Not in the town I live in, but in nearby Huntsville Alabama there's a Winchester street.

Erinyes
April 24, 2007, 01:08 AM
Rifle Range Road and Gunbarrel Road come to mind. There's also a town between here and Nashville called Winchester.

El Tejon
April 24, 2007, 07:31 AM
There is a Ruger Street near my house.

Working Man
April 24, 2007, 07:35 AM
Nothing in my town that I have seen but now I'll have to look.

I did drive past Gunbarrel city in Texas once. :D
It put a smile on my face when I saw the name posted.

Bubbles
April 24, 2007, 07:54 AM
There's a "Gun Barrel Drive" in White Post, VA just east of Winchester.

mec
April 24, 2007, 08:15 AM
there's a Topperwein drive in San Antonia. I bet very few people there know About the trick shooters Adolph and Elizabeth (Plinky) Topperwein

Walkalong
April 24, 2007, 08:32 AM
We have a "Rifle Range Road" here in Montgomery, Al. I can't recall any others off the top of my head, but I would not be suprised if there were.

Bones11b
April 24, 2007, 08:41 AM
I used to live in Davie florida where there is a pretty big road named "Shotgun Road".

Mr White
April 24, 2007, 09:04 AM
There's a Remington Lane and a Gunpowder Lane within a few miles of my home. They'e private lanes named by the owners.

shooter58
April 24, 2007, 09:33 AM
Heck, we even have a Gunbarrel City here in Texas

Rumble
April 24, 2007, 09:51 AM
Well, US 22 and Route 380 are nearby.

MudPuppy
April 24, 2007, 10:22 AM
There's a subdivision in South Austin with a whole bunch of 'em. Gatling Gun Drive is one of my favorites. (No MiniGun Circle yet though...)

Kali Endgame
April 24, 2007, 10:26 AM
We have a Browning Drive out here.

deltacharlie
April 24, 2007, 10:33 AM
Nothing here, but...


In Austria, they once re-named a street "Glock" in honor of Gaston Glock. They had to change it back because people kept dying when they crossed the street! No one crosses Glock and lives.

armoredman
April 24, 2007, 10:55 AM
We do have a Superchicken Drive! No joke...


I know it's not gun related...unless you hunt superchickens!

Titan6
April 24, 2007, 10:56 AM
From time to time I will drive out in the countryside and go by FM 1911. Coincidence I am sure but makes me smile nontheless.

230RN
April 24, 2007, 11:10 AM
Yeah, subdivision developers use lots of "patterns" to name the streets in their plats. Family's names like Emily Drive, George Street, golf and boating terminology, whatever.

We have a Gunbarrel subdivision out here north of Boulder CO.

What I have to laugh at is how all these yippie hippie liberal lefty yuppies move into these subs and feel all outdoorsey and frontiersey because they live on "Flintlock Drive" without any conceptions whatsoever as to the historical importance of the flintlock or the gunbarrel in the development of our country --and its root philosophies.

I still want to buy a house on 1911 Browning Drive if one exists.

Or even 45th Ave. Close enough.

Or 1903 Springfield Street. Woo hoo!

CajunBass
April 24, 2007, 11:15 AM
Don't know about street names, but there is a town named "Remington" not too far from here. And of course Winchester but everybody knows about that one.

And lots of streets and such named for Civil War generals (both sides) around here for some reason or other. :D

elric
April 24, 2007, 11:20 AM
In a subdivision in NW Austin that I lived in for a couple of years, there are:
Matchlock Cove
Chainfire Cove
Flashpan Cove
Buckshot Trail

along with a bunch of hunting/game animal names

JesseL
April 24, 2007, 11:23 AM
we have a Ruger Road here, but I don't know if it counts because it's actually where Sturm-Ruger has a factory :neener:

Fosbery
April 24, 2007, 11:47 AM
My nearest town has, quite simply "Gun Street". Unsuprisingly, it used to be the home of numerous gunsmiths and gunshops. Today they've all moved out of town a little bit (in resedential areas, not suburbs exactly) or just gone out of business.

WinchesterAA
April 24, 2007, 12:21 PM
we have a "2nd street" and a springfield ct. that's about it. Everything else pertains to water or space or nasa.

Axman
April 24, 2007, 09:18 PM
Beretta is most likely mis-spelled on purpose. Beretta has thing for trademark lawsuits. If anyone remembers the lawsuit against Generous Motors regarding a Chevrolet auto with the same name.

browningguy
April 24, 2007, 10:18 PM
Would "Cut and Shoot" Texas count? That's the name of the town.

AlaskaErik
April 25, 2007, 12:08 AM
Couldn't find any gun names, but lots of aircraft names. But we do have the highest concentration of airports and airplanes in the nation right where I live.

Erinyes
April 25, 2007, 12:47 AM
Oh, I forgot GA Hwy 2A. The actual name happens to be Battlefield Parkway. I can't believe I never put the two together.

Fly320s
April 25, 2007, 09:11 AM
I don't know about streets, but there is Gunstock ski area just about 30 miles from me. I skied there in January. The ski runs have gun related names.

I have seen many versions of "freedom" names, such as Liberty, Constitution, and Republic.

Outlaw Man
April 25, 2007, 10:50 AM
There's a President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. :D



I'm sure there are some, but I can't think of any right now. Most of the streets in my town are named after trees or former presidents (though not Clinton ;)). It seems like there's a subdivision with gun-named streets.

repsychler
April 25, 2007, 12:31 PM
Here's a Google map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=ruger+dr+plano+tx&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=66.711008,104.414063&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=33.064302,-96.734254&spn=0.008812,0.012746&om=1&iwloc=addr) of the location the OP mentioned.
They got Rossi and Sharps in there too.
No Springfield? Bogus. :p

stormspotter
April 25, 2007, 12:35 PM
I live on Winchester Drive and am 5 minutes away from Sierra bullets.

Love visiting their customer outlet.

Sam Adams
April 25, 2007, 12:57 PM
Already posted - Topperwein Avenue in San Antonio, named after Adolf Topperwein. Read all about him in the first chapter of "Unintended Consequences."

BTW, does this: http://www.tensionnot.com/Weird_Pics305.html count? Its not a street per se, but I do know that this is somewhere in Texas.

TerryBob
April 25, 2007, 01:26 PM
I live in Bullitt County.

Fly320s
April 28, 2007, 12:01 AM
Oh, yeah, Topperwein.

My dad has/had one of his pieces. IIRC, it was an Indian silhoutte.

My dad grew up just west of San Antonio, in the little town of Hondo.

cold dead hands
April 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
there is a Gun Club Road on the outskirts of Denver/Aurora, Colorado that leads to an outdoor range...at least there was when I lived there many moons ago.

nwilliams
April 28, 2007, 12:39 AM
we have a Ruger Road here, but I don't know if it counts because it's actually where Sturm-Ruger has a factory

You beat me to it!:D

I think it counts, its got a sign so thats all the convincing I need.

TimboKhan
April 28, 2007, 02:05 AM
There is a "Gunclub Road" in Boulder.... Probably someone already said that, but I didn't read all the posts, so sorry...

Tharg
April 28, 2007, 03:21 AM
Heheh I live in the DFW area, to be honest haven't noticed street names, but on my way to Houston sometimes i can't help but smile when i see the sign and wish my address was

Tharg
5555 Some Road Name
Cut and Shoot, TX

<grin>

Gunbarrel City comes to mind too, but i like Cut and Shoot better...

Where i used to work our "head of security", his last name was slaughter and yes on his license he lived on Slaughter Ln.

hehehe

-J/Tharg!

MattC
April 28, 2007, 03:39 AM
How do you navigate in towns like that? Need to memorize every darn street in the city...

I'm finishing up in college and haven't driven much in awhile, but where I grew up we had it real simple: 1st Street runs along the north edge of our county against the next county. Numbers increment every street until you reach the south end of the county. 1st Avenue started at the lake (east side), and the numbers incremented until you hit the west edge of the county. All roads named "street" run east-west, all "avenue" run north-south, more or less. Need to get to 6312 52nd Street? It's just a little south of where 63rd Avenue and 52nd Street cross.

How is this gun related? The story I heard is that this naming system developed due to pressure from mobsters during prohibition. They wanted a simple system for giving directions and making runs. Al Capone's mansion on the lake still stands as a tourist attraction, complete with secret boat launch :). In the old stores of the downtown area, whole blocks sometimes have connected basement structures used for speakeasies and other affairs.

Caimlas
April 28, 2007, 04:48 AM
MattC, I hate hate HATE road structures like that. It's so easy to conflate "avenue" with "street".

What's even worse is when a town has a setup like that, but "Main St." and "Main Ave" bisect at the center of it all: there's a 1st St. North and a 1st St. South, and the same for Ave. I'm not sure why it's so confusing for me, but living in a town like that it took me a good couple months to not get easily disoriented while driving around after dark. (The fact that the "Ave", "St", "N", and "S" were printed quite small on the road signs may have had something to do with it.)

michiganfan
April 28, 2007, 07:48 AM
I turn on Winchester to get into my sub

metallic
April 28, 2007, 06:14 PM
We have a 357 Magnum St. where the range I go to is located. Always brings a smile to my face.

PistolNewbie
April 28, 2007, 11:16 PM
Westchester Drive! :what: The chester part is right anyway! :D

usp_fan
April 28, 2007, 11:42 PM
Bismarck has a whole neighborhood devoted to the worship of the classic names: Browning, Hawken, Weatherby, Winchester, Sharps, and it goes on...

--usp_fan

GlowinPontiac
April 29, 2007, 02:37 AM
about a mile down the road from my local range there is a development called skeet field point.

Axman
April 29, 2007, 11:04 PM
Back in my hometown area in MI there was a Buckshot Road!

tmajors
April 30, 2007, 12:14 AM
Off the top of my head

Gunsmith
Gunsmoke
Remington
Winchester
Rifleman

And

Spartan

BigRobT
April 30, 2007, 11:02 AM
I remember when Plano was pretty much a small spot along Hwy 75. There was one subdivision there. Of Course, back then, the four lane Hwy 75 ended at McKinney. One had to jump over to the two lane 75 that ran alongside the RR tracks.

Mongo the Mutterer
April 30, 2007, 11:10 AM
In Warren County we have a Schuetzenground Road.... which leads to a range...

helpless
April 30, 2007, 11:29 AM
Non here, I wish.

Quoheleth
April 30, 2007, 12:02 PM
My good friend and kids' godfather lives in (are you ready for this?????)

GUN BARREL CITY, TEXAS

cbsbyte
April 30, 2007, 12:29 PM
None that I know of in this area.

ravencon
April 30, 2007, 01:25 PM
Springfield, MA has an Armory St. and a Rifle St.

Both of these are now areas you don't want to be in unless you are well armed.

cbsbyte
April 30, 2007, 04:27 PM
[QUOTE]Springfield, MA has an Armory St. and a Rifle St. [QUOTE]

The city also has a Smith and a Wesson st that are in the same area of city.

littledoc
April 30, 2007, 08:26 PM
My hometown has Parrott St., named after the inventor.

Limeyfellow
April 30, 2007, 08:31 PM
I spent some time in Winchester, England. However thats the old Roman name applied to it and its a little older than that. Of course they named the American Town Winchester used after this one.

MachIVshooter
April 30, 2007, 09:09 PM
One subdivision in my county was obviously developed by a gun nut. The streets are Winchester Rd., Remington Rd., Mossberg Ct., Marlin Ct., Browning Ct. and Ruger Ct.

My only thought was I should have house shopped longer..............(but their lots are much smaller)

DRZinn
April 30, 2007, 09:39 PM
Here ya go.

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