gun shops and ranges in southwest VA?


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SpeedAKL
May 1, 2007, 02:40 AM
Hey all,

I'm from the Roanoke, VA, area and currently am located in Blacksburg where I'm going to school. I was just curious if there were any THR members from the region who could give me the names of some solid gun shops as well as places to shoot.

I currently shoot at the public national forest range just north of Blacksburg.

I've been to a couple gun shops in the area. Roanoke Firearms and Trader Jerry's both seem like solid places, and I've also been to Bryansteen's. Any others worth recommending?

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swingcatt
May 1, 2007, 02:40 PM
Call Whitetail Outfitters at 381-9790 and talk to Darrell. He'll order whatever you want, and try hard to beat any other prices. I wouldn't by from anywhere else around here. His shop is on Route 8 out towards Riner. Should take you about 20-25 minutes from campus. -SC

Wayne D
May 1, 2007, 03:57 PM
Another vote for Darrell at Whitetail Outfitters.

The range in the national forest is the only public one I know of.

There used to be a hunt club that had a range. It was "Shawnee Hunt Club". I don't know if they are still around or not.

Bob F.
May 1, 2007, 07:51 PM
Check out Roanoke Firearms, Williamson Rd, I think. Across 581 from the airport.

Bob

SpeedAKL
May 1, 2007, 11:27 PM
Took a buddy of mine to Roanoke Firearms today and he picked up a nice preowned Mossberg 500. Seems to be in great condition, and should work well for casual trap shooting (good way to blow off stress after the 7:45 AM exam!). Roanoke Firearms was very friendly and did an excellent job with the sale. Hopefully I can give them more business in the future.

Wayne D
May 4, 2007, 08:11 AM
I've never been to Trader Jerry's shop but from what I've seen at the gun shows, their prices are very good and the guys at the shows are very nice.

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