Gun Shop Road Trip


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9mm+
September 17, 2009, 10:37 AM
I will be traveling from Raleigh to Washington DC and back on business next week and will have some extra time to stop at a few gun shops along the way. Any good recommendations for quality firearms shops along the I-85/I-95 corridor?

I am specifically looking for shops with a good rifle selection and those with a good choice of extra magazines, etc. Pawn shops and the like will not be on my must-see list.

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9mm+
September 17, 2009, 02:18 PM
Perhaps gunshops in Richmond, or if I take the "backroads" ones in Lynchburg? I just don't know VA gunshops very well, so any help or recommendations in advance would be most appreciated. Thanks! :)

KarenTOC
September 17, 2009, 02:35 PM
Sharp Shooters, formerly called Gilberts is off I-95 in Lorton, VA, just south of DC. I don't know if it meets your criteria for a "good" gun shop, but it sells guns and accessories and it has a range. You have to be a member to shoot, but you can get a 1-month membership for $12. It's close enough to DC that if you're staying in DC or VA, it would be easy to get in a couple of range sessions.

new website
http://www.sharpshootersva.com

Don't forget NRA headquarters: museum, store, and range.
range url:
http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/nrahqrange/
museum:
http://home.nra.org/#/museum


I just googled "gun shops richmond va" and found these three just north of Richmond, and right off I95 (there were dozens of others, but not right off I95)

I know nothing about these stores - never been in them.

Greentop Sporting Goods Inc
10193 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059-1959
(804) 550-2188
http://www.greentophuntfish.com
Their website looks like it's geared for fishing - but they have a used gun inventory pdf file that's 20 pages long!

America Remembers
10226 Timber Ridge Dr
Ashland, VA 23005-8135
(804) 550-9616
http://www.americaremembers.com
a brief perusal of the website looks like they're all about special editions - might be fun just to look, but doesn't look like they're into "normal" gun sales.

Bass Pro Shops
11550 N Lakeridge Pkwy
Ashland, VA 23005-8047
(804) 496-4700
http://www.basspro.com

9mm+
September 17, 2009, 03:55 PM
Thanks, Karen -- great information! Much, much appreciated! :)

mgkdrgn
September 17, 2009, 04:37 PM
I will be traveling from Raleigh to Washington DC and back on business next week

Make sure you do your shopping on the way back ... you can't take any of those goodies into DC.

KarenTOC
September 17, 2009, 04:51 PM
Smart people who visit DC get lodgings in Virginia :)

TMM
September 17, 2009, 05:43 PM
depending on your exact whereabouts, you might want to check out the national firearms museum in Fairfax, VA.

http://www.nationalfirearmsmuseum.org/

when i was passing through the area i wanted to go there so badly, but i had to be somewhere and had to keep driving...

tmm

zoom6zoom
September 18, 2009, 12:33 AM
Greentop has a pretty good inventory, prices are sometimes a bit high. Lots of used stuff.

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