Gun-friendly/firearm-cultural places to visit in New England/Tri-state area?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TMiller556, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

    iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    If you're going to the Manchester Firing Line, try to save some extra dough ahead of time as they have an impressive array of rentals available, including full-autos :D

    I shot two different full-auto Tommy Guns there on two occasions and there's nothing like it!

    Also if you're going there, the owner has a really sweet gunshop about ten minutes away / one town over, called "Shooter's Outpost" in Hooksett, right off exit 9 of I-93, easy to get to and easy to spot. Ask for Jim (McCloud) while you're there if you want to meet the owner of the range and shop, he's usually there and he's a really great guy.
  2. swiftak

    swiftak Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    New Hampshire woods
    Once again, (and I'm getting sick of having to say it for those of you who keep your head in the sand) You will not find better gun rights states than NH, VT, and Maine. Oh that's right they are in the Northeast.
  3. MattShlock

    MattShlock Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    I THINK Fort Ticonderoga still has a special exhibit (entire floor of a small museum) of guns and accuterments from the F&I and Rev. War...

    Burlington? A town of stoners as well as spoiled college kids and professors, all of them wealthy liberals (you will rarely find a non-imported luxury car). It is busy enough with them that it supports a left-wing "one world peace"/bumper-sticker shop on its main street -- I'm not kidding!
  4. TMiller556

    TMiller556 Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    New York, NY
    Lol that's why I'm heading to a smaller city that hasn't been overran by those types yet. If I wanted to see that, I'd just take a bus headed downtown here in NYC.

    So the plan is that I'm heading to Concord, New Hampshire. The day after I arrive, I'll be stopping at a range called Belmont Firearms, which is north of downtown Concord. They have everything from S&W revolvers to ARs to full auto machine guns for rentals. In other words, it'll be a good day :)

    Within the next two days after that, I'm going to go on two hikes on the outskirts of Concord. Of course I'm also going to explore the city of and check out everything that it has to offer. I personally like the small-city, somewhat rural, tight knit feel that it has to it. Such a difference from here in NYC.

    So it'll be 4 days and 3 nights. Relatively inexpensive as well. I'm looking forward to it
  5. JeffDilla

    JeffDilla Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Well, that's a very misinformed statement if I've ever heard one.
  6. mcdonl

    mcdonl Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Coming from the guy from the most anti-gun state there is... Wisconsin.

    (Disclaimer... my statement was half baked and without fact to back it up..... seems to be the theme)
  7. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    If you can get a few people together it's totally worth it to get a tour of the S&W factory in Springfield, MA. You get to see the plant in action as well as visit an incredible in-factory museum. Just remember to call ahead--the tours are conducted by retired employees who are available on sort of an "on call" basis.
  8. JonathanE

    JonathanE Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    I don't know if you have mountain climbing experience: if not, check out Parker Mountain on Rte 126 in Strafford. 45 mins from Concord, very easy hike, with nice NH views. Make sure you keep walking past the summit to the Bow Lake overlook.
  9. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    May 31, 2008
    Don't forget to check out the arms exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Great collection of old guns, with some special Tiffany engraved and precious metal encrusted models.
  10. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    The Old Dominion
    Either on the way up or on the way down, don't pass up the chance to visit West Point. It's only 50 miles north of NYC and you won't find a better environment anywhere. The West Point Museum is top-notch all the way. And as they say; "most of the history we teach was MADE by the people we taught."
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