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Gun Shop Road Trip

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 9mm+, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. 9mm+

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    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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    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! :)
     
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    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
     
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    Thanks, Karen -- great information! Much, much appreciated! :)
     
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    Make sure you do your shopping on the way back ... you can't take any of those goodies into DC.
     
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    Smart people who visit DC get lodgings in Virginia :)
     
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    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
     
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    Greentop has a pretty good inventory, prices are sometimes a bit high. Lots of used stuff.
     
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