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Northern Virginia (Manassas) Dominion Arms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BrokenPaw, Jul 17, 2003.

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  1. BrokenPaw

    BrokenPaw Member

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    I drive by the Dominion Arms gun shop every morning and evening during my commute. I keep meaning to stop in and have a look around, but I'm always either on my way to work[0] or trying to beat the Route 28 traffic home, so I never stop.

    Has anyone been in there? Is it worth going in?

    -BP

    [0] and always late... :uhoh:
     
  2. XLMiguel

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    Dominion Arms??? Don't know 'em, perhaps you mean Virginia Arms?

    I'm familiar with Virginia Arms on Center St (Rt 28 just south of old town Manasas). Very nice shop - good selection of firearms, competitive prices, reasonable transfer and consignment fees, knowledgeable and nice folks (Bernie & Patrick) to deal with. Definitely worth a stop. (And they're in Pr Wm county - no dumb-a$$ 3 day wait like Fairfax)
     
  3. Mike Irwin

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    Nah, Dominion Arms, not Virginia Arms.

    Dominion is on the Fairfax side of 28, Virginia Arms on the far side past Manassas.

    I've seen it, but I haven't stopped in. I was talking with someone who did stop in, I'll be darned if I can remember who, who said it was a nice store, but kind of shy on stock at the moment.
     
  4. DragonRider

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    I'll look into it right now as I take 28 to PW Parkway. Give you a heads up when I get home.
     
  5. fatboyclone

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    well it looks like i found something to do after work. thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. MJRW

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    I've been in there. Guy is friendly. Has some surplus rifles at a price that doesn't seem completely like robbery, but I would be unwilling to pay. He only has a few handguns. Mostly taurus revolvers, jennings, raven, an occassional makarov and so forth. Has an odd assortment of things like boots and boxes. Its kind of like 1% of a gun show in there.
     
  7. mtnbkr

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    I've been there. What MJRW said is pretty much correct. He couldn't even get Remington SJHP's in 180gr for my 357 without going to Midway. :rolleyes:

    Chris
     
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    That's right, I was talking to you two!
     
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    I am gonna have to second the gunshow comment. Stopped in a few weeks ago, and they did not have anything I was interested in. The gentleman that works there seems to be fairly nice, I just wasn't enamored with the prices or selection.
     
  10. DragonRider

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    Where along 28 is it? I drove from 66 to PW Parkway and didnt see it. Enlighten me please :)

    John
     
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    It is right behind Yorkshire Restaurant, just north of Rugby Road
     
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    It's not particularly easy to see unless you're looking for it, because it's set back from the road a ways, and if you're paying proper attention to traffic, it never enters your field of vision. The only thing that made me notice it at all is that there's a big sign saying "GUNS" up high next to the road (along with other signs saying things like "La Bodega" and "Taxidermy").

    -BP
     
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    Ooops, my bad. Idid a websearch on "Dominion Arms" and found Old Dominion Arms, turns out to be a guy that builds replica flintlocks, didn't bother with the yellow pages:scrutiny:

    Oh, well, another gun store to explore:)
     
  14. mtnbkr

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    A new gunstore is always a good thing. And hey, you might find something you couldn't find anywhere else. For me though, I'd rather go to Virginia Arms. It's much closer (about 5 minutes from my house) and has a better selection of what I'm interested in.

    Chris
     
  15. Nightfall

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    Since a bunch of Virginians have already congregated here, lemme ask ya'll a question... anybody know of any ranges in the Winchester/Manassas/Front Royal area? I can only think of one, and they require a certified instructor be with you to use it (last time I asked anyway). Any ranges I missed? Something closer than Clark Bros. would be nice.
     
  16. gun-fucious

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    your best bet in northern VA is to join the Walton League
    or road trip to the AGC range near Baltimore MD
    http://www.monumental.org/

    you would think a fine state like VA would have a nice public outdoor range

    heck, up in PA, the state runs nice ranges
     
  17. mtnbkr

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    If you're in Manassas, you're only 20minutes or so from the NRA range. That is the best indoor range period.

    Gun-Fucious,

    we have National Forest ranges in Va, but none near NoVa that I'm aware of. The only near New Castle (SW VA) is pretty nice.

    Chris
     
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    RE: VA Arms - The guys there are great - i do all my transfers through them, 20bucks per transfer. Have not been to Dominion.

    RE places to shoot, I've been to West Side and Hite Hallow with a bunch of GT and ARFCOM guys. A little out of the way but at least you can pretty much do what you want within reason (no tannerite). Check the link below.

    Scroll down to find link

    dd:)
     
  19. Mike Irwin

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    "if you're paying proper attention to traffic, it never enters your field of vision."

    Oops, Now I know how I saw it in the first place!
     
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    Lol. I saw it because I was sitting still in the long narrow parking lot Rt28 can become at times. :banghead: I had plenty of time to contemplate the new gunshop.

    Chris
     
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    Thanks for the replies. We have a 4H with a range nearby, but as I stated, they said I had to have a certified instructor with me to use it. :(
     
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    A little over 1/2 hour north of Winchester is Sleepy Creek WMA in WV. There is an outdoor range there.
     
  23. Roadrunner

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    There's also the Fairfax Rod & Gun Club in Manassas too. The only catch is that you need to be a member or a guest to shoot here. It took awhile, but I finally got my membership.
     
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