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One of our own opens a gun store (Nashville) - now with pics

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Remember Rabbi? Today, his East Side Gun Shop opened. His specialty will be military surplus and other reasonably priced defensive implements.

    ( http://eastsidegunshop.com )
     
  2. Henry Bowman

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    Excellent!
     
  3. Monkeyleg

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    Good going, Rabbi! (Nice photo, too ;) ).
     
  4. espanola

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    Great! I'll be in Nashville Wed...will check it out. Thanks for letting us know!
     
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    [turtle]Sweeeeeeett[/turtle]

    Nashville...not quite driving distance from Raleigh, but maybe I'll stop by some day if I ever get around to that damned road trip.
     
  6. Oleg Volk

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    Bill will sell over the web as well. I'll inquire if he is planning to put up a list of what he has. I'll be over later this week to photograph the shop and the storefront.
     
  7. BryanP

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    Congratulations on your new store Rabbi. I'll be sure to stop in and check things out soon.

    I don't see any listing of store hours on the web site, but I'll call and confirm before I drop in after work some day soon.
     
  8. Oleg Volk

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    11am to 6pm Monday-Thursday, as far as I know. Will add that info to the site. Ought to add the city, too.
     
  9. CSA 357

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    GREAT! GOOD LUCK , MAYBE ILL GET TO RIDE UP THERE AND SEE YOUR SHOP ONE DAY!*CSA*
     
  10. American By Blood

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    A store that specializes in military firearms? Awesome. I want you to stay in business and if I lived in the Nashville area I'd be a regular. So please modify your hours. See if you have any friends who are willing to work a few hours a week for peanuts and aren't shomer shabbos, Christian sabbath keepers, or early risers to help you have your doors open more of the time.

    Working folk like me simply can't patronize your establishment. I'm a delivery guy and I could see myself driving by your place on my daily runs and saying "sure wish I could shop there..."

    That said, best of luck. Gun dealers today are not only business men, they're providers of a public service. Folks like you deal with the hassles of being a FFL so the rest of us don't have to.
     
  11. OEF_VET

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    I guess I know where I'll be visiting later this week.
     
  12. sm

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    Congrats!


    I volunteer Preacheman to move to N-Ville and work the Noon to 8pm shift and Fridays, Saturdays.

    He can take "confessions" of what folks want and tell BFs, GFs, Husbands, Wives, kids...:)

    I grew up working with Orthodox Jews, and some of our closest friends were the Catholics. I was brought up in a Baptist Church...I still get into trouble because I respect most every religion except the one raised in.
     
  13. Preacherman

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    Steve - only if I get to take up a collection! :D
     
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    Preacherman,
    You ain't been in retail have you?

    Allow me to explain this. YOU sell "collections" to folks. YOU sell guns so others can "collect" or add to their "collections".

    You can have the diner down the road send up Fish on Friday, but YOUR job is to sell, sell, sell.

    When you learn how to sell...I can them share how to "buy" guns.
    [ screech...I think you got that part down now that I think about it...]

    See besides the business I was in , I also hung around the Pawn Shops that - among other things- bought and sold guns. These folks were both Orthodox and Reformed Jews.

    Tip - never play poker against a Jewish Pawn shop owner.
    I wish I had had time to learn...I used to watch and hear sometimes.

    FWIW a Piroque (sp?) not worth much toward a Savage Bolt gun...I learned that early too. :)
     
  15. Dave Markowitz

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    Mazel Tov!








    (I can't believe that I'm the first to say that is this of all threads.)
     
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    if i'm ever in nashville again, i'll look it up.
     
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    Rabbi showed us this over at the TFA forums, I didn't realize he was the same Rabbi from over here.

    http://www.tfaonline.org/memberforum/viewtopic.php?t=853

    Blood, something tells me Rabbi takes his faith seriously, if you want to give him advice, you may not want to do it while spitting on other people who devoutly follow their faith.

    I generally avoid Nashville, but it will be nice to have a place I actually want to go in that cursed city.
     
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    After reading the TFA link, I am a bit concerned about Rabbi's safety and security, then again...

    I was born into a business and accepted at birth pretty much by the Orthodox and Reformed. I have the utmost respect and admiration for these folks.
    They accepted me and taught me a lot. Taught me a lot besides the business, and apprenticship.

    These folks knew security, safety, how to survive , how to think out of the box...I learned a lot from these folks, I am still grateful and miss these now passed.

    I understand the hours, I worked those hours, I respected the customs and ways. One would be wise to learn from folks like Rabbi.

    I sincerely wish Rabbi all the best, and I know he will be safe and secure.
    A lot of what I do and believe in were shared by my Jewish Mentors & Elders .
     
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    SomeKid-

    I wasn't spitting on anyone's faith. I wasn't suggesting he work on the sabbath. His choice to not work on his religion's day of rest is great and is to be respected.

    However, there's nothing (at least to my knowledge) in Jewish law stating that Gentiles have to observe the Jewish sabbath. In fact, Jewish owners of small businesses often schedule their trusted Gentile employees for Friday afternoon/Saturday hours for the express purpose of keeping the place open even when they cannot be there themselves. This is (again, to the extent of knowledge) pretty universally accepted as lawful by rabbis. I personally make deliveries to numerous Orthodox owned businesses in Pikesville, MD (one of America's more famous Jewish enclaves) where the owners are nowhere to be found on Friday afternoons but the non-Jewish employees are there keeping the ship afloat.

    As for Sunday hours, it shouldn't be too hard to find a trustworthy gunny who doesn't keep the Christian sabbath. Again, I didn't say this to spit on anyone's faith. It's just that another Jew, atheist, Muslim, Asatruar, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, or lapsed Christian would fit the bill perfectly. Nobody's religious laws are broken (the kosher supermarket in my area that has to close on the Jewish sabbath to retain its certification is open on Sundays) and folks with Monday-Friday, 9-5 jobs can gleefully spend their paychecks on rifles and spamcans of ammo.

    If the whole "work for peanuts" comment was what offended you, rest assured that it had nothing to do with Rabbi being Jewish. It was a reference to the fact that start-up businesses generally have very little in the way of funds for payroll and that at specialty businesses like gun stores and record shops many of the clerks are people who are already gainfully employed and are just picking up a few hours a week to help keep the place's doors open. When employees are already paying their bills and are just working for the love of the items being sold, money is far less of a concern. This is vital to new businesses.

    Of course, if Rabbi as the FFL holder has to be there at all times then never mind any of this. The man owns his own business, worships his own god, and sets his own hours. As it should be.

    Anyway, loosen up.
     
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    I don't think he has to be there every moment his store is open; thus, if he wanted to later expand his hours through Saturday (or Fridays after dark), he might still be able to do so without any religious repercussions. :)
     
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    So THAT'S what's been keeping him busy. I thought he had been MIGHTY SCARCE these last few weeks :p

    Congrats!! and Good Luck!

    and if I ever get to Nashville... :D
     
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    MMMmmmmm...MILSURP. And me with a C&R FFL. Watch out!

    TC
     
  23. RocketMan

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    Way too cool, Rabbi! Good luck in your new endeavour, Sir.
    Looking forward to Oleg's pics.
     
  24. real_name

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    Here we have SomeKid mouthing off about Nashville again, feel free to avoid the big city pal, we're doing just fine without y'all.
    'Cursed place'? Wow, I'm shaking my head son.

    Rabbi, congratulations.
    But why not open Sunday like Guns and Leather, that would make a nice 5 day week and still get some weekend trade and still observe the sabbath.
     
  25. lastcavalier

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    Sorry to nitpick, but he's missing a digit on the ZIP code on the bottom of the main page of the website. I'm assuming there should be a 3 preceeding what's there.

    I say that only because that will allow people to cut and paste it into Google Local or whatever to get a map and directions.

    Oh, and I'll stop by next time I'm in town.
     
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