Most unusual location for a gun shop

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  1. KING64

    KING64 New Member

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    This subject came to my mind in one of my more idle moments. What is the most unusual, or "different" location or setting for a gun shop you have seen?

    The one I am writing about was owned and operated by a good friend, now retired. He was a pharmacist and operated a fairly large independent pharmacy, not a chain pharmacy. He is also a conservative, hunter and firearms enthusiast. He obtained a federal firearms dealer license and remodeled his pharmacy to accommodate a small gun shop. He dealt in rifles, shotguns and handguns as well as a small inventory of firearms related items. It was one of my frequent places to haunt when I had some time to kill. I had never seen a gun shop in a pharmacy before nor have I seen one in such a setting since. Unfortunately, when he sold his business the gun shop ceased to exist.

    Got any other ones?
     
  2. TranterUK

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    I recall a gunshop in a fairly remote area of South America. They didn't just sell guns, it was a general outdoor type store, but the most remote, if not unusual, I have ever seen.
     

  3. mrkirker

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    Above a bar, in Eastern North Carolina. Access was gained by walking through the bar, and ascending a stairway, by the way.
     
  4. TranterUK

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    Well hey, mrkirker just reminded me of one I forgot, above a night club in Chester, England. He was the owner of the club and a big time Colt collector. I had been asked to get a new .45 SAA 7.5" I think, and he imported it. I called and he said I could collect it anytime up till 3am, he had a mini shop above the club. I drove out there at night. Ended up drinking tea with him at 2am while the club rored and thumped below. Then drove home, getting back just as the sun came up...
     
  5. oscarmayer

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    in a shopping mall. the soccer moms were appalled. it didnt last long.
     
  6. islenos

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    I remember guns in a sporting goods store in a shopping mall in OKC. And come to think of it, there wasn't any shootouts in the food court:eek:.
     
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    My friend's gun shop is in his converted garage, behind his house! No advertising of any kind but usually full of people.
     
  8. I remember the Winchester gun collection that was kept on the mezzanine floor of Harold's Casino in Reno. Alas, Harold's Club ceased to exist quite a few years ago. I have no idea what happened to the collection.
     
  9. JUNKKING

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    In the front of a chiropractors office in Irwin, Pennsylvania
     
  10. GoodOl'12gauge

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    In sterling,CT theres a shop in an old converted chicken barn. Its real nice inside with a large selection.
     
  11. USMCSpeedy

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    Fergus Falls, MN has one in an auto mechanics shop.
     
  12. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    Down the road from me, there is a gas station/gun and fishing shop/Subway. It used to have a pizza joint, too, but that closed (permanently) over the winter. It's the one little shop in that town, and I always thought it was funny that you could go there to get everything you need for a weekend.

    I'm not sure if they're all owned by the same guy, but I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  13. islenos

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    Freddie's, down on the water front in the blue van, password is 'chipmunk'
     
  14. glocknut

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    Must not have been in Oklahoma... :D

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    I remember going to see that collection with my dad and grandfather...
     
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