||10-13-2011 02:27 AM
Now Open...in 2017
Im 26 now, and since ive gotten out and fully enjoyed my 2nd amendment rights, its been a thought in the back of my mind. i will try to lay the premise.
Ive been through 2 different states now. Ohio and Texas. its hard to go through Texas so im saying the northeast. In both of them, so far, i havent found a gun store for people like me. every gun store ive been to is the same almost exactly. racks upon racks of bolt guns and shot guns, only 2 or 3 black rifles. no more than 5 auto-loaders in the counter, the rest nothing but revolvers, old and newer but no fewer than a 2-1 ratio to the autos. and shelves and racks as far as the eye can see with hunting gear for said shot guns and bolt guns, and maybe, you usually have to look in the corner, a box full of synthetic stocks, hand guards, collapsible buttstocks for your tactical styled .223 or SKS. now i say .223 and SKS cause why the hell do you need a 5.56 and/or an AK...at least that was what was asked of me when i asked where is the AK stuff.
Near where i used to live in Ohio there is a big outdoor shop called Fin Feather & Fur...i think it was in that order. its quite obvious what they sell but i had nothing else close. so there i am, literally in the corner, next to the wholesale/clearance/bumper stickers, and i am digging through a 4' tall cardboard box full of WTF to try and find a collapsible buttstock for my AK that the dude at the counter told me might be in here. now going to a place like that one knows what to expect, but to others, its like a small bass pro. and there i am, ass deep in a box like a homeless person while i watch good old boys point at shiny over under wood stock shotguns that they want to hold sitting well lit on the wall and the sales staff gingerly comes from the back after .2 seconds of them asking for it, with what ever implement they need to kill that duck/deer/hog/defenseless creature better. And there i am, arms down as far in as they can go, jacket off on the floor cause im seriously working for it here, but still going home collapsible buttstockless.
and thats where it hit me.
i want to open a gun store that specifically caters to military/LEO's/private security as well as that person who has guns that are meant for "game" that hunt back. no hunting crap what so ever, there's enough of those stores as it is. I want racks of tactical training equipment, combat clothing, molle vests, hi speed low drag gear, field tools, and everything for those rifles that you wont tell people why you have, but they know why, as well as one entire shelving unit dedicated to AK gear. not to mention every firearm i have in that store will be black and in calibers that are respectable. and there will be more than 2 of them.
i plan to mass as much information as i can, like i said i want to be able to start in 5 years. other than FFL and class 3 licenses what other things do i need/should have to prepare myself. mostly paperwork and license wise, i know about vendors and outlets. i have a pretty good job right now, but to open this store is that one thing that would make me die happy.