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Dayton area gun shops

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by anyplainjoe, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. anyplainjoe

    anyplainjoe Nobody special.

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    For the next several weekends I'll be traveling to the Dayton/Fairfield area, was wondering if anyone could recommend some local gun shops to stop by and browse around in?
     
  2. nato6

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    North of Dayton you can check out Olde English Outfitters (Tipp City) and Gander Mountain (Huber Heights) (not a local Mom and Pop but huge selection). Hole in the wall shop named Jim's guns at the corner of Grange Hall and Patterson in Beavercreek. There are many others, but I can usually find anything I need between these three.

    Nate
     

  3. pjb829

    pjb829 Go Bengals!

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    Vandalia Tactical and Vandalia Armory are in Vandalia.

    Lauhorner is 20 miles to the east just off of I70 in Springfield.
     
  4. CaptToyota

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    Dayton area - Arms Depot, hole in wall for I care. Stay away from Jims, and Gunsport (don't know why I even brought Gunsport up)

    Tipp City - Olde English, good selection, worth the stop

    Vandalia - Vandalia Tactical on N Dixie, right off 75 adjacent to water tower seen off 75/Northwoods Blvd, and Vandalia Armory around the corner behind the Toyota dealer.

    Huber - Gander Mountain, along 70 at Rt 202.

    Troy - Ohio Rapid Fire, right off 75 just down from Wendys (seen from highway), and Bobs on the north side of town.

    Springfield - Lauhorner, dont bother unless you want some clean range time, no lead though.. rifle and pistol ok.

    75/275 - Target World at the SE section of the interchange, should be able to see a Harry's Corner sign on poles, Targetworld right there. West of 75 along 275 a couple exits is Bass Pro, don't look for load supplies though, they quit.


    If any peeks your interest, send e-mail via the button, and I can guide you to all the above. The Tipp, Troy, Huber and Vandalia all within minutes of each other along same roads.
     
  5. gigliowanananic

    gigliowanananic Suck Foetoro

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    March 31st there will be a new gun shop in Kettering. Peabody's Sports is opening a retail store near Dorothy Lane and Wilmington Pike. I talked to the owner and he said it will be a "fancy" gun shop. Kinda like a jewlery shop for guns. They will also have a fire arms simulator.

    Finally a shop south of town.
     
  6. Pistol Pedro

    Pistol Pedro NRA Member

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    Cool:thumbsup:
     
  7. DistantTea

    DistantTea Monkey Vendor

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    GUNSPORT GUNSPORT GUNSPORT!

    Everybody has to go to Gunsport at least once if they visit the area. Everybody needs a story about that place to pass on to their children.

    Mine is I went in to buy a G34 but the guy and his wife were watching NASCAR and told me he didn't care what I was there to buy, he wasn't going to help me until the race was over.
     
  8. pjb829

    pjb829 Go Bengals!

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    DistantTea, you are evil!

    I'm amazed that dude is still in business. I had my first and only run in with him in the mid nineties. Customer Service is not his strong point.


    Pete.
     
  9. Setzer77

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    Not sure how close to Dayton you're actually talking, but There's one in Bellbrook on main st, I know the guy reasonably well, he's got good prices, I often go in there just to chat. There's also another in Xenia.
     
  10. Pistol Pedro

    Pistol Pedro NRA Member

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    I went to High School just down the road from there. Back in the day when I was underage and generally young and dumb, myself and some buddies went in a couple times to window shop. The guy was always an @$$ to us. I always figured it was because we were just stupid kids.

    A few weeks ago I returned for the first time in 20 years with a friend who was looking to buy a new Glock. In that 20 year period the owner hasn't changed a bit. Still an @$$, even to customers with money in hand. He huffed and puffed and let out a very audible sigh when he had to stop reading his Dayton Daily News fish wrapper because I asked to look at a G23 which was in the display case.

    I will never step foot in the place again.
     
  11. CaptToyota

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    CHS graduate ??

    Class of 1979 here.
     
  12. Pistol Pedro

    Pistol Pedro NRA Member

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    CHS Class of 1987. :wavey:
     
  13. Eagle1

    Eagle1 Oh glockaholic!

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    Is this the same guy that has the nice little shop and that sells class 3 weapons. I think it is a nice part of Dayton pass the Dayton Mall. If so, I have been there a few times.. Never really had a problem with him before though..
     
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    Vandalia Range and Armory is a great store. They will go out of their way to help. I think their Glock prices are a little high. Also a great place to shoot, clean, and always have a ro on the range unlike Target World who just have a freeforall.
     
  15. gigliowanananic

    gigliowanananic Suck Foetoro

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    They do LEO pricing on Glocks. I think it's the only place in Dayton that does.