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Fire at Shooters Paradise in Woodbridge

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by bruce282, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. bruce282


    Jan 8, 2005
    Northern VA
    It was on the 6 pm news on channel 4. A fire broke out in the very back of the store and spread to the processed tire rubber that covers the bullet traps, and then cooked off some of the ammo stored back there. It finally ended with the roof collapsing. Per the news no one was hurt and it appears the stock in the front of the store was OK.

  2. watsoncb

    watsoncb CLM

    Dec 31, 2006
    Falls Church
    I saw the story on the news too. They tried to save some of the inventory. The good news was no one was hurt.

    May be there will be a fire damage sale?

  3. gunman_23

    gunman_23 GOOGLE IT

    Feb 9, 2006
    Northern Virginia
    Yeah, now things will only be 11% over retail.

    Glad no one was hurt. Hopefully it wont hurt their business too much.
  4. servicepack


    May 2, 2005
  5. VPR Victor

    VPR Victor

    Feb 10, 2006
    Northern VA
    Ya, I wish that place a speedy rebuild! Great group of guys there!

  6. pjva04

    pjva04 Snub Lover

    In your dreams!:rofl:
  7. gunman_23

    gunman_23 GOOGLE IT

    Feb 9, 2006
    Northern Virginia

    Youre right.
    only 11% over MSPR would be two days away from the final out of business sale.

    Im silly.
  8. Sporwick


    Nov 13, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    Posted on their website:

    Shooters Closing
    Due to a range fire, Shooters Paradise will be closed until further notice. Further information will be posted on the forum.
    There was a fire on the shooting range Sunday March 18th. The two alarm incident caused considerable damage to the range, roof and rear of the structure.Thankfully, all the staff and customers present were safely evacuated.
    It will be several months before the store and range can re-open. At this time, plans are to rebuild with estimates ranging from 5 to 8 months. During the interum, the web site will remain active to keep our customers and friends informed on our progress.
    Up to date information may be found on the forum in the announcements section.
  9. rifle-cop624


    Sep 4, 2004
    Good group of folks at Shooters. God, I hope they re-open. One of my favorite hangouts while my wife goes shopping at Potomac Mills.
    The guys there always found a way to sell me something, and they make good trade deals, too.
  10. sigpro357


    Apr 9, 2002
    I wouldn't doubt but what someone wasn't shooting tracers or something and set the backstop(shredded tires on fire). That was a likely scenario in my mind.

    Shooters is rather expensive, and there are alot of yahoo's shooting there. It's packed and the people firing shotguns and rifles in a pistol range wears on you quick.

    I didn't like Shooters Paradise before, and doubt I'll be going back once it's online again.