Wow!! This is new gunshop tha...
Wow!! This is new gunshop that is just opening up in a couple of weeks (today is January 20, 2012). I stopped by to talk to the owner to ask him about what he was going to open. I have never in my life met anyone with as much knowledge about guns, ammo, tactics, and ballistics. And he's a really nice guy, too - gave me a Coke! This is going to be one great gun shop. He said that he wanted to open up a gun shop where people could come in and feel like they belonged there, so he put a 6 foot oak table up front so that people could bring in their lunch and relax on their lunch break. You can kick back and watch a good western movie or a good war movie on the flat screen... And you can have a free cup of coffee, as well... (The guy makes some darn good coffee!) He said that people shouldn't feel pressured into buying a gun, but should instead feel like the man behind the counter actually looking out for them and is helping them make the right choice. His idea is to make it not just a gun shop, but a gathering place... Kind of a nice place to get away to when the day's pressures and workload have gotten you down, you know?
He also said that people that know names like (I had to write these down so I could look them up later) Elmer Keith, Colonel Charles Askins, Bill Jordon, Skeeter Skelton (Skeeter?... Really?), and Jeff Cooper would really enjoy the place... He wouldn't tell me about them right then because he said he wanted me to read about them myself on the internet and then we would talk about them on my next visit. His inventory will be in by then so I'm looking forward to it. He is going to be carrying all sorts of guns, covering everything from cowboy guns up through the latest AR's and accessories. He has a REAL gunsmith that has quite a reputation in middle Tennessee for doing awesome work (a nice block of wood and a fine piece of steel = a beautiful gun with this gunsmith), and they can build you anything you want up to but not including a 40mm grenade launcher. (He _can_ do the transfers for those, though.) He is also going to teach classes there in his back classroom. They should be very good, since he owns another company that does law enforcement and military training for agencies and units all over the U.S. and some other places.
GO SEE MIKE AND NORTH CUMBERLAND GUNS!!! You won't be disappointed!