Gun Shop Closes, Owner Retiring After 32 Years

Gun Shop Closes, Owner Retiring After 32 Years

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    Unhappy Gun Shop Closes, Owner Retiring After 32 Years

    Sad to say but true. The end of Lynnwood Guns and Ammo as the owner decided it was time to retire. As far back as I can remember he was in the same location on Old 99. I enjoyed going in there over the years as he always had something unique on his used rifle racks. The last time I was there he'd had a couple 20mm anti aircraft gun barrels. From time to time he also had 20mm cases and 50BMG brass.

    I feel like I've lost an old friend.
    Firing a suppressed is on my Bucket List.

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    Went thru the same thing here in Wichita Falls, Texas when my LGS closed just over a year and a half ago when the owner sold his store after 33 years, free cofee, doughnuts, and a $25 drawing every Saturday morning.. I've only bought 3 guns since.... Used to buy one every two or three months..wife's happier...LOL
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    My understanding is that he actually has some pretty bad health issues. Someone on Seattleguns.net said that he had told them he was closing so his wife didn't have to "deal with it".

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    We lost a great gun shop here a few years ago; prostate cancer really can ruin someone’s life.
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    He couldn't find a buyer?
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    That sucks. It's unfortunate when a business owner doesn't have a trusty replacement, especially a fun shop.
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    I know how you feel......I remminiss with my kids ......I think that spellling is wrong.....anyway, about shops that were around when I was their age and how great it was to go in a talk to the older guys and see the great stuff they had on hand....I miss that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInEdmonds View Post
    My understanding is that he actually has some pretty bad health issues. Someone on Seattleguns.net said that he had told them he was closing so his wife didn't have to "deal with it".
    Yeah I wondered if it might have been something like that. I was so bummed out I went over to Ed's Surplus another mile or 2 up 99 and picked up a new case of Menu B MRE's. I've been playing with them ever since I got home yesterday.
    Firing a suppressed is on my Bucket List.

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    Only on topic by the number of years, but I went into town today (near the beach, but far enough inland to be in a small farming town) to buy a new watch and the jewelry store I've used for years and years had two signs in the windows.. "CLOSED" "THANKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE LAST 33 YEARS".
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    Thumbs down

    Over the last 37 years I've lived in this small town after I got out of the Service I've lost 6 friends or acquaintances to early deaths. I lost the best honest mechanic I ever had, the bum retired on me. My first GP and osteopath and the most gentle dentist ever all retired. I had 2 of the coolest old guys at my state unenjoyment office retire. My neighborhood is full of people who can't be bothered to speak American.

    I'd move to Montana or Idaho but I'm too old and busted up to start over.
    Firing a suppressed is on my Bucket List.

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    I wonder how long some gun shops can survive,with the lack of ammo,especially the one's who rents guns to shoot at ranges.

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