This morning while running some errands, I decided to head over to the new Gander Mountain store that opened last week in Morrisville, NC. This store is located in the new Park West shopping center in Morrisville, near the intersection of 54 and Cary Parkway.
Guns and Ammo:
I pulled in a little before noon, to find the parking lot packed. As soon as I got inside, I was astonished with the amount of firearms this place has. Someone tossed around the number 6,000 while I was in the store, and I would believe it. Other than a gun show with multiple vendors, this place definitely has the largest selection of firearms I’ve ever seen in one place. Good stuff too!
The firearms counter stretches along two walls inside the store, and there were probably 10 workers there at the counter. One thing I thought was cool was that they have 4 stations along the counter with computers setup for filling out ATF 4473 forms for firearm purchases to keep everything organized, and painless.
Prices on most of the guns were a little higher than you would find at most Raleigh area gun-shops, however they did make it a point to say that they do price match firearms, so that is good.
Handguns from cheap Hi-Points on up to CZ SP-01 Shadows, big bore revolvers, lots of hunting rifles etc. For selection, this place gets an A, most definitely.
Now they also had a very large stock of ammo, with multiple different brands of self defense ammo, hunting rounds, mil-surp, etc, but good lord was it expensive!
The camping section was small, but stocked with quality merchandise. I didn’t spend much time walking through the fishing section, as I’m not a fisherman, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you much about it anyways.
They had a good amount of high quality apparel in the store, and it was priced accordingly, however as far as good quality hunting clothing, they really don’t have much competition in the area other than Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Gander Mountain is a nice store. They are new to the Triangle area, and they definitely are offering something unique with their massive selection.
What surprised me is that they offered nothing that I could see in the way of reloading supplies. Not. A. Thing. No presses, no powder, no projectiles, nothing.
Overall it’s a nice place, and I’ll be back to window shop and purchase cleaning chemicals and other doo-dads. I’ll give them a C rating, because of the expensive ammo, lack of reloading supplies, and all over the place firearm pricing.
Check them out, and let me know what you think in the comments below.