Denver Defense in Denver, NC abruptly closing it's doors

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  1. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Went to Denver Defense this Saturday before lunch and stayed two hours. Our party was three people and I only saw 5 other guest for the two hours we shot. Usually the lanes would be pretty much taken on a Saturday morning in the pre shutdown days. I did not recognize any of the staff. The inventory is gone except a few items. Place was like a ghost town with more people working than shooting which will not add up to being profitable.

    The marketing they spent two years doing has been entirely wasted now. It’s a long recovery but if it was financially strapped before, they will certainly not make it under current ownership. It’s just my opinion and I hope someone succeeds as a range in that building.
     
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    I just took a look at their website. I haven't been back to the store. I was thinking of taking a ride over there since they are supposed to have their act together. I was a member, but there haven't been any debits. The day they closed there should have been and there wasn't. So I assume my membership went "POOF"!

    I see that they are back to Guntry Club pricing. For the range and membership anyway.

    I might as well take a ride down to Blackstone and take my 12 gauge firearms with me.

    Thanks @Button Pusher ! I haven't been yet, but their website didn't make it sound like they were going to be picky about the ammo other than requiring buckshot. So hopefully the 12 gauge firearm will be cool.
     
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    They sent out an email last week that they were selling all guns below dealer cost. This week it was an email for 50% off range.

    Edit: actually it was a text and ends today, June 14th. I went back and looked at it again. Hate I missed a weekday shoot for 50% off.
     
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    I got a text Denver Defense had new stock so I went by last week. Still no accessories of any kind. No knives like before, no t-shirts, no ammo that was once in cases, no this, no that. Matter of fact between me and the other guy we had more guns than the store and it’s new inventory. I understand wanting to hit people with a marketing blitz but it was disappointing to see an almost bare retail store.

    No one on the shooting range. Three employees and us two men. When I came by Point Blank there were a dozen cars at 15 minutes earlier. Instead of trying to market a subpar gun supply I would focus on re-establishing the range and the classes. It’s just my own opinion. I hope they haven’t given up but the same people seem to be less inclined to engage customers. Maybe it’s because there is nothing to sell but range time.
     
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