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    New gun store and shooting range in Hanover

    I interviewed Mickey Hopkins, yes the same Hopkins family that founded Greentops and parted ways when they went a different route with the new store.

    He is opening a new gun store right next to Cold Harbor Restaurant on rt 360 Where they used to have the turkey shoot.
    He is also opening an indoor shooting range there and YES>>>OPEN CARRY IS NOT ONLY ALLOWED>>>BUT WE ARE WELCOMED!!!

    All he asks is it stay in the holster until at the shooting station or if needed to check a holster or other reason, taken outside and safely unloaded.

    I can't wait to see Colonial sputter over this.

    Store and range are scheduled to open in September.
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    WOW, this sounds like great news...,

    I'm very glad to hear this, initially. Could be just the thing for lots of us here, like Proshooter, me, some of the others. Well, just call me "anxious for the details".

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    Any time frame given as to when it will open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Any time frame given as to when it will open?
    September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidestreet View Post
    I'm very glad to hear this, initially. Could be just the thing for lots of us here, like Proshooter, me, some of the others. Well, just call me "anxious for the details".

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    Nothing like a little friendly competition from a known and respected source.

    Looking forward to taking an up close and personal look
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post


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    Thanks Peter for bringing back many fond memories, particularly of Cecil, he was one of a kind.
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    Sooooo, what's the latest on this?

    The thread kinda faded away and we heard nothing else. Anyone been out there? Is it ready? Yes? No? Almost?

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    Man I wish a range would open around here. Norfolk, I think is close, but you still have to cross the water.

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    I just called them and they are open until 8PM today. Their complete hours and information can be found at the following link.

    http://www.tidewaterreview.com/enter...,1693418.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed41ae View Post
    I just called them and they are open until 8PM today. Their complete hours and information can be found at the following link.

    http://www.tidewaterreview.com/enter...,1693418.story

    Hopkins Gun & Tackle
    8151 Mechanicsville Turnpike
    804-277-8423



    Hours of operation are:

    Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. 8 p.m.

    Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Sunday: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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    Lee and/or Dale, maybe you can find a dinner location nearby for the November get-together. A twofer for anyone interested in seeing the new store and shooting range.

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    No reason to visit DeGoff's now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    No reason to visit DeGoff's now?
    The opening of Hopkin's will put more pressure on the other shops to be more competative with their prices and level of service too, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob1 View Post
    Lee and/or Dale, maybe you can find a dinner location nearby for the November get-together. A twofer for anyone interested in seeing the new store and shooting range.
    Quick check of Yelp.com shows a sort of restaurant desert for zip code 23111. The problem is that is not actually true. Off the top of my head ther is Yen Ching (Chinese, obviously), and a couple ob BBQ places (sorry, ProShooter) right along 360, as well as some sketchy Italian places that look like the violate the "3 stupids" rule. Moving a bit north or sough of 360 opens up possibilities but based on our history of how long it takes to eat, we might be better off going shooting from 6 to 8 and then head for dinner. That puts it past some folks' bedtimes, as well as making it an early start that would almot require some folks to take the afternoon off to get there in time. (And how would that be a bad thing, he asks?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Quick check of Yelp.com shows a sort of restaurant desert for zip code 23111. The problem is that is not actually true. Off the top of my head ther is Yen Ching (Chinese, obviously), and a couple ob BBQ places (sorry, ProShooter) right along 360, as well as some sketchy Italian places that look like the violate the "3 stupids" rule. Moving a bit north or sough of 360 opens up possibilities but based on our history of how long it takes to eat, we might be better off going shooting from 6 to 8 and then head for dinner. That puts it past some folks' bedtimes, as well as making it an early start that would almot require some folks to take the afternoon off to get there in time. (And how would that be a bad thing, he asks?)

    stay safe.
    \\Cold Harbor Restaurant is next to them. Excellent food but I'm not sure about the hours,

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    \\Cold Harbor Restaurant is next to them. Excellent food but I'm not sure about the hours,
    Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Hours are from 6am-3pm.

    http://www.superpages.com/bp/Mechani...0005235480.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    and a couple ob BBQ places (sorry, ProShooter).
    No offense taken.
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    Any interest in moving 2nd Tuesday dinner to a Saturday brunch/lunch?

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    Sounds like a plan to me and Trooper!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Any interest in moving 2nd Tuesday dinner to a Saturday brunch/lunch?

    stay safe.
    Or after a Saturday breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Any interest in moving 2nd Tuesday dinner to a Saturday brunch/lunch?

    stay safe.
    this time of year i'd be more up for a secondary Sunday brunch lunch vs saturday when i will be attempting to put bambi in my freezer, i think peter will also be of like mind and maybe even speed41 too. by secondary i mean have it as well as our regular dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    this time of year i'd be more up for a secondary Sunday brunch lunch vs saturday when i will be attempting to put bambi in my freezer, i think peter will also be of like mind and maybe even speed41 too. by secondary i mean have it as well as our regular dinner
    Agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67GT390FB View Post
    this time of year i'd be more up for a secondary Sunday brunch lunch vs saturday when i will be attempting to put bambi in my freezer, i think peter will also be of like mind and maybe even speed41 too. by secondary i mean have it as well as our regular dinner
    Absolutely Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I checked the place out today. I was impressed and he has 22's!

    Meeting room, fair selection of guns. He's off to a good start.

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    As the range will not be open for about a year (from what I have been told), suggest that we have one of our regular Saturday OC breakfasts at Cold Harbor and then be free to wander over to Hopkin's Gun and Tackle after we eat.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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