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    Thumbs up new ammo shop--Newport News, Va.

    Just found a new ammo store in Newport News this week, Sherrifs Ammo & Police Supplies. The owner is not a gun expert, but he is an Italian restauranteur, who owns the retail strip, with the restaurant next door. Says he had the open retail space, unrented, so he opened this shop, to try to make some money. His big draw, apparently is 5.11 tactical gear, which he also sells there. Says he will guarantee the best ammo price, and will special order. He had cases of 5.56 there for $305/1000, which I thought was pretty good. I talked to him about OCDO and VCDL. He was unaware, so I encouraged him to join and offer discounts for membership cards from VCDL and LEO. He was very interested in that concept. Said the ammo was already going to be bottom dollar, but he could offer a discount on the 5.11 gear. I told him about the summer picnic, and he wanted to know when it is in 2011. The address is 15398 Warwick Blvd., 757/874-2666 (AMMO), www.sheriffsammo.com He tossed in an ammo can with the bulk ammo purchase. He is open to developing relationships with people like us. Stop by and encourage him to be one of our gun-friendly firms here on the web.

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    I'll have to check him out.

    What is the deal with you links? Neither sent me to a useful place.

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    Luigi's?

    I like that restaurant. Will have to check out his ammo endeavor.

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    The webpage looks like a placeholder for the time being. Do you have an email address for him? We're taking paid advertisers on our site and I'd like to let him know if he would be interested in advertising.
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    I'll be in Newport News next week for my birthday, maybe I'll check it out. While I'm there, any reputable gun shops I should check out? A google search didn't turn up much for Newport News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonton View Post
    I'll be in Newport News next week for my birthday, maybe I'll check it out. While I'm there, any reputable gun shops I should check out? A google search didn't turn up much for Newport News.
    I like Quartermaster Police Supply, 14347a Warwick Blvd, Newport News, 23602 and have been a member of The Marksman, 520 Industrial Park Drive, Newport News.

    They are both in the general area of the other one.

    Quartermaster is only open til 6pm but I think the Marksman is til 8pm.
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    I Went to this place a few weeks ago OC. I think it was about $18for a 50 round box of .45 acp target ammo. They seemed nice and afaik they give a discount to military on non ammo items
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    The webpage looks like a placeholder for the time being. Do you have an email address for him? We're taking paid advertisers on our site and I'd like to let him know if he would be interested in advertising.
    No, no email on his business card. That's all I have. You can call the phone no. I listed, I guess, and ask. To the guy who said he liked the man's restaurant next door, see if you can set up a OCDO dinner there sometime. I had mentioned that possibility to him, and he thought it was a good idea. He just does not know how to initiate cooperation with us. I doubt he spends much time surfing the net here on OCDO, if he is running a restaurant most of his time . . . .

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    Good prices

    I was ther ethe other day picked up a case of 9mm (1000 rounds) $ 205.00 and i wanted a case of 5.56 62 gr. green tip, but all he had was 600 rounds ($206.00) so i snatched those up too. I will be useing this shop for all my ammo needs.

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    Catering the picnic?

    Maybe he would be amenable to catering the picnic, as an advertizing gesture. He'd likely make it back in ammo sales and an OCDO or two.
    A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.

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    Hello everyone. I'm Roy from Sheriff's Ammo. I want to thank you all for spreading the word on our shop. I'm not here to advertise the store, but I did see that there were some questions people had, and I wanted to address them.

    First, our email address is sheriffsammo@gmail.com

    I want it on the business cards, but it will have to wait until the next batch gets printed.

    Second, yep, the website is an issue. We've got our IT lady working on it, but a functional web presence continues to elude us. I'm hoping to see some improvement "soon", but I've yet to figure out what "soon" actually means.

    Third, yes, we do discounts. Currently the discount structure is offered to law enforcement, military, retired military, Fire/EMS, and armed security. I'm kicking around extending that to CCW holders, and there has been some talk about organizations like VCDL as well. The discounts vary depending on the item, and, no, we don't do ammo discounts (aside from price by the case, of course). I am amenable to the idea of giving slightly better bulk discounts to large/group purchases though, as I can sometimes secure better pricing from my distributor if I buy more than the usual amount of cases. If you do decide that you want to explore this route, email me.

    And lastly, I will happily discuss OCDO/VCDL/etc events with representatives of those organizations. Please contact me at the email above, or call the shop. I'm usually there after noon.

    Once again, thank you all for spreading the word. I get a lot of people coming in that mention seeing up here and on the VCDL forums. I am not active on either site, and don't honestly feel comfortable with joining to advertise the store, so I have been relying on word of mouth. I registered now because a friend pointed out this thread and I wanted to answer questions. If this is against a rule, you have my apologies in advance, and I understand if you have to moderate the post.

    Stay safe out there,

    -Roy, Sheriff's Ammo.


    ETA: Forgot to add - Open carry is totally acceptable in the shop! We only ask that it's cased or holstered.
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    Good Deal, Roy!

    I'm planning to visit your shop around Easter when I'll be down in NN visiting relatives.

    I'll post about my visit or something when I come back.

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    Glad to hear it.

    As an aside, I open carry pretty regularly. Not surprising as I OC when I'm in the store. While I do it primarily for work reasons when I'm here, I feel that OC raises awareness of our rights in this country.

    -Roy, Sheriff's Ammo.

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    Roy - If you are interested in advertising on our website's Industry Partners section, shoot me a message and we can discuss it.

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    Welcome aboard, Roy.

    I did a quick (10 second) walk through on Friday, after a filling lunch at Luigi's.

    My buddies finished paying for their lunch, and we rode together, so I couldn't stay.

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    Hey Roy,
    Welcome to OCDO. You ought to come to one of the dinners! You sure sound like one of us. I have had the address of your store on my desk for a week or so, and I will stop buy to visit pretty soon. Best of luck in your new venture.

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    Hello Roy

    I'm Ron Lilly, the VCDL coordinator in this area. I will bring a few of our VCDL brochures and a holder to you if you'd like and you can put them in your shop. I look forward to seeing you and I will try to drop by tomorrow (4/6/11). I'll probably break my own rule and buy "ammo". ha

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Pro Shooter - I will shoot you a PM, thank you.

    Dutch Uncle - I really should look into it, yeah

    6L6GC - Sounds good. I look forward to meeting you, and we'll happily put your brochures out. I should be there about 1pm til close tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy_SheriffsAmmo View Post
    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Pro Shooter - I will shoot you a PM, thank you.

    Dutch Uncle - I really should look into it, yeah

    6L6GC - Sounds good. I look forward to meeting you, and we'll happily put your brochures out. I should be there about 1pm til close tomorrow.
    Welcome to the site Roy!
    So far it sounds like a great service to the area and I'll be happy to add your ad on Old Virginia. Just PM me or email to Editor@oldva.org.

    Just a friendly note though....offering discounts to CHP holders only will result in publicity that will be unappreciated and long lasting. A better way would be offering one to VCDL and OCDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Welcome to the site Roy!
    So far it sounds like a great service to the area and I'll be happy to add your ad on Old Virginia. Just PM me or email to Editor@oldva.org.

    Just a friendly note though....offering discounts to CHP holders only will result in publicity that will be unappreciated and long lasting. A better way would be offering one to VCDL and OCDO.
    We're still working this stuff out. The only issue I have with OCDO is that I don't actually have a way to check if someone is actually involved. At least so far as I know, as there are no membership cards or anything handy to check (please correct me if I'm wrong here). I may do something like have people print out a particular post on here and bring it in or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy_SheriffsAmmo View Post
    We're still working this stuff out. The only issue I have with OCDO is that I don't actually have a way to check if someone is actually involved. At least so far as I know, as there are no membership cards or anything handy to check (please correct me if I'm wrong here). I may do something like have people print out a particular post on here and bring it in or something like that.
    You're correct about that Roy. OCDO is more a lifestyle or a mindset than an organization. Most OCDO people are also VCDL members though, so perhaps just a VCDL discount would work better.

    The objection to CHP holders alone gets into "P4P" (Perks for Permits) which is one area that divides gunowners and is certain to cause hard feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    The objection to CHP holders alone gets into "P4P" (Perks for Permits) which is one area that divides gunowners and is certain to cause hard feelings.
    +1

    I visited this place a while back just to check it out. Told the guy behind the counter about the OCDO post. The 5.11 gear is nice stuff but suited pretty much exclusively to CCing which I don't do a whole lot of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    +1

    I visited this place a while back just to check it out. Told the guy behind the counter about the OCDO post. The 5.11 gear is nice stuff but suited pretty much exclusively to CCing which I don't do a whole lot of.
    We need to get you a BUG! Then you will OC/CC all the time.

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    Well I finally made it to that side of the peninsula today looking for ammo.

    The bad news is they didn't have the 45acp bulk boxes I wanted but Roy had warned me in email that he had a limited number of boxes at the moment.

    The staff was friendly and they had alot of 5.11 tactical pants/shorts with other misc stuff. I picked up a pair of tactical shorts to try them out. They have a buy 1 get 50% off the second pair right now. With the VCDL discount the price was very reasonable. :-)

    I forgot how long it takes to get over there though so I will probably stop by if I am in the area.

    Since they didn't have ammo I went to Dick's Sporting Goods at Patrick Henry, dropped my drawers and bent over while they charged my credit card! It hurt alot, I feel violated and a Dillon press is looking more attractive all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    It hurt alot, I feel violated and a Dylan press is looking more attractive all the time.

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