Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Only Local Gun Shop....

is Ponderosa Sports and Mercantile, just north of Horseshoe Bend.  I have not been inside since the great gun buying crisis started, and since my wife and I were headed back from a romantic weekend away in Cascade, I thought we would stop.  They have some nice jewelry in the left wing of the store, and I thought it would be interesting to see the state of things in the right wing (where the guns are).

The last time I was in Ponderosa Sports, it was either a dream or a nightmare, depending on how you view "assault weapons": almost a buyers' list (if you like them) or a banners' list (if you don't).  This time?  There was not a black rifle (except for some .50 BMG rifles) in obvious sight.  There were actually many empty slots behind the counter!  Handguns?  There were still some very concealable handguns for sale, some revolvers, and several M1911s, often at very reasonable prices.  (There was a new Rock Island Armory .45 for $425, and an M911 in .38 Super as well.) But you could be forgiven for thinking it was 1975 again, based on the sort of guns present.


  1. It's been years since I've been that way and stopped in that place. Thanks for reminding me. I'll have to get over that way.

  2. I'm always zooming by too fast to stop and check out Ponderosa.

  3. So, does he need some nail strips on the road to make it easier for you to stop in?