The Gun Store targets Marshall shooters

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Jeremy Gaba, manager of the family-owned Gun Store, shows a Remington 870 Tactical shotgun to a customer.

The Gaba family likes to keep busy.

The Gun Store, which is owned by Greg Gaba and managed by his son, Jeremy, opened its doors on Friday, May 14.

Located next to Golf and Fitness Warehouse on S. Odell, the store fills a void.

We already had the building, said Jeremy Gaba. "The store fills a need left since the last gun store in town closed."

Racks line the west and north walls of the store with various rifles and shotguns on display as Gaba walks up and down the counter answering questions and talking to customers. Two long glass cases serve as the service counter. One case is filled with assorted handguns and the other with scopes.

"I've worked for Dad since '94," Gaba said. "In 2006 we opened the restaurant and three months later I found out I was having twins."

He laughs.

"It keeps me busy."

Having what he describes as a great location is one of the factors that went into the decision to open the store.

"You have to pass us on your way in and out of Marshall," Gaba said. "It's a great spot."

A long-time avid shooter and hunter Gaba is learning the paperwork side of the gun business, while his wife, Heather, handles the books.

Friend and employee Brian McDaniel brings years of experience to the store, Gaba said.

The Gun Store will work with outside trainers to offer classes and training such as the required training for concealed carry permits, he said.

The Gun Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends.

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  • What restaurant?

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 12:12 PM
  • Bogey's Restaurant on Morrow Street

    -- Posted by RedAngel on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 12:57 PM
  • Ok, thanks.

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 1:29 PM
  • Do they still have that restuarant?

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 1:30 PM
  • Good to see another home owned small business open in Marshall!!!! Hopefully folks will spend their money at The Gun Store instead of elsewhere!!!

    -- Posted by Takealoadoff on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 8:22 AM
  • Wonder what their ammo prices are like...Wal-Mart is rediculous

    -- Posted by BigPoppi on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 2:58 AM
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