A new gun shop is opening on the west side next month.
“There’s definitely almost a little hole on this side of town,” Andy Nusbaum says of similar businesses.
He’s opening Andy’s Guns at 2360 N. Maize Road a couple of doors down from Logan’s Roadhouse because Nusbaum says he thinks there’s a need in that area.
“It seems like Wichita is growing in this direction pretty well.”
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The store will sell a variety of firearms, including hunting shotguns and rifles, target-shooting and self-defense guns.
The store also will sell ammunition, basic accessories and custom holsters.
“It’s kind of hard to find a good-fitting holster,” Nusbaum says.
He’ll buy blank shells from Bullseye Holsters in Jacksonville, Fla., which he can then heat and form to fit any gun, including ones that aren’t standard sizes.
Nusbaum recently moved from Florida because his wife’s family is from here.
He worked at a gun shop in Florida and also was an instructor there.
Nusbaum wants to teach in Wichita as well, though he won’t have his own range in the area.
“That’s one of the things I’ve got to figure out,” he says. “It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing.”