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Thunderbird Tactical to open in Delano

WICHITA — Ryan and Jennifer Pennock are opening a tactical firearms supply shop in Delano, which Ryan Pennock says "is kind of a fancy way to say a gun store."

Thunderbird Tactical will open in mid-September at the northeast corner of Second and Seneca.

"We were trying to come up with a unique name . . . that was kind of a strong name but also one that wouldn't turn off the female customers," Ryan Pennock says.

Thunderbird Tactical will be a specialty gun store focusing on the kind of guns used in home defense and ones that are permissible with a concealed-carry permit.

"We're not going to have hunting-type rifles," Pennock says.

He says they'll offer all kinds of accessories and NRA and concealed-carry classes.