Visit To Able Ammo In Huntsville Texas
Able Ammo Store Visit and Review
Able’s was one of the places I found online years ago and have always wanted to visit. It’s kind of like Daytona or Indianapolis for old-school race fans. You want to visit the places that draw you more into your hobby or in my case, calling.
After leaving Florida post Hurricane Irma and moving to Texas, there are quite a few places I wanted to visit. Able’s was at the top of that list.
I actually did have a purpose for going down today and that was to pick up something I was excited about (post coming soon). Two birds, one short drive as it were.
Store Tour Of Able Ammo In Huntsville Texas
When you pull in, you know there is a lot more going on here than most regular mini-mall storefronts. It’s off the path a piece and surrounded by beautiful East Texas land. Just to let you know you got there, you’ll see a fine flagpole pointing the way from the road. Likewise to remind you you are in Texas, you’ll see the Lone Star Flag hoisted just below ‘Ole Glory.
There are nice gun stores and then a Nice Gun Stores. Able’s hits that second emphatic category. The place is beautiful. It’s clean. It is not cramped at all. The parking lot was about 3/4 full when I got there and there was plenty of room in the store.
After a brief wait to get to the counter, I met up with Mike who was my salesman. I told him why I was there and he was on the ball. He already had everything ready to go for me. Quick form to fill out and I was all set. Then we got a few minutes to chat.
Let’s just say that everyone I met while I was there was extremely nice and generous with their time. Smiles all the way around. In my mind, as someone who has worked in a retail situation in my younger years, all these people actually looked like they wanted to be there. They were engaged and were quick to offer assistance or just answer questions. When is the last time you went into a store of any kind and the folks working there were actually happy not only to help you, but to be where they were? I know right? It’s hard to imagine.
Back to Mike, we talked about a few guns and parts, some lowers we either should have bought or regretted buying and the store in general. He was most helpful. I got to take a look at a few items I hadn’t seen in person yet and he was quick with answers about the guns in stock. All-around great guy.
If you don’t know much about Able’s they are huge online. They can get you just about anything and their prices are very fair. What’s more impressive is their on-hand inventory. By the way, if you’re a Kimber fan, they have just about every Kimber in existence. All the other brands are fully represented and they have a few STI’s in stock to drool over if you’re in the market.
Oh and for those of you who are into B&T products, I’m just going to drop this here for you. Again this is one of the dream guns that I hadn’t seen in person and now I think I have to get one.
The inventory for everything is impressive. There are enough unique items in-store to keep even the most jaded gun-guys/gals entertained.
Able’s also has a great set of outdoor ranges available. If you live close enough, buy the membership. If you are going to be visiting the area, make sure you head out on a Saturday when the range(s) are open to the public.
Here is a capture of their range brochure:
If you’re a gun geek like me and looking for new shops or places to visit, be sure to add Able Ammo to your list. If you’re in the area visiting be sure to stop by. You will be impressed with the people, the store and the grounds. I can’t wait to go back.