Sunday, 16 Dec 2018

California is pushing The GlockStore to new pastures (VIDEO + 28 PICS)

California is pushing The GlockStore to new pastures (VIDEO + 28 PICS)


According to Lenny Magill, CEO and president of the GlockStore in San Diego, his store is the largest retail dealer of Glock handguns in the world. This means that it sells more Glocks than anyone else in the world.

Although this is difficult to verify, the GlockStore, which was opened in 1983 by Magill, is a very successful business. This is due in large part to Magill’s tireless work ethic, marketing talent and love of the Second Amendment.

His store features every model of Glock handgun on display along with an in-store shooting range for customers to try them out. Inside the 40,000 square foot facility, upwards of 100 employees keep the multi-tiered business running from sales to repair to manufacturing to marketing.

Magill said there’s not a day goes by when a customer doesn’t express shock that the store’s located in California. “They wonder how I can sell guns in California.” he says.

Magill readily admits that California’s increasingly strict and complicated gun laws, along with high taxes don’t help his business locally. However, his online sales are thriving. As a result, he’s opening a brand new, second GlockStore in Nashville, Tennessee where he can flourish.

Magill chose “Music City” because it’s popular with tourists, Tennessee has excellent gun laws, and perhaps most importantly, it will make it easier for him to ship quickly and efficiently to the east coast.

“So, anybody east of the Mississippi, we’ll ship out of Nashville,” said Magill. “Anybody over on the west coast, we’ll ship out of California warehouse.”

Magill says that the new GlockStore in Nashville will be bigger and better than the store in San Diego. He invites everyone to come and visit when it opens in 2019.

The GlockStore is located at 4770 Ruffner Street in San Diego, California. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The GlockStore also houses UnderTech and Gunfit brands. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The entrance to the GlockStore with a photo of a custom Glock. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

A wall inside the the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

A wall inside the the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

A custom Glock on display at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The GlockStore has every model of Glock pistol on display. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The GlockStore has every model of Glock pistol on display. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The SS80 is available at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

SS80’s for sale at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Ballistic backpacks for sale at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Merchandise and accessories for sale at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Some California compliant rifles for sale at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The well known GlockStore logo. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Gun repair shop at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

A poster depicting all of the modifications the GlockStore can make to your Glock pistol. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Designers at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The social media room at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The video studio at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The photo studio at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The machine shop at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The machine shop at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The machine shop at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The shipping department at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The shipping department at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The shipping department at the GlockStore. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

The 40,000 square foot GlockStore seen from above. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

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