‘The Gun Shoppe’ opens in Sarasota

Walking into a new gun shop is one of my favorite things to do.

The Gun Shoppe of Sarasota, which is located at 4402 S. Tamiami Trail, certainly didn’t disappoint.

It’s owned by my friend Joe Krawtschenko, formerly of Aegis Tactical.

While the Grand Opening is planned for Oct. 13, the shop is open for business right now. The website is coming soon.

Like at Aegis, Joe will showcase high-end 1911s from Fusion Firearms, and much, much more. There are choices for hunters, tactical shooters and plenty of knives and EDC gear.

His sales staff, whom he calls “consultants,” are chock-full of firearms expertise.

“We’re not just here to sell you a gun,” Joe said. “We’re here to fit you with the right gun.”

Hours are 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends.

For more information, give them a call at (941) 822-0707 or send them an email at info@gunshoppeonline.com


About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  3. In June I paid for grips for my handheld pistol,
    Upon my return in Nov. I found Aegis gun store closed. My question is am I able to pick it up? I had to pay ahead, so Tim coul order. May I still pick it up?

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