UPDATE - Covid-19 - April 2021
From Monday April 12th, we will be reopening for customers.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back.
Masks will be required & social distancing will be required.
Hand sanitiser will be available in various locations in store.
During busy periods, you may be required to queue prior to entry - in store we have several 'bays' at the counter separated with perspex to aid in keeping customers & staff safe.
We are a family run business specialising in the retail of airguns, CO2 guns, shotguns & firearms, including related clothing & accessories. We pride ourselves on customer service & honest business practices which we believe to be the most important aspect of our business.
Our business has been established since 1985 when Tim & Janet McAvoy (Partners of the business) opened T & J. J. McAvoy Gunsmiths on High Street in Standish. Tim McAvoy had previously worked in the gun trade from 1972 where he started with just a Saturday job & his interest & knowledge of guns went from strength to strength.
Along with their three daughters, Tim & Janet McAvoy have worked hard to grow the business & establish their well known name. Recent years has seen the business enter into the import / export of firearms & accessories & also wholesale & distributorship of a number of products.
The amount of stock we hold is immense, with over 2500 guns in stock at any one time, plus tens of thousands of accessories, and ammunition has meant that we have outgrown our store located on High Street in Standish. In November 2011 we opened the doors to our new store at 'The Dog & Cartridge' 33 School Lane in Standish. Our new store provides much more space than our previous store, improved display areas, changing facilities, Hot drinks vending machine, customer parking, air conditioning & much more!
We now have Ten shop assistants; Tim, Janet, Amy, Hannah, Sally, Mark, Craig, Dave, Natalie & Mike - plus two gunsmiths. Most of our gunsmithing & gun repair work is carried out on site, with the new store offering & bigger & better 'work room' so that we can offer the best service possible.
We look forward to welcoming our customers old & new & also look forward to the exciting changes & improvements that our move will provide.
Below are some further photographs of the opening day - We would like to say a big thankyou to all our customers & also to everybody who gave up their own time & assisted us during the move.
Above; Tim & Adam enjoying the opening day.
Left to right; Sally, Janet, Hannah, Tim, Amy, Mike L , Dottie dog, Valle.