There are a few gun shops which are frequently discussed on the local posting forums. Some of those shops actively participate in online discussions by offering information and guidance to all. One of those shops is New Frontier Armory, locally referred to as “NFA.” Located in North Las Vegas, at 150 East Centennial Parkway, NFA is a small but growing store which opened up in August of 2009.
When I first entered the building, I was surprised to see how many customers were present. I had expected to find 1 or 2 simply because of how far North of the city I had to drive to get there. Although I didn’t take an actual count, I’d say there were at least a dozen customers (I patiently waited for a smaller crowd before taking the photos) and it was clear that NFA was doing a respectable amount of business.
I took my time and circled the store checking out what all they had in stock and picking up a few items along the way including the business card for the President of the company, David “Guido” Famiglietti. Over the fifteen or so minutes that I was browsing, I was politely offered assistance by three different employees, none of which seemed pushy or anything other than friendly and professional. I think we have all been to places where some of the staff tend to think a bit higher of themselves than they need to. NFA is not “that store.”
When I was ready to make my purchases, I stepped up to the counter where I was immediately greeted and asked if there was anything else they could help me with. I took this time to reflect back to the business card I had picked up and asked if David was available. I didn’t get the usual “why do you want to speak with him?” kinda crap that I’ve become used to. Instead, the employee turned around and asked David to come over.
After ringing up my new toys and tools, at a neighborly discounted rate, David took a few minutes to discuss his business with me. As I mentioned before, this is a small but growing store. Current plans are to double the size by expanding into the available spot next door. We also discussed their involvement in the community where they attend the local shooting gatherings and bring some of their products out for others to feel and try out.
Don’t let the size of this place fool you. They have a decent product selection and as I listened to the conversations around the store, it was clear to me that their customer service is top notch. Even with a store full of people and an event going on next door, nobody was left waiting without at least being greeted.
If you live in North Las Vegas then this shop is definitely worth checking out. I’d also like to mention that it’s only about 10 minutes from the Clark County Shooting Park so it’s a convenient place to come for any shooting needs that the CCSP may be unable to assist you with.
Business hours have just been updated as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday & Thursday: Closed