Elk Castle Shooting Sports has a long history. Originally founded as the Ewell Cross Gun Shop in 1947, the gun store has grown into an all-encompassing firearm emporium with new, used, and consignment firearms and firearm accessories. The new owners also installed a public indoor pistol and rifle range, integral for customers to sample the merchandise or hone their marksmanship with one of more than 70 rental pistols, and they take pride in knowing all of their customers on a first-name basis.
That familiarity extends to the firearms as well. Elk Castle's gunsmith, lovingly nicknamed Big Dave, has most likely customized and repaired a weapon from every customer. He and his team tackle problems with warranties or malfunctions. They adjust recoil pads or stock length every Wednesday, and they proudly accept bribes of cheesecake and chili to speed up the process.
The staff members behind the counter, knowledgeable firearm owners themselves, are always prepared to offer advice on accessories or customization and can recommend scopes, grips, and holsters to help each gun better fit each individual. That very same staff also leads the range's self-defense classes and hosts regular educational videos on topics ranging from hunting to proper gun care.