Are there any truley dedicated Air Rifle shops in SA that offer anything and everything related to Air Rifles. Im talking all types or rifle, scopes, pellets, bags, slings, tuning kits, cases, targets... etc, you get my point.
Reading through Airgun World magazine, all you see is these massive dedicated shops in the UK offering all sorts of attractive deals and upgrades that are available.
I know things will be different in SA with the exchange rates and import duties etc.. but has anyone ever considered opening up such a shop? At the moment, in my shopping experience, you have to travel around to get what you are looking for - pellets from this shop and a bag from another... and a lot of buying is probably done online (there are some really good online shops based in SA).
I suppose the million dollar question is, would a shop like this do well in SA? is the sport at such proportions that a shop like this is even required?
The really unique thing (for these UK shops) is that they offer a complete range of products, starting at really low cost and all the way up to truley specialised equipment costing an arm and a leg. This for me makes the sport more attractive to the masses. I think a lot of guys (and gals) are intimidated when going into these kinds of shops because a lot of the time only the high end equipment is for sale.
Just some food for thought on this quiet Friday morning