WHAT: Pawn Pro
WHERE: 8175 Washington St.
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
CONTACT: (678) 712-9430
Pawn Pro wants to be the premier stop in Newton County for gun lovers.
"I grew up on a farm and went shooting a lot," said owner Eric Adcock. "I just have a passion for guns."
Pawn Pro opened three months ago at 8175 Washington St. in Covington. It offers new and used guns, including rifles and shotguns, handguns and semi-automatics. Most of the firearms are from notable distributors and features top-of-the-line brand names, including Smith & Wesson and Remington.
Adcock said the most popular firearms at the store are the Taurus Judge, a pistol built to fire both shotgun and .45 Colt shells, and the AR-15 rifle with high-capacity magazines. The shop also carries .38-caliber revolvers, the most popular choice in self-defense firearms for women.
Adcock plans to offer firearm accessories including ammunition and holsters in the coming months and hopes to acquire a Class 3 license that will allow them to sell fully-automatic weapons.
"We still have more guns and other products coming in every day," said Adcock. "We plan to join in on gun shows around the area as well."
In addition to firearms, the pawn shop also offers an assortment of washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, gaming consoles, hardware and flat-screen TVs.
Pawn Pro buys, sells and trades any items of value and offers loans on items of value that include gaming systems, guns, jewelry, tools, equipment, motorcycles, four wheelers, and title loans. The store allows 30-day loans, but enables the customer to extend the loan by paying just the interest. The store allows multiple loans at a time.
The store recently gave donations to Porterdale's annual Ride to Provide fundraiser, which concentrated its efforts on K-9 officers this year. Adcock plans to do more with the community as the business grows.
"We'll be helping Porterdale with their fireworks this year as well," said Adcock. "We want to strengthen our community ties as we continue to grow our business."