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We are featured today in the Aiken Standard.  Check it out! 

"Two Aiken natives have opened a gun store on the city’s south side that they say reinvents the gun store model.

Crescent Armory, located at 744 Silver Bluff Road, will open its doors on Tuesday. Co-owners John Speer and Wilson Miles grew up in Aiken and then moved away..."


Read the entire article: Aiken natives open gun store | Aiken Standard

 
 
With new inventory coming in each day and putting in 14+ hour work days, we are getting closer and closer to our opening date.  We really hope to be open and running by the end of next week or the week after that at the latest. It is exciting to be this close to opening our doors for everyone we have met along the way either personally or who is following us on Facebook.

We are looking forward to bringing the best customer experience for firearms in Aiken and the largest inventory.  Here are some pictures of some of the firearms from our latest shipment.  Stay tuned for more to come.

Some of our Ruger line and a couple Glock "police trade-ins":
A few rifles on our "custom" rifle racks (...can you say custom if you build them yourself?):
Lastly, here are a few of the concealed carry sized firearms we recently got in (including a Glock 42 at the bottom):
We really appreciate everyone's support and patience.  Hang in there, we are almost there...
 
 
We're finally on the home stretch and looking forward to opening in the next couple of weeks. All the parts and pieces are coming together and we're running at full steam trying to get the store ready for customers.

3 new rifle racks are in progress, new baseboards are being installed, and a sweet new logo is on our back wall. Also, check out our temporary sign that's up while we wait for our permanent sign to be shipped from Raleigh.

Check out our Facebook page tomorrow for pictures of our first inventory shipment from Smith & Wesson and continuing updates as we receive more inventory and get closer to opening.
 
 
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Happy Independence Day, America!  We at Crescent Armory want to send out a special “Thank You” to our troops today.  The military has a place close to our hearts, as one of the owners is former Navy and the other is an Army brat.  We know firsthand the sacrifices our military families make and we all owe you a debt of gratitude.  Thanks to all who serve and defend, and to those who support them at home.  Enjoy your cookouts today, don’t drink and drive, and stay safe with those fireworks!

God Bless America!


 
 
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The crescent has a long history as a symbol of military status and power.  The shape is derived from a piece of armor for protecting the throat and was used on countless battlefields throughout history. In the tradition of this style of armor, military officers during the American Revolution wore a crescent-shaped badge of office known as a “gorget”.  Colonel William Moultrie used the crescent shape of the gorget with the word “Liberty” emblazoned upon it, against a colonial blue background, as the flag of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment.  This flag, known as the “Moultrie Flag,” was raised above an un-named and incomplete fort of earth and palmetto logs defending Charleston Harbor against British attack. The valor of his four hundred men and the spongy yielding nature of the palmetto logs rebuffed the attack of nine warships led by British Admiral Sir Peter Parker against Charleston Harbor on June 28, 1776 and led to the fort being name Fort Moultrie. This victory galvanized the American Revolution in the South and the “Moultrie Flag” became iconic in the Southern Patriots’ struggle for independence, earning the Palmetto Tree and Crescent Moon a hallowed place on the state flag of South Carolina. These efforts and the efforts of other patriots throughout history enable us to celebrate America's Independence 238 years later. It is because of this proud South Carolina heritage that we have chosen the name Crescent Armory. Happy Birthday America!

 
 
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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A new Georgia law goes into effect Tuesday, giving people more rights when it comes to guns.

"It makes it much easier for people to legally carry a firearm and clears up misunderstanding in the law," said Donald Edwards, a guns rights activist.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons.

"The constitution, we feel, is pretty clear," Edwards said. "The right of the Second Amendment says that the right to keep and bear arms shouldn't be infringed."

The bill includes provisions that allow Georgians who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

Read more at: http://www.wfxg.com/story/25910497/new-ga-gun-laws-to-go-into-affect-july-1st