Carolina Sporting Arms traces its roots all the way back to 1968 as Collias-Lawing on Kingston Avenue in the Dilworth/Uptown area. After the business changed hands several times, David Drummond and business partner Scott Pope bought Carolina Sporting Arms in 1998.
The Kingston Avenue location was small and hard to find, so in 2002, Carolina Sporting Arms moved into a new 10,000-square foot building on South Boulevard, just north of Sharon Road West. The new location allowed Drummond and Pope to expand their product offerings and grow the business into what it has become today. In 2010, Drummond bought out Pope’s interest and became sole owner of the company.
In October 2013, Carolina Sporting Arms opened their newest addition, a 5,000 square foot indoor shooting range connected to the rear of the retail store. The state-of-the-art range is the most advanced in the Charlotte area, offering the cleanest, most comfortable, and most convenient shooting experience available.
Carolina Sporting Arms Today
Today, Carolina Sporting Arms is one of the Carolinas’ leading firearms dealers, with a broad selection of trusted products at a variety of prices for all types of sportsmen, collectors, law enforcement, and other firearms enthusiasts.
In addition to an incredible stock of new and used firearms from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, Carolina Sporting Arms also carries a large selection of ammunition, optics, gun safes, cases, holsters and hunting and sporting accessories.
At Carolina Sporting Arms, our mission is to provide our guests with the best possible experience, with an emphasis on gracious service from our team of experienced firearms professionals.
We strive to create a safe and entertaining environment, while promoting firearm safety, responsibility, and proficiency.