Larry Piercy is on his way from Old Town, Maine, where he has been visiting the Old Town Trading Post, to Pennsylvania. Peering out through the diner’s windows in the pouring rain, I can see the custom van he drives, tricked out with Precision Airgun Distribution graphics, and the plain white enclosed trailer behind it that is nearly as large as the van itself.
The entity that most airgunners think of as Airguns of Arizona is actually two companies. There’s Airguns of Arizona, which retails air rifles, air pistols, pellets, scopes and related gear through a shop in Gilbert, Arizona, and the internet, and there’s Precision Airgun Distribution, which imports airguns from various manufacturers around the world and provides them to dealers throughout the United States.
Piercy is National Sales Manager for Precision Airgun Distribution, and his job is to support existing dealers and to introduce potential customers (mostly gun shops) to the wide world of adult precision Airguns. Over the past two-and-a-half years, he has literally been from Maine to California and from Florida to Washington and a lot of places in between.
He observes that 90 percent of potential airgun dealers want to learn about the technology and handle the guns. The Precision Airgun Distribution van is set up as a rolling show room so they can do just that.
“They are shocked at the technology and the accuracy of the guns,” Piercy says. “Most have no clue about the world of adult precision airguns, so a lot of what I do is education, giving prospective dealers an idea of the full range of airguns.”
He adds, “I …read more