Located just east of Interstate 95 near the small community of Jamesville, NC along Federal Highway 64 is an unassuming gun store by the name of “Mackey’s Landing Firearms”. Typical firearms store, one might say. Stocked with rifles, pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and ammunition? Why of course. Only difference is that the on display inventory tallies up to ten thousand firearms. Self proclaimed by Mackey’s and verified by the National Rifle Association, Mackey’s Landing Firearms has the largest on display inventory of firearms on the east coast. There are other gun stores that have more firearms but Mackey’s has the most on display to the general public with 21,000 square feet. It is a privately owned business, and has been in operation for over 10 years. Selling both used and NIB firearms, the store has a huge variety of all types of firearms. On the day that the author visited, the store had three NIB Springfield Armory Range Officer 1911s in a single display case. An entire wall section was filled with nothing but Ruger No.1 rifles in different calibers and stock variations. AR15s were almost all sold out except for a few here and there among the rifle section.
Appearing more akin to a warehouse than a commercial store, Mackey’s is divided into three large display rooms with a cash register and counter room connecting all. Each room is dedicated to various categories of firearms i.e pistols in the display cases, traditional shotguns in one room and modern hunting shotguns in another, and so forth. The long guns are set in wooden racks with a lockable bar through the trigger guards. This allows customers to get a close up study of the firearm without it having to be behind a counter and out of reach for theft. Among being a gun shop, Mackey’s also incorporates a gun smith on site and holds Concealed Carry class’s on a regular basis. A unique difference about the shop is that all prices are out the door. The price tag on the firearm is the price a customer will pay exactly. This is comforting in a state like North Carolina where some of the state taxes can be as high as 10 percent of the firearm price.
Mackey’s Landing Firearms
30757 HWY 64
Jamesville, NC 27846