King sees some seasonality to his gun-care sales.

“During deer and turkey season, we see shotgun bore snakes going out the door,” he observed.

Metro Shooting Supply recently began carrying the Real Avid brand of gun-care products.

“They’re high-end cleaning supplies,” King opined. “They don’t have solvents or chemicals yet, but they have equipment. They have a lot of tools for AR guys.”

The most popular tools, according to King, are a little wrench and hammer, a hammer and punch set and some new pistol and rifle cleaning kits.

“Real Avid also has a complete armorer’s station,” he informed. “If you’re going to build an AR, everything you need is in this kit. The company is only a couple of years old, but they have very high-end products. We carry their entire line, which is a lot of pieces, and have dedicated about 8 feet of shelf space for their products. They have quality products and display really nicely. We think Real Avid is going to be the next up-and-coming cleaning supply/tool company for the handgunner and the rifle shooter. If there’s any company out there that’s going to beat Hoppe’s, it’s them.”