Retired U.S. Marine opens firearms and training store in Forsyth County
CLEMMONS, N.C. — Some people might think that Armand “A.J.” Anderson wouldn’t want to own a custom firearms and training store given the fact that he was seriously wounded while serving with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines in Iraq, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
But Chimera (Ki-mir-a) Armament will open on Monday at 6332-A Cephis Drive in Clemmons. The store will primarily sell handguns and rifles. The name “Chimera” comes from the creature Chimera in Greek mythology.
The creature is usually represented as having a lion’s head, goat’s body and serpent’s tail – and the business will carry weapons parts from a variety of makers.
“We’ll take parts and pieces from two or three different manufacturers and make them into a whole rifle,” Anderson said.
Anderson designs and builds custom AR-15 rifles and pistols. “I’d say I’ve built probably well over 100 rifles in the AR-15s,” he said.
He plans to sell his own guns as well as firearms manufactured by other companies, including Smith & Wesson, Colt Manufacturing, Glock, Centurion Arms and Rainier Arms. Guns range from $375 to $3,500.
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