Riley’s Sport Shop in Hooksett, NH, was my favorite gun shop for many years. Many a gun owner in the area was saddened when Riley’s closed their doors last month.
The business started small in Manchester, NH, but gunsmith Dick Riley soon bought a place just north in Hooksett, and soon expanded. Richard was a powerful activist for Second Amendment rights and eventually became president of the National Rifle Association. His successor Ralph Demicco followed Dick’s example of public service, joining with Elaine Frank at the New Hampshire Firearms Safety Coalition to create a model suicide prevention program that has spread around the country.
Those of us who were regular customers will cherish the memories.