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About Us

  Clay Ausley opened Fuquay jewelry and pawn October 2004 in a small retail shopping center in Fuquay Varina. This store was intended to be a Pawn Shop with an unusualy large amount of guns and accessories due to Clays love for firearms. By February 2005 the small shop was busy enough that Melissa Ausley (Clay’s Lovely wife) had to jump in to give him some assistance so that Clay could spend more time on the gun counter.

 

In the beginning there were many jokes about the amount of merchandise not in the store. One customer said (I have more guns than this is my back seat of my truck) and it may have been true, that first year was tough.

 

Thankfully Fuquay gun has some awesome customers and during the first 2 years brought enough referral and word of mouth business to keep the doors open.

 

The Breakfast table at the local Bojangles was an awesome advertising tool thanks to a group of retired locals that would start there day at Bojangles with coffee and a biscuit and the pawnshop was the usual 2nd stop for the day.

 

Fuquay Jewelry & Pawn started setting up at the Dixie Gun and Knife shows in Raleigh NC with only 1 table of guns and some ammo cans. Clay knew the business was growing and needed an infusion of cash to go to the next level so he sold off his loved bass boat other personal items to give the business that much needed extra cash flow. Now in the 3rd year inventory and customer levels went through the roof and it now seemed as if this idea of having good knowledgeable customer service and good prices was working out.

 

Fuquay Gun had several customers turn part time employees willing to work for guns that really helped out until we could hire Rob Edwards as our first full time salesman. In the 3rd year Fuquay jewelry and Pawn outgrew its retail space and the customers wanted more guns and accessories so the pawn idea was put on the back burner making room for more guns and accessories. We also picked up some awesome knowledgeable sales people to help on weekends and at gun shows (which were now between 8 and 10 tables and over 450 guns). These gun shows were an awesome way to get the word out about Fuquay jewelry and Pawns selection and service. The fourth year was a major year for growth now having the largest display of arms at the Dixie Gun show in Raleigh now displaying over 700 firearm s with the help of our Gun Show Team consisting of 12 truly dedicated hard working individuals.  (Click here to see the crew.)

 

Fuquay Jewelry Pawn no longer pawns anything other than guns and gold so the name no longer fit especially when you walk through the door and there is nothing but guns and accessories so the name was changed to fit the business. Fuquay Gun & Gold would be the new name.

 

The business will still loan money on your guns and gold but that’s it and only sells shooting sports merchandise.

 

During the fourth year Fuquay Gun hired Tommy Smith to assist in the daily management of operations and customer service, he has proven to be a true asset to the company and its customers. On the fourth year it was decided that the company’s time and efforts would best be served in the retail location instead of at gun shows especially since most now knew of shop and its location.

 

The end of 2009 brought us a presidential election for the record books sending gun sales to unprecedented levels. These new highs in customer traffic required the assistance of many part time employees (extra special thanks to all).

 

The 5th year was an a very fast paced year of Obama gun sales, multiple news interviews about gun sales, ammo and firearms shortages and during all of this Fuquay Gun is in desperate need of more retail space. There were 2 retail buildings Clay had a serious interest in owning if either ever came up for sale and guess what happened during the Obama gun run, that’s right one of them hit the market. Again Clay sold off some assets to make the ultimate dream come true and 6 months later Fuquay Gun has its own building with a private parking lot to fit 25 and additional parking on the curb and neighboring lots of at least 30 more spaces. March 3, 2010 was the Grand Opening at the New location 330 South Main (hwy 401) Fuquay Varina You can’t miss the huge Glock on the sides of the building (over six foot long) . Now with the move to a new building Fuquay needed additional force and in comes Shawn Lane who has proven to be a valued player on the Fuquay Gun Team.

 

The new location has proven to be a good move with much more new customer traffic.

 

The 6th and 7th year have really been growing years. Fuquay Gun now has on staff between 7 and 10 employees daily to ensure every customer is taken care of. They have added several more direct buy contracts allowing them to buy most products a little cheaper and in turn allows them to sell a little cheaper than most. Just to name a few, Kimber, Sig Sauer, Beretta, HK. They are keeping more inventory in stock than ever.

 

Clay and Missy purchased an awesome home place in the country and they built a private classroom and range. Very Nice Covered shooting positions with ceiling fans, lighting and restroom to make sure the students are comfortable. Then come the instructors! They now have on staff 2 Raleigh Police officers that do the majority of the training and classes, David Page and Robert Strickland. (Please see the classes section of the website).

 

Fuquay Gun decided to offer Class 3 items such as sound suppressors, short barrel Rifles and Shotguns and even the occasional full auto firearms. So as of June 2012 they are now a stocking dealer of many of these items.

 

They also have a new addition to the Fuquay Gun Team (Beau). Clay and Missy took a trip in celebration of 15 years of wedded bliss and when they got back they had a surprise waiting for them. It appears that at a year of age Beaus owners got tired of him getting bigger and thought the Ausley place looked like a good home to throw him out (this was witnessed by a neighbor). Needless to say Missy is taking good care of him (he eats better than Clay most of the time). So I guess he will be the company mascot at the Ausley Residence / Fuquay Gun Training Center. Beau is a Border Collie mix and very smart, and yes he gets along great with Hunter the store mascot.

 

 The biggest complaint at Fuquay Gun is that they are not open on Sundays. Some of the customers actually travel hours to get to the store and it is very discouraging to find it closed. So effective 7-22-2012 they are now open on Sunday 11am – 5pm. This has already proven to be great so far especially with the 2012 Obama gun run 2 starting up.

 

The great customers of Fuquay Gun are the reason for it's success and it is greatly appreciated by the entire Fuquay Gun Team and its family’s Thank you and please let the Team at Fuquay Gun know what they can do for you and your shooting needs!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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