Starting this Saturday, May 30th, the Verona Gun Safe will be open to walk-in customers on Saturday from 11am to 5pm. We still strongly encourage appointments, and priority will be given to customers with appointments. If the store becomes crowded, we may ask customers to wait outside or in their vehicles until they can be accommodated safely. We will still be accepting deliveries on Wednesday and Friday and scheduling evening appointments through the week as required by customer demand.
posted by Alexander Corn on 05/29/2020
Things have been running pretty smoothly since we were able to re-open by appointment. Delivery issues are all sorted out and the couriers know our current delivery window schedule. New inventory is trickling in, and more is expected in the next several weeks. Ammunition is still in short supply, but we currently have plenty of .223 Rem, .40 S&W, and .22 LR. A small amount of 5.56 NATO and some .38 Special is expected in the next few weeks, and a large order of 9mm sometime after that.
We appreciate everyone's patience so far with the appointment system and delivery hiccups. To reiterate and summarize, keep these operational guidelines in mind:
Stay safe and stay healthy!
posted by Alexander Corn on 04/11/2020
Earlier today, Governor Wolf declared gun dealers to be life-sustaining. This means that the Verona Gun Safe will resume operations on a limited basis.
For the foreseeable future, we will operate under the following guidelines:
We will continue to post all inventory to the website. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we will limit what firearms are on display in the showroom. This will allow us to track and sanitize what has been handled. Please review the website before your appointment if you intend to purchase a firearm in order to limit what must be handled and to expedite the transaction process.
posted by Alexander Corn on 03/25/2020
As most people are already aware, Governor Wolf issued a mandatory shutdown notice for most businesses effective 8 p.m. Thursday. Throughout this ordeal, the Verona Gun Safe has been determined to remain open for business until forced to close by official government action. That time has come. On advice from our counsel, Eric Jackson Lurie, Esq., we are suspending retail operations ahead of State enforcement action and in compliance with the governor's notice.
The decision to close has been a difficult one, but supporting factors (aside from government mandate) include customer health and safety, dwindling firearm inventory, depleted ammunition stocks, and supply chain delays.
We will monitor the situation closely to determine how to accept shipments in the coming days and weeks. If we learn that firearm sales and transfers can be lawfully conducted by appointment, we will do so. We will accommodate layaways affected by this closure, and we do not anticipate a need to adjust our one-year pickup policy.
While the physical showroom is closed and all business is temporarily on hold, we will be checking and replying to email on a continuous basis. If first-time buyers have any questions about their new guns, please reach out. If you are in need of assistance of any kind, firearm related or not, please reach out. We will do our best to help our community in any way possible as we navigate this unprecedented state of affairs.
Please watch this space daily for updates.
posted by Alexander Corn on 03/20/2020