J J Guns fired up about move to Westview Plaza

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2005

SOUTH POINT - J & J Guns, Westview Plaza's first tenant to open its doors, is up and running and owners Jim and Jenny O'Field are glad they made the move.

"I feel like the move was a good thing to do, our business has picked up and we've been meeting new people," Jenny O'Field said.

The O'Fields have been in business since August 2005. They have been in their current location for about four weeks. They decided to move into town from their previous location at Sunrise to be more convenient for their customers.

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When they started, it was originally going to be a gunsmith business. However, as they obtained some guns and the demand grew, they began selling firearms as well.

"He's always wanted a gun shop," O'Field said of her husband Jim.

The store has a wide selection of guns and accessories such as parts, safes, ammo, knives and some hats and apparel. They buy, sell and trade guns.

Jim O'Field said they try to deal with customers on a personal level

and they don't try to sell them anything. He said they will try to help you find what you're looking for and try to assist the customers in any way they can. Women are welcome at the store.

Ron Kettel, an employee of the store is an instructor for the Ohio Concealed Carry License class. Kettel is a special deputy who does training through the Ohio Peace Officer's Training.

"He explains things well to people and pays special attention," Jim O'Field said of Kettel. "That's what we all try to do."

The store is selective about what they sell, Jim O'Field said that they only sell what they believe in - and if they don't believe in it, they don't sell it. Jim O'Field also said that he would never sell anything that he wouldn't sell to his loved ones.

J & J Guns is located in the new Westview Plaza at 43 Township Road 1012 in South Point. The phone number is (740) 884-7160. The store gives discounts to police officers.

"We appreciate the support from all the police departments in the area," O'Field said.