Centrally located in the Towne Crossing shopping center (2058 West University Drive, just off of Highway 380 and US-75), the store “Cheaper Than Dirt GUNS! shares space with various other establishments including a Super Target, Lowes Home Improvement Center and a Buffalo Wild Wings. Dominating the view upon entering the store are two long walls with literally hundreds of shotguns and rifles which hang on display, awaiting eager buyers. From Colt AR-15 rifles to Mossberg 500 and M590A1 shotguns, to semiautomatic AK-47 variants, the selection is truly massive. A cornerstone of the store is, of course, “Ammo Alley,” where customers can browse nearly 50 different brands of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition.
The grand opening ran August 12-15, 2010 with many items marked down to rock bottom prices, like Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifles, Ruger LCP .380 pistols, and Maverick 88 pump action shotguns. In addition to these great deals, the first 3,000 customers rung up at a register received a free TexSport water bottle and drawings for free merchandise were held throughout the grand opening day.
According to local residents, the store is a welcome addition to the area which, despite the failing economy nationwide, has seen robust growth. The North Texas area, McKinney in particular, as been largely unaffected by the nationwide recession. Area home prices have remained steady, and the entire four-county area has seen continued strong population growth.
Since the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed nationwide. AR-15 and semi-automatic AK-47 rifles, along with many other variants and nearly all calibers of ammunition, are nearly impossible to find as thousands scramble to purchase in anticipation of the potential threat of an assault weapons ban. Since 2012, consumer demand has continued to grow exponentially with manufacturers and distributors alike working overtime to keep up with demand. Cheaper Than Dirt GUNS! in McKinney maintains an extensive firearms selection available for immediate purchase by qualified buyers.
When pressed for more information in 2010 about the new location, Cheaper Than Dirt CEO Michael Tenny said only, “We’re very excited to see the new store opening, and hope to open more locations in the future.”
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sunday from Noon until 6pm. For questions and holiday hours, call (469) 952-6200.