The review we did a few weeks ago on the new Firing Line shooting range and gun shop located on the border of Egypt and North Whitehall Township, was a prelim to its official opening that took place today (Sept. 30) after a ribbon cutting by its owner, Gerald Stezelberger.
Stezelberger was accompanied during the grand opening by wife and his large staff of dedicated employees who helped get the new Firing Line ready for the date promised in the shops’ announcements. And that included the move of his original Relic Hunter Firearms & Military shop on MacArthur Road in Egypt.
This completely modernized shop is more than a 12 lane shooting range. It’s a retailer of firearms new, vintage and used and includes probably the largest selection comparable if not close to the size of Cabela’s as far as number of new firearms for sale. It’s a one-stop shop for ammo, ammo magazines and loaders, carrying cases, gun safes, firearm cleaning equipment, even ladies fine leather purses that serve double duty as concealed carry purses.
Firing Line also serves up a classroom for beginning and advanced shooters, huge retail space, the latest in new rental handgun models, a lounge area and accessories not often found at other shops. In fact, I purchased a pack of muzzleloader cleaners I couldn’t find at the big box stores or small gun shops. There’s also Army surplus gear like helmets, clothing and accessories with more to come as these items are how Stezelberger started in the business.
Memberships are available and this first day had a few shooters trying out the new range for the first time. The range is a work of art with its sound deadening foam on all the walls, rubber impregnated back stop and state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system that sucks out the bad air and blows fresh air to the shooter from above and behind the shooter.
In case you’re not sure where the Firing Line/Relic Hunter is, the new address 4671 Egypt Road, Coplay, Pa 18037. Their operating hours are Mon-Wed. 10-7; Thursday-Sat. 10-8 and Sunday 10-6.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.