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Gun Shack / Crosswind is Central Maryland’s most complete privately owned sporting goods store for the bow and firearms hunter, recreational shooter and fly fisherman. We also work with local businesses and agencies providing vertical and confined space rescue equipment as well as industrial fall protection supplies. Conveniently located on the corner of Main and Center Streets in the original downtown section of Mt. Airy, the shop has been in the same location and under the same management since 1977.
This family owned and operated business originally began in the early 1960’s as a Western Auto store. Gradually, sporting goods and firearms were incorporated and the business has become a comprehensive sporting goods store. Although the business has grown, it has retained its unique down-home friendly atmosphere. With it’s high ceilings and walls decorated with old outdoors relics and animal mounts, it represents a feast for the eyes as you warm yourself on the bench before the cozy wood stove and catch up on the latest hunting successes or discuss what the trout are taking on the local streams.
Equally as important as the complete line of products is the highly knowledgeable and helpful staff that have themselves spent a lifetime in the outdoors either in pursuit of fish and game or on the target range. Not only can they provide help and advice in finding what you need but will do their utmost to locate and obtain anything that is not in inventory. We can generally get special order items within three to six days from the excellent group of suppliers and manufacturers we represent.
So if you need some Woolly Buggers or Bead-head Nymphs to spend a day in the Frederick watershed after trout, or a new Winchester .338 for your trip to Alaska for brown bear and moose, or just need to have new cables and string installed on your compound bow in preparation for Maryland’s whitetail season, Gun Shack/Crosswind All Outdoors can meet your needs and get you outfitted.