Shop Is ‘Locked N Loaded’


Lock N Load recently opened on Main Street and carries both big and small guns. Owner Robert Shover (above) opened the shop with the help of his mother and father Sandra and Earl Shover.

Lock N Load recently opened on Main Street and carries both big and small guns. Owner Robert Shover (above) opened the shop with the help of his mother and father Sandra and Earl Shover. |

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If Rambo could come off the screen, he probably would shop at Lock N Load gun shop.

With a wall full of assault rifles, shotguns, carbines, pistols and revolvers, he would feel right at home alongside shop owner Robert Shover, whose family has affectionately nicknamed him after the movie character.

Lock N Load, at 503 W. Main St., Suite B, opened at the end of April and carries a good selection of new and used guns, ammunition as well as high quality tactical gear, hunting supplies and bait and tackle.

Shover also offers classes at a local range including basic pistol, home protection and firearm safety courses. And Shover should soon have a class 3 firearms license, meaning he can sell restricted firearms.

The small store is a dream come true for many locals, who Shover says have come in grateful for a place to buy ammunition at a discount.

“The feedback we have gotten has been fantastic,” said Sandra Shover, Robert’s mother. “Everyone is very supportive.”

Lock N Load even carries HPR ammo, made locally near the Payson Airport.

Of his prices, Shover says confidently that he has the lowest ammo costs in town.

Shover, a mechanic by trade, made the switch into business ownership, after he grew tired of “paying other people’s prices” for guns and ammo.

An outdoor enthusiast, Shover loves all things related to hunting, fishing and boating.

Growing up, his family, including two brothers, frequented Roosevelt Lake and were always doing something fun on the weekends, Sandra said. Guns were always a family hobby, with Shover’s grandparents avid NRA advocates.

At a young age, the family even nicknamed Shover ‘Rambo’ because he liked to dress up like the movie character, and the name has stuck.

For more information, call (928) 978-9150.

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