BUSINESS: Old Glory Guns and Ammo in Greenville changes hands
|Published: 05-22-2023 10:18 AM
Old Glory Guns and Ammo in Greenville has changed ownership, as owner Dana Ryll is retiring.
For those familiar with the store, the new owner may be a recognizable face – Greg Miller, who has been teaching a trauma medicine course at the shop for several years.
Miller is a former combat medic who served two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, and worked for 10 years as an officer for the Nashua Police Department. He currently works as a part-time officer in the Mason Police Department and also runs Tree Street Solutions, which trains people in life-saving skills and sells treatment equipment.
“He’s a good, family guy, and I think he’s going to do well,” Ryll said. “And the shop will have a fresh perspective.”
Ryll said when he opened the shop – then in a much smaller and more out-of-the-way location, in the former State Line Gun Shop in Mason – nine years ago, he was already stepping away from a career and preparing for retirement.
“And now, I mean it,” Ryll joked.
Ryll said his family has experienced some health issues, including cancer diagnoses for both himself and his wife, and it was time to sell.
In his retirement, he said he will continue to run his small farmstead, Fieldstone Farm in Rindge, including producing and selling maple syrup out of the Fieldstone Farm Sugar House.
Loyal customers, he said, won’t see much change. The shop will maintain its name, and will continue its gunsmith machining. Miller will also continue the trauma medicine courses.
Ryll said it was his loyal customer base that has grown the shop into what it is today, with a new shop quadruple its original size, built in 2019 with visible frontage off of Route 31 in Greenville.
“I would like to thank them,” Ryll said. “We have had great customers, who were very supportive, and I look forward to them continuing to work with Greg. If nothing else, I had fun there, that’s one thing I’m taking with me.”
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