Medina family opens gun and outdoors business on North Main Street
MEDINA – A gun shop in Medina is a business for which Scott Wengewicz saw a need.
Patriot Guns was recently opened by Wengewicz, his wife Kathy and their daughter Cassandra Boring at 339 North Main St.
Their background explains their interest in weapons.
Wengewicz, the Shelby town supervisor, spent 20 years as a Federal agent for the U.S. Border Patrol; Kathy was a U.S. Customs officer; and along with Cassandra’s husband Steve Boring, they are disabled veterans. In addition, Scott spent 10 years in the Air Force, Kathy served 14 years in the Air Force as an investigator and Steve was in the Army for six years.
Scott has been mining his whole life and Cassandra has always been interested in minerals. A business they started in their basement got so big, Scott said he had to rent a storefront. Their businesses, Mystic Dragon’s Lair and Patriot Guns are located in the building on North Main Street owned by Rita Zambito.
In addition to rifles, shot guns and pistols, Patriot Guns sells knives, camp stoves, gun cleaning supplies, multi-hand crank flashlights (to charge cell phones), first-aid kits, flashlights, freeze-dried foods which last 25 to 30 years, water filtration, Bug Out Bag, survival bags, ammunition, backpacks and more. They hope to expand into hiking, fishing and camping equipment, Steve said. New inventory is posted on the business’s Facebook page.
Patriot Guns also will be offering a New York state pistol permit course in the near future.
Patriot Guns is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cassandra performs Reiki healing classes and Shamanic healing services and sells crystals at Mystic Dragon’s Lair, next door to the gun shop.
A highlight at Mystic Dragon’s Lair is a life-size replica of Ildrys, a blue dragon known as “Guardian of the Forest.” Scott commissioned an artist to create the dragon, and each scale was individually cut, he said. It is the only one like it in the world.
The date for upcoming “Dungeons and Dragons” will be posted on the Mystic Dragon’s Lair Facebook page.