If you're a gun guy, Bud's Gun Shop is in Lexington. They have a pretty good sized operation.
If you're driving or have a rental, about an hour away in Bardstown is KY Gun Company. It's just a couple minutes off the interstate. They have a pretty good selection to. I checked out a Wilson the last time I was there.
If you get to Bardstown, there are plenty of distilleries there. I was going to suggest Barton 1792 but their website states they quit giving tours. So you should probably do a Google search to find which ones still offer tours, schedule, costs, etc. I've been on a number of tours and will say this...making bourbon is pretty much the same process from brand to brand. So if you've gone on one tour, you've seen what all the others do. They just wax poetic about how THEIR bourbon is special.
And if you are driving, Clermont, the home of Jim Beam, is only about a half hour from Bardstown. Years ago I took a tour where you got to sample a couple of bourbons. I picked the top shelf stuff and it was pretty good. I'm not sure they still have that exact tour, but I did see one called "Meet the Family Tasting". The pic showed some bottles of Bookers and Basil Hayden. That would probably be worth the $20.
I hit a few last time I was there, Bud's is always fun. I enjoyed the brewery on W Third St, want to say it's Blue Stallion? There's a great burger place at the bottom of the circle, BRU if I remember right. Hit the pawns but never really found anything good at any of them.
I'm a big idiot, few years ago I was in Bud's and they had 2 HK Mark 23 demo guns for 1500/ea and I only got 1 - should have got both. They also had 2 HK P7M8's for 1800/2000 and I didn't buy both because back then I thought I'd be able to get them for under 2K at any time. Quickly regretted that mistake.
staying in the Marriott in Center City and have a rental. Olive Bistro for dinner then tomorrow I've got about 4 hours to kill before hitting the airport home. Looks like there's some darn good recommendations.
Centerfire Systems over in Versailles is sorta shy on new Colts, but they usually have a heckuva selection of other decent stuff. Then again, they DO HAVE a lot of old Colt revolvers sold as-is, probably imported from some South American countries, that might, MIGHT, be useful for someone's collection.
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