In a city rich with history, the story of Green Top fits right in. Currently in their 69th year, Green Top of Ashland, VA, is set to kick off year 70 with a bang.
In 1947, their first year in business, Green Top didn’t have a single firearm to sell and was not a sporting goods store. Rather, it was a gas station with a focus on selling fuel and fireworks. As the story goes, a customer who was short on funds came to the gas station in need of a fill-up. To cover the purchase, he traded a Colt WWII-era 1911, which was later sold for a profit. This pivotal point in Green Top’s history redirected the focus of the business from gasoline to firearms and would eventually grow them into one of the biggest sporting goods stores in Virginia.