NEW YORK - After nearly 110 years, the city's oldest gun shop is closing its doors.

John Jovino Gun Shop in Little Italy first opened up in 1911 but its owner Charles Hu says he cannot pay rent without customers.

He says he had hoped to keep it open at least one more year, so he could retire after turning 75.

"I completed my mission. I did a good job. No violations. I really feel so sorry I couldn't make it because you know the first gun shop the last gun shop...110 years. To the end it's seen 110 years. We established January 1, 1911 because that's 110 years, I made it," Hu said.

Hu says his wife has helped him run the store and adds that he knew the original owners very well.