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TWMIM 09-24-2012 05:16 PM

The Greatest Gun Shop Ever
 
There are two that I normally deal with in my area.

One is pretty big, maybe too big. Every time I buy a gun there, it's a 45 minute to an hour ordeal. Often, the attitude I've gotten is that they're doing me a favor by selling to me.

The other is a mom and pops, and they gouge me on everything. They make up fantastic lies. I've learned from them 2 years ago that ammo is no longer made, that the lead has been shipped to China to build electric power plants.

Then I found this guy:

http://www.pfrognersfirearms.com/index.html

Great selection, great prices, the owner is a vet and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet.

Show love to your local shop here....

silverado113 09-24-2012 05:21 PM

River Bend Arms best shop EVER! The selection sucks, but the owner is a vet and is the $hit! :D

Mosin 09-24-2012 05:25 PM

Van Raymond's gunshop in Maine. Very knowledgeable, reasonable prices, they put my sling swivel on for free even though I didn't buy it from them.

Davyboy 09-24-2012 05:29 PM

Been going here for over 40 years. Bit too far for you guys though. :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by TWMIM (Post 952879)
There are two that I normally deal with in my area.

One is pretty big, maybe too big. Every time I buy a gun there, it's a 45 minute to an hour ordeal. Often, the attitude I've gotten is that they're doing me a favor by selling to me.

The other is a mom and pops, and they gouge me on everything. They make up fantastic lies. I've learned from them 2 years ago that ammo is no longer made, that the lead has been shipped to China to build electric power plants.

Then I found this guy:

http://www.pfrognersfirearms.com/index.html

Great selection, great prices, the owner is a vet and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet.

Show love to your local shop here....


TWMIM 09-24-2012 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Davyboy (Post 952903)
Been going here for over 40 years. Bit too far for you guys though. :D

If the prices are good, I'll make the drive.;):D

silverado113 09-24-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TWMIM (Post 952909)
If the prices are good, I'll make the drive.;):D

I don't think the Queen would approve of you..lol

c3shooter 09-24-2012 09:09 PM

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One of my LGSs. Bob (RIP) was not only an actual veteran, but was "Marse Robert" for the re-enactors, for Gettysburg film, and every Robert E. Lee's Birthday at the VA State Capitol.

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http://bobmoatesgunshop.biz/index.htm

Crowded, dumpy little building- anything from a brand new handgun to a 3 band Enfield musket. Good folks that work there, decent prices, very good selection- and they are one of the shops that pissed off Bloomberg (yeah, they were named in the lawsuit)

texaswoodworker 09-24-2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by silverado113 (Post 952887)
River Bend Arms best shop EVER! The selection sucks, but the owner is a vet and is the $hit! :D

^ I'll vouch for that. :D

There are not really any good shops around here. Most of them are pawn shops, and they have the "hurry up and buy something so I can get rid of you" attitude. The other one I have been to wanted to way overcharge me for a SKS (wanted about $500-$700). I have a dedicated guy for transfers (he doesn't sell guns to my knowledge, he just does transfers) so I usually but whatever I want online.

There are a few shops I haven't been to yet, so I may find a good one around here.

Control 09-25-2012 01:06 AM

There was a gunshop in CT run by a grumpy old guy. It was in a shed and small crowded after work.

I was jammed in there with others near the counter and Charlie could not get through the crowd to put a rifle on the rack behind me so he handed it to me and told me to put it there.

It was a trap door Springfield with the rod bayonet, all complete. The price was $25.

I handed it back to him and said "I'll take it."

He had a Savage 99F Featherweight with nice wood in the back for $67.

I still have it. That was back in the 60's.

silverado113 09-25-2012 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Control (Post 953416)
There was a gunshop in CT run by a grumpy old guy. It was in a shed and small crowded after work.

I was jammed in there with others near the counter and Charlie could not get through the crowd to put a rifle on the rack behind me so he handed it to me and told me to put it there.

It was a trap door Springfield with the rod bayonet, all complete. The price was $25.

I handed it back to him and said "I'll take it."

He had a Savage 99F Featherweight with nice wood in the back for $67.

I still have it. That was back in the 60's.

How does doubling your money sound :D


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