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Old 09-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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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....

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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River Bend Arms best shop EVER! The selection sucks, but the owner is a vet and is the $hit!

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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.

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


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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....
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Been going here for over 40 years. Bit too far for you guys though.
If the prices are good, I'll make the drive.
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If the prices are good, I'll make the drive.
I don't think the Queen would approve of you..lol
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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)

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River Bend Arms best shop EVER! The selection sucks, but the owner is a vet and is the $hit!
^ I'll vouch for that.

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.
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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.

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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
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