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Old 08-04-2012, 03:31 AM   #81
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Never been to Illinois but if I do visit, I'll have to swing through Chicago and wipe my ass with Rhamm Emanuel's face!

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Old 08-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #82
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Burbank is where I reside.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #83
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I have heard that Scheel's in Springfield has a good gun section. Higher prices I think due to higher tax. They have everything even like 338 lapua bolt guns

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I've had good, great, and "other" experience at 10-8. Because of "other", I haven't been back in some time, and my experience has cost them several purchases since.

Pekin Gun is awesome, if you can physically get in there when they are busy and don't mind the drive to Pekin.

Darnall's isn't bad, but the selection can be a little slim. I enjoy talking with Ron when I have been out there and he isn't super busy.

Presley's in Bartonvillle has a decent selection of hunting rifles/shotguns, some semi auto rifles of various brands/types, and their handgun selection isn't too bad. Lots of ammo on hand last I was there, but a little higher on price.

another place with a huge selection is Megasports in Plainfield. kind of a drive, but a very large selection of all types of firearms. I heard recently they were expanding. Prices seem a little higher due to their proximity to the republik of chicago.
MegaSports is expanding, in fact it is almost done and it is a HUGE addition. As for price, I find them to be on par, maybe $10-20 higher than other local places, selection is VERY good. I've had good service there, others I know have not, seems like that is pretty much normal for most shops. I buy and shoot at Rinks, which is about 10 minutes away, quite a bit and again it seems like they have good and bad days. If they are super busy, I don't even bother them unless I am going to buy something, if they are slow it seems they are more than happy to show you stuff and BS about guns.
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Just up 159 in Collinsville.

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Bethalto. Shoot pistol at the Olin range and go to Highland to shoot my rifles.

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We are located in Polar grove IL east of Rockford. I am an FFL and have been for 6 years.

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North West suburban area of Chicago. Sorry to say Cook county. I live right by the Cabela's store.

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We are located in Polar grove IL east of Rockford. I am an FFL and have been for 6 years.
EEK!! My oldest son just bought a house in Poplar Grove. Nice little town.

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North West suburban area of Chicago. Sorry to say Cook county. I live right by the Cabela's store.
I drive by that Cabela's on 90 every time I go to my Dad's.
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North West suburban area of Chicago. Sorry to say Cook county. I live right by the Cabela's store.
I also live ~25 miles from the center of the universe, in Cook County, out in the neighborhood of Chicago Exec Airport.
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