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Old 10-28-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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I went to a local gun store yesterday, to have the smith look at my DE. I have a colt on lay away, and I am looking into fixing the DE. Well, suffice to say, the colt is a classic gun and I don't plan on firing it every Saturday. The Desert Eagle is cool, but expensive to shoot, and, from what I'm now learning, picky as hell. So, to make a long rant short, I'm looking to get another gun. So, I had the store keeper show me a few models I was interested in(a Springfield XD45, A Rock Island GI, and a few Kimbers). I wanted to take a look at a Sig, cause I've heard a lot of good about them. However, the shop keeper said they refuse to carry them. Is this common(and I mean for any brand)?

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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I think you need to find a new shop. I've seen stores that wouldn't carry the really cheap stuff as well as one place that quit carrying Taurus (to many warranty issues). To not carry Sig is just silly in my book. I own 6 of them and they are great guns. This P229 with a .357 Sig barrel is currently on duty as my computer desk gun...

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Find another store. Sigs are great guns.
The only reason I can think of that they might not carry them is because they're expensive and at least around here, expensive guns sit on the shelf a LONG time before they get sold.

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The only reason I can think of that they might not carry them is because they're expensive and at least around here, expensive guns sit on the shelf a LONG time before they get sold.
This is the most likely reason they are not in stock. Often, a store may only make around $50 on a gun, so selling more units of a cheaper model makes good financial sense. The store probably focuses on stocking the items they most commonly sell. Would the store owner order a Sig for you if you wanted one?
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That dude has some sigs. I haven't bought from there, but i have heard a few people say it was a good seller. At lest you can look at the pictures.
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This is the most likely reason they are not in stock. Often, a store may only make around $50 on a gun, so selling more units of a cheaper model makes good financial sense. The store probably focuses on stocking the items they most commonly sell. Would the store owner order a Sig for you if you wanted one?
Yeah, they would very likely order one, the shop guy seemed very helpful actually
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the shop keeper said they refuse to carry them. Is this common(and I mean for any brand)?
usually a store will not carry or carry certain items based on required stocking levels. some companies require a minimum amount of their brand to be carried on the shelf. not sure if that is the case with sigs.

as for their quality, its pretty decent better than glock and berreta by a long shot.

price per unit is usually why you dont see them in smaller shops. they are not cheap.

what is wierd is the store saying they refuse to stock. a decent store will order whatever you want if they dont carry it.
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Yeah, they would very likely order one, the shop guy seemed very helpful actually
If it's a "Mom and Pop" store, the overhead to keep slow selling guns in stock is a killer. If he will order one, you should be OK.
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Next time you go in there ask a lot of questions about the brands they don't carry and why. That can reveal a lot about a company, if they bad mouth a brand do they have a legitimate reason.

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That is weird, did he ever give a reason on why he did not carry Sig Pistols? I have carried one for 21yrs and can not find a better carry pistol. I use a Sig P229 or 239 in 9mm depending on what I am doing and where I am going. About 3yrs ago I started carrying a Springfield XD45 then purchased a XD45C. Yet I find myself going back to my Sig.

Here is a picture of a couple of my Sigs
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