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Old 05-01-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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I finally decided that I want a Tommygun. My problem is actually finding one on the shelf here in Massachusetts. I checked the AO website and got a list of authorized dealers, but none of them actually keep any in stock. I'd like to see for myself the difference between the standard 1927A1, and the A5 Lightweight model before I decide which one to buy. Today I stopped in at a gun shop in Shrewsbury Mass., just to look around. I asked the clerk about getting a Tommygun and he said "why do you want one of those, they weigh a ton?". I said I knew they were heavy, that's why I wanted to check out a few of their variations. I asked him why he didn't have one in stock and he replied "nobody buys those, if I had one it would sit on the shelf for years". I then said "if you don't have one for people to see and examine, how would you ever sell one?" I then went on to say that in a shop with over 300 long guns in the rack, why isn't it reasonable to keep just one Tommygun in stock. he then went back to the weight thing and said "They're just too heavy, nobody want's them". I then pointed out that he had no less than six S&W 500's in the case, all of which cost as much or more than a Tommygun. Talk about heavy!, why would anyone want one of those?
Anyway, I left the store empty handed.
It's sort of like the chicken and the egg thing, how do you expect to sell something if you don't have one to sell?

BTW, this conversation took place in a gun shop that was literally less than TEN MILES from the KAHR ARMS FACTORY in Worcester Mass., where the Tommyguns are currently manufactured.
And no, they don't have a factory outlet store, I already checked.

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Are Thompson 1927's even legal in the Peoples Republik of Massatwo****s? With their "evil' protruding pistol grips and (OMG) high capacity magazines, I would think they would be banned.

Just because someone owns a gun shop does not mean they have any common or business sence. They have a load of .500 S&Ws but, how long have they been in there? They stock what they "think" they will sell. How much call is there for Remington .300 mag Senderos in a New England state? Some, I'm sure but not as much as Arizona I'll bet.

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I finally decided that I want a Tommygun. My problem is actually finding one on the shelf here in Massachusetts.
why dont you just order one. and why would anyone ever want a s&w 500? the same reason for wanting a tommy gun; why not
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How much are you looking to pay?

This guy apparently carries one or two, and I assume he can ship to your ffl.

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My quest has ended. I found the 1927A1 that I was looking for. It was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. A local shop took one in trade a few days ago and it went home with me today.

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how much did it cost ya?

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I've tried to talk myself into one of those rifles, but I couldn't get past the weight and sights. Post a range report when you get a chance.

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Unless it's full auto anyway, why buy it...

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I finally decided that I want a Tommygun. My problem is actually finding one on the shelf here in Massachusetts. I checked the AO website and got a list of authorized dealers, but none of them actually keep any in stock. I'd like to see for myself the difference between the standard 1927A1, and the A5 Lightweight model before I decide which one to buy. Today I stopped in at a gun shop in Shrewsbury Mass., just to look around. I asked the clerk about getting a Tommygun and he said "why do you want one of those, they weigh a ton?". I said I knew they were heavy, that's why I wanted to check out a few of their variations. I asked him why he didn't have one in stock and he replied "nobody buys those, if I had one it would sit on the shelf for years". I then said "if you don't have one for people to see and examine, how would you ever sell one?" I then went on to say that in a shop with over 300 long guns in the rack, why isn't it reasonable to keep just one Tommygun in stock. he then went back to the weight thing and said "They're just too heavy, nobody want's them". I then pointed out that he had no less than six S&W 500's in the case, all of which cost as much or more than a Tommygun. Talk about heavy!, why would anyone want one of those?
Anyway, I left the store empty handed.
It's sort of like the chicken and the egg thing, how do you expect to sell something if you don't have one to sell?

BTW, this conversation took place in a gun shop that was literally less than TEN MILES from the KAHR ARMS FACTORY in Worcester Mass., where the Tommyguns are currently manufactured.
And no, they don't have a factory outlet store, I already checked.


I can suggest https://www.jerryssportscenter.com/
i have their catalog right here and they have the tommygun. available with 50 or 100 round drum clips and u can even special oder one with a violin case
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I have fired the real thing and its fine in combat but its a pita for civilian.
I like the Riesing better.some trash it but if you know the gun its fine,my friend used one in the pacific,and never had a problem.and the new ones have 16" barrels compared to 12".a hi point is lighter and much less money.
but of course its "COOL"to own a "trench sweeper"a real one is in the $12,000
to $16,000.

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