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Old 11-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #11
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What can make the trip worth it is handling and dryfiring the gun at the store, before deciding to pay for it. At a place like Bud's you will likely see many other models and compare hands on. If you 100% sure what you want - have it shipped and transferred locally.
great advice a friend of mine owns one and has let me shoot it before. i loved it all ill need to get is a 20lb recoil spring and ill be all set.
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believe me once tax time rolls around this will probably be the gun i get! also thanks for the input guys!
I too would suggest working with a local FFL. Find a shop that you want to develop a relationship with and talk to them about this and future business. I personally have not found that many want to do much more than offer their "every day" business practices and pricing but you may get lucky and find one that wants to work with you. Most I've discussed this with seem to feel their prices are very competitive and won't do much more. But I would try to leverage this transaction in your favor.

Just be honest (your tagline) and don't try to circumvent the process. It will bite you in the behind and you will be kicking yourself in the same place forever.

Hope everything works out well for you!
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What gets my goat about our LGS is they all want more than MSRP for the guns they carry. When you mention MSRP they claim they can't buy the guns at MSRP. They also say that online vendors can sell cheaper because they don't have the overhead of a brick and mortar shop, but that is not true. Virtually all online vendors have a brick and mortar shop plus extra employees to answer questions from online customers. Plus they have to have someone boxing up all the online orders. So the online vendor actually has more overhead than the LGS in a tiny shop with one employee. The LGS claims they have better service. Yet in the event something goes wrong they tell you to call the factory. They act like getting a box is a huge task.
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What gets my goat about our LGS is they all want more than MSRP for the guns they carry. When you mention MSRP they claim they can't buy the guns at MSRP. They also say that online vendors can sell cheaper because they don't have the overhead of a brick and mortar shop, but that is not true. Virtually all online vendors have a brick and mortar shop plus extra employees to answer questions from online customers. Plus they have to have someone boxing up all the online orders. So the online vendor actually has more overhead than the LGS in a tiny shop with one employee. The LGS claims they have better service. Yet in the event something goes wrong they tell you to call the factory. They act like getting a box is a huge task.
John there is no selling above MSRP except in the Times of Trouble, or on temporarily hot items. A gun dealer like a car dealer will discount the inventory he has already paid for, rather than anything special ordered. In so many words its BS and I hope there are competing shops in your area.
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What gets my goat about our LGS is they all want more than MSRP for the guns they carry. When you mention MSRP they claim they can't buy the guns at MSRP. They also say that online vendors can sell cheaper because they don't have the overhead of a brick and mortar shop, but that is not true. Virtually all online vendors have a brick and mortar shop plus extra employees to answer questions from online customers. Plus they have to have someone boxing up all the online orders. So the online vendor actually has more overhead than the LGS in a tiny shop with one employee. The LGS claims they have better service. Yet in the event something goes wrong they tell you to call the factory. They act like getting a box is a huge task.
please show us these prices that are over MSRP at your LGS. i'd like to see some proof that they are selling over MSRP and how they are staying in business.

my LGS sells way under MSRP and i seriously doubt he's giving guns away and i am pretty sure he gets his guns from the same distributors as every other gun dealer does.

more that once you have mentioned this and that's why you buy from online dealers instead of at your LGS. i have posted prices of guns at Bud's and other online dealers on guns my LGS carries vs. the price difference. i can still buy cheaper at my LGS than online when i factor in the shipping, FFL fees and tax.

we'd like to see some proof of your statements.
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please show us these prices that are over MSRP at your LGS. i'd like to see some proof that they are selling over MSRP and how they are staying in business.

my LGS sells way under MSRP and i seriously doubt he's giving guns away and i am pretty sure he gets his guns from the same distributors as every other gun dealer does.

more that once you have mentioned this and that's why you buy from online dealers instead of at your LGS. i have posted prices of guns at Bud's and other online dealers on guns my LGS carries vs. the price difference. i can still buy cheaper at my LGS than online when i factor in the shipping, FFL fees and tax.

we'd like to see some proof of your statements.
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The Hi-Standard is supposed to be close in feel to the Early 1911's....hope your getting a good deal!
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Any Transfers For Suffolk County, New York, can be sent to Secure Operations @ www.LiGunSource.com NYS Pistol & Long Gun Dealer.
Your first post being a plug for yourself is one thing (I don't really care)... But charging your customers a fee for the NICS check on top of your transfer fee(s) is a slap in the face to your (potential) customers. Not a good way (in my opinion) to present your fees to customers in NY.
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Your first post being a plug for yourself is one thing (I don't really care)... But charging your customers a fee for the NICS check on top of your transfer fee(s) is a slap in the face to your (potential) customers. Not a good way (in my opinion) to present your fees to customers in NY.
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