The Greatest Gun Shop Ever

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by TWMIM, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. TWMIM

    TWMIM New Member

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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....
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    River Bend Arms best shop EVER! The selection sucks, but the owner is a vet and is the $hit! :D
     

  3. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. Davyboy

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


     
  5. TWMIM

    TWMIM New Member

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    If the prices are good, I'll make the drive.;):D
     
  6. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I don't think the Queen would approve of you..lol
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.

    bob moates.jpg

    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)
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    ^ I'll vouch for that. :D

    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.
     
  9. Control

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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.
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    How does doubling your money sound :D
     
  11. billt

    billt New Member

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    I wonder why they won't accept any transfers from Bud's??
     
  12. TWMIM

    TWMIM New Member

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    Not sure. I'll ask next time I'm in.

    The owner was absolutely cool as hell.

    I hate shopping, I tend to know what I want, I go in, and make a transaction. The larger store is full of customers who want to handle everything and leave empty handed. Meanwhile, I'm stuck waiting, and about half of the time, I get attitude when I'm making a several hundred dollar purchase.

    Pfrogner's was a breath of fresh air. I really can't say enough nice things about the place.

    If you're in SW Pa, look him up.
     
  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Well there is this place in town with all these old guns.... But Im not tellin' nodody !!! :p
     
  14. donthav1

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    there really aren't any great gun shops around here, they all have the pluses & minuses but nothin to write home about.

    one of the small local owned stores is hit or miss, i think i'm safe in saying i've had just as many bad experiences as good there. some of their used guns are way overpriced, i've seen 91/30's in fair condition for $175 & they've had a Nagant revolver for over a year listed at $259! a couple of the employees are just down right a-holes to anyone under 40 & will ALWAYS try to sell you a more expensive version of what you want (ie: "that rossi is junk, you need this smith & wesson"). however the other employees are super friendly & will let you look at & handle pretty much anything.

    my local Scheels sporting goods is probably the best out of what we've got: huge selection, decent prices, & helpful staff