Where do you buy?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BullseyePrecision, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Where does everyone buy their guns? Do you use an online site or gun to local shops
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I prefer to buy guns face to face, why pay for shipping if i dont have too. Ive bought firearm accessories online but never a firearm itself. I buy mostly from a local store in my hometown but i have bought from other people too.
     

  3. Riverg420

    Riverg420 New Member

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    I've never bought anything from a online site .I have a few local shops I buy from and one in particular .
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    From other people mostly.... The type of guns I like are rarely in stores... Although theres a awesome local store that has all kinds of old guns... I got my Arisaka there..
     
  5. unclebear

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  6. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Buy most of my stuff here in town. Don't buy much off the internet.



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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  7. Shoobee

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    In Calif all gun transactions need to be done at a licensed dealer, which means sporting goods or gun shop. Even sales between ordinary joes have to be registered at a gun shop.

    Ammo you can still order over the internet or by catalog.

    So I get my ammo by calling on the phone and ordering through their internet catalogs. Cabela's is my favorite source. They normally have a wide selection in stock.

    Gun shops are normally not a great source of ammo. Their supplies are usually limited.
     
  8. pfev1980

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    I usually buy on base. We basically get wholesale pricing if it's in stock and no tax. If you need a special order though, you may pay retail, still no tax. Only downside is if it's a special order it may take a while to get...I.e. a friends desert eagle that took 6 weeks to come in. Also if its a limited run (such as the beretta anniversary edition I had my heart set on) they probably can't get it.
     
  9. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Anyone ever try budsgunshop its online and they usually have free shipping
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I have bought ammo online and caplock/muzzleloading weapons online, but i have yet to order a modern firearm online. My nephew and a few of my friends have had smooth online orders; it seems to revolve around finding a friendly local FFL to accept the shipment from the online retailer.

    I haven't heard anything bad about Bud's. They do have a good number of descriptions and pictures for research, and the prices usually seem competitive.

    I have also heard good about J&G Sales, CDNN, and Classicarms.us (nephew got his lil WASR10 there).
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I was using a local dealer near me but they have really jacked their prices at the first of the year. 1000$ for a 5.25 xdm 45 is a little crazy.

    Im switching to online buys and using my sot dealer btk firearms over in hartland wis. He is a great guy to deal with and puts up with me calling him about my xfers ;)
     
  12. aandabooks

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    Never bought online. Have bought a few at the box stores in the past. Lately it has been a LGS, second hand store that deals in guns and a couple from a close by gun show that runs a few times per year. I am finding that the best deals are to be had at the LGS. Maybe not on the first couple but if you build a history, the deals will come.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    Do my best to buy from my friend & local dealer BUT at times price is a issue :(
    My local understands this & has even praised me for finding a "bargian" online when he accepts it when shipped to him :)
     
  14. Paladin201

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    Buy mostly local, at the small mom and pop dealers. Have bought a gun or two off GunBroker, in the case of guns that are hard to get or find.
     
  15. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    I've used buds and cheaper than dirt. Both shipped fast, and had great prices which could'nt be beat locally.
     
  16. prickelsworth

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    Anyone have a good laser for melinium pro m111 9mm??
     
  17. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I prefer to buy from local businesses, even if it means paying a bit more. You never know when you might need some help. I do buy on-line from Davidson's but those sales go to local businesses also.
     
  18. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Definitely local shops because i dont like to wait. I prefer buying face to face.
     
  19. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Local for guns we have several very good gun shops that you cannot beat there price online for guns. Accessories where I can find them cheaper.
     
  20. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    I prefer buying locally. I would rather pay a few bucks and have someone to go if i have a problem. I have a store i buy most everything from and i usually cant find a better online anyway