Why I love my Local Gun Shop

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jagermeister, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I love my local gun shop because I receive back 10 percent store credit for each purchase. My last purchase gave me back 180 euros for the Hera Arms AR15. That is right, 180 euros of credit. So, I bought ammo!

    1 box of 140 Sellier and Bellot .223
    1 box of 250 Sellier and Bellot 9mm
    2 boxes of 25 Zombie 9mm. (The only way to get critical defense over here!)
    1 box of 25 less than lethal rubber buck shot shells. (For unarmed intruders. German law.)
    1 box of 10 00 buck magnum shells. (For armed intruders.)
    2 boxes of 50 Magtech .40.

    180 euros worth of ammunition.

    Why do you love your LGS.....?
     

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I like mine for a number of reasons:
    Coffee is always on.
    The smell of guns.
    Like minded people.
    Intelligent conversations.
    Availability of equipment and resources.




    Oh wait, I am my own LGS. :)
     

  3. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    I generally like Germany's laws, especially their traffic laws but geez, how ya gonna know if the intruder is armed? You going to just ask? Lol, wow.
     
  4. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    I Loved, past tense, my local gun shop.
    It was a Mom & Pop & son business.
    Father and Son were the Gunsmiths.
    Sadly, Pop died.
    Mom & Son ran the shop for awhile.
    Damn, I didn't go there for awhile,
    when I did,
    The shop was closed.
    Now my Gun store is Turners.
    Signal Hill.
    Most always get good service there.
    One salesman always makes time to see if I can be served.
    Last time he showed me an old Winchester L/A, mdl. ??
    Price tag, $5,ooo.oo.
    I gave it right back.
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I have about 15 gun stores I frequent so LGS would have to be plural. All within about 30 minutes max. Ky is a great gun place. I can go to BUDS and see 100+ 1911's and hit other stores that have 20+ 1911's from WW II and WW I and little mom and pop shops. Guns everywhere. Centerfire Systems is 20 minutes away, Shooters Connection 1/2 mile away so I have everything the world is wanting and buying in my back yard.
     
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  6. bargeahead

    bargeahead New Member

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    Me too. "LA" ? Anywhere close to Lillian ?
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    About the same distance to the east of Pensacola as Lillian is to the west.
    (I wonder if I should put down "Red Neck Riviera"?)
     
  8. bargeahead

    bargeahead New Member

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    I always did when I lived on/just off Old Gulf Bch Hwy.

    I seem to recall the Reef and FloraBama, might have been there more than twice.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    why i love my LGS. this sounds like a book report!:p

    but here are my main reasons.

    1. they treat me respectfully as they do everyone that enters their store.

    2. they are friendly and have great senses of humor.

    3. they are knowledgeable and honest.

    4. they have decent pricing on most everything in the store.

    5. they never gouged people on gun or ammo prices when all the recent events of several months ago happened. the stood by their customers and treated us fairly.

    6. they will order just about anything in stock and still sell it a fair price.

    7. they make you feel appreciated as a customer, no matter the amount you spent.

    8. they have damn good coffee!

    9. they have a very good selection of guns, ammo, accessories, reloading supplies and optics.

    10. they make you feel welcome when you walk in the door.

    if you are ever in the East Texas area, drop by Buffalo Sporting Goods in Buffalo Texas. it's well worth it!
     
  10. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    Well now my lgs is 247 steps from my house. And they are about a week away from opening an indoor range. :-D :-D
     
  11. bargeahead

    bargeahead New Member

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    Thank you; sounds like the recipe we try to emulate. Not sure about the coffee though.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well if your coffee isn't any good, i'll never come by!:p JK!

    seriously, my LGS is great and i enjoy shopping there and visiting them. they are about 40 miles from my house, so i generally spend several hours there when i go. they have been in business for about 35 years now in the same location.
     
  13. bargeahead

    bargeahead New Member

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    What kind do you like and we'll stock when the new digs open. Of course, if we stock, you have to road trip :D
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    appreciate the offer! but long trips are not for me anymore now.

    i think that treating the customers with respect, a healthy sense of humor, decent prices, and being fair and honest, your business will go far.
     
  15. bargeahead

    bargeahead New Member

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    #1: Me too

    #2: That's the way we started in my biz partner's garage and are committed to continuing. Minor issue is not everyone understands or sometimes appreciates my sense of humor. It CAN be kinda dry at times.