Your LGS report

Discussion in 'Firearm's Industry' started by Rifling82, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Figured we could start a thread of the health of our local gun shops...
    I went today picked up an assortment of .22 ammo to try out in my new Mark IV. For recently released guns he had the LCP .22, S&W EZ 9mm.
    I have been surprised he still had two Tommy guns, theve been on the shelf for years.
    Ammo prices are good, 50 round box of 9mm is $10. He seems to always have good prices
     
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  2. potmetal

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    My local shop had the new Ruger 57 and a new Colt Python. I think he's put them both on Gunbroker. He trades in new and used guns and seems to keep inventory fresh.
    We have 3 good gun shops here, also Academy and Dunham's. They all seem to be doing well, though how Dunham's does it is a mystery to me.
     
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  3. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What did you think of the Python?
     
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  4. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of my LGS is shutting down. The prices have always been way too high but I always liked the guy. One day I walked in looking for a rear sight for an old marlin and he just gave it to me for free.
     
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  5. towboater

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    The 2 best gun shops near me have recently closed. There's a couple of pawn shops. But post their stuff is over pricedn
     
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  6. OLD Ron

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    We have few shops here .
    One has over 600 guns in stock but the prices are to high & he is closing .
    Another place has few new guns & most are on consignment . They have a smith there but prices are high & parts he orders on line the doubles the prices .
    I took him a 700 action & asked how a spring went in . He said I would have to leave it there & it would be $50 . I said no thanks & showed him how it went in then left .
     
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  7. SRK97

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    This other gunshop which I love is run by younger people, prices are reasonable and you dont have to deal with the old boomers trying to sell you a 1911 every two minutes
     
  8. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah my local guy doesn’t give a crap what you buy, where you order etc... he doesn’t like plastic guns at all but Doesn’t push his opinions on anyone
     
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  9. schnuffleupagus

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    My LGS is also a gas station and convenience store. They do gunbroker business too.
    When I buy there I pay about 50 bucks more than an internet dealer. Ammo prices are ok.
     
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  10. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Im lucky, the two shops close to me, both of them do it because they like it, it’s not or wasn’t their primary source of income
     
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  11. PaBushMan

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    We have 2 that i like. One is the best on used gun prices. The other is great on reloading supplies. He's on par with online prices. And no hazmat or shipping to pay.
     
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  12. OLD Ron

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    I like to stock up on reloading things at gun shows .... but there aren't many that do the shows around here . So it's lgs or on line .
     
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  13. PeeJay1313

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    I have a local place I call my "go to". Very small shop, prices he gives me compete with inter web sites. I show him pricing I found on the web before I purchase, to give the local businesses first shot. He's even beaten Buds on a couple of my pieces.... I've recieved I couple shotguns from my father, took them to my guy to have them inspected and cleaned. He's never charges me..

    Problem is, there closed at the moment. License pulled, bring investigated. Not sure why, but I'd like too..
    Is there a way to fine out??
     
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  14. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My local gun shop is well stocked!

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    I’ve been in his store and on the range many times but I’ve never taken the museum tour. I will this summer.


     
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  17. PANDEMIC

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    I live about 2 min away from my LGS which is basically a half pawn shop, half gun shop. Their guns are way over priced, and their ammo prices are okay. Shotguns shells and hunting ammo is more then what Walmart charges. Handgun ammo prices are good. About $10 for a box of
    50 rounds of 9mm, same as Rifling's prices. I buy my .22lr, shells and hunting ammo from Walmart. And handgun ammo is pretty much all I buy from my LGS for now.

    Usually after I pick out the ammo I'm buying before I do purchase it, I go over to their glass displays real quick and drool over all the brand new handguns that need a loving home and carrying owner. :p
     
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  18. Txhillbilly

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    There are several gun dealers near me,but I rarely ever buy anything from them because everything is priced MSRP or higher. Their ammo and reloading supplies are really high,and I've never understood how they stay in business.
    If I need to use an FFL for a transfer,I go to a dealer about 30 miles away. They only charge $10 for transfer's,where as all the local shops charge $40
    Since I load 90% of all the ammo I shoot,I buy almost all of my supplies online,and I buy in bulk. Adding the Hazmat fee,I'm still getting it a lot cheaper than what the locals charge,plus they rarely have the stuff that I buy.
     
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  19. PANDEMIC

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    I went in again today to my LGS to pick up some more 9mm. And take a look at some of their Glocks particular the one I'm planning on buying. (Probably not from there, but mostly to continue drooling over it lol. :p) I saw Rifling's Mark IV .22lr pistol there, cute little gun! :D

    Anyhow's they've got some deals on a Del-Ton AR for $500 and a Ruger AR for like $570, not a bad deal to be honest.

    As I said before, some of their guns are expensive but not all of them. Ammo prices are okay, little more pricey by just a few dollars then other places like Academy and Walmart. Speaking of Walmart, they have officially stopped selling 9mm along with all other handgun ammo. :( Now this LGS is gonna make a killer amount of money off ammo, since its like a min away from this local Walmart. Gun owners that can't buy what Walmart no longer sells, will just go a min down the road to this LGS lol.
    But anyways, nice and polite folks that work there.

    I bought 2 boxes of White Federal 9mm, came out to $21.62. As I was about to take out and count $.62 cents, the young lady said she'll take just $21 for it. I replied that I have the $.62 cents but just took off to put my money in their register and came back and said thank you. No receipt or baggy for my ammo and didnt mention anything about the $.62 a second time. So I replied Thanks, I appreciate it!.

    So again, nice folks there, just gotta be careful on how much your spending especially if your on a budget. Or you plan on just buying some ammo and leave the door with an AR in your hands! Lol :p

    Buying ammo is fast and easy. My guess is because the Walmart that's a min down the road that have now stopped selling handgun ammo, most gun owners may do it like me where its hunting ammo, shotgun shells and rimfire ammo from Walmart, and everything else ammo related is from that LGS. That's my guess, why they're not gonna worry about taking the extra few cents when you buy some ammo from them because they know that there going to be making a crap ton of money just off of ammo alone thanks to Walmart lol. And as I was about the leave, there were more people going in the store. Some of them running straight for the ammo shelves! Lol :D
     
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  20. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Cute!?..... my Mark IV is a tactical squirrel killing machine I’ll have you know! :D:p
     
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