Who of us don't like going to gun shops
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Well my favorite past-time is going to gun
Don't have any Glocks, yet but looked today
at a Glock 36...and I want one
Who of us don't like going to gun shops
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I enjoying going to the range a little more than going to the gun store... luckily they are the same place.
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The gun shops in south florida are terrible.
all I have visited have signs in the window that tell you to disarm and unload before coming in.
none I have visited have helpful staff - most have employees who work there are sick of hearing new gun owners ask what they think are "stupid" questions, and thus they hate going to work every morning. their attitude is very apparent in their interactions with their customers. If you don't own at least ten guns, you aren't worth their time.
at one gun store (off of 595) the employees won't even answer many questions (such as "what is the application fee for a ccw", or "is it legal to open carry in florida"), instead telling the customer that for that information they need to pay for a class, or buy a book.
When I was looking for an XD, I knew exactly which model I wanted. One store had never heard of an "XD", but the owner was pretty sure that XD was just "slang for a glock". another store told me they had a shipment coming in in about a week with 21 XDs. they told me if I wanted to reserve on I could just drop in and give them my info. when I stopped by the shop, the owner told me that it might actually be several months before the guns came in - but he couldn't give me an estimate "within a month" of when they should arrive. he wanted over 600 dollars (before taxes and fees) for an XD9.
the only two stores I will visit are bass pro shop or big al's. big al's has one or two grumpy counter people (especially when they get busy) but for the most part the staff is friendly and the range fees are reasonable (bring WWB or BLazer from Wal-Mart).
Bass Pro has a nice range and OK fees (it's a much nicer and cleaner range) but they make you disarm at the door, and even go so far as to put a lock on your gun for the short walk from the entrance to the range. Bass pro has some very friendly people working there, but the range also has several dumb rules for "liability reasons", such as having a three foot seperation line drawn on the floor to make sure that no one is near the people shooting (so if you bring your girlfriend to the range, you aren't allowed to stand next to her and help her with her grip.) also, you must load magazines forward of the "shooters line", so if you go with a friend you can't have your friend reload a magazine while you are shooting.
I could rant for hours about the gun shops around here; I miss virginia.
Last edited by sgaterboy; April 7th, 2009 at 01:15 PM. Reason: changed "fantastic" to "reasonable" - 6 bucks a trip isn't really "fantastic" I guess.
I don't like going to the local gun shops these days. Back when they were only mildly overcharging, I could handle it. Now that they want $600 for a S&W 642 that was $369+tax four months ago, I can't stand the places.
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yeah one of my favorite gun stores just decided to only sell 1000 primers per person and they are 65 bucks a thousand. I dont go there any more
I go to my gun shop any time I have an extra 'hour' without any 'honey-do list'...they treat me well, and I often find something to buy.
To the OP...you'll love the Glock-36...doesn't it just mold into the hand?
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My favorite past time has absolutely nothing to do with gun shops!
maybe another 20 years or so...
I personally don't like to go to gun shops. I only go when the item I am considering buying is over $500, and only then to grope it. Then I call my FFL guy and have him order me one (or two ). If the price is under $500, then I do my online homework and hope for the best. If it doesn't work out then I will sell on GB.
My favorite pastime as well. The problem is that everytime I go in, I end up finding something that I just cannot live without. Today, I got to play with the ruger LCR for the first time. I though it was very sweet, nice trigger pull as well. Luckily the one they had was already paid for by somebody else. They did tell me they had 40 more on order. Might have to pick one of those up now.
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I'm better off staying out of gun shops.
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