New Shotgun + Shop Review (AZ)
I broke down and finally decided to get myself a solid HD tool. Living in an apartment complex, its tough to try and justify using an AR or AK for HD. Plus, the likely confrontation area has windows and a kid sleeps in the room opposite the path outside. Thusly, I opted for a shotgun. I've been looking between the Mossberg 5-Series and the Remington 870.
I got myself the Mossberg 500. I was intially looking for the Persuader, but I found this one for $300 (tax inc.) brand new!
I'm already planning to replace the single pistolgrip with a complete buttstock kit. Other considered "mods": Pistol grip on the front, Barrel shroud, shell holder on the side and probably something like Ghost Halo sights. Any tips or things to look out for?
Anyhow, on to the shop...
These guys are AWESOME. They have some of the best prices I've seen between the town I live in and Phoenix.
3202 E. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Walking in I was met with a polite nod and a smile from the two guys working the counter. I looked for a few minutes at their selection and drooled over some of their prices while I talked with the guy I was with. One approached me and asked if I wanted to see anything. We started discussing shotguns and what I was looking for. Telling the guy what I was looking for, he tells me they just sold their last one. He had the other guy call their supplier and see if they could get any in more soon. They said the earliest would be Tuesday (I live 90 miles north of Phoenix, so that doesn't work). After a few seconds trying to decide if I should get it or not, I take the plunge for it. He heads into the back and produces one - new in box! I proceed to ask about a sling and he produces the sling and everything else needed for the mount in only a minute. I was pretty impressed. I've purchased around 10 or so weapons at various points. That was EASILY the most smooth experience I have had doing it.
They style themselves in specializing in Optics. Meh. That's fine. I didn't see too much there as far as that is concerned, but they have a LOT. It's a small shop in a strip mall, but WOW. Barret .50, HK USP Tactical, AK's, TRUCKLOADS of AR pieces and accessories, Beta C-Mags for 8 different weapons... They carried a lot of sidearms as well. They're a Class-3 dealer (duh) but they have supressors, etc, mounted on weapons in cases..
If you live in the Phoenix area (or visit with any regularity) you owe it to yourself to at least check these guys out. They're hidden behind the Arby's at the Northeast corner of the Intersection of Greenway and 32nd.