View Poll Results: Where do you normally purchase for the BEST deals?

Voters
252. You may not vote on this poll
  • Online Auction Sites (gunbroker, gunsamerica, ebang, etc)

    28 11.11%
  • Local gun store

    210 83.33%
  • Straight from manufacturer

    1 0.40%
  • Gun Show

    13 5.16%
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 74
  1. #41
    ZO6Vettever is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Key West Fl.
    Posts
    31
    On line, Buds Gun Shop has been good for me.

  2. Ads
  3. #42
    nolexforever's Avatar
    nolexforever is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    60
    first time buyer, i figured buying local is easier than trying to do the whole FFL thing. plus the gun i wanted happened to be available locally. but i would have bought online if the price was significantly lower.

  4. #43
    falchunt's Avatar
    falchunt is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    453
    I recently purchased my first handgun, (you can view my thread if you like) from a local shop. I could have found it other places for about $30 cheaper. So if you are looking at where to get the "best deal" the local shop may not be the best bet. I would rather pay $650 for a $575 piece from a local shop than to buy online or from a major retailer. I don't know how things are where you all are from, but my local economy has never been great, even when things were good. I always try to support local businesses...(gas, grocery, electronics, everything)

  5. #44
    tekhead1219's Avatar
    tekhead1219 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    Posts
    1,750
    If the increase in price is within reason, I will purchase locally. Once the relationship is established, the difference is made up with friendship, advice, and freebies. I paid 200.00 more locally for an AR, but, along with the AR I got 200 rds of .223 ammo, a scope and a laser. If the shop is trying to get rich, I just stay away and wait until my preferred shops have what I want in stock. Just my .02.

  6. #45
    mels95yj is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Eastern KY
    Posts
    50
    Local stores for me. Of course, Bud's is an hour from me.

    Mel

  7. #46
    Kyle1337's Avatar
    Kyle1337 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    270
    I buy my firearms from my local dealer, however ammo and accessories I get online due to shortages in ammo, gunbroker always has ammo I need, when my local dealer doesn't or I find a better deal.

  8. #47
    fiasconva's Avatar
    fiasconva is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Grafton, VA
    Posts
    93

    local

    I usually do a little shopping around at my local stores. Prices can vary as much as $100 for the same gun. Do your homework and shop around.

  9. #48
    twomode is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    309
    So far I go with one local dealer. I'm new so I haven't really shopped for much, but when it comes to something as personal as a handgun, I want a little romance first, something you can't get online. As for sporting goods franchises, the only one we have is Gander Mountain. I took a look around at their pretty decent selection but again, was looking for some face time with someone who'll be there tomorrow.

    I would imagine some of you more experienced guys wouldn't hesitate as much to go for online or out of area purchases.

  10. #49
    MauiWowie22's Avatar
    MauiWowie22 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    90
    Online classifieds are the best deals I've seen....

  11. #50
    BigBear's Avatar
    BigBear is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Piedmont area of NC
    Posts
    13
    I buy at my local gun store. Their prices are actually pretty competitive, and the service is top notch. I will use the net for accessories that the local guys don't have.

  12. #51
    Barryd is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Gastonia, NC
    Posts
    51
    After shopping handguns in the local stores here,I bought a handgun through Gunbroker.com.

    A couple considerations ;The handgun I wanted was not available, the local price with sales tax was $100 higher than the auction price with shipping and ffl transfer fees.l

    I found a large range in shipping and transfer charges. One local gun shop wanted $65 to do the transfer. I paid $15. Bought new with all the manufactures warrenty etc.

    Just read the reviews for the seller.

    Barry

  13. #52
    PT92MJ's Avatar
    PT92MJ is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    39
    I have purchased my guns from three different sources. I never use a manufacturer except to view what they are releasing in their new catalog. Of the four guns I have purchased, three were purchased under MSRP or estimated costs for shipping and FFL. One was right at estimated value for its age and condition.
    I have used a local gun shop for two of my purchases. There are three fairly good sized sporting goods and gun shops in my area but I use the gun shop because it also has an indoor range. It is really convenient to test and buy at the same location.
    There are also several pawn shops that also deal in guns in my area. I picked up my Springfield for under $100 from a pawn shop last month.
    I have also purchased from a private individual. You can usually get pretty good deals on guns from a private party. And the good thing about a private party sale where I live is that there is no paperwork or reporting involved. I have never used online shopping as anything I have seen so far i can get for the same or better price by going directly to my gun shop.

  14. #53
    txramfan is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    31
    I've bought on-line and had it shipped to a local dealer and from local dealers.

  15. #54
    ChicagoPete's Avatar
    ChicagoPete is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    22
    I just purchased my second gun ever and it was done through gunbroker.com without hick up. I found a great local FFL who did the transfer for $20 and it was painless, except the waiting .

  16. #55
    fragger-ks's Avatar
    fragger-ks is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    13
    Online dealers most of the time.

  17. #56
    MattB is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Herndon, VA
    Posts
    50
    I purchase from my local dealer whenever possible. They're very friendly and knowledgable and I like supporting local businesses.

  18. #57
    austin88's Avatar
    austin88 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    149
    i go to local gun store but if anybody has any good websites to purchase from please let me know about them

  19. #58
    BUSTinCAPs's Avatar
    BUSTinCAPs is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    pennsylvania
    Posts
    20
    i usually get the better deal at a gun show, but there is 1 dealer in my area that has very good prices.

  20. #59
    mactex is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    San Antonio
    Posts
    142
    I try to purchase from local gun stores but shop at the gun shows also. I've found a few great deals at gun shows and will buy as long it is from an established, in-state company. Buying locally gets me some great lifetime warranty deals though.

  21. #60
    dondavis3's Avatar
    dondavis3 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas Area
    Posts
    1,871
    Quote Originally Posted by mactex View Post
    I try to purchase from local gun stores but shop at the gun shows also. I've found a few great deals at gun shows and will buy as long it is from an established, in-state company. Buying locally gets me some great lifetime warranty deals though.
    I do the same as mactex.


Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

$100 handgun

,

best ammo prices in atlanta

,

buying at illinois gun shows

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread