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    mtn.shooter is offline Junior Member
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    Gun buying question

    I guess that this could go for any fire arm really, but I will be making a 100 mile drive (no gun shops where I live) to visit a very large gun shop w/ indoor range. I pretty much know what I want....semi-auto, 9mm hi cap. My budget is tight and low. Perhaps not Hi Point low...but??? Anyway the question is this...how much haggle room is there if you have cash in hand and are committed to buying that day? For my budget, I like the Ruger P95. Buds has it at $321.00 right now. The gun shop I am going to has it listed at $325.00 lightly used. Help me out w/ markup etc. As I live 100 miles away, I will have to rely on Ruger, not the seller for any service issues. I realize they are in it to make money, but how much is a "right now cash sale" worth?

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    I can only speak from my experience here in California where everything is more expensive, especially the guns. But I was able to haggle a little bit at my local shop. I got about $30 off of a $620 gun. I don't know if a "cash in hand" sale gives you much advantage, but it might since they won't have to pay a credit card processing fee. Good luck! $325 sounds like a great deal to me on a well-regarded pistol.

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    no discount near cincinnati ohio
    when the lgs has a sale it is usually 20-30 off

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    I was told in a shop in MD that the typical ark-up around the state is $50, and they it is easy to get it down at least $50 if you ask. Of course, this was after I paid full price for my gun and the guy felt looked very embarrassed when he told me.

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    If it were me I would save a little while longer. And buy either a new XD, XDm, Glock, Walther P99 or Bersa.
    Bersa being the least expensive, but no less in the quality dept of any of the other guns.

    I know there are many others out there but I own all these and can not speak highly enough of them.

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    If you can't save a few more bucks like was suggested.......good suggestion by the way, 325 for a P95 is a decent price on a gun that has been around for years. The trigger is long and sloppy but it works and if you get used to it I am told you like it.

    If you would save another 150 bucks it would open up a lot more very good possibilities. 100 bucks would allow you to look at the Stoegar Cougar, The bersa Thunder, The Ruger SR9, Taruas 24/7, Kahr CW9, an EAA Witness to name a few quality pieces that are in the 425 range. Then if you still pick the P95 you can buy some bullets too.

    Normally littley used weapons have only a little if any hagle room even with cash in hand unless the gun has been on the shelf for a couple months. Used handguns sell real good. Not many places need too or will discount them to move them. I bought a skightly used CZ75B I looked at it and wanted it badly I got it OTD for the asking price because I am a pretty steady customer.

    Good luck enjoy the new weapon which ever one you get!!!


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    Just another possible suggestion for the original poster: is it possible that you might be able to locate a gun shop that would have law-enforcement trade-ins? If so, this might be a more affordable method for you to get something like a Glock or a Sig or another high-quality hi-cap 9mm.

    Whatever you do decide upon, good luck with your purchase.

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    I picked up a new P95 stainless in December for $319 + tax, a used one should be less and if its black even cheaper.

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    One more option would be the Rock Island Armory .45. One of the major gun auction sites has a GI Standard for 379.00 "buy it now" price, and if you use that option, they will pay shipping. Do a search for RIA and look for pistols listed from Bellshire guns.

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    Forgot to mention that I have an RIA Compact Tactical that I dearly love. RIAs may not had a "pretty" finish like a Smith or Kimber, but they work just as well. And, should a problem ever develop, they absolutely have the A-1 best customer service of anyone.

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    Just to answer my own question, I just purchased a NIB P95 w/ 2 mags, hard case and mag lock for $300.00 + tx! Original quote was $329.99.

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    Nice price. Congrats on your new toy!

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