One of the troubles in these larger gun stores is the sales people are on a comission. After they get to know you or you have bought from them, their more than helpful. That's if they even know anything about guns. I like to buy at a small shop but sometimes their a $100 bucks higher than the big stores. They just can't compete with them. I have to think about every buck I spend as I am on a fixed income. I can afford a few dollars more but not the big bucks.