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Old 02-09-2013, 21:21   #1
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Who has treated you well?

Now that we have had 6 weeks or so of panic and shortages how have you been treated by dealers, distributors, etc? While there are some companies that will never see my money again, some have been great to deal with. Kudos to Midway, Brownell's and Windham Weaponry for fair treatment and fair, non-inflated, prices. Who in the business has treated you well?
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:26   #2
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My LGS has been great. Haven't jacked gun or ammo prices. They've had shortages but that's not their fault.

Still have Glocks in the $500 to $550 range, when other dealers are charging $650 to $700

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Old 02-09-2013, 21:26   #3
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Pro Gun Victor, NY has not budged on their prices. In the last month I have bought an mp1522 from them tons of 22lr , a buddy bought a mp1522, and another friend bought a NIB G22g4 Today for $640 with tax.

ALL Guns at pre panic Retail prices.

I even Picked up a 10 round g26 mag today. they have tons of mags. $33 each.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:48   #4
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Pro Gun Victor, NY has not budged on their prices. In the last month I have bought an mp1522 from them tons of 22lr , a buddy bought a mp1522, and another friend bought a NIB G22g4 Today for $640 with tax.

ALL Guns at pre panic Retail prices.

I even Picked up a 10 round g26 mag today. they have tons of mags. $33 each.
You don't find those prices jacked up?


I do.


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Old 02-09-2013, 22:27   #5
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Why would I be trying to buy stuff now?
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Old 02-09-2013, 23:48   #6
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At lgs and I picked up a G23 mag for 20 bucks, they treat me right every time .

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Old 02-09-2013, 23:53   #7
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Why would I be trying to buy stuff now?
I haven't stepped foot in a gun store since "The Great Panic". I want to avoid the price gouging and the newbies that are undoubtably playing with the guns, and pointing and sweeping them every which way.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:03   #8
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I deal with two local gun shops. The larger and better stocked store took full advantage of the political/holiday/panic motivated shoppers and raised prices accordingly. A clerk was removing existing ammo stock and repricing while I was shopping; apparently they felt no shame in re-tagging a brick of 22lr for $70.

The smaller shop maintained their prices and worked hard to meet the increased demands for firearm/ammo.

A business is there to make money and an owner makes pricing decisions to move merchandise. These shops did not cause the high demand, but exploiting a temporary situation is their prerogative and I'm good with that. (except when selling life sustaining necessities)

Just as the business can run their affairs, so can I. I'll still visit the large shop to inspect their display case, but I'll buy from the other shop, even if I have to wait for shipping. Apparently these owners don't realize that people have memories and sense of fairness to know when they have been screwed.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:51   #9
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Pro Gun Victor, NY has not budged on their prices. In the last month I have bought an mp1522 from them tons of 22lr , a buddy bought a mp1522, and another friend bought a NIB G22g4 Today for $640 with tax.

ALL Guns at pre panic Retail prices.

I even Picked up a 10 round g26 mag today. they have tons of mags. $33 each.
ProGuns prices are already and always have been panic priced
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:55   #10
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My LGS, Fur, Fin and Feather, in Livingston Manor, NY has done the right thing and not jacked up any of his prices.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:25   #11
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My local shops haven't jacked any prices.....but then again they don't have anything in stock to jack the prices up on. Guns are available...just don't expect to find anything to shoot in them.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31   #12
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I picked up a gun I had ordered about a year ago from my local store and the price was what had been agreed on then. They still appear to have plenty of ammunition but I am not certain what they have done to those prices.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:27   #13
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That G4 22 price is well over $100 what it should have been.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:46   #14
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My favorite local shops have always treated me well. That didn't change during the panic.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:40   #15
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2 LGS I frequent. And I hope they see this post.

Powderhorn- prices have not changed at all.
Parros- they jacked prices on everything.

Guess which one I will steer my business to in the future?

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:54   #16
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Tulsa is a strange town to start with. It's like folks enjoy being ripped off to some extent. The LGS haven't went up much because,,, well they were high to began with. Have to catch them running a sale to get a fare price. Which at least one does often.

You see this with new car sales. A new car comes out and the Tulsa dealers are all well above MSRP. Sometimes $5k to $7k or more above MSRP. Drive 50 to 75 miles in any direction away from Tulsa and there idiots. And you can find the same car $250 to $500 above published ripoff invoice.

Same goes for guns. Get out of the Metro and pricing gets much better and people are much nicer.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:00   #17
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My favorite local shops have always treated me well. That didn't change during the panic.
Same here for me as well. I have cultivated relationships with some local firearm shops and a couple gunsmiths over the years and they treat me well. The day Mr Obama made his big speech to the Nation, 1/16/13, I was so impressed I went to Carter's Country in Spring Texas and bought a like new, used H&R 949 double action 22 for a real good price.
A gunsmith I do business with and I were talking about some work I need to do, and he told me that he was running low on some ammo that he uses in-house. He doesn't live too far away so I took him some 45ACP (100 rounds FMJ) and 100 rounds of 9mm FMJ ammo. I gave it to him, he was shocked and ever so grateful. I'm fortunate to have extra on hand from the 'good old days' before ammo was so expensive. I probably gave him $30 worth in uninflated old prices. I can't get it for that now, but I always believe you treat people with good will and they'll treat you back with respect in spades.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:02   #18
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Midway, 2 local dealers have done OK.

My local dealer is raising some prices a little, but they are fighting for survival right now. They have little to sell. They just cannot get guns, other than bolt guns, lever guns, and shotguns.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:04   #19
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I really only frequent one LGS. Here are a few of their current prices:
1. Gen3 Glock19 $499;Gen4 G19 $550
2. SR9,SR40 $429
3. M&P full size $550

Don't know about AR&AK prices as I have not been in the market for one.
Ammo is like most places here: non-existant
Really, the worst pricing he has is on police trade-in Glocks. I don't know why anyone would pay as much for a trade-in as a new gun
Somehow he's managing to re-stock his handguns fairly well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:23   #20
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All have delivered as promised over the last 6 weeks. Brownells had the 10 pack of pmags on backorder but delivered as promised at the original pre-freak out prices.

Prices at the other places were increased slightly, but have always delivered with excellent customer service and timely shipping. BCM added a mandatory NRA donation fee of $25 when I ordered my BCG. Although I support the NRA, I feel I should have the ability to pick and chose when and where I'd like to donate to. I'm already a lifetime member. Either way, it obviously didn't prevent me from ordering because I believe in their product.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:10   #21
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Midway USA gets my vote. I put a bunch of magazines on backorder. While they limited orders to two magazines, I used the strategy of ordering 2 of each of a bunch of different brands of magazines (AR15). I also ordered up 2 mags for each of my pistols.

Midway sends me an email when they are in stock, and I put the order through from my phone. The prices are at the pre-panic level, so very reasonable. They get extra points for that.

G23 Mags for $23.99
C Products AR-15 mags for $12.49

Do I "need" the mags? Nope! I've got plenty. But, you can't have too many. And, at the regular prices, I can't resist.

I've got 2 AR-15 mags and 2 Glock mags on the way as I type. The others are still on backorder. But, as soon as I get the alerts, I'll put those orders through, too. I figure that's as good as it gets these days.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:01   #22
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I do.


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No, actually I don't the G22 was $599 + tax. I have seen 27's for 799$ that's high. The MP1522's were exactly S&W suggested manufacturers retail price.

As for the 26 mags - $33 + tax would have been high two months ago but not now. Plus the fact that they may be the only ones in Rochester with 26 mags.

Their ammo has always been high say $5 a box more then bikerks. But at least it has stayed the same.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:04   #23
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my lgs. Tanner's in warwick pa. pmags at 16.99, glocks new at $525, M&ps at 510
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has told people bringing in guns to consign at gouge prices, that he will not gouge, including consignment prices. if they want to , take them elsewhere.

truly a class act.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:07   #24
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AZarmament treated me great. A couple of magazine orders delivered promptly (at retail) and a few other odds and ends.

Locally Dougs Shoot'n Sports. They had magazines a while back and sold them at retail. Same with all their rifles.
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Midway and Brownells have always treated me well.





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