I'm the webmaster for 31westshootingrange.com and I have taken the local shops off the site. If you live in or around the Tyler area I will have to agree that noonday will beat anyone around on price and has a larger inventory that Gander Mtn except for shotguns. Their list price is $150 to $200 less than the big stores like Gander and Acadamy. I like the guys who work at Gander and go by to shoot the bull. Three years ago you could get deals there but one day they raised prices on all the guns by 150 to 200.
Gander is the best place to sell your guns and I'll tell you why. Say you have a 4"XD 45acp and you paid 450 for it. If gander has a new one for sale and they are 699 they will give you their new price less 30% if good condition. Before they went up in price and Noonday was not open for business yet I bought around 10 pistols and a number of rifles. I got hit with a big tax bill and sold half of them back at a profit. I bought a Springfield 45 at the gun show used in great shape for 600 and took it that day to gander because their new one was priced at 1400. I made 380 dollars.
I only buy from the gun shows now and Noonday. Hot Rod Arms has a lot of holsters, bags and addon for AR's at great prices. I don't think he sells enough to get cheaper prices on guns. I get mad at them a lot because I'll make the drive in and they will be closed 60% of the time.
Just want to make sure if you plan on going to noonday Gun Traders on 155 make sure you go to the right place. The good one is a new building with a black fence around it. There is another gun shop a 1/2 mile down the road and I walked in their once never to return. They wanted 700 for a kel-tec p11 9mm. high noon mercantile. Guess they might have changed and I'll take another look. But before noonday they were asking for big bucks.
If you go to noonday ask for Randy or Rodney and feel free to tell them Robert sent ya from 31 west. They will give you half price on all their guns and ammo or at least you will get a smile. If any of you would like to come out to 31 west to take a tour just go to the website or email me and I'll give you a tour. firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a great range and during the week you sometimes have the whole place to yourself. Met a lot of nice people out there and everyone will let you shoot their guns if you show an interest in them. You get your own key so it's like having your own range at times but I perfer it when there are people out there. Just a great place to hang and shoot the **** with others.