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Best gunshop in the Cleveland area?

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by A_Fletcher, Jul 11, 2007.


  1. A_Fletcher

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    What's the best gunshop in the Cleveland area? One that's clean and has decent prices on things. Pawn shops are included in this as well. I'm completely new to the area and I don't even know where to begin.
     

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  2. northcoast

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    Welcome to Cleveland!

    Stonewall in Broadview Hts, right of of 77 has a good selection. I don't find them particularly cheap on prices, but they are great place to get a gun you are interested in into your hand.

    They also have a large selection of rental guns to try out at their range.

    I find some of their staff very friendly, some seem like they can't be bothered waiting on you.

    So twice so far I've looked and rented there, but bought somewhere else.

    Are you on the E side, or W side? There is a shop in Eastlake on Vine Street. They're pretty friendly, but I don't like their range as much (it's not as nice and they charge you more per hour if you bring your own ammo).

    I've heard good things about Atwells in Painesville, but haven't been there yet.

    Good luck,
    Northcoast.
     

  3. A_Fletcher

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    I'm just off State Road in Parma. I'll have to check out Stonewall, I've vaguely heard of it but I've never been there.
     
  4. Captain Rehab

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    So...How was your trip to Stonewall?

    Atwells has Stonewall BEAT for merchandise availability, but their range is very small.
    Its more for "try before you buy" shooting, where-as Stonewall is larger, and more for recreational plinking.

    If youre interested in directions to Atwells, let me know.
     
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    Boy is that an understatement. I stopped in there today looking to get me a Ruger Vaquero (stainless finish, 5.5"bbl). I've been quoted at $475 OTD and I had $500 cash in my pocket...they were asking $520 PLUS tax and their business policy is to not deviate $.01 from the sticker price. Their business policy is their right, but they won't get my business so long as I can find it elsewhere cheaper.

    So I guess I too need to find a decent shop, or maybe even an FFL willing to offer a GT discount :)

    ETA: my low quote was provided by a friend of a friend who owns a shop in Columbus. As I'm in Cleveland I'd like to avoid a 2-hr. drive.
     
  7. northcoast

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    :laughabove:

    Same when I was looking for a G26. I think they were in the upper $500 range, I got one for mid-400's.

    When I got my previous (and first) gun I told the place (Big Bore - used to be in Eastlake) what I could get it for elsewhere, could he come close. He came down to within $20, and for that amount I like having the local shop around, so I was fine with it.

    If you don't mind driving a little, I got my G26 at Goschinki's Fin Feather and Fur in Ashland - they were very helpful, big selection, etc. As soon as I got it someone told me about a place that was even cheaper closer to downtown Ashland, not on the highway. I don't remember the name, sorry.

    Good luck.

    Northcoast.
     
  8. nehpets99

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    While I'd really love to get this while I've got money just sitting here, I may just wait a few weeks till I go back to school and get it at Shooter's Supply in Loveland; I've heard nothing but the best things about them.
     
  9. lakota222

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    I have always been treated well at Dick's Gun Room in Cuyahoga Falls. They always seem willing to deal especially when I pay cash, and the only 2 times they didnt have what I wanted was when I was AK-47 and AR-15 shopping.

    www.dicksgunroom.com
     
  10. nehpets99

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    Law Enforcement Officer's Shooting Supply

    No, it's not just for LEO's, it just describes the owner. He helped teach the CCW class I just took Sunday. Pretty much he just adds $50-$75 to the base price. Go to the site, get his email address, and send him an email if you're in the market for something. He's getting me my Vaquero for 475 + tax, 25-50 less than everywhere else I've checked.
     
  11. Drew78

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    Atwells!!!

    They are a family owned business who cater in large part to LE, but do a lot of civi sales as well. Dan and Chuck (Atwell) will take good care of you and have GREAT selection and pricing esp on Glocks.

    Someone else on here mentioned Royal Ridge. I bought a 23 from them before, and while they have good Glock pricing, they nickle and dime you to death. Meaning the background check cost me 5-10 bucks, they charged me full price on a set of Trig. night sites, and the an addition $25 to install them. Add in tax, and it was not much of a deal.
    The last Glock I purchased from Atwells, I got them to come down a little off the asking price for the G19, no cost for background checks, the same Trigi night sights were discounted if purchased at the same time as the firearm, and they installed them for free while we "shot the yit".

    Also Atwells range, while not state of the art, WORKS, and its CHEAP!!! 12.00 per hour and you dont have to buy anything from them like other ranges that make you buy their targets and or ammo.

    Just good folks over there...

    And no, I dont work for them.....

    -Drew
     
  12. Ghost361

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    As far as price goes Atwells is the best place around. There is a link a little higher in this thread. They will also order anything you want. If you are just looking to ogle a little bit then you can't beat a gander mountain. There is one in mentor and twinsburg both roughly the same distance from where you are.
     
  13. NEO Clevelander

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    B&T Shooting is a nice place if you want to stay (relatively) local. I live on State just North of Parma, so we're in the same vicinity. It's about a 15 minute ride up Pearl road. The guys there are very knowledgeable, and the guy that sold me my G27 is a Glock armorer. Prices aren't as low as Atwell's, but I pretty much saved the difference in gas to drive out to Painesville.

    My late dad always shopped at Atlantic Gun & Tackle in Brecksville, but their prices are very high. He had a rapport with the owner, so he used to get deals, but I never really dealt with them.
     
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    No background check fee for me recently. Is that even legal?

    $25 for sight installation sounds about normal, no?

    I checked three local stores & internet dealers (considering shipping, FFL fee, and sales tax) and no one could come close to Royal Ridge on Sig Arms products. I priced out 4 different Sig models. Don't know about other brands.

    The proprietor can be gruff.
     
  15. Hask12

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    I have NEVER paid for a background check
     
  16. Upgrayedd

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    Make sure to stay away from Atlantic.
     
  17. Hask12

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    They charged for a background check?
     
  18. sigpro-fessor

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    Bought my G19 and my Sigpro from these guys. One guy is a cop and knows his stuff.
     
  19. sigpro-fessor

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    Their Northfield, OH store is the same. Prices are laughably high, and they're known for being condescending and dare I say.. racist.
     
  20. sigpro-fessor

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    Yeah Ive never been charged for a BG check. WTH?