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Columbia Hardware store with Guns

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by Frost, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Frost

    Frost

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    Years ago a former co-worker took me to a hardware store in Columbia that had as I recall as many guns as a dedicated gun shop.


    Any of y'all know what the name of the store might be and where it is located?
     
  2. firemac

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    Most likely it was Hardwarehouse, they had a good selection and reasonable prices. However they closed both locations a few months ago.
     


  3. Frost

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    The Holy City SC.
    Where is it located.
    I travel from North Chuck to Lexington a couple of times a month.
    I always try to hit a gun shop or two when I am up there.
     
  4. glockrod

    glockrod NRA-Endow. Life

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    An Ace hardware store. On Wesmark Boulevard. They sell long guns and pistols. Gun prices are alright. The ammo always seems high, though.
     
  5. Frost

    Frost

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    Ammo is almost always high in a gun shop.

    What exit are they from I-26, I really don't know Columbia.
     
  6. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

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    there is no exit from i-26 to get to sumter, unless you take hwy 601? from orangeburg over to 378. but anyway, sumter is about 45min from cola/lex. i would say try out sportsman warehouse in cola,piney grove rd exit. but, i was in there monday and they were out of all glocks and defensive pistol ammo.
     
  7. BadAndy

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    Sportsmans Warehouse is out of A LOT of stuff! They haven't restocked powder in probably a month or more now and it's pissing me off. I don't really need any more just yet but I'm getting close and there is no way in hell I'm paying a $40 hazardous material fee just to order some powder online. I may check out Shooters Choice and see what powders they've got.

    The FFL I use for transfers is Lake Murray Hardware in Irmo/Ballentine but the only pistols I've seen there have been used and on consignment. They do have some rifles and shotguns though...but they are more a true hardware store than a gun shop.
     
  8. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

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    i agree with that, they were out of ALOT of stuff. looks as if they're selling everything to close up.


    pete at lake murray hardware is a nice guy and at one time, use to be the cheapest for doing transfers.
     
  9. BadAndy

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  10. Frost

    Frost

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    The Holy City SC.
    Even the online stores are out of some powders and primers.

    Powder Valley has no Varget or Federal large rifle match primers
     
  11. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

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    In reference to the OP, the store you are referring to is surely the ACE Hardware store that was in West Columbia. It has gone out of business. And from my personal experience was no great loss as far as the gun side of the business, prices were always too high. Even when they had their "final, clearance, liquidation sale", the prices were laughable. I miss the hardware side of the store and the friendly staff much more.
     
  12. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

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    oh! i was'nt saying Pete isnt the cheapest anymore, just saying the last time i checked he was the cheapest, that was 2 years ago.
     
  13. BadAndy

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    Gotcha! He's been doing transfers for $20 all of this year (since I first found him) and he's not far from where I live so it works out great for me :)