When shopping for firearms do you guys shop around, get multiple quotes from different shops, and ultimately choose the dealer who is willing to give you the best deal? Or, do you get one quote and presume that the dealer is taking care of you and proceed with submitting an order? Now, naturally, there is one other factor that plays in here. That factor being, is the dealer a straight up genuine guy who is going to work with getting you service when, or if, you ever have problems? Is this worth paying a bit more for? In my experience, that answer is always a resounding yes. Sometimes paying more isnt necessary. Some dealers trying to get you good deals are really out to help guys get what they want without breaking the bank. In my experience, some of those same guys cutting deals are almost willing to bend over backwards to help you out of a problem. This brings me to today. I'm in pursuit of a higher end 1911, and because I am a discerning buyer, I've requested multiple quotes from multiple vendors. I've personally dealt with one vendor in the past because he always had better prices than others, but due to advice I've received here, I decided to try another few out. A couple blew the MSRP out of the water...the wrong way. WAY higher than MSRP. A couple gave me well priced, below MSRP deals, for which I was appreciative. And then the last dealer I requested a quote from told me to go work with other dealers when I accidentally revealed to him that I was shopping around. This is frustrating as people seem to get really good deals through him, and rave about his customer service. Much like others rave about CS and deals with the vendor I've consistently used in the past. Anyway, I was really looking forward to the opportunity of working with him due to so many other glowing experiences with him. So, I'd like to know, am I out of line for shopping around? Is it really that offensive to think that a potential customer is trying to shop around? It's in my nature to always try to get the best deal. I think it's every-bodies nature, and I don't know why this guy decided that he'd rather turn me away than face the fact that there are value minded people who shop around out of frugality. What's your take on it? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!