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Where to buy. Shop or online?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockin-45, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. glockin-45

    glockin-45

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    Hey all. The title say's it all. I'm thinking of going for a Springfield TRP.
    It might be easier to just go to a shop and see if they can get one,but then i have to pay the tax. If i go through say Buds i'll have to go through
    the ffl with the shop and pay the 25$ transfer fee. Which way do you guy's mostly go through to get one.
     

  2. If I was to buy a TRP, then most likely it'll be online. The shipping and transfer fee is less then paying local tax. And if there was an issue, you'll most likely be dealing with SA directly.
     
  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Bud's is where I got mine. Happy with my transaction. :cool:
     
  4. 20South

    20South

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    I went local on my TRP. it eliminated wait time at the cost of about a 55.00 premium. Couple that with keeping my money local, not hassling with my ffl over a gun they "could" get (and their fee) and it was a no brainer.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  5. samuse

    samuse

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    I never buy 1911s online.


    100% of them have had hideous cosmetic problems.
     
  6. MD357

    MD357

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    I've bought several guns online over the years and several guns locally. TRPs around here used are ~1100ish when they pop up.
     
  7. 1911Nut17

    1911Nut17 1911Addicts.com

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    Usually buy most guns online... Me and a friend each picked up Brand New SS TRP's for $1000.00 of Gunbroker from local guys...
     
  8. glockin-45

    glockin-45

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    Thanks,Guy's. Well i pulled the trigger so to speak,an orderd one from a shop i like to do bussiness with. Now i have to wait and see how long it will be for him to get one? I hate waiting!:crying:
     
  9. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I hope the wait will be short my friend:nailbiting: