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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Bars that look like dives are usually cheaper to drink at too.
    I like the cut of your jib

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    Love those dive bars!
    Gunowner99 - NRA Benefactor Life Member

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by buxbandit View Post
    The most appealing gun shop for me is the one with knowledgable staff that sells the gun I want at a fair price.
    In my area there are several, I'm not at all impressed by adult entertainment centers like Bass.
    What I mean by appealing is gun shops that look impressive and that have lots of really neat displays, another words, appealing to the eye and appealing to people who first step into the store and see it at first glance.

    As for having a knowledgable staff, I would be wary of advice given at a gun shop because they're out to make money and they want to sell you the guns that would bring them the most profit. That is why I don't go by what a salesperson at a gun shop tells me on what brand to buy or if this brand is better than that brand, they just want me to buy the guns that make them the most profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krichardson View Post
    I have never been to Bass Pro,do they have a similar firearms purchase process to Cabelas?
    When I bought a gun at the Bass Pro in Nashville I filled out the form on the computer, paid $10 for a background check, and then was told to come back in about 20 minutes and that by then the background check should be done. So I looked around a bit and then came back in about that amount of time, the background check was finished so I gave them my credit card, completed my purchase, and got my gun and that was that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaleDriver View Post
    All that fake character puts me off. It's like the sections of amusement parks that try to emulate foreign countries.
    So I don't think you would ever want to go to Disney World, particularly Epcot and their World Showcase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    We used to buy groceries at Pechin's in Dunbar. The prices were less than other stores' sale prices. It was a hodgepodge of old industrial buildings with uneven concrete floors and stained ceiling tiles. The shopping carts were castoffs from defunct chains, the wheels had flat spots and usually pulled to one side. Instead of stocking shelves, they'd just cut the tops off of the cartons. The produce section was built over a stream, and you could see the water through cracks in the plank floor. They had other cinder block buildings too, like a redneck mall - sporting goods, hardware, a restaurant and bakery. The bathrooms would look at home in a dive bar. Shopping there was an adventure. They spent NOTHING on overhead, but people would come from out of state and leave with multiple carts heaped with groceries. I would shop at a gun store like that.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to scruff again.

    Sigh. I'm seeing a pattern here.

    Long way of saying "me too".
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunowner99 View Post
    Love those dive bars!
    My favorite bar ever was on a dim side street in Manhattan on the east side.

    It was dingy, grubby, shabby, shady and dirty.

    Beers were a couple bucks. Mixed drinks around $3-4, and not watery.

    They had an AWESOME juke box.

    The name of the bar was...

    "Dive Bar"
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    The OP reminded me about my misspent youth. Ray's was a large shop on Route-22 where I was a fill-in range safety officer for a few years. Even with the "employee discount" I found that I could purchase elsewhere at a better price......and Meltzers (in Lodi) was a trip. The owner was a true character. He was constantly talking, laughing and telling jokes.....but you could rarely beat his prices. His favorite saying was "Meltzer, Meltzer, he's your friend. He'll get your money in the end" And he usually did.

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    Locks in Philly has genuine character. Cabellas is fake. Noah gave the answer if indeed there was a question.

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    Default Re: More appealing gun shops are more expensive

    I don't mind browsing around Bass Pro if I am in Harrisburg for a few days. I even have run out to Hamburg to waste time in Cabela's. I don't think that I would ever be inclined to purchase a firearm from either place. I like a smaller shop atmosphere and one on one attention. I was in a larger "box" type outdoor store looking for a particular gun just to handle one. All three clerks behind the counter never even heard of what I was asking for. Sighhhhhhhhhh

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