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    Default Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    And this is what i found:
    Stop #1 - Tanner's. It was #1 for a reason. I was on a quest for a subcompact hammer fired pistol (see my post on pistols and the Beretta storm). They didn't really have much that fit the bill. Some compact pistols. But nothing smaller. While i was there i grabbed a box of s&b 9mm and 2 boxes of pmc 62 grain xtac. Best prices out of all of the stores i went to. That isn't too say good prices. But better than online. I bought the limit which was the single box of 9mm and 2 of the 5.56.

    Used guns were limited. Even new guns were limited. But still a lot to pick from.

    Stop #2 - Johnston's sporting goods. This one used to be part of the auto shop across the street (which is now a restaurant). They had lots of ammo. Some brands i had never heard of. Some i had. In the popular calibers, it was all stuff I hadn't. So no ammo purchased. Still a decent selection for such a small store.

    Some first time buyers. I looked around. But nothing called out to me. This store used to have some really interesting oddball stuff way back in the day. Still a good shop to check out.

    Stop #3 - Mike's guns. There were maybe 10 guns in the store. Last time I was there, they had a lot more in stock. So obviously they sold it.

    I always felt like that store was mostly focused on military surplus and hunting rifles.

    They did have a Ruger 5-7. But that was about all i could really note.

    Nothing purchased.

    Stop #4 - surplus city. I got there as they opened. There was a line. Very few guns in the store compared to when i was there last (which admittedly was a while ago).

    I was a little sad that they kind of cleaned the store up and gave it more of a respectable vibe than the dingy boy's club it used to be.

    They did have some rifles and shotguns. But no subcompacts. Not much actual surplus. Just a few used 38 revolvers.

    I picked up a box of pmc 38 special, federal 9mm, and 2 more boxes of pmc xtac. I can't remember who made the 38. Ammo was a little more pricey than Tanner's. But they had it on the shelf and all was name brand.

    Stop #5 - auger precision. This was the only store i had never been to. So glad I stopped. They have a ton of AR parts in stock for building. They had a pretty decent gun selection. Especially for a store of their size. I saw the Beretta storm subcompact there. Price was probably msrp. For a subcompact in this environment, I'll take it.

    Not much in the way of ammo to be had. But i did score a box of hornady critical defense 115 grain. Not cheap. Over a dollar a round.

    I'll definitely be going back there. It is close to home and right around the corner from Johnston's. So it is a 2 for one sort of deal.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Any flavor of the S&W 629 are like hen's teeth...

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by McSull View Post
    Thanks for the report.


    Surplus city:

    Do you remember any details about the used 38s? Model? Prices?

    Did they have any 38 spc ammo left? How much?
    Don't recall the models. All looked like heavy frames. I remembered thinking that they looked particularly robust for only 38 special. 4 or 5 inch barrels.

    300$ and up if i recall correctly.

    1 box limit on 38 special. They also had 357 Magnum in stock.

    I just checked my receipt. 30$ for pmc 132 grain 38 special.
    35$ federal 115 grain 9mm
    15$ pmc xtac (i think they are 20 round boxes).

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Only 5 in 2 days? You're a slacker.
    Fuck joe biden and the ho beside him

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyVet View Post
    Any flavor of the S&W 629 are like hen's teeth...
    Augers had a model 29 with the 8" barrel. Real dirty harry looking gun. 1300$.

    I bought one many years ago from Tanner's for 800 and sold it at surplus city a few years after that for a small loss. Great gun and so much fun with that giant barrel.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by zachomega View Post
    Augers had a model 29 with the 8" barrel. Real dirty harry looking gun. 1300$.

    I bought one many years ago from Tanner's for 800 and sold it at surplus city a few years after that for a small loss. Great gun and so much fun with that giant barrel.

    -Zach
    This is the one I've been looking for...

    I might have to forget about it though as I'm very late to the party.

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyVet View Post
    This is the one I've been looking for...

    I might have to forget about it though as I'm very late to the party.
    Seriously nice!

    Not really related, i saw a 44 magnum Henry lever gun the other day at Johnston's. Just filling in information for anybody looking i guess. However, I'd call first unless you just like browsing.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Once you're at Surplus city you might as well hit Classic Pistol
    Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass.

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by carwash View Post
    Once you're at Surplus city you might as well hit Classic Pistol
    Oh crap. I forgot to head there. They've had some great stuff in the past.

    Good call.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Hit up 5 local gun shops in 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyVet View Post
    This is the one I've been looking for...

    I might have to forget about it though as I'm very late to the party.

    Here's one

    https://shirksauctions.hibid.com/lot...q=&ref=catalog

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