how far away is your favorite gunshop?


September 18, 2004, 07:42 PM
How far away is your favorite gunstore? Mine is the four seasons gun store about 90 miles away from where I am right now.

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September 18, 2004, 07:45 PM
Right around the corner, about 0.5 mi down the road.

Personal Defense Specialist in South Hadley.

buy guns
September 18, 2004, 08:12 PM
about 30-40 minutes away depending on traffic.

September 18, 2004, 08:16 PM
Mine is moving to a new location. Closer. HAHAHAHAHA.

September 18, 2004, 08:38 PM
As cl;ose as the phone or computer is. All I gotta really do is make a call or e-mail. It is after all a family member.

J Miller
September 18, 2004, 08:38 PM
I'm in IL. My favorite gunshops are in Phoenix, AZ. Some 1800 miles away.

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September 18, 2004, 08:54 PM
Fountain firearms in houston,

around 60 miles, maybe less maybe more, takes me an hour to get there, and most of it is at 55-70 mph

two gun shops closer to me than that, but one is staffed by idiots and @$$holes who think that THEY are the ones to me catered to, and the other is friendly but small on selection (this shop gets as much of my buying as possible but fountain is my fave to browse do to having more "stuff")

September 18, 2004, 09:37 PM
Well, I live in the Dallas area now. I used to live in the desert of Southern California. My favorite gunshop when I lived there was "Condor Guns" in Desert Hot Springs. Great little family shop, nice people. I really miss em. I am not even sure if they are still in business. The way things have gotten in California have made it hard to stay in business for the little guys.

Anyone know if Condor Guns is still around? If so, PM me.

September 18, 2004, 10:28 PM
My last couple thousand rounds of ammo have come from Outdoormarksman. The two shops that I bought from before, I wouldn't buy from them again. This was when I couldn't find a transfer dealer close to me that would charge a reasonable (ie. less than $50) and paid more than I should've. Last purchase was from a guy in FL and had it transferred.

Living in IL doesn't give me the luxury of nice gun shops. There is a nice one about 30 minutes west but they're extremely overpriced: Think 20% more than most shops on pistols and $20.00 to use their range.:(

September 18, 2004, 10:34 PM
On Target in Kalamazoo,Mi.About 50ish miles south of me.I have to drive past three other shops to get there.They all have their strong points but On Target is,far and away,the best store.IMO.

Old Dog
September 18, 2004, 10:35 PM
Too far ... thing about living around Puget Sound is ... distance is not always as the crow flies. Do you take a ferry? Or do you drive around the sound? Or do you take another ferry, and drive the rest of the way? This state has reasonable gun laws and some nice gunshops ... but it seems that each shop has its own niche, with no one shop really serving all my needs. I really need to hit about three of my favorite gunshops here -- which are all about 40 or 50 miles apart -- to find what I need at any given time.

September 18, 2004, 11:24 PM
Just found it today and clocked it on the way home - 12 miles. And I feel damn lucky to have found it.

September 18, 2004, 11:42 PM
My favorite shop is Guns Plus which is about 30 miles away. I go by another in Goodyear that has A**holes and is over priced.

September 18, 2004, 11:50 PM
How far away is your favorite gunstore?

On the other side of the world. (24 hour flight) :(

I win :neener:

September 18, 2004, 11:55 PM
1700 miles. Just moved to VA and haven't had the will to check out local gun stores yet.

September 19, 2004, 12:05 AM
Just about 10 miles, which can take all day in Vegas.

September 19, 2004, 01:53 AM
Just down the street a couple of blocks. Outdoor America's a good place to be by. Saves gas since I go there all the time. :)

September 19, 2004, 01:58 AM
uhmm...let me see here.
4.9 plus 7, divided by 5, multiply by 11....
8 blocks. :D

September 19, 2004, 02:18 AM
About 1 mile, maybe a little less.

September 19, 2004, 07:54 AM
My favorite is in Fairbanks 900 miles away. Alternates are still over 600 miles away in Anchorage.

September 19, 2004, 09:04 AM
My favorite gun shop is Freeman's Gun Shop in Hancock, MI. It's at the back of the Northwoods Trading Post store, and has the best selection in the area.

It's 6,866 miles away, according to this website (

September 19, 2004, 10:43 AM
About 1 mile, maybe a little less.
Same here. ;)

Chuck Dye
September 19, 2004, 11:10 AM
With a staff endlessly tolerant, and even encouraging, of 12 and 13 year olds who had more far more questions to ask than money to spend, my favorite gun store is fully 40 years away and you can’t get there anymore.

September 19, 2004, 11:14 AM
It's just down the street about .5 miles. AAA Guns in West Springfield MA

September 19, 2004, 01:13 PM
3 short miles away. Always asks if I need an FFL copy for a new gun whenever I vists.

September 19, 2004, 01:57 PM
Probably a tenth of a mile or less :)

September 19, 2004, 02:48 PM
all the stores I frequent are anywhere from 2-30 miles.

As to which one is my favorite? Well...they all have pros and cons to them, glad I have many to choose from. :D

September 19, 2004, 02:54 PM
350 miles, from Miami to Micanopy Florida. I still buy almost everything from Harry Beckwith, Gundealer.

September 19, 2004, 02:58 PM
In OKC it's Outdooramerica Store about 20 miles from where I live. Excellent selection and the best prices in Oklahoma.

Now if I could just find an FFL that didn't charge 30 or 40 bucks to do a transfer my favorite store would be about 18" away - my computer.

What's with the high cost to do a transfer. My understanding - and I could be wrong - is a transfer essentially entails receiving the firearm into inventory - one form and then releasing it from inventory - another form and doing a NCIS check. There might be 15 minutes worth of time involved. The FFL is entitled of course to make a profit on the deal - after all it's his time and this is America and of course they have to maintain the records forever but still...

Black Majik
September 19, 2004, 05:09 PM
15 minutes away. The Gunsight in Fullerton.

Ala Dan
September 19, 2004, 10:41 PM
2 miles

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

September 19, 2004, 10:46 PM
Bout 7 miles. Has a range, too :D

September 20, 2004, 01:19 AM
I'm in Texas and my favorite shops are in Colorado and Florida. Guess that's a little over 60 miles huh?

September 20, 2004, 01:49 AM
From home: about 18 miles;

From work: 0;


September 20, 2004, 01:40 PM
From my work, Gallenson's in Salt Lake City is about 1 1/2 blocks, and I walk there and window shop/drool on my lunch break about once a week.

September 20, 2004, 08:13 PM
Had one about 2 miles away till the new gun laws in the great state of mass drove him out of buss. Now I drive 15 miles.

Zach S
September 20, 2004, 09:00 PM
20 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

September 20, 2004, 09:28 PM
About 10 miles or so to 1 of my fav to my other its 40 .

R.H. Lee
September 20, 2004, 09:38 PM
It used to be in town here about a mile away, but they did a coupla things that pissed me off so I'm trying a new place 30 miles away.

September 21, 2004, 12:54 AM
I live out in the sticks so I have to drive to a town but there is a couple of good shops there. one to look and plaay at and one to but at.

September 21, 2004, 01:00 AM
DOH! I saw the title of this thread and I thought "Ha-hA! My favorite gun shop is Four Seasons, which is only about two and a half miles from my office!"

Heh, we have the same favorite gun shop.

Seriously, how can you not love Four Seasons, if you live in MA?


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