Anyone deal with Empire Arms?


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Mike Irwin
April 16, 2003, 11:31 PM
Anyone do any dealing with Empire Arms in Florida?

Friend of mine just ordered a Jungle Carbine from them.

Nice selection, but their prices seem kinda.... HIGH for a lot of these guns.

If I'm seeing the same guns cheaper at gunshows in Northern Virginia, I really have to wonder what is going on with the firearms market in the rest of the country.

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CZ-75
April 17, 2003, 12:25 AM
Dennis Kroh usually offers good stuff, but you're right. Best to stay away from the stuff that you can pick up elsewhere. The hard-to-find stuff is why you should go to Empire. I've heard that he has a pretty good relationship with major importers like Century and Samco, so he can get some of the best stuff.

Viking Warrior
April 17, 2003, 12:34 AM
I have purchased from them in the past, very helpful people.
They make trips to the former USSR to find this stuff for us, wish I could go with them.

CZ-75
April 17, 2003, 12:41 AM
I think Tuco once did a trip to Finland.

Mike Irwin
April 17, 2003, 12:49 AM
Yeah, I see he has some stuff that's getting a LOT harder to find. Some of his prices are in the ball park, others are a bit under what I'm seeing, and some are quite a bit over.

For example, the K31 Schmidt Rubins. Last show I was at there were a bunch of very nice ones just above the Franklin mark.

swingset
April 17, 2003, 05:06 AM
The thing about Empire is that Dennis will give you a very critical description of his rifles, he never flubs on their condition. That's why people keep buying from him.

You can do $30 less at CAI, but you have really no idea of the condition of what you'll get.

At least that's my take on it.

Steve Smith
April 17, 2003, 09:28 AM
After several conversations with Dennis I'm convinced that he's an honest guy and not a "salesman." I have yet to do business with him though.

rmdye
April 17, 2003, 10:22 AM
i will pay extra and order from Empire. Dennis is one of the best no bs guy and tells you the truth, i never worry about what i order from him. he is one of the good guys. Ronald

4v50 Gary
April 17, 2003, 10:40 AM
Bought some of 91/30 PU rifles from Dennis Kroh. Since I was picking up triplets, he promised free shipping but billed me. When I complained via email, he corrected it immediately. He was honorable and I'm a satisfied customer.

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