Gun stores in NJ


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montecristo345
August 26, 2007, 01:12 PM
Simple question, I'm looking for a good gun store in the Warren county, NJ area, I'm willing to drive abit if the store is worth it.
I went to a local store looking for a .223 AR and they had only one, but they did have a selection of hunting rifles, but that's not what I'm looking for.

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LanEvo`
August 26, 2007, 02:03 PM
I've had good experiences at Meltzer's Sporting Goods (http://meltzers.com/) in Garfield. Best selection of longarms and handguns I've seen in NJ...at least since Navy Arms shut down it's retail store in Ridgefield.

jjbduke2004
August 26, 2007, 02:33 PM
Hackettstown Guns and Ammo had a few AR's with 16" barrel (as of last week). I don't remember the brand. Price was below $600 (I think). Ramsey Outdoor Store in Ledgewood had a few as well.

never_retreat
August 26, 2007, 06:44 PM
Go find what you like in any gun store.
Take Down the info then go see Jim Flynn in glen gardener. DIRT CHEAP
He usually doesn't stock a lot thats why I say look around other places or the web.
Jim Flynn's Truck Repair Inc
2135 State Highway 31, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
(908) 537-6446

Talk to Jim he is the gun guy.

Crunker1337
August 26, 2007, 07:12 PM
FYI, AR-15s are illegal in NJ.

If it bears another name, however, it should be legal.

never_retreat
August 26, 2007, 07:27 PM
Crunker1337 FYI, AR-15s are illegal in NJ.

If it bears another name, however, it should be legal.

Who gave you this piece of false information? To be NJ legal it just cant have a flash hider or bayo lug.

rufus1
August 26, 2007, 08:43 PM
To be NJ legal it just cant have a flash hider or bayo lug.

...or say "Colt" or "CAR"

Lovesbeer99
August 26, 2007, 09:17 PM
Here's a second for Jim Flynn. He is a good guy usually only charges a few small percentage above cost cause he doesn't keep many items in stock.

Give him a call and get a price and see for your self. He also sells ammo and his bulk ammo price is usually very good.

Lovesbeer99 -

never_retreat
August 26, 2007, 10:25 PM
rufus1

...or say "Colt" or "CAR"

Colt made a gun called the car-15 I don't know what is different on that gun but... Thats the gun on the no no list.

I know plenty of people with colt ar-15's. They can't just have two many EVIL features.:cuss:

Tom488
August 26, 2007, 11:35 PM
Who gave you this piece of false information? To be NJ legal it just cant have a flash hider or bayo lug.
Incorrect...

The AR-15 and CAR-15 are both "named" weapons on the "assault firearms" list (NJS 2C:39-1w). Therefore, if the receiver is stamped either 'AR-15' or 'CAR-15', it's an illegal "assault firearm", REGARDLESS of configuration.

Now, if it's some other model, it can not fall under the "substantially identical" clause of the same statute above, which has been defined by the AG to mean any semi-automatic rifle with a detachable mag., and at least two of the following: pistol grip, flash suppressor, bayonet lug, collapsible stock.

So, for example, a Bushmaster XM-15, with an A2 stock, and no flash suppressor (muzzle brakes are OK, as long as the ATF agrees that it's a muzzle brake and not a flash suppressor), would be legal.

No one, other than law enforcement or FFL's (or someone who possessed one prior to May, 1990, and jumped through the hoops to register it) can "legally" possess an actual "Colt AR-15" in NJ. (Note that the Colt AR-15 and the Colt Match Target are different rifles - the latter being NJ-legal)

montecristo345
August 27, 2007, 05:07 PM
Thanks for all of the suggestions, and the explanation of weird NJ gun laws.

Highland Ranger
August 27, 2007, 05:49 PM
It's out of print, but Evan Nappen's book on NJ Gun, Knife and weapons law is useful. He's due to update it . . . . his webs ite is: http://www.evannappen.com/

There is another thread here on NJ gun stores but I'll give you my two cents.

Meltzers - another vote for them; I have pretty much stopped buying elsewhere. Good guys behind the counter, good prices, good selection. Bought a bushy there last year and a Saiga. He usually has several versions of each and a colt or two. Good as it gets in NJ, bit of a ride down 80 for you though.

Ray's - seemingly large selection, but spotty counter help. Had no AR clones when I was looking last year,

Sarco - mostly military surplus stuff, not good at calling you back. No ar's in stock when I was looking.

Effingers - expensive shotguns, 22's and a sprinkling of handguns; ok counter help.

Ramseys - bottom of my list; bad experience buying from Davidson's through them and haven't gone back since.

There was one guy down on the Parkway who was an Armalite dealer and had pictures of a very big selection, but a bit out of range for me distance wise.

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