Dallas area gunshops?


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cnorman18
September 6, 2007, 11:23 PM
I see a lot of Texans here. Anybody have any observations about Dallas-area gunshops?

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cdrt
September 6, 2007, 11:28 PM
Not sure exactly what you want us to observe, but the Sportsman's Warehouse in Lewisville was pretty well stocked with primers, powder, etc. when I was in there last Sunday....oh, yeah, they also had a lot of guns. :)

cnorman18
September 6, 2007, 11:56 PM
What I had in mind were observations regarding selection, prices, customer service, and like that. I'm particularly interested in AKs, but those I can always find at gun shows and on the Net.

AndyC
September 7, 2007, 04:28 PM
I'm fond of Euless Guns currently (closest to me) - slightly higher than average prices on the whole, but the guys are friendly and willing to spend time discussing options with you. Not a huge variety of stock, but perfectly happy to do FFL-transfers ($25) or order something in if they don't have what you need.

birdv
September 7, 2007, 04:37 PM
Military Gun Supply
3815 E Loop 820 S
Fort Worth, Tx 76137
817-457-6000

rbernie
September 7, 2007, 09:55 PM
I'm on the north side of Dallas. We have two good shops here; Gunmasters (which really is an old-school gun shop) and The Bullet Trap (with a decent indoor range).

I'm actually feelin' pretty spoiled. :)

Trope
September 8, 2007, 12:22 AM
DFW gun range has a decent indoor range (good ventilation, but dark) and training facilities, but their gun selection is sparse and on the expensive side. Their rental selection is ok, but they don't seem to clean them much, nor do they keep current models.

I prefer the service and selection at The Bullet Trap. They have a good selection of rental guns that seem to be well maintained.

I have been to Targetmasters in Garland a few times, but was a bit underwhelmed by their willingness to help. When I was there, the ventilation of the range was less effective than the above two.

Bachman Pawn and Gun has a good selection, but they didn't seem all that enthusiastic about helping me either.

ROMAK IV
September 8, 2007, 01:47 AM
I've talked with you before. There's The Armory in Mesquite on Old London Road, my usual hangout. It's the replacement for The Ammo Depot, that is now near Caddo Mills just off I-30 on Hwy 35.

The Armory has less of a selection as many shops are now, since it seems difficult to get guns and ammunition. It's run by two brothers and there is always plenty of good times and right wing talk. They can order most anything and specialize in CZ products.

B&S in is Garland just off 30 on Beltline. I don't go there much unless I really need a certain type of hunting ammunition. You are less likely to find an AK there and most of the guns are a bit more expensive.

The Ammo Depot, like I already mentioned is run by a man that has been selling guns for years. He has some really serious connections and his store, although somewhat remote, has quite a turnover. He has always been reasonable, and I have bought a number of guns at smoe really good prices. He has quite a stock of SKS's, MN's, and K-31's.

There is also Wiley's. It's a number of miles East of Dallas, and seven miles down Hwy 47, south of I-20. I usually don't have money when I'm there, it's run by the Constable of Van Zandt county, and there is also a range, and CCW and hunter's training courses. Wiley's has quite a few guns of various ages and there is a real wide selection. It's also quite reasonably priced and stays busy, even though it's kind of in the middle of nowhere.

There's one in Waxahachie, called Shooting Sports. right off 287. Small, new, not much selection.

Bachman's has been mentioned, quite a selection, a bit pricey. MGS has also been mentioned. There's also Cheaper than Dirt. It's at the north end of the place where I35W and Loop 820 meet. Good selection, big store, usually fairly cheap prices, especially on accessories. I don't get there much, as my job doesn't go that way much anymore and it's quite a drive.

I think it's called Marshall's, an old gun store off Mockingbird pn the south side of the river. Good selection, or it use to, I dont get there much. Also a bit pricey.

There's also another gun store a little north of MGS at the Lancaster street exit on the east side of 820 in Ft Worth. Real pricey, big selection of some older Winchester firearms. I wouldn't buy a new manufactuered gun there as the markup is quite large.

That's about all I'm familiar with. The Garland Public range and the Alpine range, in the Forest Hill area, both have gun shops, but I haven't been at either in quite some time.

cnorman18
September 8, 2007, 01:53 AM
I go to DFW Gun
Range pretty regularly, mostly because it's about the closest to where I live and work (near the Galleria); in light traffic, it's about 15 minutes away on the Tollway. I have very limited time--I am a fulltime (24-7) caregiver for an elderly friend--so that's a priority.

I don't rent guns--I shoot my own--and for just keeping my eye and hand in, it's OK. I was really looking for some shops where I might buy a gun between gun shows.

Thanks to everybody. Next week I'll be checking these places out, first by phone and then by visiting, as time allows.

ROMAK IV
September 8, 2007, 02:06 AM
Bachman is off of NorthEast highway close to Mockingbird, not real far from DFW gun range. Check it out sometime.

cnorman18
September 8, 2007, 02:31 AM
Thanks, Romak. I'll do that. (I've got a Mapsco, I can find anything.)

How does that new baby of yours shoot?

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