Sportsmens Warehouse


February 11, 2008, 10:22 AM
Anyone use SW for gun purchase or loading components?

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February 11, 2008, 10:28 AM
I've bought powder, primers and bullets at the one here in Oklahoma City since in opened; not too many places locally carry powder & primers, and SW seems to have prices at least as good as the others, often a bit lower.

They've also got a lot of things like shellholders for RCBS case trimmers, which nobody else carries(that I've found, at least).

February 11, 2008, 10:40 AM
I use the one in Austin, best prices around. Would have to order a whole lot to through mail order to save any money.

February 11, 2008, 10:48 AM
I'm going to check out the new one we have in St. Cloud, Mn. I have heard good things about the service and price.
The Gander Mnt. here is HIGH on thier price's.
Thanks guys, Floyd

February 11, 2008, 10:52 AM
I buy from them pretty frequently and find their prices to be fair.

February 11, 2008, 11:01 AM
I wouldnt say the service is any better than any other big store they seem to fish out of the same moron pool as everyone else.

February 11, 2008, 11:10 AM
They are the only 'big box' store anywhee near me,so I can't compare prices,but they are inline or a tad cheaper than the smaller store around here.
They have more reloading supplies than any ten stores near me,so they are my 'go to ' store..presses,wads,shot bullets by the thousands EXCEPT LEAD. :(

February 11, 2008, 11:21 AM
I purchased a H@R 38-55 about 3 months back (rifle) seem the only problem was fax a copy of my buddies FFL they seem not able to read it :I had to mail a copy threw the mail seem the salesman could of double check it with the online ATF
transaction went smooth otherwise

February 11, 2008, 11:23 AM
I use the one in Austin, best prices around.

+1, I buy my powder and primer there.

February 11, 2008, 11:34 AM
Yes, I use go to the one in Portland, and have purchased bullets, powder, primers, and loading tools. Their prices have gone crazy for everything. CCI primers $27.00 a brick IMR powder, 4895 $141.00 for 8lbs, and bullets are out of site. I have moved on to other suppliers online, even with hazmat and shipping I get better prices.

February 11, 2008, 12:14 PM
I also shop at the Austin location. We have a sportsmans warehouse north of town and a cabelas south of town. As a bench mark on prices i can get 100 .45 ACP 230g FMJ Hornady bullets for about 25 bucks at cabelas or for 21 at SW. The only thing they don't seem to keep stock of is 45 acp brass...they have everything else for reloading.

I also bought my last 3 pistols from them. Don't feel like i got a great deal on them but don't feel like i got screwed(except for the walter ppk/s...bought a broken gun but its under factory warranty.)

Ammo prices compare to walmart. The value pack(250rd) of RemUMC 45acp is 75 bucks. WWB 9mm 115gr 50round boxes are about 12 bucks. WWB 45 acp 50 round boxes are about 25 bucks.

if anyone in the austin area knows a better place for anything i mentioned above please PM me.

February 11, 2008, 01:28 PM
Great store, the wide availability of equipment and supplies makes it worth paying a few extra bucks over ordering from on-line vendors.

February 11, 2008, 01:48 PM
its the only place i shop for my stuff other then wally world for cheap crap. cabela's is to far and way to much $$$$

Steve H
February 11, 2008, 01:53 PM
I gave up on reloading supplies from the St. George store. I have been in there 5 times for brass, powder & primers and keep striking out. It's a nice looking store but.......................

February 11, 2008, 02:03 PM
When in Albuquerque, I usually run through the Sportsmans Warehouse there. I have bought some on sale ammunition, a Tikka rifle, Leuopold scope, and a Hornady LNL-AP press there. I usually stop there for things I can't find locally. Reloading components, I can get as cheap or cheaper locally, but if I actually want to look at something ie., chrono, I have to go there or order online sight unseen. Don't have much of an opinion good or bad. I keep track of prices on several things, and just pick them up where they are the cheapest.

February 11, 2008, 02:06 PM
I used to buy from the one here on the northside of DFW but it closed down last month. They always had what I needed but allot of guys complained they never had anything instock.

February 11, 2008, 02:08 PM
I recently bought a S&W 642 at Sportsmen's Warehouse for $50 less than my local gun shop wanted for the exact same model.

Car Knocker
February 11, 2008, 04:03 PM

February 11, 2008, 05:33 PM
Sportsman's Warehouse is a great store, although I wouldn't call it my favorite. It is, however, the most convenient for me as it's only about 10 miles away from where I live and about 2 miles away from where I work. I find their prices on reloading supplies and guns to be better than average, but not unbeatable.

Mainly, I like them for the selection and convenience.

February 11, 2008, 05:37 PM
dbl post

February 11, 2008, 09:42 PM
I go to one 30 miles from my house. They carry more powders than the old established Dealer at prices equal or less than mail order (after Haz Mat fees and shipping). Their bullet selection for target/range purposes sucks. With local ranges starting to ban exposed lead (jacketed rounds only), they should have some stock of pistol bullets like Zero's, MG, or at least bulk Hornady and Winchester. Primers are also better priced than ordering unless I order 50,000 or so.

February 11, 2008, 10:02 PM
Yep - go to the Sportsmen's warehouse in Woodbury whenever I'm in the neighborhood. Good prices on primers and powder. I also bought my .22 there (Ruger 22/45).

February 11, 2008, 11:06 PM
Unique 8lb jug for $100 in Phoenix. Not too bad.

XD-40 Shooter
February 11, 2008, 11:45 PM
I usually buy my powder from Sportsmans Warehouse, 8 lb jug of Unique is $96 + tax, I've yet to find a cheaper price anywhere else. Primers, I usually get at the gun show. Sportsmans Warehouse here wants $26.95/1000 for Winchester small pistol, the gun show's I frequent, they are $23.95/1000.:D

I also find their gun prices to be very competitive, with a pretty good selection.

February 12, 2008, 12:16 AM
I spend enough there that I should be able to list them as a dependent on my 1040. Seriously though, I just checked, and saw that I've spent over $7000 there since February '06. :eek:

They generally have better prices than the local gun shop, several of the staff behind the gun counter are quite knowledgeable, and they have a decent selection of ammo.

They also give a 5% Military discount here, which is nice.

February 12, 2008, 12:22 AM
I have spent quite at bit a local SW here in NWA. Not the greatest selection but variety is good overall. Just wish they would sell bullets in bulk packages to cut down overall costs.

February 12, 2008, 12:41 AM
Yep I use them in the Boise area, better on most prices than Cabela's, except Cabela's do carry bulk bullet packages at a substantial saving. The one gun store we have that is really into reloading and close to SW bit me good on prices my last visit. It better durn well be a specialty item only he has, and I am in to big of a hurry to mail order, or he won't get much if any more of my business.

February 12, 2008, 01:17 AM
The SW in St Cloud was the first one in MN, before Coon Rapids, Fargo, and Woodbury and gosh they have been there since 2001?. SW can good place, but just for the fact that they have sales like 10 percent off periodically. Their stock is spotty in this day and age especially with respect to primers, but that is just about every place. ! If you are in the metro some time go to the Gun Stop in Minnetonka! Reloader Heaven!
Gunstop Reloading Supplies Inc.
14704 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 474-0211

February 12, 2008, 09:58 AM
A Sportsmans Wherehouse opened up in metro Detroit a couple of months ago. I probably spent 1k in there so far. As far as reloading stuff, I have good luck with SW. powder at 15-18/lb and primers at 22/1k, not too bad. They are routinely cheaper than anyone else around me including cabella's, and sometimes midway (less the rediculous shipping charges).

I give SW a good rating, I use them quite often.

February 12, 2008, 08:05 PM
I like them a lot, wish they had more online sales, they could really put some hurt on the mail-order only shops by their reputation alone. They have always been quite helpful when I needed it, and let me browse when I didn't.

THe Dove
February 12, 2008, 08:19 PM
I have nothing but good smack as far as the SW in north OKlahoma City store.... Fair prices and great selection. I don't price guns there but buy most my reloading stuff from them.

The Dove

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