Observations from Ohio


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Speedo66
January 18, 2009, 09:47 AM
Drove from NY to OH Fri, passed an interesting site. As you head down I-71S, about 30 miles north of Columbus, on your right is the Ohio Trapshooting Asso.

Don't know how many points there are, but it looked like a lot. Unfortunately, all covered in snow.

Went to a gun shop just outside Cincinnati, believe it was called Target World.

I've been unable to find powder or primers near me, so I figured I'd take a look.

They had both, but at a price. 1000 Federal large pistol primers were $35, 9oz. Trail Boss was almost $17. Pricey, but better than having none.

They had plenty of Evil Black Guns, probably 30 or more, but I stopped asking prices after being quoted $455 for an SKS. Once my heart started beating again I made my purchase and left. Nice shop with plenty of inventory, powder, primers, bullets, etc., and a range where you can rent pistols to shoot there.

Thumbs up to OH!

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ar10
January 18, 2009, 11:02 AM
Next time stop at Vances in Columbus, not far off I71. Gun prices are better than any other in the state. Powder, bullets, primers aren't too bad, either equal or better than the web, If they have them in stock.

Kentucky Jelly
January 18, 2009, 12:18 PM
I am a member @ Target World. I do not purchase much supplies from there, and would not even consider buying a firearm from there. I paid 429 for my last pistol, and they have it priced at 559...

I do like the range though.

highorder
January 18, 2009, 02:31 PM
The Target World range is the most dangerous indoor range I have encountered.

Noobies, gangbangers, chest thumpers, all with NO RO on hand.

No thanks, I'll go to Shooters Supply in Independence.

They allow anything less than 3000fps on their range. The last time I was there with my AR, the guy next to me was shooting an SA M1a bush model.

Good people, decent prices, nice place.

Tom S.
January 18, 2009, 03:08 PM
Wow - you can have my SKS when you pry it from my cold dead fingers - or offer me $455 and it's yours! :D

I remember the last time we went through this insanity. The problem is prices came down, but never to what they were before people went crazy buying stuff up. :(

XD Fan
January 18, 2009, 04:11 PM
Tom S. Oh, come on! Now you owe me a new keyboard.

Kentucky Jelly
January 18, 2009, 04:20 PM
The Target World range is the most dangerous indoor range I have encountered.

Noobies, gangbangers, chest thumpers, all with NO RO on hand.

No thanks, I'll go to Shooters Supply in Independence.

They allow anything less than 3000fps on their range. The last time I was there with my AR, the guy next to me was shooting an SA M1a bush model.

Good people, decent prices, nice place.

I go only during the weekdays, and have not had any trouble. Weekends it is a nightmare.

I frequent shooters, and will probably join there after my year is up at Target World. I mainly joined Target World because it is on my way home from work. I actually live closer to Shooters.

Starcheck55
January 18, 2009, 04:43 PM
I go only during the weekdays, and have not had any trouble. Weekends it is a nightmare.

agreed. weekdays are best, especially before 2pm, then it starts to fill up. Nice people there, they don't seem to put a lot of pressure on you. of course if you don't buy something, someone else will buy it in 30 minutes anyway.

Speedo66
January 18, 2009, 05:06 PM
Yeah, the SKS price really hit me.

I got mine new in what ever Chinese cosmoline is for $89. That was with the bayonet, ammo belt, cleaning kit, instruction manual, etc.

Granted, that was a few years ago, but at $455 we're talking about a 500% increase in price. :eek:

Great gun for $89, maybe not so great at $455.

They were also taking orders for some type of Russian AK at $1200!

Sad that AimSurplus no longer has counter sales. I hit them the last time I was here and got great ammo prices.

TEDDY
January 18, 2009, 05:51 PM
prices will come down,but expences will climb and so the new price will be less than now but not as low as before.
I to paid low $70 for one then $125 for another when there were none.that was 17 yrs ago.in 1945 a 1911 was about $35.:rolleyes: :uhoh: :eek: :D

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