A good Maine LGS? Mid-coast.


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Dryft
May 16, 2011, 06:42 PM
Help! I've been working on another thread about people's feelings about their LGS, and I've come to the conclusion that there are good ones everywhere but near me. I live about an hour+ north of Portland on the coast and every shop I've ever been in either has a horrible selection, disinterested employees, high prices, or all that and more.

Anyone? Any suggestions would be hugely welcome!

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Fish Miner
May 17, 2011, 11:58 AM
LL Bean? I was born and raised in Portland, but now live in Florida so my advice may be moot. My folks still keep a place on Peaks Island.

Dryft
May 17, 2011, 01:13 PM
Ah, Bean. They do have a gun shop, technically, but it's some shotguns, a few rifles, high price tags, and some ammunition and accessories. Lots of clothes too for some reason.

Having said that, I found out recently that LL Bean's lifetime guarantee applies to firearms too! Just like a pair of boots, if your new shotgun ain't working out for you, they'll TAKE IT BACK.

Who does that, right? Almost worth paying the higher cost out the door for that kind of guarantee. I know that when I decide to purchase a high-end over/under you can be sure I'll be heading their way.

Comanche180
May 17, 2011, 01:49 PM
When I lived in the Portland area I did most of my firearms related shopping at the Kittery Trading Post (KTP) and Howells in Gray. I also frequented some small shops around the area but most of my guns came from Kittery. Since I'm mostly into handguns, LL Bean has been of no value to me. They are politically correct, so no handguns there. I did make a few purchases at Cabelas in Scarborough

Now I live in the mid-coast area and the pickings are slim and/or higher priced.

chez323
May 17, 2011, 02:13 PM
my wife and I vacation near Bath, anything worthwhile around there? Been to LL Bean but didn't see any guns, just about everything else though.

thanks

nwilliams
May 17, 2011, 03:14 PM
I grew up in Camden and I go back there at least once a year to visit family and these are the gun shops that I like in the area. I'm actually moving back to Camden this summer and can't wait, however the lack of really nice gun stores is a bit disappointing.

Medomak River Trading Post in Washington is a great little gun shop.

The Outdoor Sportsman in Northport is a decent gun shop.
http://www.maineoutdoorsportsman.com/

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