Buying from CDNN? Ruger LCR in .357


March 14, 2012, 01:52 PM
Has anyone bought a gun from CDNN? How are they so much lower than anyone else?

I was planning on buying a Ruger LCR in .357 at my local store, but CDNN is over $100 cheaper at $389.99

I am in AZ and known I have to have them ship it to a local FFL, what do the FFL's charge for this service and can anyone suggest one in the Tempe/Mesa area that will do this?

It is very hard for me to buy at the local store when CDNN is so cheap.

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March 14, 2012, 02:06 PM
If you get on gunbroker you can find ffl's in your area and they will show their fees.
Here it's usually 15-$25.00.
I have never paid more than $20.00 and have had a fairly large number of transfers.
Worry not about CDNN.
They are good people.

March 14, 2012, 03:39 PM
I bought my S&W M&P AR15 from CDNN. Best price and came with 19 mags! They are easy to work with and process items very quickly.

FFL transfer here in Ga, $20-$25 at most shops.
I'd suggest calling them and ask if they have a dealer in your area that is already in their system. Somewhat faster and easier than having your dealer have to submit his FFL info. I got lucky and they had a local pawn shop in their system.

March 14, 2012, 03:40 PM
Have you given your local stores the opportunity to get closer to the CDNN advertised price? I would save the money too, at that price but if I were a gun dealer and you bought online and transferred it in without at least giving me the opportunity I'd probably be annoyed.

March 14, 2012, 04:17 PM
I've bought from them several times and have them ship to a local pawn shop, really easy to do business with.

They get better prices because they buy large quantities. When a manufacturer has a large order cancellation, CDNN steps up and buys the whole run, dropping a model from your lineup, CDNN will jump right in and buy all you have in stock.

March 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
I bought a rifle and a spare mag from them recently. They had a special offer with free shipping and a free "tactical" flashlight. Had it sent to a local "kitchen table" gunsmith that I found listed on gunbroker, and paid him $20 to do the transfer. (also bought a $5 raffle ticket for the gun range he belongs to's fund raiser.) Took about 3 days from the time I ordered and went really smooth.

Now I'm getting sales emails from them 3 or 4 times per week instead of just once a week. ;)

March 15, 2012, 02:24 PM
I am going to my regular local store tonight and am going to check to see how close they can get to the CDNN price. If it is close enough I will buy from them, otherwise I will try CDNN for the first time and post up my experience with them.


March 15, 2012, 04:05 PM
It frustrates me to no end that this thread gets moved here.

The gist of my post was regarding CDNN and buying from them not about the LCR. The LCR was just my current example of their pricing and a gun that I wanted. The post really has nothing to do about revolvers and will now sit over here with no new posts.

I'll probably catch hell for stating so, but it is the truth. I'll take the heat and take the High Road and actually voice my opinion and state what I believe, come what may.

March 15, 2012, 05:26 PM
My exchange with the Moderators:

Hey Guys,
It frustrates me to no end that you move threads that don't warrant moving. Case in point:

I'm a lowly user here though and have no control, but hopefully you will consider my input.

If I start a thread about hunting with a rifle, using my own reloads, but having a sidearm in .357 that is revolver that needs a timing adjustment, that I am open to offers for purchase, how do you decide where to move it to? The hunting forum? The rifle section? The reloading section? The revolver section? The gunsmithing section? or the The for sale section?

The Mod's response:

If you started such a thread, it would stay in GGD.

However, the thread in question was solely about a revolver, so it was moved to the revolver forum.

My response:

Respectfully Sir,
You are wrong!

The thread was in fact about purchasing a gun from CDNN. It in fact asks no questions regarding the revolver that was used as an example and and the same thread could easily be started using any gun that CDNN sells. The thread is about CDNN. You know it, I know it, and the American people know it.

Carry on...

I don't care what happens, but threads are being moved for inaccurate reasons, due to the over reaction of some moderators.

March 15, 2012, 06:02 PM
I have purchased several guns from CDNN. Very good service.
Gary Blunt is an FFL who shhots and sells at the Rio Salado Tuesday steel shoots.

March 15, 2012, 06:15 PM
I see a hand smack coming for dragging a mod PM convo onto a thread....bad form this early in the exchange....relax.

March 15, 2012, 10:06 PM
Have you checked to see if CDNN actually has the gun? Some of the more popular items are listed in the catalog aren't actually available, but can be backordered at the price shown. Heck, they have Kel-tec PMR30's for $299, I called, and they told me 16-18 month back order.

Well Now
March 15, 2012, 11:12 PM
I had to wait a week for a gun they didn't have in stock but when it came in it was shipped out immediately.

I have ordered more than a few times from CDNN and have not has a problem.

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