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A sad day!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Just One Shot, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Well-Known Member

    Friday my favorite local gun store closed it's doors for the last time. It was a small 3 man operation that started up 3 years and 1 month ago. The current market being what it is makes it extremly hard for the little guy to keep going.

    I was there when they opened and have bought or traded a number of guns from them. They were the type to do what they could to make a customer a friend and they always made everyone feel welcomed even if you stopped by just to shoot the breeze.

    During the past few months they were unable to get any firearms and very little ammo and accessories. I stopped in a couple weeks back to see if they could get a 3.5 lb. trigger bar for a G19, Josh stated he could order it from the whse. as they showed it in stock but the whse. was so far behind on filling orders it would take 2 weeks to get in.

    I live in West central Ohio and prior to this I was informed of 5 Eastern Indiana stores shutting down. We still have a few places to purchase guns and ammo but none of them are able to provide the customer service I rcvd. there. So, if you have a favorite gun store and you have the funds available, be sure to drop in and make a purchase (provided they have anything) to help them keep going.

    R.I.P. Artillery Shed! :(
  2. akv3g4n

    akv3g4n Well-Known Member

    Yeah, times like these hit the smaller shops the hardest. It's a shame and I hope that the small gun shop that I go to can get through this. They still had a decent inventory when I was in there last week. I'm trying to do my part for them.:D
  3. hey_poolboy

    hey_poolboy Well-Known Member

    My condolences. It stinks losing a favorite gun shop.

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  4. afponiky

    afponiky Well-Known Member

    I hate to see that also. Though I would love to see my small local gun shop close up and fold. He is such a cheater, low down B*****d and doesn't give a hoot about anyone but himself. I actually got yelled at by him for looking through the different powders he had in stock about 2 months ago. If he wanted to sell his stock there should be no reason to not let someone look through the shelf. He is rude, doesn't have a whole lot, but I was at some point trying to go there to buy stuff from him to help him out. NO MORE... I HOPE HE FOLDS!

    I don't need him, and I won't ever go back there.

    I know...... Flame suit on!

    Hey, want to make it in business, try helping out your customers......

    Some I feel for, some I don't.............

  5. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Well-Known Member

    I'm lucky that my LGS has been in business for probably 30+ years and draws customers away from all the major stores in this part of the state by keeping prices very competitive (if not lower) and amazing customer service. They will be in business for a long time to come.
  6. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

  7. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    Every gunshop are selling their inventories on online auctions to get the maximum profits.
    I guess its better to be at home and not pay overhead cost . That s how gun dealers are now doing to make money.
  8. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    Heritage in Rahway, NJ has a steady stream of customers and an excellent gunsmith.
  9. Lex Luthier

    Lex Luthier Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear. I lost my (very) small business about four years ago. The economy, and the people who actually choose to spend their money on quality, and out of conscience, are going away. It is about being a cheapskate more than ever.

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