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Gun Shop expectations

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brian Williams, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Ok you are walking in to a gun shop........ What types and Brands of rifles do you expect to see
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Nothing I want and prices too high.
  3. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    Walking into a typical gun decent sized gun shop, I expect to see lots of Smith and Wessons on sale (hmmmmm, wonder what that's about!?), plenty of 1911 clones, shotguns of all stripes, lots of varmint/bolt guns, 3 M1a variants, 5 AR's, 2 defensive shotguns (mossy 590's), a few Handi-rifles, 10 or 12 lever actions, a sprinkling of .22's and 1 AK.

    Off to the side, I expect to see 5 or 6 cruddy condition milsurps that are more than a perfect example of one might be priced, and some used guns in a rack of various makes.

    I expect to see 3 fat guys in suspenders (per visit), one crotchedy patron with bad attitude, 2.5 SKS commandos and or gangsta wannabe's oggling cheapo guns, 1 smelly guy, and one normal person (hopefully me).

    I'm never disappointed with these expectations.
  4. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    3 shops close by---rifles---brands----shop #3 doesn't really carry shotguns-----see post in shotgun section

    HS Precision
    Springfield Armory
    Various Milsurps
    AK-47---various----new production
    Leftover Steyr and Sig rifles

    I'm sure I'm still missing a few.
  5. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

    I expect to see my CZ 452 Training rifle I ordered 2 weeks ago. Now I'm told it's on backorder for 6-8 weeks.:cuss:
  6. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    That I WANT to see? They're not legal :barf:
  7. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    Never saw what I wanted to see in any shop I've been in. That's why I opened my own! :D
  8. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad member

    My local shop has everything I want. He carries and stocks CZ rifles and pistols as a matter of regular stocking item. Only guy in town that does. Got my 452 and 527 from him right off the rack. Has SAR1s and he sells lots of Saigas. His 7.62x39 ammo is priced practically what you'd pay out of a catalog when you add in shipping, so it's better to buy from him and keep a local shop in business. He buys it by the pallet load. What he doesn't have, he'll get for you in a week or less. If you're in the Flagstaff area, Horizon Shooters is the place. He's not as cheap as WalMart on some items, but if everyone keeps buying at WalMart, the local shops go under and WalMart isn't going to order you (or sell you) a Bushmaster or a SAR. Or handguns. So, you might spend a bit more going to a local shop, but in the long run, you're making sure you can get the guns you want when you want them. If you're in this to save money, you shouldn't be into guns. You should be cruising yard sales to collect velvet paintings of dogs playing poker as a hobby. :D
  9. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    the only thing i want to see are remington 700's of various flavors and model 7's in varying configurations. couldn't care less about levers, milsurp, 22's, shotguns, etc.

    also like to see a wide array of 1911's...

    but, that's just me.

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