Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

gun range membership offer?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Greell, Sep 13, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Greell

    Greell Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    So I recently moved, and I found a nice small indoors gun range, they offer a decent membership, its like 200 dollars per year which isn't bad if you go to the range a lot.

    but my main question was...they also said they sell you *1* gun per year at the wholesale cost...basically, what it cost them to buy, they sell 1 per year to you...

    what does a normal gun cost a dealer? I always thought there wasn't much mark-up on guns? The way he said it, made it seem like i'd basically earn my 200 dollars back when I bought a new gun...but I thought there was like...a 50 dollar markup MAX on a new gun, cuz all the money is in the accessories, am I wrong?

    Think it would be worth it?
     
  2. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    7,392
    Location:
    all over Virginia
    Ask them what is their wholesale price on a Glock 17.

    I know Glock sells them wholesale to law-enforcement organizations for well under $400 per unit.
     
  3. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,699
    I paid $150 for a year membership at my indoor range with a $125 renewal fee. Reloaded ammo is cheap, gun rentals, eye & ear protection are free. If they will show you the invoice they pay for the gun then I think it's an OK deal. A Glock group buy is around $450, LEO pricing should be around $ 299.
     
  4. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,673
    Guns are like cars. There is the MSRP price which is 20-25% over wholesale, there is the price that most are sold at which is generally lower than MSRP or about 15-20% over cost. Then there are the special deals for LEO's or those given to large retailers who buy quantity. Dealers often complain that Walmart sells Remington 870 shotguns on sale cheaper than they can get them from their distributor and that's a function of quantity.

    The more expensive the gun, the more money you will save if you can buy at wholesale.
     
  5. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,512
    Location:
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Around here the "at cost" perk is near worthless if the item is handled by the big box stores. Small lot cost on a 642 fr'instance is still higher than sticker at the big box. Glock is similar - a small dealer or range buying one doesn't get the lowest price.

    The perk works well on low production items and many standard products not carried by the big box. Blaser F3s and R93s, any USFA and some S&Ws come to mind.

    For reasons completely beyond my ken, some listings for pseudo-limited production items such as the "John Wayne" Ruger approach MSRP although my dealer marks them in the 9s. Anything getting "bootleg pricing" due to low supply, whether real or imagined, might be a reasonable target for an "at cost" perk.

    Like Vinny says - 642s, 870 Expresses, Glocks, most SIGS: forgetaboutit.
     
  6. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,522
    Location:
    In a Los Angeles coffin.
    It is called a "Pro-Deal". It's basically a discount for employees in the industry and you're allowed one pro-deal a year, because people get greedy and take advantage of the discount. Pro-deals are great because they range from 25% to 80% off MSRP. You as a member for that range get the same perks as employees.
     
  7. CWL

    CWL Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    6,505
    Is this a membership benefit, or is it one of the conditions for joining?
    If it is a benefit, it may be worthwhile but ask to see the paperwork; if it is a requirement then there's something fishy.
     
  8. Greell

    Greell Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    it's a deal, they said that they will do free inspections on your gun every like 3 months and they allow you to purchase a new gun at a discount.

    Seems pretty cool I may just get one from them.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page