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Gun shops in Athens Ga

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cliffjr, Apr 28, 2005.

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  1. cliffjr

    cliffjr Member

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    Making a trip to Athens Ga and wondering if there are any good gun shops in the area?
     
  2. Bear Gulch

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    I should as I am a UGA alum, however I am the class of 90 &91 so my info is somewhat dated. I know that we have some members there.
     
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    Franklins always seems to have good prices listed in Georgia Outdoor News. Never been there though.

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    I was there last month for a wedding and saw a GIANT gun shop just outside of town - it was past the Varsity and before you got to the Cracker Barrell. Name escapes me right now.
     
  5. Bear Gulch

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    These come from the Yellow pages for Athens and area.

    QUALITY JEWELRY & PAWN EASTSIDE
    1942 LEXINGTON ROAD, ATHENS, GA 30605
    Phone: (706) 549-9999 Map & Directions


    SPORTSMANS SUPPLY & SERVICE
    4824 HIXSON PIKE, ATHENS, GA 30612
    Phone: (706) 875-4868 Map & Directions

    THORNTONS FINE JEWELRY
    2830 LEXINGTON ROAD, ATHENS, GA 30605
    Phone: (706) 548-1632 Map & Directions
     
  6. shoot870p

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    Franklins close to the Mall.
     
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    If you want to get ripped off, go to Franklin's. If you want a good deal, roll on up to Hull (just a bit north of Athens) and visit Georgia Outdoor Sports. Friendly folks, much better prices.
     
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    I live in Athens but haven't bought anything from either Franklin's or Georgia Outdoor Sports.

    Franklin's has a very large selection but their prices seem a little high to me. Also, the last time I was in there I asked to see a S&W 38 special snubby and was handed 1 32, 1 38, 1 357, and 1 22lr revolvers. The guy behind the counter obviously had no clue or just didn't care enough to check the caliber before handing it to me. I guess this comes from them hiring college students . They have a nice selection though so you should be able to find something you're interested in. Also, during their sales, they have some good prices. You can see their website at http://www.franklinsofathens.com.

    I did use Georgia Outdoor Sports to do a transfer of a handgun I bought from someone on THR. The people there seemed very nice and helpful. They are just 5 minutes outside of Athens. Their website is at http://www.georgiaoutdoorsportsathens.com/.
     
  9. Byron Quick

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    There used to be a Class III dealer in Athens. They still there?
     
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    Clyde's is good to go (next door to the Police Academy) - great prices on police trade-ins. It and The Firing Lane are the only 2 class-III dealers in Athens that I know of... Maybe Georgia Outdoor Sports is too....
     
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    Nifty! Here I am about to move to Athens GA, and I stumble across this thread.
     
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    For anyone in the area who hasn't done so, they should visit the Firing Lane. The last manager is gone, the owner is now the manager, and he and his wife have done a fair amount of work cleaning up the place. They now participate in both the Glock and Smith and Wesson programs, so there are more and newer rental pistols available.

    Their Web site is http://www.thefiringlane.com
     
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    Athens info

    Franklins is a huge outfit, with some good prices and some bad. Huge selection, above average deals on used guns.

    Georgia Outdoor Sports is a good outfit, about 10 minutes outside town. Good prices and nice people.

    TFL has been around a long time, I was never impressed, but from an earlier post I would be willing to try again.

    Try the pawn shops, college students are always selling stuff, huntign rifles, old handguns etc etc. some good and some bad deals.
     
  14. Raistlin

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    Definitely check the pawn shops. One here in Madison closed its doors recently, and I got a brand-new Mossberg 500A (Accu-Choke barrel, ported) for $245.00.
     
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