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St. Louis Gun Shops

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David Scott, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. meanmrmustard

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    I’ve got an itch for a CZ75. Are there any strong CZ dealers in St. Louis? I haven’t found any in my neighborhood (St Peters).
     
  3. CZguy

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    I'd check M&M guns in old town St. Peters. All of their stock is depleted right now after all of the panic buying but he has the best cash prices in this area.
     
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    It's been a few months. Most of the madness I guess has faded and it sounds like places are starting to get stocked again. I haven't been out to area shops since the 1st week of January, really just staying away from it all. Has anyone been out recently and could help us all out on availability and pricing of AR parts and Accessories? Would love to find a reasonably priced lower to begin my (long-term)build.

    Thanks!
     
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    I stopped by M&M in St Peters last week. They did show some signs of getting inventory in. But the store was jam packed on a weekday.

    Patience, we're not there yet.
     
  6. jungleking

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    I'm trying to be patient. Just getting harder to do so. With more states falling to the politics it's only a matter of time until Illinois starts starts its own push. If I can at least find the minimum then I should be good.

    Still a good idea to get a gauge on the area. Have been reading in other forums about how other places are starting to show signs of life.
     
  7. Racinfan83

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    I will second this motion! Great little shop! I've bought several from there and you can't beat his prices. Not sure if he is still doing "waiting lists" for specific items - but he will order in something specific if you want. They have a Facebook page as well and will sometimes put up their deals on there. I know the other day they had several guns on special sale - stuff that they had multiples of... And YES they are busy - so if you go just be patient!
     
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    M&M seems to have decent service but I have always found their prices a bit high.

    Best chance of finding a CZ on a whim is probably Grafs, they usually have a couple in the case at all times. If you are willing to wait, Dunn's in Pevely can order direct from CZ and I have found their prices across the board are generally $20-40 better than most shops in town.
     
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    Dunn's rocks. Except their prices a bit perhaps.
     
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    In my view M&M has the best customer service in the area. They start out low on prices, but will go lower still if you pay in cash. If you are buying a used gun, they point out all the flaws before you buy it.

    I would ask for a price for M&M to order one for you. Let us know if you were able to find it cheaper anywhere else.
     
  11. jungleking

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    Only been to M&M once, small place but they were very courteous and the environment was welcoming. Would go back if the drive wasn't so far. probably go through as much in gas for the two trips I would have to make thanks to Illinois bureaucracy, as I would in savings.

    Anybody know about Trojan arms in troy,il? Think that's the name.
     
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    I'm looking to get an FNX-45. Does anyone know a good FN dealer in St. Louis, besides Cabela's?

    Oh, and American Arms Co. or something like that is now open on Manchester in the shopping center between Highview and Hilsdale (~ 3/4 of a mile east of Clarkson). They are on facebook and have been open since October or so of last year. I stopped in last week to check the place out and was told they are building an indoor range a bit to the east of them. Nice guys, but their guns were all priced at MSRP as far as I could tell.
     
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    https://www.fnhusa.com/dealers?sear...radius=50&type=Commercial&submit=Find+Dealers

    I have posted here about LGS before, but without a doubt, Dunn's in Pevely is by far the best. Large selection and prices that are around, or lower than, online stores like Bud's.

    They also almost always have cases of ammo - .357, .45, 9mm, 40, etc..

    Just bought my wife a LCP (new, updated version) for $299. And the ammo prices are good too. IMHO, nobody else is even close.


    https://www.shopdunns.com/
     
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    I know ultimate defense in St. Peter's had a couple of FNX-45s in black and one in dessert tan last time
    I was in there. Might want to give them a call.
     
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    There's also Ruby's Guns in the shopping center right at the intersection of Manchester & Clarkson. Pretty much right next door to Lukas Liqour, a large-ish liquor & wine store with good top-shelf stuff (and plenty of everyday stuff, too).

    I found Ruby's by accident going to Lukas' looking for some good Irish Whiskey for the family St. Patrick's day get together. :rolleyes:

    There's also Defensor Tactical now in Valley Park, in the same shopping center that On Target used to be in.
     
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    Stopped to refill the car the other day in Cedar Hill, MO, about 30 miles out Hwy 30.

    Across the street was a nice, clean brick building--an open gun store.

    They were new to me, and they have been in business for around a year. Their inventory included some of the top shelf S&W revolvers and 1911 models, all new stuff. I liked the guy behind the counter that day, a retired city police officer who goes back to the days when officers carried Colt and Smith .38s.

    The next day I drove back out and picked up a Pro Series L Frame revolver.
     
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    ? high country shooting sports ?
     
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    Graff's in St Charles has a CZ 75 in their case as well.
     
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    This place has a fairly decent selection of accessories, but the prices on the firearms are high (some over MSRP).

    What did they have? Anything used? I'm going to be in that area tomorrow, so I might stop by.
     
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    I thought I would post this for anyone looking for a new Ruger LCP. I went today and bought another one from Dunn's - now for $279.99. I don't work for these folks, or have a horse in the race......just a great deal.

    https://www.shopdunns.com/
     
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    I live in Illinois near St. Louis and was shopping at two local stores today. One is part of a regional chain, the other is a fairly new "sporting goods store". This store has ammo, guns, reloading supplies, some archery equipment, and a lot of fishing supplies. BOTH stores are starting to get some ammo back in but the prices are outlandish!

    The new store had Hornady FTX 110 gr in .357 at $25/20 rds. and Eley .22LR HP's for $7.25/50 rds.!!! :eek:

    Rural King wasn't any better. Remington Golden bulk .22LR was $22/225 rds. :what: and 158 gr JSP in .357 was $35/50 rds.

    I passed on it all - for now.
     
  23. JudgeHolden10

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    Omnibus review (really long)

    Okay, I have done my best to evaluate as many local shops as I possibly can. I have excluded large retail shops because I prefer to spend my money at local places. These evaluations are obviously subjective and limited to my experience (and, as such, they may differ from your experiences), but they are made in a concerted good-faith effort to provide a basic overview of local shops. I think I tend to be biased toward shops with large inventories, so take that into consideration.

    I have been to all of them here, some of them repeatedly, on a quest for a Smith 627. The quest has proven fruitless, but I have a pretty huge basis for comparative evaluation.

    If anyone has more to add, feel free to send me a PM. I will add the review and give you the credit.

    Firearms dealers in or near St. Louis

    Rating: 5 = excellent; 3 = average; 1 = poor

    Graf’s Reloading (Recommended)
    636.946.7468
    923 South 5th,
    Saint Charles, MO 63301-2416

    Last visit: August 2013

    Prices (4.5): reasonable prices as a whole, sometimes discounts for firearms when paying cash. Selection (3): tends to have several dozen handguns, particularly polymer ones. Has some long guns but not many. Has the best selection in the area for reloading. Service (4.5): helpful and knowledgeable. Will help beginning reloaders with advice.

    Smitty’s Sporting Goods (Highly recommended)
    636.586.5839
    13220 Timberwood Lane
    De Soto, MO 63020

    Prices (4): reasonable prices. Benefits from one of the lowest sales tax rates in the area. Selection (5): best selection in the area, ranging from expensive double shotguns (Brownings and Berettas) to every sort of handgun imaginable. Tends to specialize in limited runs of firearms. Best place in the area to look for an obscure or rare firearm, although it might not be on display. Service (5): excellent service, every time. Will spend any amount of time with a customer to ensure customer is satisfied with purchase (I have spent over an hour on each of two firearms purchased there.) Always courteous. Excellent knowledge of firearms, cartridges, and scopes.

    This is my absolute favorite LGS in the St. Louis area. It rocks.

    Last visit: March 2013

    M&M Guns
    636.387.1199
    16 Main Street
    St. Peters, MO 63376

    Prices (3): tend to be slightly higher than other area shops. Selection (3.5): has a good mixture of handguns—mostly semiautomatics—and long guns. Some reloading supplies, holsters, and accessories. Good selection of ammunition. Service (4.5): responds quickly and professionally to customers’ needs. Almost always helpful and courteous. Has a lot of fans.

    Last visit: July 2013

    Ruby’s Guns
    636.527.0480
    15931 Manchester Road
    Ellisville, MO 63011

    Prices (3): mostly reasonable, around the area average. Nothing too high, but no steals, either. Selection (2.5): some long guns, including a decent amount of .22 LRs. Handgun selection is limited, particularly regarding higher-end handguns. Service (n/a): friendly, but not enough experience to rate.

    Last visit: July 2013

    On Target
    636.861.1055
    590 Vance Road
    Valley Park, MO 63088

    Prices (1): high relative to other area stores. Selection (2): limited selection of both handguns and long guns. Few used guns. Service (n/a): left immediately after seeing prices.

    Does have a shooting range.

    Last visit: August 2012

    H&H Guns
    636.456.6118
    115 East Main Street
    Warrenton, Missouri 63383

    Prices (n/a): did not look close enough. Selection (3): decent selection of both handguns and long guns. Some used firearms. Service (4.5): friendly and helpful.

    Last visit: June 2012

    Franklin’s Firearms (Recommended)
    636.528.2124
    #2 Oakley Plaza
    Troy, MO 63379

    Prices (3): variable, although some prices are quite high, particularly on used handguns. However, the owner will negotiate. Selection (4): good selection of handguns. Almost always has some interesting used handguns (particularly old Smith & Wessons) in stock. Long guns range from the occasional higher-end shotgun (Brownings—sometimes old A5s and sometimes doubles) to many used rimfires and centerfires. Stock changes very quickly here. Service (4.5): friendly and helpful. Will order if firearm is not in stock.

    Last visit: June 2013

    Don’s Guns
    636.528.5503
    507 E Cherry Street
    Troy, MO 63379

    Prices (2.5): some good deals here, but a lot tends to be priced higher. Selection (3.5): Good selection of long guns, particularly rifles. Some higher-end rifles. Decent selection of handguns. Service (1.5): have been ignored several times and offered help once. Have heard several instances of obscenities. Not impressed.

    Last visit: June 2013

    Metro Shooting Supplies
    314.993.4867
    11434 St. Charles Rock Road
    Bridgeton, MO 63044

    Prices (1): tend to be higher relative to other area shops. Many firearms at or over MSRP. Selection (4): mostly new firearms. Good selection of revolvers, 1911s, home-defense shotguns, and AR-style rifles. Service (3.5): overall, friendly and knowledgeable.

    Last visit: May 2013

    Nick’s Gun and Pawn (Recommended)
    636.432.0001
    1125 Clock Tower Plaza
    Washington, MO 63090

    Prices (3): around the area average. Selection (5): packed wall-to-wall in this tiny shop without being cluttered. Great selection of handguns and long guns. Has lots of ammunition. Good selection of used firearms, particularly long guns. Service (n/a): friendly but not enough experience to rate.

    Ultimate Defense
    636.278.2825
    590 Turner Blvd
    St Peters, MO 63376

    Prices (3): some firearms are about average, others higher. Selection (3): mostly new firearms. Tends to have many semiautomatic handguns and a few revolvers, rifles, and shotguns. Tends to be focused on personal defense (obviously, right?). Service (4.5): prompt and knowledgeable. Friendly staff members.

    Has many courses available to novice and experienced shooters (owned by LEO). Would recommend courses there. Has a firing range.

    Last visit: December 2012

    The Gun Shop
    636.828.5652
    4648 Hwy Z
    Wentzville, MO 63385

    Prices (3.5): reasonable prices, especially on used firearms. Selection (3): somewhat limited. Hit or miss on what’s in stock. Has a decent selection of used long guns. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate.

    Under new ownership—I believe—since last visit. Information here may be dated.

    Has a gunsmith in the store.

    Last visit: June 2012

    Dunn’s Sporting Goods (Highly recommended)
    636.475.4240
    8733 Commercial Blvd.
    Pevely, MO 63070

    Prices (4): tends to have lower prices relative to other stores. Sometimes has a steal or two. Selection (4.5): good on both handguns and long guns. Usually has a strong selection of polymer semiautomatics, bolt-action rifles, Benelli shotguns, and revolvers. Some used handguns and long guns in stock at most times. Good stock of reloading supplies for those closer to the south of St. Louis. Service (4.5): always friendly and willing to help. Have never been ignored or passed over.

    Last visit: June 2013

    Denny Dennis Sporting Goods
    636.343.9447
    1 Gravois Road
    Fenton, MO 63026

    Prices (3): tends to have slightly higher prices normally, although there are occasionally some excellent deals with sales. Selection (4): good selection of long guns, including bolt actions and semiautomatics. Good selection of handguns, including Ruger, Smith & Wesson, and Kimber. Good selection of 1911s. Some higher-end long guns, including Kimber, Winchester, and Browning rifles, stored in the room at the back. Service (4.5): Consistently prompt.

    Last visit: August 2013

    Mike’s Guns (Recommended)
    636.949.8764
    1964 S Old Highway 94
    St. Charles, MO 63303

    Prices (5): tend to be around the best in the area. Always fair and will sometimes deal. Much higher than other local shops on trades. Ammunition tends to be reasonable or slightly below other shops. Selection (3): has been down since the panic. Has a good selection of new handguns, including Glock, Kahr, and Kimber. Has usually had a good selection of used handguns. Selection of long guns has been limited recently. Service (3.5): Mostly fine when not busy. Have heard complaints from others about service here, but have never had a problem personally.

    Last visit: August 2013

    Nassau Sporting Goods
    636.946.4141
    200 Spring Drive
    St Charles, MO 63303

    Prices (1.5): almost always consistently higher than other shops. Some semiautomatic rifles are priced exceptionally higher than other shops. Not much in the way of negotiation. Selection (3): has a decent selection of handguns, particularly concealable ones. Long guns selection is decent. Service (2): have been ignored on a few occasions.

    Last visit: July 2013

    Trail Creek Trading Company
    314.739.0399
    10902 St Charles Rock Road
    St Ann, MO 63074

    Prices (3): tend to be variable. Sometimes quite good, especially on used handguns. Selection (4): Very interesting but depends on the type of firearm. Great selection of used firearms, particularly double and pump shotguns. Great selection of lever-action rifles. Great selection of old 1911s and antique revolvers. Carries Nighthawk and a few other high-end 1911s. Sometimes good selection of used Smith & Wesson. Overall, a good amount of turnover with the handguns. Service (3): about average. Very knowledgeable about the firearms that they stock. Usually pretty friendly.

    Last visit: June 2013

    Mid America Arms
    314.631.3130
    8205 Gravois Road
    St. Louis, MO 63123-4724

    Prices (2.5): tend to be higher than area average, although only by a little on firearms. Tend to be quite high on ammunition. Selection (4): good selection of handguns, including Ruger and Glock. Decent selection of semiautomatic rifles and home-defense shotguns. Very limited selection of shotguns. Does stock knives, suppressors, and flashlights. Service (4.5): depends slightly on the employee, but tends to be prompt and courteous.

    Last visit: June 2013

    Southside Gun & Pawn
    314.353.1900
    8101 Gravois Road
    St. Louis Missouri 63123

    Prices (4): tend to be competitive, particularly on used long guns. Selection (4): often interesting. Lots of used long guns, including shotguns. Decent selection of semiautomatic rifles, including some commissioned by the shop (I believe). Good selection of new handguns, particularly Glock and Sig Sauer. Selection of used handguns somewhat limited. Service (n/a): friendly, but not enough experience to rate.

    Installing an indoor shooting range as of July 2013.

    Last visit: July 2013

    Top Gun
    636.464.4867
    4075 W Outer Road
    Arnold, MO 63010

    Prices (3): tend to be reasonable on new firearms. Not much in the way of great deals. Selection (4): strong selection of new handguns and good selection of used handguns. Decent selection of long guns, including some lever-actions. Some used brass for sale. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate.

    Does have an excellent indoor shooting facility with wide selection of rentals and easy exchange policy. Good place to shoot before buying.

    Last visit: June 2012

    J&W Firearms
    636.467.5004
    7141 Metropolitan Blvd.
    Barnhart, MO 63012

    Prices (n/a): was only in the store for a short time. Selection (2): limited in both long guns and hand guns. Usual array of polymer handguns, though. Limited selection of accessories. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate. Have heard positive feedback from others, though.

    Last visit: June 2012

    Stone Ledge Gun & Pawn
    636.390.0495
    419 E. 5th Street
    Washington, MO 63090

    Prices (n/a): did not look closely (see service). Selection (2): fairly limited except for decent selection of shotguns. Service (1): was ignored entirely, despite having some interest in buying a firearm that day and no other customers interested in purchasing. Staff spent time shooting the breeze with other people. Not a customer-oriented environment.

    Last visit: July 2012

    Show-Me Tactical
    636.465.0741
    107 Walnut Street
    Festus, MO 63028

    Prices (n/a): slightly higher than normal during my visit; have heard multiple reports of huge price increases during the panic. Selection (3): oriented toward semiautomatic rifles and shotguns. Tends to favor AR-15s and home-defense shotguns. Has suppressors in stock. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate.

    Last visit: August (?) 2012

    Express Pawn & Gun
    573.860.3100
    780 E. Springfield Road
    Sullivan, MO 63080

    Prices (n/a): did not look closely. Selection (1): about twenty handguns and long guns. Some decent selection of ammunition. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate.

    Last visit: June 2013

    High Country Shooting Sports
    636.285.1107
    6595 Mall Drive
    Cedar Hill, MO 63016

    Prices (2.5): tend to be slightly higher than area shops, although most firearms that I saw were still priced under MSRP. Ammunition is fairly high. Selection (4.5): outstanding selection of new handguns, particularly revolvers. Excellent selection of .22 LR handguns, including Rugers. Good selection of Smith & Wessons, including 1911s, J-frames, and N-frames. Decent selection of long guns, mostly rifles. Good selection of accessories, including cleaning supplies. Overall, good place to find a handgun, if not the best place to find a bargain. Service (n/a): friendly, but not enough experience to rate.

    Last visit: August 2013

    American Arms
    636.527.1839
    15531 Manchester Road
    Ballwin, MO 63011

    Prices (1.5): tend to be high on firearms, close to MSRP or higher. Selection (2.5): about average for handguns, but limited in terms of bolt-action rifles and shotguns. Good selection of accessories, including magazines. Service (n/a): friendly, but not enough experience to rate.

    Last visit: July 2013

    Arcadia Sporting Goods
    573.546.7616
    Missouri 21
    Arcadia, MO 63621

    Prices (1): tend to be high, especially on accessories. Selection (4): strong selection of long guns, including bolt-action rifles, semiautomatic rifles, and shotguns. Good selection of new Browning firearms. Some limited reloading accessories. Service (n/a): not enough experience to rate.

    Steele Point Guns
    636.462.4008
    1126 E. Cherry Street
    Troy, MO 63379

    Prices (3): tend to be about average. Selection (2): limited, although occasionally has some interesting used firearms. Does have suppressors in stock (if I recall correctly). Service (4.5): friendly and helpful.

    Last visit: August (?) 2013

    Area shops that are now closed:

    Adventure Shooting Sports in Chesterfield
    Red Brick Shooting Sports in House Springs

    Area (sort of) shops that I have not visited (I would love some more suggestions about places that are around the periphery of St. Louis):

    Pawn King in Arnold (?)
    Lemay Pawn & Gun in South St. Louis (?)
    Osage County Guns (?)
    Express Pawn & Gun in Potosi (?) Have heard some interesting stuff about prices, but it's too far for me to travel just for that

    I sincerely hope that this helps some of you here. If it proves helpful, maybe (please, please, please) you can repay me by letting me know when you locate my Holy Grail of revolvers :D (see my signature).
     
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    I've been to several of these shops. You did a nice job of compiling the info here. I have to say however - that M&M in old town St Peters deserves at least a "recommended" rating. I have bought several guns from them since they opened. The shop is small - but very well stocked - and moves a TON of guns. Prices are better then any of the "big box" sporting goods stores - and as good or better then most others. And he will give you a discount for paying cash. He has ammo and magazines in there that you can't find even online. And cheaper in some cases. If you are looking for something specific - let them know and they will try to find it for you. A lot to be said for a small family run shop - where they know you by name....
     
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    I just visited Arcadia Sporting Goods last Thursday (8/8/13) and found not one but two KelTec KSG shotguns (one came home with me).

    The prices were a tad higher than MSRP, but for a small country store/gas station/gun & archery store in a rural setting, they weren't unreasonable, and the staff are super nice.

    I picked up my KSG for $1,128 w/tax; I've seen better (when I've even seen a KSG!), and I've also seen a LOT worse, esp. on places like GunBroker, etc.
     
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