US Reloading Supply - a company worthy of your business

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by barnfrog, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. barnfrog

    barnfrog Member

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    Just wanted to give a plug for US Reloading Supply. The Reader's Digest condensed version is that they accommodated me when they didn't have to, and according to the conversation I had with them I believe them to be fair and honest.

    The longer version of the story is that I'm in Florida for just a day or two, having brought my mother down to stay with her sister, and will be flying back north tomorrow morning. While here, I dropped my aunt off to pick up her vehicle, and realized US Reloading Supply is practically next door to the dealership. Since I've been looking for .357 Magnum brass but am not truly desperate, I have eschewed the internet in favor of buying in person if I can, and decided to stop in.

    On the door I found a sign that says "Sat 9 - 2. Other times by appointment." I tried the door anyway and found it to be open, so I walked in. As I entered, an employee (apparently the owner) said "Can I help you?" I asked if he had any .357 or .38 brass and he said "Yes, but we're closed right now. We'll be open in the morning." When I told him I would be flying out of Sarasota before they opened, he said ".357 brass is over here." Obviously, it's in his interest to sell me something while I'm there, but not everyone would have accommodated me that way. Some wouldn't even have said anything besides "Sorry, we're closed, come back tomorrow."

    In the ensuing chit-chat as I was checking out, he mentioned that in-person sales are a very small part of his business, and most of their sales are online. He also mentioned that they are one of the few places that ship to Hawaii and Alaska. When I asked why that was, he said he didn't know, since it costs the same to ship to those states via USPS flat rate as it does to CONUS. That's right, according to him, anyone who charges you more to ship to HI or AK via USPS flat rate is doing so because they can.

    Anyway, I walked out of there with 200 pieces of once-fired, cleaned and tumbled brass ($25/100) and 200 Hornady 158-gr XTPs ($33/100) for $115 total. Certainly not pre-COVID prices, but I felt OK paying it since I didn't have to pay shipping of any kind. I will definitely be making an appointment with him when I'm back here in March to pick Mom up and take her north.
     
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  2. H&R Glock

    H&R Glock Member

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    I have shipped (Ebay stuff) to Puerto Rico (us territory) and encountered no different USPS rates.
    There are a few more "GOTCHAS" that the post office does not advertise.
    Check out their "Regional Rate" shipping boxes. Go get 1 or 2 of these "priority Mail" shipping boxes at the post office-they're free.. Next time you ship Priority mail, these boxes are much bigger than smaller boxes and cost the same to ship! Go figure!
    Regional rate boxes have NOTHING to do with postal regions. It's just a name.... Go figure again! :)
     
  3. Rule3

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    Some day I will have to take a long drive and visit them. Don't go there much. Nice beaches for hunting sharks teeth. But most of the big ones have been picked clean along with the shells

    PS: I like your screen name!:)
     
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  4. Highland Lofts

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    When I lived in Upstate New York I use to do a lot of winter time down in Florida.
    I'd stay in ft Myers and fish over on Sanible and stay up in Venice to fish. .Venice is the shark tooth capital. My kids picked up thousands of them down there.
     
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  5. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

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    Sarasota is a good long drive for me. I think this might be the place @bersaguy told me about?? Might have to do it some day just to say howdy. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. barnfrog

    barnfrog Member

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    Nickname given to me by my grandfather when I was still in the crib.
     
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