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What companies are still in your favor/will you continue to use after all this hoopla

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  1. bhhacker

    bhhacker Member

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    I feel like almost every company ive used for buying anything firearm related really kind of put it to me and everyone else with jacking up of prices and other skullduggery in general.


    What companies did you find that still "kept it real" with their offerings so i can offer my business to them instead of the gougers?
     
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    MidwayUSA
     
  3. PCCUSNRET

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    Cabelas.
     
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    I think Midway and Brownells have been fair during the panic.
     
  5. RFMan

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    Bravo Company
    Primary Arms
    Rainier Arms
    White Oak Armament
    Brownells
    Midway
    Magpul
    Etc
    :)
     
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    MidwayUSA
    Missouri Bullet Company
    Berry's Manufacturing
    Powder Valley
     
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    Midway, Brownells, Sportsmans Guide, Primary Arms, J&T Distributing (Doublestar).
     
  8. Sgt_R

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    There are many, but these guys will get my money first:

    Midway
    Larue
    Bravo Company
    Palmetto State Armory
    One Source Tactical
    Magpul
     
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  9. rdhood

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    The only company that I wont do business with is Cheaper than Dirt. They showed their true colors in 2008. I have not done business with them since then. This time around, they only reaffirmed my position.

    Everyone else: MidwayUSA, PSA, Brownells, MidSouthShootersSupply, Cabelas, and many more all have done their best.
     
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    Cabelas
     
  11. holdencm9

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    First and foremost: MAGPUL

    I have always been a fan of their stuff, but after the way they have fought in Colorado, orchestrating the "Colorado Airlift" and regardless of where they end up, I will go out of my way to buy Magpul stuff from now on.

    Brownell's
    Powder Valley
    MidwayUSA
    Palmetto State Armory
    Cabela's
    Fleet Farm
     
  12. ambidextrous1

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    I don't boycott any business for any reason; it's not possible to anticipate the (possibly negative) consequences of a boycott.

    I may show a preference for some businesses, but I won't spend the extra time and money that may be necessary to boycott a company.
     
  13. Outlaw Man

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    At least one LGS has participated in the recent price gouging, though I think much of it is because they are very new and don't have the established supply lines the others do. For now, I'm cautiously giving them the benefit of the doubt. The others have done a very good job of keeping their prices down by limiting sales. On the national level, Midway and others have seemed to be doing the same.

    I will also continue to be a Magpul customer. They have clearly been on the front lines of this fight. There are several others who made very vocal statements, but no one has had to put their money where their mouth is quite like our friends in Colorado.
     
  14. Girodin

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    I wouldn't have bought from one source tactical before all this started and nothing has changed. I'll leave out the two pages that could be said about Gabe and why he is not the type of person I would ever knowingly do business with and simply note I have never seen a thing there for sale that I wanted, which couldn't be had for less somewhere else.

    PSA definately raised their prices during all the panic. I wont say whether they were right or wrong to do so but unlike say midway I say a notable rise in PSA's prices. They are still up in fact.

    I'm with you on Magpul, midway, and Larue though. Midway not only didn't price gouge even the most sought after items, but also donated $1 million to the NRA-ILA. Magpul again not only didn't price gouge but was very active in the fight for gun rights. I'd be inclined to buy a magpul item over any similar product.

    I'm the same. There have been several times over the last 4 years or so that I have happily spent a dollar or two more to buy the same item from another company. I can easily afford a dollar more and would much rather give my money to other companies.
     
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    All the ones I've been pleased with are already mentioned above. I've bought primers from Midway and Natchez in the last 2-3 weeks at the same prices as 2-3 months ago. They were only in stock for 4-5 minutes, but they didn't gouge me.
     
  17. TarDevil

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    CTD is the only one that I can say for certain will never see my money.

    I've kinda revised some of my thinking about price changes. The reality is, some small shops and ranges are going out of business due to this shortage, and there's no doubt the survivors are hurting. If we want outlets for gun related stuff, it just may be an evil necessity that they increase prices.
     
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    They are all in my favor and I will continue to use all of those for whom my needs are met at prices i am willing to pay - doesn't matter what they did before, during or after. They are in business to make money and STAY in business.

    Everyone whining about gouging needs to watch this video

    All for crucifying the guy who raised his price should be thanking him, because he was able to cut the demand by those who would buy it all and then scalp it on gunbroker
     
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    I did not see Widener's listed, so I must add them to the list. They have been among the most faithful over the years for me.
    Also Top Brass and Apex Brass.
    RCBS and Dillon.
    I'm sure there's a few more I just can't remember at the moment.
     
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    Bravo
    Brownells
    Cabelas
    Midway
    Magpul
    Larue
     
  22. SigSour

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    Pretty much the same.
    Brownells
    MidwayUSA
    Cabelas
    Magpul for sure


    Bulkammo.com goes into my trash bin.
     
  23. HOOfan_1

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    I haven't bought anything gun related in the panic...but I watched prices

    Midway and Brownells (well I did backorder with them 3 months ago...still waiting...)..also Berry's all kept their prices good.


    Berry's is my favorite, but they don't sell much other than bullets and a few other reloading components.
     
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    Midway, JSE Surlpus, Academy Sports, and yes I have to include Wally World because I bought my Colt AR at pre SH prices.
     
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    Whichever has what I need or from whichever I can build an order of many things at the best price when I need to order it. I don't boycott any firearms or accessories companies. I avoid GM and Chrysler products, but that's about the extent of my boycotting.
     
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