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Experiences with Online Firearm Dealers

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Airun, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Airun

    Airun [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok everyone what experiences have you had with online dealers? I've purchased two times in the last 6 years from local shops and I just haven't been too impressed with service, pricing, knowledge levels, attitudes etc.

    Obviously its nice to have a name and a face to return to should you experience problems or issues, but I'm just weighing options. I'm looking at XDs/XDms and seeing a huge chasm between online and local shop pricing. What do you guys think? Pros and cons etc......
     
  2. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I've ordered a few guns online via gunbroker with no problems.
    They still have to send it to your local dealer where you will have to pay a transfer fee when you pick it up, so make sure you take that into account for the total cost. Most charge around $30 or so.
    Especially with the big ticket items you can shop nationwide and save major $$$.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Yeah, I saw about a $200 discrepency on one particular item.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Just purchased my AR from Gallery of Guns. Came to local dealer of my choice. Good price and no hassle.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    thanks for replies guys. its good to hear some positive experiences.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    I have bought guns from:
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    Aim Surplus

    All have been great experiences. I will probably never buy a gun locally, due to high prices. I am lucky I have a FFL guy who will do my transfers for 10.00.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    would you recommend any certain dealer for a semi-auto handgun?
     
  9. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    i have bought from budsgunshop.com and was alot cheaper even with ffl transfer fee.it was a really good experience.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    i ordered 2 mosin nagants from J and G sales and that worked out pretty good

    i think i paid like $300 for 2 rifles and almost 500 rounds of ammo
     
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    I ordered a Glock 17 from Buds and got it real quick...really good price too. they've got a massive selection too.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Nice! yeah I'm considering a 17, but a XD or XDm is a little higher on list.
     
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    I’ve bought from Buds. Gallery of guns is another good place. J&G is good. Actually, there are lots of good reputable online dealers. When you find the price you want, ask for experience with that place. I have a G17, but heard nothing negative on the XD’s. There’s a ton of good dependable handguns out there. It almost comes down to personal preference. I’m not partial to any one gun manufacturer. Take a look at the line of Walther P99's.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    Find the gun you want on buds and bring it too your local gunsho and see if they can match plus the cost of FFL transfer and then you dont have to wait.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    So I assume shows have vendors from all over the country. Do the shows provide ffl dealers for your state on-site? And due to waiting period do they mail you the product?
     
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    What is this waiting period you speak of?
     
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    Any time I have bought a gun its been a 20 min wait... they call in your SSN and if your clear you get to go home with your new boom stick.
     
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    Didn't there used to be a 3 day wait? It's been a while....
     
  20. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Oh I see Missouri repealed their's in 2007. I guess the only wait I had last time I purchased (2008), was for the out of state dealer to ship to my local ffl.
     
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