Re: Revolver Value
Sometimes folks who are not in business themselves simply don't understand, but dealers really do like to keep the store open and feed their families. To do that, they have to make a profit and a reasonable one. Maybe "kitchen table" dealers can sell at a small markup, but they might not be around if the gun needs work or has to be returned under warranty. And they don't stock ammo, accessories, cleaning supplies, and the other stuff you just might want. And since they usually maintain no stock, you have no selection to choose from - you order it, you buy it, like it or not.
FWIW, markup on guns is pretty much in line with markups on other sporting goods; there is room to deal, but if a dealer routinely gives special prices to his friends, he soon will be out of business.