Almost Gone ...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Juker, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    It's both daunting and exhilerating at the same time, isn't it?! Moving when you're young is no big deal, by comparison. I can't escape the feeling that we're off on a grand adventure; "clear eyes, full hearts"! :D
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I would experience it for yourself and see. You may find they arent to your liking and then again, you may find your favorite shop. I am sure there are some people that have had bad experiences as well as those that have had good ones. Obviously, the guy is doing something right or he wouldnt be so successful. Let us know how it goes with them. I am just happy you are breaking free from the communist chains and going somewhere else. I hope your happy out there.

  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    It's sad really. A friendly head's up about the business ethics and practices of a firearms shop, turns into....this....kind of thread.

    Do what Double D advocates (doesn't surprise me) patronize a shop that you now KNOW a little more about.

    I could not care less about that shop, one way or the other. Because of the TV show, they will probably end up millionaires, and I DON'T CARE. I was just trying to be helpful.

    If you elect to patronize that shop, and experience anything similar to what I have reported (which I honestly hope you do not have to experience) when that little voice says "I told you so"..........well.....
  4. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    Naw, this was a celebratory thread about escaping Illinois and returning at long last to our beloved Colorado. If you wanted to bash Gunsmoke, you should have started your own thread, to inform everyone here about their wicked practices and evil ways.

    I'm not about to get in a twist because of some anonymous information from a third or fourth party source. When it comes to the internet, I don't believe everything I read, by a long shot. If I did, I'd think Obama was the answer to everything, that Glocks are better than 1911s, and the moon landings were faked. Maybe some guy tried to hit on the wife or daughter, got tossed, and now he goes forum to forum trashing their reputation. I simply do not know. But I do know that I trust my friends and relatives, and my trust is hard to come by.

    Nothing gets to me these days. We're leaving Illinois, and I'm Rocky Mountain high. Juker out. I'll check in after our escape.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Why not give them a try? Because YOU said not to? I dont think so. It doesnt surprise you that I advocate giving someone a chance? Thank you. In every business you will find happy and unhappy customers. If the unhappy outweighs the happy, it normally causes failure. If the business is thriving, there must be a reason. Since I dont know what that is first hand, I must give them the benefit of the doubt. If they are not treating their customers right, it will bite them in the butt and they will eventually fail. But normally businesses dont just thrive if they are screwing everyone. And this thread is all about celebrating Jukers escape from communist rule, not about him finding a new gunshop.

    But, just for the heck of it, here is my outside view of the gunsmoke shop based solely on the TV show. The dad is flaky and is a drama king. He over charges for most everything they do. The bickering between the gunsmiths is annoying to say the least, and him flying around in a helicopter to make gun buys every show is way over the top but cool at the same time. The way he allows his daughter to prance around in her skimpy clothes doesnt say much for his character, but it is all about the ratings. If the show makes them millionaires, more power to them. This is the land of opportunity. As for real life everyday operations, I dont know. It seems like they stock a good number of guns, and a large selection, with alot of hard to find stuff based on what he buys. They have probably taught their fair share of concealed classes. They must have a good relationship with at least some of the locals in order to be thriving. If repairs are taking a long time, its because they must be backlogged. Being backlogged means you are in demand. You dont get to be in demand by screwing everyone. Also, with high overhead and many employees, the higher prices are explained. Overall, I dont know if they would be my first choice or not, but I would stop by and check them out for myself. I probably would prefer a smaller operation but I cant say that for sure without first seeing for myself.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012
  6. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    I have noticed they way over price there fire arms there at gunsmoke.
    might be why the locals don't shop there
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Do we really know the locals dont shop there?
  8. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    But they do way over charge people.
    look at the nascar driver. I do belive he paid $28,000 It might have ben 25,000.
    For 7 guns.

    1) marlin 30/30-$450 new.
    2) mosberg 30/30 $500 new.
    3)mosberg 12ga, home defence. $500 new
    4)ruger 357 mag. $550 new
    5)marlin 10/22 custom stock. $450 new
    6) 375 H&H buy the looks of the sights and no checkering on the stock. It looks to be a CZ550. (the more expensive one for standerd grade) $1,500.
    7) the "sniper rifle" is eather a savage Model 11 FHNS. or a remington 700 SPS Varmint.
    in eather 300wm or .308. by the looks of the cartridge. same price eather way. $650-$750.
    so lets just go with the $750.
    now as for the scope on the "sniper rifle" lets just say they toped it with good glass.
    I didnt see a logo on it. but lets just say $600 bucks.
    now that comes to.....$5,300 bucks and thats going by the top of the price range.

    So the extra $20 grand was for what? becouse I have a tv show.

    Look at the 1911 he made for the ex milatary guy with the custom grips.
    they charged him $10,000!

    Dan could have got him a sweet 1911 and Carl could have mad him some grips. together I bet for under $1,500.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm all for some one making a living. But that is plane and simple taking advantage of some one

    I gess Mr. Nascar should have ben a member here at TFF.
    He would have known then he was being taken advantage of.
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