My First Time

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by BigTK, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. BigTK

    BigTK New Member

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    Hi I go by Bigt, I have not been active on forums or sites similar.
    I have a question on gun stores and the help that you can receive from them?
    I noticed I like the smaller local gun shops - for one I feel I can get a deal, two - I like being able to talk to a certified gunsmith. Why? Because salesmen don't always know the answer
    and they will tell you anything to make their commission - not all but most.
    This is true, especially big stores like Scheels, Cabelas, Bass pro, Dicks, etc... Big box stores suck if you aren't into research and facts, mainly because they can tell you anything.
    So that brings us to local stores, Usually you can get a deal - less overhead and expenses, and honestly they need a sale.. does anyone else notice this? Am I wrong on this subject?
     
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    Thanks orion340!

    Thanks Grizzley1!
     
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    I am a big supporter of indy shops as well. I too find it easier to deal with small shops as often as not, you are dealing with the owner or another qualified person.

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    Hello BigTK and welcome to TFF from San Antonio, Texas. Totally agree with your observation of local "mom & pop" stores in your local area and also your conclusions about big box stores. And one of the most important reasons to buy locally is based on the old axiom that says, "support your local business". Indeed they need the sale.
     
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    Yep, I also like to support the little guys, and they are, many times, much better on price.
     
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    Welcome to TFF BigT.

    I try to do business with the LGSs around here but they have also changed a bit. Two of them only hire youngsters that try to make you think they know it all but in reality they know very little.

    Another one has seasoned employees but they look down their noses at you if you don’t buy a $1100.00 gun.

    On my last purchase I ended up at Sportsman’s Warehouse because they had a great deal and they hire friendly knowledgeable folks, at least around here.
     
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    ny greetings.jpg Totally agree with you about local gun shops. I'm in mine all the time. In fact he puts on his Hawaiian vacation shirt, because i usually spend so much money he can afford to go on vacation after i leave!;)