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2013-03-08 12:45:41 AM  
Neat concept. Most gun stores are very workmanlike, and it can be uncomfortable for someone looking to buy a gun only to have to walk up to a guy standing in front of a glass case. It can be very stressful, like buying a car. This seems pretty laid back. I like it.
 
2013-03-08 01:11:15 AM  
And while you're relaxing with your coffee, could you please fill out this background check/psychological evaluation packet?

/thank you
//refills are free
 
2013-03-08 04:40:05 AM  
Please Rage and Alcohol is much better
 
2013-03-08 04:42:43 AM  
I do believe that the beans are Assgo Coffee Beans.  You know what they say:  Assgo beans make your assgo boom.
 
2013-03-08 04:47:50 AM  
Now if I could just get a lap dance during breaks at the range... that would be the shizz!
 
2013-03-08 04:59:31 AM  

albatros183: Please Rage and Alcohol is much better


i side with alcohol!

/Rage is the mitigating factor.
 
2013-03-08 05:01:27 AM  
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2013-03-08 05:16:11 AM  
I think a store that sells guns and Meth would be amusing.
 
2013-03-08 05:22:52 AM  
Meh, it's a gun shop with a waiting period lounge.

If you had the right connections I bet the Purdey sales room would be properly impressive. And there'd certainly be tea.

/As there should be for guns starting at $10k
 
2013-03-08 05:54:11 AM  

wildcardjack: Meh, it's a gun shop with a waiting period lounge.

If you had the right connections I bet the Purdey sales room would be properly impressive. And there'd certainly be tea.

/As there should be for guns starting at $10k


For guns in that price range you might as well have your manservant do the paperwork for you.

I'd be curious how things work in this place tho, since I've heard lots of people (especially women) say traditional stores can be intimidating.
The usual gun owner demographic comes to oogle the hardware and put lead down range. But to a buyer just looking for a self defense piece, I can see why rows of big iron on display might be off putting.
 
2013-03-08 05:55:10 AM  
So they're going with the Border's Book Store business model?

Good luck to 'em,
 
2013-03-08 06:17:28 AM  
If your gun store has nice leather furniture, then you might be paying too much.
 
2013-03-08 06:28:16 AM  
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2013-03-08 06:42:03 AM  
Yay Sarasota!
 
2013-03-08 07:20:05 AM  
i'll just smoke some marijuana and make the couch my new home (i'm unemployed)

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2013-03-08 07:28:25 AM  
FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.
 
2013-03-08 07:29:22 AM  

wildcardjack: Meh, it's a gun shop with a waiting period lounge.

If you had the right connections I bet the Purdey sales room would be properly impressive. And there'd certainly be tea.

/As there should be for guns starting at $10k


Towards the end of last year a gun store in Tampa, FL opened with a section like that. Its their "high end room". Its mostly shotguns and hunting rifles, ungodly priced ones at that.You can see into it from the regular retail floor, but its walled in with glass and locked of course. Very nice high back chairs, large fancy desk, display cases with the high end guns. Id imagine entry to it involves showing your mid grade or higher Rolex.

The whole store is nice, with decent prices. However, I prefer the nice mom and pop gun shop near me. Friendly knowledgeable folks, great prices, awesome trade in allowances. Great stock for a small shop as well.
 
2013-03-08 07:33:13 AM  

wildcardjack: Meh, it's a gun shop with a waiting period lounge.

If you had the right connections I bet the Purdey sales room would be properly impressive. And there'd certainly be tea.

/As there should be for guns starting at $10k


Meh.

Back when I was a teen, I used to cut the grass of a guy who sold pristine, top-of-the-line English double rifles through the mail from his house.  Like $60,000 in 1984 top-of-the-line.  I once held a gun that was more expensive then the house I was living in at the time.

He was pretty unassuming, and had a great sense of humor.  He also had a Wurlitzer theater organ, with the console in his living room and the actual 12 tons of pipes and crap in his basement.
 
2013-03-08 07:34:44 AM  

Basily Gourt: FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.


Maybe you should have squirreled away a bit of ammo instead of just purchasing what you immediately need.  You know, for a rainy day.
 
2013-03-08 07:39:49 AM  

dittybopper: Basily Gourt: FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.

Maybe you should have squirreled away a bit of ammo instead of just purchasing what you immediately need.  You know, for a rainy day.


Just to clarify, with the exception of .22 LR, I'm in the same boat you are, although I have enough black powder to shoot another 100+ shots with the flintlock, and perhaps 7 or 8 of the .535" balls and about 30 or so of the .530" balls.  Plenty of patch material, lube, and flints.

I don't like the .530 balls, though, because I have to use pillow ticking instead of linen for the patches, and it's just not as accurate with that load.
 
2013-03-08 07:44:21 AM  

Basily Gourt: FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.


An AR-15 has never been high up on my list of stuff to get (I have an FS2000 for my 5.56 needs), but hopefully this gun nonsense will die down, and then Hillbilly Earl will realize that the 12 ARs he's been hoarding are not going to bring him retirement, and I'll pick one up on the cheap.

It would be nice, though,  to walk into a Walmart and find something other than 50 boxes of birdshot and one box of 30-06.
 
2013-03-08 07:47:25 AM  
Is this the shop that's catty-corner to Little Joe's Italian Beef?  Talk about loud BOOMS
 
2013-03-08 08:17:35 AM  
I'm wondering if a combo cigar bar - gun shop would be a hit.
 
2013-03-08 08:29:26 AM  

StrikitRich: I'm wondering if a combo cigar bar - gun shop would be a hit.


combination medical marijuana bar, gun shop
 
2013-03-08 08:58:10 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: StrikitRich: I'm wondering if a combo cigar bar - gun shop would be a hit.

combination medical marijuana bar, gun shop


even better
 
2013-03-08 09:03:49 AM  

MythDragon: It would be nice, though,  to walk into a Walmart and find something other than 50 boxes of birdshot and one box of 30-06.


My wife called me at work the other day, saying they were stocking ammo at the local Wal*Mart, and asking if I needed anything.  I said yeah, but I'd have to look for myself because I know what my guns like to shoot, and trying to explain bullet weights in grains and flat-based spitzers vs. boat-tails over the phone to her wasn't really an option.  She said there were three people in line waiting to buy already.

Yeah, it's like that.
 
2013-03-08 09:06:22 AM  
Some of us buy large quantities of ammo,  because we shoot large quantities of ammo. Nothing to go to the gun club and shoot off 200 rounds of .22, 50 of .17 HMR in one sitting.
 
2013-03-08 09:08:27 AM  
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2013-03-08 09:11:54 AM  

MythDragon: hopefully this gun nonsense will die down, and then Hillbilly Earl will realize that the 12 ARs he's been hoarding are not going to bring him retirement


His profits would depend on lefties dropping the idea that the shape of a rifle defines its evil EVIL! ness,  and this is something they haven't given up on for the last fifty years.     Since their tactics don't work on crime there will always be another "reasonable law" coming down the pipe. Every move made, from background checks to feature limits, raises demand.

I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg, especially if gun owners don't make themselves heard in 2014. An actual law would make the market go nuclear.

/With IMI and Izhmash jumping into the game to produce new kinds of evil shaped rifles, there's going to be more variety in our evil soon.
/This might sate some of the immediate demand, but I don't think Americans will ever get tired of having an excuse to buy guns.
 
2013-03-08 09:26:36 AM  

Basily Gourt: FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.


I am also suffering under the panic-buy landscape, but I think your rage details need calibration. Looking at prices on armslist and at gun shows; at people walking out of WalMart and Cabela's with carts stuffed with random ammo; at the friggin disappearance of .22 goddamn longrifle.

These are classic speculators. Some think they're going to have a gold mine after everything's banned (which isn't going to happen). The rest see prices jumping, don't know shiat about the product but start buying to get on board, driving the prices up further.

We don't see more people shooting, so once manufacturers catch up on the supply side and level out prices a bit, we may see a sudden crash as folks try to unload their investment purchases while they can still profit.
 
2013-03-08 09:34:16 AM  

way south: His profits would depend on lefties dropping the idea that the shape of a rifle defines its evil EVIL! ness,  and this is something they haven't given up on for the last fifty years.


So far, it's looking like the outright/component bans are on the skids.  Things have been changing tack to pursue the "Universal Background Check" avenue.
 
2013-03-08 09:54:43 AM  

Pick: Some of us buy large quantities of ammo,  because we shoot large quantities of ammo. Nothing to go to the gun club and shoot off 200 rounds of .22, 50 of .17 HMR in one sitting.


200 rounds isn't "a large quantity" by any means. I routinely shoot 3k+ rounds over a weekend. I reload though.
 
2013-03-08 09:59:53 AM  
Well sure!  A 3,000 round magazine would be ridiculous!
 
2013-03-08 10:06:26 AM  
Funny. here in Vermont, you can swing into a gas station, buy a cup of coffee, order a sammich or a pizza, grab a six pack of beer or a bottle of wine, and pick up a box of ammo at the check out.

What are you stocking up on ammo for?
 
2013-03-08 10:10:23 AM  

stevarooni: Well sure!  A 3,000 round magazine would be ridiculous!


Ha! Haven't shot soda out my nose in many years. It still kinda sucks.
 
2013-03-08 10:17:11 AM  
:D  Glad to help you clean your sinuses, Drewogatory.

I might like to get into reloading, but being an apartment-dweller has its limitations.  I don't think that this factory ammo shortage is going to last too much longer, though; even hoarders have budgetary limitations.  I was gobsmacked, though, to see 880-round 7.62x54r selling at 58¢ a round the other day.  Seriously?!?
 
2013-03-08 10:20:03 AM  

stevarooni: :D  Glad to help you clean your sinuses, Drewogatory.

I might like to get into reloading, but being an apartment-dweller has its limitations.  I don't think that this factory ammo shortage is going to last too much longer, though; even hoarders have budgetary limitations.  I was gobsmacked, though, to see 880-round 7.62x54r selling at 58¢ a round the other day.  Seriously?!?


I'm more worried about components. Especially primers. Powder at least you have some options in the same burn rate range.
 
2013-03-08 10:25:39 AM  
My choice would be a big, fat blunt liberally sprinkled with Chinese

stevarooni: Well sure!  A 3,000 round magazine would be ridiculous!


White heroin.
But, that's just me.
 
2013-03-08 10:26:21 AM  

jso2897: My choice would be a big, fat blunt liberally sprinkled with Chinesestevarooni: Well sure!  A 3,000 round magazine would be ridiculous!

White heroin.
But, that's just me.


Ok. Another cup of coffee before I try to post more.
 
2013-03-08 11:00:30 AM  
However you want to "reload", jso2897.  Just...don't toke and post!  (Or shoot, for that matter.)
 
2013-03-08 11:17:54 AM  

drewogatory: I'm more worried about components. Especially primers. Powder at least you have some options in the same burn rate range.


Yeah, I was pretty well prepared for this shortage with respect to primers and most other things after getting burned the last time around.  Overall, I could weather another year or so plus most of my shooting is 20 caliber stuff, which is not hit as hard as the 22 caliber items.  That being said,  I am short on one specific type of powder for my newest rifle.  Need a very fast burning powder, but on the plus side, it only takes about 18 grains per round.
 
2013-03-08 11:27:43 AM  

drewogatory: I'm more worried about components. Especially primers. Powder at least you have some options in the same burn rate range.


You can reload primers also.

Most likely, any ban or tax on ammo components wouldn't apply to percussion caps, generally used by people who shoot antique or replica muzzleloaders, which aren't considered "firearms" under federal or state laws, generally.

Each percussion cap is essentially a primer without an anvil.  You can gently pry the priming compound out and re-use it in a conventional primer.

Also, you could look at caps for toy guns.  It's basically the same stuff.

About 4 years ago there was a "primer shortage", and some reloaders figured out a couple different alternate ways to make reliable primers if they absolutely had to.
 
2013-03-08 11:42:39 AM  
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2013-03-08 11:43:21 AM  

stevarooni: Well sure!  A 3,000 round magazine would be awesome ridiculous!


FTFY
 
2013-03-08 01:22:23 PM  

ArmagedDan: Basily Gourt: FTA- "What's also unique is that a gun shop would open now when firearms and ammo are becoming harder to get. People are stocking up since legislators are examining ways of reforming gun control laws."

I for one can't wait for the coming glut of "Craigslist ammo". All you assholes stocking up for the day the swat team comes to your house to take your guns, will sell your house one day, dig out your stockpile of ten thousand rounds of 357, and decide that maybe you bought a bit more than you needed.

In the meantime, thanks a lot, jackasses. I have guns that I've been shooting for years that are gathering dust because of you idiots acting like panicked survivalists.

Assholes, every one of you.

I am also suffering under the panic-buy landscape, but I think your rage details need calibration. Looking at prices on armslist and at gun shows; at people walking out of WalMart and Cabela's with carts stuffed with random ammo; at the friggin disappearance of .22 goddamn longrifle.

These are classic speculators. Some think they're going to have a gold mine after everything's banned (which isn't going to happen). The rest see prices jumping, don't know shiat about the product but start buying to get on board, driving the prices up further.

We don't see more people shooting, so once manufacturers catch up on the supply side and level out prices a bit, we may see a sudden crash as folks try to unload their investment purchases while they can still profit.


Sold my old AR setup for a hefty (doubled the money I paid NEW for it) amount and have now secured an AR for myself and my FIL at reasonable prices.  I have another on order that I'm going to resell at a profit, but if the market tanks in the next two weeks I'm sure I can still unload it for what I paid for it.

/Panic-buying fools are just that, fools.
 
2013-03-08 03:01:14 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: [i262.photobucket.com image 400x397]


Try Ruff's Liquor & Sporting Goods in Flagstaff, AZ.  And by "Sporting Goods" they mean guns and ammo.
 
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