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Old 09-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...Id=10051&Nao=0

I have not bought a new (from store) gun in a while but if Academy can get these guns on the web site the prices seem pretty dang good.

I've owned S&W, Glock and Beretta. Never a Taurus, how are they now days?
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Couple of suggestions.
First---> the sales people at ACADEMY know next to nothing about firearms. If you ask them a question they would rather BS you than simply say "sorry sir,I don't know". Optics....even less. I witnessed a "hey dude" salesman mount a scope backwards for a buyer,another mounted the scope rotated 90deg to the right and the windage adjustment was facing DOWN.

Second ---> if you are going the "big store" route,check the prices at Wal-Fart. Specifically,ask to see their Firearms special order book. I would be willing to bet that they could beat ACADEMY.

Third ---> After checking the prices at these stores,check with the smaller,local stores. IMO you should give them your business IF(!)they will match the big chain store prices. Remember,for the most part,you cannot take a gun back to the bigger chain stores if you have a problem. CAUTION: There are a couple of the smaller stores that will sometimes give you a ration of chit if you try to take a defective gun back to them. Ask them about this BEFORE you buy from them. There are also a couple of the local stores that will try to tell you what you want/need. Personally,I do not put up with this. I do my homework before I set out to buy. I know more about the product than the salesperson does. MUCH MORE !! --- SAWMAN

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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If there's something specific you're interested in talk to Tim @ Baywatch. He just ordered an LCR for me for way cheaper than I could find anywhere else local or online. Plus with Tim your supporting a local business and forum member!
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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+ 1 with Baywatch
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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Couple of suggestions.
First---> the sales people at ACADEMY know next to nothing about firearms. If you ask them a question they would rather BS you than simply say "sorry sir,I don't know". Optics....even less. I witnessed a "hey dude" salesman mount a scope backwards for a buyer,another mounted the scope rotated 90deg to the right and the windage adjustment was facing DOWN.

Second ---> if you are going the "big store" route,check the prices at Wal-Fart. Specifically,ask to see their Firearms special order book. I would be willing to bet that they could beat ACADEMY.

Third ---> After checking the prices at these stores,check with the smaller,local stores. IMO you should give them your business IF(!)they will match the big chain store prices. Remember,for the most part,you cannot take a gun back to the bigger chain stores if you have a problem. CAUTION: There are a couple of the smaller stores that will sometimes give you a ration of chit if you try to take a defective gun back to them. Ask them about this BEFORE you buy from them. There are also a couple of the local stores that will try to tell you what you want/need. Personally,I do not put up with this. I do my homework before I set out to buy. I know more about the product than the salesperson does. MUCH MORE !! --- SAWMAN
I agree with you on all points.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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Has any body bought from" USA PERFORMANCE". I've been bothering them for about a year ,trying on guns and pricing them and to be honest they haven't once been rude and have answered every and any question I have had . Next gun I buy will be through them ... There prices are pretty darn good to.
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I have bought from USA Perf. Good guys, seemed interested in earning the sale from me.
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.......and highly recommend them. They will call for availability while you are standing there. They are very courteous and knowledgeable. I was there just last week when I found Baywatch closed(again).

I have tried to do business with Tim quite a few times and the doors were locked when his hours of operation sign said he was supposed to be open. Last time, just last week. That will probably be it for me.

He is a nice enough person but I personally believe that his business has wandered. Is he a gun shop or a parachord bracelet maker. With the knife sharpening,green egg paraphernalia,$500 ice chests,there isn't allot for me to go in there for anymore. He needs to decide what path he is gonna take and stick with it. He has gotten my business in the past, but after packing up my stuff, taking it down,only to find him closed, probably not again.

He definitely needs to replace his hours of operation sign with one that simply states....."Call before you come,I could be elsewhere doing other stuff". Would suggest that you drop in during the hours of operation that is posted,"at your own risk". --- SAWMAN
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.......and highly recommend them. They will call for availability while you are standing there. They are very courteous and knowledgeable. I was there just last week when I found Baywatch closed(again).

I have tried to do business with Tim quite a few times and the doors were locked when his hours of operation sign said he was supposed to be open. Last time, just last week. That will probably be it for me.

He is a nice enough person but I personally believe that his business has wandered. Is he a gun shop or a parachord bracelet maker. With the knife sharpening,green egg paraphernalia,$500 ice chests,there isn't allot for me to go in there for anymore. He needs to decide what path he is gonna take and stick with it. He has gotten my business in the past, but after packing up my stuff, taking it down,only to find him closed, probably not again.

He definitely needs to replace his hours of operation sign with one that simply states....."Call before you come,I could be elsewhere doing other stuff". Would suggest that you drop in during the hours of operation that is posted,"at your own risk". --- SAWMAN
How is the inventory at USA, I know they can order what you want but Im the person who likes to buy then and there. I have heard nothing but good from these people and would like to stop by next time Im in town. My biggest thing is if they have bolt actions rifles in stock thats my downfall, I will buy them up if its something I dont have and want.

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Old 09-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #10
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Where are they located?
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