The only 2 chain stores we have here is GM andI Academy. I was looking for a Taurus 709, academy price was $300, but not in stock. LGS was $450!!! GM was $330. The service at GM was much better than the academy. While I was doingppaperwork the sales guy went and grabbed a little 22 rifle for my 8yr old son to look at. When paperwork was completed, while he was doing background ck me and my son wondered off looking around. He came and found me, letting me know everything was ready to go.
I'll gladly pay 10% more service. The guys at academy always seem like I'm bothering them when I ask to see a gun or ask a question