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Old November 27, 2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Best online gun shop?

I'm looking to purchase a new GP100 in a 3 inch and no local gun shops have it in stock. What sites are the best online stores that you have delt with? What do I need to know before buying this revolver online? Any help is appreciated.
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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check out gallery of guns, just made my first buy from them. they had the best price
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Old November 27, 2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Is it just me or does Gallery of Guns look like a wholesaler and not a retailer?

The two biggest shops online are Budsgunshop.com and Impactguns.com. The thing you need to know is who you are going to have the gun shipped to. I know Buds will have lists of FFL's they have shipped to in the past, which is good because they already have the license on hand so they can ship faster. But the important thing to know is how your FFL handles these transactions, so a call or visit should be in order. The online shop will ship it to him, he will conduct the background check and transfer it to you.

When I ordered a rifle from Buds they shipped to an FFL near me they already had on file. I ordered it on a Sunday and signed for it on Wednesday.
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Old November 27, 2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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g of g is a retailer, just like buds there is a list at checkout of ffl's that are on file with them.
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Old November 27, 2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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On line guns?

Dont buy online,buy the time you pay your local FFL plus shipping your right back to the price it would be at a local shop. Most FFL holders around here charge about $50 sometimes alittle less but not much. several yrs ago i bought an AK on gunbroker and when i got it was a jamomatic, i got it straight for an. exta $300 over asking price( and a ak smith fix it) and the guy(seller) was a total you no what? Kinda soured me on online weapons sales still does, although Buds seem to have a fine rep and do not charge shipping at this time but did in the past. If i did buy online it would be from a dealer like that,no private online sales for me never again. Cant see it or hold it first(and inspect) i dont buy it. Most local shops will special order for you with some cash down though, oh yeah if you do order through a local FFL inspect the weapon befor you sign the paper work accepting it,just might save you an enormous headache the next few days. Just my opinion. Once burned you never forget, if the gun is brand new it is the manufactures fault, NOT and i repeat the dealer or FFL fault but any good company will accept a return for another but you usually have to do it fast and unfired. Good luck.
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Old November 27, 2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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I've heard Jet Guns is very good. I've used Bud's without issues. ymmv
My local FFL charges $20 for up to 4 guns at one time and no sales tax on shipped in from out of state guns.
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Old November 27, 2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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It's hard to beat buds. Another good one is Summit Gun Brokers. They have some great prices if you can find what your looking for.
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Old November 27, 2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Ive been looking at buds guns for the transaction so thank you all for the feedback.

rshanneck2002- I would buy local but none of my local shops have them in stock. There are a couple who say they will order it in ( one quoted 2-3 weeks the other said two days) bit I've heard people around here having problems with these two shops.
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Old November 27, 2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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Buying online doesn't hurt your local shops anyway. It is 25 or so bucks for 15 minutes of work with no inventory costs. I have once in my life been told by a gun shop "we don't do transfers so just buy the gun from us instead", so I just went somewhere else.
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Old November 27, 2011, 08:13 PM   #10
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Have had good luck with Impact and also with Buds. FFL charge here is $25 at the range I go to.

The local trap club does not charge members for FFL services but is not always open to take deliveries and that can get a bit problematic.
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Old November 27, 2011, 08:21 PM   #11
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buying

I have 5 major gun stores in my area of roughly 20 mi,comes in handy and have bought and sold with all of them at one time or the other. I prefer two of them as they let customers use 6 mo lay away and it allows alot more people to buy(and hide from their spouses). I got burned bad on the SAR-3 i bought off of a private dealer several yrs ago and never used Gunbroker or Gunsamerica again. It wasnt their fault it was MINE for trusting someone in Kansas of all places. Paid top dollar for the AK at the time and got burned real good,had to almost completely have it rebuilt. Just use your common sense. Buds seem to be very good but i have come across a few complaints about them,but as i said it was more of a manufactures fault. I have never bought any weapons but have bought other items and they where very fast about delivery. Good luck?
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Old November 27, 2011, 08:21 PM   #12
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No gunbroker?
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Old November 27, 2011, 08:24 PM   #13
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I've only used BudsGunShop,,,

But 4 guns later they have always done me right.

The longest wait was when I ordered on a Monday morning,,,
I received the gun that Friday at Noon.

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Old November 27, 2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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I saved a lot of money buying online

I would like to support my LGS. But in the case of my Glock 17L they were charging $699.00, plus tax ($48.93), plus $5.00 IL processing fee...

That's $752.93 versus $621.49 total I paid ordering it from goingquiet.com in Florida

I paid $600 for the pistol with zero shipping costs. I paid $20.00 for the FFL transfer. And I paid $1.41 for faxing the info to my FFL dealer because he wasn't high-tech enough to do stuff electronically. So that's $621.49 total versus 752.93 for LGD.

I can't drop a 130+ dollars into their till in the name of supporting them.

I would have given them the 20 bucks for the transfer, but they wanted $75.00

OK, whatever

I am so thankful that I still live in a free capitalistic economy

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Old November 27, 2011, 11:20 PM   #15
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I can't drop a 130+ dollars into their till in the name of supporting them.

I would have given them the 20 bucks for the transfer, but they wanted $75.00
I was all ready to answer that earlier post about "not saving money ordering online" but you pretty well covered it!

And as somebody else said, it also comes down to availability. The VAST majority of the guns I buy I would never see in a local gun store. The always have lots of deer rifles and generic hunting shotguns but not much else. If I want to buy S&W revolvers from the 50's and 60's, I have to go online.

And I only pay $20 for transfer fees. And my local sales tax is 9.5%. If I order from Bud's or gunbroker, I avoid the sales tax. Which would be WAY more than my $20 transfer fee.

I have bought guns locally or the big Tulsa Gun Show but I bet my ratio is somewhere around 90% internet, 10% local. I can't imagine not buying guns from gunbroker just because I had one problem! I've had problems on Craigslist before but I still use them to sell my goats, chickens, ducks, and other livestock!

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Old November 28, 2011, 09:59 PM   #16
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Bud's Gun Shop.
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:15 AM   #17
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:51 AM   #18
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Another vote for Bud's.
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Old November 29, 2011, 11:13 AM   #19
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My local range charges... wait for it... $60. Paying over $200 for one year's membership makes it $50. The membership gives you a bit of a discount on non-gun items and gives you free Wed and Thursday (I believe) range time. But the membership is one per person, so you need one for each person in your family, including your kids.

Ripoff? Yep. But they know they're the only place people can go.
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:57 PM   #20
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Buds to my FFL $10.00 and NO TAX Which on a $Iooo. gun is big savings.
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:14 PM   #21
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Old November 29, 2011, 10:22 PM   #22
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I'm looking to purchase a new GP100 in a 3 inch and no local gun shops have it in stock.
Did you ask if they could order one for you from their distributor?

Sorry folks, Bud's is not the do-all, be-all in gun shops. my local guy can order from his distributor and get guns in faster than Bud's, AND he beats their price EVERY time. If you do not ask, you will never know
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Old November 30, 2011, 04:43 AM   #23
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I do Bud's for most of my online stuff but occassionally use Davidsons (Gallery of Guns). On Bud's I don't pay sales tax I don't pay sales tax but pay a $15.00 transfer fee. On Davidsons I pay sales tax but no transfer fee.

Davidsons has a lifetimre warranty on the guns they sell and they carry "dealer exclusives" that you can't get anywhere else. I just picked up my newest buy from them yesterday. It's a Smith & Wesson Performance Center version of the Model 637. Since it's from the S&W's Performance Center it's already had a trigger job. You can see it here:

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/d...px?item=178024

It was worth the extra money to get it from Davidsons in this case.

I also occasionlly use Atlantic Firearms. For AK rifles they're very easy to work with and a lot like Bud's. Bud's, though, overall gets the majority of my business.
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Old November 30, 2011, 09:14 AM   #24
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im in ca. and just did the paperwork on a guns of gallery pistol yesterday. the shop owner told me that they have to collect sales tax for any internet purchase on the value of the gun now. he showed me a letter from the IRS that says he must pay all taxes for internet transaction on the past 2 years. he said that he will have to call all his customers and tell them to come in and pay the tax or it will come out of his pocket. this letter was dated november 2 2011, anyone in other parts of the country hear this.

ive transfered alot of guns in with my most recent coming last month and i bought it tax free. i called that transfer dealer and he told me the same, that they now have to collect sales tax.
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Old November 30, 2011, 09:20 AM   #25
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Buds for me is cheaper that used local stuff.
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