Buckeye Charly· Registered
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Sure I go to gun shows like most enthusiasts, but when it come to serious buying, I prefer to deal with people I know will be around when I need them. I do most of my shopping/buying at 4 out of the 6 shops in the Lake City area. I look at the other two from time to time, but prices seem inflexible. I was in my "most" favorite yesterday morning to pick up a used Hi-Point 995 carbine to do an ATI project, and by 9 am he was jammed with buyers. My wife had dropped me off to go to her nearby Quilt shop, so I had some jawjacking time to spend. By my 11 o'clock departure, I saw at least 5 guns go out the door, and still lots of folks seriously shopping. The owner/gunsmith and his son were busier than the proverbial one-armed paper hanger, selling, demoing, writing-up etc., while his wife and sister were calling in to the Feds. I have bought 3 guns from him since Dec, (1873 Carbine, Stevens 22 and the HP)(plus sold him 2) and his prices are fair, selection great and his personal touch, unmatchable. I saw shelves of ammo at last year's prices, reloading supplies & accessories everywhere. So, there are still good guys out there who are not trying to take advantage of the panic and these are the shops that will still be thriving after the panic is over. I won't advertise him here but if anybody wants to know who this is, just look up gun shops in Mayo, Florida or PM me. So, how is your favorite dealer treating you?