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Fountain Firearms Ripoff $85.00 transfer

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  1. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    Actually, that video is from a hurricane going through my old home town in Jacksonville, FL!

    He pretty much represents your average Jax resident!
     


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  2. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I use Matt with second amendment arms and ammo. He charges $15.00 now I think. he is off Fry Rd north I-10. I got burned by Fountain once too bought from Gunbroker and it said 20.00. I think I ended up paying 40.00 but that was years and years ago.
     
  3. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    This is the one on Hwy 6 in Ft. Bend County that has been in a strip center store front for decades.
     
  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    I'm thinking back to the 1970s. I dropped them an email to ask the question and I'll post back here if they reply.
     
  5. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    Roger that. My time in Houston only dates back to 1990, so I can only account for that period. I first entered their shop in about 1991 and I liked the fact that sales tax was lower in Ft. Bend Co. than in Houston/Harris Co., so that was a plus. I haven't been to the store in a number of years, but it was after their father had passed. I'm not likely to go back.
     
  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Downtown Houston was rapidly going to hell by the late 1970s. You could buy a very small highrise condo for <$10K in the 1980s! The NoTsuoh building sold in the 1990s, just before the gentrification wave hit, for, iirc, a little over $300K at a tax sale. (Imagine trying to buy a downtown skyscraper for $300K today!) My memories of that iteration of Fountain Firearms was the epitome of a stuffed-to-the-rafters-with-dusty-old-stuff gun shop, with every dark nook and cranny filled with something even older, more exotic, and more interesting than the last.

    Then I remember driving by a few times with the front windows smashed in and hastily repaired. After one of those smash-and-grabs, it just never re-opened. Several years later, the shop on Hwy 6 opened under the same name and I've always wondered if it was family members continuing the tradition or if someone had simply bought the name.
     
  7. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    Sounds about right--with the dusty/musty stuffed-to-the-rafters part.
     
  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I spend a lot of time at the local gun shop because it's right down the road from me and I really love the people there. I consider them "Family" and they accept me as family, too.

    Their charge for transfers is $25 and it never fails that a person who uses them for transfers makes several trips back to the store for accessories and extras. It boils down to this:

    Good customer service is simply good business!

    Flash
     
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  9. schmellba99

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    I bought a couple of matching .22 rifles for my daughters from Fountain years back and my FIL bought a nice little .38 a few years later, never had an issue with them. Disappointing to hear that they are charging that much for a transfer fee. Nice shop, always has a lot of inventory and some interesting older stuff to coon finger and lust over, but since my buddy opened his shop not too far north of there, I always end up making the drive an extra few miles and hit Justin up instead.
     
  10. bullgator

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    They will knock up to $85 off the FFL fee, if you will spend $85 dollars or more in their store when you come to their to store to pickup your firearm. Look on Gunbroker "Find FFL dealers near you by Zip Code for their explanation. Also, Matt Jackson at website, www.2ndaaa.com at 1810 Fry Rd, Houston, Tx 77084. $10 with CHL/LTC; $20 Texas DL. see website for details and appointments.
     


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