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  • Whisky

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    I've bought from on-line sellers but only from "specialized" sellers (Shooter's Connection for STIs, Tactical Innovations for my Rebel..) but now my buddy is looking to buy a "normal" pistol....so my question is, experiences with sellers and auctions

    I've not heard "bad" about Bud's - have heard "bad" about Texas Gun Trader

    what are your experiences, with whom, that I can pass along ?

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    Bozz10mm

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    I can recommend The Sportsman's Outdoor Super Store. They have great prices, free shipping, and fast service. Also, no surcharge for using a CC. I ordered on Monday night and the pistol was at my LGS on Friday. That was during the week of Christmas. My Son has used Bud's and was happy with them too.

    My first internet purchase was from Centerfireguns. Overall, it was not a bad experience. They are probably not the cheapest, and their shipping was a bit slower. What I liked about them was that they contacted the FFL I chose. I did not have to go to the LGS and ask them to fax their license, which can be a problem sometimes.
     
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    Whisky

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    thank you for the reply - I'll be sure to give this info to my friend..
     

    Dawico

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    Texas Gun Trader is hit or miss. I have had good luck there buying and selling but you must be careful. Scammers abound for sure.

    If it seems too good to be true it probably is.
     

    BG1960

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    no issues with Bud's. I have used them several times and their layaway once. pretty much my go to source for new weapons.

    Tombstone Tactical was real good. My FFL took a month long vacation and I had to scramble to get a new one. They were great dealing with the drama.

    Rainier Arms is fantastic. I have three of their excellent weapons.

    Texas Gun Trader is what it is, individuals selling to individuals. I have scored many good deals and have yet to be disappointed. There are some on there I wouldn't even think about due to high prices or just bad tone. Key phrases that exclude my consideration; "no lowballers" "I know what this is worth" "what you got" "trade only" "putting out feelers"
     

    Whisky

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    thank you - he's buying a pistol and not interested in paying Wa State tax
     

    Southpaw

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    I've used Bud's numerous times over the years and never had an issue.

    Classic Arms is another good vendor, however they are more of a specialty vendor (AK, surplus, etc) Classic Firearms - Military Surplus Guns and Rifles, Saiga Firearms, Classic Guns, Surplus Ammo, and more!

    Copes Distributing. Cope's Distributing
    They have a lot of guns, including pistols, that I was shocked to see once I started digging thru their site. In the past I've used them for everything but firearms, however they are one of my go to sources for guns now. As a matter of fact I have a rifle on it's way as I type this:D.
    They are also a forum sponsor.

    Palmetto State Armory has been good to me as well. Ammunition, Magazines, Rifle Parts, Bulk Ammo and Rifle Accessories - Palmetto State Armory
    They have their detractors, but usually it involves people not bothering to read their stated shipping times on the website.





    TX Gun Trader is fine as long as it's face to face.
    I would be hesitant to send money to anyone except for people on our forum and some rated sellers on Gunbroker. Even with the good rating there, I don't think I would be sending too much to an individual in most cases and try to stick with commercial members.


    There are tons of other great vendors I've had friends use for years without a complaint, but I can't say anything other then that, as I've not used any of them myself. I'm sure others will cover them here.

    Anyway, good luck with his search.
     

    ROGER4314

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    The nice thing about Online gun sales is that you don't need to fill out a 4473 or have a background check. They just ship the gun right to your house.
    What?....................That's not true? Chief Liberal story teller Michael Bloomberg said that was true. Shouldn't we believe it?

    Flash
     

    Whisky

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    not sure why you posted that, roger - 'sposed to be humorous ?
     
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