Gun shops

Discussion in 'Austin' started by slowrey, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. slowrey

    slowrey Member

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    Are we allowed to list Austin gun shops and rate them? I'd love to find out more!
     


  2. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Sure. ;)
     
  3. Burt Gummer

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    I like to get stuff from GT's.
    Theres also a little known place called Austin Gun Liquidators. I think the exact address is Pflugerville though, it is off of I 35 near SH45.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    Is the Gun Liquidators the new shop off Picadilly? I have heard there is some place over there but have yet to visit. I hear the proprietor used to work at GT. I probably know him. I will try to get there this week and let y'all know.
     
  5. slowrey

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    I really like GT Distributing. I went to Cabelas for some Speer Gold Dot 9mm ammo and they had it on sale for $23 for 20 rounds. I was amazed. I went to GT the next day and picked up Speer Gold Dot 9mm for $24 for 50 rounds. Makes you think huh?

    I've also did FFL transfers there as they are only $25 which is pretty reasonable. I've purchased holsters (Kydex) and my favorite brand flashlight, Streamlight. They have the best prices in town.
     
  6. Burt Gummer

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    Yeah Scott.
    Ive heard mixed reviews about him. I had good personal experiences with him until recently. I was at GT's and he came in jabbering with some of the employees. While I was checking out he was a smart _ _ _ to me, while he was a CUSTOMER of GT's. He did not remember me being a customer of his a few months earlier.
    Very minor in my mind because professionally, when I bought my guns, he was good to go.
     
  7. rodbender

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    I usually go to John's Guns in Bastrop. Very friendly folks. Mom and pop operation. One of those places you can stand around and joke and insult one another and no one gets PO'ed. You know the kind of place I'm talking about.
     
  8. bikerbill

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    I'm a fan of The Gun Shop in Cedar Park ... have bought several handguns there, owner David Cheung and his employees are very sharp and helpful, prices are a bit high if compared to gun shows but pretty normal for smaller shops ... it's in a strip mall off non-toll 183 at Buttercup Creek.
     
  9. je2000

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    I like that place. John is friendly, but not in the "Hi how may I help you today?" kind of way. Somewhat gruff but he'll answer your questions honestly, which is becoming rare these days. His wife is also extremely knowledgeable about everything in the shop. Always, "If you want to look at anything back here (behind counter) just let me know" I usually end up striking up a conversation with customers there too.

    He's always got a good rotation of stuff coming in of new and used.

    I've been to McBrides 3 times and each time the guys behind the counter treated me like crap. I don't know maybe it's the vibe I give off, too "noob" for them I guess. Don't they realize I have money too? Not everyone wants another semi-auto pistol or AR15!!
     
  10. neverenough

    neverenough New Member

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    I miss cost +10%

    this john fellow reminds me of the guy at cost+ in austin (closed now).
    they had a GREAT consignment portion i used to look at almost every few days. my wife hated that place since i always came home with some new/more guns.

    McBrides, good store if you like full retail or know what you want and just give them a blank check or credit card. haha... just joking..well. not really. bought my m1a scope mount there. not a horrible price, but ifyou want it quick (which i did), prepare to pay extra. they do have knowledgeable people there at mcbrides though.

    anyone have any feedback on who around Austin has the largest selection of consignment guns (where the asking prices are reasonable?)



     

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