Texas Guns Closing??

Discussion in 'San Antonio' started by majormadmax, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    Does anyone know if Texas Guns on Bandera Road is closing? We drove by it on Saturday and I could have sworn there was a sign stating that.

    I haven't been by there in years, but from my experience while they did have a large selection and somewhat friendly staff, their prices are ridiculously 2-3x higher than all the other gun shops in San Antonio. I bought a Mosin M44 from them many moons ago which wasn't priced too badly, but that was likely ten years or so ago. We did go in there a year or so ago (just out of curiosity) and they were having a big "sale" where everything was 25% off (meaning it was only double what you paid anywhere else).

    Whereas I usually hate to see any local gun businesses go under, this is one that wouldn't upset me too much. They are taking advantage of people's ignorance and eventually that reputation will catch up and bite you in the ass (as apparent by their 1.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp!).

    As someone said in one of their Yelp reviews, "Go to the Gun Shack up the street to purchase and shoot somewhere else!!!" That captures my sentiments exactly!

    But if true, this will be the second San Antonio gun shop to close in recent months (Don's on 410 being the other one).
     


  2. Charlie

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    Texas Guns in Kerrville closed several years ago. Prices were high and service was bad. It seemed like there were never any customers in there.
     
  3. BRD@66

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    Hmmm, that is a puzzling scenario.
     
  4. Charlie

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    I think he jacked his prices up when sales went down because of .............. high prices. 'Hell of a business plan! Hah!
     
  5. BRD@66

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    Sounds like the US Post Office.
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

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    Jack up the prices, then put em on sale at retail....
     
  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    and then there is Nagel’s..........
     
  8. McCrapper

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    **** that place and the dude that runs it.

    I felt like Dons never had alot going on, more gunsmithing if anything. That was an older shop.
     
  9. majormadmax

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    Funny, I remember when they moved a lot of their inventory out to Kerrville in anticipation of greater sales.
    Maybe they figured there was less competition, is there anyplace other than Gibson's or Young's to really buy guns out there?

    I will have to drive by the place again to see what is going on.
     
  10. Charlie

    Charlie Illiterate TGT Supporter

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    Apachie is just down the road about 10 miles on I-10. They have a great store and range but can be a little pricey!
    On the North side of I-10 at Comfort!
     


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