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How do you buy guns?

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Just curious about folks in free states and other places.

Here in California we don't have it as bad as many would think. Our hand gun issues are the worst as the State must "approve" of a gun for it to be accessible for the people to buy. There is a way around it for some - you can make the unapproved gun a "single shot" by conversion, by it, and then convert it back and its still legal. We are limited to 10 round magazines on all guns, but again we can buy all the parts to a 30 round magazine and assemble them legally. Silliness I know.

We have gun shops. I work in one once in a while - guess you can call me a fill in guy when others are sick or the owner expects a busy weekend. The retailers get blasted by people for high prices. I know enough about the business and retail in general to know their mark ups in many cases are more than reasonable for trying to run a business and make a living - still people complain.

Online retailers, budsgunshop, brick/mortar and online (basspro / cabellas) and others like midway seem to have the best price points.

Today, and the reason I post this, was Mike (the owner) of a shop called me about one of my favorite guns the Ruger P95. Buds has them at $369, he just got 3 of them in stock and was listing them at $399. He had someone in the shop yesterday go off on him over the $30 difference and go online to a popular forum here and blast his shop for "stealing" from the consumer. The real irony in this story was the complainer uses the forum to sell his own firearms at one time and even has a Ruger 10/22 listed right now for $350. Hmm, Mike has a 10/22 brand new unused one for $279 but this guys used one is worth $350 - and he's complaining? The online forum for selling / buying does not have any limits on what someone can ask and we see some quite stupid asking prices often.

Do you ever buy at gunbroker, gunsamerica, buds, or through a private forum? I've used gunbroker, budsgunshop, my local shop (employee discount thanks) and the forum - I'm just curious how others go about it in other places?
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I've used "armslist" in the past to buy and sell with good results. Everywhere you go some folks think what they have is worth big bucks. If you visit often you can find fair deals. jmho.:)
I don't have any more guns. I sold all of mine to Sen. Feinstein. I gave her a great deal on an FAL. 250.00 So if you're reading this go ask her where my guns are. But if I did I would probably do a lot of online trading on AR (used and upgraded)
That reminds me of my daughters course, forget what class. What guns do you own, how many guns in your home, how many are loaded, how much ammo do you have, etc. What in the world gives them the right to ask such questions!! Sorry to hi-jack this thread.
Guns? Nah, I sold all of mine. I do have a sling shot though... Oh maybe if you are into guns and like to reload has some black tipped hens teeth in stock...
My mother asked what I would do if they came for my guns, I said, I don't own any!!! She said , good answer.!!
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