Guns and Gear at Holcomb Bridge

Discussion in 'Ranges, Dealers & Smiths' started by tace, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. tace

    tace New Member

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    Stopped by this place again the other day. There were two huge warnings on the window stating "No loaded guns inside". I thought about not going in at all. After disarming, walked in, looked around, didn't spoke to anyone, weren't spoken to and just walked out.

    The range ammo they had by the walls were the crappiest I have ever seen (independence and S&B), still overpriced. They had the mandatory 20 Glocks on display, and about 30 trade in guns that were old or just plain sad. They had some wilderness belts, most of which were the same color or size 32. They had a couple of new non-glock guns which were priced 70-90 over Adventure Outdoors.

    Shortly, I won't be going there ever again. A Glock display doesn't make a gun shop.
     
  2. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

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    I went in there once, probably never go back. Way over priced on the little they had.

    Of course, what do you expect in Roswell...
     

  3. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I wouldn't have disarmed.
     
  4. Wiskey_33

    Wiskey_33 New Member

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    I went to this place once, just to look, as I was driving by and saw it. The guys working seemed to be pretty nice, but yea, their inventory wasn't the best and they were high.

    Adventure Outdoors usually gets my business.
     
  5. Menel

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    Hotshots, and many ranges have similar large signs out front.

    There are a lot of people in the general store area inspecting guns, handling guns, people bringing in guns to be looked at due to malfunctions or who knows why. It doesn't seem like a horrible policy from a safety stand point when you have that many of the general public around. I sympathize a bit from the safety and comfort standpoint looking at it from their perspective... and mine.

    Sometimes I clear chamber and leave my carry mag in my car and to honor their rights as the owner, sometimes I do it at my booth in the range *shrug*.
     
  6. GunNut

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    I assume that sign is for people bring in weapons to be worked on, traded, etc.

    I usually CC, so this isn't really a problem...however, if a business, a gun store of all places, doesn't want my business, that is fine. I will leave and never come back.
     
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    No offense, but Adventure Outdoors has the same sign on the door. I have had several shops show me the bullet holes caused by customers "unloaded" guns. I was at one when a customer brought in his supposedly unloaded Glock to trade in. He had his finger on the trigger as he handed to clerk, who pulled back the slide, only to eject a live round that had been in the chamber. The stores that I have talked to have told me that they are not anticarry, but are pro safety for themselves, their customers, and their neighbors.
     
  8. Wiskey_33

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    I would imagine most gun shops would have these signs on the doors. I was stating that Adv. Out. gets my business solely on the fact that they are decent at times, and more than helpful on other occasions, depending who's working.

    Their prices aren't half bad either.
     
  9. GunNut

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    One reason I don't frequent that place...that and it isn't exactly close for me and while they do have a huge selection of firearms, nothing I was interested in seemed to be a very good price.

    I think the difference here is idiots bringing in weapons that they "think" are unloaded. I consider myself and fellow "carriers" above that being that we are taking the responsibility of carrying a loaded firearm in the first place. Carrying into a gun store isn't any different than carrying in any other store.

    And I'm sure I'm not the first person to ignore the sign and CC into AO.

    Now I wouldn't take a loaded weapon into any store regardless of the sign if I was going to try out holsters, have it worked on, etc.
     
  10. GunNut

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    I'm not trying to offend anyone either..just stating my opinion. If you like AO, thats great, give them your business. If you don't, find somewhere you do like. Whatever you do, buy more firearms! :uzi:
     
  11. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I like AO and I've OCed there several times :) However, I got to know the manager a bit when we had a GCO table there, so YMMV.
     
  12. Menel

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    That is a dangerous assumption.

    There is no intelligence check in order to obtain a GFL and carry, only a check to prove you are not don't have a mental health or criminal history...

    No one is above making a mistake... We are all human. It's that kind of over-confidence, the "I am above making that sort of mistake" mentality when negligent discharges occur.

    Your asking gun shop owners to make that assumption 50 times a day for every random, general citizen that walks through the door.... The more I think about it, the more I realize not having some of those signs could be considered grossly irresponsible on their part...
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone ever had one go off while in a holster? :?
     
  14. empjr

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    No I haven't, but I have heard about several ADs that have occurred when a LEO's "safe action" pistol was being inserted into a holster with a finger still on the trigger.

    Personally I don't object to the posted signs at gun stores, and I haven't seen a gun store recently without one. I have seen enough guns being mishandled by inexperienced and/or untrained lookyloos in gun stores to last me for a lifetime, and the idea of being in the same room with them and a loaded gun is not a comforting thought.

    I suppose I just don't "get it". Any little 80 year old grandma with a clean record can get a GA GFL even if she has never seen a gun up close. But those of us with years of firearms experience and training aren't allowed to carry at any place where an unspecified "gathering" of people may congregate, or where restaurant customers can order a beer with their burger. What kind of idiotic politician wrote the GA GFL law anyway, Cynthia McKinney perhaps?
     
  15. Holloman

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    I like this store- yes, they are a bit barren when it comes to the inventory, but I got a good deal on a .357 there last year. They were really helpful and treated me pretty well.