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I generally go to Impact, Gallenson's and Doug's in the SLC area.. For me I've had the most positive experience at Impact... Nice guys. I bought two guns at Gallenson's just because Impact didn't have any, but man, some of the salesmen at Gallenson is not very nice and their service hasn't been great either. I haven't bought any guns in Doug's yet. What's your favorite store? :type:
 

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I've bought three handguns from Doug's, one from a gunshow.

I like that all the guys behind the counter are carrying, and I've never had a gun pointed at me there.
Range leaves a bit to be desired, but I've still got a handfull of free passes from the three guns I bought.

I bought a holster from Impact, and maybe a couple magazines ("clips", not the paper publications :lol2: )

Get Some is a lot closer to home, but I've never been there.
They seem to cater more to fancy guns no one really needs rather than handguns, at least based on their advertising.

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I've only been to Impact (Ogden) and Sportsmans Warehouse (Riverdale) so far, and I like Impact better.
 

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I got a 17L from Impact at Ogden, I like those guys, too. So far so good at Impact... How many passes do they give at Doug's? At Impact they give one month free range membership.
 

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I walked into the Ace Hardware in Tremonton and they had a real nice gun counter. Smith & Edwards is also fun for a lark. In my entire gun buying career, I've bought one gun at a gun store, and it was from Gallenson's. It was a decent experience, and the salesman I was talking to was very nice. However, when I asked him to show me how to field strip it, and he began to show me, one of the other dudes told him to "get a used gun to do that on". in a fairly brusque tone of voice. Whereupon he stopped actually field stripping it, and simply described how to finish. They still have the best prices on ammo for the moment.
 

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Maybe it was the same guy that told me to stop dry firing on the 9mms I was comparing, because it's "hard on the guns"... Gallenson's does have a decent price in ammo, and for the most part people are nice, but there are a few there that aren't so nice, and they screwed up two of my orders so... I prolly wont buy anything there anymore.
 

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Nevermind on that last post. I just went by there to pick up some ammo, and one of the guys that are nice to customers were there, and he showed me a beretta 92fs Inox... so I bought it. Guess that makes my gun purchase there at #3. I swear I will buy only one more gun there... or two. :type:
 

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Dang guys...you have to come down to Draper and check us out at FBMG.
I nominate we have Joe organize a field trip to FBMG! We can follow-up with an OC dinner, perhaps.
 

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So far, I like Doug's the most. However, I like the idea of a field trip to FBMG. I'd love to check it out.
 

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I have never had an issue with Impact except I think their prices are steep. We did find a good deal there on a Ruger 10/22 for my son last year but the rest of their stuff is about 20% high.

Lately I have been purchasing guns from the local pawn shops.
 

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I mainly go to Gallenson's. Have bought several weapons from them and they have layaway!! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. And lower prices on ammo.
 

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Favorite? Don't really have a favorite. I have bought guns at Smith and Edwards, Al's in Logan and Cal Ranch in Logan. That's about it for handguns up this way. Walmart has some rifles. I buy some reloading supplies there.

I always like to go to Smith and Edwards. Besides the guns, they have lots of stuff that is tempting. I bought some boots the last time there.

All of these stores treated me well.

I guess I could go to Ogden or Tremonton, but haven't done so yet. Alas, I can't afford a gun very often. I've only bought six in the past four years. Wow, that is shocking when I think of it, :shocked: .....and it all started when my wife found a gun she liked at Smith and Edwards and started shooting. :crown:
 

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Man, i got into guns like two years ago.. now I got 7 and i can't seem to stop... too much fun.

Impact does have a bit higher price on a lot of their guns, but they give a month range membership though. Because I dont shoot very much in a month, they gave me a 10 day pass to use on any days.. for them that's like a 100 dollar value so with everything, Impact is a pretty good store for me. More guys there seem to know more about the guns they are selling than other stores though..
 

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Easiest question ever posted here. FBMG hands down.Their prices are good, the selection is good, and the guys running the show (and their help) are great! I have been buying guns and going to gun stores for as long as I can remember. FBMG isnt the best gun store in the state. It is the best gun store I have ever been to anywhere! Those guys know guns and know how to treat customers. There is no such thing as a stupid question when your talking to them (believe me, I can ask stupid questions with the best of em). I live in Davis county. The drive is worth it. Impact is hit and miss, Gallensons is ok, Get some has a nice inventory but they always seem a bit too busy to answer questions and their prices suck, kents in Ogden is a good small store, Cabellas and Sportsmans have good selections and COMPLETE idiots as salesmen. FBMG rules! :shades:
 

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I'm at the opposite end of the S.L. valley from FBMG, and with the price of car food... But I did stop at their booth at the last gun show, and they were great people to talk to, with good prices.

Lately when I make noises about another gun, my wife pulls up the picture I took of all my handguns. And she has a point. I have some that haven't been shot for over a year. If I can't exercise the ones I've got, what justification do I have to get another one?

Nevertheless, if I really get serious (REALLY serious this time) about adding to my stable, I'll check with FBMG for sure.
 

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My last couple of guns were bought from Van Wagenens in Orem. It's a pawn shop the is older and if they are busy then it takes forever to be helped. Prices are good though. Never bought a gun from Cabelas but have bought reloading supplies. I am going to have to hop over the point of the mountain and check out FBMG. I need someplace that is close with a range, hopefully they well get ther range up and running soon. That would be sweet. I wonder if FBMG could order one of the Kel Tec SU-22 (22LR tatical rifle) for me, when they come out? :D

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I generally go to Impact, Gallenson's and Doug's in the SLC area.. For me I've had the most positive experience at Impact... Nice guys. I bought two guns at Gallenson's just because Impact didn't have any, but man, some of the salesmen at Gallenson is not very nice and their service hasn't been great either. I haven't bought any guns in Doug's yet. What's your favorite store? :type:
My favorite gun store??? I would say the Private market so that you don't "register" your guns.

Just my .40

TJ
 
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