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Japle  [Member]
10/20/2011 5:18:55 PM
The BX at Patrick AFB near the Cape in Florida is setting up to sell guns and ammo. I was in there today and they have two rotating long gun displays and 20+ feet of display cases. No idea when they’ll be up and running or whether the prices will be any better than what’s available online.

I’ve been going in there for over 25 years and this is new. They’ve always carried fishing and camping gear, but no guns and no shooting equipment. It’ll be interesting to see what they carry and whether they’ll receive guns bought online. Even if their prices aren’t great, there’s NO SALES TAX on stuff bought in the BX.
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mntclimber  [Member]
10/20/2011 5:29:44 PM
it is going AAFES wide in the last year or so.

Honestly, they ususally have some of the best prices out there, they will special order guns, ammo, and accessories for you if thier suppliers carry them.

I have not found an AAFES gun sales counter that will do FFL transfers though, and I actually heard one of the guys here saying that they could not do it at all.
snaggletooth1925  [Member]
10/20/2011 6:11:55 PM
I asked and the guy at the gun counter in Ft. Riley said they will only do transfers from AAFES to AAFES. However he also told me that in KS if you have a KS CCW you were not required to do a backround check. But AAFES does them anyway.
JDMnAR  [Team Member]
10/20/2011 6:31:26 PM
Word is (unconfirmed by me) that they will match pricing on guns if you find it cheaper elsewhere. I am not sure if it is a local sellers only, or if they will match online retailers as well.
SharpCharge  [Team Member]
10/20/2011 7:56:55 PM
The Marine Corps Exchange in Norfolk VA has been selling guns for some time. I've heard the MCX at Camp Pendelton does too. I purchased a Beretta 92 from the MCX in Norfolk back in 2002, better price than out in town. I've never seen any other NEX or AAFES stores selling guns. It's a welcome change.
effinNewGuy  [Member]
10/20/2011 8:09:16 PM
I remember going to a PX (or was it a Navy Exchange) back in the 80's and fondling a S&W Model 29! They even had ammo! Might have been Whidbey Island Naval Air Station if memory serves me correct.
FormUnknown  [Member]
10/20/2011 11:13:55 PM
The px at hood had some interesting stuff when I was there a year ago. Off the top of my head they had ARs, FN 2000, FN P90, SIG 556, REM 700, 1911s and stuff. The prices were not too bad either. You wouldn't find a crazy steal, but they were not nuts.
shotdown  [Team Member]
10/20/2011 11:20:14 PM
Unfortunately, the prices are marked up at least 40% in the one at Nellis. Some stores around town are actually cheaper even after tax.
FLAESQ  [Member]
10/20/2011 11:32:37 PM
I bought a rifle and pistol from the MCX at Parris Island a couple of years back. Both prices were good compared to out in town. I don't recall a waiting period for the pistol, either.
ATACORION  [Team Member]
10/21/2011 2:50:55 AM
PX at Elmendorf AFB has been selling guns for years. I went up there on a Navy DET and tried to buy an AR-10 but they said they couldnt sell unless I was stationed there. Man it would have been cool walking off the plane with an AR-10.
drunkintoaster  [Team Member]
10/22/2011 2:56:06 AM
BX here on Eielson sells pretty much everything and if they don't have it they will special order. Prices are just a wee bit high but in the end you pay about the same in town after taxes.
machinegunseabee  [Team Member]
10/22/2011 11:39:20 AM
Ft. Belvior sells everything except AK or AR style. They try to keep at least a Mini 14 or M1A in the rack most of the time however. They do have a good selection of shotguns, bolt actions and pistols however.

Wife bought a Ruger SP101 for 5 hundred somthing out the door including a little safe and some accesories.
ljh824  [Team Member]
10/25/2011 3:13:19 AM
Originally Posted By SharpCharge:
The Marine Corps Exchange in Norfolk VA has been selling guns for some time. I've heard the MCX at Camp Pendelton does too. I purchased a Beretta 92 from the MCX in Norfolk back in 2002, better price than out in town. I've never seen any other NEX or AAFES stores selling guns. It's a welcome change.


This. I bought my first gun at the Quantico Exchange a few hours away. Then bought a few more guns/rifles at the Norfolk MC Exchange. Great prices. I just couldn't buy ammo the same time I bought the gun, which was no biggie.

I may take a drive over to Patrick to see if the prices are right.
ZEROTHOMAS  [Team Member]
10/25/2011 2:28:42 PM
The 7 day store in Lejuene has a significant amount of shooting gear, guns and ammo last i checked. Shit even the fucking MCX on Parris Island had a shit load.
FREEFALLE7  [Team Member]
10/25/2011 6:57:20 PM
They had SCAR-17 for $2895 the other day at the Eglin AFB BX

Scar-16s are $2400ish amd they have $700 ARs and lots of pistols and ammo

I don't know why my wife wants to leave Florida this is the greatest state in the Union!!

Free
ABNglocker  [Team Member]
10/25/2011 9:40:44 PM
Originally Posted By snaggletooth1925:
I asked and the guy at the gun counter in Ft. Riley said they will only do transfers from AAFES to AAFES. However he also told me that in KS if you have a KS CCW you were not required to do a backround check. But AAFES does them anyway.


I just got a 700 AAC from them that i special ordered. they are dumb as shit. the guy went line by line expaining the paperwork for me to buy the guy. I has about to loose my mind as i have filled out more than 100 of the back ground checks on previous firearms purchases. I also tried explaining the KS CCW thing to hiim, but no. they had to run my check over the phone. It was annoying. but he did say that all PX/BX that are getting renovated will be getting gun counters!
Bassgasm  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 2:11:49 PM
Between Ft Hood and Ft Leavenworth, I've bought most of my guns from AAFES. They're prices are usually lower than all of their local competitors and there's no sales tax. The only guns I've seen cheaper anywhere else (local) are a 10/22 and a Remington 870 at Walmart, but AAFES will price match to major businesses.

For a long while, they had a standard mark-up of 15% across the board, but it's gotten higher lately. It kinda makes me wonder how high the markups at a place like Cabela's are...
Hanzerik  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 4:42:09 PM
Not sure where they got their prices for their Springfield M1A's but they are about $300 more then most places. They do price match places like Cabelas, Jaxs, and Sportsmans Warehouse, but I don't think they will do Bud's prices.
NAM  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 4:45:22 PM
I was so pissed of to find out they started selling guns about 6 months after I ETS'ed.

But maybe it's a good thing. That STAR card would have been maxed.
IronKnight  [Team Member]
10/26/2011 9:14:27 PM
Saw today they were selling ammo at Lackland BXtra. Didn't look at the prices, tho.
flyinreallyhigh  [Member]
11/1/2011 6:28:50 PM
Don't know how long they have been there but the Holloman AFB BX has had a gun counter for at least 3 years.
USMC6177  [Team Member]
11/1/2011 11:55:02 PM
Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:
The 7 day store in Lejuene has a significant amount of shooting gear, guns and ammo last i checked. Shit even the fucking MCX on Parris Island had a shit load.


I remember the New River exchange had a good selection of pistol and long guns back when I was stationed there
engineer201  [Team Member]
11/2/2011 1:51:45 PM
I noticed this at the MCX in Quantico. You can get a great price (especially considering it is tax free), but I also noticed they jacked up the prices on alot of items. Their ACOGS were running about 1600 (compared to Larue at 1300). They also would not price match when I asked them about it. But great prices on gear, magazines, and other accessories.

I have also noticed several bases have some weird rules that vary. These rules have included O-4 and below must have a signed letter from their OIC (lejeune), Copy of PCS orders to base (NAS Ft Worth), proof of address off base (multiple bases), sign off of chief of base security.

Anypone else seen any of these funny rules?
nobenz  [Member]
11/3/2011 10:25:44 AM
Little Rock AFB has some of the same funny rules. Can't buy a firearm and ammo at the same time. Which is fine since Walmart is just off base and cheaper. LRAFB will price match up to 35 miles away. No online price match. I special ordered an HK45C which was an ordeal in itself as the employees just were confused as hell about everything.
R0N  [Team Member]
11/6/2011 7:49:08 AM
Originally Posted By machinegunseabee:
Wife bought a Ruger SP101 for 5 hundred somthing out the door including a little safe and some accesories.


I bought one there when they had them on sale there in Aug for 425
R0N  [Team Member]
11/6/2011 7:50:52 AM
Originally Posted By engineer201:
I noticed this at the MCX in Quantico. You can get a great price (especially considering it is tax free), but I also noticed they jacked up the prices on alot of items. Their ACOGS were running about 1600 (compared to Larue at 1300). They also would not price match when I asked them about it. But great prices on gear, magazines, and other accessories.


Their rifle prices are alright, their pistols are high. I was able to get pistols MCX had on sale for less at Quantico Tactical.
BWood  [Team Member]
11/6/2011 8:44:34 AM
Originally Posted By FLAESQ:
I bought a rifle and pistol from the MCX at Parris Island a couple of years back. Both prices were good compared to out in town. I don't recall a waiting period for the pistol, either.


I live not far from PI...used to shop at the MCRD PI BX for guns....in the past year....their prices jacked up MUCH higher than the outside sources...before they were cheaper....

the lack of sales tax is a biggy...as well as the "In-Home Lay-Away" - put 15% down...sign up...walk out the door with the gun and make your payments.

Now I rarely go there.....

I bought a FS2000, several AK's, and a few others there.

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