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Twisted-Steel  [Team Member]
10/9/2009 12:22:33 PM
Whats the skinny on them ? Anyone been in their shop yet? Any connection with 111 Gun Shop?
Dog1 you usually know about all the shops in Southern Indiana, what says you?

TS
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chad504  [Member]
10/9/2009 12:29:23 PM
NO Connection to 111 Guns. I know Bruce, the guy behind the counter, and he is a man with good Christian values. My dad has purchased one pistol from them and was very satisfied.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/11/2009 8:22:20 PM
Originally Posted By Twisted-Steel:
Whats the skinny on them ? Anyone been in their shop yet? Any connection with 111 Gun Shop?
Dog1 you usually know about all the shops in Southern Indiana, what says you?

TS



Lol..you know I have ridden by there on my motorcycle and drove by there..never stopped..one day I will.

I'm curious what their prices are like...most small shops that open around here, start out with reasonable prices, then go full retard on mark-up.

I have to admit, my 2 favorite, little shops, is either Good-to-Go Tactical, in Georgetown or ACME in Seymour...

I'll have to stop by, check them out and give a after action report.

In fact, I might stop by tomorrow, after I head to the RV store for a replacement door handle, for the camper, that broke while camping, yesterday.
Gunluster  [Team Member]
10/11/2009 10:06:22 PM
Originally Posted By Twisted-Steel:
Whats the skinny on them ? Anyone been in their shop yet? Any connection with 111 Gun Shop?
Dog1 you usually know about all the shops in Southern Indiana, what says you?

TS


I was in there around 3 weeks ago on a Tuesday. Someone had told me about the place and I saw that it was open, so I stopped in there to check it out. I introduced myself, and one of the guys had actually been a customer of mine. The guys were very friendly, and were just getting ready to get their first delivery of new firearms. They showed me around the place, and the neatest thing is that they offer NRA certified firearms training in their very own in-house training room. They have archery equipment too. We talked for a while, and I tried to share what I could about the stae of things in the retail world. In all, It was a very nice visit. That being said.....I don't think you will hear the type of stories about these fellas like the stories about the guy at "111". I think his goose is cooked, and I truly hate to say that, but the truth is the truth.
coltaceguy  [Member]
10/11/2009 10:35:37 PM
Originally Posted By Gunluster:
Originally Posted By Twisted-Steel:
Whats the skinny on them ? Anyone been in their shop yet? Any connection with 111 Gun Shop?
Dog1 you usually know about all the shops in Southern Indiana, what says you?

TS


I was in there around 3 weeks ago on a Tuesday. Someone had told me about the place and I saw that it was open, so I stopped in there to check it out. I introduced myself, and one of the guys had actually been a customer of mine. The guys were very friendly, and were just getting ready to get their first delivery of new firearms. They showed me around the place, and the neatest thing is that they offer NRA certified firearms training in their very own in-house training room. They have archery equipment too. We talked for a while, and I tried to share what I could about the stae of things in the retail world. In all, It was a very nice visit. That being said.....I don't think you will hear the type of stories about these fellas like the stories about the guy at "111". I think his goose is cooked, and I truly hate to say that, but the truth is the truth.


Does the original "111 guns" guy still run it who got in trouble with the law?

I was in there this past weekend, and didn't recognize 1 employee from past visits. It was 2 younger guys behind the counter, probably 25ish.
Gunluster  [Team Member]
10/11/2009 10:58:26 PM
Rick, Billy, Brad, and Chris are all gone. I guess they got smart. As far as these "new guys" I haven't heard anything about them. Rob still owns the store. It's sad to see a gunshop go the way that one has, or at least its owner.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/12/2009 10:54:15 AM
Went by there today. Not that impressive. Lot's of low end guns, Lorcins, Hi-Points, etc. The only brand name he had was Springfield. Back in the corner, there was jewelry for sale, along with ladies revolver and a pink Cricket .22lr. Not real wild about jewelry for sale in a gunshop.

Used DPMS A1 AR, with fixed carry handle for $799, a SKS for $279. Springer GI, 5in for $500.

No black rifle stuff, the holsters were the cheap, nylon gunshow stuff. They also deal in archery and accessories.

The guy working the counter was nice. I hope that, sometime in the future, that they have larger selection of quality firearms.

All and all, not worth stopping by right now. Maybe in the future, if they carry more brand name items.
Gunluster  [Team Member]
10/12/2009 2:33:47 PM
They have to start out small to get big. Others have gone all out from the start, and go out of business quick.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/12/2009 2:36:47 PM
Originally Posted By Gunluster:
They have to start out small to get big. Others have gone all out from the start, and go out of business quick.


You can still start out small with better stuff. I have been to a lot of gunshops, right after they opened and with the exception of 111 Gun Shop, they all have had better quality stuff that what I saw in Hi-Tech.

I'll stop by in a year, if they are still there, and see if they are stocking better stuff.

I hope they take off and do well and have better stuff, but I'm not in to looking at cheap, "gang banger" guns.

Right now, not worth the time...6 months-year from now, maybe-if they survive.
WalkingNightmare  [Team Member]
10/13/2009 12:55:06 PM
Well I wasn't aware that 111 wasn't liked around here. So what IS a good shop in the area. I do NOT want to go to Louisville to find a good gun shop.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/13/2009 1:01:59 PM
Originally Posted By WalkingNightmare:
Well I wasn't aware that 111 wasn't liked around here. So what IS a good shop in the area. I do NOT want to go to Louisville to find a good gun shop.


Where are you at in Indiana? Clark, Floyd, Harrison?

I really like Good-to-Go Tactical as for a local shop-

http://www.g2gtactical.com/

I know you said you don't want to drive to Louisville, which I understand, the less I have to cross the river and enter Kentucky the better off I am.

A drive up 65 north will take you to Seymour and ACME sports-

http://www.yellowbot.com/acme-sports-seymour-in-1.html

Those are the only 2 shops I use...
WalkingNightmare  [Team Member]
10/17/2009 7:14:30 AM
I am in Clark county. Is G2G a full gun shop? Based off that link it doesn't look like they carry very much.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/18/2009 2:22:06 PM
Originally Posted By WalkingNightmare:
I am in Clark county. Is G2G a full gun shop? Based off that link it doesn't look like they carry very much.


Oh yes, they are a full gunshop. They also do laser engraving and Duracoat.
ban-hater  [Member]
10/18/2009 6:37:04 PM
111 gun shop is a good shop & a hell of a lot better than the snob shop (Read Kieslers). Dont believe all the internet dribble.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/18/2009 7:01:44 PM
Originally Posted By ban-hater:
111 gun shop is a good shop & a hell of a lot better than the snob shop (Read Kieslers). Dont believe all the internet dribble.


Sorry, but 111 is not that good. 111 is a shady outfit, even if Ron is not at the helm, due to his criminal shenanigans.

Talk to any of his former employees, Brad for one. The fact that he still has a FFL to this point, he won't after his criminal case is settled, is a miracle.

Ask member type56 about the underhanded shit Ron pulled with a consignment.

At least you know up front you are getting screwed when you walk in the door at Keisler's aka Orion Sports.



Anyone that still buys from 111, after Ron's criminal shenanigans and his just plain dis-honestly, is a idiot.
kwelz  [Team Member]
10/30/2009 6:39:13 PM
I tried going there today. I don't think I will be going back. 2 other people in the shop. One was filling out paperwork, the other was looking at guns. Not a single "Hi may I help you" from the shop staff. Guns were mostly junk and prices were ok but not great. The only decent gun they had was a Colt Sporter.

I also feel Duty bound to say a couple things about some of the other comments in this thread.

111 Used to shop there. Will never set foot in it again. The owner is Shady on a good day. He screwed me over a couple times and I don't see a reason to do business with a company like that. I am sure he will find some way to weasel out of the pending criminal charges but that doesn't change who he is. He once tried to sell me an XD with 2 10 round mags that somehow had been switched out and the 16 rounders put up on the wall for sale. And I won't even get into some of the other Crap I have seen up there.

Kieslers/Orion Arms is not the shop it used to be when Doug owned it. The employees are mostly good people who are avid shooters and believe in doing right. Sadly the new owner would not know how to run a gun shop if his life depended on it and won't let the employees do what needs to be done to keep customers happy. I used to work there in wholesale. I have seen how ugly it gets during and after Staff Meetings.

Good to Go Tactical is great. One of the guys up there is an old friend of mine from when I used to work at Kiesler's. Prices tend to be good and they treat people right. The only downside is that it is in the middle of nowhere.
Dog1  [Team Member]
10/30/2009 7:04:32 PM
Originally Posted By kwelz:
I tried going there today. I don't think I will be going back. 2 other people in the shop. One was filling out paperwork, the other was looking at guns. Not a single "Hi may I help you" from the shop staff. Guns were mostly junk and prices were ok but not great. The only decent gun they had was a Colt Sporter.

I also feel Duty bound to say a couple things about some of the other comments in this thread.

111 Used to shop there. Will never set foot in it again. The owner is Shady on a good day. He screwed me over a couple times and I don't see a reason to do business with a company like that. I am sure he will find some way to weasel out of the pending criminal charges but that doesn't change who he is. He once tried to sell me an XD with 2 10 round mags that somehow had been switched out and the 16 rounders put up on the wall for sale. And I won't even get into some of the other Crap I have seen up there.

Kieslers/Orion Arms is not the shop it used to be when Doug owned it. The employees are mostly good people who are avid shooters and believe in doing right. Sadly the new owner would not know how to run a gun shop if his life depended on it and won't let the employees do what needs to be done to keep customers happy. I used to work there in wholesale. I have seen how ugly it gets during and after Staff Meetings.

Good to Go Tactical is great. One of the guys up there is an old friend of mine from when I used to work at Kiesler's. Prices tend to be good and they treat people right. The only downside is that it is in the middle of nowhere.


Right on all points. I'm old enough to have been in Doug's original shop in Greenville. He was a one man show and there was always a "Hello, what can I do for you?" when you entered the door.

111-I have not been there since Brad left. He was the ONLY one that worked there that I would trust. The rest are too shady or stupid to trust.

I don't go in the new Orion/Keisler's much anymore..Might stop by and check on high prices are, maybe buy some IPSC targets, but that is all. All but one of the guys I used to deal with there are gone and since Orion has all but stopped the guys from dealing on guns, there is no reason for me to even entertain the ideal of buying a gun there.

GTG is where I go now...Corky has treated me fair, just like when he was at Keisler's.

Another one is ACME, where Buckfever works. nice little shop and worth the drive to Seymour..

Twisted-Steel  [Team Member]
10/30/2009 11:50:06 PM
Another great gun shop is just another 20 mi. up I-65, Ace Hardware in Scottsburg. Jeff [ Gunluster ] will treat you right.

TS
MEDIKEIGHTED  [Team Member]
10/31/2009 1:11:26 AM
Originally Posted By WalkingNightmare:
Well I wasn't aware that 111 wasn't liked around here. So what IS a good shop in the area. I do NOT want to go to Louisville to find a good gun shop.


You can also hop on I65 and check out Ace Hardware in Scottsburg. Our very own Gunluster has a pretty impressive gun counter inside the store. In spite of the small space he's in he's got a better selection than some stand alone gun shops I've been in. I also like 256 Sport and Garden in Austin. It seems like every time I go in there, there is an interesting surprise waiting.
Gunluster  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 6:55:15 PM
Thanks for the mention guys!
kwelz  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 7:09:42 PM
Yep I hit Ace when I can. It is only about 10 minutes from my house. Pretty good selection for such a small place, prices tend to be good as well. Except on P-mags. Sorry Jeff I just call it like I see it. ;-) I still want to help you win Sheriff though :)

In all seriousness I recommend them to anyone who asks, and some who don't.
Dog1  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 7:54:47 PM
Originally Posted By kwelz:
Yep I hit Ace when I can. It is only about 10 minutes from my house. Pretty good selection for such a small place, prices tend to be good as well. Except on P-mags. Sorry Jeff I just call it like I see it. ;-) I still want to help you win Sheriff though :)

In all seriousness I recommend them to anyone who asks, and some who don't.


I stop by Ace when I'm out riding the motorcycle, to look around, but to be honest, I find their prices a tad outa of my comfort level.
kwelz  [Team Member]
11/1/2009 8:15:01 PM
Strange. I always found his price on guns to be excellent.
Gunluster  [Team Member]
11/2/2009 3:54:01 PM
Originally Posted By Dog1:
Originally Posted By kwelz:
Yep I hit Ace when I can. It is only about 10 minutes from my house. Pretty good selection for such a small place, prices tend to be good as well. Except on P-mags. Sorry Jeff I just call it like I see it. ;-) I still want to help you win Sheriff though :)

In all seriousness I recommend them to anyone who asks, and some who don't.


I stop by Ace when I'm out riding the motorcycle, to look around, but to be honest, I find their prices a tad outa of my comfort level.


Hell...If you don't like a price ask me about it. Everything is negotiable. As a whole, this place has a lot more overhead than just a "gun shop". You can buy about anything in here except bread, milk, and butter.
kwelz  [Team Member]
11/2/2009 4:03:42 PM
I always believe in supporting local shops. You have what I need when I need it and aren't way overprices, that is good enough for me. Plus good knowlegable people are hard to find I am always willing to pay at shops where I can find that.
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