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Posted: 12/25/2011 12:54:51 AM
I went in there looking for a M1 Garand and saw that they had a few GI ones. I had a knowledgeable friend come with that had all the tools to check if it was safe to fire. There was one that looked good, but swallowed a field guage, which I am to understand makes it unsafe to fire. My friend told Dave this, and he set it in a side rack. I go back in there the next day to pick up my Garand that was safe to fire, and there was the nerdy guy with glasses selling someone that unsafe rifle! and he had already started filling out the paperwork! Buyer beware!
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Posted: 12/25/2011 11:35:25 AM
Originally Posted By falfrenzy:
I went in there looking for a M1 Garand and saw that they had a few GI ones. I had a knowledgeable friend come with that had all the tools to check if it was safe to fire. There was one that looked good, but swallowed a field guage, which I am to understand makes it unsafe to fire. My friend told Dave this, and he set it in a side rack. I go back in there the next day to pick up my Garand that was safe to fire, and there was the nerdy guy with glasses selling someone that unsafe rifle! and he had already started filling out the paperwork! Buyer beware!


Red headed guy?
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Posted: 12/25/2011 10:54:55 PM
Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.
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Posted: 12/26/2011 2:05:28 AM
Originally Posted By pbrsailor:
Originally Posted By falfrenzy:
I went in there looking for a M1 Garand and saw that they had a few GI ones. I had a knowledgeable friend come with that had all the tools to check if it was safe to fire. There was one that looked good, but swallowed a field guage, which I am to understand makes it unsafe to fire. My friend told Dave this, and he set it in a side rack. I go back in there the next day to pick up my Garand that was safe to fire, and there was the nerdy guy with glasses selling someone that unsafe rifle! and he had already started filling out the paperwork! Buyer beware!


Red headed guy?


How about more info. Was he short, tall, fat, skinney,young, or old? I'll just bet that Dave wasn't aware that it was being sold.
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Posted: 12/26/2011 3:59:02 AM
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Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.


American Firearms is awesome. Always have a good experience there,friendly people,and not too bad prices either. I wonder if theyre open monday or not, Pekin Gun isnt too bad if they arent busy.
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Posted: 12/26/2011 9:43:52 AM
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
Originally Posted By PlayFront36:
Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.


American Firearms is awesome. Always have a good experience there,friendly people,and not too bad prices either. I wonder if theyre open monday or not, Pekin Gun isnt too bad if they arent busy.


I dont think AF is open on Mondays.
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Posted: 12/26/2011 1:22:36 PM
American isn't open on Mondays....but with the opening of the indoor range, they are open on Sunday's now!

I haven't been to Pekin Gun, or anywhere else, since the first time I went to American a year ago.

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Posted: 12/26/2011 7:54:36 PM
Originally Posted By pbrsailor:
Originally Posted By falfrenzy:
I went in there looking for a M1 Garand and saw that they had a few GI ones. I had a knowledgeable friend come with that had all the tools to check if it was safe to fire. There was one that looked good, but swallowed a field guage, which I am to understand makes it unsafe to fire. My friend told Dave this, and he set it in a side rack. I go back in there the next day to pick up my Garand that was safe to fire, and there was the nerdy guy with glasses selling someone that unsafe rifle! and he had already started filling out the paperwork! Buyer beware!


Red headed guy?


That's him
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Posted: 12/26/2011 9:21:27 PM
Has anyone used the range at American yet? Which calibers do they allow you to shoot?
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Posted: 12/26/2011 10:52:41 PM
The folks at American always seem to insult me every time I go in there. Additionally, the no xfers on used guns seemed. . . .fishy to me. (If the owner is reading this, you're missing a huge profit area. Used guns are the biggest money makers in the shop.) Oh well. I might try stopping by again later this week.

Pekin Gun always seems to be wayyyy too busy, hard to get good service there. I've seen some deals from time to time, but again, its almost impossible to get someone to help. And some of their counter help need to cut down on the bullshit, and learn something about the products they sell. Never assume you know more than the customer and try to feed them a line of bullshit, ESPECIALLY when the customer is quiet, courteous, and straight to the point.

Lastly, Midwest is a small shop, but with the recent. . . change bringing new gun xfers up to $55 a pop, I'm probably going to be looking elsewheres the next time I look to do a transfer. Charging me, the customer, $20 more to transfer something that I've ordered, bought and paid for, and done all the rest of the leg work for a custom firearm doesn't sit well. There's another reason why, but I won't get into it. Owner is a nice guy, but some of his counter help. . . .
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Posted: 12/27/2011 11:01:41 AM
Originally Posted By Krazny13:
The folks at American always seem to insult me every time I go in there. Additionally, the no xfers on used guns seemed. . . .fishy to me. (If the owner is reading this, you're missing a huge profit area. Used guns are the biggest money makers in the shop.) Oh well. I might try stopping by again later this week.



I was thinking the same thing the whole time I listened to him B.S. me about how the insurance to sell used guns was too expensive. Too expensive?? Then how come every other shop in town other than Dick's can afford to do it?

Express or implied liability is a really gray area, and I would imagine that it really doesn't apply, with the doctrine of Caveat Emptor applies to any used purchase, maybe used cars from a dealer might be different.



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Posted: 12/27/2011 6:00:34 PM
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
Has anyone used the range at American yet? Which calibers do they allow you to shoot?


I saw the range last Friday when I was in there but didn't have time to shoot. I am heading over there tomorrow for a couple of things, so I'll get the low down on it.

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Posted: 12/29/2011 5:38:19 PM
Went to the range today....great experience. Really smooth operation....and a very clean and modern range.

Only $9/half hour. Read the info on their website. You can shoot just about any common calibers, including .223 and 7.62 rifle. Pretty much, if you can buy it there than you can shoot it.

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Posted: 12/29/2011 6:30:04 PM
Originally Posted By cage77:
Went to the range today....great experience. Really smooth operation....and a very clean and modern range.

Only $9/half hour. Read the info on their website. You can shoot just about any common calibers, including .223 and 7.62 rifle. Pretty much, if you can buy it there than you can shoot it.



What distances? How many bays?
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Posted: 12/29/2011 8:27:59 PM
Originally Posted By cage77:
Went to the range today....great experience. Really smooth operation....and a very clean and modern range.

Only $9/half hour. Read the info on their website. You can shoot just about any common calibers, including .223 and 7.62 rifle. Pretty much, if you can buy it there than you can shoot it.


Thanks for posting that. Now I know what im doing my birthday next friday
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Posted: 12/29/2011 9:11:21 PM
Originally Posted By cage77:
Went to the range today....great experience. Really smooth operation....and a very clean and modern range.

Only $9/half hour. Read the info on their website. You can shoot just about any common calibers, including .223 and 7.62 rifle. Pretty much, if you can buy it there than you can shoot it.



No shit, I was there browsing today also at about 330 or so.
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Posted: 12/29/2011 10:17:06 PM
Originally Posted By PlayFront36:
Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.


I always deal with Dave, never really had a problem with him these last 20+ years. American seems to be decent enough, though I got a weird vibe about the people there.
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Posted: 12/29/2011 11:53:28 PM
Krazny13 -

There are 6 bays and the range goes out to 25 or 30 yards. The targets are on a motorized line (that you control) so you can set your own distance. It's a slick setup....

Truth2882 -

I think that you will enjoy your time there. Call ahead to reserve your time....and verify your caliber just in case (although anything standard should be fine). And Happy Birthday! Any time at the range is better than a day at work!

Kalahnikid -

I was there from 1115 to about 1200 or so. I didn't get to do much browsing as I was on a time crunch....but I'll probably be back tomorrow or Saturday as I want a few things.

I think that this range will draw more people to the are will than our new museum will. I can't wait to go back with more toys.....
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Posted: 12/29/2011 11:54:48 PM
Originally Posted By Tiberius:
Originally Posted By PlayFront36:
Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.


I always deal with Dave, never really had a problem with him these last 20+ years. American seems to be decent enough, though I got a weird vibe about the people there.


Strange.....I haven't caught that vibe. Any specifics?
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Posted: 12/29/2011 11:55:07 PM
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Kalahnikid -

I was there from 1115 to about 1200 or so. I didn't get to do much browsing as I was on a time crunch....but I'll probably be back tomorrow or Saturday as I want a few things.

I think that this range will draw more people to the are will than our new museum will. I can't wait to go back with more toys.....


I want the SCAR-H they have
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Posted: 12/29/2011 11:57:30 PM
Originally Posted By cage77:
Originally Posted By Tiberius:
Originally Posted By PlayFront36:
Theyre a business and its treated as such. Dont expect to walk in and talk to anyone with knowledge. They are there to collect your money through whatever lies they can spew. Skip that place and either buy from a local FFL or have a reputable place order one for you.

Ever since I set foot in American Firearms on University I swore I would never go back to Pekin Gun.


I always deal with Dave, never really had a problem with him these last 20+ years. American seems to be decent enough, though I got a weird vibe about the people there.


Strange.....I haven't caught that vibe. Any specifics?


Ive only been in AF twice now, and dont know any of the people working there except the owner kinda sorta. He is a customer at a business I work for and he has always been a nice guy to me.
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Posted: 12/30/2011 6:50:45 PM
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Originally Posted By cage77:

Kalahnikid -

I was there from 1115 to about 1200 or so. I didn't get to do much browsing as I was on a time crunch....but I'll probably be back tomorrow or Saturday as I want a few things.

I think that this range will draw more people to the are will than our new museum will. I can't wait to go back with more toys.....


I want the SCAR-H they have


Oh yeah!
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Posted: 12/30/2011 10:10:24 PM
If you are in the Peoria area and looking for a transfer dealer, your search should begin and end here. Greg will take care of you.

http://www.americasbasement.com/

I think Dave is pretty solid at Pekin Gun. Notice I only said Dave. Great inventory, but often crowded.

Dave's Trading Post is excellent. I'd wager to say his prices on reloading components are the best in the state for a retail shop. If I'd run a small business, I probably wouldn't take credit cards either.

Shipman's seemed like a fine little shop.

I concur with the vibe from American. It is a pretty good shop, but I could go without being followed around and told what great prices (not) he has on guns. It smells kind of funny in there too. I think having the range will be very good for their business. They seem like pretty good people.

John and Jan are good folks at Midwest Firearms. They are strong in their support of the local shooting and 2A scene. I'd encourage you all to support them.

Cliff is a great guy and he had a nice little shop around Rome at one time.

Presley's is a good store. Gander is a nice place to look at long guns as you don't have to deal with anyone behind the counter.
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Posted: 12/31/2011 12:05:22 AM
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Krazny13 -

There are 6 bays and the range goes out to 25 or 30 yards. The targets are on a motorized line (that you control) so you can set your own distance. It's a slick setup....



Good to know. Can you bring your own ammo, or do you have to buy theirs? Sounds tempting, but if I have to buy theirs, I'll pass. (I've got 14 cases of .45 socked away, need to start sending it downrange.)
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Posted: 12/31/2011 12:07:34 AM
Originally Posted By Krazny13:
Originally Posted By cage77:
Krazny13 -

There are 6 bays and the range goes out to 25 or 30 yards. The targets are on a motorized line (that you control) so you can set your own distance. It's a slick setup....



Good to know. Can you bring your own ammo, or do you have to buy theirs? Sounds tempting, but if I have to buy theirs, I'll pass. (I've got 14 cases of .45 socked away, need to start sending it downrange.)


You have to buy theirs.
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Posted: 12/31/2011 5:20:26 AM
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Originally Posted By Krazny13:
Originally Posted By cage77:
Krazny13 -

There are 6 bays and the range goes out to 25 or 30 yards. The targets are on a motorized line (that you control) so you can set your own distance. It's a slick setup....



Good to know. Can you bring your own ammo, or do you have to buy theirs? Sounds tempting, but if I have to buy theirs, I'll pass. (I've got 14 cases of .45 socked away, need to start sending it downrange.)


You have to buy theirs.


Do they have decent ammo prices? If you have to buy theirs this place is sounding expensive I just sent my check off for Midwest up in spring bay. Fuck,its only $100 a year there.
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