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Posted: 12/20/2002 5:40:04 AM EST
Want to tack up a list of shops and gunsmiths in N.E. that all of us frequent? I'll start with The POWDERHORN out at Taft's Corners in Williston, Vermont. Great place to shop! I've known Bill for many years and he's always done right by me. Powderhorn usually has a good variety of AR's, rifles, shotguns and pistols. Pre-ban flow in and out on a regular basis as well. I've bought darn near every gun I own from them over the years. Stop by and see Bill or George if you are in town! Rob`
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:09:57 AM EST
Guess I oughtta plug Parros Gun Shop and Police Supplies in Waterbury VT.....My home away from home :) [url]http://www.parros.com[/url] Oh yeah...there's also this nutjob in the Underhill area that sells Gear like Eagle and Blackhawk.....he also is a great source for Bowflage! [url]http://www.green-mountain-gear.com[/url] ;)
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 9:27:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2002 8:20:09 AM EST by ARgon]
Alder Run Gun Shop 1402 Gallup Road Franklin, VT 05457 PH: 802 285 6431 Bushmaster, Colt, Fine shotguns, Rifles, handguns, black powder, safes, lots of good used stuff as well. Full stocking clothing and hunting supplies. Covered firing range, out to 165 yards. Fine place to be! Also, Powder Horn, Hyannis Port, Mass (Cape Cod)
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 6:42:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 6:46:49 PM EST by Amicus]
OK, a few for your consideration: Four Seasons, in Woburn, MA: [url]http://www.fourseasonsguns.com/[/url] Very small space, but good inventory. Good people, best prices in Mass. R & R, in (don't laugh) Belchertown, MA. OK gun selection, but also big on canoeing and fishing. Kittery Trading Post, in Kittery, Maine. Huge place, all forms of sporting and outdoors goods. It feels like a department store for hunters. Gunsmiths? I like Swift River Gun Works, in Belchertown, MA. See: [url]http://www.sr-gunworks.com/[/url] Doug will get anything done, and done well. Several custom rifles and a lot of work on various projects later, I can only recommend him.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 4:23:32 PM EST
Does anyone know of a good gunshop in the southern part of VT? Say anywhere between Brattleboro and Hartford? I can't seem to find any.. Sounds like there are some pretty nice places up north.. I'll have to check some of them out. [:)] My favorite shop and the one I've bought all my guns from, is Alstead Gunshop, in Alstead, NH. They have a pretty big inventory of rifles both new and used, and have a lot of handguns as well.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 4:42:14 PM EST
Bob's Gun Shop Ballard Rd. Georgia, VT -im practically there everyday. good regular crowd, lots of hunting and b.s. stories told by everyone, about .5 mile from the house. Richard (ex-Marine, manager) is very knowledgeable about the stuff he sells, a good source of info about hunting and fishing spots in the local area and all around friendly guy. Dattilio's Bait and Tackle Shelburne Rd. South Burlington, VT -go visit Vinnie and Jimmy. be prepared to wait your turn for service, as the place is crowded most times. but when Jimmy finally gets to you, he will bend over backwards to get you what you want. not a lot of guns in the inventory to show you, but he will get you the best prices in town.
Link Posted: 12/23/2002 10:15:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Amicus: OK, a few for your consideration: Four Seasons, in Woburn, MA: [url]http://www.fourseasonsguns.com/[/url] Very small space, but good inventory. Good people, best prices in Mass.
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I'll give this place a thumbs up too. It is a bit of a hike for me, but I like how Carl does business, so I always go there for anything of substance.
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 10:22:52 AM EST
Four Seasons Guns ROCKS! That is all.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 3:28:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jus228: Does anyone know of a good gunshop in the southern part of VT? Say anywhere between Brattleboro and Hartford? I can't seem to find any.. Sounds like there are some pretty nice places up north.. I'll have to check some of them out. [:)] My favorite shop and the one I've bought all my guns from, is Alstead Gunshop, in Alstead, NH. They have a pretty big inventory of rifles both new and used, and have a lot of handguns as well.
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There's a gun shop in Wardsboro that I can't remember the name of right now. There's also Trader John's in Winchester N.H. Ed's archery on Canal St. in Brattleboro. I think there's one in White River....Still like Alstead out of all of them down here.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 6:49:51 AM EST
Ware Gun Shop 91 W. Main St (Route 9) Ware, Ma 01082 (413)-967-7456 [url]www.waregunshop.com[/url] [b]Stocking[/b] Weatherby, RRA, Bushmaster, Sig-Sauer, Ruger, S&W dealer. Also stocks military type rifles such as M1 Carbines, SKS, FAL. Large inventory of ammo. Nicks Sport Shop Park St (Route 32 & 20) Palmer, Ma 01069 (413)-283-3920 Mostly sporting/hunting rifles and shotguns, some handguns.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 8:02:55 AM EST
Not a "regular" gun store per say - but I'd recommend Long Mountain Outfitters here in Maine - anyone interested in Class II/III weapons would probably find them of interest. Believe its owned by Dan Shea publisher of Small Arms Review out of Harmony, Maine.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 10:20:04 AM EST
There are a couple of good shops just outside Hartford CT in Newington CT. They are the Newington Gun Exchange, which is also a class III dealer, and Hoffman's. Good places to look through for toys. Hoffman's is a pretty good sized shop.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:09:24 PM EST
Also in CT are: Sportsmen's Outpost in Wolcott and Cubeta's on Rt 66 I believe in Middlefield.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:35:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Emoto:
Originally Posted By Amicus: OK, a few for your consideration: Four Seasons, in Woburn, MA: [url]http://www.fourseasonsguns.com/[/url] Very small space, but good inventory. Good people, best prices in Mass.
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I'll give this place a thumbs up too. It is a bit of a hike for me, but I like how Carl does business, so I always go there for anything of substance.
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Likewise. The place is small and seems even more so since it's always so busy. Then again; given the limited selection of handguns available to MA residents kind of limits the space needed.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:04:35 AM EST
Bullseye Shooting Supply 837 Park Avenue Woonsocket R.I. 02895 Phone 401-766-4409 [url]www.bullseyeguns.com[/url] Not much of a website, but store is good. They have a good selection of reloading stuff, especially powder/bullets/brass. They also reload a great variety of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 5:29:48 AM EST
KANE'S GUN SHOP 1028 BOSTON NECK RD NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI 02852 401-295-0642
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 5:59:25 AM EST
Bennett's Gun Shop Route 1 Freeport, ME Open Wed-Sat Firearms, local guys, dirty jokes... Stand up operation! He gets most of my business.
Link Posted: 1/24/2003 6:40:07 PM EST
Sparky's Gun Shop in Webster, MA. Decent guy to deal with, has enough variety to warrant a stop every now and then. Hoffmans's (in CT) and Newington Gun Exchange are pretty good too. I prefer NGE.
Link Posted: 1/29/2003 12:39:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/29/2003 12:41:36 AM EST by budam]
NH Triple Break Products Merrimack, NH 03054 (603) 424-0923 F (603) 429-0479 [email]sales@triplebreakproducts.com[/email] [url]http://www.triplebreakproducts.com[/url] Class 2 manufacturer, dealer of NFA devices such as suppressor, law enforcement MA Here are a couple for MA. Both do NFA and are good guys. Competition Specialties PO 189 Wrentham, MA 02093 (508) 883-1443 Email: [email]Information@CompetitionSpecialties.com[/email] Web: [url]http://www.competitionspecialties.com/[/url] Dennis Duphily Lakeville, MA (508) 947-2891 Email: [email]type10dd@hotmail.com[/email] Type 10 manufacturer of destructive devices, suppressor, law enforcement, inert ordinance bought, sold, and traded RI Bullseye Shooting Supplies, Inc. 837 Park Avenue Woonsocket, RI 02895 (401) 766-4409 Email: [email]ammoman@bullseyeguns.com[/email] Web: [url]http://www.bullseyeguns.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 2/25/2003 11:00:41 AM EST
Does anybody know if "The Armory" in New Preston CT is still around? I used to like that place when I lived down there.
Link Posted: 3/10/2003 11:12:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 7:41:31 PM EST by PhatForrest]
Some of my CT spots . . . Hoffmans in Newington on the Berlin Turnpike. Nice selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff. One of those places I would make a field trip to if I were you. If you havent been there in a while, be aware that they have moved down the turnpike. Cubetas Field & Stream on Route 66 in Middlefield - bought most of my rifles and reloading supplies from them. Good service from most of the staff. They also have a big fly fishing supply section. See Chris, he's got a white beard. Really good guy. I took a good NRA reloading class here too. E&B Sporting Goods Route 85 Salem - Nice enough local place, but I have had both good and bad experiences. Bob teaches an excellent pistol permit class. Rons Guns Route 1 East Lyme - Overpriced. Don't do business with them unless in a dire need. Also a deer check station. The Grouse Perch in Old Saybrook - Really good field shop. Lots of duck and bird stuff. Big powder selection. Will order anything you need. Traditions Blackpowder Rifles Main Office & Sales in Old Saybrook - I got my blackpowder rifle here and it is one sweet gun. They have good deals in the showroom and have a massive inventory on site. Pauls Gunshop on Route 1 in Waterford - only bought ammo from them in a pinch once. Way overpriced and not that big of a selection.
Link Posted: 3/12/2003 10:41:20 AM EST
A.G. Guns & Ammo in Lowell: http://www.agguns.com Lots of stuff in here ... even some wholesale pricing (I didnt believe it either.. check the prices on new SIG pistols, and some other items... works for me =p) -P
Link Posted: 3/15/2003 6:39:32 AM EST
P7M8, You need to do your price comparisons Before going to AG Guns! In September 1998 I went out with a mission . . . I was buying an AR15 BM that day and not returning home without it! I went to the gun show at Shriners' Auditorium and came out very disappointed. I went to AG Guns and purchased an AR15. I paid ~$75 more there than Four Seasons sold them for (but I didn't know about Four Seasons then) and I paid ~$100 for a battle pack (~300rds) of South African .223!! [NOTE: Today I can buy that same rifle at Four Seasons for $50 less than I paid AG Guns in 1998.] I had a nice chat with the two brothers that owned the place as all of us were very involved with GOAL (unfortunately one brother has since passed away). I certainly did not get a good deal there, but I did meet my goal for that day. Carl's ammo prices rival mail-order in many cases (Internet specials from Four Seasons in particular) and I have bought a number of guns from him, always getting a good deal on pricing. There is a good reason why Four Seasons is the highest volume FFL in MA! Four Seasons is ~90miles RT for me and AG Guns is probably 110-120miles RT, so Carl sees me a number of times per year and I've only been to AG Guns 2 or 3 times.
Link Posted: 3/30/2003 3:09:34 PM EST
I've been buying most of my long guns from the Village Gun Store in Whitefield NH.. I live in Maine and we can't buy handguns in NH. or I would be buying them from him as well. It's a family run shop (Stan and his wife,whose name I can't remember),they allways have a large inventory,both new and used. They don't carry many sporing items,just firearms and reloading stuff. Stan allways seems to have a few interesting guns along with what seems like hundreds of hunting rifles an shotguns. He does lots of buisness, so his inventory changes like crazy. Hillclimber
Link Posted: 4/19/2003 3:35:29 PM EST
I will second for [b]Sparky's Gun Shop[/b] in Webster..... Decent selection of New and Used, good guy to deal with. Sparkys Gun Shop East Main Plaza, Webster, MA 01570 Phone: (508) 943-4211 http://www.sparkys45.com/ ReaperVelle
Link Posted: 4/26/2003 1:19:22 PM EST
Also in MA: [url]http://www.collectorsguns.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 5:32:24 PM EST
I see you have it on here, but heres the web-site.
Kittery Trading Post
Kittery, Maine
www.kitterytradingpost.com
They also have all there used guns listed on the site.
Link Posted: 8/9/2003 6:42:19 AM EST
I use the Village Gun Store in Whitefield Nh also. Stan and his wife Sandy are excellent to do business with, and I haven't had anyone beat his price yet on anything I've wanted to buy!
Two thumbs up!
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 9:52:12 PM EST
Four Seasons is a great gun shop!

We Are Guns in Norton Mass is also pretty good. It is run by a guy out of his house. Pretty cool guy and place.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 9:09:05 AM EST
I'll give Four Seasons and Carl two more thumbs up. This store is by far the best I've ever been to. They are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have the best prices in Mass. Collectors Coin Gallery in Stoneham seems pretty good as well. Nice shop, decent prices, and the owners seem like good guys. One shop to avoid in Mass, however, is the Powderhorn in Hyannis, on Cape Cod. The owner is a miserable sob.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 10:27:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By EamonnWright:
I'll give Four Seasons and Carl two more thumbs up. This store is by far the best I've ever been to. They are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have the best prices in Mass. Collectors Coin Gallery in Stoneham seems pretty good as well. Nice shop, decent prices, and the owners seem like good guys. One shop to avoid in Mass, however, is the Powderhorn in Hyannis, on Cape Cod. The owner is a miserable sob.


So are his employees I went once for a tranfer and NEVER again for ANYTHING! Pricks!
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 8:48:31 AM EST
Hey Propguy, how does the Powderhorn stay in business? I went there for a couple officers mags and a case of .45acp, and the jackass shit all over me. He produced 1 Colt factory mag, covered with rust, and wanted $25. I said (hoping to negotiate the price down) I can get Wilson Combat mags for the same price, and they're the best you can get. At this point he said to me "Oh yeah? Good. Go buy them from them, than. I don't need this sale." I said ok, I'll skip the case of ammo too,and kiss my ass. I'll NEVER go in there again.
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 3:15:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By EamonnWright:
Hey Propguy, how does the Powderhorn stay in business? I went there for a couple officers mags and a case of .45acp, and the jackass shit all over me. He produced 1 Colt factory mag, covered with rust, and wanted $25. I said (hoping to negotiate the price down) I can get Wilson Combat mags for the same price, and they're the best you can get. At this point he said to me "Oh yeah? Good. Go buy them from them, than. I don't need this sale." I said ok, I'll skip the case of ammo too,and kiss my ass. I'll NEVER go in there again.


I hear ya I went for a tranfer went down asked if it was OK the guy says yea gives me the FFL I ask is it $ per transfer or if there is more than one can we work out something he says Yea I go back after they call to pick up the toy"s" and the guy LOUDLY SAYS THEY ARE 40 EACH FREIND I REPLY you said we could work out a better price than 40 each for the SAME DAMN THINGS He says this time and this time only "F" Him He does not have to worry about that ps he lnocked off a whopping 10 bucks so I put the 10 bucks in gas and now go to M&M in Plymouth! Thats a great place also! 80 $ ++++ a 1/2 hour is Fing nuts It takes 15 min or so to make the call and fill out the form"s" PG
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 3:23:45 PM EST
Howell's Gun Shop in Gray, Maine (exit 11) is also WAY overpriced. They mark everything up 30% or more.

Keeps em in business though, the owner drives a brand new $100k Hummer...yellow.

Did alot of business with them for a couple years, but then got wise.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 10:30:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By propguy:
I put the 10 bucks in gas and now go to M&M in Plymouth! Thats a great place also! 80 $ ++++ a 1/2 hour is Fing nuts It takes 15 min or so to make the call and fill out the form"s" PG



I like M&M too, and they are my closest fun store, but his gun prices are higher than Four Seasons. I think he wanted like $850 for the SW1911 and Four Seasons only wanted right around $699-725.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 1:37:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Emoto:

Originally Posted By propguy:
I put the 10 bucks in gas and now go to M&M in Plymouth! Thats a great place also! 80 $ ++++ a 1/2 hour is Fing nuts It takes 15 min or so to make the call and fill out the form"s" PG



I like M&M too, and they are my closest fun store, but his gun prices are higher than Four Seasons. I think he wanted like $850 for the SW1911 and Four Seasons only wanted right around $699-725.

Yea you are right he is a little high on Certain things I looked at the 22a S W and he beatem all so I guess it depends .... I sure would hate to drive to Woburn and have the Nics held............ I actually have never been there ps The invite still stands E as my season winds down we must go shoot PG
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 9:57:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By budam:
Here are a couple for MA. Both do NFA and are good guys.

Competition Specialties
PO 189
Wrentham, MA 02093
(508) 883-1443
Email: Information@CompetitionSpecialties.com
Web: www.competitionspecialties.com/




I'll second this one. Dick's a good guy, and one of the few I have found that wont bend you over, if you want a transfer.

He just recently transfered two stripped lowers for me. only charged me $20.
Link Posted: 2/9/2004 10:59:32 AM EST
Bethany Firearms in Bethany, CT is another one of those small places but Chris is good people and his prices range from great to fair. The only drawback are his hours...Wednesday to Saturday.
Link Posted: 2/9/2004 2:02:19 PM EST
http://www.rileysguns.com/

RILEY'S SPORT SHOP, INC.
1575 Hooksett Road, Daniel Webster Highway
Hooksett, NH 03106

Wildlife Taxidermy
Auburn, New Hampshire

I use them both when I dont buy on line.
Link Posted: 2/10/2004 5:46:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/10/2004 5:47:13 AM EST by NEtracker]
Four Seasons gets my thumbs up!
Link Posted: 2/23/2004 9:09:33 PM EST
Daves Wholesale Guns.....Post rd. Warwick RI
formerly post rd guns

Longhunter
Link Posted: 2/24/2004 12:09:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By propguy:
Yea you are right he is a little high on Certain things I looked at the 22a S W and he beatem all so I guess it depends ....



I guess you're right. He had a pretty good price on a Seecamp too.


I sure would hate to drive to Woburn and have the Nics held............ I actually have never been there ps The invite still stands E as my season winds down we must go shoot PG


Yes, we should! I forget where you shoot. My team is down in New Bedford tonight.
Link Posted: 2/25/2004 4:09:18 PM EST
hello all! lived in VT for 6 years. just wanna give my .02 cents for gun shops.
if ever in Vt (i second ARgon's response) go to ALDER RUN in franklin, vt 802 285 6431. you will not be dissapointed.
Link Posted: 2/25/2004 4:11:27 PM EST
hello all! lived in VT for 6 years. just wanna give my .02 cents for gun shops.
if ever in Vt (i second ARgon's response) go to ALDER RUN in franklin, vt 802 285 6431. you will not be dissapointed.
Link Posted: 2/26/2004 2:09:25 AM EST
I shoot at Sippican I'm in my spring rush right now damn boat shows we'll get there just don't know when I havent warmed a barrel in a whilebut... any new word on the Paras? gotta run PG
Link Posted: 3/2/2004 10:40:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/24/2004 10:40:39 AM EST by Mordak]
In Western Massachusetts,
www.jurekbrothers.com
Three brothers, Steve, Greg and Alan. I have spend thousands with these guys. Excellent prices on ammo ($142.00 for 1000 rounds of Federal M193 .223) plus they are a Class III dealer as well. Tons of LE stuff and tactical gear.

Also in South Hadley MA:
Joe Cartabona
Personal Defense Specialist Inc.
570 Newton St
South Hadley MA 01075
413-533-9286

I bought 1 of my preban AR-15's from him and a Colt Gold Cup 45. He sells top notch stuff no junk there. Plus he's doing a gun transfer for me from an auction I won from www.Gunbroker.com A very pleasant guy to deal with.

ADDED 5-24-04
www.fsguns.com/
Only the largest gun shop in Mass.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 5:35:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 5:36:32 AM EST by imcoltsguy]

Originally Posted By longhunter:
Daves Wholesale Guns.....Post rd. Warwick RI
formerly post rd guns

Longhunter



I'll second Dave's. Went there for the first time a few days ago. Seems to be an ok place.
Everybody friendly. Good selection of postban AR's. Manager (I think) shoots AR's and is building one for himself. Good prices and pretty good selection on handguns too. I'll definitely go back. A little hard to find from south county. If you don't know where they are located, call first for directions and don't wander around on the "wrong" Post Road for a while like I did.

Any other good shops in RI?

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:53:40 AM EST
If you're close to RI, or in South East MA then the place to do is North East Trading.

Rt 152/580 Kelly Blvd
North Attleboro, MA
508-695-4852
800-473-3006

North East Trading

I know the owner Ted pretty well. I'm in there all the time, and he's part of my shooting club. He's always bent over backwards to get you what you want, even if he doesn't have it in the store.

I've been to Fourseason, I love that place, but Ted will rivel their prices. He's insanely inexpensive and carrys a lot of AR's, Cowboy, and many Pistols that are hard to find.

He's also our local area Dillon Reloder supplier.

If you're in the area, I really suggest just stopping in just to see, and to talk to him. You will be supprised.
Link Posted: 6/9/2004 2:43:43 PM EST
Hoffman's in Newington,CT is great.
Link Posted: 6/15/2004 9:03:05 PM EST
I think most of the gun shops that I know of have been mentioned. But I know of a few great gunsmiths. Dave Pidgeon is fantastic and also has a variety of firearms for sale as well and can get you whatever you want. My grandfather dealt with him for years....great guy too. Loui Laberge who is located in Charlotte is another excellent gunsmith. He even has his own range for people to use as well...not sure on what the distances are though. The third smith I know actually works at the Powder horn now. His name is George Pipper, very knowledgeable guy and has even gone to school for various firearms.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:20:47 PM EST
BIG thumbs up for Cranston Firearms in Cranston RI. Went in there for the first time today and had a great time! Dont know where the 2 hours went. Great selection and great service.
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