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Posted: 2/23/2002 3:24:01 PM EDT
what the hell? he was nice to me and said that other people have tried to get them but it has to be on a leo letterhead...how come remington doesn't get shit for this from everyone? it's just a bolt rifle anyway. i might go with the savage tactical instead...not sure though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 3:52:39 PM EDT
Just do yourself a favor and get the Remington 700 VS. Basically the same rifle. Shoots the same. Cheaper than a PSS too.
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 4:03:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 4:57:12 PM EDT
that's weird. they sell them all over the place in Colorado, so I would assume you can order them. I know for a fact that Dave's Guns is selling them new to the average peon cause a buddy of mine bought one...
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 5:22:04 PM EDT
Remington Arms is distributed and repped through one network, and their LE line is distributed and repped through another.

Some dealers just don't want to deal with the LE line. Get a dealer you like and have him order one from Kiesler's or another wholesaler.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 5:30:30 PM EDT
Hoplite, Inc.
P.O. Box 6599 Shepherdsville, Ky 40165
Police Tact M700 $749.99
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 6:01:02 PM EDT
Costa Arms
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 11:45:31 PM EDT
Find someone who will do the transfer and wants your business, and then order it yourself.
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 11:49:19 PM EDT
I heard that Remington only makes runs of law enforcement weapons one or two times a year. What you see on the civilian market are distributor overstock never bought by police departments.

My guess is that if you try to buy straight from Remington or certain other distributors who do mainly leo sales they would be the ones asking for leo letterhead.
Link Posted: 2/24/2002 12:04:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jtw2:
that's weird. they sell them all over the place in Colorado, so I would assume you can order them. I know for a fact that Dave's Guns is selling them new to the average peon cause a buddy of mine bought one...

Same deal in CT, and lord knows CT ain't Disney World for gun owners.
Link Posted: 2/24/2002 2:35:23 AM EDT
Your dealer is lying to you. Anyone can buy a PSS. The Savage is a fine-shooting rifle right out of the box but do yourself a favor and hold out for the Remington. It is just, overall, a better-built rifle. Just my free advice.
Link Posted: 2/24/2002 3:02:27 AM EDT
Buy the Savage and spend the xtra $ on your optics.
Link Posted: 2/24/2002 3:16:33 AM EDT

I have the PSS in .308 and I can highly recommend it. It does not require letterhead and should be available for purchase. I saw 3 for sale at a local shop last Thursday. You may have to do some searching. Keep hope.

-White Horse
Link Posted: 2/24/2002 8:58:50 PM EDT
they're usually really nice to me in there, but i remember having a little trouble getting them to order an AR lower for me too..i can only think of a one other store in town i could try..but if i hop over (5min drive)to MN there might be a few more. would it be rude of me to bring the phone#s that are listed above into the shop?
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 10:52:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
Costa Arms

I'll second that.

My PSS from Costa Arms was my first internet firearms transaction.

I had my local dealer recieve the rifle and do the transfer. They said there was no way I was getting a new rifle for the price Costa charged. They changed their tune when the rifle arrived.

Costa apparently does a fair amount of internet business and made the whole process as worry free as possible, by keeping me constantly informed of the status of my order.

I'd use them again in a minute.
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 6:09:33 AM EDT
Your dealer is just a dick. Remington does ask dealers to sell them only to LEO but puts not restriction on doing so nor do they check. Just buy your rifle and all your other stuff fo that matter from a more freedom loving establishment.
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 8:20:56 AM EDT
Remington is a little weird about their "police" line of weapons. Including both the 700PSS and the 11-87P. There is no reason you cannot own any of their products. I once had a police type store tell me that they couldn't sell me a PSS. I said, "Why not? You've already sold me two other ones and a SSG besides." They shut up and sold me another one. A local gun store here in Orem, Utah has them on the shelf. I just ordered a 11-87P through another local dealer. Remington does not show the "police" line on their normal web page. You can look at them at www.remingtonle.com Best. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 12:57:11 PM EDT
Does Costa Arms have a website? I did a quick search and couldn't come up with anything.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 7:17:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2002 7:27:21 PM EDT by 9divdoc]
Costa Arms
15 Church Street, Kingston, NH 03848
(603) 642-8677

Watch Six handy website thanks
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 10:45:58 PM EDT
i should have put the update here instead of a new topic..anyway i got one on special order from a different store. $734 after taxes. not too bad.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 11:13:21 PM EDT
Adjustable factory trigger on Rem700 is cool. I've adjusted mine (.308PSS detachable mag) so trigger pull is lighter and smoother. Then I mounted Leupold VariX III tactical scope. Mine doesn't like the Blackhill Match ammo for some reason. It shoots like crap. Federal Match works fine. Since ammo prices are so high in People's Republic of Kalifornia, I've since stopped shooting match ammo. Barrel is quite worn out by now from shooting it too much. Have fun with yours. Meanwhile, I'll save up some $ and maybe purchase a FN Police rifle (contact Fulton Armory).
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