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Posted: 10/9/2004 9:12:16 PM EST
Anyone in the So Cal area? I'm considering buying my first handgun and hopefully there's someone out there that could point me out to reputable stores, people or any deals in the area. Thanks! I look forward to meeting everyone here!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:19:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:41:38 PM EST
Yes, please be more specific. It will make it easier for us to help out.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:43:26 PM EST
Hey foogoo,
Welcome to the site. I think I am the only one way down south (Imperial Beach/Coronado area). Where are you located? Cause like Treetop said, SD is damn big. Let us know if we can help.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:03:36 PM EST
Glendale here..
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:25:30 PM EST
Los Angeles here (UCLA, specifically). Also in Orange County. IM with questions....
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:36:55 AM EST
im in the antelope valley if you need help
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:52:48 AM EST
San diego here.

Mira Mesa.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:53:02 AM EST
San berdu,Onterrible,Riverside here!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:14:18 AM EST
South bay, LA county, western OC here
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:42:11 AM EST
Sirbordsalot311,
Where in the AV? I live in Lancaster.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:46:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:12:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:15:06 AM EST by TKoProductions]
Treetop,

Are you a transiant?

Just kidding. LOL hatsworth
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:19:35 AM EST
Orange County here...more specifically in Costa Mesa.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:41:24 PM EST
San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles east of L.A. on the San Bernardino(10 FWY) Freeway.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:22:31 PM EST
South Orange County here...
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:31:15 PM EST
Norwalk. Near 5fwy and 605fwy.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:42:10 PM EST
Hey what happened to Foogoo?C'mon back we can help ya spend your money!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:08:35 PM EST
He probably hasn't learned the board features yet.

You missed a SoCAal shoot today......


Originally Posted By foogoo:
Anyone in the So Cal area? I'm considering buying my first handgun and hopefully there's someone out there that could point me out to reputable stores, people or any deals in the area. Thanks! I look forward to meeting everyone here!

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:34:48 PM EST
Originally posted by 50_shooter:

Sirbordsalot311,
Where in the AV? I live in Lancaster.



I live in Quartz Hill. Im a waiter at Chili's so maybe I'll see ya there!
best regards,
andrew
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:20:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By sirbordsalot311:
Originally posted by 50_shooter:

Sirbordsalot311,
Where in the AV? I live in Lancaster.



I live in Quartz Hill. Im a waiter at Chili's so maybe I'll see ya there!
best regards,
andrew



Free drinks!?!?

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:58:24 AM EST
Chili's at the mall? Free drinks, what? Where do you shoot at? DMRPC or somewhere else?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:42:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:07:49 AM EST
"El Ayeeeeee.."

Cheers
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:49:36 AM EST
College area here SDSU
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:26:38 PM EST
Sorry guys! I'm specifically in the SGV area near Pasadena and UCLA!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:09:25 PM EST
In Pasadena, you have Turners (www.turners.com) or you can hit up North Hollywood if you near UCLA and goto LA Guns (www.laguns.com. You can also go a little north on the 5 freeway to Oak Tree Gun Club (www.oaktreegunclub.com - just south of Santa Clarita)and try many handguns before you buy them.

Hope that helps!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:56:26 PM EST
Inland Empire: San Bernardino, Riverside area
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:17:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By ScrewCAlaws:
In Pasadena, you have Turners (www.turners.com) or you can hit up North Hollywood if you near UCLA and goto LA Guns (www.laguns.com. You can also go a little north on the 5 freeway to Oak Tree Gun Club (www.oaktreegunclub.com - just south of Santa Clarita)and try many handguns before you buy them.



I checked out the LA Guns site and looks pretty awesome! I never heard of Oak Tree before either and looks like it'll be worth the drive.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:50:38 PM EST
Try the LA Gun Club in downtown LA, near 6th and Alameda. 1375 E. 6th St. (213 612 0931). It's about ten minutes south of Pasadena. It's a 25 meter indoor range, and they have probably 200 pistols to choose from.

Cheers
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:08:52 PM EST
Santa Clarita here BTW.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:42:37 PM EST
Grew up in a small town on the edge of San Bernardino (murder capital and smog capital, yay...) and now I live more in the mountains in a small little place called Yucaipa.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:38:57 AM EST
Riverside here...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:40:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By NeoWeird:
Grew up in a small town on the edge of San Bernardino (murder capital and smog capital, yay...) and now I live more in the mountains in a small little place called Yucaipa.



Yucaipa's a cozy little town. I went to Crafton Hills College.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:03:14 AM EST
Hey, I'm down in San Diego and haven't been up in LA for a while, but I used to go to a shop called

Stevenson Gun Country (818) 845-6015
1313 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA

Close to Pasadena, and if he's still working there, ask for Aristotle. He knows just about everything that there is to know, and cool to boot. If he's still working there, he'll know how to get you started!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:42:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By DpC:
Santa Clarita here BTW.



same here!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:05:38 AM EST
La Crescenta
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:46:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Red-Bucket-98:
San diego here....



+1

South Park.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:40:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By foogoo:

I checked out the LA Guns site and looks pretty awesome! I never heard of Oak Tree before either and looks like it'll be worth the drive.



Just to the south (about 8-9 miles) of UCLA is Culver City, and a gun store, Martin B Retting. So, if you're at UCLA, just take the 405 and get off at Washington. Martin B Retting is just East of Sepulveda (so you can also take Sepulveda or Overland south)

Martin B. Retting, Inc.
11029 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-837-2412
http://www.retting.com

There is a Turner's in the south bay area at Hawthorne and Artesia, too.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:52:04 PM EST
San Diego here. Currently in Escondido. Planning to move to Dulzura.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:04:03 PM EST

Yucaipa's a cozy little town. I went to Crafton Hills College.



Too bad it is getting overrun with drugs, angst ridden promiscuous teenagers, and illegal immigrants. Still far better than a lot of other local areas, just sad to see it going in the same direction.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:14:03 PM EST
I work in San Marcos, and live in Murrieta
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:48:02 PM EST
Howdy,Corona Del Mar here,Just moved up the Coast after living in Coronado Island.I know plenty of good places to buy (my brother is a MGR at Turners Outdoorsman),gunsmiths and dealers.Was a civilian Contractor/Inst for a bit at Fleet Training and NAVSPECWARCOM at NAB Coronado.My bonifides are in Terrorism/Counter Intel/Islamic Terrorist Groups/Global Trends of Jihadist-Islamist terrorism.I Speak +8 Languages,+24 Years veteran Investigator/Intel.Very active in Tactical training with LE SWAT and MIL SpecWar guys.I can set you up with great training also....All former Navy Seals/USMC Force Recon-Scout Snipers running a great school.(Combative Concepts) Years ago I did a bunch of Videos with them that are still on sale at various locations..amazon,Ebay,Gun Stores etc etc.I also have a California Private Investigator License since 1985,credentials on request and if it appears you need em...no worries.Simple Weblink to the State BSIS verification website.........
Orange County,Home of John Wayne,Richard Nixon,GW Bush Fans and Conservative to go.Also Home to SureFire and the SureFire Institute..all good friends of mine.This is a great place to live.I'm on the water,Minutes from a good nature walk and have buddys who Run all the Oil Areas up in North County for awesome offroading,Hiking,Hunting and AMAZING Dove hunting!
Later,
JR the Investigator
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:22:53 PM EST
Oceanside (San Diego County)
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:42:42 PM EST
Living in SoCal tends to be a real bummer, aside from the fact that every other rifle is considered an Assault Rifle, you can only legally get about 2% of the hand guns on the market. Stupid safety test registration. I bet if they returned the firearms after the test, 90% of the companies who don't apply would turn around and submit their handguns. It's a big difference between losing a whole gun, and just replacing any parts that are cosmetically damaged.

On a sidenote, anyone been/go to a shooting range called West End Gun Club that has it's range in the area of the San Bernardino Nation Forest around the 215? I am in dire need of a good range in the Yucaipa area, and this seems like the best. Any comments that are good or bad about it? I would go check it out myself, but a 40-45 minute drive just to look through the gate, which is of a 80 acre range so I might not even see anything, is a bit extreme especially with gas prices the way that they are.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:32:03 AM EST
Ridgecrest, California for me.
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