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Posted: 10/8/2004 11:53:02 AM EST
Double actiion in Detroit now allows CCW. 10-08-2004.

Went there today and their is a large sign on the wall and small ones through out the store.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:46:31 PM EST
Good news. Wonder why it took them so long to get with the program?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:03:13 PM EST
I think Target Sports took their 'no ccw' signs down a long time ago. While I like double action (bought my first AR there) they are a little weird to say the least.... :)
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 11:22:45 AM EST
'Bout time!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:59:54 PM EST

While I like double action (bought my first AR there) they are a little weird to say the least.... :)


id say more than a lil
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:43:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:

While I like double action (bought my first AR there) they are a little weird to say the least.... :)


id say more than a lil



+1!

Stopped doing any business there. I will not pay my hard earned money to those guys anymore.

Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:21:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By rpd_fire:
Double actiion in Detroit now allows CCW. 10-08-2004.

Went there today and their is a large sign on the wall and small ones through out the store.



Are you refering to the one in Madison Heights? Or are there more than one location?

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 2:44:09 PM EST
The owners were under a restriction from their insurance company that prevented them from allowing it. Through a 'come on, guys!' talk with their insurers they recently obtained permission to allow it.

-Dan
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 2:58:23 PM EST
Yes
Madison heighs
I work all over the detroit area.
Sterling Heights, Warren, Troy, Southfield, ect, ect, ect.
It all looks about the same untill you go to downtown Detroit.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:42:08 PM EST
and whats up with not allowing AKs and SKS rifles or anything related to 7.39x39mm???
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:55:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:
and whats up with not allowing AKs and SKS rifles or anything related to 7.39x39mm???



I asked the same thing and was told it was because of "Those damn gang-bangers don't have a clue." and steel core ammo. And I could see their point, but why restrict EVERYONE with 7.62 x 39?

Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:14:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 3:43:04 PM EST by djgolus]

Originally Posted By Tall_Shadow:

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:
and whats up with not allowing AKs and SKS rifles or anything related to 7.39x39mm???



I asked the same thing and was told it was because of "Those damn gang-bangers don't have a clue." and steel core ammo. And I could see their point, but why restrict EVERYONE with 7.62 x 39?

Tall Shadow



Exactly... My buddy and I were there and they told him he couldn't shoot his SKS even though he had lead core ammo. It's like, Doh, we know you don't allow steel core ammo. Hell, the guy wanted to see what type of ammo I was shooting in my AR once. Also, wolf ammo not allowed. Talk about picky....

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:18:27 PM EST
I heard that someone supposedly messed up the backstop pretty good using steel core ammo. Hense the ban on 7.62x39 "assault" rifles. Any way you slice it someone with that type of gun pissed them off pretty bad.

I have dealt with them a couple times recently, and they are good guys over there, even if some of their policies seem a bit strange.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:29:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By djgolus:

Originally Posted By Tall_Shadow:

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:
and whats up with not allowing AKs and SKS rifles or anything related to 7.39x39mm???



I asked the same thing and was told it was because of "Those damn gang-bangers don't have a clue." and steel core ammo. And I could see their point, but why restrict EVERYONE with 7.62 x 39?

Tall Shadow



Exactly... My buddy and I were there and they told him he couldn't shoot his SKS even though he had lead core ammo. It's like, Doh, we know you don't allow steel core ammo. Hell, the guy wanted to see what type of ammo I was shooting in my AR once. Also, wolf ammo not allowed. Talk about picky....




Yeah, I've had my ammo subjected to the magnet test! It was because of the backstop - they have a chunk of the backstop on a pole to show what the AP stuff does to it.

It does bug me that you can't use AK/SKS type rifles there

+1 on them being pretty good guys otherwise. (The little short guy is a bit of a Nazi on the range though sometimes) I have purchased my share of fun stuff from them. I was the one that introduced them to Rock River early last year.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:59:34 AM EST
Now all they have to do is lower their prices to a competitive level and maybe I'll have a reason to go there. And as far as the insurance not allowing concealed carry, I call bullshit on that.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:20:56 AM EST
Yes, they can be odd at times. Al is actually a pretty good guy, but he seems nervous about things. I do think they get a lot of wierdos in there though, hence his attitude. Some guy shot himself in the neck a year ago or so. Also saw a guy hipshoot a shotgun (maybe buckshot) once and target hangers were flying all over. I can understand his nervousness. I also asked him about the no AK/SKS rule, he said it was because of all the cheap copies breaking sears and going full auto, shooting up his range. I showed him my Valmet M76 and he happily said I could shoot it there anytime. Go shoot there a few times and show them you are responsible and knowlegable and then talk to him about what you want to shoot and he will work with you. The rifle range prices have gone through the roof though, insurance issues do to things like the neck guy.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 3:14:57 AM EST
Guys there are good smaller gun shops in and around our SE Michigan area not to deal with them (double actio). I think they have their core of uneducated buyers thats keeps the gun sales going, like the people who pay the high prices at Target Sports off of Woodward....I walked through there the other day:

"NO DOUBLE TAPPING ALLOWED, but please rent one of our class III's for $50.00"

Come on...

I have bought my last gun through shotgun news and used a locall FFL for the x-fer, WAY cheaper and it was a pleasant thing to go through.

Chris

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:32:41 AM EST
Ziti, I had to laugh at that. I rented two of Target Sports' Class III guns earlier this year... after I was done, I wanted to try some rapid fire with a handgun I brought and they told me no!

I've gotten good and bad service at Double Action though. Mostly good. I've gotten good prices as well-- just need to check pricing elsewhere first. They used to let you work from a holster and double tap from time to time, but I think some choad wranglers wrecked that for us. It only takes one. I really can't blame them for the most part.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:23:36 PM EST
I won't go there. They won't allow any rapid fire even if you can group it in a silver dollar. They treat you as if you are lucky to have the privledge of going there, and they woould not even let me shoot my subgun even in semi-auto. If I want to pay money to get treated like crap, I can always go to Target Sports on Woodward. I miss that place before they sold it to the new owners. It was a great place to hangout with friendly guys that were gun guys. They would let me pay to shoot their subguns, but would not let me shoot mine. Peters on Gratiot is a small place and kind of run down but at least they are friendly. I only go to any indoor range if I have to. I'd rather drive to an outdoor range and shoot.
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