I saw an add in the statesman today and it said they are closing the doors on August 31. I've only been in there a few times, its a small place but they seem to have a pretty good variety from revolvers and hunting rifles to everything else. I imagine that with them closing they should have some good prices. Check it out!!
ETA: for those that may not know, Shapels is on Liberty road off of Fairview.
Sportsmans claims another...
I will stop by and see if they'll part with a few goodies I've seen there.
..That and maybe a new pistol to keep up with you guys...
I'm sure Sportsmans put a dent in their business, but the story I heard was that after the brother (Keith?) who owned Shapels died a few months ago from cancer, there just wasn't any interest from the rest of the family members in running it. I never gave them a lot of business, but as they are close by, I used to run down and pick up primers, etc when I'd run out in the middle of a batch reload.
They are supposed to have a *huge* selection of gun pieces and parts (not just accessories) in the back.
Jollyroger and I bumped into eachother at Shapels thursday. The store was as full of people as I have ever seen it...like buzzards circleing over a kill
I saw a sweet beretta 8000 in .40, if it had been a 9mm I'd have made an offer, I just gotta get a pistol. I'll probably end up getting a Glock 19.
Hey jollyroger, how does the sling fit the AK?
BTW j.r. every time I see your screen name it makes me think of the bloodninja pirate story
Bloodninja: who is this?
sweet17: just a someone?
Bloodninja: A someone I know?
Bloodninja: Then why the hell are you bothering me?
sweet17: well sorrrrrry
sweet17: I just wanted to chat with you
sweet17: nevermind your an jerk
Bloodninja: Hey wait a minute
Bloodninja: look I'm sorry. I'm just a little paranoid
sweet17: of what?
Bloodninja: No. I'm in hiding.
Bloodninja: Don't f**king laugh at me!
Bloodninja: This s**t is serious!
sweet17: What are you hiding from?
Bloodninja: The cops.
sweet17: gimme a f**king break
Bloodninja: I'm serious.
sweet17: I don't get it
Bloodninja: The cops are after me.
sweet17: For what?
Bloodninja: I'm wanted in three states
Bloodninja: It's kind of embarrasing.
Bloodninja: I had sex with a turkey.
sweet17: You are f**king sick.
Bloodninja: Send me your picture.
Bloodninja: so I know you aren't one of them.
sweet17: One of what?
Bloodninja: The cops.
sweet17: I'm not a cop i told you
Bloodninja: Then send me your picture.
sweet17: hold on
Bloodninja: Hurry up.
Bloodninja: Are you there?
Bloodninja: F**k you, cop!
sweet17: Hey sorry
sweet17: I had to do something for my mom.
Bloodninja: I thought you were trying to find a picture to send to me.
Bloodninja: When really you were notifying the authorities.
Bloodninja: Weren't you!?
sweet17: thats not it
Bloodninja: Then what?
sweet17: I don't want to send you the picture cause I'm not pretty
Bloodninja: Most cops aren't
sweet17: IM NOT A F**KING COP YOU A**HOLE!
Bloodninja: Then send me the picture.
sweet17: fine. What's your e-mail?
Bloodninja: Just send it through here.
sweet17: alright *PIC*
sweet17: Did you get it?
Bloodninja: Hold on. I'm looking.
sweet17: That was me back in may
sweet17: I've lost weight since then.
Bloodninja: I hope so
sweet17: that hurt my feelings.
Bloodninja: Did it?
sweet17: Yes. I'm not that much smaller than that now.
Bloodninja: Will it make you feel better if I send you my picture?
Bloodninja: Alright let me find it.
Bloodninja: Okay here it is. *PIC*
sweet17: this isn't you.
Bloodninja: I'll be damned if it ain't!
sweet17: You don't look like that.
Bloodninja: How the hell do you know?
sweet17: cause your profile has another picture.
Bloodninja: The profile pic is a fake.
Bloodninja: I use it to hide from the cops.
sweet17: You look like the Farm Fresh guy lol
Bloodninja: Well, you look like you ATE the Farm Fresh guy....
Bloodninja: Not to mention all the groceries.
sweet17: Go f**k yourself
Bloodninja: I was going to until I saw that picture
Bloodninja: Now my unit won't get hard for a week.
sweet17: I shouldn't have sent you that picture.
sweet17: You've done nothing but slam me.
sweet17: you hurt me.
Bloodninja: And calling me the Farm Fresh guy doesn't hurt me?
sweet17: I thought you were bullcrapping me!
Bloodninja: Why would I do that?
sweet17: I can't believe that cops are after you
Bloodninja: I can't believe Santa lets you sit on his lap..
sweet17: F((K YOU!!!
Bloodninja: You'd break both of his legs.
sweet17: You're a F**KING A**HOLE!
sweet17: I've been teased my whole life because of my weight
sweet17: and you make fun of me when you don't even know me
Bloodninja: Ok. I'm sorry.
sweet17: No you aren't
Bloodninja: You're right. I'm not.
sweet17: I'm done with you
Bloodninja: Aww. I'm sorry.
sweet17: I'm putting you on ignore
Bloodninja: Wait a sec
Bloodninja: We got off on the wrong foot.
Bloodninja: Wanna start over?
Bloodninja: I'll eat your kitty
sweet17: You'll what?
Bloodninja: You heard me.
Bloodninja: I said I'd eat your kitty.
sweet17: I thought you said you couldn't get it hard after seeing my picture
Bloodninja: Do I need a hard-on to eat your kitty?
sweet17: I'd like to know that the man eating me out is excited yes
Bloodninja: Well I'm not like most men.
Bloodninja: I get excited in different ways.
sweet17: Like what?
Bloodninja: Do you really wanna know?
sweet17: I don't know
Bloodninja: You have to tell me yes or no.
sweet17: I'm afraid to
Bloodninja: cause why?
sweet17: well lets see
sweet17: you say you have sex with turkeys. You call me fat. then you wanna eat me out
sweet17: doesn't that seem strange to you?
sweet17: well its strange to me
Bloodninja: Fine. I won't do it if you don't want me to
sweet17: I didn't say that
Bloodninja: So is that a yes?
sweet17: I guess so.
Bloodninja: Ok. I need your help getting excited though.
Bloodninja: Are you willing?
sweet17: What do you need me to do?
Bloodninja: I need you talk like a pirate.
Bloodninja: When I start to go limp... you say "HARRRR!!!"
sweet17: You can't be serious
Bloodninja: Oh yes I am!
Bloodninja: It's my fantasy.
sweet17: this is retarded
Bloodninja: Do you want it or not?
sweet17: Yes I want it.
Bloodninja: Then you'll do it for me?
Bloodninja: Ok. Here we go.
Bloodninja: I gently remove your panties and being to massage your thighs.
Bloodninja: You get really juicy thinking about my tounge brushing up against them
Bloodninja: I softly begin to tounge your wet kitty.
Bloodninja: I run my tounge up and down your smooth c**t.
sweet17: mmmm yeah
Bloodninja: uh oh ...going limp.
Bloodninja: You gotta do better than that!
Bloodninja: Your picture was really bad.
Bloodninja: Ahhhh. Much better. I feel your kitty get more moist with every stroke.
Bloodninja: I softly suck on your cl*t bringing it in and out of my mouth.
Bloodninja: Your juices run down my chin as your scent makes its way to my nose.
Bloodninja: I begin to feel empowered by your femininity.
sweet17: mmmmmm you are good
Bloodninja: I feel your thighs tighten as I suck harder
Bloodninja: going limp
Bloodninja: Mmmm I grab your swelling buttocks in my hands.
Bloodninja: You begin to sway back and forth.
Bloodninja: going limp
sweet17: this is stupid
Bloodninja: ...still limp
Bloodninja: Do it!
Bloodninja: I turn you around to lick your a**hole.
Bloodninja: I pry apart that battleship you call your ass.
Bloodninja: I see poo nuggets hanging from the hair around your ass.
Bloodninja: They stink really bad.
sweet17: OMG STOP!!!
Bloodninja: I start to get fed up with your ugly ass
Bloodninja: I tear off your wooden peg leg.
Bloodninja: I ram it up your ass.
sweet17: YOURE A F**KING PYSCHO!!
Bloodninja: Then I pour hot carmel over your head.
Bloodninja: And turn you into a f**king candy apple...
Bloodninja: I kick you in the face!
sweet17: F**K YOU A**HOLE!!
Bloodninja: The celluloid from your cheeks hits the side of the cabin...
Bloodninja: Your parrot flys away.
Bloodninja: ...going limp again.
Bloodninja: Say it!
Shapels really was busy, I've never seen so many people there before. I was able to pick up a couple of AK mags and a sling. I would have really liked to be able to bring home the Sig 228 9mm or the Sig 220 .45, oh well I didnt have the green. Someday though, someday.
The Ak sling is going to work good I think, it looks a little weird on there because I dont have the normal AK stock. I have a choate "dragunov" style on there, I may consider getting the wood RPK type stock from ironwood.
luckypunk: That bloodninja story is hilarious!!
We had the same thing up here with Lolos Sporting Goods. Luckily enough there is enough local patronage that somebody else bought the store and has kept it open. It's a nostalgic place with hard woos floors and high ceilings and glass cases and racks of guns. I hate when the big shots impeed on the little man. Fortunatliy in tis case the little man has a loyal clientel.
I wish that were the case with Shapels
Where is this Lolo's you speak of?
They just redid Shapels a couple of years ago I thought...going to be sad to see it go. Always drive by it to go visit my aunt and uncle (about every other weekend).
My brother said two of the gunsmiths are going to go work over on Ustick at Buckhorn. He said something about they were building them a shop attached to the pawn shop.
I like Buckhorn, they seem to be pretty good guys. Good to hear they're expanding too, a gunsmith over there will be great