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Posted: 9/1/2004 10:50:07 PM EST
So. does anyone know what really happened? We might be led to think all sorts of stuff until the real reason comes out.

In the meantime, if any of you need AR work or a really good smith give us a call. At least we are stable. We are not a gunstore, we do not sell guns but we build the best guns, 1911s as well as what is your pleasure in Collin County.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:56:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jailcop:
So. does anyone know what really happened? We might be led to think all sorts of stuff until the real reason comes out.



Appliance fire according to the home page - www.lonestarguns.com
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 2:23:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jailcop:
So. does anyone know what really happened? We might be led to think all sorts of stuff until the real reason comes out.

In the meantime, if any of you need AR work or a really good smith give us a call. At least we are stable.



I call a MichaelMooreism{using a question or insinuation as fact} here on until the real reason comes out and At least we are stable. ¿Are you insinuating that the tin foil hat crowd drive by their store since there was a criminal conspiracy? It leaves a particular bad taste in my mouth to see someone gloat over the misfortunes of others and kick a man while he is down. If you had said, "With the approach of hunting season, a lot of hunters are now needing gunsmith services due to the unfortunate turn of events at Lone Star Guns. We would like to have the opportunity to earn your business as they did. We hope them the best and that they are back open quickly. Until then, we would appreciate a chance to earn your business." I would have respected that.

I might have even respected you for having the balls to say that you think that arson was involved. But, otherwise, you are just an opportunistic gutless cad.

Enjoy the business increase at their expense while you can.

wganz


disclaimer: My only relationship with Lone Star Guns is a very satisfied customer.

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:05:08 AM EST
Woah! Back up the truck!

My question concerning Lone Star was to get the straight story as we've heard several and some of them are not a bit flattering. Until Lone Star is able to get back to being a fine service to the DFW community of shooters going into this year's hunting season we are offering our services as needed. There are few really good full service gunstores in this area and it is always sad to see a business so new take a turn for the worst.

As to the "stable" remark, that remains to be seen. Anything could happen at anytime. The butane tanks driving the bluing system could blow or one of us could keel over. In life nothing is certain except taxes.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:30:42 AM EST
You can back up a truck. You can back up a hard drive. But you can't back up what you've said(you can take that 2 ways).

Any significant event is going to have rumors and the tin foil hat crowd is going to have their conspiracies. When there are insurance claims and, in a high profile case as this, there will be a thorough investigation. Any irregularities are going to be given an extreme scruitizing.

Let's step back and look at when this event occurred. Would it make sense for the new owner of a full service gun shop to start a fire that would shut him down at the peak season(the start of dove season) and when there is a change in legislation(end of the AWB) that will drastically BOOST his business? The shop had just added more employees. They were talking of ordering more stock for the end of the AWB. They were moving the consignment guns at a fairly rapid clip. There was increased store traffic due to the interest in the end of the AWB. This is not the mark of a business in trouble.

Tomorrow is not guranteed to anyone. Business stability is related to customer base, market, location, and the need for services/good provided:

* customer base - established gun shop with a history of good service
* market - guns & Texas, + Plano still has a population with adequate disposalable income, plus contacts for the LEO market
* location - close to 75, an indoor & an outdoor range in decent driving distance, close to areas with population that have discretionary spending income(support the black rifle disease)
* need for services/goods - small range for testing & CHL classes at competitive prices, consignment gun sales, focus on black rifles & LEO sales that gave them a niche in the Plano area. End of AWB in sight that was drumming up large amounts of store traffic. (Gun Master has reloading/ammo/large selection of pistols & hunting guns/gunsmith; BulletTrap has their indoor range + its companion products, & Lone Star Guns had gunsmithing & is S&W warranty center/black rifles, CCGR is about 15 minutes away; every shop had its own style and complemented rather than competed with the others == life is good)

Professionals don't need to stoop to rumor mongering and insinuations. Real men don't kick another man when he is down because what goes around has a way of coming around. Call it karma if you like.

wganz

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:41:23 AM EST
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