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Posted: 9/1/2014 11:42:03 AM EST
Sumter: I can't make up my mind it's a toss-up between Tony's Guns or Jim's Gun Shop.


Hold onto your cock when dealing with either of these snake-oil salesmen.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 11:59:55 AM EST
There is a good one?
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 12:03:15 PM EST
a ton of the Pawn Shop / Gun Shops.

they have high dollar prices and treat you like a crack head.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 2:09:16 PM EST
Shooter's Choice in West Columbia. Great selection if you just want to look. But very high prices, sometimes above suggested retail even on current production models. Also many of the sales people have crappy attitudes, assuming you can get one to stop yucking it up with each other long enough to come show you a gun.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 2:11:53 PM EST
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Sure. Just in Columbia, there are the two Palmetto State Armory locations. Plus Lawmen's Safety Supply are good folks, I have dealt with them for over 20 years.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 3:23:47 PM EST
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Palmetto DIstributors / Firearms on Broad River Rd in Columbia near SLED's office was hit and miss due to counter help. When their corporate owner, Dana Safety Supply, stopped selling semi auto rifles to "civilians" ( link ), that operation ceased to be anything worth visiting.
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Palmetto DIstributors / Firearms on Broad River Rd in Columbia near SLED's office was hit and miss due to counter help. When their corporate owner, Dana Safety Supply, stopped selling semi auto rifles to "civilians" ( link ), that operation ceased to be anything worth visiting.
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+1 It is just a shadow of what it used to be a few years back.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 5:31:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Slufstuff:
Shooter's Choice in West Columbia. Great selection if you just want to look. But very high prices, sometimes above suggested retail even on current production models. Also many of the sales people have crappy attitudes, assuming you can get one to stop yucking it up with each other long enough to come show you a gun.
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I will have to echo Shooter's Choice as well. I haven't been in in a while, but in the past, I remember going in and standing at the counter while some of the guys are just standing around busy with talking to their coworkers. Whenever I go in, it's when I've got money to burn and I'm hoping they might have something nice in the used guns sections.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 6:21:44 PM EST
The Gunshop in walhalla is full of arrogant sons of.... I'll stop there.
Link Posted: 9/1/2014 10:32:30 PM EST
ATP
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ATP: want a FFL transfer? You're going to pay SALES TAX on it at ATP
Link Posted: 9/2/2014 11:32:39 AM EST
I learned the moment I got into guns that the only purpose a gun store has is to do FFL transfers.

If it wasn't for federal laws that require them to exist they would've died out decades ago due to 1) high prices, 2) low service and 3) hostile customer service
Link Posted: 9/2/2014 2:30:59 PM EST
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I will have to echo Shooter's Choice as well. I haven't been in in a while, but in the past, I remember going in and standing at the counter while some of the guys are just standing around busy with talking to their coworkers. Whenever I go in, it's when I've got money to burn and I'm hoping they might have something nice in the used guns sections.
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Originally Posted By billytehbob:
Originally Posted By Slufstuff:
Shooter's Choice in West Columbia. Great selection if you just want to look. But very high prices, sometimes above suggested retail even on current production models. Also many of the sales people have crappy attitudes, assuming you can get one to stop yucking it up with each other long enough to come show you a gun.



I will have to echo Shooter's Choice as well. I haven't been in in a while, but in the past, I remember going in and standing at the counter while some of the guys are just standing around busy with talking to their coworkers. Whenever I go in, it's when I've got money to burn and I'm hoping they might have something nice in the used guns sections.



I'll third the Shooter's Choice hate and they deserve it. I have hard-headed friends who go there and still complain about the bad customer service. Some people just don't learn.
Link Posted: 9/2/2014 7:47:29 PM EST
Shooters choice is a lot better now than say 5 years ago BUT it really depends on who is working the counter, the new younger guys are nice enough. The prices are hit or miss, I picked up a Glock 34 last year for cheaper than PSA had them but the shotguns seem to be really high.

The worst ones I've been to so far was either ATP or Lexington pawn and gun.
Link Posted: 9/2/2014 7:57:17 PM EST
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Add Schofield's Ace Hardware (Florence) to the list. They're just assholes plain and simple.

And no fucking way am I paying $37+tax for a box of .380 FMJ.
Link Posted: 9/3/2014 4:46:10 PM EST
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I am a member at SharpShooters Gun Club and Range in Greenville on Rutherford Rd. The place is fantastic. Great customer service, decent prices, excellent classes and range. Cheap FFL transfers and great Tactical selection. Worst is PSA Greenville until they find out you are buying a firearm. Then its all "Yes master, yes sir!" What is it with Gun Shop employees? Is it a requirement to act like a Richard?
Link Posted: 9/3/2014 7:52:49 PM EST
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Lexington pawn and gun.
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THIS PLACE.

Yeah, they've had the same inventory for years it seems, and the guys, or at least the owner, are complete dicks. Prices aren't great, either.


Honestly, I don't understand how some of these guys can be dicks to customers. I've worked at Publix as a part time school job and it's nothing hard, even when the customers suck, to be courteous. It's as easy as just asking the someone what's up and then checking up on them in a few minutes. I only get that at PSA.
Link Posted: 9/3/2014 9:15:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By follybeacher:


ATP: want a FFL transfer? You're going to pay SALES TAX on it at ATP
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Originally Posted By UrbancommandoX:
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ATP: want a FFL transfer? You're going to pay SALES TAX on it at ATP


God that place sucks hard.
Link Posted: 9/3/2014 11:02:39 PM EST
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And don't bring your SO there...Every time the wife goes with some goon behind the counter always tries their played out come on lines. Creeps her out every time.

Might be a good thing if your lady is looking for a little attention though...
Link Posted: 9/4/2014 5:51:46 PM EST
Ok, I will say Jim's Gun Shop in Sumter. I've known Jim for years and yes, I bought a gun from there. But he was the only one that had what I was wanting at the time. Now, Tony's, I have dealt with him for a few years. Yes, he can be an ass, but I have gotten good deals from him. Tony likes me yet doesn't like my brother a whole lot. So I get deals, and my brother gets a headache.
Link Posted: 9/4/2014 9:18:33 PM EST
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And don't bring your SO there...Every time the wife goes with some goon behind the counter always tries their played out come on lines. Creeps her out every time.

Might be a good thing if your lady is looking for a little attention though...
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Originally Posted By UrbancommandoX:
ATP


And don't bring your SO there...Every time the wife goes with some goon behind the counter always tries their played out come on lines. Creeps her out every time.

Might be a good thing if your lady is looking for a little attention though...

I here that a lot. Good luck getting the counter staff to help either. Too busy with their delusional gun idiot conversations. I only go for the range, and even then they make up rules on the fly. Like, soft point only.... But no signs saying it. But you can use their range ammo (PMC Bronze 55gr).
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Originally Posted By NotIssued:

I here that a lot. Good luck getting the counter staff to help either. Too busy with their delusional gun idiot conversations. I only go for the range, and even then they make up rules on the fly. Like, soft point only.... But no signs saying it. But you can use their range ammo (PMC Bronze 55gr).
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Originally Posted By NotIssued:
Originally Posted By JediYota:
Originally Posted By UrbancommandoX:
ATP


And don't bring your SO there...Every time the wife goes with some goon behind the counter always tries their played out come on lines. Creeps her out every time.

Might be a good thing if your lady is looking for a little attention though...

I here that a lot. Good luck getting the counter staff to help either. Too busy with their delusional gun idiot conversations. I only go for the range, and even then they make up rules on the fly. Like, soft point only.... But no signs saying it. But you can use their range ammo (PMC Bronze 55gr).


Or you cant use your ammo but theyll give people 7.62x54 ap on strippers.
Link Posted: 9/5/2014 12:23:18 AM EST


main street gun and pawn in dillon sucks
Link Posted: 9/5/2014 12:41:08 PM EST
that swamp fox place still neckbearding ammo?
Link Posted: 9/5/2014 1:34:20 PM EST
Not sure about the Swamp Fox...haven't been in there since Pontificator and I made our initial report. Not planning to give them any business either.
Link Posted: 9/5/2014 8:17:07 PM EST
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Probably.

I drive past there a lot and I see very few cars if any in the parking lot. When I drove past there today the lot was empty save 2 trucks probably the owners.
Link Posted: 9/7/2014 4:09:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Annunaki:
I am a member at SharpShooters Gun Club and Range in Greenville on Rutherford Rd. The place is fantastic. Great customer service, decent prices, excellent classes and range. Cheap FFL transfers and great Tactical selection. Worst is PSA Greenville until they find out you are buying a firearm. Then its all "Yes master, yes sir!" What is it with Gun Shop employees? Is it a requirement to act like a Richard?
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I have to agree, concerning PSA. Sharpshooters is pretty good, but even so, they have their share of gunshop commandos behind the counter.
Link Posted: 9/7/2014 7:32:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Add Schofield's Ace Hardware (Florence) to the list. They're just assholes plain and simple.

And no fucking way am I paying $37+tax for a box of .380 FMJ.
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Schofield Ace is the most overpriced and elitist place that I know of. They definitely don't like to deal with the working man and ammo prices are outrageous.
Link Posted: 9/8/2014 12:03:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lineman86:
The Gunshop in walhalla is full of arrogant sons of.... I'll stop there.
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LOL WHAT?! Hilarious, honestly the employees there are some of the nicest people. My guess is you said something that pissed them off.

My vote is for Sharp Shooters in Greenville, due to the employees thinking so highly of themselves. Or PSA (not because of the attitude, but because no one is ever working behind the counter, the employees are always nice though).
Link Posted: 9/8/2014 1:21:17 PM EST
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There is a younger tall skinny dude at Sharpshooters.

Don't recall his name but he is a very good salesman.

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LOL WHAT?! Hilarious, honestly the employees there are some of the nicest people. My guess is you said something that pissed them off.

My vote is for Sharp Shooters in Greenville, due to the employees thinking so highly of themselves. Or PSA (not because of the attitude, but because no one is ever working behind the counter, the employees are always nice though).
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Originally Posted By Byrd-Shooter:
Originally Posted By Lineman86:
The Gunshop in walhalla is full of arrogant sons of.... I'll stop there.



LOL WHAT?! Hilarious, honestly the employees there are some of the nicest people. My guess is you said something that pissed them off.

My vote is for Sharp Shooters in Greenville, due to the employees thinking so highly of themselves. Or PSA (not because of the attitude, but because no one is ever working behind the counter, the employees are always nice though).



How often do you go there? I won't go back. They act like they are the only place that sells guns anywhere around here. Maybe I've always caught them on bad days but I've been there ALOT in the past.
Link Posted: 9/10/2014 1:43:05 AM EST
Tony's guns has now reduced their hours:

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY: CLOSE
WEDNESDAY: 3-6pm
THURSDAY: 3-6pm
FRIDAY: 3-6pm
SATURDAY:1-6pm

Gee, that's too bad. I guess that's what happens when you display inventory with no prices on them, lie to people, and insult them and tell them to leave when they're browsing vs. actively buying one's overpriced shit.
Link Posted: 9/10/2014 5:47:16 AM EST
Wow, open only 14 hours a week!!
I have been in there twice in my life and was never impressed, except for the immense selection hanging on the wall.

Does Bill even still work there? I sure miss him from Simpsons.



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Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Tony's guns has now reduced their hours:

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY: CLOSE
WEDNESDAY: 3-6pm
THURSDAY: 3-6pm
FRIDAY: 3-6pm
SATURDAY:1-6pm

Gee, that's too bad. I guess that's what happens when you display inventory with no prices on them, lie to people, and insult them and tell them to leave when they're browsing vs. actively buying one's overpriced shit.
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Link Posted: 9/10/2014 7:18:11 AM EST
Tony's real gravy boat is his bingo parlor next door......... His prices are high and you would have to be to pay them. about 5 years ago I had a plunger tube on a 1911 fail and they did a crap job of fixing it. Re-staked the old one vs putting a new one on that cost $10. Their job failed on the second shot...... I bought the $50 staking tool and an new plunger tube and fixed it myself.
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Originally Posted By lizARdman15:
Wow, open only 14 hours a week!!
I have been in there twice in my life and was never impressed, except for the immense selection hanging on the wall.

Does Bill even still work there? I sure miss him from Simpsons.




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Originally Posted By lizARdman15:
Wow, open only 14 hours a week!!
I have been in there twice in my life and was never impressed, except for the immense selection hanging on the wall.

Does Bill even still work there? I sure miss him from Simpsons.



Originally Posted By ThePontificator:
Tony's guns has now reduced their hours:

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY: CLOSE
WEDNESDAY: 3-6pm
THURSDAY: 3-6pm
FRIDAY: 3-6pm
SATURDAY:1-6pm

Gee, that's too bad. I guess that's what happens when you display inventory with no prices on them, lie to people, and insult them and tell them to leave when they're browsing vs. actively buying one's overpriced shit.



No, he doesn't.
Link Posted: 9/10/2014 11:04:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lineman86:



How often do you go there? I won't go back. They act like they are the only place that sells guns anywhere around here. Maybe I've always caught them on bad days but I've been there ALOT in the past.
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Originally Posted By Lineman86:
Originally Posted By Byrd-Shooter:
Originally Posted By Lineman86:
The Gunshop in walhalla is full of arrogant sons of.... I'll stop there.



LOL WHAT?! Hilarious, honestly the employees there are some of the nicest people. My guess is you said something that pissed them off.

My vote is for Sharp Shooters in Greenville, due to the employees thinking so highly of themselves. Or PSA (not because of the attitude, but because no one is ever working behind the counter, the employees are always nice though).



How often do you go there? I won't go back. They act like they are the only place that sells guns anywhere around here. Maybe I've always caught them on bad days but I've been there ALOT in the past.



Geez in Walhalla they sort of are the only thing there lol. I used to frequent them for many years.
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Originally Posted By Byrd-Shooter:



Geez in Walhalla they sort of are the only thing there lol. I used to frequent them for many years.
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Originally Posted By Byrd-Shooter:
Originally Posted By Lineman86:
Originally Posted By Byrd-Shooter:
Originally Posted By Lineman86:
The Gunshop in walhalla is full of arrogant sons of.... I'll stop there.



LOL WHAT?! Hilarious, honestly the employees there are some of the nicest people. My guess is you said something that pissed them off.

My vote is for Sharp Shooters in Greenville, due to the employees thinking so highly of themselves. Or PSA (not because of the attitude, but because no one is ever working behind the counter, the employees are always nice though).



How often do you go there? I won't go back. They act like they are the only place that sells guns anywhere around here. Maybe I've always caught them on bad days but I've been there ALOT in the past.



Geez in Walhalla they sort of are the only thing there lol. I used to frequent them for many years.


Yeah that is true but theres several other shops right down the road...
Link Posted: 9/16/2014 4:56:50 PM EST
I went to Lawmen's yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised with the staff. They were helpful and very courteous, and one guy kept showing me different guns they had in. I'll definitely be returning to purchase one of their USPs
Link Posted: 9/19/2014 8:51:37 PM EST
Always have tried to visit Lexington Firearms (on #1 near the high school)...till yesterday, when I found out they have a $75 transfer fee.
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Always have tried to visit Lexington Firearms (on #1 near the high school)...till yesterday, when I found out they have a $75 transfer fee.
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Are you talking about Lexington Firearms and Gunworks? The last gun I transferred through them was only $30.
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Are you talking about Lexington Firearms and Gunworks? The last gun I transferred through them was only $30.
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Always have tried to visit Lexington Firearms (on #1 near the high school)...till yesterday, when I found out they have a $75 transfer fee.


Are you talking about Lexington Firearms and Gunworks? The last gun I transferred through them was only $30.

Yep, and they told me $75 Thursday. Guess business is slow.
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Yep, and they told me $75 Thursday. Guess business is slow.
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Originally Posted By d16man:
Always have tried to visit Lexington Firearms (on #1 near the high school)...till yesterday, when I found out they have a $75 transfer fee.


Are you talking about Lexington Firearms and Gunworks? The last gun I transferred through them was only $30.

Yep, and they told me $75 Thursday. Guess business is slow.


At $75, it's going to come to a stop. That's outrageous for a simple transfer. Thanks for the heads up.
Link Posted: 9/23/2014 1:09:56 PM EST
We charge $30 for a standard firearm transfer. We charge $75 for a Class 3 transfer. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding about the nature of the transfer. Sorry for any confusion. We try to keep our prices as low as possible and our customer service level as high as possible. If you ever have any questions or concerns about Lexington Firearms & Gun Works, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. If I'm not available, I WILL return your call or email promptly.

Thank you all for your patronage since 2009,

Hans D. Miller, Owner
Lexington Firearms & Gun Works, LLC
1600 W. Main Street
Lexington, SC. 29072
803-356-4458 phone
803-356-0379 fax
www.shop.LexingtonGunWorks.com
Link Posted: 9/23/2014 2:45:37 PM EST
Thanks for the clarification, Mr. Miller. Welcome to the site!
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We charge $30 for a standard firearm transfer. We charge $75 for a Class 3 transfer. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding about the nature of the transfer. Sorry for any confusion. We try to keep our prices as low as possible and our customer service level as high as possible. If you ever have any questions or concerns about Lexington Firearms & Gun Works, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. If I'm not available, I WILL return your call or email promptly.

Thank you all for your patronage since 2009,

Hans D. Miller, Owner
Lexington Firearms & Gun Works, LLC
1600 W. Main Street
Lexington, SC. 29072
803-356-4458 phone
803-356-0379 fax
www.shop.LexingtonGunWorks.com
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Thanks for the clarification Hans.


20 pushups for d16man...
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Link Posted: 9/27/2014 7:39:32 AM EST
Worst one I've been in was The Firing Line in Spartanburg. I took a new shooter from work to their range. We were filling out all the paperwork to shoot and next thing I know one of the employees starts opening up my range bag and gun cases; never even asked.
We were the only ones inside the range but were watched the whole time by a guy standing 3 feet behind us. I'll never go back again.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:10:00 PM EST
Don't believe that no one has mentioned Blue Line Shooting Center in Flo town. Overpriced, and poor attitudes. Worst experience I have ever had as a customer in a brick and mortar establishment. Oh yeah, Schofields is definitely overpriced also.
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