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Posted: 12/16/2005 3:22:43 PM EDT
I recently moved back to Milwaukee a few months ago after being away for about 5 years , and man , things change .....

I went down to the Shooter's Shop in 'Stallis today , and , I know it is under different ownership , but things have certainly changed for the worst...

The selection is certainly not what it once was , though if you want a police trade in Beretta or S&W , you're in business , and the prices....damn....examples...

Colt 9mm Ar -$1999.99

Dpms AR-$ 949.99

and the real kicker....Ban era Century FAL for $999.99

my real problem , however was FFL transfer...

I was quoted $50 , or $100 dollars for a new gun they can get from a distributor......this of course does not include shipping and insurance....so to do it here , I am looking at over $150 bucks , to sell my pistol to this fella in Il. and buy one from this other guy in Tn......does not hardly seem worth it ....

So , fellas , sorry if it sounds like I am complaining , I am just in a bit of shock and , I guess I got spoiled having a very nice gunshop near me in Seattle...

So , if anyone could help me out and point me in a better direction , it would be greatly appreciated


t



Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:05:51 PM EDT
Incoming email.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:17:40 PM EDT
Don't waste your time at Badger by Miller park then. You'll get the same BS with worse service. Far as I'm concerned, they don't want the business.

Dumb move in my opinion. It keeps us out of their stores, and I assume we're the target market. Could be that it simply doesn't pay in their business model.

If you find something reasonable, clue us in.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:37:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mk_ultra:
I recently moved back to Milwaukee a few months ago after being away for about 5 years , and man , things change .....

I went down to the Shooter's Shop in 'Stallis today , and , I know it is under different ownership , but things have certainly changed for the worst...

The selection is certainly not what it once was , though if you want a police trade in Beretta or S&W , you're in business , and the prices....damn....examples...

Colt 9mm Ar -$1999.99

Dpms AR-$ 949.99

and the real kicker....Ban era Century FAL for $999.99

my real problem , however was FFL transfer...

I was quoted $50 , or $100 dollars for a new gun they can get from a distributor......this of course does not include shipping and insurance....so to do it here , I am looking at over $150 bucks , to sell my pistol to this fella in Il. and buy one from this other guy in Tn......does not hardly seem worth it ....

So , fellas , sorry if it sounds like I am complaining , I am just in a bit of shock and , I guess I got spoiled having a very nice gunshop near me in Seattle...

So , if anyone could help me out and point me in a better direction , it would be greatly appreciated


t





I have to go in there one of these days.One of my (girl)friends is friends with the owner.No wonder he supposedly has three humvees.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:44:51 AM EDT
Check out sportsmans warehouse, I-43 and moorland in new berlin.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:35:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockFace:
Check out sportsmans warehouse, I-43 and moorland in new berlin.



Love sportsman's, beware of the guy at the guy counter with the ling hair. Stocky build and likes to call you "my friend" a lot. Seems like a nice enough guy and all, but never really seens to know much of what he is talking about. Sometimes it seems to be out of laziness, other times it seens he is just trying to sound convincing when he doesn't know

Anyway about Badger. A bunch of suck holes. I was treated like an A-hole there once and never felt the need to go back. My boss knows the owners pretty well. I think they are a bunch of asses.

Shooters Shop, I worked there for a bit once. My brothere helped the original owners get the place off the ground. May they rest in peace. Since the new owners came in, nothing has been the same. Even the people that I worked with there act like you are there to serve them and not the other way around. As far as I am concerned they have lost my business when they start treating you like they are the to do you a favor.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:44:47 AM EDT
The Shooter's Shop has it's pro's and cons.

It was the only place besides Srteicher's Police Supply that had the new Federal 45 HST (and I'm not positive Streicher's had it either). Notice I used the past tense. AnnieO cleaned them out the last time she was there.

If you are looking for something particular that they are a dealer for (ParaOrdnance comes to mind), and are willing to pay MSRP for it, then you go with who's got the product.

Their transfer fee does suck, but they've got a better selection of accessories than Fletcher's in Waukesha. I'd say Shooter's in Racine would be better than both, but is a bit of a haul for me.

Sportsmans' Warehouse: North or south of 43 on Moorland, and on the east or west side? That's fairly close for me.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:54:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMD:
The Shooter's Shop has it's pro's and cons.

It was the only place besides Srteicher's Police Supply that had the new Federal 45 HST (and I'm not positive Streicher's had it either). Notice I used the past tense. AnnieO cleaned them out the last time she was there.

If you are looking for something particular that they are a dealer for (ParaOrdnance comes to mind), and are willing to pay MSRP for it, then you go with who's got the product.

Their transfer fee does suck, but they've got a better selection of accessories than Fletcher's in Waukesha. I'd say Shooter's in Racine would be better than both, but is a bit of a haul for me.

Sportsmans' Warehouse: North or south of 43 on Moorland, and on the east or west side? That's fairly close for me.



If I have my directions right Sportsman's is on the SE corner of 43 and Mooreland more or less. There is a target in the mall to which it is connected.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:11:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:

Originally Posted By FMD:

Sportsmans' Warehouse: North or south of 43 on Moorland, and on the east or west side? That's fairly close for me.



If I have my directions right Sportsman's is on the SE corner of 43 and Mooreland more or less. There is a target in the mall to which it is connected.




I think that's the North East corner, but that helps a great deal. Thank you!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:33:01 PM EDT
+1 on Fletchers in Waukesha and Shooters in Racine.

-1 on Badger- they give know-it-all jerks behind gun counters everywhere a bad name.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:51:16 PM EDT
Not to slam Shooters in Racine, but do they ever have any kind on selection? Geez, everytime I go in there they have a dozen or so handguns, half of which are used, and a couple of dozen rifles. Their inventory isn't going to get anyone in the door.

I was in Shooters in W. Allis a month or so ago. It is alot different than when I was going there in the 80's. (Remember Spartan down the street on 84th?). Lots of inventory, but I could not believe the prices.....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:55:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 2:59:02 PM EDT by Dave_A]
Fletcher is good, but for transfers, the best deal I've found (still in business) is this guy:

Byron Foster
Classic Restorations, Ltd.
1855 Westmoor Terrace
Elm Grove, WI 53122
262/853-3048

$25 flat rate...

He even sent his license out for me while I was still at Ft Eustis, I go to do 4473/NICS and pick up my early ban-era CAI FAL ($400, purchased to strip out the Imbel reciever for a R1 build and re-sell the parts) tomorrow.

As for Shooters Shop, my last experience with them was buying some range time and being told the price went up AFTER I purchased it (no sign anywhere visible, either)...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:03:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 7:05:15 AM EDT by heydrich]
Try Midwestern Shooters Supply in Lomira.
A little bit of a drive, but friendly people and very resonable on price.
I agree on Badger and Shooters, they don't have a clue.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:19:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By heydrich:
Try Midwestern Shooters Supply in Lomira.



Bought my first gun there.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:19:28 PM EDT
Midwerstern is where I buy all of my guns now. Not to mention they are just 25 mins for me.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:27:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:30:57 AM EDT by photoman]

Originally Posted By Throttle-Junkie:
Don't waste your time at Badger by Miller park then. You'll get the same BS with worse service. Far as I'm concerned, they don't want the business.

Dumb move in my opinion. It keeps us out of their stores, and I assume we're the target market. Could be that it simply doesn't pay in their business model.

If you find something reasonable, clue us in.



Badger is out of business from what I heard. They offered to sell the place to someone else right after they got robbed.

As for the shooters shop, Well I'll keep my yapper shut on them
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:36:34 AM EDT
All the workers at badger always were packing when i was there buying my G-19.Can't believe someone robbed them without getting shot!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:06:57 AM EDT
I didn't know they were robbed.

Details?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:19:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Throttle-Junkie:
I didn't know they were robbed.

Details?



I have none to give. I just know they were robbed happened when no one was around though.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:20:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 4:21:34 AM EDT by photoman]

Originally Posted By GlockFace:
All the workers at badger always were packing when i was there buying my G-19.Can't believe someone robbed them without getting shot!



You think they know how to use those guns? Ha. From myone and only trip to that shop(bad experiance) I can tell you it was done cuz they could not because they knew what they were doing.

Think about it, they told every criminal hey I'm packing shoot me first by doing that shit.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:08:20 AM EDT
Badger outdoors gun store is still in business.I just called them on the phone!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:24:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockFace:
Badger outdoors gun store is still in business.I just called them on the phone!



Interesting. I was told they were shutting down till they found a buyer by the guy who was asked if he wanted to buy the place.....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:33:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GlockFace:
All the workers at badger always were packing when i was there buying my G-19.Can't believe someone robbed them without getting shot![/quot

I think it was a burglary
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:22:30 PM EDT
Dude, it's West Allis. They can charge MSRP because people pay it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:37:41 PM EDT
Ok time for me to get in on this, I will be talking about Shooters Shop In West Allis
They have a good selection yes prices seen a little high but people pay them
so they can get them. One of my best friends works there he has always been a stand up guy but I think he is just sick and tiered of people trying to beat him up on the prices day after day the fuck with him so maybe sometimes he does get a attitude
The store is in business to make money
They have overhead
They have payroll
They have taxes
If you don't like it you can shop other places Gander Mountain will never get a cent from me THEY DONT SELL BLACK GUNS SO FUCK EM!
Badger just went down the shit er
Shooters in Racine are friends so I will try to buy from them.
I do most my buying on the web cant beat the prices
Sportsman whore house has a good selection
I will spend money in West Allis
Oh ya The owner has Four not three Humvees
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 10:20:11 AM EDT
I've had this guy do transfer for me before. Last time he did 2 AR lowers for 1 transfer fee of $25. He's in Hartford. Duane Stachura dga53027@netscape.net

http://www.rbprecision.com/ already has his FFL on file!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:36:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 5:45:30 PM EDT by Flamethrower]

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:
Ok time for me to get in on this, I will be talking about Shooters Shop In West Allis
They have a good selection yes prices seen a little high but people pay them
so they can get them. One of my best friends works there he has always been a stand up guy but I think he is just sick and tiered of people trying to beat him up on the prices day after day the fuck with him so maybe sometimes he does get a attitude Who is your friend? How long has he worked there? I may know him as well.
The store is in business to make money Lower prices bring more business. Think Reaganomics? My .02$
They have overhead
They have payroll
They have taxes So does everyone else.
If you don't like it you can shop other places We do. The beauty of capitalism in a free market type of society. Gander Mountain will never get a cent from me THEY DONT SELL BLACK GUNS SO FUCK EM! While I try to avoid GM because of that reason, I find it difficult sometimes when they have what I want NOW when nobody else does at the time. I refuse to buy guns of any kind there.
Badger just went down the shit er Just went down the shitter? They have always been in the shitter.
Shooters in Racine are friends so I will try to buy from them. Shooters seems like a nice place. Not a huge selection but friendly people. I am only there during matches, as it is 2 hours from my house. I would have no trouble buying from them.
I do most my buying on the web cant beat the prices Indeed.
Sportsman whore house has a good selection Great selection. Not the cheapest on everything, but on most of the stuff I buy. Gun prices are close to the cheapest in a 75 mile radius.
I will spend money in West Allis
Oh ya The owner has Four not three Humvees Good for him. I don't know him like I knew the original owners. He seems to be doing ok though.




These are just my opinions. If it seems like I am trying to be an ass, it is not my intent.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:
Ok time for me to get in on this, I will be talking about Shooters Shop In West Allis
They have a good selection yes prices seen a little high but people pay them
so they can get them. One of my best friends works there he has always been a stand up guy but I think he is just sick and tiered of people trying to beat him up on the prices day after day the fuck with him so maybe sometimes he does get a attitude Who is your friend? How long has he worked there? I may know him as well.
The store is in business to make money Lower prices bring more business. Think Reaganomics? My .02$
They have overhead
They have payroll
They have taxes So does everyone else.
If you don't like it you can shop other places We do. The beauty of capitalism in a free market type of society. Gander Mountain will never get a cent from me THEY DONT SELL BLACK GUNS SO FUCK EM! While I try to avoid GM because of that reason, I find it difficult sometimes when they have what I want NOW when nobody else does at the time. I refuse to buy guns of any kind there.
Badger just went down the shit er Just went down the shitter? They have always been in the shitter.
Shooters in Racine are friends so I will try to buy from them. Shooters seems like a nice place. Not a huge selection but friendly people. I am only there during matches, as it is 2 hours from my house. I would have no trouble buying from them.
I do most my buying on the web cant beat the prices Indeed.
Sportsman whore house has a good selection Great selection. Not the cheapest on everything, but on most of the stuff I buy. Gun prices are close to the cheapest in a 75 mile radius.
I will spend money in West Allis
Oh ya The owner has Four not three Humvees Good for him. I don't know him like I knew the original owners. He seems to be doing ok though.




These are just my opinions. If it seems like I am trying to be an ass, it is not my intent.





Paul B Is my friend
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:57:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:
Ok time for me to get in on this, I will be talking about Shooters Shop In West Allis
They have a good selection yes prices seen a little high but people pay them
so they can get them. One of my best friends works there he has always been a stand up guy but I think he is just sick and tiered of people trying to beat him up on the prices day after day the fuck with him so maybe sometimes he does get a attitude Who is your friend? How long has he worked there? I may know him as well.
The store is in business to make money Lower prices bring more business. Think Reaganomics? My .02$
They have overhead
They have payroll
They have taxes So does everyone else.
If you don't like it you can shop other places We do. The beauty of capitalism in a free market type of society. Gander Mountain will never get a cent from me THEY DONT SELL BLACK GUNS SO FUCK EM! While I try to avoid GM because of that reason, I find it difficult sometimes when they have what I want NOW when nobody else does at the time. I refuse to buy guns of any kind there.
Badger just went down the shit er Just went down the shitter? They have always been in the shitter.
Shooters in Racine are friends so I will try to buy from them. Shooters seems like a nice place. Not a huge selection but friendly people. I am only there during matches, as it is 2 hours from my house. I would have no trouble buying from them.
I do most my buying on the web cant beat the prices Indeed.
Sportsman whore house has a good selection Great selection. Not the cheapest on everything, but on most of the stuff I buy. Gun prices are close to the cheapest in a 75 mile radius.
I will spend money in West Allis
Oh ya The owner has Four not three Humvees Good for him. I don't know him like I knew the original owners. He seems to be doing ok though.




These are just my opinions. If it seems like I am trying to be an ass, it is not my intent.





Paul B Is my friend



What does he look like? It has been a while since I worked there. About 8-9 now that I think about it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:44:02 PM EDT
Paul B.....I love that guy, "Porn star pauly". well.....maybe that shouldnt be known to everyone...lol


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Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:04:15 AM EDT
give this a try
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:06:30 AM EDT
give this a try
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:57:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 11:58:51 AM EDT by HKMP5A2]

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:

Originally Posted By HKMP5A2:
Ok time for me to get in on this, I will be talking about Shooters Shop In West Allis
They have a good selection yes prices seen a little high but people pay them
so they can get them. One of my best friends works there he has always been a stand up guy but I think he is just sick and tiered of people trying to beat him up on the prices day after day the fuck with him so maybe sometimes he does get a attitude Who is your friend? How long has he worked there? I may know him as well.
The store is in business to make money Lower prices bring more business. Think Reaganomics? My .02$
They have overhead
They have payroll
They have taxes So does everyone else.
If you don't like it you can shop other places We do. The beauty of capitalism in a free market type of society. Gander Mountain will never get a cent from me THEY DONT SELL BLACK GUNS SO FUCK EM! While I try to avoid GM because of that reason, I find it difficult sometimes when they have what I want NOW when nobody else does at the time. I refuse to buy guns of any kind there.
Badger just went down the shit er Just went down the shitter? They have always been in the shitter.
Shooters in Racine are friends so I will try to buy from them. Shooters seems like a nice place. Not a huge selection but friendly people. I am only there during matches, as it is 2 hours from my house. I would have no trouble buying from them.
I do most my buying on the web cant beat the prices Indeed.
Sportsman whore house has a good selection Great selection. Not the cheapest on everything, but on most of the stuff I buy. Gun prices are close to the cheapest in a 75 mile radius.
I will spend money in West Allis
Oh ya The owner has Four not three Humvees Good for him. I don't know him like I knew the original owners. He seems to be doing ok though.




These are just my opinions. If it seems like I am trying to be an ass, it is not my intent.





Paul B Is my friend



What does he look like? It has been a while since I worked there. About 8-9 now that I think about it.



Little chubby and has kinda thick glasses he worked at shooters in Racine Hes a good guy knows firearms I know he is fed up with people asking for better deals their customers are willing to pay the price

Hes kinda new there maybe 6 months or so I also believe he is the MGR
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:03:31 PM EDT
Once again no affiliation with Jalensky's in kenosha, and yes thier prices can be high sometimes. When they have sales thier prices are actually quite low ie. like 50 bucks over dealer cost. THey have a great selection of handguns and black rifles. Just off the top of my head; 2) ar10's, 3 m1a's one of which is a socom, colt 9mm leo carbine, colt 6520 leo carbine, 3 or 4 bushmasters, and about 6 armalite ar15's full, mid and carbine length. They have a shit load of 1911's kimber and springfield. They had a SA MC operator for 899 NIB during last weeks sale. Never hurts to ask them to move on prices either. They arent the most knowledgable about all the guns they sell but they dont act like they have a clue either. I havent been overly inpressed with any of the local dealers in SE wisconsin in the last few years.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:53:44 PM EDT
Seems to be prerequisite to be an ass and run a gun shop. I know it's that way in Sun Prairie and Madison's fashionalable "westside".

Maybe I should apply for a job there!
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