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Syclone538
01-14-2006, 00:22
Aimsurplus
PO Box 556
Springboro, OH 45066
Order Toll Free: 888-748-5252
Questions, General information: 513-424-9960
http://www.aimsurplus.com/

AIM Advanced Int'l Marketing
3801 Lefferson Rd.
Middletown, OH 45044
(Phone: 513-424-9960)

Best firearms in Painesville
142 E Erie St,
Painesville, OH
(800) 480-4867

Black Wing Shooting Center
3722 Marysville Rd
Delaware, OH 43015
740/ 363-7555
http://blackwingsc.com/home.htm

Bottom Dollar Gun and Archery
9381 Praire RD NW
Washington Court House, OH 43160
800-495-6892
http://bottomdollargun.com/

Brass Tactics
35475 Vine Street
Eastlake, OH 44095
Phone: 440.946.6423

B&T
7255 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440-255-0120

B&T
7543 Pearl Road
Middleburg Hgts, OH 44130
Phone: 440-234-2425

Buckeye Outdoors
150 Arrowhead Blvd
Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 614-471-7353
http://www.buckeyeoutdoors.net/outdoors.html

Champion Shooters Supply
P.O. Box 303
42 N. High St.
New Albany, OH 43054
1-800-821-GUNS
http://www.championshooters.com/start.html

CLELAND'S OUTDOOR WORLD
10306 Airport Highway
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Phone: 419-865-4713
http://www.clelands.com/

CP Firearms
1340 Deerridge Estates
New Richmond OH 45157-8551
(513) 553-GUNS
http://www.cpfirearms.com/index.html

Fin Feather and Fur
652 State Rt 250 East
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 419-289-0071
http://www.finfeatherfuroutfitters.com/

Galyanís Columbus

Gun World
4069 Main St
Hilliard, OH 43026-1435
(614) 876-1657

Hohler's Gunshop
3072 Canton Rd NW
Carrollton OH 44615

Jaqua's
900 E Bigelow Avenue
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone (419) 422-0912
http://www.jaquas.com/

Jim's Gun Shop
Box 46 County Rd 393
Coal Run, OH 45721
Phone: 740-984-4597

New Albany Shooting Range
10299 Johnstown Road
New Albany, OH 43054
614) 939-GUNS (4867)
http://www.nasr.com/

Ohio Valley Outdoors
"Just north of Lancaster on State Route 33"
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-654-1956

Ohio Rapid Fire
537 North Elm St
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 332-0833
http://www.ohiorapidfire.com/

Olde English Outfitters
480 E. Ginhamsburg Road
Tipp City, OH 45371
937-667-3315
http://www.oeoutfitters.com/Scripts/default.asp

One Shot, Inc.
6871 Main Street
Newtown, OH 45244
(513) 233-0885
http://oneshotonline.com/
Class III

Powder Room
2470 State Route 750
Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 846-3396
(866) 846-3396
http://www.powderrm.com/

Sportsmanís Den
201 N. Gamble St
Shelby, OH 44875-1302
Phone: 419-347-3007
http://www.sportsmansdeninc.com/

Shooters' Supply Shop Incorporated
362 Loveland Madeira Rd
Loveland, OH 45140-2549
(513) 683-2911

Stonewall LTD. Gun Shop & Pistol Range
100 Ken-Mar Industrial Parkway
Broadview Hts., OH 44147
Phone: (440) 526 0029
http://www.stonewallrange.com/

Valley Gun & Collectibles
128 S Wooster St
Strasburg, OH 44680
Phone: 330-878-2337

Vanceís Shooters Supply
3723 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224
Phone: 614-471-7353
http://www.vancesshooterssupplies.com/vances.html

Vandalia Range and Armory
100 Corp Center Dr.
Vandalia, OH 45377
937-387-0485
http://www.vra-ohio.com/

Vandalia Tactical
312 N Dixie Dr
Vandalia OH 45377
937-264-8432

Any help with addresses, phone #s, and websites would be appreciated. Also feel free to mention any mistakes as I havenít really checked over it for typos or double checked to make sure I have all the right info with the right businesses yet. At some point I might call all of them and check prices on a G17 and one or two other (non Glock) guns.

https://www.lipseys.com/finder/state.aspx?st=OH


Original post

The first thing I thought of when I seen an Ohio forum was that I would find more places to check prices on guns. Well I looked though a couple pages and searched and didnít find a thread about it so I thought I would start one. If I missed it just point me in the right direction and Iíll ask a mod to lock this one.

1. Sportsmanís Den in Shelby is the place I buy most of my guns, they usually have great prices. I donít even check anywhere else unless the price sounds high. They had Glocks for $460 + tax for Christmas. Regular price is $480 I believe. Out of the 3 places I checked, they were the highest on Kel-Tecs.

2. Fin, Fur, Feather northeast of Mansfield has pretty good prices too. I havenít been there for a quite awhile but I doubt much has changed.

3. Vanceís in Columbus Ė same as #2.

So what are everyone elseís favorite gun stores?

barr115
01-14-2006, 00:57
+1 on Vance's...I've bought several guns from them. I do some price comparisons, and then call Vance's w/ my best price, and they always beat it. The only drawback to the place is it is always so crowded;f and damn near impossible to get through to gun sales on the phone b/c they are dealing w/ customers. ;c

Dandapani
01-14-2006, 07:32
Vances has an outstanding selection, if you can get past the crowds hanging on the display cases. For a much better shopping experience, drive 25 miles further east on I70 and stop in Hebron at Buckeye Outdoors. Good selection and country friendly staff.

ampleworks
01-14-2006, 08:05
OH Valley Outdoors on 33 in Lancaster has a big selection of firearms but I'm not sure on their prices as I've never really paid much attention.

I do know their range fees are reasonable.

barr115
01-15-2006, 13:34
Originally posted by ampleworks
OH Valley Outdoors on 33 in Lancaster has a big selection of firearms but I'm not sure on their prices as I've never really paid much attention.

I do know their range fees are reasonable.

avg retail, not the highest, not the lowest. However, I've found that they don't care to compete w/ others on prices if you find a better deal elsewhere;c I was in there just the other day...I don't know if it was my imagination or what, but they seemed to be a little low on guns in stock...maybe they still haven't recovered from Christmas sales or something

barr115
01-15-2006, 13:38
Originally posted by dmobrien2001
Vances has an outstanding selection, if you can get past the crowds hanging on the display cases. For a much better shopping experience, drive 25 miles further east on I70 and stop in Hebron at Buckeye Outdoors. Good selection and country friendly staff.

I haven't been out there yet, but plan too soon. Is it more of a "hunting" store than Vance's? I mean, do they have the gun selection that Vance's has?

DistantTea
01-15-2006, 15:36
If you are in SW Ohio Olde English has some of the best prices around. Sometimes I'm kind of envious of the Kentucky guys because they can buy stuff at Budsgunshop so darn cheap but Olde English Outfitters has great customer service while having some of the most reasonable prices you can find in a store. http://www.oeoutfitters.com

Although if you go farther south the guys at Loveland Shooters Supply are pretty cool. Their prices aren't as good but they'll strip down a gun for you and show you all the mechanics no matter what you stupid question is.

groundhawg
01-15-2006, 22:24
buckeye outdoors is a vances or at least is in cahoots with them. if you get the vances adds in the paper, youll see buckeye outdoors name at the top of the page too. it has loads of guns and is much bigger than the cleveland ave. vances.

7774
01-17-2006, 06:27
olde engligh is the way to go around dayton, hands down.

pjb829
01-17-2006, 10:01
Olde English is great gunshop with a tremendous inventory. I wouldn't characterize OE's prices as exceptionally competitive. They do have good sale prices though.

Vandalia Tactical is also a great gun shop with a lot of inventory and better prices than Olde English.


Pete.

Dandapani
01-17-2006, 12:55
Originally posted by barr115
I haven't been out there yet, but plan too soon. Is it more of a "hunting" store than Vance's? I mean, do they have the gun selection that Vance's has?

They are more of a hunting and fishing store, but have a large selection of handguns, rifles, and shotguns, also archery. They can get anything Vance's has and often will transfer stock from one store to the other. You won't find any gangbangers fondling any GACK FOTYS at Buckeye Outdoor either.

degoodman
01-17-2006, 13:19
Ok...here's my look. And I've been to a ton of shops in Ohio, more than I Indicate here. I'm also going to only talk about shops, not ranges with attached shops. Every range I'm aware of has higher prices on the guns than non-range shops on average. Every now and again a sale at the place with the worst prices will give them the best price for a week. Do your homework whenever you are buying anything that costs more than than a couple bucks!

My absolute favorite shop is Bottom Dollar Gun and Archery in Washington Court House. They don't have a giant inventory, but they can order anything you want in a short amount of time. I've called them on a Thursday afternoon at 3:00 to order something, and they've had the gun the next day. Prices generally beat anyone around Ohio, so far the only exception being prices on new Glocks when Vance's had them on sale for $449. By far and away the best prices on powder and primers in the state.

Vance's has turned into a "tactical" shop. Every time you stop by they have fewer and fewer hunting rifles and shotguns and more and more combat handguns and rifles. Despite that, they do have the widest in-stock selection around Columbus, so of you want to touch a bunch of different guns at the same time to compare, this is probably the shop. Prices are reasonable. I think you can beat most of thier prices with a little searching around, but you also aren't getting raked over the coals if you pay what they're asking. Glock pistols are the exception to this. They are usually the lowest price in the area, and if someone's lower they are having a sale.

Buckeye outdoors is owned by the same folks as Vance's. You'll get the same price at either shop on anything they have. Buckeye is a much more hunting focused shop. Lots more in areas like archery, binoculars scopes and other optics, hunting clothing and accessories, fishing supplies galore etc. I liked Buckeye more when they were in the old building, because when they moved in the new digs, prices on everythnig went up 10%.

Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters up in Ashland is another good shop. Probably the best in Ohio. Prices usually a hair under Buckeye or Vance's, but not by enough most of the time to justify the gas to go up there for me. Great selection of clothing, gear, reloading supplies, fishing stuff, really a great shop. Another example of moving into a new building and raising the prices though. Even though they were absolutely shoehorned into the old building, literally had lots of places you has to side step between stuff cause otherwise you didn't fit, their prices were much lower. I may be different than some, but I don't mind a cramped shop when it saves me 10% over the competetion.

Olde English over in Dayton doesn't really do anything for me. Prices are high. Higher than any other major shop in the state in my experience on anything I've ever looked for there. I have a cousin that lives 20 minutes from olde english but he drives the hour and a half down to columbus to do any firearms related shopping. Thst's pretty consistent amongst the people I know around him too. Speaks volumes as far as I'm concerned.

Jaqua's is really a target shotgun shop, but they also do carry a decent array of hunting rifles and shotguns too. The thing about them that is cool is they have their entire inventory online, so you can tell right away if their price is good or not. Because they are so devoted to target shotguns, when they get other stuff in there they are often WAY under priced on it. I've seen Kimber 1911's in there for $200 less than what everybody else had them for at the time. They also tend to offer high value on trade in guns if you're buying something. Really high. So high that you'd never get that price form anybody else if you were selling it.

The one shop I really miss is the old Accusport store over in Bellefontaine before they closed it down and went distributor only probably 15 years ago now. I am about sick thinking about the racks of literally dozens of HK91's, 93's and 94's priced at under $600, because at the time noone bought them. $6000 spent in 1989 would easily be worth $30K today. They also had crates with a couple dozen police trade model 10 smiths, and trashcans full of mossberg 500's and remington 870's sitting there barrel down for you to pick through. The first rifle I was ever given, and the first handgun I ever earned (parents bribed me with a pistol if I pulled a 4.0 for the year when I was in like 5th grade, that wouldn't go over so well today, but that's a different story) were from there.

Others that I haven't been to for a while...for a reason...are B&T and Keiths up in Mentor. Prices were dope addict high. Wouldn't pay their price for any reason. Keith's is probably gone by now. That goes equally for Pistol Pete's out towards Chesterland, and Atlantic Gun and Tackle in Bedford. Basically anything by cleveland was BS on the prices, and my dad did, and still does, travel out of town to shop for any firearms related purchases.

Haven't ever had much business in Cincinnati or Toledo, so don't know anything about any shops around there. Can't imagine that there's anything good in Toledo with their crappy firearms laws. Don't know a a thing about Cinci. Time for other to fill in the gaps.

Catalina
01-17-2006, 19:58
Originally posted by degoodman


Others that I haven't been to for a while...for a reason...are B&T and Keiths up in Mentor. Prices were dope addict high. Wouldn't pay their price for any reason. Keith's is probably gone by now. That goes equally for Pistol Pete's out towards Chesterland, and Atlantic Gun and Tackle in Bedford. Basically anything by cleveland was BS on the prices, and my dad did, and still does, travel out of town to shop for any firearms related purchases.


Still true today. You can still find over priced guns at Pistol Pete's. He's not very nice, either. Haven't been back to him in years. He would proclaim something like "All guns marked at retail - make me an offer"- I think he would accept a bid maybe $10 off of retail. Pistol Pete's robbed (http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=35003)

Atlantic Gun & tackle - no idea how they stay in business. Prices appear to be full retail +20%. Filthy stores. I go in there when I need a laugh.

If B&T is B&T Shooting Supplies in Middleburg Hts. they are not too bad - for a Cleveland area shop that is.

Catalina
01-17-2006, 19:59
Gander Mountain isn't half-bad when running a sale.

Banker Billy
01-18-2006, 09:28
Here's my 2 cents . .

Been going to Fin, Feather, Fur for about 10-15 years. Little more than an hour from home.

Started going to Buckeye Outdoors a couple of years ago. Little more than an hour from my place too. Most often take my 15 year old son along too.

Been a little disapointed with FFF over the past 12-18 months. Seems they always have the same old handguns in stock. Inventory at Buckeye is at least twice what is at FFF, and the inventory changes too.

Buckeye has taken a lot of my money over the past year . . . .

Catalina
01-18-2006, 10:50
We might have to make this a sticky...

Same discussion 18 mos ago here (http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=263193&perpage=25&highlight=&pagenumber=1);g

sprmedic69
01-21-2006, 13:01
I really do hate people

DistantTea
01-21-2006, 17:01
LOL thats quite the plug.

I'm waiting for the gun store that does deliveries. ;f

Matt VDW
01-21-2006, 21:45
Champions Shooters Supply ( http://www.championshooters.com/start.html ) in New Albany is worth a visit if you're interested in ISSF, smallbore or highpower competition. It's a small shop with a small inventory and most of the prices aren't noteworthy, but it is one of the few places to stock a good selection of Anschutz rifles, Eley ammo and Star bullets. Sometimes there will be a great deal on a "non-target" firearm that someone traded.

Syclone538
01-26-2006, 00:24
Is Galyans the same as Dickís?

Does anyone have any info on OH Valley Outdoors in Lancaster or Vandalia Tactical?

7774
01-26-2006, 06:14
vandalia tactical won't be seeing any of my money. Anything reason that I can think of, to not like a gun store they meet most of them. They are the kind of store that acts like they are doing you a favor showing you a gun, not a huge selection, prices higher than olde english....

joker1
01-27-2006, 07:21
One Shot in Newtown, near Cincinnati, is a nice little shop. It's run by guys that know their stuff.

Terry Wolf
01-28-2006, 06:44
Originally posted by Syclone538
Is Galyans the same as Dickís?

Does anyone have any info on OH Valley Outdoors in Lancaster or Vandalia Tactical?

Regarding your question about Galyans; if you are thinking of the store on Sawmill Rd., in Columbus, the answer is yes. Dick's bought them out about a year ago.

1950
02-03-2006, 18:45
yeah Wes sold all the Galyans to Dick's. Probably needed to buy Abby a new horse.

LabTech
02-04-2006, 16:10
Vance's and Buckeye Outdoors are indeed in bed together and have just recently gotten into having web sites. Their sites are pretty poor so far, but they do allow you to download their most recent "sales" flyers. Here they are:

http://www.vancesshooterssupplies.com/
and
http://www.buckeyeoutdoors.net/

sigpro-fessor
09-10-2007, 06:08
Pistol Petes is now Great Lakes Outdoors. Sterling is way nicer than Pistol Pete. Decent prices on Glocks as well.

Atlantic gun and Tackle. The Joke of ohio gun shops. Overpriced, arrogant, condescending bunch of clowns over there. Id also be inclined to throw in the word racist.

feltoosj
09-10-2007, 09:28
Stonewall has a nice range but their prices are outrageous and they have a no-hassle policy on their prices: what you see is what you need to pay and it usually ends up being a percentage over what you could easily find just about anywhere.

Target World in Cincinnati's decent enough. Prices aren't terrible on some of their items
http://www.targetworld.net

However, whenever I'm in a purchasing mood and I'm in the Cleveland area, I'll use Law Enforcement Officers Shooting Supply http://www.leossguns.com
It's not a shop, it's an LEO that works out of his home so he doesn't have a row of guns under glass or anything. All he does is charge you his dealer price plus shipping and $20-$30 transfer, so as long as you know what you want you can email him and he'll quote you a price.

sigpro-fessor
09-10-2007, 15:48
Originally posted by feltoosj
Stonewall has a nice range but their prices are outrageous and they have a no-hassle policy on their prices: what you see is what you need to pay and it usually ends up being a percentage over what you could easily find just about anywhere.

Target World in Cincinnati's decent enough. Prices aren't terrible on some of their items
http://www.targetworld.net

However, whenever I'm in a purchasing mood and I'm in the Cleveland area, I'll use Law Enforcement Officers Shooting Supply http://www.leossguns.com
It's not a shop, it's an LEO that works out of his home so he doesn't have a row of guns under glass or anything. All he does is charge you his dealer price plus shipping and $20-$30 transfer, so as long as you know what you want you can email him and he'll quote you a price.

Yup Stonewall's prices are sky high. I may have to check out the LEO guy though.

feltoosj
09-10-2007, 19:48
Originally posted by sigpro-fessor
Yup Stonewall's prices are sky high. I may have to check out the LEO guy though.

Highly recommend him. Just shoot him an email with the make/model/model ## you want and he'll take care of the rest. Got me a Ruger New Vaquero $25 less than shops. Only catch is it's cash or check with him.

ArodJohns
09-10-2007, 20:16
Buckeye Shooters in Kenton. Super nice guy that runs the store. Doesn't have alot in stock, but prices are VERY reasonable and he'll order you about anything. Unfortunately, he's still working with the ATF to get his FFL updated before he opens a new shop on the square.

G-19
09-12-2007, 20:23
Peabody sports on the corner of wilmington pike and dorothy lane in kettering is a great place.

Catalina
09-13-2007, 19:42
Fresh plug for Royal Ridge Shooters Supply in Brunswick. Shop owner is pretty gruff but he softens up if you are normal.

Got a really good deal on a used H&K and a new Sig. Beat internet prices considering FFL xfer fees & shipping - even w/sales tax.

Royal Ridge Hopmepage (http://www.rrssohio.com/)

And here (http://medina-ohio.net/royalridgeshooters/content.html)

gtmtnbiker98
09-14-2007, 10:51
Bill's Bait House in Waverly, simply awesome!

Thed
09-15-2007, 22:11
Originally posted by sigpro-fessor
Pistol Petes is now Great Lakes Outdoors. Sterling is way nicer than Pistol Pete. Decent prices on Glocks as well.

Atlantic gun and Tackle. The Joke of ohio gun shops. Overpriced, arrogant, condescending bunch of clowns over there. Id also be inclined to throw in the word racist.



Didn't Pistol Pete croak? Like a couple years ago?

sigpro-fessor
09-28-2007, 23:03
Originally posted by Thed
Didn't Pistol Pete croak? Like a couple years ago?

perhaps, he was getting old.

Thed
09-29-2007, 10:06
Yeah... he had to be up there in his forties or fifties. :upeyes:

When you look up gruff and unlovable gun dealers in the encyclopedia there is a picture of ol' Pete.
He made the jerks at gunshows seem like they went to charm school.

sigpro-fessor
09-29-2007, 22:06
Originally posted by Thed
When you look up gruff and unlovable gun dealers in the encyclopedia there is a picture of ol' Pete.
He made the jerks at gunshows seem like they went to charm school.

Yup, imagine me, a young black kid walking into his store. Wasnt exactly the warmest reception in the world. :supergrin:

The new guys are great though. Great lakes Outdoors.

Thed
09-30-2007, 17:04
I'm seeing a great lakes outdoor supply in Middlefield... is that them?
Pistol Pete was in Chesterland.

sigpro-fessor
10-01-2007, 13:35
Originally posted by Thed
I'm seeing a great lakes outdoor supply in Middlefield... is that them?
Pistol Pete was in Chesterland.

They may not be listed yet. Just take the trip. Ask for Sterling.

IbuyDEC
10-06-2007, 21:49
+1 Peabody Sports in Kettering

Just had another great experience at Peabody Sports on a purchase. There were able to get parts ordered in and delivered to me within 2 days that others said were back ordered. Good job John.

Their web site is http://www.peabodysports.com