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Old 02-21-2007, 12:44   #1
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Shooters Supply in Louisville??

Does anybody have a address or website, info, hours etc. etc. THANKS
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Old 02-21-2007, 14:37   #2
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http://shooterssupply.org/

Apparently no one told them that .org was for non-commercial ventures.
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Old 02-21-2007, 15:00   #3
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Trust me, they are definitly a commercial venture.
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Old 02-21-2007, 17:01   #4
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Looks like a nicely done website, enjoyed the virtual tour.

Is this a recommended shop?
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Old 02-21-2007, 17:35   #5
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Wide variety. High prices.
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Old 02-21-2007, 17:39   #6
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Great place to touch and feel a new piece and then order it from somewhere else, for a lot less $$$$

I have seen guns listed over retail.

It is worth the drive to Buds or Whittakers.
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Old 02-21-2007, 18:57   #7
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Whittakers is Far and away the finest gun store I've ever been in. Huge selection and great prices.
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Looks like a nicely done website, enjoyed the virtual tour.

Is this a recommended shop?
The selection is good.
The prices are high.
The bullsht is deep.
The services is mixed.
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Old 02-21-2007, 21:47   #9
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Prices are horrible. Easily one of the most highly priced gun shops in the state.

Selection can be very good, so great place to look.
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Old 02-22-2007, 14:51   #10
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Shooter's Supply has a LOT of very nice guns and gear and very friendly and helpful staff. Their prices are outrageous, but it's a nice place for browsing.
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Old 02-22-2007, 14:53   #11
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Whittakers is Far and away the finest gun store I've ever been in. Huge selection and great prices.
Oh yeah! - old man Whittaker is hit or miss on his personal charm (depends on the day and how much you are spending), but his prices can't be beat and his selection really, really can't be beat by any shop I've ever seen.
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Old 02-22-2007, 15:34   #12
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When you purchase there you need to "haggle with them" If you ask them for the best price... They will go get approval and come back with a 9%-13% reduction in price. If that is still not to your liking counter and watch the clerk go in the back again...


It is kind of like buying a car..."Shooters Max" I feel they have prices marked high for the new buyer that comes in and does not know better.....

I watched this happen last week, and I have experienced it my self last year on a rifle purchase.

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Memories. I remember when the KelTec P3AT first came out and Shooters Supply had them when no one else did (for about two weeks). They are were listing them at $399.99. When I asked them about the price they gave me this Bullsh song and dance, assuming that I had been born last night.
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Well, I know that paying too much is not my favorite game.

The wife is not buying the need for more of those "things" in the house at the moment anyway... It never hurts to look though
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:43   #15
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When you purchase there you need to "haggle with them" If you ask them for the best price... They will go get approval and come back with a 9%-13% reduction in price. If that is still not to your liking counter and watch the clerk go in the back again...


It is kind of like buying a car..."Shooters Max" I feel they have prices marked high for the new buyer that comes in and does not know better.....

I watched this happen last week, and I have experienced it my self last year on a rifle purchase.

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Problem is, most people have real low opinons of car salesman and know they are trying to screw you. I have to put up with that when buying a car but not with guns. I'd rather deal with people that don't feel the need to play games or rob you. Great place to look but not to buy.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:40   #16
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You might want to try Kiesler's in Jeffersonville if you haven't been there. I had not been there for about two years but stopped last week and was plesantly supprised by the selection. They had good prices on ammo and reasonable prices on guns. They even carry some Dillon equipment now.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:07   #17
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shooter's supply is a joke. they cater to people with more money than brains . i look at is a real-life catalog or a museum, you can look, but don't buy. their prices are out of control and about 10-25% too high on firearms, but i've never tried haggling with them . . . .

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Old 02-23-2007, 09:10   #18
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I have haggled with them. It works.

I can certainly understand that not a lot of folks like to do that though.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:31   #19
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I have haggled with them. It works.

I can certainly understand that not a lot of folks like to do that though.
I've never bought a gun I didn't haggle on. I thought it was part of the game.
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I've never bought a gun I didn't haggle on. I thought it was part of the game.
I don't mind asking for the lowest cash price where guns are marked at MSRP, but when I go in a store that has them marked UP above list, I figure there is no point in asking.

When somebody starts doing that used car dealer crap about "going to the back to ask the boss for a better 'best price'," I'm done. I don't like to do business with people who try to BS me. I don't mind it so much in a trade, because they really do need to check out the value of my gun (in a week I've had the same gun given a trade-in value of $500 to $700 in different stores) and I'm pretty good at the trading game (having learned it with guitars, which are a lot more expensive and usually involve a lot more knowledgeable traders/dealers). It's just the used car dealer BS routine on a cash sale that gets me.

That last comment isn't directed at Shooter's Supply, because I've never tried to buy a gun from them (see the first comment - scary marked prices mean I don't ask).
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:29   #21
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My efforts to "deal" with them have been met with total failure. However, there was a point when I bought a number of guns from them, at least until they refused to recieve a gun for me from gunbroker (even though it was an out of production firearm that they could not have possibly gotten themselves). I was given a lecture about the disservice I was doing to the retail community, but if I really wanted it, then they were going to charge me fees that totalled well over $100 dollars, maybe upward of 150. I don't recall exactly. It was some sort of percentage based thing, and I guess it that was my special offer since I had bought several weapons there in the preceding months.

Of course, if you like Jerry Springer action, then go back some morning and watch the older owner scream and yell at his employees.
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Old 02-28-2007, 16:07   #22
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How true.
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Old 03-07-2007, 17:41   #23
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Looks like a nicely done website, enjoyed the virtual tour.

Is this a recommended shop?
I'll break rank and recommend Shooter's. I know several of the guys that work there and consider them to be stand up folks.

Yes, they are in business and carry a large inventory. That means they have to turn some dollars to keep it going. Nothing wrong with that. It's still America, right?

I do have a bone to pick with the lookers that take advantage of the showroom but buy somewhere else so they can save $20. Stay with that type of buying behavior and you won't be able to look at a gun anywhere except the internet.

Go in and talk with one of the staff. If you see a gun you like, ask them for their best price. I think you will be treated fairly.

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Old 03-07-2007, 18:53   #24
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I'll break rank and recommend Shooter's. I know several of the guys that work there and consider them to be stand up folks.

Yes, they are in business and carry a large inventory. That means they have to turn some dollars to keep it going. Nothing wrong with that. It's still America, right?

I do have a bone to pick with the lookers that take advantage of the showroom but buy somewhere else so they can save $20. Stay with that type of buying behavior and you won't be able to look at a gun anywhere except the internet.

Go in and talk with one of the staff. If you see a gun you like, ask them for their best price. I think you will be treated fairly.

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i think the only problem most of us have with shooter's supply is simply their prices. i've always enjoyed my visits there and have done some business with the on items they had that weren't too expensive or didn't want to order and transfer from somewhere else.

the people that work there are really nice, helpful and friendly. it is also one of the nicest gunshops in town based on their varied, large inventory, organized store and appearance. their prices just suck.

if i ever feel the need to purchase something from them again, i will haggle. but, it's much nicer to buy something for a fair market price and no BS'ing/negotiating.

i think the majority of their clientel are folks with more money than firearms knowledge, so their high prices haven't hurt them too much. i'm sure many of their customers wouldn't enjoy wading through biffs or pushing cats out of the way at knob creek to look at guns in the cases . shooter's supply is nice, bright, organized and 'sterile, relatively speaking.

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Old 03-07-2007, 21:11   #25
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Despite their insane prices (ABOVE MSRP on many items) I still try to throw them a bone once in awhile simply because they do (as some of you have mentioned) have a very nice showroom and helpful staff.

I have bought 2 Pistols, a Shotgun, and various accessories there in the past and will continue to shop there on occasion.

That said, I have another dealer I like to buy from for most of my stuff, as long as I dont mind waiting for it.
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