GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2008, 09:22   #1
Frost
Senior Member
 
Frost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Holy City SC.
Posts: 865
Columbia Hardware store with Guns

Years ago a former co-worker took me to a hardware store in Columbia that had as I recall as many guns as a dedicated gun shop.


Any of y'all know what the name of the store might be and where it is located?
__________________
The South Carolina Forum

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 11:53   #2
firemac
Junior Member
 
firemac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 6
Most likely it was Hardwarehouse, they had a good selection and reasonable prices. However they closed both locations a few months ago.
firemac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 16:22   #3
Carbonfly
Senior Member
 
Carbonfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 494
ACE Hardware sells guns.
__________________
Proud owner of a G17, G19, G26, G34, G36.
Wishlist: G21, G23, G30SF
Carbonfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 18:19   #4
Frost
Senior Member
 
Frost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Holy City SC.
Posts: 865
Where is it located.
I travel from North Chuck to Lexington a couple of times a month.
I always try to hit a gun shop or two when I am up there.
__________________
The South Carolina Forum

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 13:51   #5
glockrod
NRA-Endow. Life
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East of center, SC
Posts: 2,033
Simpson Hardware in Sumter, SC

An Ace hardware store. On Wesmark Boulevard. They sell long guns and pistols. Gun prices are alright. The ammo always seems high, though.
__________________
NRA Member - Endowment Life
glockrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 05:55   #6
Frost
Senior Member
 
Frost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Holy City SC.
Posts: 865
Ammo is almost always high in a gun shop.

What exit are they from I-26, I really don't know Columbia.
__________________
The South Carolina Forum

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 07:33   #7
Glockphobia
NOT!
 
Glockphobia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chapin,S.C.
Posts: 1,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frost View Post
Ammo is almost always high in a gun shop.

What exit are they from I-26, I really don't know Columbia.
there is no exit from i-26 to get to sumter, unless you take hwy 601? from orangeburg over to 378. but anyway, sumter is about 45min from cola/lex. i would say try out sportsman warehouse in cola,piney grove rd exit. but, i was in there monday and they were out of all glocks and defensive pistol ammo.
__________________
Carolina Glocker #1922
You know you're in the south when :
Case(s) of beer is the legal tender for car repairs
Glockphobia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 08:24   #8
BadAndy
Senior Member
 
BadAndy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 1,505
Sportsmans Warehouse is out of A LOT of stuff! They haven't restocked powder in probably a month or more now and it's pissing me off. I don't really need any more just yet but I'm getting close and there is no way in hell I'm paying a $40 hazardous material fee just to order some powder online. I may check out Shooters Choice and see what powders they've got.

The FFL I use for transfers is Lake Murray Hardware in Irmo/Ballentine but the only pistols I've seen there have been used and on consignment. They do have some rifles and shotguns though...but they are more a true hardware store than a gun shop.
BadAndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 12:14   #9
Glockphobia
NOT!
 
Glockphobia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chapin,S.C.
Posts: 1,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAndy View Post
Sportsmans Warehouse is out of A LOT of stuff! They haven't restocked powder in probably a month or more now and it's pissing me off. I don't really need any more just yet but I'm getting close and there is no way in hell I'm paying a $40 hazardous material fee just to order some powder online. I may check out Shooters Choice and see what powders they've got.


The FFL I use for transfers is Lake Murray Hardware in Irmo/Ballentine but the only pistols I've seen there have been used and on consignment. They do have some rifles and shotguns though...but they are more a true hardware store than a gun shop.
i agree with that, they were out of ALOT of stuff. looks as if they're selling everything to close up.


pete at lake murray hardware is a nice guy and at one time, use to be the cheapest for doing transfers.
__________________
Carolina Glocker #1922
You know you're in the south when :
Case(s) of beer is the legal tender for car repairs
Glockphobia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 16:08   #10
BadAndy
Senior Member
 
BadAndy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 1,505
Who does transfers cheaper than him??
BadAndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 17:27   #11
Frost
Senior Member
 
Frost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Holy City SC.
Posts: 865
Even the online stores are out of some powders and primers.

Powder Valley has no Varget or Federal large rifle match primers
__________________
The South Carolina Forum

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 19:02   #12
ranger88
CLM Number 130
Charter Lifetime Member
 
ranger88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbia, S.C.
Posts: 2,037
In reference to the OP, the store you are referring to is surely the ACE Hardware store that was in West Columbia. It has gone out of business. And from my personal experience was no great loss as far as the gun side of the business, prices were always too high. Even when they had their "final, clearance, liquidation sale", the prices were laughable. I miss the hardware side of the store and the friendly staff much more.
__________________
"Rangers Lead The Way"
ranger88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 05:16   #13
Glockphobia
NOT!
 
Glockphobia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chapin,S.C.
Posts: 1,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAndy View Post
Who does transfers cheaper than him??
oh! i was'nt saying Pete isnt the cheapest anymore, just saying the last time i checked he was the cheapest, that was 2 years ago.
__________________
Carolina Glocker #1922
You know you're in the south when :
Case(s) of beer is the legal tender for car repairs
Glockphobia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2008, 10:51   #14
BadAndy
Senior Member
 
BadAndy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 1,505
Gotcha! He's been doing transfers for $20 all of this year (since I first found him) and he's not far from where I live so it works out great for me
BadAndy is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:12.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,075
279 Members
796 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31