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  1. Red78

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    Never been to the Powderhorn. Just read the reviews, and with the exception of one they get very high marks. Will make it a point to go by there.
     


  2. London

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    Forgot to mention the Junk Bin at Nagel's. I've picked up a few deals there over the years. Last time I picked up about 50 rounds of .38, 357, and .45 for, I think $3.00. All reloadable. Be VERY careful when buying a gun there, though. Had a guy try to sell me a very beat up Mosin-Nagant for "Only" $400, claiming it was a Mauser 98k. I asked him why the bolt handle was straight and he said," That's just a variation."

    Hmmm....
     
  3. majormadmax

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    I gotta agree with the first part of that, the one thing the Powderhorn has over Dury's or Nagel's is they are very attentive towards their customers. Within seconds of setting foot in their store, someone will greet you and ask if there is anything they can help you with. If not, they will leave you alone to look around (which is what I usually do). It is the right balance of being taken care of without being annoying.

    But their prices aren't that great, yet neither is any another other shop in SA. If you want a deal, order online or buy privately. But with Hoguns closing, the Powderhorn is pretty much the best shop in town.

    I would still like to know where Wayne's gunsmith, Chris, went/is going...

    Cheers! M2
     
  4. London

    London The advocate's Devil. TGT Supporter

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    Yes, there are very few "Steals" to be had in any S.A. gun shop. I also recommend the O.P. check out the gun shows. Definitely a few deals to be had there.
     
  5. majormadmax

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    Speaking of which, the monthly SAXET show is this weekend (2-3 Oct) at the SA Event Center, 410 & Marbach...

    Cheers! M2
     
  6. TexasRedneck

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    You can reach him at: 210-521-2288 (it's their old store number)

    An' don't tell me 'bout Powderhorn...didja see the Ed Brown they had in there for months? Since YOU didn't see fit to give it a new home......
     
  7. Adionik

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    Anyone know where to get a kel tec sub 2000 locally?

    I saw one in Corpus for $369.99 which was kind of pricey...
     
  8. GlockontheRocks

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    Nagel's really surprised me on our last family outing to SA. I've been in there probably 3 times a year for the last 10 years. I had issues being waited on (might be appearance). I'd ask for help most times and get the "We'll be right with you." The only reason I had been going in was for .32acp silvertips for a BUG. They were the only place I could find them at for a while. My son (13 Y.O.) went in with me on the last trip and was looking at the knife displays while I tried to buy .32. There was a lady who waited on him, made small talk with him, and sharpened a knife for him. When I asked her how much the knife sharpening was, she said it would be on the house. I'm glad his first experience with them was better than my previous 29 or so. It's an interesting place. Some of the staff needs a customer svc. lesson. Kudos to the lady that helped my Son. It reminds me of an old sporting goods store that I worked at as a teenager.
     
  9. suhsjake

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    Don's on 410 and Fredricksberg has two that accept glock mags.
     
  10. TexasRedneck

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    Funny that Nagel's was recently mentioned....went by there Saturday, and on a lark asked if they had a Remington 788 in .243. Nothing up front, but the guy went out back and came back with one w/a 3 x 9 Bushnell on it for $595. I told him I was a buyer at $500 - he went and checked, and they accepted the offer! Not a "killer" deal perhaps - but one I was very pleased with. HAD to buy it - had a mag for it in my safe I've kept for years, the original rifle went away durin' the last divorce...

    BTW - anyone looking for a double-door safe, Wayne still has his (Hogun's). Says $1250 and it's yours....
     


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