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Favorite FFL's and gun stores?

  1. dilly
    Since most of us live close enough to visit one another's haunts (even if it's only on rare occasion), what are your favorite gun stores? What are your favorite places for FFL transfers?

    For reloading supplies, I like Arms and Ammo out in Ash Grove. They are a pretty reasonable little outfit, and it's a nice lady out there.

    For FFL transfers, I've been using Armed Sources LLC over close to the Bass Pro. They do transfers for free unless it's from an individual, then they charge $15. They have a smaller inventory of guns than a lot of stores, but they tend to be the more interesting ones and not just a display full of Glocks and XD's.

    What about you guys?
  2. ioon44
    I have been using Arms and Ammo out in Ash Grove from day one and he sold my boolits when I was commercial casting, me and Richard were close friends up to his passing, really miss him.

    I have used a lot of shops in the area over the years.
  3. dilly
    Since I can't afford to pay $500 at a time to stock up on powder and primers and the haz mat fee adds so much cost, I buy most of my primers and powder there. I think the first time I went there Richard was already sick so I really didn't know him well, but his widow is a nice lady and I enjoy going out there from time to time.
  4. OldFogey
    Where I go depends on what I need/want. For gunsmithing and shooting the breeze about military stuff, I go to Rocket Anderson in Springfield. Also frequent a couple of other places there, in Nixa and Ozark.

    BTW, Although cash is pretty short for me right now, dilly's post prompted me to think that maybe some of us could get together sometime and combine orders for primer & powder and split the shipping & hazmat fees. Just a thought.
  5. ebner glocken
    ebner glocken
    For reloading supplies EDI plus, and Eagle Armory seem to usually have what I need between the two. For class 1 FFL there are a couple shops in Aurora that I use although I haven't had a need for that in quite some time.

  6. dilly
    I've never been to EDI plus. Is it a pretty good place?

    I know at Eagle Armory I've seen 8 pounders of powder go for like $215. Seems way high to me.
  7. ioon44
    You will find EDI plus a little different than most shops. I have bought from him starting in the 1980's and it is hard to beat his priced any where.
  8. TCFAN
    Any body in the West Plains area the place to go for reloading supplies is Carters located on route UU in the Pomona area.he has never been short on powders or primers. Big selection of bullets and brass.About any thing in reloading supplies or equipment.
    Also Missouri Gun Company in Cabool is a good all around gun shop.
    For transfers West Plains Gun & Pawn is the place to go. 5.00 dollars is all he charges. On my last transfer he wouldn't even charge me because S&W took to long to send a new revolver to replace one that I sent in to be repaired. .............Terry
  9. Viper225
    TCFAN you have missed one that has even better prices than Cyrus. The Pine Crest Gun Shop. It is on 17 between Summersville and MtnView. He is open Monday afternoons and all day Fridays ONLY. He has more powder than Carter. He also has different powders than Carter and Missouri Gun Company. He normally beats Cyrus a couple dollars a pound or more on powder. Pine Crest has a good supply of normal brass, Cyrus has more exotic stuff like 303 Savage, 250-3000, etc.
    For guns I normally trade with Double R Pawn on the main street in Houston. His components are too high, but the gun prices and selection are not bad.
    I sure miss Doc at the Bryant Creek Gun Shop. That was my Number One gunshop for reloading components, cleaning supplies, and reloading discussion. When you are into wildcats, cast bullets, more advanced reloading, oddball projects, etc. It is hard to find someone to talk with who knows the things you want to know about. If you were scratching your head over something, a trip to see Doc would normally have you on the correct path. Docs gun shop was across the river from Hodsons Mill in the middle of know where. You did not get to his shop by accident. I have been to his shop and in the drive were multiple vehicles with license plates from other states. He is missed.
    One good thing about hanging out on web sites like this one, you are in contact with lots of folks, with lots of varied experience. Ask questions, and you can get correct answers.

    Bob R
  10. TCFAN
    Bob I live about 2 miles from where Doc had his gun shop. Never did go there to much except to have gunsmith work done or to order powder that i could not get somewhere else. You might say I live in the middle of no where.
    I don't get up north on 63 much and have never been to the Pine Crest gun shop.I have been to the Double R a couple of times and was impressed with the number of used guns that they had on the shelves.........Terry
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check