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Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« on: October 17, 2008, 06:52:16 PM »
Some shops I know that exist or have existed include a gunshop combined with a= barbershop,a ornamental ironworks,a deli,a hardware store/mechanic.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 07:07:03 PM »
Does J.W. Guns in Riverside count? Half the store is guns and the other half is autoparts.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 07:11:00 PM »
Does J.W. Guns in Riverside count? Half the store is guns and the other half is autoparts.


Yeah, sandrails and such.  And expired diet sodas in the ancient soda machine.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 07:54:51 PM »
I've bought one at a specialty auto parts store/ffl and another at a fence company/ffl.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 08:13:07 PM »
Years ago in Oregon, a bar / gunstore; bar on one side, showcase with guns & ammo on the other.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
I have bought more than one from Pawn shops.


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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 11:49:04 AM »
I have bought and also transfered a few at pawn shops.  I used to use a pawn shop in Roseville to get all my cool Makarovs, etc...  I bought a POS Walther P22 at a Bait and Tackle shop once :)  I remember browsing AR-15's etc... back in the good ole days at BIG R Ranch and Home, but never bought anything.  Bought a few at BIG 5 too.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 12:39:03 PM »
i used to go to Pixley Auto Parts, they had a huge selection in the back

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 01:25:14 PM »
Several,  I'm old enough to have known the world pre GCA 68.  And pre 1991 DROS crap.

I used to buy rifles at Woolworth's five n dime.  Pistols from Montgomery Wards and Sears.  There is still a Western Auto Store on Atlantic Ave, in Bell, that is also a gunshop.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 07:51:27 PM »
J&K Mustang in Sacramento. They restore classic Mustangs, sell new and used mustang parts and sell guns. They even have their own J&K Mustang AR15 lowers.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2015, 09:08:59 AM »
Gambles hardware store, walked 4 blocks home with bare 30.06 open carry.
Longs Drug store 10 inch .44 mag
Western Auto .22

Vick

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2015, 01:24:10 PM »
From an FFL who sold it from the back of his van, at night, in an alley, in the deserted part of town, and he gave me a cash discount, too.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 04:20:35 PM »
Sears and Montgomery Wards.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2015, 06:32:48 PM »
Western Auto in Bell, Sears also, many many years ago. Still like going to Western Auto in Bell, it's a fire trap.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2015, 07:30:45 PM »
In the early 1980's I bought a rifle from a guy at a bar.

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2015, 07:49:38 AM »
Dave's - used to be in Main St in Corona it was Guns and Auto Parts

Best (Products) - used to be on Hole Ave. in Riverside...I walked in with birthday/dishwashing money and walked out with a Marlin 336 - I had just turned 18. :)

Coast to Coast Hardware in Woodcrest - used to be on Van Buren....


Those were just "normal".

We used to get Ammo at JJJ Liquor (corner of Van Buren and Inadiana Ave) in a pinch!

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Re: Ever bought a gun at a combination/ non traditional shop?
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2015, 03:31:51 PM »
Bought a pair of Ruger Single Six 22's from a little mom and pop grocery store,  bought my first Sig from a second hand store.

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