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Thread: Good Gun Shop feedback

  1. #151
    Member Happy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsav View Post
    If Im at a gunshop for the 1st time I tend to give them a bit of leeway . Seems that you have to prove your not a dickhead , tire kicking know all waist of time before you get "noticed". I have seen ( and had to wait till they had finished ) some absolute wankers inflicting them selves upon the staff , there is a big difference between discussing a pertinent issue with a staff member ,( and possibly purchasing the solution ) and wanking on about how good you are , moaning about the price and how everything the shop have is shit and everything they have is world class............................... but I will never set foot in Elio's again .....dunno who he was but Fuck him ! I had to chase him round the shop and corner him to even start the sale process , asked for a cobra sling , saw the price and realised I might just have enough for the 2nd hand steel Brno#2 mag I had spied in the cabinet , when I asked about it he just walked off in mid conversation..... I thought he was getting the mag but no , he just fucked off .
    I hear what you are saying, Happy , but if I get treated like shit for no good reason I don't go back ..... ever , I have yet to receive anything but good service when buying gun/hunting related products on line
    @hamsav. Local shop told me at their last conference (it's a franchise) they got told a survey of NZ Couriers two years ago said around 30% deliveries to houses. Now it's 50 something so it's all changed Where it ends dunno. I did ask what their new strategy to get folks back was and there was no answer. its gotta be hard at least he owns the building
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    Hamills Tauranga. Stacey is a top bloke. Gave me great advice and price & service was excellent. Love my Vortex Dimondback.
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  3. #153
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    As a newbie to the gun club and hunting in general, would give a big thumbs up too Scott and team at Allan Millers H&F Dunedin.
    Set me up and felt confident with all the advice. Centrefire McCarthy's helpful too in advice. Other local shop with good rep didn't even say hello, guess they didn't need my type in there ��

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    heres a question , and don't say google it .... is there a list of all of NZ gunshops , firearm related etc out there? ... like above , I have never heard of centrefire mcCarthys , so looked it up .... same with workshop innovations .... there seems to be way more out there that is not mentioned , or some of you guys drop names of people like im meant to know who the hell they are ....and where they work , .... is there a register somewhere ? or is it just knowledge ? yes I could buy magazines that have them advertised , but which mags have all the names in ..... ?
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  5. #155
    Shootin the breeze.... Survy's Avatar
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    @stumpy, I usually find the small guys when I do a search online for a product, hence I stumbled across workshop innovations.
    A register though does sound goodly good.

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    Perhaps a sticky thread here with a list ?
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    A Good Keen Girl Dougie's Avatar
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    Well blow me, retailers have made me eat my words lately

    Yesterday I went out on the hunt for a rifle for my mate (who shot his first deer with Black Beauty). He has limited experience with firearms and has always just been shooting with whatever we have lying around the place. He decided he wanted his FAL and off we went to get him a rifle!!!

    First stop - Rivers to Ranges in Hastings.
    I'd not been there before yesterday. Immaculate shop, friendly staff and man the knowledge base by all in there was awesome!! They were very accommodating of me barking "get this!" "yep that one down too!" "can we hold that one as well?!" They were very sporting with setting up a good deal and I thought we wouldn't find anything better than that on our travels.

    Second stop - Crafty's.
    This has kind of been my local. As always, good buggers happy to have a laugh and poke fun at each other. Limited range but happy to order anything. Good, honest retail.

    Third stop - Action in Napier
    I was amazed! Busy shop, happy people, much more stock and better lay out than last time I was in. We were greeted by a smiling chap that was very honest about scope selection and when he didn't know something, he just asked someone who did. No bullshit. Just wicked service and again an awesome deal!!! I was blown away and very happy. The shop was buzzing too which was great to see.

    Last stop - Hunting and Fishing Napier
    Again - busy as!!! We marched straight up to Wolly and he sorted us out immediately. I couldn't believe the deal on the shelf and that was before our little haggling session. The extent of his service was awesome. We even got showed up to the staff room to test some scopes in real light conditions! I didn't think these shops would be so competitive to be honest.

    My friend ended up buying his package from Hunting and Fishing and the cack handed shooter will be slaying deer in a couple weeks when his rifle arrives

    I'm super excited for him and also smiling from the awesome service we had from all these shops.
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  8. #158
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    Gun city welly and hunting and fishing in lower hutt
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  9. #159
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny's walker View Post
    As a newbie to the gun club and hunting in general, would give a big thumbs up too Scott and team at Allan Millers H&F Dunedin.
    Set me up and felt confident with all the advice. Centrefire McCarthy's helpful too in advice. Other local shop with good rep didn't even say hello, guess they didn't need my type in there ��
    I too have had nothing but good times at both of these shops

  10. #160
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    spreydon christcurch.
    as a matter of interest i have in my possession a damascus 12g sxs shotty that belonged to my great great grandad -supplied by w&m carthy(now centrefire carthy) dunedin sometime n the mid 1800s,whilst my ancestors were on the otago goldfields ,and before they eventually migrated to and settled on the westcoast.
    me -in chch i generally shop @guncity usually for a specific product.problem solving -serious shooters andy mayberry ,geoff &co -bloody knowledgeable and great service.
    I do periodically go to tower junctionH&F,but i only deal with grant boyd if i can help it,a result of some very highpressure salesman tactics and misquotes by other well known staff a few years back.also i had a couple of unpleasant encounters with a certain high profile "birdman"who up till recently frequented H&F. the town H&F -i vist occasionally -impressions are good blokes who seem to know their stuff.

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    Gunworks are the biz!
    I ordered 200 223 projectiles yesterday about 0900.My order was taken,paid for and a despatch number given on the phone and they were on the doorstep at 0800 this morning.Big thumbs up Gunworks.

  12. #162
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    gunworks i find are really good even tho i have only really got gun smithing work done there, when i went to pick up my ar15 that i got a can on last time i was there was chating to him about what other calibers ya can get in ar15(wasting his machine time in the middle of the day) and he said he had some cheap planking bullets and said i could borrow his reloading gear if i wanting to make up some sub rounds up at the shop, hard to beat



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