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OK, how come Carl has a truckload and then some?
I'm thinking of starting a thread about this to see if anybody here is in the know or maybe somebody will answer here but how is it that the few professional shops we have in MA are always as well stocked as supply allows while the majority of the overpriced, tiny little FUDD idiots will claim its impossible to get something. Do they not work with the same distributors to get ammo?
Does one have to be "able" to buy in very large quantities to even buy from the distributors who people like Carl must go to?
Basically whats the difference between where, say, Zero Hour Arms gets their ammo and where FS gets their ammo?
My feelings exactly. I'll admit that I've not been a big fan over the years. The traffic, the crowds, the cramped store, the long waits... the whole hurried atmosphere is piss-poor compared to free state stores of equal stature and sales volume. I wish Carl would move to someplace a lot bigger and better but I know that is never going to happen... because despite the hassles, he has hit upon a formula for success that works. And there is no question, it DOES work. The place has got to be a gold mine.FS stands out pretty easily above most everything else in MA because Carl is one of the handful of people who make an effort to have "as much store" as the law will allow. I have my issues with the place, I think it could look nicer, be more customer friendly from a browsing perspective and be in a bigger/better location for the $ Carl has BUT he is pushing tons of product that people want and he is a huge fish in the small pond of MA gun ownership. Its hard to argue with it when its a formula that is working for him and keeps most of the MA people happy because they know no different. I'm not thrilled with the place in general to be honest but I'm used to free state gun shops.
meh fourseasons is alright ive been a couple times nothing too spectacular
i dont really judge gunstores on customer service, I research the shit out of guns before i buy them/ try to shoot them before hand also. So having a prickely counter person isnt too bad i just act like a dick back. If ammo is cheap and guns are priced correctly i would deem them a good gunstore.
I wish Carl would move to someplace a lot bigger and better but I know that is never going to happen... because despite the hassles, he has hit upon a formula for success that works.
Carl refused to sell me a Mini 14 on my FID. I told him good night, Irene, and went to NH. Bought the Mini 14 for even less than what he was asking for, saved the sales tax and no FA-10! Win-Win-Win! Carl's loss, NH dealer's gain! Would never go back to Four Seasons again, ever!Carl is the Man.
I know more about guns than anyone in that store simply because of internet forums like this and the crowds of knowledge that I have access to.