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My recommendations would be ODS Guns in Yarmouth and Cape Gun Works in Hyannis. I've patronized both, both are great places.
No first hand experience with Powderhorn, seen some less than favorable comments on here about them.
Powderhorn still runs the bonded warehouse so I won't even consider buying anything from them. CGW is priced pretty high and I don't particularly care for the ownership. ODS is a good shop with good prices. Never been to the Goose Hammock and from the reports of their prices I have no plans to go. Used to go to Fred's all the time but haven't been to Beacon yet. Kulas didn't have a ton of selection when I went, and I think I read they are appointment only now. There's also GT Arms in Wareham - decent selection and decent prices.
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I didn't read anywhere in this thread about the Powderhorn being great.Seconded. I love beacon, Andre is a great resource, I purchased my first gun from him and never felt judged for my dumb questions which is way more than I can say for any of my LGS's. Also, dat cage...
As others have said, powderhorn is great, CGW is ok- it suffers from the MA LGS problem- everyone sells the same shit so there isn't much different.
I bought a few guns from the Outdoor Shop in Yarmouth, they have a small selection but have some really cool stuff, and keep a lot of cross breed holsters in stock which are my favorite. Hate the powderhorn but I've bought from them in the past, Goose Hummock is ok, they have some good used guns there. Prices are insane for the new stuff but I got a cheap used shotgun there.
In general, yes.Forgive my ignorance but... what is a bonded warehouse? From what I have read its stuff held by customs until taxes are paid?
Yeah, but it beats $20/lb from the guy who is always out of it.2x lbs of Titegroup @ $27.95 (ouch)
Yeah, but it beats $20/lb from the guy who is always out of it.
The problem is that CGW doesn't get any better price on powder than anyone with an out of state shipping drop and enough friends to amortize hazmat over a decent number of lbs. Unfortunately, $27.95 is not an unreasonable retail markup price.
That is an interesting inversion. $20.99/lb is an incredibly good "shop price". The big box shops generally refuse to be price competitive with LGSs on guns .... to the point where Bass Pro had to add "firearms excluded" to their price matching policy after too many customers brought in fliers from small shops.Agreed, that is why I bought it. I picked up a lb of Titegroup at Cabellas in Berlin on the way back from the GPP shoot and the price was $20.99. Obviously, LGS prices can't compete with a big box store but they need to at least stay ball park competitive.