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Semper_Fi
01-29-2013, 8:33 AM
I am a Marine stationed in San Diego. I am coming home from a deployment and just purchased a condo off base so can now start having my guns with me again. Came across this site online and just joined up. Going to leave my current firearms at home (MA) and start fresh out here. Looking for a pump action Benelli for my first west coast purchase. Already checked out the recommended dealers in the area and will shop around. Really wanted a AR but gonna wait for the craze to simmer down. Pretty much just wanted to say hi and get my first post out of the way. If anyone has any suggestions/tips of where to buy or where to shoot let me know.

BajaJames83
01-29-2013, 8:34 AM
welcome,
If you dont already have a safe that might be a good post deployment purchase as well.

Semper_Fi
01-29-2013, 12:04 PM
Good tip way ahead of you^

Roland Deschain
01-29-2013, 12:19 PM
First, thank you for your service! :patriot:

Second, welcome to the forum. Lot's of good people and information here. Especially when it comes to deciphering CA's crazy gun laws.

In the past I've had ok experience buying from American Shooting Center (http://gotammo.com/) in Kearny Mesa. Lately I've been buying from Fine Firearms (http://www.gunssandiego.com/) in La Mesa. Generally a better stock and nicer employees.

As far as indoor ranges are concerned I generally hit up American Shooting Center (http://gotammo.com/) (closer to my work) or Iron Sights (http://www.iron-sights.com/) (closer to my home). Both get pretty packed on the weekends so expect to spend some time waiting for a lane.

hoss_hk
01-29-2013, 3:44 PM
Welcome home! Come join us tomorrow night at Iron Sights in Oceanside:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=674233

NoNOS67
01-29-2013, 6:04 PM
Welcome!

GMG
01-29-2013, 7:42 PM
Welcome aboard Marine! thank you for your service.:patriot:

Semper_Fi
01-30-2013, 10:07 AM
Thank you everyone for your appreciation. Wish I could go to the range tomorrow but not QUITE home yet. Still out here but I am getting very close. Heard a lot of good things about Fine Firearms and will be most likely be my first stop. Been a member on this site for not even 48 hours and already impressed.

leonard6084
02-05-2013, 7:59 PM
Check out turners website for there weekly sale ad. You could probably get your shot gun at a good price. Also check out the marketplace on the website, sometimes it's pretty good.

OldBlueMan
02-05-2013, 9:51 PM
Thanks for your service!

Last time I was in Turners, they had some long gun inventory. Big 5 in Solana Beach had quite a few long guns but their prices are higher than most.

You might consider keeping your eyes on the For Sale forums here and pick up exactly what you're looking for via PPT.

AdamSD
02-05-2013, 11:05 PM
Welcome!

I've had a lot of good experiences at Fine Firearms and Parallax Tactical, but have yet to visit a local range. I'm also going to visit Discount Gun Mart soon as they have gotten mostly good reviews here.

Best of luck!

tio sams misguided child
02-18-2013, 4:06 AM
welcome Marine, a portion of us are prior service on here and can help you with most questions if you have any.

jarhead714
02-18-2013, 4:57 AM
Welcome home Devil Dog. Urrrggh!

Semper_Fi
02-18-2013, 11:22 AM
Thanks everyone. Been home for about a week now and just getting settled. Been cruising the marketplace on here for a nice shotgun or handgun. Thanks for all the apprection everyone. OhhRahh

shooter5
02-20-2013, 5:12 PM
Dick's Sporting Goods in Point Loma (sports arena) just opened a few months back.. To my surprise, they have had a decent size and steady inventory of shotguns and BA rifles in stock..

Thank you for your service and enjoy SD..

johnmoore
03-01-2013, 2:47 PM
Welcome, I shoot at Morena blvd. at Discount Gun Mart. Are you at Pendleton or Miramar? You are more than welcome to join me to shoot at Discount Gun Mart.

johnmoore
03-01-2013, 2:47 PM
subbed.

BIGDJG
03-01-2013, 2:51 PM
Thank u for your service, and welcome to Calguns.

hoss_hk
03-01-2013, 6:13 PM
We've got another meet at Iron Sights 3/6 and one at P2K on 3/28. Meet your fellow Calgunners and shoot!

mac83
03-03-2013, 7:20 AM
Hey brother, are you at Camp Pendleton or Miramar? For Miramar, I'm a big fan of South Bay for shooting rifles, and DIscount Gun Mart off of Morena for pistols.

specOPS
03-03-2013, 9:51 PM
Welcome. If you are looking for more than just shooting at targets and keeping your combat effectiveness up hit me up. Our local sheepdog group has over 30 people in the san diego area always looking for other like minded individuals who not only love to shoot but do it to stay at the top of their game.

BLACK LION
03-06-2013, 10:56 AM
I am a Marine stationed in San Diego. I am coming home from a deployment and just purchased a condo off base so can now start having my guns with me again. Came across this site online and just joined up. Going to leave my current firearms at home (MA) and start fresh out here. Looking for a pump action Benelli for my first west coast purchase. Already checked out the recommended dealers in the area and will shop around. Really wanted a AR but gonna wait for the craze to simmer down. Pretty much just wanted to say hi and get my first post out of the way. If anyone has any suggestions/tips of where to buy or where to shoot let me know.

I was just at Royal Pawn on El Cajon Blvd in San Diego and they had a used Benelli Nova pump for mid $300's. They have a good bunch there.
If you PM me, I will let you in on some places to shoot and also a place to test your skills on thinking, moving, humans. Welcome aboard.

Semper_Fi
03-10-2013, 4:05 PM
I am located on Miramar. Thanks for all the info guys. Doing some tactical shooting would be awesome!

Father Ted
03-10-2013, 6:11 PM
+1 for fine firearms, especially for older stuff although their shelves have been getting bare. Friendly people to do business with. I'm sure you can get what your looking for most anywhere, but I prefer to spend my money at attitude free zones. Thanks for your service.
Cheers

pigpen66m
03-10-2013, 6:55 PM
The Marine corps Exchange sells guns. If they don't have what you want they can order it. No tax and only $25.00 DROS.

Von_Richthofen
03-10-2013, 7:09 PM
Welcome to CalGuns and Thank you for your service!.. Ooh Rahh! Hit up JD machine when your ready to build your AR... I'll ask around and PM you if I find a Benelli... Get all the long guns you want before 2014

Rider1k
03-10-2013, 7:13 PM
Welcome and thank you for your service.

brownfeathermedic
03-10-2013, 7:15 PM
Ooh Rahhhh! Welcome,Marine. Iv'e got 2 kin that are Marines. Love them both. Good luck here. Try out South Bay Rod & Gun Club out in Dulzura. Lots of nice People.

Semper_Fi
03-11-2013, 1:07 PM
I have never seen guns for sale at the Exchange. Online maybe? Found a Benelli on here PPT that I want....gonna go talk to Fine Firearms about the fee's and paperwork on wednesday.

frankm
03-11-2013, 1:09 PM
Hay Saylor! Just kidding!
Check with Gusslers on the PPT.

Semper_Fi
03-11-2013, 8:25 PM
Wilco^

MACpul762
04-01-2013, 7:39 PM
They have guns for sale at the Pendleton mcx but only bolt Guns and a mossberg persuader right now no AR's since the new year. Another few places to check out near miramar would be wiser owl back behind Denny's on miramar and team bigshot which is on miramar a little closer to the north gate from Denny's.

The sarge
04-02-2013, 5:50 PM
Guns are at the Pendleton and 29 palms exchanges. Quantico tactical in oceanside is really good to deal with. I just bought a pistol on Pendleton last week and they can special order stuff. If you haven't found what you want I can ask them the next time I go in there this week. Shoot me a pm if you'd like me to.

Freedom2Fire
04-02-2013, 8:45 PM
Welcome. If you are looking for more than just shooting at targets and keeping your combat effectiveness up hit me up. Our local sheepdog group has over 30 people in the san diego area always looking for other like minded individuals who not only love to shoot but do it to stay at the top of their game.
HEY MAN, I AM A MARINE AT CAMP PENDLETON AS WELL, AND I AM LOOKING FOR A PLACE WHERE I CAN DO TACTICAL SHOOTING.
I GOT A COUPLE THINGS I AM WORKING ON, THAT I WANT TO FIELD TEST HERE SHORTLY. CAN YOU SEND ME SOME MORE INFO ON THAT?!

NastyNate
04-02-2013, 9:12 PM
Welcome aboard and home leathernuts.

bellbob1
04-02-2013, 9:38 PM
Welcome home, Semper Fi. Glad you made it back safely.

Zymergist
04-06-2013, 4:45 PM
Welcome Home, to Calguns, to San Diego, and a big Thank You for your service!

Wiser Owl and Poway Weapons & gear are both 100% PPT friendly. (not all shops around here are) A big +1 on JD Machine (off Miramar Rd) for mill rental to finish an 80% AR, Jimi is great.

If you have beer tastes for some of the more robust and flavorfull brews, or are interested in home brewing hit me up for info and resources! I live in Mira Mesa and grew up in SD so if you ever have local questions I may be able to help.