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bikr4jc
01-29-2013, 2:26 PM
Like the title says, what's your favorite gun store in the IE and why?

For me, it has to be Ernie from Tin Star Supply in Oak Hill. Great service, great prices.

SeanCasey
01-29-2013, 2:45 PM
+1 For Earnie. Great guy and awesome prices.

WarriorOne in Riverside is also ran by some good guys also.

Ammo Bro's is good, but usually too busy and crowded.

Turners in Chino Hills is actually pretty decent, have done PPT and bought from them without issues and have heard their staff referring people to Calguns.

The_Tinman
01-29-2013, 8:25 PM
The one that's going to release to me in 10 days.

I've been to quite a few and since they are our front line to public image and information, It's very easy to understand how so many people are misinformed. Even those who are "vendors" on this site spread FUD that has been dis-proven in various stickies.

I have no one favorite but I appreciate Highland pawn in Highland for charging a flat $35 regardless of the transfer type. Although they failed me on my last transfer and I abandoned a rifle receiver there over an omitted piece of paper... Every FFL has good and bad days.

manuelcardenas77
01-29-2013, 8:58 PM
Annie's get your gun in corona

ambiguous216
01-30-2013, 2:53 PM
Turners Outdoorsman!

Socaliente
01-30-2013, 3:31 PM
Shootist in Murrieta

mo_jo_72
01-30-2013, 6:48 PM
Turners

350skylark
01-30-2013, 8:56 PM
ive bought all of my guns for turners in corona its a pretty good place, but ive been going to bullseye sport latley for stuff and i really like that place, im getting my next one from there, if you ever in riverside check them out.

war veteran
01-30-2013, 8:57 PM
Big 5!!!



not really.

mvpatriot
01-30-2013, 9:50 PM
Annie's get your gun in Corona!
Best customer service in the IE.

bscruz
02-02-2013, 8:12 PM
Have any of you been to the Norco Armory? how is that place? Are there any in the Alta Loma area near the 210fwy that you guys like? BassPro is pretty much picked over, same with Turners in Rancho...

also, which stores offer gunsmithing? I may have to buy an AR Upper and Barrel from different vendors cuz nobody has complete uppers right now and I don't have the tools and headspace gauge to assemble those components myself..

Roushee97
02-02-2013, 9:05 PM
Horrible service at the Shootist, still waiting for them to call me back on a rifle ended up going to tuner's in corona best service from Dean and Mike bought three rifles from them and going back this month for more.

FMFdevildoc
02-02-2013, 9:55 PM
Although a very small outfit, I would like to give a plug for:

Charlie's Gunshop / urban tactical in Apple Valley, CA off Outer Highway 18.

He is a good guy, shoots 3 gun, NRA member, veteran, etc. I truly appreciate and respect the fact that it is a FUD FREE ZONE at his shop!

A hidden gem in Apple Valley IMO

eroberts88
02-03-2013, 4:56 PM
Horrible service at the Shootist, still waiting for them to call me back on a rifle ended up going to tuner's in corona best service from Dean and Mike bought three rifles from them and going back this month for more.

Thats pretty funny. Dean and Mike both assisted me on my recent m&p purchase. Best customer service I have ever received in a Turners.

StephanieLynn
02-03-2013, 5:04 PM
Annie's Get Your Gun - Corona~!

jlsnsw
02-03-2013, 9:07 PM
Heard good things about 'The Shootist' in Murrieta, but have purchase quite a bit via Ammo Bros, in both their stores(Ontario and Cerritos)

Abazaba23
02-03-2013, 9:20 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned Faith Armory in Temecula! Best Gun shop I've ever been to, shopped at. Great service and have(had?) Free introduction, safety, and general education classes every other Wednesday I believe.

CoopsDad
02-05-2013, 1:26 PM
Norco Armory is my LGS and the guy who runs it is straight up. No sugar coating and not trying to sell you stuff you don't need. He'll take the time to help you figure out the machine for the mission; you want a long range tactical Mini-14? A home defense gun in .416 Cheytac? He'll give good counsel.

I also like Bullet Barn in Upland, on Central uphill of The Hat pastrami. Brian's a good guy and he tends to weed out the lookie-lou's and the wannaguns. Treats military right, too.

Hdstreetbob2009
02-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Hello everyone. I'm new at Calguns. For me, it was a tie between Turners in Corona and Ammo Bros in Ontario. Then, about six months ago, I found Norco Armory in Norco. The proprietor, Jeff, is friendly, knowledgeable, honest, and a gunsmith, which is a plus for me. It's a small shop but he can order what you're looking for. What I like about this shop is the customer treatment.

jimhart69
02-10-2013, 1:03 AM
Charlie's Gunshop / urban tactical in Apple Valley, CA off Outer Highway 18 !!

Bullet barn

theshoer
02-10-2013, 5:10 AM
Turners and Annie's

AMGgeek
02-15-2013, 7:55 PM
+1 Ernie from Tin Star Supply in Oak Hill. Had multiple lowers shipped to him and gave me a very fair price. Great email communication.

Also Turners Rancho Cucamonga for their very polite and helpful staff.

DirtNSnowFun
02-16-2013, 5:54 PM
+1 for Faith Armory
& they have a free Handgun Safety Class for your friends and family new to the game. Joel and Matt were very friendly and helpful.

I'll add Steelwater (just around the corner from Faith) to the list as well. Smaller shop but everyone is great.

The Shootist is good but I wont send anyone new to guns in there.

bargasm
02-16-2013, 6:49 PM
Centerfire in Riverisde. Took the time (hours) to educate my wife and I on our first purchase and I've been going back ever since.

DARTGUY
02-19-2013, 12:48 PM
I just found a place in Yucaipa called Stars and Stripes Tactical. I've been looking for a place thats cust. service oriented. Joe G spent time with me for 30 min after they closed to answer questions for me, so they will be my go to shop. Plus he said they do gun smithing which I'm gonna need soon

rugersigkimber
02-19-2013, 8:01 PM
Faith Armory in Temecula is awesome. I'm going to the free Handgun Safety Class tomorrow. Adam is awesome. Great service. They're moving to a larger location in March.

Steelwater in Temecula. New shop. Some of the gals in there are really sharp, and women might really like going there to talk to another gal. Very friendly and free coffee. They have lots of CCI 22LR right now.

trew10
02-19-2013, 8:10 PM
Bullseye, turners , ammo bro, warriorone all are fairly good in customer service and not far apart in price. Worst has to be hands down centerfire in riverside small inventory not friendly at all.

flip634
02-19-2013, 9:24 PM
I would shop at Annie's but their 5.56 ammo 20round box for $19.99 is too steap, but I like turners in rancho better than chino

ThemBastards
02-20-2013, 8:58 PM
Have any of you been to the Norco Armory? how is that place? Are there any in the Alta Loma area near the 210fwy that you guys like? BassPro is pretty much picked over, same with Turners in Rancho...

also, which stores offer gunsmithing? I may have to buy an AR Upper and Barrel from different vendors cuz nobody has complete uppers right now and I don't have the tools and headspace gauge to assemble those components myself..

Norco Armory is cool, smaller shop but Jeff the owner offers gunsmithing and is a good guy. I have done a PPT there and had some smith work, and I was happy with everything. Incoming transfers are only $65 including DROS so that is great compared to the other options in the area.

jwaragon
02-23-2013, 9:41 PM
Turners Corona is the best, especially Mike. Great customer service. Above and beyond! People there like Dean, Gonzo, Richard, Lou, Charles are good with customers. They are so good that I bought 9 firearms and two lowers from them in 2 months.

Top7051
02-25-2013, 10:26 PM
Plus one for centerfire firearms in Riverside, I deal with Sam most of the time. Very knowledgeable and will take time for any questions I had.

Ewcmr2
02-26-2013, 6:00 AM
+1 for Ernie, if he has it I'm buying from him. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=257865

Ammo Bros for powder.

Turners in Rancho for specials/sales. Someday the CA Shields will come in...

Martinez43
02-26-2013, 8:42 AM
Norco Armory and Bully Eyes

KidSasquatch
02-27-2013, 8:10 AM
Warrior One Guns and Ammo in Riverside. Mike and Norris are really friendly and upfront about things. Definitely recommend them, and they seem to actually get inventory from time to time now (25 Del-Ton lowers last week)

nubrun
02-27-2013, 9:05 AM
I have bought from Annie's in Corona, very helpful albeit priced a bit on the steep side. Turners in Corona has better prices but depending who you get to help you they can be tools.

I stay away from Ammo Bros, always too crowded overpriced and unhelpful.

fyrguy
02-28-2013, 3:47 PM
Like Warrior One, Ammo Bros was cool but crowded. Not impressed with Victor Valley Shooters. I'd stay away! Diamond Armory in Hesperia is pretty good as well, at least so far. Just opened up.

rugerkp
03-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Best- Selection- Ammo Bros. Ontario, Knowledge/Help- K&D San Bernardino
WORST- Service- Berman and Sons- treat people like junk or idiots or both. I kept thinking if I went enough or bought enough that would change....never has...stopped going. Service/Selection- toss up between Dave's Magnum San Bernardino or Turner's San Bernardino. Dave's is horribly, filthy, rude and Turner's is inept.

Vin63
03-01-2013, 10:56 AM
...Turners in Chino Hills is actually pretty decent, have done PPT and bought from them without issues and have heard their staff referring people to Calguns.

That's good to hear...thinking of doing PPT there soon. I live near them, but have never had to deal with the gun counter - I only purchase consumables (patches, solvent, brushes, etc.). The cashiers have always been nice and helpful at that location.

Metalpanther
03-01-2013, 3:21 PM
Charlie's urban tactical supply in Apple Valley is one of the best shops I've ever been to. Charlie has knowledge on everything from antiques to modern tactical as well as gun laws, loopholes, and BLM land that is best for shooting in the high desert. He is also an avid 3 gun shooter and has won multiple awards for his efforts. This man and his shop are the embodiment of what California shooting and sales should be.

jibbs1987
03-04-2013, 5:49 PM
either warrior one in riverside or ammo bros. both i have different reasons. ammo bros always has ammo, warrior one has great customer service.

lovetosurvey
03-07-2013, 7:14 PM
Faith Armory & Steelwater great customer service at both.

Turners in San Marcos is usually pretty good.

Don't care for The Shootist, won't get into it. Just a bad experience.... twice!

ROOS_HAPPENS
03-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Annie's & Turner's...both in Corona. :thumbsup:

Sleighter
03-09-2013, 1:56 PM
Bullet barn in Upland for good advice, service and helping me with an online purchase. Even though he wasnt making great money on the deal his service was excellent. He deserves whatever purchases I have coming his way.

rugerkp
03-09-2013, 2:19 PM
Second Bullet Barn- did a PPT there, picked up some clay's universal, knowledgeable and straightforward

Paver_guy
03-22-2013, 5:00 PM
Annie's get your gun!! Annie's a doll and always helpful no matter my dumb questions.

Mike

dtjester
03-22-2013, 5:02 PM
Annie's get your gun in corona

Is Annie's still open? I've wanted to check them out for a while, but haven't been able to get over there.

oldtwoar
03-22-2013, 8:30 PM
Annie's is open. I was just there on Tuesday. Got good advice for a brand new owner. In fact they went out of their way not to sell me anything because they did not have anything in stock suitable for me.

mvpatriot
03-22-2013, 9:43 PM
Ann and Jerry are great, +1 to Annies get your gun.

Your ad here
03-22-2013, 9:57 PM
I've bought from Annie's a few times. Great service. Warrior One and Turners Corona also have great service.

coronaman
03-23-2013, 6:36 AM
I was in Turners week before last and overheard the guy behind the counter tell a customer that was looking to sell a pistol to go to calguns.net versus Turners selling it for a 25% fee. :hurray:

xdgregg
03-25-2013, 10:31 PM
Annie's & Turner's...both in Corona. :thumbsup:

Great customer service at both places. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

the1casey
03-27-2013, 7:05 PM
+1 Ernie from Tin Star Supply in Oak Hill. Had multiple lowers shipped to him and gave me a very fair price. Great email communication.

Also Turners Rancho Cucamonga for their very polite and helpful staff.

Bought an xd9 from turners rancho a cpl years ago and it was fine. The last 4 times I've been there I encountered rude and very unhelpful people behind the gun counter. The last time I was there I was the only one back there and 4 guys ignored me. I finally said excuse me and some dude looked up and said what.

Won't go back.

I love ammo brothers though. They recently got some 9mm ammo, I called and they saved me a box. That's service.

IamJAd
03-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Bought an xd9 from turners rancho a cpl years ago and it was fine. The last 4 times I've been there I encountered rude and very unhelpful people behind the gun counter. The last time I was there I was the only one back there and 4 guys ignored me. I finally said excuse me and some dude looked up and said what.

Won't go back.

I love ammo brothers though. They recently got some 9mm ammo, I called and they saved me a box. That's service.

Some of Turner's staff can be arrogant. I guess if you don't life and breathe guns, they look down upon you. That said, there are some real considerate guys that help a relative newbie learn to live and breathe guns.

The two times I was in Ammo Bros, I also was greeted with arrogance. I'm pretty sure most well trafficked gun stores can have those kind of EEs.

SoCal Gunner
03-31-2013, 8:27 PM
I appreciate all the opinions given here. One thing I've noticed is that many times it isn't the store, but rather the employees you deal with.

I'll add my 2 cents and say Bright Spot Pawn in Riverside. They are well versed in the rules, and won't hesitate to receive CA non-compliant rifles in parts for you to convert later (again, within the rules) and do so at a cost of legal fees and attorney retainers.

xdgregg
03-31-2013, 8:44 PM
I appreciate all the opinions given here. One thing I've noticed is that many times it isn't the store, but rather the employees you deal with.

I'll add my 2 cents and say Bright Spot Pawn in Riverside. They are well versed in the rules, and won't hesitate to receive CA non-compliant rifles in parts for you to convert later (again, within the rules) and do so at a cost of legal fees and attorney retainers.

Bright Spot was the BEST, but the guy that held their FFL quit and now they don't do any gun sales or transfers. Chris is still there and is a wealth of information, especially when it comes to AR15's.

SoCal Gunner
04-01-2013, 1:46 PM
^Thats terrible news, their serviced will be sorely missed. Was it Dan that carried the FFL? Is he (the FFL holder) working elsewhere offering the same services?

xdgregg
04-01-2013, 1:50 PM
^Thats terrible news, their serviced will be sorely missed. Was it Dan that carried the FFL? Is he (the FFL holder) working elsewhere offering the same services?

I believe it was Dan. Don't know where he went...

dc2integra
04-07-2013, 11:23 AM
Faith Armory in Temecula they have awesome customer service.

GinoRP
04-08-2013, 7:23 AM
+1 for Highland Pawn on thier $35 DROS transfers (usually from BudsPoliceSupply). I drive almost 50 miles back-and-forth twice at 12 mpg and still save money over the other shops charging a minimum of $100 + fees. BTW, All FFLs charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases, but you can't beat the LE (law enforcement) discount on certain manufactures (no, I'm not a cop).

Turners for their Wednesday's Off-the-Hook specials (like them on Facebook) and the weekly ad. I prefer the Rancho store even though the Chino Hills staff are much nicer and close to my office. When my firearm is in-stock and on-sale I prefer to buy it here to support my LGS (local gun shop).

Ammo Brothers for all ammo and any consumables not on sale at Turners. Sure they are arrogant, but I seem to fit in. If you have either big boobs or tactical pants and a Luminox watch they are quite friendly. They should really film a reality show there with all the characters.

The internet to learn about guns. The only time I've learned anything from walking into a gun store was when the Glock rep was there.

Bass Pro Shops to exercise the dog and smile at the newbies (yes they allow dogs).

Crossroads Gun Show to exercise and pick up beef jerky and any onesy-twosy, hard-to-find parts I may need.

JMcLntk
04-15-2013, 1:18 PM
Faith Armory & Steelwater great customer service at both.

Turners in San Marcos is usually pretty good.

Don't care for The Shootist, won't get into it. Just a bad experience.... twice!

I agree with your recommendations, except Steelwater. I used to go in there at least twice a week, until I sent my Nephew in to take his HSC test. They said no, that he would have to purchase a handgun , then he could take the test. When I heard this I called them up, and the guy said yes that is our new policy. So bye bye Steelwater no more business from me.

Foothill Fab
04-16-2013, 8:27 PM
Norco Armory. Friend them on Facebook and you'll know when there's ammo in stock at reasonable prices too. Not like some of the others gouging. The owner Jeff is a friendly, knowledgeable guy and gunsmith. Small shop but always something cool to check out.

Socaliente
04-17-2013, 2:32 AM
Stopped into Ammo Bros. for the first time this past sunday. Really cool place, surprised to see how much ammo was in stock. I like their set up, everything is easy to find.

I like The Shootist, but have heard bad service stories from friends. Ive never had a bad experience but I'm always buying something when I'm there so they probably remember me.

Turners in Corona was my bad experience. I went looking for just a buffer tube and a BCG and the kid behind the counter looked at me like I was speaking chinese. Meanwhile the older guys were telling customers how they needed to buy now because the local Sheriffs were already planning gun confiscation.

texas_law_dog
04-17-2013, 8:39 AM
Turner's Chino Hills and Rancho Cucamonga are the best I've been in.
Bass Pro if you're willing to take a number.
Annie's if want to support small business and are willing to spend more.
Turner's Corona as a last resort if you don't mind the bad attitudes.
Ammo Bros never. Take a number, spend more, and bad attitudes. No thanks.

the real big daddy
04-17-2013, 7:33 PM
You all have to remember this, these are hard times for purchasing anything gun related. The people who whorl in these stores know, that when their inventory is gone...they are out of a job. As far as price gouging goes......bullseye sports in riverside is the worst, followed by ammo brothers. Turners in corona rarely has anything in stock, always shut down early. Don't go in there within a 1/2 hour before they close, you will get ignored. Fowlers gun room in orange has several guns in stock, expect to pay full retail and then some. These stores do not have any idea when they will be getting more inventory so they really don't care if the sell stuff or not. Ranching turners is usually good, the lady who is the store manager is awesome and will put your knowledge of firearms to the test

MrElectric03
04-19-2013, 7:41 PM
Haven't tried warrior one but may need to stop by. This thread is great, found out Ernie at tin star supply is less than two miles from me!

I've always like center fire in riverside and jw guns on Iowa in riverside.

MrElectric03
04-19-2013, 7:41 PM
Haven't tried warrior one but may need to stop by. This thread is great, found out Ernie at tin star supply is less than two miles from me!

I've always like center fire in riverside and jw guns on Iowa in riverside...except for his parking lot.

Socaliente
04-20-2013, 5:57 AM
Warrior One is a cool shop but they are very high on their prices. Guys were nice and they love LE/Military. But be prepared to dish out more cash.

Bones98
04-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Annie's get your gun in corona

This. A small mom n' pop shop that don't try to sell you anything you don't need. Jerry is very knowledgeable and isn't a brand fanboy by trying to steer you away from what you came in to purchase.
Good selection, reasonable prices, and super friendly.

rugersigkimber
04-21-2013, 8:52 PM
In the Temecula/Murrieta area, Faith Armory has never let me down. They are planning a move, but haven't heard when...but just around the corner from where they currently are.

I'm disappointed in Steelwater...some people are good, others aren't. Their prices are very high, and the fees are higher than most. Their policies are not consistent with other stores. I won't be going back.

The Shootist is ok. Some of the guys are crusty. Others are nice.

Holydude13
04-22-2013, 10:45 AM
Rancho turners and ammo bros

oso grande
05-02-2013, 10:38 PM
I kinda like 7th St Pawn in Victorville. Not too many guns, but a lot of tools and stuff.:oji:

BoltActionBranden
05-11-2013, 5:04 PM
Went to Steelwater today to do a PPT. Last time I step foot in that joint.

Buyer forgot his registration and they wanted to cancel the transfer. Luckily his wife had hers and her HSC. Funny because I just got home from DROS'ing a G19 at Turners and they said bring it when I pick it up which I've done pretty much every time I've bought a handgun.

Then they made him buy a new lock when the gun I sold (XD) had a factory lock. Another first in my experience.

Total PPT time.....drumroll please.....1 1/2 hours

Just for poops and giggles.....223/5.56-1$/round .45-$1/round 9mm-$.70/round

BigStudent
05-12-2013, 8:13 AM
I hate to jump on the negatives of some of the places already mentioned, but someone said something about "weed out the lookie-lou's and the wannaguns."

Is there something to that? I mean, is this why I've gotten strange attitude, huffy service as if I came to bother them, been ignored by a squad of counter-salesmen whilst they were an angry tiki mask expression on their face?

This has interested me for quite some time. I once purchased a handgun at a store and I only got what I consider to be good service after I told them I wanted to walkaway from the purchasing process.

Is this the only industry that has horrible service for big ticket items? We are dropping ~$400-$2000 at a time and yet, I keep seeing the kind of customer service that spells disaster for most business.

If it weren't so damn hard to deal with FFL licensing and gun zoning I'd have a mind to open an outdoor shop, just to teach these places lesson. A place where people can ask questions and feel comfortable looking around, learn something. A place that engenders good upbeat attitudes about purchasing a firearm and other outdoor things without a sense that you are doing something wrong or taking up space. All the places mentioned except a couple of the boutique shops quite frankly, SUCK! And in any other scenario I would say they are as#!@les behind the counter and clueless managers. This an elastic industry and is growing exponentially. They have a fixed customer base that keeps coming back regardless. I have multiple firearm purchases because I am an enthusiast and unfortunately, I will continue to buy whether people are Dicks or not. This should change.

Positive note:
Bullseye Sports - Those people are salt of the earth. Last time I was there I felt they were going to invite me to eat with them. That is how nice, cheerful, and friendly they were. Doesn't have to be overweening and exaggerated customer service just upbeat and attentive.
I've also heard some good things about some of the other smaller outfits. I hate to call this one out, but I gave one positive and now I will offer up a negative (this is the Old Testament goat): I have never had a good experience at a Turners anywhere in the Inland Empire or LA county and I have been to a few.

xdgregg
05-12-2013, 11:15 AM
I hate to jump on the negatives of some of the places already mentioned, but someone said something about "weed out the lookie-lou's and the wannaguns."

Is there something to that? I mean, is this why I've gotten strange attitude, huffy service as if I came to bother them, been ignored by a squad of counter-salesmen whilst they were an angry tiki mask expression on their face?

This has interested me for quite some time. I once purchased a handgun at a store and I only got what I consider to be good service after I told them I wanted to walkaway from the purchasing process.

Is this the only industry that has horrible service for big ticket items? We are dropping ~$400-$2000 at a time and yet, I keep seeing the kind of customer service that spells disaster for most business.

If it weren't so damn hard to deal with FFL licensing and gun zoning I'd have a mind to open an outdoor shop, just to teach these places lesson. A place where people can ask questions and feel comfortable looking around, learn something. A place that engenders good upbeat attitudes about purchasing a firearm and other outdoor things without a sense that you are doing something wrong or taking up space. All the places mentioned except a couple of the boutique shops quite frankly, SUCK! And in any other scenario I would say they are as#!@les behind the counter and clueless managers. This an elastic industry and is growing exponentially. They have a fixed customer base that keeps coming back regardless. I have multiple firearm purchases because I am an enthusiast and unfortunately, I will continue to buy whether people are Dicks or not. This should change.

Positive note:
Bullseye Sports - Those people are salt of the earth. Last time I was there I felt they were going to invite me to eat with them. That is how nice, cheerful, and friendly they were. Doesn't have to be overweening and exaggerated customer service just upbeat and attentive.
I've also heard some good things about some of the other smaller outfits. I hate to call this one out, but I gave one positive and now I will offer up a negative (this is the Old Testament goat): I have never had a good experience at a Turners anywhere in the Inland Empire or LA county and I have been to a few.

If you haven't had a good experience at a Turners, you obviously haven't been to the stores in Corona, Chino Hills, Covina and San Marcos. All good people.

BigStudent
05-12-2013, 12:36 PM
If you haven't had a good experience at a Turners, you obviously haven't been to the stores in Corona, Chino Hills, Covina and San Marcos. All good people.

You are right I have not been to those particular store. Perhaps you are right that they are "good people."
Corporate really needs to turn around their rep on a whole.

xdgregg
05-12-2013, 1:09 PM
You are right I have not been to those particular store. Perhaps you are right that they are "good people."
Corporate really needs to turn around their rep on a whole.

Just like any large corporation, you're going to find a few bad apples. About five years ago another Calgunner and myself tried to do a PPT at the Turners in Orange and were told they couldn't do it because the state's compurters were down, although we noticed they were getting through for their sales. There was also a cranky old man there telling everyone you could only do one PPT every ten days. :oji:

BigStudent
05-12-2013, 11:50 PM
This is a superfluous point. Sure, large corporation and a few bad employees. I get that, pretty easy. You see that in life in general, but an adequate excuse for 5 bad stores, it is not. Again, Turners is not the only curmudgeonly store.

The sheer assh#$lery you get from the few is enough to make any CEO or COO take immediate action. I think that an alternate to excusing the behavior of the few it is best to take the following turn of phrase related to the first. "A few bad apples spoils the bunch." This is of course assuming that it is a few.

I like to support local business, but I also keep in mind that when I go to purchase something the salesmen is not doing me a favor. Again, the force of my disdain for a few stores shouldn't be misconstrued to imply that I want some kind of special treatment or groveling, rather just regular old customer service. Don't scowl, ignore, avoid, huff, nod or belittle questions. That's all. I think Google has a nice pithy mission statement. "Don't be evil." I'd say we can adopt similar for gun vendors. "Don't be an assh@)3."

I go to sports stores where people are, well, nice. They greet you. Look you in the eye. Ask what you are looking for. Don't mind answering questions.
I have to say, my experience at a popular Ontario shop Ma Brooms (anagram) was horrid. Really bad. I couldn't even directly communicate with the gentleman that initiated the internet sale. He kept sending a young kid, with zero confidence who mumbled and only gave furtive looks. It was very very frustrating. I almost canned the sale. Then a big brown guy finished up the paperwork. He had excellent customer service. Asked me if I wanted to see anything else. Was polite, fast, and very helpful. They should thank the big guy.

go4kil
06-03-2013, 1:19 PM
any of these stores do SSE? or sells Gen4 glock?

Javi
06-09-2013, 12:09 AM
Man, this thread reminds me I need to branch out of Turners & Ammo Bros. Best customer service is definitely at "Annie's Get Your Gun". Great place to look for c&r's and if I remember correctly, nice selection of 1911's. I don't mind paying a bit more there. Got a good price on my revolver there too :) I think I will check out Norco Armory, Warrior One & especially Bullet Barn since I have known that place for a few months now. I knew of "HIT Armory" but I don't think they're around anymore.

SOAR79
06-09-2013, 12:47 AM
HIT is still around. A few blocks down from Bullet Barn Guns

Socaliente
06-10-2013, 2:59 PM
Went to Turners corona over the weekend and it was the last time I will ever step foot in their store. I was in the area and had time to kill, but also needed a couple items for my cleaning kit. I wanted to check out a couple rifles, but the 6 workers behind the gun counter decided they were more busy joking about the female workers *** then to ask me if I needed any help. I even stood looking at the acogs for a few minutes just to see if someone would ask me if I was looking for something.

This is the 2nd time ive been in that store and both times they had beyond horrible service. I get asked weekly by my friends where to go and I will tell them anywhere but turners. Id rather deal with the long lines and high prices at bassproshop then go there again.

Side note, Warrior One is growing and they are trying to get their name out there. They bought the space next door and are tearing down the wall to expand. They mentioned will have a large area where they will deal Oakley products. These guys are really laid back and love to chat. Last time I went they asked me if I wanted to see a .338 Lapua Barrett rifle they just got in. I had no intention of buying an $8,000 rifle but they were happy just to show it off.

postal
06-10-2013, 5:17 PM
Bought a number of guns from turners riverside- now corona. Usually pretty good people there.

Bullseye Riverside- decent customer service. Jumps on the price gouging band wagon. I wont forget that......

Centerfire- riverside. Great customer service- unfortunately has a hard time getting new inventory. Place has been around for YEARS.... I try to buy something everytime I walk in there.

Warrior one.... overpriced all tacticool. Expect everyone to act like they're a 'high speed operator'.... Funny as heck when I pointed out to the guy his cheap chinese knock off harris bipod was mounted backwards on his overpriced wanna be m21...... He said 'it's a harris'. me- 'nope... a real harris doesnt have that little wire going accross from side to side- I can tell from here it's a cheap knock off.... and it's backwards....'

Never heard of norco Armory, I'll have to check it out.

stilly
06-18-2013, 11:57 PM
Like the title says, what's your favorite gun store in the IE and why?

For me, it has to be Ernie from Tin Star Supply in Oak Hill. Great service, great prices.


I will say positive things about Turners in Corona and Rancho, EXTREMELY NEGATIVE things about the San Bernardino/Colton turners. My god if I EVER go there again it will be too soon.
Smaller shops around in Riverside Centerfire is okay, but expensive and snobbish at times. Warrior one, HAR. Sorry but they are just expensive and quick to talk smack on Centerfire. Bullseye though, very good. I can see them being around after all of this crap is done. Them and Turners, I have not been to Annie get yer gun... I have no problems about giving my money to Bullseye and no problems giving my money to Turners in Corona. In fact, I would say Turners in Corona and Bullseye are very good.

JW guns were pretty good too, but they could be a bit rough around the edges for some of the slactivist faceshmuck people that might go there to shop. You know, the delicate ones that would come here and ***** and moan about how they were treated because they had INFIDEL inscribed on their dust cover of their M4 or whatever...




yes that was a j/k

oso grande
06-25-2013, 11:49 AM
+1 Ernie from Tin Star Supply in Oak Hill. Had multiple lowers shipped to him and gave me a very fair price. Great email communication.

Where's "Oak Hill"?

Ewcmr2
06-25-2013, 4:21 PM
I think it's oak hills. Think Hesperia. Take the 15 up Cajon pass and take the first exit.

Rob7.62
06-27-2013, 9:56 PM
Steel water firearms in temecula would be my favorite. Fast and best customer service you'll find at a gun shop just bought a mossberg 590a1 from them about a week ago at a very competitive price and couldn't be happier.

AJamesoo7
07-01-2013, 7:00 PM
Warrior One all day GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike and Norris are the best will make sure you are taken care of no matter if you just walked in to the shop for the first time or a long time customer, which is hard to find these days.

damngato
07-04-2013, 12:39 PM
I have used Turners in Chino Hills and Corona and they were both ok. Can be rather hit or miss. Went into Annie's Get Your Gun for the first time to do a trade a few days ago. I couldn't be more impressed. They were super friendly and ready to help. I was waiting a few minutes for the other gentlemen to arrive and they asked if I would like some cold water. They knew we were there for a trade and weren't going to be getting much money out of us. None-the-less they were friendly and very efficient. Go both sets of paperwork filled out completed in under 20 minutes. It's taken me a hour to do a simple PPT before and this was essentially two. Will definitely be going back!

FrankV
07-04-2013, 10:53 PM
I went to HIT in Upland and they were very helpful with a little problem I had with my stock. They even greased up my BCG just to show me how much smoother it felt. Pretty cool guys. Prices are fair.

SunsetIE
07-04-2013, 11:02 PM
I went to HIT in Upland and they were very helpful with a little problem I had with my stock. They even greased up my BCG just to show me how much smoother it felt. Pretty cool guys. Prices are fair.

Id disagree, did you see the 30 round rebuilds they were selling for $70? Or the 20 rd boxes of random .223 for $20? Cool guys but the prices are high.

mofojoe
07-05-2013, 6:37 AM
Id disagree, did you see the 30 round rebuilds they were selling for $70? Or the 20 rd boxes of random .223 for $20? Cool guys but the prices are high.

Somewhat of a attitude. From the looks of em maybe they were just hungry so I'll cut them some slack.

Dsal_13
07-24-2013, 4:16 PM
When Turners or Bass Pro have things in stock are not too bad... they are just so close to my home its convenient... I would love Cal Arms, or Ammo Bros but it just seems like their prices have just not dropped at all!

DARTGUY
07-25-2013, 12:12 PM
Express Gun Locker in hesperia great knowledgeable friendly staff. Rick and his crew are always ready to help from special orders to answering any questions you may have and they don't make you feel dumb asking. Gun smithing is offered from sight installs, scope mounting, to trigger jobs I love this place. There at 11873 hesperia rd south of bearvalley rd in hesperia.



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vtrigger77
07-26-2013, 4:33 PM
Steelwater in temecula by far. Even though im broke i go in just to talk and hang out.

ROCKofGLOVE
10-08-2013, 3:17 PM
Warrior One in Riverside.
Ammo Bros. Ontario.
Turner's.

SoCal Gunner
10-08-2013, 5:50 PM
OK, How about for SSEs? Seems like all those are in Orange County or LA. Any IE Gun shops doing SSEs for us folks out here?

Model94Guy
10-27-2013, 8:05 AM
BullseyeSports and Warrior One both in Riverside.

Diesel187
10-27-2013, 12:10 PM
Faith Armory and the new Temecula Turners..... hands down the best places to spend your money

jakekanen
10-27-2013, 2:57 PM
OK, How about for SSEs? Seems like all those are in Orange County or LA. Any IE Gun shops doing SSEs for us folks out here?

Warrior One for sure, Norris was willing to help me (via email) get my hands on a Gen4 G17, which was probably two years ago now. However I ended up with a Gen3 through PPT. Funny thing was I had never been in there until yesterday and am glad I went. Everyone was cool to talk with and welcoming. I will say that they have/had one of the better deals I've seen in some time on 5.56 (box of 500). Decent pricing on 9mm bulk reloads too.

Anways, the only shops I've been to out here are Turner's (Chino and Corona) Annie's, Bass Pro and Warrior One. I personally like to window shop most of the accessories, ammo and knives. I've had good experiences at the Chino Turner's and Corona for the most part too. Their customer service was helpful at both locations. My only criticism would be in regards to Corona, where I overheard some knife law FUD. I don't think I'd buy anything from them unless I had the money (say the same for Bass Pro) or M&P's went on sale again and are actually instock.

Bass Pro, what's more to be said that hasn't been already? Haha. Love the store and the atmosphere, but I'll only spend my money there if I'm desperately needing to burn a hole in my pocket or have a gift card. Annie's is great, PPT my first handgun there and have gone back since. I've yet to check out Norco Armory despite my close proximity, gotta change that soon.

One day I'd like to check out the other shops mentioned, as I'm always looking for a new place to spend money it seems haha.

Pally
10-28-2013, 5:14 AM
1. Warrior One-Riverside
2. The Shootist-Murietta
3. Turners-Chino Hills
4. Ammo Bros-Ontario
5. Bass Pro-Rancho Cucamonga
6. HIT-Upland
7. Bullet Barn-Upland

1 & 2-great customer service, professional and very respectful! :D
3, 4 & 5-OK customer service, long waits!
6 & 7-amateurs...go back and get schooled on how to get and keep a customer! :(

Customer Service should be memorable...in a good way!

Grizzled Gringo
11-05-2013, 8:52 PM
I have bought several guns this year at Counter Strike Firearms in Hemet..Greg is very competitive price wise. He has special ordered several of them. He is on FB and Yelp. Open Tues-Sat 10-6 Worth checking out especially if you live close to here. It beats driving to Riverside or Ontario.

aawillia
11-06-2013, 8:17 AM
+2 for greg at counter strike. Rarely go anywhere else!

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edwardfa
11-14-2013, 3:13 PM
I have bought several guns this year at Counter Strike Firearms in Hemet..Greg is very competitive price wise. He has special ordered several of them. He is on FB and Yelp. Open Tues-Sat 10-6 Worth checking out especially if you live close to here. It beats driving to Riverside or Ontario.

Does Counter Strike Firearms have a website?

Oliver_Charles
11-14-2013, 3:31 PM
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stitchnicklas
11-20-2013, 10:24 PM
bullseye is great-customer service,stock,rebuild kits all over... been going 3 yrs noiw

warrior 1-best damn service ever,good prices,10 min ppt time rates.

corona turners---sucks (a)
ammo bros--decent in some lag in others
centerfire---a complete outhouse business..

Armistice
11-27-2013, 4:21 PM
My first stop is always Norco Armory. Jeff is a great guy. I'll stop in there frequently just to chat with him and his wife. Always gives great advice

Unlike many places that would just take your money, I watched Jeff talk a guy out of putting a break on a hunting rifle stating the FPS will decrease, it's expensive to do, once you break it, it's hard to go back, and even if you do, you have to cut the barrel, yadda yadda stuff I don't know. Told the guy straight up that it wasn't a good idea and for the money he should get a less powerful gun plus ammo (kid's first hunting trip). Sucks to be told that your idea isn't great, but it saves you a lot of money. I'll prob have him do some work to my Beretta M9 soon

Next would be Annie's in Corona just because it's down the street, then Turner's in Corona (I'll usually swing by Wal*Mart/ Big 5 for an ammo check while I'm over there too, lol)

FearKrew
11-28-2013, 7:00 PM
Horrible service at the Shootist, still waiting for them to call me back on a rifle ended up going to tuner's in corona best service from Dean and Mike bought three rifles from them and going back this month for more.

I absolutely agree... I have gone back to the Shootist a few times hoping for better service, but the guys behind the counter are gun snobs, and they treat you like your an idiot when you have questions.

My top are
1. Turners in Murrieta
2. Warrior1 in Riverside
3. Faith Armory in Temecula (gun prices are high but service is exceptional)

Phat Daddy
12-10-2013, 8:47 PM
1. Warrior One
2. Turner's Corona
3. Turner's Chino Hills

Corona762
12-10-2013, 10:01 PM
Turners Temecula. I went there the other night with this thread fresh in my mind and was pleasantly surprised by all of the staff working behind the counter. I did not see any smug or pompous attitudes, just helpful staff helping customers. Richard was great and very helpful to deal with. Like Arnold said, "I'll be back."

FearKrew
12-11-2013, 5:13 AM
Turners Temecula. I went there the other night with this thread fresh in my mind and was pleasantly surprised by all of the staff working behind the counter. I did not see any smug or pompous attitudes, just helpful staff helping customers. Richard was great and very helpful to deal with. Like Arnold said, "I'll be back."

I purchased a pistol there about a month ago, and I went back on Nov 30 and inquired about another pistol that went on sale. Due to the 30 day wait I have to wait until Friday to DROS the new one. Anyways... The gentleman helping me out said wait here I'll be right back. When he came back he had me sign for a gift card ($70.01), and proceeded to tell me that the pistol I recently purchased went on sale so that is the difference.

In my opinion that is way above average customer service!

SoCal Gunner
12-11-2013, 5:47 AM
Its nice to see threads about some of the positive experiences at out LGSs vs all the bashing ones. I get it, people in general are more likely to take the effort to complain vs praise. And if I were screwed I'd want to shout it from the mountaintops to both warn others and serve my own purposes.

Mr.Danny
12-14-2013, 9:22 PM
I have been to the Shootist, Turners, Steel water and Faith Armory. The Shootist is always crowded and customer service is not their forte.
Turners is fairly new (Temecula location) and can get pretty crowded, it kind of reminded me of a Big 5 with pistols. You actually have to take a number there.
Steel water is also new and pretty small. I can't really rate the place and I actually kind of feel bad for them, since Faith is right across the street from them (literally, directly across) and about 4x the size. Last but definitely not least...........
Faith Armory is hands down the winner. Huge selection of everything (with the exception of a Pierce Glock 27 fingertip extension, which they offered to order for me) from ammo to guns and a lot of knowledge and know how. Check em out.
http://www.faitharmory.com/

MrElectric03
12-15-2013, 7:21 PM
Where's "Oak Hill"?

I think it's oak hills. Think Hesperia. Take the 15 up Cajon pass and take the first exit.

I live in Oak Hills, about a 7 min drive from Tin Star. After seeing this thread I figured I'd give him a shot and now have really no reason to go anywhere else. As long as you don't mind that he doesn't have display cases and such it's great, won't find better customer service than Ernie.

2c5s
12-22-2013, 4:53 PM
I have been to the Shootist, Turners, Steel water and Faith Armory. The Shootist is always crowded and customer service is not their forte.
Turners is fairly new (Temecula location) and can get pretty crowded, it kind of reminded me of a Big 5 with pistols. You actually have to take a number there.
Steel water is also new and pretty small. I can't really rate the place and I actually kind of feel bad for them, since Faith is right across the street from them (literally, directly across) and about 4x the size. Last but definitely not least...........
Faith Armory is hands down the winner. Huge selection of everything (with the exception of a Pierce Glock 27 fingertip extension, which they offered to order for me) from ammo to guns and a lot of knowledge and know how. Check em out.
http://www.faitharmory.com/

The Shootist: I've been in there over the last 10 years of living in Murrieta. They have gotten better, but still have some grouchy fools working there. I won't buy anything big there though. Last time I was there they had a large selection of AR's. I remember not to long ago when they would talk to you like you were a felon just for mentioning "AR".

Steelwater: Have not stepped foot in there. Hate to say it, but with Faith right there, what's the point.

Faith: One stop shop. As was said, a touch overpriced on their gun prices, but the have overhead. Pretty decent guys there, good selection, accessories and a dedicated archery section/range. All in all, a pleasant place to walk into.

springfield4ever
12-23-2013, 9:19 PM
+1 for Annie's Get Your Gun in Corona, did a PPT there today and literally done and out the door in 15min....that was after leaving Turner's in Chino Hills as the "Store Mgr" was a real jerk to us.

Ammo Bros in Ontario is always pretty good; Turner's in Rancho Cuc seems legit (only been there twice), Turner's San Bernardino is hit or miss.

I do not mind paying a little more or driving a little further for good service

hjon96
12-26-2013, 9:40 PM
Bullseye Sport is good, it's down here in Riverside.
Turners is also pretty good, the one down in Corona.

CNC_Apps_Guy
12-28-2013, 11:58 PM
Turner's in a Chino Hills. Friendly, helpful and the guy I usually deal with is Casey the hunting manager. Top notch guy.

They made a somewhat bad situation (that was no fault of their own) right and they didn't really have to. They could have easily passed the buck and they didn't. They will continue to get my business.

Maligator
01-01-2014, 9:47 AM
I love Steelwater in temecula they are extremely friendly and helpful.

Centerfire in riverside is also awesome... Sam is the coolest, every time I go we talk and he shows me cool new stuff.

Raidernation 247
01-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Mike and Mark from Turners in Corona are great guys!

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SOAR79
01-02-2014, 10:36 PM
I'm from the IE but my favorite gun shops are in OC and SD lol can you guys point me to shop in the IE that does SSE? It would be nice to stay local

I Swan
01-03-2014, 5:24 PM
Warrior one.... overpriced all tacticool. Expect everyone to act like they're a 'high speed operator'.... Funny as heck when I pointed out to the guy his cheap chinese knock off harris bipod was mounted backwards on his overpriced wanna be m21...... He said 'it's a harris'. me- 'nope... a real harris doesnt have that little wire going accross from side to side- I can tell from here it's a cheap knock off.... and it's backward.

Exactly my sentiments. And for other reasons I don't want to get in to I no longer step foot in there. And for the person that says they have good prices there, do you work there or something?

Actually that is a good question, who does sse in the ie?

River Bound
01-03-2014, 9:56 PM
Warrior One....Norris and Mike are good guys.

sunrisefordrene
01-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Warrior one or bullseye ..both in Riverside..Both independently owned and both have great customer service..If I had to choose one..Warrior One..Mike & Norris are very cust. service oriented and are more than willing to go out of their way to help..Even though Norris is former Navy..I'm willing to overlook it..lol
... I was part of the Department of the Navy..The Mens Department..Semper Fi

chairmnofthboard
01-05-2014, 6:35 PM
1.Warrior One-Riverside
*Seem helpful, just a little too serious. Prices are a bit higher than everyone else

2.Turners-San Bernardino
*Very friendly, long lines, but they treat you right, and a few pretty/sweet girls.

3.Turners-Rancho Cucamonga
*Very friendly, they can usually move the line quickly

4.Bass Pro-Rancho Cucamonga
*Frienly, but the lines are looooong, 2-2 1/2 hours to purchase a fire arm.

5.Ammo Bros-Ontario
*Prices are high, employees seem tired, gun smith thinks he's the cat's meow, good inventory, gouged during the scare.

6.HIT-Upland
*Friendly, fair prices, have the AK tools, ammo prices a bit high.

7.Bullet Barn-Upland
*Family owned, friendly, old fashioned (in a good way).

8.Calarms-Ontario
*Cool guys/girl, decent inventory, fair prices.

9.Bullseye-Riverside
*Nice service, decent inventory, has some odds and ends, fair prices.

10.JW-Riverside
*The guy is hit or miss, I had an ok experience, does not gouge like other.

Dirte
01-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Actually that is a good question, who does sse in the ie?

I just did a SSE pistol about a month ago and didn't find anyone in the IE who would do it. I went through OC Armory because they were the closest to me. There is another shop in the Oceanside area doing it that might be closer for those in Hemet/Temecula but the name escapes me at the moment.

If someone does find a place in the IE doing SSE I hope they will post it up in a separate thread for everybody.

golfish
01-06-2014, 11:27 AM
If I'm buying a gun its usually going to go though Turners in Rancho. If I'm buying ammo locally, its Walmart or Bass Pro Shops. Most of the ammo I buy comes from an online source.

SoCal Gunner
01-06-2014, 2:24 PM
OK, How about for SSEs? Seems like all those are in Orange County or LA. Any IE Gun shops doing SSEs for us folks out here?

I'm from the IE but my favorite gun shops are in OC and SD lol can you guys point me to shop in the IE that does SSE? It would be nice to stay local

I just did a SSE pistol about a month ago and didn't find anyone in the IE who would do it. I went through OC Armory because they were the closest to me. There is another shop in the Oceanside area doing it that might be closer for those in Hemet/Temecula but the name escapes me at the moment.

If someone does find a place in the IE doing SSE I hope they will post it up in a separate thread for everybody.

I'm really surprised nobody is/started doing SSEs out our way. I was hoping someone would chime in with a spot because I've got a few items on my wish list. Plus with the 10 day wait and the 1 per 30day handgun crap in CA, I'll be making multiple multiple trips.

chief003
01-07-2014, 8:01 PM
Bullseye - great guys and best prices in the region. Growning selection of used weapons.

Warrior One - very friendly and helpful. Prices are higher than most.

Turners - check the weekly ad.

Centerfire - used to have a great rotating selection of used guns. Friendly and helpful. Very small selection of new weapons.

beneeeblanco
01-10-2014, 8:56 PM
Hi my name is Benny i'm new to the forums, I live in the Temecula area and was wondering if anyone knows of any shops that could order me a Spikes Tactical lower for a decent price. I have been to Faith Armory but didn't see any lower receivers so I did not ask. Thanks.

infamous1979
01-10-2014, 9:08 PM
Centerfire Firearms in Riverside... Interesting older guns there all the time.

keep_ur_powder_dry
01-11-2014, 7:37 AM
Riv: Bullseye, WW1

Cor:Annies

Ont: Ammo Bros...a couple of friendlies otherwise fubard

gb

autox42
01-14-2014, 3:10 PM
I just had my first trip to Bullseye last night to put y down on another stripped lower for a new build my wifes a nurse so I had all three of my kids with me, 8months, 3, and 5 so to say the least a handful. Most gun stores look at me odd when I bring my kids in with me but my wife being a nurse shje works when im not so if im heading to a gun store 8 out of 10 the kids come with. The guys at Bullseye did not seem to mind my children at all even conversated with them, all in all I love the shop and there prices great guys all around

caslim
01-16-2014, 6:56 PM
I've been to Bullseye a couple times now for ammo and AR parts. The guys there are informative, and are willing to answer your questions.

WarriorOne is a very clean and professional shop. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but looking to get some AR parts from them soon.

Nrai2020
02-03-2014, 7:42 AM
Ammo Bros in Ontario/Cerritos had pretty good/ok prices and selection (bought a few things from them about 6 months ago... I think prices have gone up since).. there customer service is pretty bad though... bunch of douches working there... the managers at both places are aszholes.. especially the Ontario shop..

Turners San Bernardino is pretty decent.. they re all actually pretty nice guys.. a few cute girls working there

I like Basspro for optics and the occasional good ammo find..

DAS in San Diego area has a lot of good SSE and harder to find stuff.. made the 1.5 hour drive out there a few times..

Thomas83
02-03-2014, 12:08 PM
DAS in SD? What's the name? Where's it at?


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rossman302
02-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Evolution Sports in Redlands.... Just made my second gun purchase there... Very informative and provided great service.

DR.Martin
02-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Thanks for some of the info guys. I will need to check out some of these shops!

I live in Yucaipa and make the trip out to The Shootist. I thought they had fair prices and treated me well.

super80
02-06-2014, 4:02 PM
AmmoBros is my new candy store.

SoCal Gunner
02-06-2014, 5:28 PM
Thanks for some of the info guys. I will need to check out some of these shops!

I live in Yucaipa and make the trip out to The Shootist. I thought they had fair prices and treated me well.

Did "Stars and Stripes" on Yucaipa Blvd fold?

David951
02-07-2014, 2:37 PM
Counter Strike Firearms in Hemet. (951) 634-4071
You cannot beat the service.
Greg takes the time to help you select the right firearm.

chrisweb
02-23-2014, 7:09 AM
I like bullseye in riverside, i pick up my new lower tomorrow ! Jw guns is pretty good to, the one guy can be a little grouchy sometimes tho but i still like going there

Uncle Jimbo
02-23-2014, 3:33 PM
J.w. guns of riverside good ol' fashion gun shop. Very knowledgeable and just good people

05flynt
02-24-2014, 12:04 PM
Steelwater firearms in murrieta

Rob7.62
02-24-2014, 8:08 PM
used guns - Shootist
accessories- Faith armory
customer service- steel water
all around deals- Turners

I shop them all

Jason Adam Llamas
02-24-2014, 8:35 PM
Turners in Temecula rocked!Made me a deal on my HK even though i was late for the sale price by a couple days.When they mistakenly let me take my Glock home without paying the remaining balance on the credit card,they just called me two days later and apologized for not running my card right the first time.i lived down the road so i was not too pissed,gave me a free box of 10mm ammo, HSN out of Montana.Nice staff,very professional,young and truly enthusiastic. @benneeblanco from The Bronx,they had that Spike's in stock when i went in for the holidays,a couple were sold right then as i picked up aforementioned Glock.Check em out.

Mithrandir13
02-24-2014, 10:51 PM
There is a turners in Victorville now... liked the guys at the Pro-Bass in Ontario...

murkywater2A
03-05-2014, 4:25 PM
I love Norco Armory. They just expanded. Jeff is awesome, totally comfortable spot to hang out. He's great with advice and they offer full on gunsmithing services.

1_Grendel
03-05-2014, 6:11 PM
I dont believe i have seen anyone mention All State in pomona. They have some great deals and have always been friendly and helpful.

stilly
03-05-2014, 6:29 PM
I'm from the IE but my favorite gun shops are in OC and SD lol can you guys point me to shop in the IE that does SSE? It would be nice to stay local

If you already have your gun setup for SSE and it is good to go, then Bullseye in Riverside will bring it in for you. They just cleared a mini ak pistol from atlantic firearms, and it was SSE.

They were talking about doing SSE in house, but it is messy if you do not have all the parts and they could only do 1911s so far. So that has not looked good. BUT, they DO get in 22lr ammo from time to time and they DO get all kinds of cool guns in too on a daily basis. Oh yeah, they are friendly also and there is a low FUD rate if any there. If they do not know they are not afraid to ast like they know it and lie. They will tell you. ;)

Antagon3
03-06-2014, 8:42 PM
I just did a SSE pistol about a month ago and didn't find anyone in the IE who would do it. I went through OC Armory because they were the closest to me. There is another shop in the Oceanside area doing it that might be closer for those in Hemet/Temecula but the name escapes me at the moment.

If someone does find a place in the IE doing SSE I hope they will post it up in a separate thread for everybody.

Exactly my sentiments. And for other reasons I don't want to get in to I no longer step foot in there. And for the person that says they have good prices there, do you work there or something?

Actually that is a good question, who does sse in the ie?

I'm really surprised nobody is/started doing SSEs out our way. I was hoping someone would chime in with a spot because I've got a few items on my wish list. Plus with the 10 day wait and the 1 per 30day handgun crap in CA, I'll be making multiple multiple trips.


I'd check out user Baboosh (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/member.php?u=18588) on here, he runs 2A Zone in Rancho Cucamonga.

Extremely friendly person, and his transfer/SSE prices can't be beat :) $50 for transfers including DROS, and that plus $50 to convert most pistols to SSE

ambiguous216
03-09-2014, 12:39 AM
All state is LEO only correct?

I dont believe i have seen anyone mention All State in pomona. They have some great deals and have always been friendly and helpful.

LMan57
03-09-2014, 5:33 AM
I like bullseye in Riverside bought my AR there friendly guys there. Turners SB small parking sucks but a good store guys that work there are cool bought my Glock there.

ROCKofGLOVE
06-14-2014, 2:00 PM
Bullseye Sports in Riverside are knowledgeable and only $50+Dros for out of state transfers, beats most.

diverdown7105
06-14-2014, 5:55 PM
I'd check out user Baboosh (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/member.php?u=18588) on here, he runs 2A Zone in Rancho Cucamonga.

Extremely friendly person, and his transfer/SSE prices can't be beat :) $50 for transfers including DROS, and that plus $50 to convert most pistols to SSE

I second that. I've gone to Turner's since 1996 but have bought my last 3 guns from 2A zone. Jamie & his wife treat the customers like they are friends.

diverdown7105
06-14-2014, 6:00 PM
I'm from the IE but my favorite gun shops are in OC and SD lol can you guys point me to shop in the IE that does SSE? It would be nice to stay local

Try 2A zone in Rancho Cucamonga. His user name is BABOOSH on calguns. I've bought 3 gen4 glocks from him through the SSE, great guy to deal with. He advertises in the commercial sales forum.

nubudu
06-14-2014, 7:23 PM
+1 more recommendation for 2A Zone and BABOOSH.

ROCKofGLOVE
06-18-2014, 8:12 PM
Bullseye Sports in Riverside, CA on Brockton has out of state FFL transfers for only $50+$25DROS+tax!!! Not that $75+$25DROS+tax everyone else has.

AND they don't charge extra for a second long gun out of state transfer. AMAZING deal!!

TwinTurbo
06-20-2014, 8:35 PM
I'm working with Norco Armory right now on getting my first firearms. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They made a recommendation to combine my DROS to save money. Thanks to Norco Armory for looking out for their customers. Excellent first impression. A+

SHORTDOG
06-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Has anybody ever got any work done at HIT ARMORY in Upland? I just called them and talked to Joe and he seemed real friendly and offered some good info. I liked what I heard and he also mentioned a process called "Cerakote", has anybody ever had this done? Sounded like some good stuff.

I just inherited some of my dads guns which have not been fired in a while so I am looking to have them clean them, lube them, and maybe even Cerakote them.... Can anybody offer some input on this shop??

ConvertiBee
07-25-2014, 4:02 PM
Dynamic Gun Sales in Yucaipa. It's a small shop but they will order anything in for you and these guys are fanatic 2nd Amend. supporters! Always happy to facilitate a P-to-P transfer too :) They are behind John's Philly Steak on the boulevard, storefront business.
909-790-0045

rugerkp
07-31-2014, 10:22 PM
LEAST Favorite- Turners in San Bernardino.... It is always slow and incompetent but the last three times I've gone in, the person "helping" me has literally stopped in the middle of our conversation to help someone looking at a bigger ticket item or left to help a phone customer . Today, Brad F. Took a phone call while telling me about a product. Apparently it was a buddy of his and he proceeded to check stuff for him. I waited for him but he never returned.....I left. Incredible that a manager doesn't stop or address these things.

Warrior One
10-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Hey everyone

Thank you for the comments good and bad. That's the only way we will learn. We have to make mistakes in order to correct them. We are always changing the way we do things in order to improve for you, the customer and us as a company. To be frank with out our customers we would not be here. Let us know how we can help you guys. Give us a chance when you are looking for things, and I can promise you we will try our hardest.

Thank you

scoutONE
10-20-2014, 10:38 AM
I love Norco Armory. They just expanded. Jeff is awesome, totally comfortable spot to hang out. He's great with advice and they offer full on gunsmithing services.

finally! someone else who's been to norco armory! he is awesome there. last time i was there it was still a pretty tiny place, but he went out of his way to find me what i was looking for and get it at a decent price. great service and and he has a lot of knowladge to share. bullsye sport in riverside has good selections and good prices, expanded recently also. not really a fan of centerfire in riverside. and warrior 1 in riverside, last time i was there, most of their ar's looked all like they were custom builds. have a lot to show how things would look on your own builds.

71MUSTY
10-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Dynamic Gun Sales in Yucaipa. It's a small shop but they will order anything in for you and these guys are fanatic 2nd Amend. supporters! Always happy to facilitate a P-to-P transfer too :) They are behind John's Philly Steak on the boulevard, storefront business.
909-790-0045

These guys are pretty OK for a small shop. Were able to order me what I wanted when nobody else would.

Upsdrvrguy
10-31-2014, 7:27 PM
Warrior One , Riverside

beardog308
11-02-2014, 1:06 AM
Inland Jewerlry and Loan in Riverside. Walk across the back parking lot to Centerfire which is descent. I don't bother with the price gouging at Bulleseye or the long waits and attitudes at Turners

Pappy91W
11-11-2014, 8:14 PM
Inland Jewerlry and Loan in Riverside. Walk across the back parking lot to Centerfire which is descent. I don't bother with the price gouging at Bulleseye or the long waits and attitudes at Turners

Oh, you said it. I recently bought two guns from Turners, both times they were nasty. Sadly, they were the closest. I miss Gordon's Guns in north Berdoo. Gordon had a great shop.

Turners, always a let down.

AONE
01-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Warrior 1 in riverside

greengoose
02-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Route 66 Guns and Ammo in Barstow. Never again!!

I first visited them to inquire about doing a PPT. While I was there I took my safety course test.

Showroom is nice and new. Easy on the eyes. All seemed fine.

A week later I returned to look at guns. The gentleman who gave me my test recognized me and asked when I was going to do my PPT. I told him I sold it yesterday in Apple Valley. (Not sure if that rubbed him wrong.) He then asked if I was going to buy. I told him that I just bought a Glock 42 and was waiting my 10-days. He replied "Are you a LEO?" I said no, I bought the gun PPT. He then loudly exclaims "Thats ILLEGAL! You cant have that gun!" (All eyes upon me.)

I tried to explain. He cut me off and said "That kind of **** would never fly here! You obviously found some illegal blah blah down in LA. You can go to jail for that kind of crap."....."Since you just bought a gun, you cant buy one for another 30 day."

This last comment irritated a nearby customer who spoke up "I can sell this guy (pointing at me) any gun that isnt illegal in the state. Doesnt have to be on the roster. In fact I can sell him 10 guns right now and he can buy one from you!"

This unnerved the counter guy who promptly got the store owner. She stated the same thing the other customer said.

While I had her attention, I asked for a price on a Ruger hammer less LCP in .38

SHe gave me a price of $545.

I guess I have no desire to step foot into that store again.

Educate your employees.

SoCal Gunner
02-27-2015, 6:33 AM
^I know I shouldn't be surprised at gun store antics anymore, but every once in a while one seems to do it.

Pistolero357
03-02-2015, 8:00 PM
So today I tried out the new Ammo Bros in Riverside. Had to be buzzed in and out of the store through a steel door. Sales people didn't seem interested in assisting me. Modest selection and their prices seemed like nothing special. I think I'll stick with Turner's in Corona. Sometimes it is a little crowded at the gun counter, but they are always helpful and friendly. Prices seem fair and selection is as good as any but the latest gun shops.