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Old 11-13-2012, 5:47 AM
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I have heard that a new gunshop is opening in Lodi this month. Lodi guns,on Lodi Ave? If the owner is a member of Calguns,lets hear about it!
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Old 11-13-2012, 8:50 AM
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I was in a class with him in mid-October and he said that he was hoping to be open in 4-6 weeks which would put opening around the end of this month.
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Old 11-13-2012, 1:40 PM
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I was in a class with him in mid-October and he said that he was hoping to be open in 4-6 weeks which would put opening around the end of this month.
Do you know if he is selling/buying guns as an FFL or is he going to do gunsmithing as well?
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Old 11-13-2012, 6:33 PM
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He is doing sales for sure. I don't know about buying guns nor gunsmithing.
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Old 11-16-2012, 5:05 PM
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Whatever happened to Nick's Gun Works? I bought a couple of 10mm's from there a few years back but their website has been down ever since.
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Old 11-16-2012, 7:27 PM
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If I am not mistaken he (Nick's) got shot during an attempted robbery a few years back. I believe he is okay, not sure if the shop is still open though. Drive by it pretty frequently, but it never looked open even when I was positive they were still in business.
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Nick is retiring from his shop. Taking awell-deserved retirement.
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Old 11-17-2012, 7:09 AM
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Nick is planning to close the shop @end of this year. 42 years in business,and time for retirement. That was one reason I was asking if anyone knew if the new shop was going to do any gunsmithing.
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Old 11-17-2012, 7:14 AM
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Nicks is open tuesdays/10-6 thursdays 10-6/saturdays 10-2.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:49 AM
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Lodi is a three hour drive away for me. I did a PPT for a Colt Double Eagle 10mm there and spotted a Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm. Had to make the return trip in 10 days.
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Whatever happened to Nick's Gun Works? I bought a couple of 10mm's from there a few years back but their website has been down ever since.
Did a PPT at Nick's shop today. They are open.
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Old 11-27-2012, 7:20 PM
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A friend of mine txt me that he drove by the store today, and the roll down doors were up,and there were people inside painting. Hopefully will be open in time for a xmas present to myself!

This is the new gunshop on Lodi ave. I think it will be called Lodi Guns,but there is no name on the building yet. Business license is under LODI GUNS.

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Old 11-27-2012, 7:51 PM
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He used to have a website that had a list of all his guns but it has been out of order for about a year now. I called him a while back and he said something about getting new web service but nothing yet. Disappointing, he had some good stuff listed.
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Old 11-28-2012, 4:07 AM
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He used to have a website that had a list of all his guns but it has been out of order for about a year now. I called him a while back and he said something about getting new web service but nothing yet. Disappointing, he had some good stuff listed.
If you are talking about NICK'S,the web site went down because of issues with former employee's/relatives. It will not be back up. He still has a lot of older winchester bolt and lever action rifles on the rack. As I said earlier,Nick is planning to retire at the end of this year,or begining of next year.
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Old 12-04-2012, 6:12 AM
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Went by the new shop yesterday. Still closed,no activity. Hopefully open before xmas!
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Drove by the store today. Rollup metal doors were up,lights on,but sign said closed. Still hope for pre-xmas opening!
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Old 12-14-2012, 9:55 AM
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Hope he excepts out of state transfers...
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Old 12-14-2012, 6:23 PM
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I called the shop number today,and got a message that they will be open mid-december,so I might wonder by there saturday!
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Old 12-14-2012, 7:35 PM
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Cool! I live in Lodi and this is the first I've heard of this place. I will definitely stop by.
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Cool! I live in Lodi and this is the first I've heard of this place. I will definitely stop by.
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Old 12-24-2012, 2:19 PM
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Still closed,but note on door said "deliveries knock on door".
Too late for xmas gift,hopefully open in time for a new years gift to myself!
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Old 12-27-2012, 7:07 PM
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Does anyone have an address for this place?
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Old 12-28-2012, 7:43 AM
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906 W. Lodi Ave. (Next to Chop Chop take out) X is Orange Ave.
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Still closed when I drove by yesterday, Im anxiously awaiting a new gun shop here in Lodi.
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Old 12-29-2012, 4:08 PM
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Called the shop number today,got answering machine,message was not open yet,call back in the next couple of days.
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Old 12-30-2012, 9:33 PM
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What about Professional Firearms right down the street? Are they still open?
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Old 12-31-2012, 3:18 AM
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Yes,he is still open,but I am not sure of his hours.
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Old 12-31-2012, 3:22 AM
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Nick's is still open too. Most of his stuff is older bolt and lever action long guns,and some nice older consignment handguns. Plans are still to retire,but may stay open for another month or so.
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What about Professional Firearms right down the street? Are they still open?
Nop they closed up shop.
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Old 01-03-2013, 6:03 AM
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Nop they closed up shop.
FUD! I was at this shop yesterday. They are open for business,they just have flexable hours due to some conflicts that come up for the owner!
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FUD! I was at this shop yesterday. They are open for business,they just have flexable hours due to some conflicts that come up for the owner!
I bought a ring alignment/lapping kit there right after he opened. Seemed like a nice enough guy.
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Old 01-04-2013, 8:28 PM
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I stopped at the new shop today,still closed. Called the shop number and the owner answered. Said they were not open yet. I told him I was parked in front,and he had me come to the door. He invited me in the shop. Lots of space for guns and related stuff,but nothing out on display. He hopes for an opening next week. Will not be doing any gunsmithing. He plans on taking guns on consighment,as well as new stuff. Seems like a nice guy. Hope he stays on schedule and opens next week.
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Old 01-08-2013, 5:05 PM
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Sign on door says target date is 1-24-13 for opening
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Old 01-08-2013, 5:31 PM
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Ya I stopped by there today as well and read that sign.
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Drove by Nicks as well and he was open. Professional Firearms looks closed up but still signs on window. Did not stop and look in windows.
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:25 PM
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I was at Prof. Firearms today. Very open with about 12 customers inside,buying and picking up.
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Update to bump it up. Move in activity this week. I will go by Friday,and see if they are open the 25th,like their sign said!
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I called today and the voice mail said to call back in a few days.
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I hope the owner started ordering guns and ammo months ago,and has it stockpiled. If not he could have a really hard time.
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Went by today,note now says 1-29-13 !
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