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Old 03-20-2018, 9:53 AM
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I know in the past, Wild Bills has taken a lot of flak for various reasons.
I never had an issue with any of my sales or purchases in the past.

I confess, I haven't been to them for a while. On 3-8-18 I went in there to do a PPT transfer (buyer).
The transfer was done rather quickly, the only slow down in the transfer was the DROS that is done by Brandon or the designated person in the back room.
When I came in to pick up I was in and out in ten minutes or less.

No problems,$35 fee, no other charges, Just like it should be.
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Old 03-20-2018, 4:27 PM
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Too many gun stores develop a clique type personality that makes a lot of stores appear standoffish or hostile and that hurts the gun ownership cause because people do not want to be around something that is unfriendly to a beginner or appear to be unfriendly to the general public. you lose votes at the voting booth and it is how we ended up with some lousy gun laws when the public voted instead of the legislature. If the gun owning part of society want to reverse laws and get the public on their side then the gun stores are the first exposure and it is important that this step is positive for a scared suspcous public. so when a store owner finds out they are considered unfriendly they need to work on reversing that impression for the cause.

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Old 03-24-2018, 2:02 PM
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Well, part two for PPT at Wild Bill's.
Went there today to do a PPT(I was seller this time),we were told that they were moving inventory around today, so it would be 2-3 hours before they could do the paperwork. It seems strange that since they were open for business, that they could assign one of the employees to handle the counter while the other employees moved the inventory.

We ended up going to The Shooting Shack, for a problem free PPT.
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Old 03-24-2018, 2:15 PM
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I used to shop at Wild Bills when they forst opened that location.

It was a nice shop when Brandon worked his own counter.

It has sucked since Sandy Hook, when they jacked up prices and never brought them back down when everybody else did.

Also the service sucks. Brandon tends to hire his friends.......not always the best idea lol.

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Old 03-24-2018, 2:47 PM
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Never heard a good word about this store. Too bad. The worst I've experienced locally has been Rancho Cordova Gun & Ammunition, what a bunch of know it all down-talking a-holes. On the other hand Rancho shooting center and Sacramento Gun Club have always treated me well and I've rewarded them with lots of business. To the good stores, may you prosper and thrive.
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Old 03-24-2018, 3:55 PM
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Wild Bill’s has always taken a long time to complete a PPT. The Gun Room across the street has taken longer, even though there are no customers. Go to Shootin Shack or MTG for a quick transfer. Cordova shoooting center is quick too.
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Old 03-27-2018, 1:29 PM
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For the most professional friendly service just go to SPORTSMANS WAREHOUSE

they will always be there when you need them, open 7 days a week

I prefer the big box stores, better policies, fair prices, more family friendly

no @hole employees like the small shops, the bigger stores wont keep a bad employee like that, they wont last.
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Old 03-27-2018, 1:41 PM
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I second sportsman’s wharehouse. They’re good. I wish the Gun Room in Elk Grove had good service or even a good facility.
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Old 03-28-2018, 7:13 AM
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For the most professional friendly service just go to SPORTSMANS WAREHOUSE

they will always be there when you need them, open 7 days a week

I prefer the big box stores, better policies, fair prices, more family friendly

no @hole employees like the small shops, the bigger stores wont keep a bad employee like that, they wont last.
I have run into my fair share of @hole employees in the bigger stores as well.
It pays to drive around and compare.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:59 AM
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Wild Bills = Wild Sports South

Now in a class by itself.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:01 AM
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Yep Sportsmans in Rancho Cambodia is great, never had a problem with them. The best prices on most guns.
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Old 03-28-2018, 9:14 PM
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Armory Outpost in Ranco Cordova folks. Do yourself a favor and check out Ron's shop.
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I’ve never had a problem at Wild Bills.
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reputation either makes you money or costs you money so maybe some of these shops will get the message if they care.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:10 AM
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I stay away from Bills at all costs. Never had a good customer experience there. I popped in a month or so ago just to see what used and consignment inventory they had for lack of anything better to do that day, and never got any help because the two guys behind the counter were more interested in chatting with their friend customer about something non-gun related.

So I left. Their prices were insane anyway.

Shootin’ Shack is good to go for PPT. MTG Is good people as well but I’m pretty sure they don’t do PPTs and will direct you to shootin’ shack.
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Old 03-29-2018, 9:53 AM
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I wanted to give Wild Bill’s my business when I purchased my Fn Five Seven MkII last year. Everything went smooth until someone i came and picked up to find a magazine missing. Their only explaination was that it came with two magazines (FN ships them with 3). After some arguing, I got my third magazine.

While the gentleman eventually did good by me and honored the fact of my statement, I can’t seem to find any reason to do anymore business there. For PPTs I go to The Gun Range off Watt Ave or Sac Gun Club. Seamless transaction, professional staff, and you can shoot your gun the minute you obtain it.
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