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Old 11-30-2017, 3:54 PM
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Good Afternoon Calguns

After 14 years in the firearms business, I'm done.
I made a strong effort to pass the business on to another would be FFL but could not get a deal worked out with the land lord and I can't keep dragging this out.

Last day for DROS is 12/20.
All fixtures, safes etc will be for sale.
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Old 11-30-2017, 3:59 PM
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Very unfortunate OP. I never did have the pleasure of visiting the store. Best of luck with what ever life may bring next.
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Old 11-30-2017, 4:11 PM
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Best of luck in the future, thanks for what you did for 2A!
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Old 11-30-2017, 4:17 PM
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I feel for you BigMac. Although our business was different, the lessee / lessor situation was the same. Locking the door after 26 years for the last time and just walking away offers up a multitude of feelings.

We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

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Old 11-30-2017, 4:23 PM
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I remember when you guys were called Irvington Arms, with Frank, Rich, Martin, Martin's dog... Good times.

Oh and Ian from Targetmasters worked there briefly too.
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Old 12-01-2017, 7:44 AM
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Dang. I only came there once to do a transfer, and bought a bunch of extra stuff while there. Great shop and I was treated well!
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Old 12-01-2017, 7:48 AM
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sorry to hear this, i did quite a few impulse-buys at your shop.
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Old 12-01-2017, 8:10 AM
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I live in so cal, but worked in Fremont a few years ago and stopped by on the recommendation of FJ. I think I bought a boresnake and a magazine or two, just because of the friendly atmosphere. I didn't really need anything, I was just killing time, but had a good experience, so I bought something based on that. Sorry to see a friendly shop go away.
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Old 12-01-2017, 8:11 AM
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It is sad to hear a closing of yet another firearm business.

Best wishes in your new what ever Big.
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Old 12-01-2017, 8:25 AM
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Damn! I was just thinking about you guys while driving to work today.. such a bummer to hear! You guys were always one of the nicest and most helpful FFLs in town.
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Do you have a list of what's available somewhere?
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:23 PM
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Good Afternoon Calguns

After 14 years in the firearms business, I'm done.
I made a strong effort to pass the business on to another would be FFL but could not get a deal worked out with the land lord and I can't keep dragging this out.

Last day for DROS is 12/20.
All fixtures, safes etc will be for sale.
This is a sad day, and very unfortunate for things to pan out this way. A great shop with friendly faces throughout the years, this is a business that should not go away, especially here in the bay area. Best of luck on your future endeavors to Bobbie and Martin as well as staff.

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Old 12-01-2017, 1:25 PM
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I don't really have a list of stuff remaining.
We have a colt rifle on consignment and ALOT of cool antique military rifles.

We're going to sell the secured display cases. We have a couple of great gun displays that cost over 4K each new and secured fixtures from a jewelry display to sell.

Honestly I only posted this to let FFL's know but appreciate the feedback.
I got into the gun business to keep a local shop going. I wanted a friendly place rather than what I was finding when I gun shopped.
I tried and tried to line up a deal to keep the store open but the land lord is screwing up my plan by dragging her feet. There is a guy literally waiting for a lease agreement to take over. Now he is SOOL and I'm stuck w store fixtures and safes.

If you like military antique rifles you should come see what we have.
If you ever wanted to try a police quality simulator come in next wed afternoon.
That is the last day the simulator is available. The instructor gets 10$ per session. This was a blast


I will miss being a gun dealer but not miss the pressure of being a business owner.


The process to open a store takes so long I can no longer wait. I have been trying to get out for 6 months.
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Old 12-01-2017, 2:58 PM
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I might swing by tomorrow to see what's left in that case, I'll be passing by anyway.
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Old 12-02-2017, 4:58 PM
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Bobbie is working on posting pics of some of these old guns we have.
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Old 12-03-2017, 6:53 AM
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Pic are on our Facebook
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Old 12-04-2017, 8:42 AM
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I forgot to mention I have a savage bullet trap.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:42 AM
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I don't see anything recent on your FB (most recent post is Nov21)
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:57 PM
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I realized I had posted them to my personal page and not the official Annie's guns page. If you search under Bobbie Macdonald it will show all the guns that we have. I also posted up 2 today. A smith and Wesson mp 15 for $725.00 and a 22 for $350.00 it is an antique. I will tag Annie's guns in my post. Or I can post the list tomorrow when I get in the store. Thank you
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:17 PM
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It feels like part of my youth is being taken away:
Gone:
Tradersports
Siegle's
TriCity
and now Irvington Arms (I know it's Annie's ..but my memories of Irvington arms)
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:31 PM
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I got American spirit arms lowers at Irvington arms. Maybe? Not sure, eagle arms lowers too? Back in the day
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Old 12-06-2017, 8:17 AM
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I got American spirit arms lowers at Irvington arms. Maybe? Not sure, eagle arms lowers too? Back in the day
And Sun Devil. Back when everyone was careful to refer to them as "Off-List Lowers".
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Old 12-06-2017, 9:16 AM
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Sorry to read this, thanks for the update, it's a drive for me.

Many, many thanks Bobbie and Martin, you treated me very well.

Any plans for instruction/class in a ranch setting?
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Old 12-06-2017, 3:49 PM
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the ranch is currently closed to shooting.

damn neighbors.


Just spoke to one of my guys yesterday. He wants to try one more time to make a deal with the landloard to keep a gun store open in this spot.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:58 AM
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OK, don't laugh. But I bought my Vulcan at Irvington. It was the Vulcan lower with the pinned in cheap magazine. (before OLL)

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