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Old 03-13-2012, 6:39 PM
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Default Elite Arms in Manteca

They opened today. Shop is nice, staff is cool, prices are pretty good. I ended up buying a Mossberg 500 Pursuader with Insight foregrip.
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:39 PM
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Where at in Manteca?
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:41 PM
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N/M, google already has it! Across the street from Wally World. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 03-13-2012, 8:05 PM
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Yeah, its on Main St, right off the 120
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Old 03-13-2012, 9:38 PM
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Cool another local gun shop.
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I will have to check them out. Thanks for the heads up....
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:37 PM
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Wouldn't have happened to notice their hours would you?
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I put a link to their website in the other Elite Arms post:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=547401

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Old 03-14-2012, 7:25 AM
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Thanks, I was hoping for Sundays, since I go through the neighborhood on the way to Oakdale's shoot
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Good to know, thanks.
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They are good guys and have no "Gun shop attitude". They are very female gun owner friendly. Very clean and well set up shop. I am not associated with the shop, but I spoke with Robert at an action pistol class in Piru a while back.

They're in with the local PD too:

http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/37303/

Plus I hear one of the owners used to own an awesome AR/AK specialty shop in the central valley back in the 90's and is just now coming back. I have friends who have bought from the previous shop years ago and they raved about how they did business back then and are very happy he's back in the gun biz....
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Great news! It's always good to hear that a new shop has opened, but this one is close to home. I'm going to check it out tomorrow morning!
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Great news! It's always good to hear that a new shop has opened, but this one is close to home. I'm going to check it out tomorrow morning!
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Thanks for sharing!
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I stopped by there yesterday. Really nice people in there. Not a lot of inventory. Black rifles on the wall, mostly pretty standard stuff. A couple tactical shotguns. Clean shop and really nice people to deal with. I bought a couple odds and ends for my build. If I lived closer, I'd visit them again. Sounded to me like they have a strong backing from local LE just from listening to other conversations while I was in there.
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Just left the store with less money in my pocket. Really like these guys. Not pushy, know there stuff and the prices are pretty reasonable. Super helpful too. They had a lot of folks coming through the door which is great considering they're about a mile from Bass Pro.
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It's a nice shop no doubt about that. I love their friendly customer service. I believe the store owner is, or was a law enforcement officer.
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Default Welcome to Manteca "Elite Arms"

Heard about the new gun shop on this thread. Dropped by today to say hello and check out the store. Being I am local I will be doing lots of my shopping there.

Very friendly folks. Wish more gun shops were this friendly.

Had the wife with me today and she waited in the car so I couldn't browse to long. I will head back this week to make my first purchase.
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I was taking the kids on a DQ run the other night and saw this shop where Hertz used to be. I stopped by on Saturday and they had been open for 4 days according to the salesman I spoke to. He was very knowledgeable and had a flyer for me on CCW apps through the City of Manteca after we started chatting about it. One of the guys got stuck talking to my 14 year old son (he's chatty) and he was a good a good sport about it. They said they will beat Bass Pro's prices, but to be able to walk in and not have to take a number to talk to someone (like Bass Pro across the freeway) would be worth it to me anyway. They had plenty of handguns, but not many shotguns yet. Need to find out if they'll do a PPT for me...

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Been there 3 times and am very impressed by their customer service. They searched hard for my glock 22 and still set me up with a great deal. They are having fun with what they do, its not about making millions, which is a very nice change. I am definately going to be a repeat customer.
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Stopped by last week during my CZ search. I called earlier in the day asking and he took my info and the model I was looking for and said he'd call me back. Well, He(Dave) called back as he said and had no luck finding the model I wanted, but saved my info in case something pops up. I decided to stop by and check out the super clean store and thank him for his help over the phone. Left with an AR parts kit. Happy for them and excited to see them grow.
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Earlier I mentioned trying to find out if would do a PPT. I went in last week and they do have an FFL and are willing to do PPT's. I definitely will be back.
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I was in the area today so I stopped by this place for the 1st time. Awesome store. Clean and well organized. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would purchase from them in the future.
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