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I don't know what the hell is going on, but I went to seven gunshops over the weekend, plus one yesterday, and I cannot find anybody who had 47Ds in stock. Actually, only 2 of the dealers had Wilson mags, one had the 7-rounders and the other had the 47Ds, but wanted $39.99 EACH! I'm not about to pay $40 for a $28 magazine. Ridiculous!

Sorry, just had to rant!



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Originally posted by ScorpioVI:
Sorry, just had to rant!
Living in San Jose has made you too tense.

Order on line direct from Wilson. I ordered 4 just the other day and they were in my hot little hands in just 3 days. You will note that they don't charge you for shipping, and they are a hell of a lot cheaper than what the retailers out here in the Bay Area are charging.
 

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Originally posted by Patrickl:

Order on line direct from Wilson. I ordered 4 just the other day and they were in my hot little hands in just 3 days. You will note that they don't charge you for shipping, and they are a hell of a lot cheaper than what the retailers out here in the Bay Area are charging.

Done! Just before I posted my rant above actually, hehe. Ordered a front strap to go with the mags as well.

Reed's on Alum Rock were actually selling the 47Ds for $27.95 a couple of months ago, they were out of stock. The shop that was charging $39.99 is the one on Camden Ave. by Bascom. I can't remember the name. One of the staffers wasn't even old enough to own a pistol and was looking at me as if I spoke Swahili when I asked for "Wilson Combat 47Ds".
 

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Everytime I see "47Ds" I think of the "Jug". You know, P-47D Thunderbolt, the first CAS aircraft? WW2? Please, someone tell me that rings a bell? Am I showing my age?

Hope not, I'm just 34!!!
 

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Allent...The P-47D was the Thunderbolt used in England during WW2. They were notorious for beiong able to with stand enormous amounts of punishment and still fly. Great airplane.
 

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You'll be surprised how folks that share one interest have others that spread across a broad spectrum. I was heavily into WW2 aitrcraft as a kid. Notice something about American equipment during WW2? It was all designed tough, above all else. The 1911 was very durable, and utterly reliable. So was the M1 Garand. As for aircraft, the P-47, P-38, F4U, F6F, B-17, they were all built to take a lickin' yet stay flying. That's what kept our pilots alive during the first months of the Pacific fighting, when all they had were obsolescent F4F Wildcats and P-40s to fly against the nimble Zero. Yet they would take a pounding and still bring their pilot home, whereas the Zero would blow up from one .50 caliber slug in the right spot.

So, who else here is also into WW2 computer flight sims? We'd better start a different thread!

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Hmmm, I haven't paid over $20 for any of my Wilson mags. Check around online, you should be able to beat $28 easily. Fwiw, they are often on sale at Natchez (www.natchezss.com), which is where I've gotten most of mine.
 

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Alright you guys I'm totally into WW2 air warfare.I havn't had a computer to long ,but those internet dogfight sims sound real cool.I would add to dsk's thought that US gear was tough, and of the highest quality and effectivness.When I think of built tough first I think of Russian equipment;maybe not top quality,but will run under any circumstance and usually at least basically effective.
 

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Originally posted by byron2112:
When I think of built tough first I think of Russian equipment;maybe not top quality,but will run under any circumstance and usually at least basically effective.
Ya, kinda like the AK-47. I replaced the stocks on my Chinese clone today with a Romanian laminated set. I had so much trouble getting the wood shaved down to where it'd fit I put several scratches in it. Any other gun and I'd been upset to have marred the finish. Instead I thought "screw it, it's an AK" and kept going.



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Ever notice that the best deals are when the dealer is out of stock?

Why I saw an ad for 47d's for 19.95. They were out of stock and the next shipment would be 49.95.

Go figure!
 

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Originally posted by ScorpioVI:
The shop that was charging $39.99 is the one on Camden Ave. by Bascom. I can't remember the name. One of the staffers wasn't even old enough to own a pistol and was looking at me as if I spoke Swahili when I asked for "Wilson Combat 47Ds".
That would be Sportsmans Supply... Go easy on these guys, they are good people, prices may be a little for some things, but considering how quickly we have lost Dealer's/Shops in the area, I try to support our local guys as much as possible.

The "young" guy you saw may be the owner's son. The other "younger" guy is Greg, and he is pretty cool. John, the owner, and his brother are both really kind people, and have been serving our community well for many years.

Since National Shooting club closed, the number of places (FFL's) in a 20 mile radius has dwindled by 20%, kinda scary...

Anyway, certain things, like parts (Wilson in particular) are best ordered off the web, and you will find that there are no shops locally that can compete with that. Same goes for Ammo.

Having the inventory to browse through up close and personal can be helpful, if you should decide to order on the web, and in those rare Emergeny situations where ya just got to have it now, then there ya go.

No question, having the FFL is certainly crucial for us, either for Direct Purchase, Internet Purchase (Transfer's) and local Private Party transfers... If we lose the rest of our local FFL's, we may as well have a Gun Ban, because that is what Sacramento has been doing... Putting these guys out of business is a defacto Gun Ban.

Please, Please, try to support your local dealers! ~Rant off
 

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Originally posted by jaydee:

Please, Please, try to support your local dealers! ~Rant off
I do support our local dealers. Notice that I said that I went to 7 dealers in the Bay Area before purchasing direct from Wilson. If any of them had the magazines in stock, I would've purchased it from them.

Supporting, however, does not mean I'm willing to bend over and get raped. And I'm certainly not going to encourage price-gouging. This is the second time I've been to Sportman's Supply. The first was over 4 months ago when I first started researching which handgun to purchase. The folks at Sportman's Supply wasn't too keen on helping me make a choice, and they were actually downright annoyed when I asked to have a look at their Kimbers. It's not likely I'll be back at their shop.

I took my business over to Mike at the Gun Exchange. Not only was he willing to answer my questions, and let me fondle his goods, he even gave me a decent deal. The other shop that will continue to receive my support is Reed's. Paul was very helpful in outlining the steps I needed to take in order to become a gun-owner and did not mind spending an hour talking to me about guns.



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I believe in supporting local dealers when they support me. As noted on previous posts, some of the little shops contain people who simply are not interested in customer service. That's when I head to the web and usually when I end up with a much better deal.

I haven't seen 47D for less than $20 in the last year and I haven't seen them less than $22 from Natchez, although you will pay shipping from Natchez, but not from Wilson. In other words, that $22 mag ends up being $24, still better than the Wilson price, but only if you catch them before they are out of stock. They have been out of stock for about 6 weeks now.

Wilson provides fine service at full retail prices, but you get your stuff in a timely manner and with no waiting (usually). If they have to split your order, you end up with two packages, but still no shipping charges. You gotta like that!

Support the local guys is fine, but not when they try to charge over the list price for the product. A local store down in Dallas was charging $30+ for Wilson 7 round mags, according to a guy at my range. He was happy about having talked them down to $25 each. What a shame.
 

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I am with you scorpio. I am all for supporting local dealers, but lately my shopping for magazines and pistols, as well as ammo has gone online. I was looking for similar magazines as you, but shops here either didn't have it, or it was clearly over priced. I even had to buy my 1911 from out of state to get a decent price for it. I bought it for 200 less than anywhere I could find it for in my area. One dealer even said that he would charge CA sales tax in addition to the other fees for doing the transfer. Needless to say, I went elsewhere. I am all for making money, I can appreciate that. Victimizing people is another story.
 
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