Discussion in 'Washington Reviews' started by Northwest Firearms, May 6, 2009.
Bob's Sporting Goods
1111 Hudson St
Longview, WA 98632
Bob's is my favorite place to buy guns. Customer service at the gun counter was pretty bad a couple years ago, but recently it has been really good. I was in there earlier this week, and ended up talking to the guy behind the counter for a while. Long gun selection is good, which is nice. I shoot lefty, so I normally have to custom order any new rifle, but being able to handle the different models is nice. Handgun selection is not as good. Unless you want a glock. About half of what they carry is glock.
For the past 5 months, every time I go to a gun store, the help asks "Looking for anything in particular?" I reply, "You have a Ruger SR1911?" Their response:"HAHAHAHAHA....Nope."
I stopped by Bob's to pick up some cartridge boxes for reloads, and there it was, under the glass... A brand new stainless SR1911. Now mine.
Smooth, easy transaction. $629 for the pistol, well under MSRP, well under what I could find online. They didn't gouge because of the slow Ruger pipeline. Background check and fees were included in the price of the pistol, too... nice bonus.
Local, family owned store, ran by friendly, helpful Union employee's. Shopping at Bob's is a Win/Win/Win.
Other than the typical socially backwards counter guy its a great place. Honest prices, helpful staff.
Is it me or are all gun counter guys just a bit off? It's about sales! Not about how much you can show the customer he doesn't know. I was not treated that way but I see many who are.
I just bought a M$P shield at bob's for $409.. Some of the sales guys are ok.. Some are typical gun guys. But! The prices did not go up because supply was short. More than I can say for the rest around town. Or in Kelso.. One that starts with a G..
Bob's will have my business for prices and Integrity.
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