View Full Version : Gonna Get My Ria This Week!!! Hopefully
24th October 2004, 17:02
I've been a lurker here for a while, and well I've finally deceided to go and get my first 1911. I'm planning on getting a govt RIA. I've already got two new Chip Mcormick mags, and a set of Hogue Rubber grips on the way for it. So I guess, I was looking for any other helpful information on these Firearms. My other thing is I live in Michigan and here most of the gun stores up here will not order stuff for me they always give me the run around or they'll try and hike the price through the roof, mabe its cause I'm a younger guy (23), but damn you think these people would be more than happy to help a younger shooter out but I guess I'm wrong..sorry for my ramblimg any way I was just wandering if anyone here knew of someone up in Michgan that has an FFL and would like to help me out. Cause I really don't want to pay 400-500 dollars for a 273.95 (dealer price) gun I would be willing to shell out about 325-375 for it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
24th October 2004, 21:02
I'm not the person to welcome you to these forums (I just started posting here today as well!) but welcome nonetheless. I'm getting ready to buy (or perhaps build) my first 1911 too.
I hate talking to gun dealers and nagging on the price, and as I am fairly young myself, it can be a little intimidating. But keep in mind that any good businessman is looking out for his bottom line, so why should he be offended if you are doing the same? I like to think that if I was running a gun store and someone called me up and said
"This is what I want. This is who I need to get it from. What will you charge to get if for me? I'll be paying by money order up front from the bank of your choice."
I'd be pretty quick to help you...after all *its a free sale*. Just don't insult them. These guys have a tough business, and they are doing us a great service. The standard (where I come from, I don't know about Michigan) for this kind of service is 10% over cost (cost + shipping, that is) plus applicable sales tax, with the minimum charge being $20-$30 (maybe a few bucks more if it requires them to send a copy of their FFL to a distributor they don't normally do business with). If the guys seem honest and friendly, I wouldn't split hairs over a few bucks more than that either.
If they are hesitant, tell them (and mean it!) that you are just wanting a straight transfer, and if you have a problem, they won't be hearing from you about it. People who pay full asking price for a gun the dealer has on his shelf deserve good customer service...people who don't want to overpay take care of themselves.
Even though all of this sounds reasonable to me, if the dealer doesn't think so, keep looking around. You'll find one who will help.
Good luck with your purchase and let us know what happens.
8th April 2006, 08:05
newbie with new rock, per your comments i did it got one on thusday,took it home to
clean and lube for range , took her apart, as barrel was removed out came link pin, on
friday took it back to dealer, he was astouned never has seen this before, said this is
not supposed to happen, ordering me a new barrel assembly, no telling how long this
will take, put it together told me go ahead and shoot it until new comes in, what do
you tkink? has this ever happened to any of you? now what!!!!!!!!!
8th April 2006, 08:13
Hello lorydr1, welcome to the forum. I would shoot it and enjoy the Rock untill you get a new barrel assembly. The service is really good on the Rocks. You should be a happy camper in no time.
10th April 2006, 09:25
Go to the following site and search for an FFL dealer close to you and give them a call to see what they charge for a transfer. I pay $25.00 to my dealer but I am in Texas.
10th April 2006, 10:05
Good luck. Let us know how if finally pans out.
Congratulations on making the decision to purchase a Rock!! You won't be disappointed.
10th April 2006, 11:13
Hey guys, have you seen the date of the original thread? It's more than a year old! Please be careful when responding to a thread.
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