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    I finally stopped here today.
    I drive from Indy to N.Vernon about once a week to my project site and I've passed the shop, but usually its been closed or I've been in a rush. Today, neither was the case.

    They are currently on SR 46 in Columbus, but getting ready to move to another location. I'm not familiar enough w/ the area, so I didn't follow where.

    They seemed to have a fairly good selection and prices seemed fairly normal.
    I shared one of my INS cards (thanks Cru) w/ the owner and told her about the site. I thought it was a good (although maybe short) conversation. ... Anyway
    Then I bought 2 boxes of PMC .223 FMJ's for the shoot this weekend and had to run. (long enough break). I almost bought some Hornady Light Mags, but since these are not made anymore, and I can't use them for deer in Indiana, I decided to save the $. (the box was a good price though).

    I live too far to be a regular of any sort ... but it seemed like a nice enough shop.
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    I'll have to send USP in as an operative to see if your assessment is correct.

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    I really do not care for the shop. She has been nice to my Dad over the years. Her gun prices are high though, compared to the other local shops.
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    I stopped in there once. They didn't have a whole lot going on.


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    Got my FNP .45 from them for less than I could find it anywhere else.

    Very small shop, nice enough people.

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    Stopped in here today, she wouldn't sell me handgun ammo because I didn't buy a handgun from her. Ok, don't take my money then.
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    Why don't you go back to we're you bought the gun from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by micah View Post
    Why don't you go back to we're you bought the gun from ?
    And why should he do that?

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    For the record she did not make the rule about only selling ammo to customers who bought guns ,I did. It was done to ensure that my customers who purchased firearms from me have ammo throughout the present shortage. To date the only complaints I have heard have been from other places customers . So why don't you go back to where you bought your firearm and complain to them about not allocating several hundred thousand dollars for ammo expenditures instead of ranking me! My customers are shooting today because I remembered who did business with me and who I owe a debt to because of their loyalty. The Owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micah View Post
    For the record she did not make the rule about only selling ammo to customers who bought guns ,I did. It was done to ensure that my customers who purchased firearms from me have ammo throughout the present shortage. To date the only complaints I have heard have been from other places customers . So why don't you go back to where you bought your firearm and complain to them about not allocating several hundred thousand dollars for ammo expenditures instead of ranking me! My customers are shooting today because I remembered who did business with me and who I owe a debt to because of their loyalty. The Owner.
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    Re: Phoenix Guns - Columbus

    How long will your loyal customers keep you afloat when everyone else decides to not do business with you?

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    So far it has been 28 years and based on experience I think I will be fine. Also this post was not meant to be an argument but rather to allow you a look from my side. For the record before you judge maybe you should just stop in sometime . Do not announce who you are just look around and make your own call.

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    Re: Phoenix Guns - Columbus

    I respect your right to make your own decisions just as I respect his to voice his opinion. I dont go to columbus so ill take your word

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    If sometime you happen into the area stop by. For the record I respect everyone right to voice their opinions and make their own decisions including my own. My comments reflect only my decisions and my opinions. I guess I do not understand my decision to look after my customers should be an issue. I think he should take the matter up with whoever he does business with . Should I sell hard to come by products to someone who has faithfully done business with me or someone who only shows up as a last resort?

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    I'm still not impressed.

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    Not trying to impress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micah View Post
    For the record she did not make the rule about only selling ammo to customers who bought guns ,I did. It was done to ensure that my customers who purchased firearms from me have ammo throughout the present shortage. To date the only complaints I have heard have been from other places customers . So why don't you go back to where you bought your firearm and complain to them about not allocating several hundred thousand dollars for ammo expenditures instead of ranking me! My customers are shooting today because I remembered who did business with me and who I owe a debt to because of their loyalty. The Owner.
    There is a place in Bloomington that pulls this same $#@!. I went there to buy about $400 worth of ammo for a shoot I was attending one day. He told me I could only have one box of each caliber. I have never been back, and I tell anyone who mentions the place that story. I totally understand its your shop-your rules, but you are a retailer, and it makes you look really bad. It's my opinion that you look at it all wrong. Maybe a person who needs ammo may come in and buy a gun on another day. You turn them away, you probably just lost another potential loyal customer. I know I would not likely ever come back if you treated me that way when I came in to buy.
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    I appreciate your view. However I still have to go with what works for me. So far my regulars love the fact that I keep ammo for them. And I know you may not like it but why would you not do business with your regular firearms dealer? I know we will not agree on this but it has worked for me. I only wish your regular dealer had been as loyal to you as I have been to my customers. Well I guess I have said enough. I will leave the last word to you. I probably should have taken a pass on this but I did not. At my age I should know better. Oh well I hope for all of our sakes this ammo shortage ends soon.

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    I want "my" retailers to push as much product through their door as possible so that they can be more competitive on securing product and also lower their prices. When you sell more inventory you can do it at less money and still come out ahead.

    Do you even economics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infidel View Post
    I want "my" retailers to push as much product through their door as possible so that they can be more competitive on securing product and also lower their prices. When you sell more inventory you can do it at less money and still come out ahead.

    Do you even economics?
    This works when the supply can support the demand of the retailer. Right now, shops can't get the volume they need to let one guy buy them out of ammo whenever they get a shipment. If the shelves are empty every time you walk into a store, what keeps you coming back? Putting limits in place so an item will be in stock for more than a day sucks, but it's better than selling out in two hours and waiting two weeks to get one case from a distributor. Ammo on the shelves brings people in to browse. Limiting ammo sales to firearm purchases works for this guy, so let him do it. Maybe he doesn't get enough ammo in to support sales to everyone that walks through the door.

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    Your store your rules. My money my rules. What good is it to "have inventory on the shelf" if I can't buy it when I come in? If I can't buy a box of ammo, what point is there for me to browse? I'm not going to drop $500 for a gun just so I could buy a box of 45. If it "works for you" great. Good luck with it. I won't be a customer. And I'll let others know how you run your business in this matter.
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    Lol. Excellent advertising for your gun store

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    Your customer criteria sucks. You keep saying "My customers". If I walk in your store...guess what..I'm officially a customer whether I want to buy a gun or a bottle of $3 gun cleaner. You should just go ahead and close your doors to all but those who have bought guns from you in the past...maybe give them membership cards and teach them a secret handshake.
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