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Gun shops

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by EX Mod Cog, May 27, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

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    This is a strange one, why is it that most gun shops are in either Essex or Sussex :confused:
     
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    good question when i was a kid in the east midlands there were loads of gun shops around but most of them went bust in the early 90s
     
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    because in london they get looted by chavs:D
     
  4. Rockabilly

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    theres 4 where i live.
     
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    It could have something to do with the fact that essex and sussex were the first sort of overspill areas for london back at the turn of the century and i guess a lot of the gunmakers moved out of london and set up business
     
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    sounds like theres more sex going on in those areas
     
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    We have the SMK shop in Colchester along with two other local gunsmiths who have been in the town for years, may be three actually. The airgun centre at Rayliegh is excellent and there is another in Braintree, Essex, I can't remember the name but Steve knows, and I think there is another one at Easthorpe which is just up the road from us, so yes I agree there is lots in Essex :)
     
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    And Middlesex :up:
     
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    there are good and bad shops everywhere,
    i guess the southern ones need to advertise more to pay the rent

    we have two in lincoln, one of them i would not send my worse enemy to! but that is the one that advertises in the mags!
     
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    I don't have any local gun shops and being disabled and unable to drive means i'm stuck with public transport meaning an hour and half bus journey to go and buy a few bits takes me about 4 hours :mad:
     
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    Do they do coach trips from your town to Blackpool, go for a day trip and pop in to BAR. :):up:
     
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    it's easier to get a train and go to sportsmans gun centre in exeter because the busses round here are rubbish
     
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    I have one gun shop and it's not very good, poor stock, and they don't bother ringing you back when they say they will when your trying to order a £500 gun. :down:
     
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    We have plenty up here...5 within 20 miles.
     
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    I was looking at Euroguns web page and there shop looks great with the cafe. :up:
     
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    That's exactly why I chose the "20 miles" Andy...Euroguns is 17 miles from me and I had to include them, they are good. I've spent over £2000 with them since just before Christmas.
     
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    they are about 40 miles from me but i have driven there just to get a set of mounts before! just because my local shop was closed on mondays and would of needed to order what i wanted
    they get some bad press but i found them helpful and reasonably priced
     

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