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Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by tomsteebs, Feb 1, 2014.

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  1. tomsteebs

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    hi,

    i last visited solware in 2012 (i think) when i bought a benjamin discovery ;) back then it was a relatively small outfit in the shop and had its range in production.

    i now visited them this afternoon regarding a ripley air rifle. the staff that spoke to me were very helpful and the younger chap (20's i'd guess) helped me for 30mins. we took the rifle to the range and he talked me through the whole ripley and target scene.
    after this we then looked at guns in the cabinet and he was exceptionally helpful talking me through what rifles suit it and how he shoots target (world champ standard) he said 3 rifles for novices would be my best bet.

    these were
    aa mpr first

    and then the ripley i was looking at and a hw100.

    what surprised me was he spoke well of the ripley hogan elites which they don't sell!
    this to me shows the genuineness of his advice.
    in all i walked out not paying anything but receiving lots of info and a go with some top rifles.

    all in all, i would recommend them to anyone even if its a decent drive away (1 hour for me)

    atb
    tom

    for any new customers, it's on the opposite side of the road to co-op down the road with travis perkins on.

    http://www.solware.co.uk/
     
  2. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Did they make you a cuppa Tom?

    They're the best RFD I have had the pleasure to purchase from (not just saying that because I went to school with Tye)

    You will have no problems if you ever have a problem with a purchase... top class company!
     
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    Sounds like Ricky.
    they are a good bunch over there never too expensive and they never rush or pressure you.
    Top gun shop.
     
  4. tomsteebs

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    went in 45 mins from closing time so think they wanted to get going ;)
     
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    I went there looking to buy a Daystate silencer and they talked me out of it and took the time to do a side by side sound test of the HW silencer against the swift silencer. All staff stopped what they were doing to take part in the judging. It was agreed by all that the swift was every bit as good as the HW the only thing splitting them was the price the HW was 3 quid more I was then told £3 is a price of a pint and for that reason there was only one choice. They could have given me what I asked for took my money and thank you very much sir but no they took time with me and for that reason I will use them again.
     
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    I spoke to someone there the other day over the phone and found the guy quite arrogant and offensive! perhaps it was a one off but i was going to spend £400+ on a rifle but in the end becuase of his know it all attitude i went elsewhere.
     
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    probably the brummie accent ;) the 1st time i went there as a relative newbie in 2011 (maybe even 2010) i think it actually was, i felt a little bit like i was given short answers etc... but they have a fair amount of staff and by the looks of it, a variety of ages (experience) so maybe you pulled a less experienced person...?

    tom
     
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    Great shop good staff and i would reccomend
     
  9. Jed Clampit

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    EVery one has a bad day. If some one was short with you over the phone it wasn't a regular event.
    shame it happened to a new customer - shouldn't happen at all no matter new or not, but give them a second pop they are genuine guys and gotta be one of the best gun shops I've ever visited.
     
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    These guys are always at the front when it comes to sponsoring events where air rifles are concerned. Give them a break.
     
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    Quite a balanced number of posts so let's leave it at that guys ;) ...................... :coffee:
     
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