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#1 SLCDWS

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:57 AM

GATGUNS is now closed on Mondays. GATGUNS does not count the 24 hours of Monday towards the running of the state mandated 72 hour waiting period. Therefore, if you purchase a firearm from them on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, they make you wait 96 hours to pick up your firearm. When I noticed that the pickup date and time on my receipt for a firearm that I had purchased on a Sunday had me waiting 96 hours to pick it up, I thought that it was a mistake. I called GATGUNS and they said that it was not a mistake and that they did not count Mondays in the 72 hour waiting period because they were closed. I am not in any particular hurry to pick up my firearm and am sure glad that I didn't waste my time driving all the way out there after 72 hours to pick it up.



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:01 AM

Yeah that is kinda strange. I wonder what the reason for this is ?

 

One thing I do like about GAT though is they are very on point about that kinda stuff. They do a good job of letting you know the exact time to come back and if you need to call first because the states being lame.


Edited by mic6010, 20 May 2020 - 07:02 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:52 AM

Warning - Blatant thread hijack - lol - Saw an article about Maxon's also requiring showing your FOID card to enter their store. Not unlike what Megasports did. Did I miss all the posts whingeing about Maxon's doing this?.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:28 AM

Yeah that is kinda strange. I wonder what the reason for this is ?

 

One thing I do like about GAT though is they are very on point about that kinda stuff. They do a good job of letting you know the exact time to come back and if you need to call first because the states being lame.

 

Agree'd...

The last firearm I bought from them, they made it a point to tell me the date...and 'exact time'...down to the minute...that I could pick it up.

We laughed..we cried..we xfered a firearm... :)



#5 Mick G

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:32 AM

Give it a year or two in Illinois and the waiting period is going to be ten days like California.

We will all fondly remember the "now" four day waiting period.



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:10 AM


Omg, they arent following the law?
A right delayed is a right denied!
Where do they think they can get off extending out Freedumbs?
Gatguns F em wont get my business anymore
Maxons F em wont get my business anymore

Having to show your foid card just to get in.......
Having to wait more days/hours than the law actually states......

The outrage here should be loud and long.....of course unless you are saying its ok for one but not the other, kind of like the Left/Democrats!

Edited by Bubbacs, 20 May 2020 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:33 PM

Background checks are taking longer than usual to come back approved when you're "pending" approval. Longer than 72 hours in some cases. A 96 hour wait gives the store and customer enough time to make sure it's all clear before making the trip for pickup.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:47 PM

The 96 hours had nothing to do with the time needed for a background check. Mine cleared in seconds and they told me so. They sad that the increase in the wait time is solely a function of GATGUNS not counting the day that they were going to be closed. I have been a loyal GATGUNS customer and will remain so, but this policy makes no sense.   



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:13 PM

I have a feeling they are under-staffed and just can't handle the load of all of the guns bought on Friday and Saturday being picked up on Tuesday; so they say Monday doesn't count giving their people a chance to "catch up" on Tuesday.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:46 PM

I have a feeling they are under-staffed and just can't handle the load of all of the guns bought on Friday and Saturday being picked up on Tuesday; so they say Monday doesn't count giving their people a chance to "catch up" on Tuesday.


I agree with this assessment, a decision not unlike Mega Sports!
Only Gat and Max won’t be getting thrown under Da Bus......

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:01 PM

On reflection, assuming that is their reason, trying to avoid having the staff being overwhelmed by gun pickups  on Tuesday makes sense. 

As far as the GAT, Maxons and MegaSports rivalry,  

I live minutes from Maxons, but (before the lockdown) regularly shot at Maxons, GAT and MegaSports.  I was willing to drive the longest distance to shoot at Megasports  because I think that they have the best lit and safest lanes compared to Maxon and GAT.  I have absolutely no problem with Megasports requiring a FOID to enter. 

This thread has probably run it's course.



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:25 PM

Gun stores here in NH are really tough. Walk in, choose a gun, run 4473/NICS, take home your new toy ;-) HahahahahahA! Oh the sweet smell of common sense and freedom. GTFOOI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:43 PM

Gun stores here in NH are really tough. Walk in, choose a gun, run 4473/NICS, take home your new toy ;-) HahahahahahA! Oh the sweet smell of common sense and freedom. GTFOOI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

That's what I was trying to convey the other night. People in Illinois are so used to being controlled with the FOID nonsense that they have no idea of the mindset of a free state. When you talk to someone who has lived in a free state all of their lives they think you are lying when you tell them about waiting periods, special cards to buy guns, especially AMMO and background checks that take forever. They think you are FOS.

 

They are used to what you just did, walk in, pick something out, do the 4473, pay and walk out with your gun.

Ammo? If you look of age just buy it.

How many seconds did your NICS check take?


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:50 PM

Gun stores here in NH are really tough. Walk in, choose a gun, run 4473/NICS, take home your new toy ;-) HahahahahahA! Oh the sweet smell of common sense and freedom. GTFOOI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

And many states don't even require the NICS if you have a carry permit.



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 02:54 PM

 

Gun stores here in NH are really tough. Walk in, choose a gun, run 4473/NICS, take home your new toy ;-) HahahahahahA! Oh the sweet smell of common sense and freedom. GTFOOI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

And many states don't even require the NICS if you have a carry permit.

 

Last Fall i was visiting a friend in Bismarck North Dakota. We went into his favorite local gun store, and he saw a Sig 365 he liked. He filled out a 4473, gave the guy a check and we walked out the door. As he had a CCW, no NICS, no fuss, no muss, no bother. He could  not believe me when I told him what we have to do here to buy a gun. 



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:15 PM


How many seconds did your NICS check take?


My lifetime average is about 10 seconds. I think. Might be less.

I have a relatively unique name and have a boringly clean background. I’ve only been delayed once - in Illinois of course.


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