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#61 Longrange454

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:44 AM

Two small shops in my area are done for good, and the third is on the fence



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:10 AM

I went by a small gun shop in a business office in my area yesterday. Their sign with their gun shop name is down. I'm sure they are out of business. I'm sure that another one operated out of an auto shop that has done transfers for me is as well.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:55 PM

Leber Custom Engraving

Leland, IL.

Closed April 1, 2019 after 40 years.

Primarily gunsmithing business.

 

Huge loss to the firearm-owning community of this state!


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:03 PM

2 of 3 have gone out in my town.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

 

Leber Custom Engraving

Leland, IL.

Closed April 1, 2019 after 40 years.

Primarily gunsmithing business.

 

Huge loss to the firearm-owning community of this state!

 

 

 

Added sorry to hear that :(



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:57 PM

M-Fred's Guitars & Guns in Mattion dropped his FFL this month. Great guy & 2a supporter strangled out of business by this God forsaken state. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:20 AM

I just sent this list to my Rep and Senator although they sponsored it


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:03 PM

Also added Dale's Guns in Marengo based off of info on social media 



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:39 AM

I hope that anyone posting a closing is very very careful to make sure that their information is correct.  You can damage someone's business by posting that they have closed or moved their business when they haven't.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:08 PM

I just sent this list to my Rep and Senator although they sponsored it

We missed you last week. :-)



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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:45 PM

I hope that anyone posting a closing is very very careful to make sure that their information is correct.  You can damage someone's business by posting that they have closed or moved their business when they haven't.

 

 

I would say 75% of the posts here are 1st hand posts in Social or Traditional Media, mainly Facebook and local papers . I will admit I am not trying to call these places before posting the info; if anyone sees an error let me know I like to leave the Fake News to CNN.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:34 AM

Dang bois we famous

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:52 PM

https://www.thetruth...ut-of-business/

 

https://www.chicagot...ylwi-story.html

 

https://www.daily-ch...-state/ams4gbg/

 

Just a few articles I had saved. I just found this topic on here. I've been finding myself using Reddit more than IL Carry recently... This is all really crappy but I'm glad ISRA and a few other stores have filed suit against the state. There are even some places local to me on there (the suit). I might stop by tomorrow if I have time to ask them some questions.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:48 PM

Regarding that lawsuit, word is things aren't going well. I find what this guy says to not pass the sniff test. Hopefully Skinny will chime in and debunk it like he did the NYSRPA lawsuit. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:38 PM

Christopher coin gun and pawn closing August 17 if not before in Pekin Illinois on court street. I talked to them today and they said because of dealer licensing.
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:34 AM

Well shoot.  Another to add to the list:

 

FTL ARMORY AND TRANSFER in Sugar Grove.

 

A home-based ffl who have provided me with great service over the last several years...



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:41 AM

A&S gunsmithing  Mt Vernon , ILL.

 

Still doing gunsmithing but no longer selling guns .



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:38 PM

Great Guns Armory...Plainfield, Illinoiz

 

No longer doing transfers due to dealer licensing act, but, STILL OPEN for what I've always considered top notch gunsmith work at reasonable pricing.

 

Source: Paul, the owner, who I just got off the phone with.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:08 AM

How many did we have Jan. 1, 2019?

How many do we have now?


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:28 AM

How many did we have Jan. 1, 2019?

How many do we have now?

 

 

Supposedly only 2K FFL's out of roughly 4K FFL's in IL filed for a dealer license with the State.



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:01 PM

How many did we have Jan. 1, 2019?

How many do we have now?

y/y down a bunch. 

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 02:10 PM

looks like we're going to left with 80% lowers and reloading by the time this is over.

 

Also add Jim's Guns in Lawrenceville, IL CLOSING :cry:



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:03 PM

Schrank's Smoke 'N Gun is permanently closed. From their website:

 

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:59 PM

Added two more to the list, Jim's as well as Bridgeview Sports and Sales

 

 

I was fortunate enough to enjoy the final sale at Schranks, not a place normally on my beaten path but a cool small shop and sad to see them go



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

Ugly Mike's in McHenry also closed because of the licensing law. Mike always offered a fair deal and it's a darn shame.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:45 AM

Added two more to the list, Jim's as well as Bridgeview Sports and Sales
 
 
I was fortunate enough to enjoy the final sale at Schranks, not a place normally on my beaten path but a cool small shop and sad to see them go


Me too! Great folks. Wish I’d found them sooner.

I found a really nice used BHP-40 at a great price and talked myself into walking out with a new Sig Legion when I returned to pick up the BHP. I should have added a couple more used pistols to the ticket but I was pinching pennies.
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Posted 06 December 2019 - 08:49 PM

 

Added two more to the list, Jim's as well as Bridgeview Sports and Sales
 
 
I was fortunate enough to enjoy the final sale at Schranks, not a place normally on my beaten path but a cool small shop and sad to see them go


Me too! Great folks. Wish I’d found them sooner.

I found a really nice used BHP-40 at a great price and talked myself into walking out with a new Sig Legion when I returned to pick up the BHP. I should have added a couple more used pistols to the ticket but I was pinching pennies.

 

 

 

I am KICKING myself in the butt every day that I didn't buy that Nickel P7 they had for under 2K on Consignment. Those things are $2,500+ all day every day on gun broker. 






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