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Old February 5th, 2012, 10:46 PM #41
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come on ..$10 hole dollars WOW!!!!!!!!
no really, it's true!!!!!!
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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:22 PM #42
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One suggestion would be to have a pick up counter or a seperate line for pick up. That way people do not have to wait all over again just to pick up a gun they have purchased. I could take the hour wait to buy the gun. I did not like the fact that I had to wait again even longer just to pick the pistol up.

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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:20 PM #43
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BPS has better powder selection than any of the smaller shops in the area, that I know of. If you cringe at the hazmat fees for ordering one measly pound of Bullseye, brick and mortar stores are it. I have never purchased a gun from Bass Pro, but I have bought primers, powder, and other components there. Been happy with the selection (although not nearly as good as Cabela's for presses, dies, bullets, and brass) and service.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 02:50 PM #44
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I've bought several firearms from BPS in Hanover, but, the wait times are terrible.
(G19; G30SF; Remington 799, just to name a few! They were all on sale, btw!)

The last time I went in there, I wanted to buy a scope that was on sale.

My son and I took our number, and there were a few people ahead of us, including one Baltimore City Police officer, in uniform.

Some guy comes strolling up to the counter, and called one guy behind the counter, by name.

They shook hands, then the two went to the far-end of the counter.
The BPS employee then walked back up to the handgun enclosure and retrieved a S&W M&P, then walked back down to the far end of the counter, to help 'his friend'.

The Baltimore LEO and I looked at each other and just shrugged our shoulders.

By this time, my son and I had been standing there for over an hour.
This 'sale' took another 1/2 hour.

The Baltimore LEO TRIED to get someone's attention, but, the two guys standing by the knife cabinet were too interested in talking about "The Bachelor" or some other bovine scatology.

He walked out.
My son and I followed.

I won't buy anything from BPS that's behind the counter, again.



Lastly, the Richmond, VA (Atlee, actually!) store is much nicer than Hanover!!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:28 PM #45
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come on ..$10 hole dollars WOW!!!!!!!!
Now hold on there a second. I think saving $10 is well worth the hour wait for your number to be called.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:07 PM #46
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I have purchased a gun from BPS in Arundel Mall in the past. The salesman was polite and friendly. However, the stand in line time sucked beyond anything that would make me go back to buy from that place again. Not only do you stand in line for 1 to 2 hours to buy, but after the 7 to 10 day period you get to stand in line to pick-up.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:21 PM #47
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I have purchased a gun from BPS in Arundel Mall in the past. The salesman was polite and friendly. However, the stand in line time sucked beyond anything that would make me go back to buy from that place again. Not only do you stand in line for 1 to 2 hours to buy, but after the 7 to 10 day period you get to stand in line to pick-up.
The only firearm I've purchased from them was a rifle, and when there was no line. Simple, straightforward, and only had to correct one counter-jockey mistake after the fact.



But...

Having seen the madness that can be the gun counter at BPS, I doubt I'll ever do it again, unless the planets align 'just so' with sale price and no line...

I would prefer, though, to seek out a small shop... preferably an IP, but as an On Target member, they get consideration too. BPS is too impersonal and crowded for me to do anything more than just browse at the counter... sorry, guys.
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Every time I go to BPS I have to wait way too long! Friday I decided to never shop there again. It was the last straw. I'm emailing there store now to let them know how unsatisfied I am. I can see that several of there employees are on this website, so please chime in and I will email you a copy. Also if you have any management's email addresses I would love to send it to them too.

BTW, I'm new the forum, how ya'll doing

Sorry it took BPS research to get me here
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It's a "tourists" store... the kind of place you visit when you're interested in something but not really into it enough to know a lot or demand higher end gear. I suppose if you're into hunting apparel or women's silver jewellery it's a good place to shop. They do a nice job with the fish tank and lure demos.

I was in there last week after a lunch meeting at Chevy's and they had some really crappy neutered ARs on the rack.
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I think the difference with the regular stores with no more than 3 people attending is, in bass pro you have not just people who go to buy a gun for real, bit kids and other people who went to buy a tshirt and then they get curious about a gun and they ask every single question they can.... They ask about guns and they dont even plan on buying i just bought a shotgun coyple days and i had to wait almost two hours for my number but after that took just 15 mins to do all paperwork
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