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Old June 5th, 2019, 07:56 AM #11
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Pulling a Tom & Ray's huh?

Subway and BK can stay gone as far as I'm concerned. The Taco Bell however, was a late-night savior of mine many times. Never could understand why they made it a combo KFC/TB though. Too much overhead and with other fried chicken competition around to boot!

BK just had a crappy location to get into and out of.
X2. Every time I drove by there I would wonder who thought that was just a swell location.
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X2. Every time I drove by there I would wonder who thought that was just a swell location.
At least they changed the sign from "Lunch All Day" (which seemed to regularly bait people into doing a confused slow-drive around the building) to "Hey, go check out our newly renovated BK in Mt. Airy!"
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Pulling a Tom & Ray's huh?

Subway and BK can stay gone as far as I'm concerned. The Taco Bell however, was a late-night savior of mine many times. Never could understand why they made it a combo KFC/TB though. Too much overhead and with other fried chicken competition around to boot!

BK just had a crappy location to get into and out of.
Yeah I guess, but ever since the Woodfield Road bypass opened Main Street lost a lot of traffic. If it wasnít for the Safeway gas station I think Main Street would be even less traveled. The BK was a pita getting in or out but at least it had a back way out. KFC/TB never did and I never understood why they didnít connect to the Weis parking lot.
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Stopped by there a couple weeks ago. Nice guys, some decent surplus, but they're definitely gonna need to build up their inventory. One thing that shocked me was the ammo prices. Not even kidding, $16 for a 20 round box of Federal American Eagle XM193. I'm hoping prices level out once they establish themselves, assuming they survive.
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I'm hoping prices level out once they establish themselves, assuming they survive.
Stopped by tonight myself. Nice folks for sure. Saw a good mix of hunting rifles and shotguns with some decent surplus pieces as well (VZ 58/2008 with OG beaver barf furniture, Baikal civilian export mak, two P38/P01s, etc.) Ammo was on sale. Picked up Sapsan (Ulyanovsk) JHP 7.62x39 for what feels like cheap to me, but probably isn't (I've been shooting hard to find/low production stuff for a while now).

Still, I'd rather pay a bit more and not give my money to wally-world or some other faceless corporate juggernaut and support a LGS where we really need one.
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Stopped by tonight myself. ... Ammo was on sale. Picked up Sapsan (Ulyanovsk) JHP 7.62x39 for what feels like cheap to me, but probably isn't (I've been shooting hard to find/low production stuff for a while now).

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The Ulyanovsk JHP is likely the 8M3 that's been selling out online after the El Paso shooting (mentioned in the shooter's manifesto as what he would be using).
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The Ulyanovsk JHP is likely the 8M3 that's been selling out online after the El Paso shooting (mentioned in the shooter's manifesto as what he would be using).
Yep, that's what it is.

It's their version of a JHP hunting round. Which is likely what I'm going to use it for if my incoming SKS is accurate enough. Will likely use it for deer in WV.
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Stopped there earlier today.

They have some nice C&R handguns (or close enough to be C&R)

Walther P-1 (Post-war production of P-38 for West German Military and Commercial Market)
1944 manufacture P-38 for approx $750~

Polish Radom in 9x18 Makarov
Baikal IJ-70 in 9x18 Makarov

and on the shelf was some actual surplus 7.62 Tokarev ammo (sadly, corrosive)

I didn't buy anything because I'm in a money crunch from earlier purchases this year

Some suggestions:

1.) Build up an online presence through the following locations:

A.) Get your store into Google Maps, a lot of people find places now by punching in "gun store" into google maps on their phones.

B.) Get a Facebook Page to let people know you exist.

C.) Try to get into Industry Partners on MDShooters and start posting a brief listing of what you have. MDShooters moves stuff

2.) Try and locate some stuff like 80% lowers -- take advantage of your physical location to resell stuff at a slight markup, but lower than the typical $80-$90 going rate for those 80%s at local gun shows.

4.) Look on the global surplus market, both for clothing and equipment to fill out your storefront -- Ranger Surplus downtown in Rockville really does not do much surplus anymore, so you have an opportunity there.
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