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Old August 10th, 2018, 09:22 AM #1
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Purchasing out of state - Border State of WV

Ever since I've moved to MD (my wife and her family lives in MD, so I do now - originally from PA and VA), I'm just appalled, as I'm sure a lot are, of the pricing that is being charged for long guns here in MD, compared to our border states.

I'm interested in a certain long gun. It's not banned in MD, but in checking and comparing several stores here in MD, and pricing in our border states, I can save myself over $500 going to a border state.

I think I've resigned myself to drive the extra few hours to Dodd's Sporting Goods in WV, to save that money.

I guess my questions are-

What is your experience in doing this?

Has anyone dealt with Dodd's? Your experiences with them?

Thank you in advance.
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Be careful many border states FFLs may not sell you any firearm because some of the convoluted laws in MD. Hell I went to Asheville, NC and a couple of shops in TN and they wouldn't sell me a a Mossberg 590 because of the fact I was from MD and they "did not want to get into trouble, possibly." That being said I am sure there are people here that will recommend some out of state FFLs that are well versed in MD laws and want to make money.
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Try GymRatz or JLowes to see what their price is. If WV is still cheaper then take the trip.

You can buy long guns out of state as long as it is MD legal and goes through an FFL. Since you are using a shop I assume they are an FFL.
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Old August 10th, 2018, 09:48 AM #4
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In briefly checking GymRatz, their prices look pretty decent. I'll have to give them a call. May save me a trip. Thanks for that one.
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In briefly checking GymRatz, their prices look pretty decent. I'll have to give them a call. May save me a trip. Thanks for that one.
Be very careful with Gym Ratz, you'll see good deals posted but when you get there you'll find even more deals!

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Spoke with someone at Dodd's and they have no problem selling to a Maryland resident.

But Gym Ratz is the way to go.
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Spoke with someone at Dodd's and they have no problem selling to a Maryland resident.

But Gym Ratz is the way to go.
Thanks for the Dodd's info. And upon further checking...I'm impressed with Gym Ratz.... I'll have to get my list together and give both of them a call. Either way, I'll be driving a couple hours. Thanks again!
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Keep in mind, operating costs are significantly higher in Central MD than elsewhere. labor costs higher, real estate prices/rentals higher etc. etc. Also -people have more money and are less price sensitive. I see prices all the time in Northern VA, and the prices are about the same (NoVa operating costs are as high as Central MD).

If you go outside central MD, you find much better prices.
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