Flyin_.45 said:the gun show is comin this weekend and i'll be buyin a .45 just wanna know your thoughts for or against buying it at the gun show. a buddy of my dad's whose pretty into handguns, told me not to buy it at the show. he claims its better to have a shop on hand that's not gonna leave town like the show will. with the smith and wesson lifetime guarantee though, is that really an issue? any advice sill be greatly appreciated. I would love to buy the gun saturday and take it home then and there rather than have to wait for the shop to order it. thanks guys!
S&W will owner no matter who you buy it from, and normally most shops will just help you ship it. PLUS, S&W is EXTREMELY nice and helpful.
I've had a LOT better offers given to me @ Gun Shows then i've EVER had online and/or at stores. Odd, huh?
I say, recored the price of the M&P from Bud's online store with the cost of shipping + transfer fee, and then take it w/ you. If someone will beat the price, then take it.
ETA: As an example of a good deal at a gun show: i've been needing a 22 plinker handgun just to f' with. Seriously. This is beyond want, it is a need kinda thing :twisted: . Anyways, I picked up a http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product...oducts_id/61087 and the guy said "250." I was like, "Man... I want one, but I'm not sure." His response? "200." If I had just bought a lot of stuff for my ARs and wasn't wanting to completely max myself, I would have done it. Now, i'm kicking myself.