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BorrisMart
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La
Member since Jul 2020
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re: PSA: Don't buy guns at Academy
Tried to buy a pistol from academy a few years back, in my home state, Louisiana. The sales lady in making small talk earlier asked what I did and I said I "moved here" (then corrected myself and said I am staying here for a few months to train for a job back home but I'm from a town not too far away, as my license said) and staying at a sibling's house temporarily.

Then she wouldn't sell me the gun bc she said I was currently living in Shreveport and my driver's license didn't say that. I told her it didn't matter where I lived in La, I could buy a gun anywhere in the state, and technically they could use my CCL as the background check to expedite it (or at least at that time shops could). She refused. I told her I was going to another store. Went to Ron's guns in Bossier and got it cheaper and met some nice baws, that I ended up doing business with when I was in that area. Anyways, went back to Academy the next day and made sure to tell her that all worked out and their prices were high.

So this story doesn't surprise me.

ETA: I buy stuff and ammo from Academy if I am near one. But I am a strong proponent of buying from family owned shops, as if we don't one day we will wake up and there won't be any. Even if it is a little extra every so often (but if they get to know you, they will usually come down on prices at the mom and pops).
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FlyingPelican
Gulf Coast
Member since Sep 2021
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re: PSA: Don't buy guns at Academy
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I guess I'll wait til next Wednesday if it's still pending. I'll get a refund. (Never took ownership) and go to Gun outlet or shooters club.

Hopefully the gun you want will be in stock. Availability is your greatest risk lately.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: PSA: Don't buy guns at Academy
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Hopefully the gun you want will be in stock. Availability is your greatest risk lately.


This is the issue I have lately. Wanting to add a few, can't find them locally or that might show up locally.

I can't find a couple of them anywhere right now.


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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
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re: PSA: Don't buy guns at Academy
I already paid for the gun I want. My name is on the box and it's in the safe.
I didn't get to leave with it.

I'll wait to Thursday if it's Proceed by then I'll get it. If not I'll cancel the purchase.

Though I get what you're saying. Hopefully if I can't get this one I can find it elsewhere.
Though there are like 5 guns I want. I just wanted a smaller 9mm
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