I was just there on mon 11-3-2014 and was very surprised the son is the owner now. I've always gotten along with him and the staff.it's true that sometimes they get a little occupied with what it is that they're doing and can take awhile to get to you. Some of the reviews I've read are claiming that he and or the staff made comments about the potential customers and wven tried to rip them off? I'm sorry but i call bs. I've done business with them since they opened. I've purchased many brand name automotive tools, firearms, flashlights, knives, and some jewelry there. Every time I've walked out feeling likw i got a good deal. Every now and then i have let thwm know if i personally feel or know something is priced a little high.but at no point have they ever insulted me or anyone in my presence. Back to the beginning of my review now. I was there Monday looking for a toolbox bit it had already sold so i was looking at their guns. The staff was busy but acknowledged me and the owner recognized me. That there says a lot. I haven't been in this store in about a year to a year and a half. But he asked how i am and remwmbered that i had at the time been married with a child. We played catch up for a few minutes and then i startdd looking at an expensive weddkng band set for the woman I'm with now. The price was just fine but because he remembered that i uswd to shop there a lot he struck a cash deal with me and reduced the price by a ton! Now I'm not saying he'd do this for everyone but he remembered me and that I've spwnt time and thousands of dollars in his store and it was his way of saying thank you. Welcome back and congrats on the baby and good luck with your proposal. I asked for a timeline to consider qhat we discussed and he was more than willing to work out many different options. Someone who is willing to go that far not just for a sale but to sau thanks to a longtime customer is truly awesome. We all have our bad days. I completely understand that if somw of the claims have happened that you're not willing to give this store another chance. I however have bought many things from car aufio, motorcycle tank and fenders, guns, etc. Still have everything and they all still work just fine. I'll keep going back as long as they're open.
I have to say after the many gun transactions that have taken place between Specialty Sports and myself have been awesome. I need to give props to the number one sales person there Mr. Bud, or Toyota Bud as I like to call him, every single time I visit the store it's like visiting a long lost friend. He treats my wife and I better than family. Knowledgeable, friendly knows what I'm looking for and has called me to let me know when they get guns in that I'm interested in buying. As I said before friendly not pushing to make a sale willing to work with me to get me into the right gun for the right price. Another guy that is great to work with is Bud 2 shorter glasses knows his guns and is awesome for someone looking to buy their first gun. Patient and willing to explain fit and function to get you into the right gun not just any gun. Great people great product. I have seen some bad reviews and can only think it might be the one leaving the review as I have not had any issues in the years I have dealt with Specialty Sports. Thanks All. PS I can't leave out the nice gals that take your money professional and pleasant got to love em.:)
I consigned a shotgun with Hickman rifles that was modified by the previous owners. The owner looked up the value while I was there and told me what to expect. He had sold my shotgun in short order and fetched a top price even with the detrimental modifications. On top of that, his consignment fee was absolutely minimal compared to other consigners I had queried. He now has another of my shotguns on consignment which I expect the same results.