A-1 Gunsmithing And Firearms
I took a 380 auto in for repairs. While it did take a bit of time. I thought they did a very good job. I thought the price was amazingly less than I expected to spend. They were also one of the few gun shops that had 9 MM ammo even Dicks sporting goods was out and it was a major brand name for maybe a little more than Wal Mart would have it for but still a competitive price. They have been there a while and every time I stopped in they were busy. You don't get that and be a bad business.
Now I understand small, local businesses my not be up to par with larger ones. Some of the best work I have had done was with one man operations. But this place amazed me. Part gun store part nail saloon, hours of operation that are all over the board, a gun smith that has infinitely less knowledge than me and prices that are up to 20%+ higher than everyone else. And I won't go into how rude and unprofessional the staff is. As an avid shooter i have to say, avoid this place for your own good.
I like doing business with these people. They are always nice and take the time to help me plus they know who I am, not like at the big box stores. I will keep doing business with them. Sometimes the hours aren't as convenient and the repairs might take a while but I've never had any issues. The gunsmith has had to make some special repairs on one of my older guns and he had to cusom machine a part for me. You don't get treatment like that from Fleet Farm or Cabela's. I like doing business with local people in the community,.
Posted: 11/5/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I like this place. It's family run by good people who either stock what you need or they will get it for you. They are a busy shop and repairs might take some time but at least they do it in house and not send it out like Cable's or Gander Mountain. I like supporting the little guy and will continue to do so. It's also convenient location.
Posted: 5/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This shop is divided between a nail salon and a gunsmith/gun store. Jason the Gunsmith himself has no real machinist skills-he was given a pistol and a rear sight to replace but could not manage to mill the top of the pistol level. He ruined the sight needlessly modifying it to fit but he still could not fit a sight without it being off on two axis and showing gaps. Worse yet the manner in which he had mounted the sight interfered with a safety device which made the gun inoperable. It took him ten months of at first inactivity and then several botched attempts merely to damage a pistol, and in the end he just gave the pistol back damaged. His staff that is usually at the shop are not knowledgeable enough to assist customers yet the most ignorant (the nail salon lady) was eager to argue about the work done. He himself during this time was difficult if not impossible to get a hold of-the nail salon lady said (after I had been waiting on him between nine and ten months) that I couldn't get in touch with him because he was too busy coaching soccer and later he'll be going hunting. He clearly is unwilling to put in the time at his shop to provide adequate service. Perhaps part of the problem is that he told me he had to work around his boss at his day job.
I gave this Gunsmith a pistol in January 09 to have the rear sight replaced with another I provided. After endless delays, excuses and eight months he installs the sight crooked. Said he wasn't a handgun guy. He promised to make it right but after another month the sight was reinstalled again crooked but it also had interfered with a firing pin safety making the gun nonfunctional! He again promised to fix it but after a month he gave up on it. During this time he was evasive and either was not available to talk or when he did communicate it was to give more lame excuses. The one time I was able to call him on the phone he said that he had to find time to do it during his day job but didn't want his boss to know. Most communication was through another lady which may have been his mother. (She apparently had a side line business in the shop doing nails)! She stated I couldn't get in touch with the smith as he coached soccer at nights and would also be going on a hunting trip. She was argumentative and even though she admitted not knowing anything about gunsmithing she insisted that the sight I gave him to work with was defective and that is why the Gunsmith couldn't put the it on correctly. Finally she hung up on me.
In the end I had to pick up the nonfunctional gun after 10 months and give it to another Gunsmith who had no problem doing an excellent job in a timely manner and at a price much cheaper than what A-1 would of charged.
Incompetent, lying, evasive, clearly not willing to put in the time needed at his shop, overpriced and staffed with people not knowledgeable with firearms. About the worst customer service imaginable.
what was the other stores name?lol