MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WAS AT THE 1st STORE IN FRESNO. ON 12-28-11 THE DAY I RETIRED FROM PEACE OFFICER SERVICE I WANTED TO MAKE A PURCHASE. THERE WERE PEOPLE AHEAD OF US AND I WAS IN NO HURRY. I NOTICED THAT WHETHER THE CUSTOMER WAS WELL INFORMED OR A NOVICE TO FIREARMS THEY TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF WHAT WAS ASKED. WHEN IT WAS MY TURN I TOLD 'FRITZ' WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AND MAY BE INTERESTED IN SOME OTHER THINGS. I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THE DAY YOU PICK-UP YOU FIREARM THAT YOU CAN ALSO TAKE ANY LONG GUN OR SHOTGUN THE SAME DAY AS WELL, AS LONG AS YOU BUY IT. OTHER STORES DON'T SEEM TO WANT TO DO THAT. I BOUGHT 4 THAT DAY AND TOOK HOME 7 THE DAY OF PICK-UP. WHEN THE VISALIA STORE OPENED I WENT THERE AS A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE. THE SAME THING APPLIES. IN JUNE I WENT TO A LOCAL GUY WITH A LIST OF GUNS I WANTED TO MAKE A DEAL ON. FOR VARIOUS REASONS HE COULD'NT DELIVER, HE EVEN TRIED TO SELL ME A SPRINGIELD XD .40 FOR $650 INSTEAD OF THE GLOCK 22 GEN 4 I WANTED. PRK VISALIA LOCATED AND PRICED OUT EVERYTHING I WANTED. THEY EVEN FOUND ME A REMINGTON 1911 CENTENIAL LIMITED EDITION AT THE REGULAR CENTENIAL EDITION PRICE, SAVING ME HUNDREDS. I HAD SOME GUNS COME IN FROM AN AUCTION AND THEY MADE THE TRANSACTION EASY. MAKE SURE WHAT YOU BID ON IS CALI. LEAGAL BEFORE BUYING. IF SOME OTHER DEALER TELLS YOU NO, PRK MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT ANSWER FOR YOU. I WENT IN AFTER THE 'NEWTOWN' TRAGEDY TO PICK UP MY STUFF. THEY WERE PACKED AND ON #15, MY # WAS 34. WHEN THEY NOTICED ME THEY SAID HELLO OR 'HOWS IT GOING. IF THEY KNOW YOU THEY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU BUT STILL TREAT PEOPLE EQUALLY. WHEN MY TURN CAME I FINISHED MY PAPERWORK AND LOADED 6 OF THE 7 I HAD WAITING FOR ME WHILE I SENT A 47 YEAR OLD WINCHESTER TO THEIR GUNSMITH BEFORE TAKING HOME. I MAY AT TIMES FIND THINGS LESS ON-LINE OR ADVERTISED SOMEWHERE ELSE WHEN IT'S 'OUT OF STOCK'. FOR LOCAL BUYING I WON'T WASTE MY TIME ELSWHERE. IT'S TOO BAD IF SOME HAD BAD EXPERIENCES, BUT EVERYTIME? HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE. I MET THE OWNER AT THE 12/1/12 FRESNO GUNSHOW, GOOD GUY WHO ALSO HAS A 'DAY JOB'. I WOULD BET HE WORKS HARDER THAN MOST TO GIVE US WANT WE WANT. AS FAR AS PREDJUDICED. MY DAD WAS MEXICAN, I GREW UP BLACK, LIVED WITH ORIENTALS, AND FIRST WIFE WAS PURTO RICAN. WHAT AM I? 'AMERICAN!'. JEFF, BRAD, MATT, JOHN, CRISTEN, AND ELIZIBETH. I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. PLEASE DON'T LET THESE REVIEWS BE 'THE' DECIDING FACTOR.
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This is a really great mom and pop local shop. Very informative on gun safety. Kevin and Rhonda make the entire experience of buying and/or owning a gun, purchasing supplies, or simply answering questions about product pleasant, much like neighbors used to talk. Their customer service is great! There is no such thing as a dumb question here. I got a great deal on my 38 special here as well as ammo and other items I needed. I highly recommend checking out Gun Culture and making it the place for your next purchase!
We have purchase a few different firearms from PRK Visalia store & have had Fabulous experiences every time. We have had to wait our turn a few times but we get the undivided attention of each employee that has helped is when it's our turn. Their knowledge is exceptional & they answer as many questions as we have. Always pleasant & friendly service, even when they are very busy. We would recommend PRK to friends & family any time! We will be back to PRK to purchase many more firearms!
Good service for a very busy establishment. I was very impressed with the way customers were treated and their rules on guns locks are great. I did a PPT there and was treated as if I was buying one of their guns. I would highly recommend them.
Their prices on glocks are very resonable. I also found a couple of things for my muzzleloader,they also have black powder which most places dont't have. The customer service does suck I can agree on that but they're old you know.
It's under new ownership since August 2013. The new guys are very helpful and have a nice store. Selection is good and I thought prices were fair.
I will recommend this place to everyone. Very friendly and no question is a dumb question. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely go back!