Reply to "Gander Mountain filing bankruptcy"

budsfarm posted:

Neither is Huntsville which is surprising.

I was very surprised, too, as I don't see that many patrons shopping at the Florence store that often but then maybe I'm just not looking at the right times.  I will say though that not long ago I was able to buy a new Walter .40 caliber pistol at a price that beat everyone else in this area as well as Huntsville, including Larry's Pistol and Pawn which is usually the most economical place.   I still think the Florence Gander Mountain's time is limited or written on the wall what with the new Academy Sports opening and Field & Stream well on the way.  There is just so much room for those type sporting stores in this size of a town.

Back to the Gander Mountain gun purchase, I don't know if it was just a special clearance, of the 40 caliber or not because the 9mm wasn't included in the sale but the price was, and still is, the best I've seen on the "Walter PPS" (around $335) but I will say it was the "old style" PPS opposed to the newer style which moves the clip release from the trigger guard to body of the pistol.  

A lot of buyers hate the way that the magazine releases on the old style PPS but after using it a while I really like it but the new style changed that to a more conventional type release.  The other thing(s) that I really like about the Walter PPS is how, like the Glock, it's so light and so easy to take down, but it's also very accurate and easy to shoot.   If I could change one thing and it's my chief complaint about it, I would change the safety.  It has the trigger safety which is a part of the trigger itself.  I would rather have a more positive click type safety that is more protective. 

The trigger safety that this pistol uses can (very easily) if you have it in your pocket and have anything else in your pocket, be defeated and actually allow the gun to fire.  While if you holster it there is an increased measure of safety just having it in your pocket sure puts the pistol and trajectory in a place that you, the user, would rather not have it pointed If an accidental discharge did happen.

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