Originally Posted by RallyNavvie
I've only been to CTD twice but each time they were everything but. First time was to look at a PTR-91 that they had in stock. They attached a Harris bipod and a Tasco scope and wanted $2500 for it. That's over MSRP for all of those components and they weren't willing to budge. Maybe someone duped them on a trade-in because it was used (yeah, they wanted that for a used kit). Second time was to haggle over a new Savage 110BA and they wouldn't even price-match Cabela's (who also had one in stock). I ended up buying my BA online for way less than MSRP.
Unless it's a really cheap purchase you're better off buying out of state, avoiding TX state taxes, and paying the transfer fee to your friendly, local FFL.
Yeah I was only there to check out the insanity.
The only gun I've bought so far I bought at my LGS and they gave me a better price than anywhere online (including Buds and PA), using their own distributor. It's a Walther PPQ 9mm, I think Cabelas wanted $569 for it and it was $525 through Buds at the time, the gun store sold it for $499+tax.
Next gun will probably be bought through James.