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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Making a trip to the Twin Cities tomorrow and haven't been to any good gun shops...I've only been to franchise outdoor stores. I really want to find a nice shop to pick out a 1911 for everday carry. I will be in Bloomington but I don't mind going for a nice drive if it will be worth my time...any suggestions?


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Gunstop in Minnetonka. Ph# is 952-474-4570. Address is:

14704 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55435


(had it available in case 'cuz I went there today for my GPS)


They had quite a bit of .40 in stock today, no primers in stock for those that reload. And they were quite busy....

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Frontiersman. East of Lousiana Avenue on the frontage road to 394

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I like both of those -- and would have mentioned them, if others hadn't, as I like both the shops and the folks who run them.

I'll add J&S Custom in Lakeville, as while I'm not on as friendly terms with them (no hostility, honest; but it's a place I go to buy something maybe, not hang out and chat and buy something), they've typically got a lot of nice 1911 clones there.

And while I'm not a fan, Bill's does tend to have a large selection, at large prices.

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Thanks - I really appreciate the suggestions. I'll probably check out the Frontiersman and Gun Stop. I always prefer to spend my money at smaller shops, much easier to develop a mutually beneficial relationship!($$)


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I second J&S in lakeville

and would like to also add Wolfs den in hugo, though a bit of a drive from bloomington , youll find no better charecters that run a place - classic hole in the wall gun shop , thay got all the odds and ends stuff

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Metro Gun & Pawn on Lyndale just N of 494 has some stuff, not a lot, and not exceptional prices, but a decent selection of used shotguns and rifles.

Streichers on Hwy 55 about 1mi W of 169 has a lot of LE stuff besides guns.

Joe's Sporting Goods on Cty B just E of Rice St has a decent selection, and occasionally some good used stuff (you have to get lucky, though).

Sorry, saw this post is old, but the info is still good :D


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