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 How cool is the Brownells store?

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buckthelab
 November 14 2017 08:02AM (Read 1439 times)  
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Thinking abut going there this weekend but its almost a 3 hour drive.


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 November 14 2017 08:08AM  
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It's very small, and def. not worth a 3 hour drive!


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 November 14 2017 08:12AM  


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They are having a sale on Saturday. Might be worth the trip.


 
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 November 14 2017 08:36AM  


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The store is much smaller than you'd expect based on their catalog. It is worth the stop if you are already on i80 but not worth a dedicated 3 hr drive. Firearms and ammunition are on the floor, most everything else you order from a computer screen and they fetch it from the warehouse.


 
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 November 14 2017 09:29AM  
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It is a very nice store, not sure it is worth a 3 hour trip or any store for that matter. Now if you are passing by absolutely stop in.


 
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 November 14 2017 09:32AM  
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yeah, definitely not worth a 3 hour drive. Not worth an hour drive unless you need something. Good gun selection but that's about all they have out on showroom floor. You can shop the computers if you want something from the warehouse, but you can do that from home.


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 November 14 2017 09:35AM  
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Ya not worth a 3 hour drive.

If you are driving by it anyway then it is worth a stop but I wouldn't make a special trip there. It seems way over priced if you ask me.


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buckthelab
 November 14 2017 12:50PM  
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OK thanks everyone. Guess I'll have to find some place else to go.


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 November 14 2017 12:55PM  
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It's worth it if you want to purchase something and don't want to wait for the shipping. There is very little "browsing" to b e done there. But they can fetch anything you want from the warehouse. So in that sense it could be worth it if you are looking for something and want it that day.


 
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 November 14 2017 01:11PM  
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I got directed to try there for a part after Fin & Feather and Scheel's didn't have it. I'll probably just order online rather than spend $ on gas for a 2+ hr round trip. Sounds like the big draw for Brownells is in-store inventory. Not really value.


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 November 15 2017 11:02AM  
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Like everyone else said, its a small but nicely equipped retail space. Anything in their warehouse you can order from the counter which is nice. I like the fact that their handguns are out to touch and feel rather than have to ask a counter person to help you. Also nice is the decent number of scopes and other optics that are out to play with as well. I always have a problem buying optics online without being able to see and feel them.

Also backing up what everyone else said, it is not a "destination" store like a Cabelas or a Bass Pro. Just a small retail space attached to a huge warehouse. Once you are done shopping, there's really nothing else to do in the area. I wouldn't go three hours out of my way to stop.


 
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IAMike
 November 15 2017 06:41PM  


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I live within 20 minutes of that store and still prefer to go to Freedom Firearms just south of there about 5 minutes. Privately owned with better service and prices.


 
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 November 15 2017 08:53PM  
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If you go that far you can go to Bass Pro in Altoona and Sportsman's warehouse in Ankeny. I was at both of them over the weekend and they have a ton of Xmas sales going too. I was in Des Moines for a conference and planned on stopping at Brownells on the way by but they were closed. They close at 6pm, not 9 like I thought they would.


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 November 16 2017 12:34AM  
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Also go to Mills farm fleet. They have a lot of stuff. Good Luck. O - R


 
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