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Just got my FID, any shop recommendations near Bridgewater?

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Hey guys, I'm new here.  Found out about this forum from my brother and registered while I was waiting for my FID and permits (applied end of March).  Just got the email yesterday that they're ready to be picked up. I didn't think it would be this quick, which is amazing in this environment, but the downside is I didn't have a chance to research as much as I would have liked.  After doing some reading online and watching some videos, I'm leaning towards a Sig Sauer p320 xcompact as my first gun.  What are your thoughts on this gun? 

They do seem to be out of stock everywhere online though.  I'm going to try to give Heritage guild in Branchburg a call tomorrow, I've noticed they have guns on display at the store when I was there for archery, but I'm not sure about how they are as an FFL.  Has anyone on here had any experiences dealing with them, or do you recommend some dealers in the area?  This is so exciting.

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SIg p320 compact is a great choice. I don`t own one, shot it plenty though. Its on my buy list....

 

Jim Flynn`s would be my recommendation as well.

Heritage Branchburg is good. I ve had nothing but good experiences there. Ask them is they have it if not they may have it at their other locations and can bring it to Branchburg.

Also check out Lou`s Gun Shop in Raritan. They re on the expensive side but they used to have a lot of stuff.

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Robert Teodorczy Cheyanne Gunsmith and Firearms in Manville .

He home based ffl and can get you pretty much anything u want. Good guy and usually has good deals due to low overhead costs. cherck his site and fb page. He always treated me good. 

 

also 

Middlebrook firearms on rt 22 in greenbrook near harbor frieght is ok 

 

i have bought a bunch from heritage guild but they are pricey and their transfer fees suck

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10 hours ago, Mr.Stu said:

Call Jim Flynn in Glen Gardner - he has very good prices and isn't far from you.

I second this^^^^^^^^

Heritage Guild....Meh!

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10 hours ago, Mr.Stu said:

Call Jim Flynn in Glen Gardner - he has very good prices and isn't far from you.

Did he move?  Drove by the shop a few weeks ago and the lot was empty — I’m pretty sure the shipping container was gone too.

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26 minutes ago, Heavyopp said:

Did he move?  Drove by the shop a few weeks ago and the lot was empty — I’m pretty sure the shipping container was gone too.

He's still there. The gun store is now the beige building on the right hand side. He has a showcase and everything!

I'm not sure if he's been opening during the current goings-on.

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3 hours ago, Mr.Stu said:

He's still there. The gun store is now the beige building on the right hand side. He has a showcase and everything!

I'm not sure if he's been opening during the current goings-on.

It kind of threw me when I googled him and it said it was a truck repair spot.  I thought you guys were sending me somewhere to lose a kidney or something...

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1 hour ago, JWHoyt said:

It kind of threw me when I googled him and it said it was a truck repair spot.  I thought you guys were sending me somewhere to lose a kidney or something...

When you see Jim’s showcase, you will gladly sell your kidney as you build your wish list

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TTC in Flemington. Has a pretty good selection. I just got a Sig P320 RXP X full size from them. I was surprised they had it in stock. You'll need to go there anyway if you want to shoot what ever you get. Last I looked Heritage Branchburg was closed for now.

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Just called up Jim Flynn and spoke to Nick.  Unfortunately they don't have it in stock and said their stock on pretty much everything is pretty low right now, and getting anything in is tough now.  Was really looking forward to trying them too based on all the good stuff everyone has to say about them.

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For the people who come across this thread later on and during this pandemic.  I finally found my gun.  I ended up calling and emailing a bunch of the vendors suggested here, as well as others I found online.  They're all telling me the same thing. 

1. They don't have a lot of items they normally have in stock 

2. They can't order it because they're already on order, it's whenever they can get a shipment

3. Suppliers are having delays shipping due to shortened hours, staff and inventory.

The silver lining, there were a few other options I came across, which another new gun owner might not know about.  On another thread someone suggested using this tool, which emails the vendors on the forum.  I did this before calling all the other places.

https://www.njgunforums.com/forum/index.php?/forms/2-handgun-price-request/

I also found the gun online at 2 locations:

https://www.kygunco.com/

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/

Came across this site and it was pretty useful, but tough to navigate:

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/320xc-9-bxr3-r2-10

Did some research and considered ordering online and shipping it to one of the FFL suggested.  I almost did this before I got a notification that a vendor on here JT Custom Guns, replied to my request saying his warehouse has one.  Jack seems to have good reviews and is reputable on this forum.  The price he quoted was consistent with the costs I've seen online including transfer fees, so I called him up to put the order through, so far he's been really professional, responsive and informative.  Definitely a tough time to get into this hobby, but on the positive side, I've probably done more research now than I normally would have.

Definitely use the NJGF price request first and then start calling places.

 

 

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