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Dick's is a sporting goods store that also sells a range of rifles, shotguns, ammunition, scopes, hunting supplies etc at reasonable prices. The hunting department is called the "Lodge" and you call call the phone number below and ask to speak to the Lodge department and ask if they have a particular item in stock.

I purchased a stainless steel Ruger 10/22 a couple of weeks back from the Lake Grove store along with a couple of bricks of CCI 22LR Standard Velocity ammo. Neither was on sale but after a little comparison shopping, they were the best prices around.

Their Long Island locations are:

Garden City
Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
516-247-6400

Lake Grove
Smith Haven Mall
620 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY 11755
631-265-2987

Melville
870 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
631-421-3028
 

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Good info and insight ligun and pete. Thanks for the "heads up".
 

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I went back to Dick's at Smithaven Mall a couple of times. The persons behind the counter were very helpful and willing to give advice and reasons for their advice. The couple of sales persons I talked to knew the features and capabilities of each gun that I asked about and they also made helpful suggestions about other guns and ammunition. When I asked about a gun they did not have, the sales person immediately pulled out the special order catalog and said he would be happy to order any gun from it. Not a typical chain store experience and definitely not a Walmart experience.

The only real negative about Dick's is that they do not sell handguns. The other slight shortcoming is that due to limited staffing, you may have to do a little looking to find a salesperson but they are there.
 

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Dick's at Huntington (Rt 110) has decent selection and really good associate.  His name is Don and I've purchased several rifles/shotguns through him.  He is very good with customers and knows a lot about firearms.  
 

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Dicks will stay in business with or without "The Lodge."
I am in my late 50s with a military haircut and a pistol permit and still had to be accompanied by the sales associate at the Garden City store to buy ammo one day, and a shotgun another. The day of the shotgun they even walked me to my car !
(No one shouted "unclean ! " however.)
In the future I will only purchase firearms from the CMP or my local gun shop. Would rather spend an extra ten bucks (what is that now, not even a box of ammo ?) and help keep a local shop in business, a shop that will not ask for a pistol permit when buying .38s or 9mm !
I agree, Don in Melville is good, but its often hard to find an associate in GC.
Try to find a hardware store in every town with Home Depot and Lowes around, and try to find a fine threaded large bolt at an HD.
 

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I was just at Dicks in Garden City i think, attached to the mall - they were having a sale on sporting shells plus a additional dollar of rebate per box when you purchase a case +, they did however ask me for a id for the ammo, which I dont mind showing but did give them some lip,  8)
 

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Dicks has some good Lodge staff, always helpful and make suggestions. They are very kid friendly explaining everything when we were selecting a rifle and during mounting of scope. Limited selection is only shortcoming. Good discount cards worth 10.00 on any purchases over 50.00. I use them all the time. In this economy why not.
 

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Dicks will stay in business with or without "The Lodge."
I am in my late 50s with a military haircut and a pistol permit and still had to be accompanied by the sales associate at the Garden City store to buy ammo one day, and a shotgun another. The day of the shotgun they even walked me to my car !
(No one shouted "unclean ! " however.)
In the future I will only purchase firearms from the CMP or my local gun shop. Would rather spend an extra ten bucks (what is that now, not even a box of ammo ?) and help keep a local shop in business, a shop that will not ask for a pistol permit when buying .38s or 9mm !
I agree, Don in Melville is good, but its often hard to find an associate in GC.
Try to find a hardware store in every town with Home Depot and Lowes around, and try to find a fine threaded large bolt at an HD.
Disk's in Garden City observes all rules way above the regulations. They have to. They know they have NCPD right next store and that they are in McCarthy's district. When the store was Gaylan's I spoke to the store manager when they opened warning her about the unfriendly territory they were in. It wasn't until they were visited by several agencies in person did it register with them. (It also cost them a few dollars in fines and some political contributions to a certain set of politicians.)

I too, about 18-20 months ago bought a Marlin 336 in .30-30 from the Garden City store (you could not beat the price) and went through the same routine of being walked to the door with the weapon. The Lodge manager explained to me why they now take the regulations and protocols extremely seriously. The manager chuckled when I told him I was the one who warned them when it was Gaylan's. He said he had heard about the warning from a customer and the ensuing fall out thus requiring the GC store to be extra vigilant. He said all NY and LI stores are supposed to do the same but only GC has no discretion about following the escort rules that were devised by the company lawyers, their insurance company and the respective landlords of the malls/shopping centers they reside in.
 

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I bought a Savage 111 30-06 from the GC Dick's. The guy there was very helpful and knowledgeable. He also works at Classic Guns in Mineola. Good guy. He even struck me as a little annoyed by the process of the "Dead Man Walking" routine. I was escorted out by the manager of the store and the manager loaded the rifle into my Explorer. No shouting of "UNCLEAN" for me either but I was required to wear a big scarlet "G" on my forehead until I drove out of the parking lot. (JOKE)
 

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I went to the one in lakegrove, the sales assoc I spoke with was a Good guy. good attitude.
I looked at the marlin 795 and ruger 1022 for my daughter.....
He alllowed me to take my time inspecting both.

Best prices in my area by far on both rifles, the sales associate said they are going after Walmart and SportsAuthority.. so they are watching and beating prices.

He had to walk the new rifle from point of sale, through the register and to the front door, then he could give it to me.
 

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Ammo discussions need to be moved to the Ammo Alert board,please.
 

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I was in the Lake Grove/Smith Haven one Saturday, they had an impressive selection of shotguns, a few rifles, they had a Savage 64G with a scope for $160, would have bought it if I hadn't just bought a 64F from Bensons for $140. I bought a brick of Remington .22lr with no issues, they were very friendly and helpful.

Just looked at the flyer for this week, the exact Savage 93R17 BVT I want is on sale for $300, when I asked Saturday they told me they could order it for $350, but now it's on sale, and I think with a scope too! (page on Dick's website showing the rifle)

As much as I want to support a local business, that's $100 less than buying from a local shop (a 25% savings on this model), now just to see if I have the $300 by the end of the week.
 
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