Friday, August 26, 2011

Guns: RRPSI Firearms review - a friendly local gun shop

The independent gun store owes its existence, at least in part, to gun control. After the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, federally licensed firearms dealers were granted a virtual monopoly on the sale of new firearms; in practical terms, the only way for the average Joe to purchase a new gun nowadays is to physically transfer it from an FFL. Consequently, a brick-and-mortar gun store doesn't have to compete against the likes of ginormous e-tailers like (not that the profit margins on guns are all that high in the first place).

That's not to say online firearm sales don't exist. Places like Davidson's allow customers to purchase new guns over the Web, and have them shipped to a local FFL to do the final transfer and background check. That's how I found the subject of today's post, RRPSI Firearms:

The shop can be found inside a small building across from Boynton Beach City Hall, and, amusingly, next door to a Chinese take-out restaurant. Rather than try to stock every gun known to man, RRPSI sells an interesting mix of brand new firearms and consignment pieces, with the selection changing from week to week as things come and go. They usually have various flavors of combat Tupperware (GLOCKs, M&Ps, XDs), but you might also run into a classic 6" Model 29, a new AR-10, or a Kel-Tec PMR-30.

The store is relatively small, so the holster selection isn't that great. On the other hand, there's quite a few concealment purses to choose from. Like most gun shops, RRPSI offers CCW classes - check their Facebook page for more info.

Most importantly, RRPSI is a family business run by Bob Renault (and, on occasion, his wife Laura). Bob'll give you frank advice about firearms, try to help you fix problems you might have, and will send lemons back to the factory for repair, which has happened to me more than once. So, if you're tired of the disinterested clerk behind the counter at MegaMountainMart or Guns'R'Us, and you're in the Boynton Beach area, I'd recommend going to RRPSI for your firearm needs.


At 5:51 PM, Blogger ruger1485 said...

best gun shop around hands down. Purchased 3 Ruger handguns on 3 separate occasions, and even took the concealed weapons class.


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