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At my end of the state, I go to Firearms, LLC in Groton. It's not a big storefront, though.

Hoffman's is nice, too. Back in the `00s, I bought a few rifles from a long-closed shop on Rt. 66 in Meriden.
 

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funny how time and things change

I do not frequent greysons anymore for many reasons--including air quality

I like Delta Arsenal these days. 2 ranges. might get a 100 yard rifle range one day. Their gunsmiths do great work and I really like the guys

most days I shoot on private ranges. Had too many guns pointed at me @ greysons and others places.

we do shoot @ delta in the cooler months
 

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I read through the old posts, and it is sad to see what Connecticut has become. When I lived there as a kid the license plate had Constitution State on it and it was once true. I used to buy guns in Grannick's pharmacy in Greenwich Ct. He had everything from revolvers to machine guns, we used to shoot pistols in our back yards and go shoot rifles and machine guns at that Blue Trail range in Wallingford. It was a firearm paradise in the 70's and 80's when I was a kid, a shame what happened to it now.
 

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I read through the old posts, and it is sad to see what Connecticut has become. When I lived there as a kid the license plate had Constitution State on it and it was once true. I used to buy guns in Grannick's pharmacy in Greenwich Ct. He had everything from revolvers to machine guns, we used to shoot pistols in our back yards and go shoot rifles and machine guns at that Blue Trail range in Wallingford. It was a firearm paradise in the 70's and 80's when I was a kid, a shame what happened to it now.
Yes, we're definitely " behind the lines" in Connecticut. Folks point to California and New York as restrictive states, but neither have anything on us.
 

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I read through the old posts, and it is sad to see what Connecticut has become. When I lived there as a kid the license plate had Constitution State on it and it was once true. I used to buy guns in Grannick's pharmacy in Greenwich Ct. He had everything from revolvers to machine guns, we used to shoot pistols in our back yards and go shoot rifles and machine guns at that Blue Trail range in Wallingford. It was a firearm paradise in the 70's and 80's when I was a kid, a shame what happened to it now.
I bought my first handgun from Hansons in Southport. But even back then (70s), there was a waiting period if one didn't have a permit.
 

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Yes, we're definitely " behind the lines" in Connecticut. Folks point to California and New York as restrictive states, but neither have anything on us.
I have lived in NY up until several years ago and now live in CT. I must respectfully disagree. The process of buying a handgun in NY state was a royal pain in the butt, even compared to CT. I can't imagine that it's gotten any easier.
 

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I’ve been in CT for 20 years now and have seen it get less and less gun friendly. I have lived all over the country and seen a lot of differences. The best gun states were TX and CO, the least friendly was CA. VA was somewhere in the middle. MA was worse than CT. Granted this was 20 to 40 years ago, but I can’t imagine anywhere has gotten better.

For shopping things did improve once Cabela’s opened in East Hartford. I know they are high priced in much of the country but here they were actually cheaper than some of the competition and had a very broad selection. I picked up a couple of guns there, ammo prices were always hit or miss.

If it wasn’t for the politics and taxes in CT we would probably stay here after retirement.
 

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Born and raised in Wallingford. Left to join military 33 years ago, never looked back. In AZ now but visit my family all the time. Cut my teeth at the Blue Trail Range every weekend with my Dad. What I miss most is squirrel hunting up by the Cheshire Res in the woods as a kid with my trusty 10/22. Lot of good memories from CT.
 

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I moved to CT about 12 years ago from Mass and CT is better as far as gun laws go- not much but at least we dont have that damn Mass approved list - what a joke .
I like Newington, Gun Store in Waturbury and Hoffmans
 

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I am in Connecticut.

I actually live about a mile or so from the Colt factory.

As far as LGS, there are several good ones. I am in the process of trying to put together as comprehensive a list as possible for Connecticut Local Gun Stores.

Off the Top of my head, here are some of the ones I think are really good:
Newington Gun Exchange (NGX), great people, not a huge store, but what they have is really good.
They get a lot of Colts, CZs, Dan Wessons and have a lot of used Sig Sauers and Smith & Wessons. Great people.

JoJo’s in Southington. Small retail space, but they do A LOT of custom Smith work. They have worked on several builds for. I recommend them.

Sportsmens Outpost in Wolcott. Good people, and a good array of guns. I have not been there in a while, but they typically have some good 1911’s and Revolvers to go with the array of modern stuff.

The Gun Store in Waterbury. Real good inventory. Some of their used stuff is marked high, but they have a lot of Wilson Combats and Nighthawks.

Hoffmans on the Berlin Tpke. Huge selection, worth checking out, especially if you are making a trip to Newington Gun Exchange. Check out Hoffmans too.

I will add some others that are not local to me.
 

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I am in Connecticut.

I actually live about a mile or so from the Colt factory.

As far as LGS, there are several good ones. I am in the process of trying to put together as comprehensive a list as possible for Connecticut Local Gun Stores.

Off the Top of my head, here are some of the ones I think are really good:
Newington Gun Exchange (NGX), great people, not a huge store, but what they have is really good.
They get a lot of Colts, CZs, Dan Wessons and have a lot of used Sig Sauers and Smith & Wessons. Great people.

JoJo’s in Southington. Small retail space, but they do A LOT of custom Smith work. They have worked on several builds for. I recommend them.

Sportsmens Outpost in Wolcott. Good people, and a good array of guns. I have not been there in a while, but they typically have some good 1911’s and Revolvers to go with the array of modern stuff.

The Gun Store in Waterbury. Real good inventory. Some of their used stuff is marked high, but they have a lot of Wilson Combats and Nighthawks.

Hoffmans on the Berlin Tpke. Huge selection, worth checking out, especially if you are making a trip to Newington Gun Exchange. Check out Hoffmans too.

I will add some others that are not local to me.
I am in CT as well
Question on JoJos - since their smith passed away last year of cancer have you had any work done ?
 

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I am in CT as well
Question on JoJos - since their smith passed away last year of cancer have you had any work done ?
It was definitely tough hearing about Jody. A great person, a great craftsman. I always enjoyed talking to him.
John is still there and he has a good crew working with him. They are doing a Pre-ban Colt build for me now.

They also recently did some minor work for me on three different 1911’s. They did a good job on the flush cut/reverse crown on my WC CQB, and they did an ambi safety install on one of my custom colts. They also did some extractor/ejector work on another 1911, but I have not shot it yet.

But they are open for business and doing what they have always done.
 

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It was definitely tough hearing about Jody. A great person, a great craftsman. I always enjoyed talking to him.
John is still there and he has a good crew working with him. They are doing a Pre-ban Colt build for me now.

They also recently did some minor work for me on three different 1911’s. They did a good job on the flush cut / revers crown on my WC CQB, and they did an ambi safety install on one of my custom colts. They also did some extractor/ejector work on another 1911, but I have not shot it yet.

But they are open for business and doing what they have always done.
Yes that was terrible
I have been hesitant to take a 1911 to them since so it is good to hear some feedback perhaps I will try something small like a sight install
Thank you
 

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I went to CT shotgun yesterday to purchase a NH - I didnt even go in … place looked like it was where they filmed the SAW movies no joke . I ended up buying an EDCX9L at another shop .Update yes this place looked sketch BUT after talking to a very reputable party (Wilson collector and known good shooter) this place is GTG I will actually be reaching back out to them Monday just wanted to make an update looks can sometimes be deceiving
 
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