I've read a few reports over the years about poor service from The Sportsman Gun Centre so I have decided that I ought to write a post regarding the extremelu good and fast service I have just had from them
I was after a magazine for a Steyr Mannlicher model M in .270 calibre. The rifle is in very nice condition and is being gifted to me but is without it's magazine for some reason. I checked on the Iinternet for Steyr Mannlicher UK dealers and found that The Sportsmans Gun Centre was a main dealer for Steyr Mannlichers.
I phoned them yesterday (Wednesday) at about 10.30 and asked if they could get me a new magazine for the rifle and the lad I spoke to (Kieran) said that he could get one for me but they would have to order it from Austria. However if I was willing to settle for a pre-owned one (Which I was) they had one in stock which I could have for just £24.99 plus £6.00 postage. This sounded a very reasonable price so I ordered it and payed by debit card there and then.
At about 2:30 this afternoon (Thursday) the door bell rang. When I answered the door it was a courier with a well wrapped parcel for me containing the magazine I ordered no more that 28 hours after placing the order for it.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due and this to me deserves a mention and a big thank you to The Sportsman Gun Centre for the great service they gave me, especially as they could have just ordered a brand new one for me which would have cost over twice the amount with heaven knows how long a wait for it.
Let's hope that service like this from all gun shops becomes more common!