Bullet Stop Gun Shop

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  • 2100 Harlem Rd

    Loves Park, IL 61111

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  • 815-654-7550

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Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm

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I went in there on Sept 12, 2012, pretty much a noob to guns. Tammy showed me a bunch of different guns and answered all my questions - I ended up buying a XD-40 from her before leaving. It was during a sale as well - so I was at the right place at the right time. $70.00 off and a free Springfield t-shirt. I was kinda surprised to see all these negative comments.

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I went in there on Sept 12, 2012, pretty much a noob to guns. Tammy showed me a bunch of different guns and answered all my questions - I ended up buying a XD-40 from her before leaving. It was during a sale as well - so I was at the right place at the right time. $70.00 off and a free Springfield t-shirt. I was kinda surprised to see all these negative comments.

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Moved to this area in 1989, and haven't heard a good word about this crowd since. A friend ordered a new shotgun barrel from them, and after months and no barrel, he went to get his money back. He ONLY got his money by threatening to kick the owners ass, right there and then.

I never bought anything from them, but did go in a few times to see for myself. They acted like they could care less if I bought anything from them, or not, so I didn't.

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★☆☆☆☆

Moved to this area in 1989, and haven't heard a good word about this crowd since. A friend ordered a new shotgun barrel from them, and after months and no barrel, he went to get his money back. He ONLY got his money by threatening to kick the owners ass, right there and then.

I never bought anything from them, but did go in a few times to see for myself. They acted like they could care less if I bought anything from them, or not, so I didn't.

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Went with two different people to pick up guns from here and these are my experiences with this shop. Friend 1 has a gun shipped there. When he goes in to pay for the transfer that funny guy in the above picture making the gun decided he wants $35 instead of the usual $15 or he wouldn't do the transfer. He said it's unfair that he isn't selling him the gun and he wants to make some money on the deal. His words. The other incident happened today. Went in with another friend to pick up his pistol HE BOUGHT FROM THEM. Gun was paid for and 72 hours was up. Went in to pick it up and the owner demanded that he pay an extra $40 for the gun or he wouldn't give it to him. Then if he didn't want to pay the extra $40 he was going to cancel the transaction and charge him $10 for not taking the gun. O_0. Is that even legal?? It's like paying for a car, going to pick it up, and they refuse to hand over the keys until you pay them more money just because they think it's unfair that they had to match another dealers price to sell a car. Sure most of the people working there are nice....but what they did to my two friends is shady business and people need to know about this.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with two different people to pick up guns from here and these are my experiences with this shop. Friend 1 has a gun shipped there. When he goes in to pay for the transfer that funny guy in the above picture making the gun decided he wants $35 instead of the usual $15 or he wouldn't do the transfer. He said it's unfair that he isn't selling him the gun and he wants to make some money on the deal. His words. The other incident happened today. Went in with another friend to pick up his pistol HE BOUGHT FROM THEM. Gun was paid for and 72 hours was up. Went in to pick it up and the owner demanded that he pay an extra $40 for the gun or he wouldn't give it to him. Then if he didn't want to pay the extra $40 he was going to cancel the transaction and charge him $10 for not taking the gun. O_0. Is that even legal?? It's like paying for a car, going to pick it up, and they refuse to hand over the keys until you pay them more money just because they think it's unfair that they had to match another dealers price to sell a car. Sure most of the people working there are nice....but what they did to my two friends is shady business and people need to know about this.

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I was looking to pick up my first pistol a while back and I wandered into Bullet Stop. Kind of a hole in the wall but the staff was friendly and answered all of my questions. I had my eye on a gen 4 Glock G22. The guy behind the counter noticed my firefighter ID in my wallet when I went to give him my FOID card and told me I qualified for a law enforcement edition for $200 less than the civilian model. I changed up my purchase without any problems and they were the most helpful staff of any gun shop I have been to. They even gave me a package deal when I bought my Remington 700 and 870 together. All said and done I will be shopping there again.

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I was looking to pick up my first pistol a while back and I wandered into Bullet Stop. Kind of a hole in the wall but the staff was friendly and answered all of my questions. I had my eye on a gen 4 Glock G22. The guy behind the counter noticed my firefighter ID in my wallet when I went to give him my FOID card and told me I qualified for a law enforcement edition for $200 less than the civilian model. I changed up my purchase without any problems and they were the most helpful staff of any gun shop I have been to. They even gave me a package deal when I bought my Remington 700 and 870 together. All said and done I will be shopping there again.

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I've had nothing but unsatisfactory experiences there. The young long haired kid is about the worst of them dumb as a rock and full of crap. He acts like his time is way too important to spare, which makes no sense because I am totally unaware of anything this kid does that warrants such arrogance. Whatever you do don't get an appraisal there! The dumb kid is in charge of those too! I could go on and on about the half a dozen times I've had to interact with this idiot. My guns which were appraised at a half to 1/3rd of the appraisal an expert gave me. One gun this moron appraised for "a couple hundred bucks" (which I knew was ridiculous) was later appraised at 6,400 dollars! I had a beautiful German hunting rifle which he appraised at 400 bucks sold it for 1400.

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I've had nothing but unsatisfactory experiences there. The young long haired kid is about the worst of them dumb as a rock and full of crap. He acts like his time is way too important to spare, which makes no sense because I am totally unaware of anything this kid does that warrants such arrogance. Whatever you do don't get an appraisal there! The dumb kid is in charge of those too! I could go on and on about the half a dozen times I've had to interact with this idiot. My guns which were appraised at a half to 1/3rd of the appraisal an expert gave me. One gun this moron appraised for "a couple hundred bucks" (which I knew was ridiculous) was later appraised at 6,400 dollars! I had a beautiful German hunting rifle which he appraised at 400 bucks sold it for 1400.

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Been going to this shop for years...Always good pricing & deals..The Madison family has been in this business a long time, very good varity !!

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Been going to this shop for years...Always good pricing & deals..The Madison family has been in this business a long time, very good varity !!

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Have no use for their business practices. They claim to know guns,BUTT they cant recognise a counterfit rifle serial number.
The BATFE is aware of this. Its been since 6/2004 but I still have bad thoughts about their professionalism. BOOO on you Loves Park Ill. P.S....I still have ALL the pictures and correspondents between us and all the others I notified. I.E....
USPS, FBI Internet fraud, Attorney Generals of Illinois AND new york. HAVE A GREAT DAY...5/4/10

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Have no use for their business practices. They claim to know guns,BUTT they cant recognise a counterfit rifle serial number.
The BATFE is aware of this. Its been since 6/2004 but I still have bad thoughts about their professionalism. BOOO on you Loves Park Ill. P.S....I still have ALL the pictures and correspondents between us and all the others I notified. I.E....
USPS, FBI Internet fraud, Attorney Generals of Illinois AND new york. HAVE A GREAT DAY...5/4/10

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Be very careful doing buisness with these people. I would highly recommend going somewhere else. I tried to do buisness with them and when it didn't work out the way they wanted, they called the police on me. I waited across the street and talked to the police. I was questioned and released by the police. The police told me "I guess you know where not to do buisness". Unless you want to take a chance on this happening to you shop somewhere else!

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Be very careful doing buisness with these people. I would highly recommend going somewhere else. I tried to do buisness with them and when it didn't work out the way they wanted, they called the police on me. I waited across the street and talked to the police. I was questioned and released by the police. The police told me "I guess you know where not to do buisness". Unless you want to take a chance on this happening to you shop somewhere else!

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Nothing good can come of it, Can't even assemble a simple lower receiver for an AR-15. Many better places within the area. Go to the Hunting Hut better

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Nothing good can come of it, Can't even assemble a simple lower receiver for an AR-15. Many better places within the area. Go to the Hunting Hut better

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I was in Bullet Stop one evening looking at handguns. A gentleman and his boy came in and were looking beside me. They were talking to Jim Madison, the owner. They didn't know that he had a handgun range on site. They asked what was required to shoot in the range. Jim said it was 10.00 per hour if you buy the gun from him. The kid just got out of the service and bought his gun on base. Jim told him he couldn't shoot there because he didn't buy the gun from him. The kid said, and I quote, "So my military service doesn't mean anything? I still cant shoot here? I bought it on base right before I got out of the service." Jim said, "No, you still cant shoot here." There is a sign in the store that says 10.00 for members and 25.00 for non members, meaning if you didn't buy the gun from him. I think this was Anti-Patriotic. We need to support our returning veterans. I have shot there numerous times and did not buy the guns from him. Shame on bullet stop.

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I was in Bullet Stop one evening looking at handguns. A gentleman and his boy came in and were looking beside me. They were talking to Jim Madison, the owner. They didn't know that he had a handgun range on site. They asked what was required to shoot in the range. Jim said it was 10.00 per hour if you buy the gun from him. The kid just got out of the service and bought his gun on base. Jim told him he couldn't shoot there because he didn't buy the gun from him. The kid said, and I quote, "So my military service doesn't mean anything? I still cant shoot here? I bought it on base right before I got out of the service." Jim said, "No, you still cant shoot here." There is a sign in the store that says 10.00 for members and 25.00 for non members, meaning if you didn't buy the gun from him. I think this was Anti-Patriotic. We need to support our returning veterans. I have shot there numerous times and did not buy the guns from him. Shame on bullet stop.

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I was IN THE SHOP ON SATURDAY 8/16/08. ONLY TWO CUSTOMERS. I WAITED AND FINALLY IT WAS MY TURN FOR HELP, ONLY TO HAVE ANOTHER CUSTOMER COME IN AFTER ME AND GET WAITED BEFORE ME. I WAS GOING TO PURCHASE A HENRY 22 RIFE BUT WHEN YOU CAN'T GET WAITED ON IT IS TOUGH TO BUY A GUN. I WILL GO ELSEWHERE FORM NOW ON TO BUY MY FIREARMS.

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I was IN THE SHOP ON SATURDAY 8/16/08. ONLY TWO CUSTOMERS. I WAITED AND FINALLY IT WAS MY TURN FOR HELP, ONLY TO HAVE ANOTHER CUSTOMER COME IN AFTER ME AND GET WAITED BEFORE ME. I WAS GOING TO PURCHASE A HENRY 22 RIFE BUT WHEN YOU CAN'T GET WAITED ON IT IS TOUGH TO BUY A GUN. I WILL GO ELSEWHERE FORM NOW ON TO BUY MY FIREARMS.

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When you shoot at the Bullet Stop indoor range you could be compromising your health due the lack of proper ventilation. The existing ventilation system is simply inadequate. You are sucking smoke with lead into your lungs. The problem is more pronounced when you are shooting with a partner. Please fix the problem Mr. Jim. This is a legitimate public health concern. Peace out !!!

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When you shoot at the Bullet Stop indoor range you could be compromising your health due the lack of proper ventilation. The existing ventilation system is simply inadequate. You are sucking smoke with lead into your lungs. The problem is more pronounced when you are shooting with a partner. Please fix the problem Mr. Jim. This is a legitimate public health concern. Peace out !!!

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This place offers a nice deal. You can use their range for free with the purchase of a gun. You can only use that particular gun to on the range or else there is a fee. One thing that struck me as odd, was that I wanted to take a look at a pistol and I handed the employee my FOID card and he said that he didn't need to see it becuase they were on private property. Also, they have most of their shotguns and rifles out in the open for anyone to look at.

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This place offers a nice deal. You can use their range for free with the purchase of a gun. You can only use that particular gun to on the range or else there is a fee. One thing that struck me as odd, was that I wanted to take a look at a pistol and I handed the employee my FOID card and he said that he didn't need to see it becuase they were on private property. Also, they have most of their shotguns and rifles out in the open for anyone to look at.

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From the very first time I walked in there I felt as if I was being treated it proper and was given proper knowledge and ever since I've been going in there they know your name they are very friendly and their prices I think are very fair

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★★★★★

From the very first time I walked in there I felt as if I was being treated it proper and was given proper knowledge and ever since I've been going in there they know your name they are very friendly and their prices I think are very fair

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Good: That the store was virtually empty of customers. Bad: Salesperson did not know what a Schmidt Reuben Swiss rifle was and had never seen ammunition for it. He could not even find where to buy it in their catalogs, despite my telling

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Good: That the store was virtually empty of customers. Bad: Salesperson did not know what a Schmidt Reuben Swiss rifle was and had never seen ammunition for it. He could not even find where to buy it in their catalogs, despite my telling

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I've had too many friends ripped off and near rip offs from this place. You can't take or send them anything of value for repair or they will "lose" the paperwork and try not to give it back to you. Several times the police and ATF has

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★★☆☆☆

I've had too many friends ripped off and near rip offs from this place. You can't take or send them anything of value for repair or they will "lose" the paperwork and try not to give it back to you. Several times the police and ATF has

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This place offers a nice deal. You can use their range for free with the purchase of a gun. You can only use that particular gun to on the range or else there is a fee. One thing that struck me as odd, was that I wanted to take a look

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★★★★★

This place offers a nice deal. You can use their range for free with the purchase of a gun. You can only use that particular gun to on the range or else there is a fee. One thing that struck me as odd, was that I wanted to take a look

 

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