I'm a new gun owner, and I wanted to let other new gun owners know that Wild West Traders is an outstanding team of professional firearms experts. Everyone there demonstrated great patience and "zero" pressure to buy. I started out taking the Handgun Safety Class with Mr. "Gunny" Herron. That class is a MUST for folks considering concealed carry in Georgia. He took me from nervous to a confident basic defensive shooter in just a few hours. He is a really gifted instructor. (Yes, I'm taking more lessons.) Once I got my carry permit, I went back and purchased my first firearm with the guidance of Gunny, Matt and Pete. I really feel the price I paid was good considering the super customer service and expertise that went along with it.
Posted: 5/01/2016 • Link to this review
I have purchased many firearms over the years, but my recent visit to Wild West Traders was the best shopping experience ever!Their prices are way below the major firearms retailers. There was no sales pressure and no "attitude" as I have found in most gun shops. As a result, in the past week I have purchased 3 pistols.Kudos to Pete and Colby for great service!
Posted: 12/12/2015 • Link to this review
The Home Defense Class at Wild West was excellent. I spent 20 years in the Army and this was the best gun class I have ever attended. Gunny did a super job. The range is great and the store prices were below their competitors on the gun I purchased. I will attend more training, use their range, and purchase from them again.
Posted: 3/10/2013 • Link to this review
My husband and I have been going to Wild West Traders for over 6 months. Great prices, friendly staff. However, if you decide on paying a visit... I must warn you to stay clear from Patricia B (new hire). Her lack of people skills and customer service skills were a huge disappointment. Our last visit was very frustrating!! She was abrupt and extremely rude.
Posted: 2/25/2013 • Link to this review
Thanks for the feedback Astrid V. We want to apologize that our employee's attitude came across the wrong way. She is a new team member learning the trade, as you noted, and working on a busy weekend with customers and training classes. Although primarily designated to work at the register, due to the high number of customers, she pitched in to help in other areas. This situation has been addressed with the team member. Although this sounds like a misunderstanding combined with a new member learning WWT culture, policies, and procedures, if you ever were to have a problem with a one of our staff again, please ask for the person in charge and give us the opportunity to correct the problem on the spot. We know when one of our customers is shooting on the range, taking a class, or considering buying a new firearm, the process should be Interesting, Informative, and FUN. Astrid, Customer Satisfaction at Wild West Traders is of paramount importance to us which is why we welcome unbiased reviews. Every sale is important to Wild West Traders. Being slick is not a WWT option, nor was it her intent. We want to extend the offer for you and your group to return and let us be given the opportunity to prove the excellent customer service that our Shop is known for.
My wife, two daughters & I just finished the Gun Familiarization Class with Gunny & I can't say enough about how informative & fun it was. Gunny was great, very relaxed & ready to answer any questions. He's very approachable & knowledgable. My two daughters weren't all that enthused at first but we were all put at ease & had a fantastic time. He even took some extra time on the range with them to make sure that it was fun & of course SAFE! I would definitely recommend this class (& this shop) to any new gun owner & their family. I also plan on taking the other classes & getting a CC Permit. Needless to say Wild West Traders is my go-to place for all my personal fire arms needs.
Posted: 2/11/2013 • Link to this review
I can't say enough about the Gun Safety and Familiarization Class at Wild West. I went in terrified to even touch a gun and came out feeling proficient with the gun in my home. Gunny was a great instructor and I had a great time in the class.
Posted: 2/04/2013 • Link to this review
I took the basic firearms training class, which was led by Gunney. The class was very informative, and absoutely worth the price. Everything from law to basic firearm safety and use was covered. Gunney was an excellent teacher- he has a genuine passion, and it shows in his exceptional teaching ability. All of the staff was friendly and helpful, which gives a beginner a good feeling. My only problem with Wild West Traders is that it isn't closer to my house.
Posted: 1/08/2013 • Link to this review
as a completely inexperienced gun wielder, i found billy's class to be deeply informative and exceptionally helpful. i certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a responsible entry, or healthy curiosity of basic shooting or gun ownership.
Posted: 12/16/2012 • Link to this review
I recently took the beginners class from Billy Sullivan and I must say I was very impressed. He seemed intelligent educated and I honestly felt like I really learned something. The entire staff there was helpful and friendly. This is not one of those gunshops that you go in and feel like you're on trial. I would recommend it to anyone
Posted: 12/08/2012 • Link to this review
I had never shot a gun before and was pretty nervous. Gunny (the instructor) was fantastic! Very thorough and really made me comfortable with the gun. I'm signing my girlfriend up to go this week. Definitely worth the time.
Posted: 11/25/2012 • Link to this review
The wife and I took the Intro Class and then, I took the Home Defense Class with my father-in-law. Gunny taught both classes and we had a great time. He put us at ease with his knowledge and humor. I just wish Gunny taught more classes...I'd sign up today! Looking forward to the Conceal/Carry class with Billy. Would definitely recommend Wild West Traders. Thanks, WWT!
Posted: 9/24/2012 • Link to this review
We took the introductory gun safety class with Gunny and he is an amazing instructor. Having never held a gun before, we were both nervous and Gunny put us at ease with his wit and kind demeanor. He was never condescending and his individual attention to each member of the class was exceptional. I couldn't recommend him more.
Posted: 8/14/2012 • Link to this review
We took this course in preparation for the home defense course and had Gunny as our instructor. Not only was he very informative, but his quick wit and humor made the entrance fee worth the price for the laughs alone. Very informative about gun laws, gun safety and shooting instructions. One on one attention during the range time to assist in correct shooting technique. Recommend this course to anyone thinking of buying a home for home defense.
Posted: 8/11/2012 • Link to this review
Use of green, eco-friendly cleaning products when possible
Automated energy shut off (lights, heating/cooling system)
Switched from direct mail to e-mail marketing campaigns
Use of recyclable paper products and office supplies
Use of biodegradable plastic trash bags
Encourage employees to more of a paperless workplace
Recycle lead & brass in a safe and environmentally protective methodology
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