I'm friends with the local dealer, so he'll tell me up front if a particular gun has a problem, ie. bad ergonomics, poor accuracy, etc. I also prefer to handle a gun before I lay down the bucks. I once considered having a gun shipped to him, but he said he could get me one cheaper than paying shipping and transfer fees. He's lower than most big outfits(Sheel's, Sportsmen's Whse,etc.) And if he doesn't have it, he'll order it. HOWEVER, I still go to gun shows, looking for that deal of a lifetime!