Just a quick comment on your location info under your avatar.
That CCCP we all used to see on the Olympian uniforms is actually the Cyrillic characters for SSSR or what we know as USSR. My wife is Ukrainian and I speak & read the language enough to function in the land of short skirts and high heels. In fact, I'm a Male Order Groom.
Oh and to be ON topic, I have never bought from an organized shop. All my guns were private deals, mostly for the prices.