I called Clay Target Sports several times and no human being ever answered the phone. Always got an answering machine, which I won't talk to. Subsequently talked to Krieghoff, Int'l in Ottsville and got some moron who didn't even know Krieghoff was making LW sporter barrels with .740 bores....
I'd suggest either RK Sporting, Pacific Sporting or Hal DuPont. They seem to know what's going on.
I've found that John Herkowitz at Pacific Arms gives some pretty good answers to questions you might have about a K-80. He has obviously shot and thought about shooting a lot. I found Robert Paxton to be a nice guy but his answers to good questions were often meaningless drivel.
Pat McCarthy at Dawson Enterprises, not only is he a many time All-American, he uses Kreighoffs in competion, extremely knowledgeable, great person to deal with, and goes out of his way to help you, incinerate em!
You might check with Chris at Greenwood Sporting Arms in OR. I just got a K-80 from him. The guy literally bent over backwards to work with me. His pricing is very competitive and customer service is exceptional.
I made a very satisfactory purchase of the KS-5 Special from Joel Etchen several years ago - honest as could be with description and deal. I've also chatted with and bought gear from Gary at Rocky Mountain Clay Sports and would feel totally comfortable making a deal with him.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
I have three K80 combo's from Gary @ Rocky Mountain Clay Sports. His knowledge of the equip and performance is next to none. To date all his used guns are gone throught by an authorized gunsmith. The last thing Gary wants is a dis-satisfied customer. He has been a dealer since the early 80's. You can't miss with Rocky Mountain Clay Sports. John
Look, everyone's mileage may vary here and obviously many people above are happy with those they suggest.
For me, I did not enjoy my conversation with Gary at Rocky Mountain at all. I cannot give you any reasons so please don't think I'm bad mouthing him. His conversation style was just not to my taste...at all.
I tried to get real money pricing for some things from Rob Taylor but got mostly retail pricing info back which was not at all what I asked for.
Both John Herkowitz at Pacific Sporting Arms and Pat McCarthy at Dawson's provided the information I needed and quoted the best prices.
I am going to be buying from one of these guys and would be very comfortable with either.
So it sounds like there are a bunch of good folks out there to buy from so just call them all and see which one you like best, or buy close to home.
Bought my trap special and a stock lock from Pat McCarthy. Very happy with the deal. Also if you go to Dawson's website, they are going to have fixed choke trap specials, which I understand is exclusive to them. Bill