I am thinking about buying a P/W 800 plus and was wondering if it matters weather you buy from a dealer or the factory. I believe the price is the same either way. Any advice is appreciated. thanks, Dale
I know your question was "dealer or factory", and all the suggestions were very good choices, but if you keep watching the F/S category, you can find one that is in very good condition for a very reasonable price.
A gentleman on here by the name of John Ertel had a used one for sale, that was in very good condition and reasonable asking price. I would have bought but I found one with a motor as well. He may still have it for sale if you want used. I don't recall his screen name.
Go with a dealer. They are the guys who support this site and work hard to provide customer service. Jim Skeel has some cool pieces-parts, especially the terrific machined aluminum top plate; but he doesn't do credit cards, so there's the check delay, thing. Jim White is on the phone in a minute and ships the same day with your card, + he's the go to guy for information & diagrams on his great website. Jim Cunningham, in FL, has amazing shipping and has a bunch of hard to find parts, plus he attends the big shoots here in the East.
I have a new Patriot 12 gauge, my own personal one that has reloader NO MORE than 250 SHELLS on it. I want $1100 out of it, or a new one is $1250. It was the very first Patriot ever shipped out of the factory.
I just don't reload much any more. I just shoot new shells and let'm fly.