Dumbest thing youve heard in a gun shop

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  1. wired

    wired Active Member

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    I was in Nichols guns in Rock hill a few months ago and bought a Ruger AR-15 receiver for a pistol project and just because I like to make Bill Ruger roll over in his grave. When I was filling out the 4473 the clerk made a point of telling me that even though it said multi on the lower whatever he put on the form as far as caliber it had to remain because that is what the ATF field agent told him and that I would have to engrave the caliber I make it on the receiver. I made a point of telling him that ATF field agents are usually sociology majors who couldnt get a job after college besides working for the government and don't know gun laws worth a squat until you get into the upper levels and that the agent had probably confused or mixed together some NFA rags with title one regs and just spit some fake knowledge out. He got mad and went away.
     
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    The sad thing is there are probably a few newbie AR builders running around with their caliber scratched into their lowers because of that :(
     
  3. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    'suppressors are illegal'
     
  4. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    ARs are Assault Rifles and should not be sold.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Well-Known Member

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    “He knows what he’s talking about, he’s in the nation guard, and he just got out of basic training for infantry a couple weeks ago.”

    pfft, I had to laugh and walk away before I said something that would hurt their feelings
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    "Don't worry, it's not loaded"
     
  7. BatteryOaksBilly

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    Now THIS is a Rare one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, one of my favorite gun show stories, it was at a booth of a gun shop so I think it counts.
    Dude was pushing diamondback pistols, had one that was identical to the LCP.
    He was trash talking the LCP and how this was better, so I poked in and asked, "What makes it better?"
    Genuine question.
    He said, "Well the Ruger is a plastic gun, it'll fail"
    "Ok, what's the DB made from, it looks the same"
    "Well it's a polycarbonate"
    So I replied, "Ok, isnt that plastic?"
    "No, it's polycarbonate, the LCP is plastic"
    "What's the difference?" I asked
    "You dont understand, the LCP is plastic, this gun isnt, it's polycarbonate"

    I smiled, chuckled, walked away
     
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    Climberman Unstealthiest Ninja

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    This glock is worth $2300.
     
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    Better buy it while you can, they are gonna ban them next month...
     
  11. LeeMajors

    LeeMajors Newly Empowered Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    A glock is the best you can buy. Pfft. ALMOST everyone knows that aint true.
     
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    All this will be gone if Hillary is elected president!
     
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  13. Schattenreiter

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    Heard that one a couple of times myself.
     
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    wrong thread dude, “the best advise you ever did get at an LGS” is Somewhere in the off topic sub forum
     
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    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    This is a great thread topic. I know I have SO many good ones but have to rack my brain. Been about 8 years since I been in the bottom sludge layer LGSs. My LGS for past 8 years has been the same fantastic resource.

    that being said, I’m currently an orphan without an LGS in N.C. as of yet so my stories will be from Canada.
     
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    JT credulous boomer rube Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    "The Glock 43X will be a collector's item within a year because Glock is only going to make a limited number."

    Tied with:

    "If you want to buy FMJ to use as a self-defense load, I won't sell it to you. Understand that I'm doing that for your own protection."

    (@BatteryOaksBilly should love this one!)
     
  17. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Remember seeing a booth at the GSO gun show FULL of ammo cans and some sort of 'news article' about Obama stopping the sale of ammo cans to civilians. It was all "Get them before the new Obama law goes in place next month!"

    Stupid
     
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    I've had folks ask me if I can make a holster for a Ruger or a .357. OK, which one. They don't know.

    Had a guy get made at me one time because I could not tell him if my holster would fit his 1911 all the while he was refusing to tell me which 1911 he actually had. Odds are about 95% it would work, but I was trying to make sure he didn't have one of the odd balls. Since, "I was too stupid to tell if my holster would fit his gun he was buying somewhere else." Good, go bother someone else.
     
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    Overheard someone say that Sig ammo only works in Sig guns. I died laughing.

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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts Supporting Member

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    "I load my own .270 bullets..... I load em extra hot so they don't drop."

    I reckon he had to step to the side after he shot so the bullet wouldn't come back around and hit him in ass. :D
     
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  21. wsfiredude

    wsfiredude Can't starve us out; Can't make us run Charter Member Supporting Member

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    From employees or customers?

    Customers:

    1) Why do you need that? (referencing the Stoner-designed rifle I was buying).

    2) That rifle is a piece of sh*t...good luck getting it to work right. (same dude in #1)

    3) I don’t think people oughta be able to have those. (yeah...once again...same dude).

    Was good and pissed right about then, so I asked him why. He said, “That’s too much firepower; ain’t anybody got any need for that kind of gun.” I told him if the AR is as big a POS as he claims and the rifle will not work right, then it shouldn’t be an issue. He gave me a dumb look (IMO, probably normal for him), got mad and stormed off.

    People need to mind their own f’in business.


    Employee:

    Hands me a Model 10 Smith. I open the cylinder, look and close it. He gets torqued and asked why I checked it after he had already done it before he handed it to me. “To make sure it is not loaded.”

    My rule: It is not unloaded until I visually confirm it is not loaded. No offense to anyone, but for me, the “I just checked it” dog don’t hunt.
     
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    I had a retired, retarded police chief who worked part time in a LGS, that told me I could not have more than 3,000 rounds of ammo legally. o_O
     
  23. Pink_Vapor

    Pink_Vapor “Not as funny as he thinks he is”, spouse Supporting Member

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    6+ months ago, as I walked into a Fuquay gun store and observed a clerk hand an old timer (I’m in my mid 50’s) a 1911. The old guy walked elsewhere twirling on his booger hooker. I asked the clerk if they would intervene, “It’s OK, he’s a regular”. I promptly exited.
     
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    LOL.....3000?

    That’s just a good start.
     
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    Most on here prob have lost that many in the backseat of their cars going to and from the range.
     
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    Well damn, I'm sure screwed then. I like to buy in lots bigger than that.
     
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    That's not even enough to shoot on a three day weekend.
     
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    That was of each caliber/brand/color of the box/ round count in each box/bullet weight , right???? Did I miss anything?
     
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    I buy that much every time I buy a gun. That's the min in min/max
     
  30. DrPhudd

    DrPhudd Joe thinks I'm clever

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    BS on multiple levels. polycarbonate does not react well to hydrocarbons. The gun would literally stress crack and fall apart after seeing most solvents.
     
  31. wired

    wired Active Member

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    Yeah I remember cleaning some polycarbonate damper bowls on a scale set years ago at a job I had during college. Brake cleaner seemed like a good idea. They literallu crumbled in my hands.
     
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    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

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    ...except you...I only kinda love you...
    I don’t have many, but I sure love the extreme bubba Mosins/Enfields/Mausers that are worth a ton because of all the “custom” work done on them...

    And yeah...3,000 rounds could probably be found under some of y’all a couch cushions...


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    “What your girlfriend/wife/daughter needs is ...” makes me cringe. Even worse when they complete that sentence with “... a small gun”.
     
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    As I'm looking at a Mosin-Nagant so Russian, Helen Keller has to eat borscht after being 10 feet from it: " That's a French Rifle from the Vietnam conflict"!!!
     
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    I had already dated my P228 to ~2000, but LGS employee swears that Sig quit making the P228 in the mid-90s. I must have a rare one!

    And that's just one instance from this dumbass employee. I refuse to deal with him. If he's the only one available, I'll wait til someone else is freed up.
     
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    I don't think that was dumb. To which i'll add, all this will be gone if bloomturd is elected president (including this forum).
     
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    Thankfully the Presidency is not a dictatorship and Congress still needs to get involved in making laws. That won't stop the store shelves from getting emptied of guns, parts and ammo like the last time around.
     
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    "Naw, I can't take no less, especially since it's already got the opticals on it."


    ( I actually heard that at a gun show, I hope that don't break the rules of this thread )
     
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    Me: Got any 32 acp ammo?
    Him: For a semi-auto?
    Me: No, I'll shoot it in my revolver.
    Him: It won't work in a revolver.
    Me: It will work in mine.
    Him, and two other customers at the counter: <glare> <all conversation stopped>
    ...not another word was spoken while I was in the store. Bought the box of ammo and left.
     
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    What's the least you'll take fer it?