Dumbest thing youve heard in a gun shop

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  1. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

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    He's up to taking his $3,000 to someone else.

    Which, when you think about it, is a perfect slap in the face.

    I HAPPILY took over half a grand in a sure sale on a 20 minute drive to another gun shop for pretty much this same thing.
     
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    Gun shop owner explained the wait for the phone approvals yesterday to someone wanting a Ruger 10/22. Prospective buyer wanted to know how to "get around" the approval. Shop owner was "You can fill out paperwork, pay me and we can wait to see if it gets approved before I close up, or you can do paperwork, pay me and pick it up sometime tomorrow, maybe. Guy left, must have drunk the "internet purchase koolade".
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    An Ode to the Straw Purchases

    “Hey there, my man,
    I’m looking for a nine.
    Lemme see that Glock,
    No, the Ruger looks fine.”

    He handles the pistol
    With a smile on his face.
    He waves his girl over,
    And she takes her place.

    “What do you think, girl?”
    She shrugs without a care.
    He places the pistol down
    While she blankly stares.

    Out from the pocket comes
    Cash, folded, still warm.
    “Mister, we’ll take the Ruger,
    Please bring her the form.”

    “Who here is purchasing?”
    “She’s buying it,” he’ll say.
    And out the door they go.
    No guns for them today.

    Out the door he’ll stomp.
    “I’m a victim,” he’ll cry.
    But the salesman knows better.
    NICS would certainly deny.
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    "how is this possible" instead of Prove It. His loss.
     
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    The slide wasnt locking back on my wife's 365 XL with one of the mags empty, someonen told me to send it to sig to get fixed, I told them they were in-f'ing-sane and I'm just going check it with the other magazine and get a new one and there's no way in hell I'm sending it to sig. Turns out it's just the mag like I said. Dumbass people are so fast to send a gun off rather than try to fix it themselves.
     
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    I’ve sent plenty back ‘cause they won’t hit anything. :(
     
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    You need new hands I think, or eyes, or both even
     
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    BU2scwMJL Board Games & Boom Sticks Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    @Jeppo's only natural enemy, Sig Lite night sights lol
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    Today an older idiot bought an AR with no range type ammo for sighting in or functionality check ... the shop had the high dollar match and HD/SD type stuff which he bought 1 box of Hornady Critical Defense (20 box). The owner tried to explain to the guy he needed to sight it in and make sure everything was right and he hoped to have some range ammo coming in tomorrow or Saturday and he’d put back a couple boxes for him since he had bought the AR. The guy said that one box was all he needed since he was just going to have it just in case down at the coast which is where he was heading tomorrow. The guy bought a new AR (a Del-Ton so it was at least decent beginner one but Murphy still pops up) but no ammo to test it or sight it in ... much less practice ... and then just 20 rounds “just in case”.
     
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    I'm hoping he had a magazine? Lol
     
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    One 30 rounder that came the carbine ... and it was the Scout model so it also at least did have the A2 front sight and Magpul BUIS rear but he didn’t buy a bag, CLP (and was told twice AR’s do need proper lubrication) or anything. I’m not to sure the guy even knows how to operate it.
     
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    Just checking, seems like he has no idea what else is going on lol!
     
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    Did they send back the test target showing <1MOA and a note of no problem found?
     
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    Hahahaha! That made me laugh, I currently have my P99 at Walther getting fixed, I'm waiting for them to tell me that exact thing.
     
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    What's all this about a p99 needing fixing?

    But yeah, i was at a sporting good store after the clean-out and some guy was scouring around everything for any 45acp. i said that there was one 50rd (fmj) box in front of me he could take (I already have a bunch and i don't usually shoot .45) and he gladly snatched it up and took off, mumbling something about how the only ammo he saw on the shelf cost a whole lot more than he thought it would. I looked where he was looking - he had been looking at defensive ammo and didn't seem to know the difference.
     
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    The Double Action doesnt work, single action is fine, but DA doesnt pull the striker back, it's just a bunch of clicking noises when I pull the trigger in DA.
     
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    Not true. Every time you shoot you hit something even if it is just the ground when the round runs out of steam. ;)
     
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    I believe that to be true on both counts.
     
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    Literally just left the gun store, never thought I'd see the type of people in there that I saw, and complete with straw purchase happening right next to me

    ETA the straw purchase people had 0 knowledge on how to operate a handgun yet she was buying 2
     
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    At a minimum the first is true. Rock Islands are fine examples of 1911 style pistols.
     
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    I've done stuff like that, but mainly because it's not my first and I already have a bunch at home.

    These are the people likely to be a problem. No idea what they're getting into and no responsibility.
     
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    Hope he's not coming to THIS part of the coast... we have enough idiots already...
     
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    I guess they never tried. Which revolver do you run your ACPs in?
     
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    Do you have any reasonably priced .223 ammo?
     
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    Try this Glock trigger. It’s really good.
     
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    You are wise. If I did not have my 2016 Z51, I would have bought a 2019 C7. GM priced them like they world was coming to an end. I talked to the GM of a large Chevy store and a major player in the heirarchy of a LARGE multi state ownership. Both said that most of the stores (dealerships in their vernacular) lost money on the last 6 months of C7’s to get “inventory” points. More points....more of the C8’s. The GM came tooling up in a $90K C8 so we could get a good look without the hovering salesman. We had an RV complex or compound at the ACCT in Greensboro. Cool car...

    Not for me. My C7 Coupe holds all my toys. I can drive to the beach for a week long timeshare and not be luggage challenged. I had a pet C5 and it finally got traded.

    if you have not done the Ron Fellows Driving school gig and you still have your coupon...DO IT. That is a hoot and I have done the Be Petty thingie at the CMT many times. You will get the ride of your life when your instructors take you out to show you HOW you should have done it. The folks that had the Z06 said that it was the ride of a lifetime. We clocked the Z51 times and they shaved several seconds off when they did the Z06 runs. The on board videos showed the RPM and G forces and maybe the speeds. That additional 200 HP does make it more thrilling. I don’t know how I would handle your monster....mine is enough to tame and to fear...
     
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    Ruger Single Six 32, Cimarron Lightning 32 and Smith 32s
     
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    Lord knows I don’t need any more assplosions in my life :rolleyes:
     
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    "We're closing indefinitely at 1700 today."

    (Dumb on a totally different cosmic level, especially when heard in a gun shop.)
     
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