Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by spazzymcgee, Jun 4, 2016.
Woman: "Really? Where do you put the gas in?"
BTW, I messed up my paperwork and had to start over.
Whether it be someone who just watched a movie or played a video game and now wants to buy that gun (the legit ones, that have the money and are old enough), I say whatever floats your boat and gets you into shooting.
Back on topic, I did have a police officer come in and start chatting about his personally owned Saiga 12 and asking questions and casually mention he was going to cut the barrel down to 12". I asked if he had already done his form 1 paperwork or if he needed a hand and he had no idea that you can't just cut down the barrel below 18" on your favorite shotgun. We chuckled and so did he after we told him you gotta pay your $200 bribe to uncle sam first.
A kid (21 or so) in line at Cabelas saw me holding .380 ammo. He proceeds to tell me that a .380 won't even pierce the leather jacket I am wearing. I had a reply that I desperately wanted to say but chose instead to take the high road. The two guys behind me actually busted out laughing which caused me to laugh.
During that last ammo scare I was standing in the reloading section of Cabelas browsing the mostly empty shelves. They had just put out 9mm bullets so I grabbed a box. A guy walks up next to me and sees the bullets. I had a feeling that he was looking for factory loaded ammo but I didn't say anything. He proceeds to tell his wife that nobody in this store knows what they are doing, not the employees and not the other customers. He found where they hide the cheap ammo (how on earth did Columbus find the New World without this guys help is beyond my comprehension) and all of those other idiots can just stand over there and look at empty shelves. I thought it was best to keep quiet. He already had all the answers, so I figured there was no sense in me bursting his bubble. I'm not sure if you can return components or if it's like ammo and there are no returns.
Some fine young gentlemen were holding their pistols sideways & pushing them forward as the pulled their triggers. When asked why, they replied "It puts a better spin on the bullet."
I'd walked in on a Wed. night to pick up a pistol with my 4-year old son. As we approached the counter, I noticed a young "PA Cowboy" and his "gals."
(I don't know if that's just a PA thing, but the young guy in his early 20s, slim, tanned, dressed to the nines in western shirt, pointy boots, hyper-curled straw cowboy hat, big belt & buckle, and attended by two young ... uh ... "hotties" I think is the term, who'd turn heads on the stuffed critters hanging on the walls -- all looking like they'd just stepped out of a Country Music Television video. I mean, it's PA. The real cattle folks I know and work with wear coveralls, trucker caps, and rubber boots...but anyway...)
He's looking at an Uberti or some such SAA clone, and as we get there he takes a big step back and -- if I'm lyin', I'm dyin' -- starts TWIRLING it!
You ever see something so flipping unexpected you simply can't process it for a minute. That was me, and the counter clerk too, I think.
Hahaha! That's amazing! I would have had to pick my jaw up off the floor! I think it's something in the water at that place. I try to stick to Shydas and Richland Shooters (my favorite) but Cabelas is closer to my house so sometimes convenience wins.
I can't tell you how many gun store employees have called magazines clips.
One gun store owner refuses to sell 5.7x28 ammo because he refuses to sell those "cop killing bullets".
Yeah that would have to be one of those surreal moments when you see it but you can't really believe it just happened. Wonder if the "you broke it, you bought it" rule would apply to this idiot?
The words of gun salespeople is how this thread started. See my previous one here:
Me: Yes, Sir, we have magazines for many different models of thirty ought six; What model do you need one for?
5 second silence
Customer: I need a clip for a tree-o-six, dammit!
Me: I understand Sir, but I need to know which model. I can think of about 40 different magazines in thirty-ought six that we stock.
Customer: Whattaya, some kinda smart a__? I want a clip for a tree-o-six!!!
Me: <hangs up phone>
I'm pretty sure he wanted an en bloc for a Garand, but he didn't have to be that way about it.
I sold an air filter to that old man once. He responded to my attempts at more info by screaming "1980 PLYMOUTH!" louder each time. I snatched the old dirty air filter out of his hand and said "come with me, sir". I had to open a few boxes to find the right one and send him on his way. If he had not had the old one with him I would have picked any random model and engine of 1980 Plymouth and said cheerfully "here ya go!"
At that point, the guy got kind of huffy and replied, "Well a gun for shooting deer, of course. My friend is going to take me deer hunting and he told me a Savage is the best kind of gun to buy. I'm tired of paying high prices for meat in stores."
I walked off. I couldn't handle it anymore.
About 6-8 years ago, I got a call from my older brother who is in law enforcement. He knows I'm into guns. He said that his unit had a meeting to discuss 5.7x28, the "new cop killer bullets." He wanted to make sure I didn't buy a 5.7 because of this. His force was taught that they were "cop killers." LOL
Was in my LGS when a fella walks in carrying a Glock of some type in a nylon, ill fitted shoulder holster. He asked the counter guy if he had any RIP ammo. Counter guy said no he didn't carry it.
Customer said, "Well you need to get some, it will drop anyone with one shot anywhere you hit them."
Counter guy said, "No ammunition will do that unless it hits a vital nerve center. But I have some good defensive brands here you can try."
Customer said, "Nope, RIP is guaranteed to kill them instantly, anywhere they are hit."
Counter guy asked, "Who told you that?"
Customer said "Read it on the internet."
And then he left.
It's not just that Cabela's and certainly not just a PA thing. I witnessed the same thing, at the Hamburg store, about a month ago w/ someone thinking bullets were loaded ammo. The store employee could not convince this guy that they were just bullets. He easily hasd ten thousand across a wide range of calibers in his cart. I just stood there and watched it all go down. He purchased it all because I made sure I was behind him in line to see if he bought it all. You really can't fix stupid.
Shooting while making a throwing action with your shooting hand can make bullets fly around corners too.
As the bullets are all going downhill.
It also makes you appear bigger to the opposing males.
It's a primal instinct.
I think I would have removed the jacket and acted as though I was offering it to him to wear while "we test this out."
And I'm willing to bet that "it wen't off" = he pulled the trigger
wife said it
Funniest question I have ever heard at a gun store was, my wife asking, why I needed another shotgun.
No, I'm not being a jerk about the whole clip/magazine thing. And really, it's not an unreasonable question.
...Except when we are talking about a Mossberg 500 .
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