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Gunshop Addicts

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yohan, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Yohan

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    I'll admit it! I'm a gun shop addict. I routinely stop by the gun shop and browse around although I know I can't buy anything (will have to wait 5 more years to buy hand guns legally), but I don't see any harm in looking around. At least I'll be well informed when I am old enough to start stock piling them legally.
     
  2. Sisco

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    How to tell you're a gun shop addict:
    When you walk in, everyone turns towards you and yells "Norm!"
    You know the history of 90% of the guns taken on trade because you were there when they were traded.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    :D ...and your point is? :rolleyes: How about if you got a Christmas card from 2 of your favorite shops?
     
  4. Wakal

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    The local gun shops have your number on speed-dial as a consultant.


    You are hanging around the local gun shop on Christmas Eve, minding your own business (and selling rifles for the owner), and the owner sends a customer who is looking for an oddball part down to 'your' end of the counter because he doesn't have that part in stock.

    And you happen to have one in your truck's toolbox.






    Alex
     
  5. Schuey2002

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    You know that your an addict when you walk in and the dealer lets you wonder around behind the counter.

    Or when you look at the person behind the counter and say something like,"Hey,where all the XYZ brand handguns that were here yesterday? Did you sell them?!" :D :D
     
  6. G-Raptor

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    Bingo!! :D
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    LOL :D This thread is just the funniest I've seen in a very long time! ...kinda hits too close to home tho :(
     
  8. Yohan

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    You walk in and the owner let's you watch the store while he goes off to watch the game.
     
  9. Preacherman

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    I second that, 10-ring... of all the incidents/events described here, most of them have happened to me! It's still funny when my dealer invites me to wander around behind the counter and look around. Now and again, a customer will walk in while I'm doing that. Many of them know me, and we greet each other cheerily, but sometimes a stranger comes in, sees a priest (wearing clergy collar) behind the handgun counter, fondling a Glock or something, and does the most wonderful double-take you've ever seen! :D
     
  10. sm

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    When you get a phone call on your day off and the gunshop owner says, "Hey, we're outta coffee, pick up some & donuts on your way here".

    "Hey, I forgot to open that safe", and you open it for him.

    When the gunowner says he has already filled out the paper work, including your CHL "just sign and pay"
     
  11. Politically Incorrect

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    "Sometimes you want to go
    Where everybody knows your name,
    And they're always glad you came;
    You want to be where you can see,
    Our troubles are all the same;
    You want to be where everybody knows your name."


    How about a show like Cheers set inside a gun shop?

    Just think Cliff Clavin, the postal worker, with his hands on an AK!
    :p
     
  12. sm

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    But OUR Sam is a whole bunch smarter, and more witty than the one Norm had;)

    Don't think you'd hear "gonna buy a round for everyone"
     
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    You spend your time there even when you are off the clock. Where else can you have so much fun.
     
  14. John Galt

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    I tore out the yellow pages & visited every one within 30 miles. Didn't find a single one that seemed to want customers though. It should be much better when I move to the country.
     
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    ...when you don't show up for two weeks and they send you a get well soon card.
     
  16. ruger357

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    I got a Christmas card from my gunshop owner.:D
     
  17. Ledbetter

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    Never-fail indicator

    The owner introduces you to his dog, who licks your hand.
     
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    When you walk in, everyone turns towards you and yells "Norm!" Check, although not Norm.
    You know the history of 90% of the guns taken on trade because you were there when they were traded. Check
    The local gun shops have your number on speed-dial as a consultant. Check, although I don't know about speed dial.
    the dealer lets you wonder around behind the counter Check
    The owner introduces you to his dog, who licks your hand. Check, not only have I been introduced to the dogs, but when I come in, he lets both dogs in so they can see me.
    How about when someone comes in to the shop to sell something and the dealer says, I don't want to buy it, but I know someone that probably does and calls you.
     
  19. RustyHammer

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    Your gun shop has your cell phone, direct-dial office number, secretary's number, E-mail address all on file. Also has your home number, and knows NOT to use THAT one -- because your WIFE might answer it (He doesn't want to get you in "hot water" with her. She also knows his name and caller I.D. )

    and/or ..

    He has a large corner of his gun safe set aside for things "Rusty" orders!

    :p :D :)
     
  20. Dave Markowitz

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    When you enter the shop and the owner asks you where your old man is, and why he isn't with you. :D
     
  21. MountainPeak

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    When the owner considers your personal collection backup inventory!:)
     
  22. Flatfender

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    How to tell you're a gun shop addict is when you walk in when they're really busy and the owner stops what he's doing to wait on you. Knowing that a sale is forthcoming.:D
     
  23. Roadrunner

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    Don't overlook your local pawn shops as well. You can find some real gems there.
     
  24. Cosmoline

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    I must admit, they know me by name at most of the Anchorage gun shops. I browse for about a year, then buy something ;)
     
  25. agony

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    You're an addict when...

    ...the first person you think of after your family to invite to your wedding is your local gunshop dealer!
     
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