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Pawnshop moron

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jsalcedo, Nov 22, 2003.

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  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    I was at a local pawnshop looking at their new Bushmasters and MAK90s

    A British sounding fellow was managing the store at the time and was showing me the different AR15 type variations. There was a fellow gun enthusiast at the counter next to me looking at the SKS and mossbergs.

    I look up and the store manager is swinging the Bushmaster around
    with his finger on the trigger sweeping the other customer and myself.

    We both hit the deck almost simultaneously. The Store manager opens the
    action of the Bushmaster as the other guy bolts for the door cursing under his breath.

    Totally clueless the guy sweeps the muzzle over me again and I use my forearm to knock the muzzle toward the ceiling. I politely ask him to watch the muzzle and not point it in my direction again.

    The guy apologizes but still doesn't see what the big deal is.

    There is nothing like the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when you have a un-cleared weapon with a mag inserted pointed at your head.
     
  2. DMK

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    You have to exuse him for his ignorance. You see, they don't have guns in Britain.

    EDIT: I forgot to add this: :rolleyes:
     
  3. George Hill

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    No, there is no excuse for this.
    I'd not return to that store.
     
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Any and every gun shop person with that sorta cavalier attitude to guns should be required, by law, to carry out a self-inflicted shooting into one or other foot (their choice!) .. and we'll simplify things to ease their pain .. they can do it with a lowly .22lr .... should still ''make a point'' for the future!

    Sad when the guys who should know best, and most, about guns and safety - turn out to be as bad or worse than some of the morons at ranges.
     
  5. HABU

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    I am almost too embarrased to mention this.....
    This is my sons third year hunting. He got his first buck this year. While elk hunting I caught him hehind me with his muzzle pointed at my back as we walked down a trail.:what: :what: :what: Now, I can hear lots of you already, so I will answer that I have taught him the 4 rules, attended with him a hunters safety (heavy on the safety) class, reinforced the 4 rules many times, taken lots of occasions to point out safety contingencies, point out safety violations etc. So...when I caught him sweeping me I reamed him a major new one for several minutes. :cuss: :cuss: Never have I ever reamed him in such a manner. Needless to say, I kept a good eye on him the rest of the trip and he was making it obvious through his actions he got the messge.

    Sometimes people just need to get reamed to get the message.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    He needs to drop in here for some safety lessons.
     
  7. rayra

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    HABU, I hope you made him walk in FRONT of you after that, to drive the point even further home.
     
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I once got the time of day for less than a dollar in a pawn shop.
     
  9. Edward429451

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    That about sums it up. It's always the unloaded guns that get you. Rule#1.

    I'da been tempted to throw a bottle of hoppes at him to get his attention.:fire:
     
  10. ceetee

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    I was in my local gunshop a while back... The only reason I go there is because it's the closest pistol range to my job. The prices are kinda high. The salesmen are really nice guys, but... This one time, one salesman was showing various handguns to a first-time buyer who wasn't quite sure what she wanted.

    Naturally, the salesman had to put on his "expert" hat for the little lady. He likes Glocks, so he was extolling the G17's virtues, lauding it to the heavens. The whole time he was praising it's handling characteristics, he was sweeping it around the entire store (finger off the trigger...), showing her how "pointable" it is.

    He was talking about what to do if a burglar breaks into your home, and he even went on to say (I'm not kidding here), "...and at night, even if you can't see your target because it's too dark, you just point and shoot, and you'll still hit it..."
     
  11. telewinz

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    Its funny sometimes, at the pawn shop I frequent they are required to give you a quick safety/operation lesson on any firearm you buy. Most often the clerk gives me incorrect instructions and I have to teach HIM the proper way. LOL
     
  12. JackShandy

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    Rayras' sig said...

    Ha ha! If it was me, there would be the 'click' of a mag being replaced before the *ping*.
     
  13. Linux&Gun Guy

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    Hitting the deck is a good idea safty-wise but it could give the newbie the wrong idea that your joking around. Grab the gun and whack him with it! j/k :cuss:
     
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    That's REAL bad jsalcedo, I sympathize with you. I would have screamed some profanities for starters.
     
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    JackShandy, mag? mag? I don' neeed no steeenkin MAG! Fear the Garand!
     
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    When I see that happen I step back and loudly say "MUZZLE CONTROL"



    You can't insert the clip before the ping.
     
  17. James Bondrock

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    BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-*PING*
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Ha ha! If it was me, there would be the 'click' of a mag being replaced before the *ping*."



    M1 Garands do not work this way. ;)
     
  18. JackShandy

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    When I first read that sig., I didn't realize it was about a Garand (wish I had one). I first pictured someone shooting at a metal target. Unfortunately, in making my comment, I may have said too much about my own marksman, er, markspersonship (sorry, ladies) skills.

    By the way, that sig also reminded me of the early scene in the first Tremors movie (ie: the good one) where Kevin Bacon is trying to hammer a staple into the top of a fence post...

    <bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, tink, bam, bam, bam, tink>
     
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