Have you ever been bamboozled by the gun store clerk?

Have you ever been bamboozled by the gun store clerk?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LGS guy told me that their nickel cased, 62gr frangible was idea for home defense. Being a gullible, first time AR-15 owner, I bought 60 rounds of it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ... is it not? Do we have the same gun store?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Frangible loads are for steel targets, competition shooting. They pulled the wool over our eyes

        https://i.imgur.com/qQAWFT5.jpeg

        I mean, as long as the intruder isn't covered head-to-toe in body armor, that ammo should be fine, no? You will be shooting him at less than 10 yards inside your home. Kinda' think any ammo coming out of a rifle would be perfectly good.

        You don't want projectiles that could be defeated with rib bones. I'd rather have 55gr VMAX

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, as long as the intruder isn't covered head-to-toe in body armor, that ammo should be fine, no? You will be shooting him at less than 10 yards inside your home. Kinda' think any ammo coming out of a rifle would be perfectly good.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        snAK-47

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ... is it not? Do we have the same gun store?

      I used to think frangible was useless outside of training as well. Then I found it was actually very handy for shooting vermin even from 9mm. And I saw some gel pen tests where it did significantly better then I'd have expected, same as me shooting it at various thicknesses of wood. Vs steel or rock, yeah goes right to powder. And the risk of ricochet is clearly massively lower and lower risk. And the accuracy at real distance isn't great.

      But at <10yd vs something unarmored at rifle velocity? Would do more then sting. Still not what I use since I don't have to care about overpen at all but LGS guy in that case actually sounds surprisingly forward thinking. Normally some boomer LGS dude would be like
      >"hollowpoint 45 or 12ga or it'll bounce off ars aren't for home defense son plus you'll get prosecuted"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Might be onto something there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ... is it not? Do we have the same gun store?

      https://i.imgur.com/qQAWFT5.jpeg

      I mean, as long as the intruder isn't covered head-to-toe in body armor, that ammo should be fine, no? You will be shooting him at less than 10 yards inside your home. Kinda' think any ammo coming out of a rifle would be perfectly good.

      >frangible was idea for home defense. Being a gullible, first time AR-15 owner, I bought 60 rounds of it
      ...you mean it's not good for home defense? I didn't know that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't trust my life to something that struggles to cycle

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why would it struggle to cycle, are you buying the super downloaded cheap stuff or something?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Frangible projectiles have a greater chance of disintegrating inside the barrel

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I bought a S&W 645 from a shop. The clerk tried to screw me out of two of the magazines that came with the gun. I pulled out the receipt and said he’d better find them in the back before I demand he refund them if he couldn’t produce them when I picked up the gun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The clerk tried to screw me out of two of the magazines that came with the gun

      Long story time:
      Also, I'm a little drunk so the grammar may suck.

      Had some fricking punk ass millennial at a Cabela's take the extra mag out of a SR1911 45 and try to steal it.
      I literally watched him open the case to check the numbers and in the process he placed the extra mag behind another case (they check these on a shelf behind the display case where you are standing).
      Of course during the process they always say how many mags the gun is supposed to come with and he did say 2.

      After the sale was completed I opened the case to find only one mag in it, closed the case, and asked to speak with the store manager. The dept manager came over and I made him call the store manager. Once he was there I told them they needed to call security and everyone's eyes got really fricking big (I didn't realize it then, but in hindsight maybe they thought I was either going to shoot up the store or I was a fed).

      Once the store manager got there I told him that his employee was "a fricking thief" and that he stole one of my magazines. They immediately opened the case and found, of course, only one in it. They asked the clerk where the other one was and he said:
      "I thought the other one was already in the gun so I took the extra one out and put it here". He then shows them where he hid it.
      I immediately called him out on this bullshit reply and asked how he was going to account for the extra inventory, and why did he hide it and not tell, or ask, anyone else about it.
      The store manager gave it to me, and profusely apologized.
      I stopped him during his apology and told him "that guy needs to apologize, not you"
      The clerk said he was sorry. I told him that he was only sorry he got caught.
      I emailed Cabela's and they sent me some typical "we are looking it" letter.
      I went back there the following week and he was fired.
      Hopefully they pressed charges as well.
      Frick Him.
      I hate a fricking thief

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Makes you wonder how many more people he pulled that same stunt with. Seems like he had an answer ready.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really. Even when I was just getting into guns, I knew that any question worth asking has already been answered over and over online, so I'll go do a bit of research and come back if I want to buy it. The gun, optic, or whatever will still be there tomorrow.

        I bought my LCR in 2022 and it didn't have the soft case in the box that I thought it should have. I've wondered if someone stole it out of the box, but I didn't really care enough to ask about it. I've always been curious about how often things disappear from gun boxes, like when companies run a deal for extra mags that come with the gun, how many of those extra mags end up on the shelf?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For a very brief time I worked at a shop where the owner would take ALL the accessories or spare mags from whatever he sold, and (attempt to) sell them separately. I quit after a week of watching him trying to israelite people out of what they paid for. And yes, he was a turbo-israelite.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That guy deserves to burn in hell for that bullshit. Let me guess, he’d charge you full price or more for the original mag that came with the gun?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he’d charge you full price or more for the original mag that came with the gun?
            Kind of, he'd try and push a cheap aftermarket mag, then if the customer pitched a fit he'd try and sell the factory mag "at cost", and if looked like they were going to walk on the deal, he'd "throw it in ".

            >That guy deserves to burn in hell for that bullshit

            Not long after I quit, he ended up getting railed by the ATF for shitty record keeping and fricking about with grey papered NFA items. He did a few years in prison and last I heard turned into a hoarder/slumlord.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And nothing of value was lost

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember going to Cabelas as a kid thinking it was the greatest store ever and couldn’t wait to be old enough to buy stuff for real. Now it’s too far away and I still haven’t been, but I’ve heard too many horror stories now so maybe I lucked out. I do however have a sportsman’s warehouse literally a block away. Man I love it. Prices are mid but the staff are always friendly and have hooked me up a few times. And their ammo is always stocked at a moderate price. Already bought 2 guns from them so far and been very happy with it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've bought two guns from Cabelas, but they were a Mossberg 590 and a used SW Model 10, so no real opportunity for any potential frickery on their part.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick no. I did get hoodwinked though.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost
    >order beat to shit surplus CZ82 because my Mak ain't cutting during the 2020 summer of love and I still have thousands of rounds of 9x18
    >have it shipped to am FFL I've never used
    >"Something Something Tactical" super tryhard larpers but they were close to my house and my other FFL shut down so whatever
    >owner of the shop calls me when it comes in
    >"Hey anon we got that gun you ordered, but it's all kinds of fricked up, the finish is absolutely horrible. We can cerakote it for like $100 if you'd like"
    I paid $350 for it as a CCW, politely declined and never usd them again, eventually found an old boomer still doing $20 transfers out of his car/gun store.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You wouldn't believe some of the stuff they do to screw someone over when it comes to ammo.
    >Be me
    >at LGS hoping to score some ultra high velocity .22lr to test out a heavy recoil spring I got for my bubba'd 22
    >In line behind some boomer buying some nylon fishing line that was in the 12 gauge ammo shelf for some reason
    >Behind him is some Pseudo emo semi goth chick who looks like she just shoplifted all her chlothes from a Hot Topic
    >mfw she looks at me with a scowl and says I "look like a gay who listens to Spitfire."
    >I didn't even say anything or stare
    >Retort with "yeah well that choker looks like ass and then some"
    >Smooth
    >She flips me off and approaches the counter
    >She wants one of those fake blood splattered green zombie shotguns
    >Says it would look "killer hanging in her pad"
    >While doing a background check the clerk asks what ammo she wants and recommends birdshot
    >They clearly had an abundance of it
    >She calls the clerk a dumbass and say's it's an authentic wall hanger not a home defense gun
    >I'm up
    >Before I even ask the clerk he says "just a heads up we ain't got no 22"
    >Ask if he might have some in back but he just tells me they only have .22 short and .22 extra long
    >Whatever that is
    >Start to leave and the guy behind me asks for a box of CCI 22
    >As I'm walking out the door the clerks says "yup just got a shipment this morning"
    >I eventually wound up losing the heavy spring disassembling my .22
    Fricking Gunstop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I hope the guy behind you made the clerk scan every box individually to prevent any electrical infetterance.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frankly your story makes the clerk sound kinda good, like he's a poor dude who has to deal with a stream of true absolute morons and probably mixed you up with that and/or couldn't give a frick anymore.
      >While doing a background check the clerk asks what ammo she wants and recommends birdshot
      >They clearly had an abundance of it
      I mean to some moronic goth b***h who apparently just wants a "zombie shotgun" for looks and has likely never fired a gun in her life? Yeah I'd recommend the lightest finest bird shot possible too if she wanted any ammo and call it "zombie shot". Mildly less chance of her fricking up other people if she somehow decided to try using the thing on a drug fueled melt down.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >zombie green shotgun
      Impeccable taste. Wish that made a comeback

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ultra high velocity .22lr to test out a heavy recoil spring
      uhhhh that's not how that works you need heavier boolits for heavier springs, not faster
      >mass !=velocity y'know

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A cheap WML that was actually okay, but it wasn't nearly as valuable as the guy said it was. Bought three guns there but they got me that time.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bought a DPMS AR from cabellas
    >didn’t come with iron sights, gas block was one of the shitty railed ones that was like a full 1/4th inch lower than the receiver rail
    >clerk convinced me to get a shitty airsoft chinesium red dot for 100 more bucks
    >take it shooting the next day, after 2 magazines the red dot’s glass literally pops out of the frame

    I was fricking moronic at 18 years old. Can’t believe I spent 800 bucks on that setup in 2012

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based DPMS. My uncle gave me once a few years ago and it’s been a boondoggle of a project. Basically a Theseus rifle, with the lower and trigger being the only original component left.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was kind of fun to kit it out with absolute bottom of the barrel poorgay stuff but I eventually sold it to a friend for way less than I bought it.
        >UTG quad rail hand guard
        >plastic magpul BUIS
        >Bushnell TRS red dot
        >m4 buttstock from a tippman 98 custom kit that inexplicably fit on the buffer tube
        >magpul foregrip

        It was an abomination but it made for fun range days

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to gun store in 2017 or so
    >act like I don't know anything
    >look like a timid anti gun nerd
    >clerk tries to sell me a P250 in .357 SIG
    >obviously a piece of shit they can't sell regardless of price
    >"Yeah anon, this is the newest army gun, they just adopted it, Sigs are the absolute best, it's amazing, and it shoots .357 Magnum ammo."
    >act interested
    >"If you buy it right now, I'll include a free holster and laser!
    >garbage Uncle Mike and airsoft Chineseum
    >mfw

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My p250 9mm blew off the ejector when I tried +p ammo in it.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does it count if the clerk bamboozeled himself?
    >be me, eurogay
    >find H&K SL7 at LGS
    >erection.gif
    >stock is kinda beat up, but all the steel/bluing still looks brand new
    >price tag says €800
    >talk the clerk down to €550
    >do paperwork, pay and leave
    >return to pick up rifle a month later after the relevant authorities had processed and approved all the paperwork
    >walking out with rifle
    >clerk yells "Hey, wait a minute!"
    >he hands me a new-in-the-box original 10-round mag for the rifle
    >tells me I can have it for free because it's been gathering dust on the store shelve for 2 decades
    >thank him
    >go home
    >try to order additional mags online because the rifle only came with a shitty little 3-round hunting mag
    >realize that the 10-round mags are unobtanium and cost like 200-300€ each if you ever find them for sale
    >old price tag on the mag I was given for free says 15€
    >clerk probably didn't realize how much it was worth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The gun store I like buying from threw in a 15 dollar holster for my p89 when I bought it because they seem to care more about moving as much inventory as possible at msrp than nickel and dining people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah, it happen a lot in euro stores specially in western countries, the mags are worth a lot sure but at that price tag only collectors would want to buy them, so at this point you might as well get rid of it to store more ammo boxes that you are sure will sell in no time

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking hate when this happens. Werewolves shouldn't be allowed to own gun stores.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, the 2A applies just as much to werewolf-americans as it does to you, me, and vampire-americans.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The constitution should have never been amended to allow the undead, some type of dark hypnosis was probably used.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also, how many people who work in gun stores even wear ties? That’s a red flag right there

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gary Larson was the man

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to LGS
    >Walther P88 for $300 on the shelf
    >store is very busy
    >ask clerk for assistance after a lengthy wait
    >says it'll be just a minute
    >goes off to the side and eats a sandwich
    >never comes back
    >I couldn't wait any longer and had to leave

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