I plan to get a job at Sportsman's Warehouse at the gun counter soon.

I plan to get a job at Sportsman's Warehouse at the gun counter soon. Most of my firearms knowledge is more on the tactical side of things (ARs, AKs, handguns, optics, etc etc) but I assume at least half of my job is going to be dealing with fudds/hunters who want simple things like pump action shotguns or rifles in .420 Weathersneed or whatever the frick.
What kinds of knowledge should I have for that kind of stuff, and what are some good resources to learn from?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    recommend the worst guns to boomers and troons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If people inquire about what to get, recommend something ubiquitous i.e. 9mm, .308, .223, 12ga.
      If someone comes in and knows what he wants, don't try to talk him out of it.

      checked fpbp

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. If someone wants something and you have or can get it, don’t shit on it. I can’t tell you how many frickin firearm “gatekeepers” I’ve run across at the retail level. I don’t need your opinion or approval, Rusty. Just sell me the damn gun/ammo.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't overthink it. If customers ask for advice/opinions, then just draw on what you know. It's okay if your recs are a bit different from those given by your co-workers, as long as they're not outright moronic

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    inventory and basic book keeping skills are invaluable for embezzling. Remember that a corporation will Never pay you anywhere close to the value you bring in so you are well within your right to abuseyour position’s responsibilities and privileges for personal gain

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When they come in and ask for a recommendation tell them
    >DYOR
    and refuse to elaborate any further.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    70% of your day to day business will be pistols, full sizes simply won’t sell, and boomers will ask you about the most obscure cartridges you’ve never heard of
    >t. Works an army exchange gun counter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have bolt actions in .300 savage? Also I noticed you don't stock much .444 marlin. I'd like to talk to your manager regarding your ammo selection and availability right now. It's important to keep the customer happy. Oh by the way where's your .30 russian short? I see .223 and .308, even some 7.62x54 but none of that .30 russian short.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Break a hip and die.
        (However .444 is based and the only gun I regret selling)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You'll regret this. I hope you enjoy getting a visit from the better business bureau.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The gun manufacturers have videos that while they promote their own brand they inform you of the specifications customers are interested in. Once you have watched the video, passed the test you usually get credits for discounts for that brands items.
    Your store will give you a log in ID that allows you to choose the videos you want to watch.
    Ex. The gun counter guys choose gun information, the archery dept gays choose sticks and sharp metal bits, the clothes gays do the panty videos.
    TlDR; former Cabela's gun counter and gun library knower

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FFL here. Don't worry about it. You'll learn as you go along, and chances are you'll just be dealing with grandma who wants an EZ Shield in .380 more than Henry Hunter Huntington III looking for his 6th deer rifle.
    But in the meantime, just watch some Ron Spomer videos and read the specs on whatever optics SW has at the counter. That's where most of the money is anyway

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swear to god I have looted that shop in Seven Days to Die.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sportsman’s Warehouse
    These still exist? The one in my area closed in 2009.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They exist in white parts of the country. Just as pricey as Cabela's with half the selection.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes there’s a huge one in Tucson with no competition so don’t expect them to die any time soon

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If anyone tries to use a laser make sure they point it away from you, the beam can bounce off the display case glass and frick up your eyes

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You guys have any 12ga trap wads?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >12 ga trap wads
      Sir this is a sporting goods store. Doom wads are found on the internet.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speak about what you know. If you don't know say so. Not hard.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    spend time getting to know your inventory.

    be prepared to be asked questions you can't answer. learn how to find a satisfactory answer in a timely manner.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Former Academygay here. As other anons said, it's easy and not hard to learn, and you should definitely use you slow times to read up on technical specs. Main thing is to develop a strong nose for straw sales, which they'll teach you as well. Tune out the entitled and obnoxious boomers but remember that not all of them are fools, so when you get a wise old frick listen and keep him talking, and he's liable to come buy shit from you every week. Be firm about shit without being an butthole, cause this is one area of retail where you can always say no to a customer if you think they're sus.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >im getting a shitty retail wagie job
    how about you do something else instead

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