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Old 01-09-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Picked out my gun at a local pawn shop this weekend and went to put on layaway. Clerk got 2 guns for me to check out and both of them made me want to shoot myself. He was pointing the muzzle all over and had no muzzle control at all. Also never did a check to confirm it was unloaded. I know they check before putting it in display but considering the percentage of accidental discharges that occur with "unloaded guns" he should know better. If I were the manager he would be fired. They should make firearms training mandatory if you are going to sell them. Even the managerwas timid because she said they terrify her but at least I didn't have a firearm pointed at me when she was helping me.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:09 PM   #2
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Just look at it this way, if an accident occurred---you or your significant other would be rich!!! hahaha I know what ya mean brother....everywhere you go, some folks just don't think!
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No such thing as a "unloaded gun" but I agree with the above post
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Not saying they are all better but that's one of many reasons to buy from a gun shop. Also most gun shops will blow pawn shop prices out of the water.
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I would have walked out at the first sign of jackassery.
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Not saying they are all better but that's one of many reasons to buy from a gun shop. Also most gun shops will blow pawn shop prices out of the water.
Only reason we aren't buying both guns at Mike's is funds. We have an m&p shield 9 for my wife on layaway at Mike's since they are 390 there on sale. We have 60 days to pay it off. We have 12 months at the pawn shop and got a shield in 40 s&w for me at 360. I would gladly buy new for both if I knew I could swing the 840(after taxes) in a few weeks but have $600 in boat repairs to do too, so put my gun on layaway at the pawn shop and will pay it off in about 4 months.
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Most all gun shops sell used guns as well. Also I believe Mikes/Scotts have 12 months same as cash too.
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I would have walked out at the first sign of jackassery.
I was tempted. I have been there many times without issue. All the other clerks are very familiar and comfortable with firearm safety and have had good experiences but the shift leader and store manager I dealt with today were idiots. I will not be dealing with those clerks anymore. If I walk in and see them I am walking out. They had some good deals on Penn reels that I saw too
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Most all gun shops sell used guns as well. Also I believe Mikes/Scotts have 12 months same as cash too.
They are 60 days or I would have gotten them both from Mike's
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They are 60 days or I would have gotten them both from Mike's
It's 12 months now. Jason just picked one up a couple days ago on that deal.
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