Don't worry about it. Former Spelling Bee champs are AWAYS proud of their/there former achievements. :):):)
Several gun shops around here are a habitual hangout for morons, idiots, and know it all types. I merely try not to talk to anyone if and when I go in to look around.
I've heard my share of crazy stuff, or outright lies, or stone ignorance at gun stores and ranges and other places over the years.
These included the guy who bragged about owning a pair of ".38 snubnose revolvers" with "transparent pearl handles" that allowed him to see how many shots he would have left in his "clear plastic clips"
the guy who bragged about how his Norinco SKS had been issued to a secret airborne special forces unit of the PLA, you could tell because of the special mark on the barrel! and he would point to a standard factory mark. And shhhhh, don't tell anyone but it was a souvenir given to him by his Green Beret cousin who took it as a trophy after a firefight with this special unit in China during a covert mission during the mid 1990s.
Anymore... if I get an "expert" ...... I typically tell them "instantly" .... if I need your opinion I'll ask for it, if I don't know it .... I probably don't need to, and if I do... I won't be asking you. So, now please leave me alone.... or, this is what I want and / or want to know if you have.
I've seen toooooo many people that can't make change for a 98 cent item paid for with a $1 bill.
I went into a new-to-me local gun shop a couple days ago and there were a couple of noobs (they stated such) at the counter and a guy that worked there was giving them "expert advice." At one point, when he was going over why the S&W Snubnose Airweight 357 Magnum revolver was the best choice for new shooters, I apparently laughed a little bit outloud (I was at the counter behind him looking at 1911s). He turned around and asked me if I needed some help and I said, "No, just window shopping." Hey, who am I to interfere with his sale. I've got to practice my laughing to myself skills.