March 5th, 2006 06:10 PM
if you are a frequent customer, I would say something. maybe to the manager, and if it happened again, I would say something to the customer. kind of mosey over there while the fool is giving his speech (that could cost the customer their life), and same something like, you don't want to .22 for self defense, unless you have a squirrel problem....or something llike that....to get the peoples attention. I have made conversation before in the gun store when I have heard bad advice being given. I would rather have the worker mad at me, than to see the lady dead on the six o'clock news.
And yes it is the customers decision, but if they are new to guns and asking the "expert" for advice, then they are being deceived.
--people ask why I carry, and I show them this picture. I think it says it all.--
NRA Certified Instructor--many disciplines
March 8th, 2006 11:25 AM
You said he was already helping them when you walked in. Is this correct? Well, maybe they had informed him before you got there that she needed something in a smaller caliber. I am not saying this is the case, but if that is all you have to go on, give him the benefit of the doubt until you find out all the facts.
March 8th, 2006 05:31 PM
Hmmm, I don't think so. Well, not with all the .22 auto's that I've fired anyway.
Most .22’s autos will jam on you
Solved that problem, got a whole bunch of different in all types of calibers.
What does bug me is hearing a clerk promote only his or her likes and preferences just because they happen to only know about those.
Freudian slip maybe
I visit a lot of the local guns stores as i go buy
a lot of them during various working days.
March 8th, 2006 06:45 PM
I agree shot placement is the core of the matter but still a .22 is a small caliber. But I have no desire to get shot by one! As for taking what you can get and afford, you have it right. I own a Walther P22 and enjoy it greatly. Enjoy the sport!
Originally Posted by glocksmygun
"Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1
USN Retired Vietnam/Desert Shield/Desert Storm
March 11th, 2006 12:04 PM
When i worked in a gunshop years ago
i always tried to sell people the
largest caliber that they could handle.
I ended up selling plenty of 357mag
revolvers,plenty of ammo choices and
they could start with 38spl's and then
advance to +P's and 357mags.
March 15th, 2006 06:54 PM
I myself carry a p-220 most of the time , but my Arthritus is getting really bad, So i am in the process of testing a Sig Mosquito, i can
hit the target and there is no recoil to worry about. I think its better
then no gun at all because unlike a lot of the 25s and 32s its not
so small that i cant handle it, just my opinion.
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
By Sig229 in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: August 2nd, 2010, 12:16 PM
By Derrin33 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
Last Post: October 17th, 2008, 07:42 PM
By USPnTX in forum Defensive Carry Guns
Last Post: March 1st, 2007, 08:37 AM
By jason0007 in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: November 21st, 2006, 05:01 PM
By Joshua M. Smith in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: April 8th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Search tags for this page
gun store employees carry guns
Click on a term to search for related topics.
» DefensiveCarry Sponsors