Until recently, I'd rather spend my dollars in a local gun store rather than at Wally World or online, simply to keep the stores in business.
After having gotten back into guns in the last year after a long layoff, I've found that most gun store staff are rude and quite a bit on the "I know more about everything than you do" side of an attitude.
I confess...I don't know everything about firerarms, but I do know a lot. The last thing I need is some yahoo behind the counter looking at me like I'm the south end of a northbound mule when I ask a question or, worse yet, ignore me altogether in order to pay attention to the good ole boys hanging out there.
I don't need some wisebutt gunsmith explain to me that my European firearm's dovetail isn't the "standard" dimensions because it's metric.
No crap, Sherlock. I figured out long ago that the whole world, excluding us, is on the metric system. Now answer the question: can you fit me a new sight?
If I ask if he can reshape the trigger, I believe that's pretty much a yes or no question.
If I ask to see the M&P 40 in the counter, don't tell me you don't have one and go on yakking with your buds. I can see the pistol sitting there. It's a glass case, dummy.
I've been getting much better response dealing online than I have with the local stores.
Is it me? Or is anyone else having this problem?