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    Well I have had it with my LGS. I have bought two pistols from them and had been buying ammunition. Now they are selling *reloads* for 48 cents per round. Then the other day I was drooling over would have been my third pistol purchase from the shop. I had dry fired a Sig P226 about 10 times and the store owner told me to stop dry firing it. He said it was OK to dry fire it 2 or 3 times to feel the trigger, but to stop it.

    I smiled, handed the gun back, and walked out to never return. BTW, that trigger was smooth!
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    The first time or the tenth? I think I would have asked you to stop also.
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    If I'm looking at buying a gun from a LGS and want to feel the trigger I always ask first... Usually one dry fire Is enough for me... Just my .02
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    10 times? Was he supposed to wait for you to start cracking walnuts with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaengus View Post
    Well I have had it with my LGS. I have bought two pistols from them and had been buying ammunition. Now they are selling *reloads* for 48 cents per round. Then the other day I was drooling over would have been my third pistol purchase from the shop. I had dry fired a Sig P226 about 10 times and the store owner told me to stop dry firing it. He said it was OK to dry fire it 2 or 3 times to feel the trigger, but to stop it.

    I smiled, handed the gun back, and walked out to never return. BTW, that trigger was smooth!
    I don't think the owner was being unreasonable. Customers are picky about new guns, and if they show marks of wear, the won't buy it.

    For example, did you ever notice the left side of a hammer on an 1894 Marlin lever action, or a 39A lever action? After a couple of hundred cycles a portion of the blue starts to wear off, and then customers wonder if the new Marlin is actually a used one.

    Or how about a revolver? Some customers don't want a turn ring on the cylinder when they buy a new revolver.

    Realize the owner probably sees lots of guys "playing" with his inventory. Suddenly he's selling a "new" Sig with 1,000+ dry fires. If anything, you should be appreciative that the owner is minimizing unnecessary handling of his inventory before he sells it to customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaengus View Post
    Well I have had it with my LGS. I have bought two pistols from them and had been buying ammunition. Now they are selling *reloads* for 48 cents per round. Then the other day I was drooling over would have been my third pistol purchase from the shop. I had dry fired a Sig P226 about 10 times and the store owner told me to stop dry firing it. He said it was OK to dry fire it 2 or 3 times to feel the trigger, but to stop it.

    I smiled, handed the gun back, and walked out to never return. BTW, that trigger was smooth!
    Sorry, but I think you're the one who's being unreasonable, unless the owner yelled at you or was very disrespectful. I think he has every right to limit your number of dry fires on new merchandise.

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    It don't take ten times to feel a trigger.
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    Ya, I guess you are right.

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    I agree with the others. If you are going to be a gun guy, you need to learn gun etiquette.
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    The weapon was still his , plus its not a big deal . But this did happen to me when i went to a mattress store and fell asleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaengus View Post
    Ya, I guess you are right.
    Live and ya learned. Carry on! :)
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    I would have to throw in with, well everyone else in the thread, and let you know that dry firing it 10 times or more is excessive. I wouldn't do that to my own guns without using snap caps, let alone thinking I could do it to someone else's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaengus View Post
    Ya, I guess you are right.
    Holy crap - somebody on an online forum actually accepted criticism! THESE ARE THE END TIMES!

    In all seriousness, you deserve a round of applause. It takes character to admit that you may have been in error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabraun98 View Post
    If I'm looking at buying a gun from a LGS and want to feel the trigger I always ask first... Usually one dry fire Is enough for me... Just my .02
    +1. I agree with you. Ask first, then once, maybe twice...that's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    Holy crap - somebody on an online forum actually accepted criticism! THESE ARE THE END TIMES!

    In all seriousness, you deserve a round of applause. It takes character to admit that you may have been in error.

    Now go back and buy that 226. You won't be sorry.
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