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I am pretty upset about the treatment that I received at a gun shop today (and recently) and just want to see what others think.
This afternoon I went into the gun shop located near the State Gamelands where I shoot. I wanted to pick up some targets and some sight paint to use on 2 of my guns. I realize this is not a large purchase but they never gave me time to even walk through the door before being very disrespectful. As I came in the door an older man who worked there fired off sharply "Can I help you?" I kindly said "I'm just looking to pick up some targets and stuff." He proceeded to come out from behind that side of the counter to follow me over to the other side of the counter where the targets are located. The whole time he is looking over my shoulder at ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING I am doing. I asked where the sight paint was and he pointed me to replacement fiber optic tubes with a snappy voice. Not seeing them I payed for my 4 targets and left.
I felt like this guy expected me to be a criminal. The first time I went to this shop was with my family and I bought my first gun there with great service. I was pissed that the last 2 times I went to buy a gun there I got disrespect about the guns I wanted to buy when I asked about if they could get them (both were no).
I feel as though I got serious disrespect from their staff because I am younger (22). I did call to speak with the manager and he is not there but will be tomorrow morning. I plan to tell him about the disrespect I have gotten at his shop over the last 6 months and will no longer be shopping there. I have found a new very small gun shop in the area which I plan to go to tomorrow and check out. I have bought my last 2 guns at big box stores because this shop could not get them and I have had excellent at my near by Big Box Store, including when they no I am just doing my homework and thinking about down the line.
I am done with this store but am trying to figure out why I keep getting this disrespect from this shop. I am wondering if I am getting this disrespect because of my age. Have any others experienced this.
I will tell the guy working the counter the truth when I walk in. If I am just looking I will tell them that or I will tell them exactly what I want when I walk in and will start the doing the papers with in 5 minutes when I plan on buying. But I am not cheap, I have bought all three guns I own in the last 9 months, spending over $1,200 in guns and shooting 250 rounds every 2 weeks and have spent over $200 on holsters for my carry guns.
Thanks for listening to my rant.