Start my second job on Friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I wonder if I'll get to clean all of the rentals.. I WOULD LOVE THAT!

    I love cleaning guns!
    Send me your shipping address, I'll send you a box full that need to be cleaned.

    Congrats on the job, it is fun to work at a range... but it does get old in a hurry. Dont get your self burned out, its easy to do, then you really wont want to go to the range anymore. Thats what happened to me, and thats why I get so salty in some posts. I worked P/T for years on a range, then managed one full time in my college years.
    Now I run a LE only one, thats much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I'm getting my slide re-blasted.. Does that count?
    YES
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Send me your shipping address, I'll send you a box full that need to be cleaned.

    Congrats on the job, it is fun to work at a range... but it does get old in a hurry. Dont get your self burned out, its easy to do, then you really wont want to go to the range anymore. Thats what happened to me, and thats why I get so salty in some posts. I worked P/T for years on a range, then managed one full time in my college years.
    Now I run a LE only one, thats much easier.
    I honestly don't know how long this is going to be for. My husband is trying to get us relocated to Virginia and it could happen in a year or three months. There's no way of knowing, but I know we aren't staying in PA for MUCH longer.

    I've always wanted more exposure to other types of guns. Yeah, I shoot a lot but I have REAL experience with only a hand full of guns. I want to get to know the other ones and the only way I'll do that is by spending time around and with them.

    I was told it would get boring and I was warned that it would get tedious, but, hey, I worked at a grocery store for 3 years.. tedious was the name of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
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    I was told it would get boring and I was warned that it would get tedious, but, hey, I worked at a grocery store for 3 years.. tedious was the name of the game.
    Who ever told you that is right. The novelty of it does rub off. It does provide some great experiance in the gun world, experiance you only can get in one place. Your knowledge will grow really quick.
    If I were you, I'd absorb all the information you can and set yourself up for something else later. I have an idea for you to think about...
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    Congrats!!!

    Combine a hobby and an occupation: BRILLIANT!

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    where the Colt and the Kimber play....

    Stay safe & enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    WHAT!?!?!?! 12 inch groups with an AR at 5-7 yards?? That's just... unspeakable.

    These were my last groups with an M-4 at 100 yards (we went shooting on Saturday) and I was still upset I wasn't grouping as well as I'd like...

    Yes, unspeakable and pathetic. Your spread at 100 matches theirs at 7, only your hits are mostly central with some flyers. These guys were truly grouping that big, with no discernable area where most rounds went. Both guys. I swear this on the reliability of my carry gun.

    Don't ashamed of your 100 yards groups, they look a better than mine if I'm shooting offhand. I'd like to improve too. I can tighten them up decently if I use a sling or lean against a tree or something. I think I'm pretty good prone. What can I say, I'm USAF trained. I bet I could whip your Marine hubby at paperwork though.
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    congrats on the job! keep us posted ...
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    Wow. Add me to the jealous list...

    Congrats!
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    Sounds like a perfect job for a shooter like your self. Let us know how it goes!

    Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Oh they weren't shooting long guns.. they were shooting pistols at a rifle target at seven yards. It wasn't "scary" per say, but it was annoying and a bit unnerving.

    I guess I'm going to be seeing a bit more of that, but what can you do?

    Pistol whipping.. anyone?
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    Good luck.
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    Congrats on the new job. The benifits sound great. It's great when your job is something you love to do.

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    Hey Limatunes,

    How'd your first day go?

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    WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

    I had a very good first day. I am now known as "the 1911 girl."

    We bring in new guns to be used as rentals for a year and then sold as used after their time as a rental expires and we got a brand new Kimber CDP II. They shoot the new rental guns to make sure there's nothing wrong with them and I whined just enough so that the manager let me do the first shots through it.

    As fate would have it the thing was failing to fire.

    I took it to our "service area" and started stripping it down. One guy marveled at how such small hands could work a gun so quickly and called for the rest of the guys to come and "get a lesson on how to take down a 1911."

    I had an audience as I cleaned, oiled and reassembled the Kimber. Afterwards it was shooting better, but I think it's still going to have to go through somewhat of a brake in period.

    So then some guy comes in with a full size Springfield 1911 and complains that it's not locking to the rear on the last shot and he wants a new recoil spring.

    I ask him if I can look at it.

    I tell him it's more than likely a magazine problem and that after that he should check the slid stop as the recoil spring should have little to do with his problem.

    He bought a new mag off me and went on his way.

    I got to school a guy on the difference between SA and DA and he couldn't stop raving about how smooth the SA was after only ever shooting DA.

    All in all it was a good, educational, fun day. When we have no customers we stand around and talk about guns and I learned a little more about scopes and revolvers and got to watch a Glock get stripped to nothing and a new trigger get installed in it.

    I was also told I could clean all of the rentals.. YEAAAAHHHH!!

    I'm getting paid to play with, shoot, talk about, take down and clean guns.. What more could I hope for? I'm happy!

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    GREAT! Go lima go .... you show em!

    Sounds very good and glad it was enjoyable.

    Well pleased for you and just wish I could have had the pleasure of being a customer there today
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    My husband came in and was a little bit of a customer to me...lol. He was haggling me, trying to trip me up, but I held my own!

    Ohhh Ohhh. I ALSO got to teach a guy how to break down an AR and showed him the differences between the Colt and a Bushmaster ARs we have there (other than just the price tag) and the differences between the A3 and A2.

    He didn't believe me when I said that they could shoot up to 100 yards and I assured him that I just did it last week and they can go much farther. He still had difficulty believing such a little bullet could go that far.

    He asked me how hard it was to take it apart and clean it. I got to show him. It was a blast.

    The manger said, "Good, now we have a resident AR expert." I wouldn't go that far, but it was a compliment anyway.

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