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    A few moths ago I was driving by a rather upscale gun shop, and when I looked in the parking lot there was a fellow on the pavement with a store employee sitting on top. At first I thought it was a class on how to do restraints, but then I noticed there were no students. Turns out a customer had asked to see a handgun, the clerk handed it over, and the fellow headed out the door. The clerk was holding the customer until the local cops could get there.

    Now, when a customer asks to see a sidearm, the clerk locks the slide open and drops the magazine and hangs onto it before handing over the weapon.
    I'm so glad I do not work in retail any more...

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    Wow... can't wait. I used to work in loss prevention so hopefully that will give me some sort of edge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    A few moths ago I was driving by a rather upscale gun shop, and when I looked in the parking lot there was a fellow on the pavement with a store employee sitting on top. At first I thought it was a class on how to do restraints, but then I noticed there were no students. Turns out a customer had asked to see a handgun, the clerk handed it over, and the fellow headed out the door. The clerk was holding the customer until the local cops could get there.

    Now, when a customer asks to see a sidearm, the clerk locks the slide open and drops the magazine and hangs onto it before handing over the weapon.
    I'm so glad I do not work in retail any more...

    For me I always rack the slide back to slide lock, but I ALWAYS leave the mag in the gun. To me it serves two purposes:

    1) It lets them know that the gun and mag are clear upon visual inspection of the gun

    2) ITS FOR MY SAFETY!!! If I leave that mag in the gun then its one more step the person must take before they can load that gun with anymore than one bullet. I know that if that mag drops out, that they are either just checking that mag release or they are up to no good. I have gotten good at hearing or seeing that finger hit the release. But if I take that same mag out of said gun before handing it over to the person they slap a fully loaded mag in and they have a hot pistol ready for action.

    take my advice as you want, but this works for me
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    If you are looking for discounts on guns and ammo look at getting a job in the hunting department at sportsmans warehouse. After 90 days of employment you get six pro forms per year. Most companies do a really nice pro form some don't. You buy factory direct from the manufacturer at a steep discount. You can pro form one gun per company per year with a max of six pro forms. I bought 3 guns this way all below distributer cost. Ammo discount is decent, 10% off retail. I think there is a store in Phoenix if I remember correctly. Its no mom and pop, but you get to handle a lot of different guns and there are usually some knowledgeable people behind the counter.
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