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#1 St.James

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Posted February 14 2016 - 01:59 PM

I've been thinking if I still need to share this bad experience of mine of one of the gun store in Long Island.

I understand and should be a must to check someone else Pistol License before showing one (as I did). But to ask a costumer "Where are you going to use this gun (pistol)?" in very sarcastic/insulting way was inpolite. As if I'm just going to shoot anybody and anywhere. I just hand him back the pistol and live. I thought everyone working in a gun store are educated people but I was wrong. Just sharing....sorry if I will offend somebody on the process.

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#2 fisher12

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:01 PM

Please share.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:10 PM

You opened the can......now spill the beans
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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:12 PM

Bensens comes to my mind first

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:14 PM

St James, welcome to the forum. hope you stay with us awhile cause this has happened before. Members of the forum often write about bad experiences as well as good ones. As consumers and high dollar consumers we can shop where business appreciate us and treat us as valuable. You will often see many times A+++ for this gun shop... and it's our way of grading a gun store so you don't walk in cold. EXAMPLE, last Saturday I went into DSI in Oakdale and had a GREAT experience there and when the time comes to buy my next firearm(very soon) you can rest ashore it will at that location. Sorry you had a bad experience, don't spend your time or your $$ where it's not appreciated.
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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:15 PM

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Generally speaking local gun stores have two kinds of customer service, the old school gruff and tough gun store stereotype and the newer friendly, helpful experience (as it should be).

I never understood the old school mentality of being confrontational, sarcastic and aloof to potential customers but it seems some shops continue this attitude. In the internet age and with friendly dedicated FFLs like Jerry's and Volko and big stores like DSI coming onto the scene with momentum it doesn't make any sense. You can't really compete with your boys club of regulars, and the occasional overpriced sale. But some stores just seem to want to get by and have their own toy store so to speak.

OP if you feel the need to share, you can specify the experience and name the store. There is plenty of store feedback on this site, and I believe sharing these personal experiences help keep the gun community informed and the stores somewhat accountable to their service.

Edited by Destro, February 14 2016 - 02:18 PM.

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#7 Dan 0351

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:19 PM

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"Where are you going to use this gun (pistol)?" 'in a sarcastic/insulting way...'

You'd really have to elaborate. When I worked behind the counter a few times, that's one of the fist questions I asked. Not to pry, just to find out if it was personal protection/CCW, range-only, home defense, etc.
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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:25 PM

I've been thinking if I still need to share this bad experience of mine of one of the gun store in Long Island.

I understand and should be a must to check someone else Pistol License before showing one (as I did). But to ask a costumer "Where are you going to use this gun (pistol)?" in very sarcastic/insulting way was inpolite. As if I'm just going to shoot anybody and anywhere. I just hand him back the pistol and live. I thought everyone working in a gun store are educated people but I was wrong. Just sharing....sorry if I will offend somebody on the process.


To add to what others have already said, I have a question. Which pistol was it?

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:28 PM

To the OP if you asked the salesman to see a shotgun, and he asked you what your going to use it for ,would you be equally offended?

Maybe there is some miss communications.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:30 PM

Unless that "store" had a range attached and also sold overpriced ammo and only let you shoot "their" ammo in the range, then the question could have implied that if you planned to shoot the gun outside of their controlled enduser-fleecing environment,m they'd charge you more for it.

Some people will know what I'm saying without my elaborating.

OR, he may have meant to ask "What is your intended USE of this pistol?" which SHOULD have been phrased "How do you plan to use this pistol" rather than WHERE- I say give them the benefit of the doubt, the guys you are buying guns from should be competent as far as gun knowledge, social skills are kind of a distant second.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:35 PM

I've never had a gun shop employee ask me where I was going to use any firearm, unless….. I came in not sure which one to buy. Then the question is just a logical process of narrowing the choices.

If I went in and asked to see a S&W mod 66 for example and the guy asked me where I was going to use it, I'd ask him "Why do you ask?"

Edited by Barnslayer, February 14 2016 - 02:37 PM.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 02:53 PM

In writing....

Where are you going to use this gun?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO USE THIS GUN?

It's the same question but the emotions/feeling behind it....is not. I understand that they need to ask that to narrow the choices of the buyer. As I said in very sarcastic way....as if I don't have the money to buy for it.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:00 PM

In writing....

Where are you going to use this gun?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO USE THIS GUN?

It's the same question but the emotions/feeling behind it....is not. I understand that they need to ask that to narrow the choices of the buyer. As I said in very sarcastic way....as if I don't have the money to buy for it.


Out of curiosity, What gun was it?
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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:00 PM

In writing....

Where are you going to use this gun?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO USE THIS GUN?

It's the same question but the emotions/feeling behind it....is not. I understand that they need to ask that to narrow the choices of the buyer. As I said in very sarcastic way....as if I don't have the money to buy for it.


Did you go in and ask to see a specific gun?

Edited by Barnslayer, February 14 2016 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:43 PM

I'm looking for 1911 but not decided what kind.

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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:47 PM

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Where are you going to use it?
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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:48 PM

St. James, welcome. We've all had bad experiences at local gun store. There are many great LGS, stay on the site and you will get to know them. Please share which store you has exposed you to this obnoxious experience. PLEASE!!!

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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:48 PM

Where are you going to use it?

did not take long
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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:49 PM

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It is common practice to ask someone what the intended use for the gun is. Carry, HD, Hunting, range only, bulls eye, competition, etc. Perhaps just a miscommunication?
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Posted February 14 2016 - 03:54 PM

I was asked a similar question once. My response was quickie marts and liquor stores. Once the laughter stopped the sale commenced. I guess being a regular in the store didn't hurt my chances of buying it
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