Ive had good and bad experiences at most gun stores on long island. You cant expect every gun store to treat you like a king every time you walk in. They cant tell when a customer is there to buy something or just to play with the merchandise. They probably get annoyed that they have to keep cleaning all the guns that customers want to see, but arent really interested in buying. I don't think they deal with enough people every day to accurately tell when a customer really wants to be helped because he wants to buy something, or play with new toys for a minute.
I walked into Coliseum once when I was young and didn't buy a gun because the guy at the counter made me feel like I was aggravating him. He didn't know I had $1,000 in my pocket. I went straight to TNT and the guy behind the counter was extremely helpful. They earned my business that day. But the next time, I got treated poorly at TNT, then another gun shop, then got great service at Coliseum. So I bought my first 1911 there. I think it was because I was around 22 years old, so they figured I wasn't a serious buyer. But now I just think that the guys behind the counter have good days and bad days, just like everyone else.