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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Gander Mountain again

I'm venting. Bear with me. I don't know why I keep doing this. I've had so many bad shopping experiences at GM over the years, but I still go back. WHY??? Anyway, I was at the West Mifflin GM and was looking at the used guns. There wasn't much, but there was a Ruger MK II Target in stainless for $280.00 I've been sort of looking, so I fiqured layaway maybe. The clerk, who had yet to offer any help or assistance seemed bothered that I wanted to look at it but ambled over to open the case. HE then puts the gun on the counter with the trigger lock still in place. I wait. Nothing. I finally ask if he can remove the lock. He says, "I can remove it, but I don't want you dry firing it." OK. I get it. Bad to dry fire rimfires. I'm cool with that, it was just the way he acted during the whole affair. Now for the questions...I know it is bad to dry fire rimfires. Why? I've heard it really messes up the firing pin. Is this true. I've dry fired many of my .22s with no problem. Second, If you are selling (or trying to sell) a rimfire do you let someone try the trigger before purchase. Do you have snap caps or anything. When you sell guns do you treat your potential customer with actual distain or outright hostility? Am I just a whiner?
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dry firing a rimfire can put a burr on the edge of the chamber and can cause feeding problems. it can also mushroom the end of the firing pin and cause missfires, and or break the firing pin.

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#4-6 x 7/8 yellow plastic drywall anchors are cheap and work as good as anything for snap caps in a rimfire.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 07:56 PM
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Gander is a great store IF you know what you're looking for and where it's located.....if ya gotta ask, watch out!

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I also think it was the whole dismissive attitude, more than anything. Very few people NEED a gun right now. Most of my purchases are somewhat impulsive. You'd think they would understand that and at least try Customer Service.
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do your lookin' at gander, then do your buyin' somewhere else.

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That must of been a bad experience...
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 10:58 PM
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I walked out of stores before without buying a gun I was intending to buy because of treatment like that.
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GM in Johnstown has a manager who is very knowledgeable about guns and the staff has never seemed rude to me. Greensburg GM is almost worthless in this old guy's opinion.

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Havent been in a GM in years after similar attitude from one of the assoc. The statement about only going to these stores if you know what you want also applies to every Dicks and Dunhams Ive ever been in.
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