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Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« on: December 29, 2011, 08:49:35 PM »
Today my wife and I went to a gun store in Sevierville, TN, just below Smoky Mountain Knife Works, called J. Floyds Golf and Guns. We were looking for a Gun Totin' Mamas gun purse for my wife. They didn't have what she wanted (none in black in the type she wanted) but the price was 2/3 what it is on the 'net. Great deals to be had on those. The staff there was really nice and helpful and the selection was okay for end of the year stock.

...but George, after 15 minutes looking at guns and overhearing conversations between customers and staff, I don't know how you tolerate the level of stupid I heard in that mere quarter hour. The staff there deserved an attaboy for their professionalism and for not pistol whipping anyone.

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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 09:46:56 PM »
...but George, after 15 minutes looking at guns and overhearing conversations between customers and staff, I don't know how you tolerate the level of stupid I heard in that mere quarter hour. The staff there deserved an attaboy for their professionalism and for not pistol whipping anyone.
Sarge, Caryn and I have to walk away from most gun counters... due to stupidity on both sides of it.
Like sighting a rifle in on a mount on a wall, to see how it balances and comes to the eye.
And having an employee jump in front of you... hold up his hands... and yell DONT SHOOT!!!
And walk away chuckling to his pals/coworkers.
And the know it all customers that honestly know just enough to be a danger to 2/3 of the planet.


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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 01:52:49 AM »
I'm not a shopper. I know what I want and go buy it and I leave. This was the first time in years that I've browsed and that was because Julie was curious about some of the handguns that she had never seen before. This place was packed and people were lined up crowding the gun counters. They must have had Christmas money to spend. "Which one will knock a guy a flip?", "I want a wrist breaker. You got a wrist breaker?"
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 02:07:08 AM »
Sometimes you just say "Okay" and let the stupid man flow is bile so he'll just leave.  And If I have to hear from one more Ex Navy Seal Sniper and his 1 mile = 1200 yard kills... I'm just going to puke.
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 03:12:41 AM »
Sometimes you just say "Okay" and let the stupid man flow is bile so he'll just leave.  And If I have to hear from one more Ex Navy Seal Sniper and his 1 mile = 1200 yard kills... I'm just going to puke.

No $%!*, there I was...

Just kidding. I promise not to do that if I ever make it out your way.   :P :cool
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 06:08:31 AM »
And If I have to hear from one more Ex Navy Seal Sniper and his 1 mile = 1200 yard kills... I'm just going to puke.

I hear about 800 and 900 yard kill shots on deer all the time. 
Made with their 29.00 tasco scope which has the same lenses as <insert high end scope company here>. 
Most being head or spine shots since they don't believe in wasting an ounce of edible meat. 
They're also invariably the ones who have been using the same box of ammo for years since they are so good they just use one bullet to shoot one deer every year. 

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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 08:08:49 AM »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again:   I'm glad I don't work at a gunstore.

  I also think I live in a good place, we might be backwoods hicks who don't like EBR's,etc., but at least none of the stores for a good distance have jerk/annoying/knowitall clerks and most of the clients seem to have more sense than some of the tales I hear.

   
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 09:01:49 AM »
"And one time....at deer camp...I stuck a Beretta up my...(Insert orifice here)"

Yeah. 1200 yard shot.
Was from hilltop to hilltop in W.Va. country.
Made that one when I was young, about 18, with my Uncle Clifton's Sporterized WWII Kar98 German Sniper Rifle.
The glass had been removed and I wasn't buying a scope for it.
Peep sights were set up to reach out to 1400 Meter.
I guessed the range and got very lucky on my second shot.
(That and I used to nail squirrels all the time at range with my Remingtom pump .22 lr.)
Loved those peep sights.
Never shot that gun again after that.
My uncle got sick with cancer and died shortly thereafter.
His adopted daughter sold all of the guns.
Really wanted to kick her butt for not allowing me to buy it at least.
Still got his Ithica .410 break action single barrel though.
Had it in my possession before he died.
I miss him and that gun.


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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 01:49:38 PM »
Sarge, Caryn and I have to walk away from most gun counters... due to stupidity on both sides of it.
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I know the feeling about both sides. I will run through local gun stores, pawn shops to see if there is something there I might want to pick up. I saw a.22 I thought I might like and said no but ended up going back the next day to get it. I was doing the paper and one clerk walked up and said you do know this is a .22 don't you? I didn't say what I wanted to, I just told him I was well aware of what it is and that was the reason I was buying it thank you for helping me.  But in looking back after writing this maybe just maybe he needed to say it as there are a lot of dumba$$es out there.
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 12:00:43 AM »
I guess I have lurked around my local gun store enough that I am lucky.  Almost all the sales guys know me and just ask, "What do you want ?" 

Best compliment I ever got from a gun pusher was him telling a customer to ask me for information on a gun.  Some guy wanted to know what the "highway Patrolman" 28-2 was. 

But I am not too proud to say that for a while I was one of the idiots that thought I knew everything.  Now I know just enough to get myself into trouble lol.
Yes I live in California.  Please dont hold that against me.

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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 01:43:02 PM »

...but George, after 15 minutes looking at guns and overhearing conversations between customers and staff, I don't know how you tolerate the level of stupid I heard in that mere quarter hour. The staff there deserved an attaboy for their professionalism and for not pistol whipping anyone.



 Remind me to tell you the story of the 400 lb Active Duty SF guy  who wanted a 10mm Ruger P90 for when he goes on deployment to  "whack tangos" when I worked at Jim's in Fayetteville and here in Wilmington.

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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 03:45:19 PM »
Most of the BS in California has to do with incorrect interpretations of EBR laws and that stuff.

Sadly, I've never seen 400lb Delta Force guys.  LOL!
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 05:03:10 PM »

Sadly, I've never seen 400lb Delta Force guys.  LOL!

You never do until it's too late. They're like Bigfoot. Thankfully the one that Louis saw broke weak and let him live.
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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 06:00:49 PM »
Sadly, I've never seen 400lb Delta Force guys.  LOL!
Nor will you, ever.  A little story:  My father was on a C130 crew, dropping Army Rangers, as part of their training. (Some place down south, not sure exactly)  While there, he noticed a pull-up bar by the entrance to the mess hall.  When he inquired as to its purpose, he was told that before each meal, the prospective Rangers each had to perform 20 pull-ups.  Those who failed, were deemed 'out of shape,' and were not permitted to eat that meal.

Take that for what you will.


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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 06:01:03 PM »


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Re: Gun store in Sevierville, TN
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 11:15:47 PM »
How many times have you had some call on the phone and ask you to fix their --(insert firearm here) OVER THE PHONE !!
 Had a guy call once and ask me how to reassemble his "automag". (It wasn't.)
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 01:10:25 AM »
How many times have you had some call on the phone and ask you to fix their --(insert firearm here) OVER THE PHONE !!
 Had a guy call once and ask me how to reassemble his "automag". (It wasn't.)
Oh good hell.  And I thought the IT world could be bad. 
Try Diagnosing someone's Reloading over the phone.  :banghead Judas Priest.  Makes one almost want to join the Brady Campaign.
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