Fun day at work

Toughestsoldier

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So I thought I would post this fun event that I had to deal with yesterday to the forms. Last weekend I was at Sportsmens warehouse which is a new store here in town. Yes I know it’s not a new store just the building is new. And I was looking for a new action to build my next PRS training rifle off of. I was just planning on using a Remy action. So yesterday at work I get a visit from three cops. Now mind you I was on an out-of-town job and I was an hour away from town. They were investigating the rumor that I was making a “cop gun". Now when I had told the guy at the sporting good store what I was doing I told him I was making a competition rifle because I am a competitive shooter and I shoot matches in southern Ohio and I was planning on using this as a trainer and possibly a comp gun. So I had to take 30 minutes out of my lunch to explain to a cop That all I wanted was to make a cheap match rifle not shoot anyone. Apparently at the guy at the store thought it was so serious that the cops interviewed my friends and family and we’re concerned about my mental health. Sorry to say I will not be frequenting that store anytime soon. Obviously the guy behind the counter didn’t pay any attention because I took 10 minutes explaining what I do and what I was looking for.
 

eddie102870

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what the literal fuck, i'd pay him a visit and have a word with him about the level of dumbass he achieved. fucking idiot.
 

squishee

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Sportsmans isnt even remotely close to what i would call a gun store.I was buying a takedown rifle from them and while i was filling out paperwork my son in law came and stood by me.They refuse purchase and called cops saying i was doing a straw purchase.I told cops not even and that it was legal for both of us to own guns and the cops laughed and dropped it.
 

Jefe's Dope

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The way I recall you telling me about it was how the clerk kept mumbling about mass murder on his b-day. :geek:
 

Toughestsoldier

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lol If the clerk felt there was a need to call LE after the first visit, how do you think that will go over if the OP heads back to the store to have a talk with him?
So I agree fully and it’s the only reason that I’m dropping this even though the level of ineptitude by the gun desk deserves almost warrants a follow-up to this plus I don’t want to burn the little bread that I have left there. although I don’t plan on visiting that place very often they are the one store in town that has most of what I need if I need it in a pinch. i.e. a run out the week of a match or something. Also it is funny you use the word swatted because that is exactly what it felt like they rolled up on me three deep.
 
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M8541Reaper

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So I agree fully and it’s the only reason that I’m dropping this even though the level of ineptitude by the gun desk deserves almost warrants a follow-up to this plus I don’t want to burn the little bread that I have left there. although I don’t plan on visiting that place very often they are the one store in town that has most of what I need if I need it in a pinch. i.e. a run out the week of a match or something. Also it is funny you use the word swatted because that is exactly what it felt like they rolled up on me three deep.
Dude it’s the worst when the only shop/shops in town are garbage and you need something that day.
#FirstWorldGunShopProblems lol

Seriously though, I love giving business to local shops over buying online but, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, it seems like the more local shops I go to, the more garbage I’m seeing on shelves. Rather than stock quality, it’s the same Walmart quality dog shit with a guy at the counter who ends up being the same guy at the range with a $200 home built AR with 5-25x BB gun scope, with a light and laser on the plastic forend, knock off atlas, 40rd mag, and sling more fucked Up than the army retard who went active shooter in Dallas.
 

W54/XM-388

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You might want to consider having your lawyer draft up a letter to the store detailing their bad actions and false statements to the police and demand compensation for both your time and your lawyers time.

Then perhaps see what your lawyer suggests following up further on it.

I wouldn't go back and talk to the same counter idiot, he'll just lie to the police again and say you were threatening him.
But if you feel you must, make sure you record everything on video from the moment you go in the store till the moment you leave.
 

Sean the Nailer

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I agree somewhat with a few suggestions here.

DON'T go back to the store to speak to 'him'.

DO go back to the store, specifically to speak to the General Manager.
-and do this, to inform him that your lawyer will be in touch with him, and the store, for the treatment/repercussions of the actions of THEIR employee.

DO start the process off, with A LAWYER to actually ensure that things are done right. (I know, but ya'll get what I mean)

This type of thing is UNACCEPTABLE and should not be ignored. Nor should it be sloughed off. I'm VERY glad to hear that you had decent, respectable officers attend to you, and that nobody "made any headlines".......

There's enough bad crap in the media, it don't need to be worse. Be the example.
 

davsco

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holy sh1t, a guy at a gun store (and national/regional one at that) swats you for talking about building a bolt action rifle, and apparently confuses comp/competition with cop. maybe you were making a gun for cops (to use). almost unbelievable, but we're no where near april 1st.

which location?
 

Jefe's Dope

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You want to "Red Flag" me w/ no real proof and I know who did it. Start now and let EVERYONE know we're not gonna take this shit without a fight. Make it a real bitch for anyone who decides to red flag you w/o just cause and it won't be happening much.
 
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I sent an email bringing this "incident" to their attention and basically stated I would boycott them if this type of behavior continues. I DIDN'T link this thread or give any details other than an incident on the internet involving a Sportsman's employee swatting/red flagging a customer.
 

Swampr42

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Good old sportsman’s warehouse, not all but the majority are a bunch of clowns behind the counter. I love going there just to ease drop on the conversations they have with customers. So much bad info given out in all directions.