There are far too many LGS guys like him.
I was watching a LGS owner one day tell a customer that his MK5 Weatherby was a POS because it was made after WW2. He actually told the customer that all of the quality Weatherbys were pre WW2.
I don't deal with bullsh!t artists, so with one exception, I try to not patronize LGS.
Wal-Mart, or online.