Gun Shop still Demoing your gun during 5 day wait period - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Gun Shop still Demoing your gun during 5 day wait period

View Poll Results: Should a gun dealer still demo your gun AFTER full payment?
It's cool 1 1.75%
No, absolutely not. 56 98.25%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,077
Liked 4886 Times on 2368 Posts
Likes Given: 1524

Default

Not cool. It should be locked up until you take possession. I only ever waited for 1 gun, "got my CCW shortly buying it so no more waiting" but that first dealer immediately put it in his safe after I paid for it. He explained this was policy because they did not want the risk of an unsatisfied customer picking up a gun that was dropped, dinged or scratched by someone else.

Good Policy

Tack

__________________
Tackleberry1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
niteglock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 581
Liked 46 Times on 30 Posts

Default

Agreed. I would be pissed. I'd tell them to give me my money back and I'm going elsewhere. I've seen people hold display guns at shops and dry fire them until they say no more. I would be mad if someone was dry firing mine then the firing pin broke when I take her home. I ALWAYS ask for a brand new one in the back and check the serial number.

__________________

spit hell fire

niteglock is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 05:44 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,077
Liked 4886 Times on 2368 Posts
Likes Given: 1524

Default

Furthermore...I make friends remove all rings, even wedding bands before they can shoot my collection. Wedding bands leave tell tale ware marks on metal front straps and any ring can scratch a slide while racking a pistol.

Tack

__________________
Tackleberry1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,753
Liked 265 Times on 207 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

Display - OK, hard to stop but once sold, it is now your property and should only be handled or dry fired w your permission. I don't know how gun shops get away w it.

A friend even had a gun store sell his gun while waiting for his permit to go through. They sold his HK USP full size and gave him a HK USP Compact when his permit came through. I always thought it was downright sneaky from an otherwise reputable dealer.

__________________
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nch22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 87
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
Furthermore...I make friends remove all rings, even wedding bands before they can shoot my collection. Wedding bands leave tell tale ware marks on metal front straps and any ring can scratch a slide while racking a pistol.

Tack
What kind of marks? Im curious cause gold is real soft (like fingernail soft) diamond would mar a slide I guess. I have never even thought about is and don't take similar precautions with my firearms. Maybe I should start watching out for this.

As for the shop letting somebody else handle your pistol I'd demand a replacement or a refund. Even if it was the display before you purchased it it is yours now...
__________________
Nch22000 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasco Cty.FL
Posts: 6,655
Liked 2563 Times on 1459 Posts
Likes Given: 1985

Default

I've seen sweat literally burn a fingerprint into gun bluing.

Perhaps a high salt content. I would be upset if a purchased

gun came to me with marks or damage not originally agreed

upon at point of sale..

__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #17
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21919 Times on 12384 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

i agree, not cool at all. i would take my business elsewhere. what if someone drops it and breaks something on it? i'm glad you can take them home right then here in Texas.

__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

My friend won't sell you the gun on display. He gets one out of the back room.

__________________
glock22gen3 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #19
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,351
Liked 7414 Times on 4458 Posts
Likes Given: 9170

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tackleberry1 View Post
Furthermore...I make friends remove all rings, even wedding bands before they can shoot my collection. Wedding bands leave tell tale ware marks on metal front straps and any ring can scratch a slide while racking a pistol.

Tack
Good point. I never thought of that. I don't wear much jewelry but I'll have to watch out for that.

When I bought my Sig P238 Lady the only one left was the display model. They took it out of the display case and put it in it's storage case and set it aside as we have a 3 day wait period in Illinois. The salesman did look to see if they had an unopened one in the back but the only one left was the display. I am very happy with my gun. She is beautiful and fires great.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,273
Liked 1944 Times on 1071 Posts
Likes Given: 1273

Default

I feel like if they took your money the gun is yours. I would be pissed if it was me.

You should move to Colorado. I dont normally wait more than a couple hours on a bad day. I have walked out with a gun in under an hour on good ones.

__________________

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

Rick1967 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Break in period cmahan 1911 Forum 40 03-13-2012 02:55 AM
Break In Period? number1 Revolver Handguns 2 02-17-2012 01:02 PM
Hands Off!....Period!! clr8ter General Rifle Discussion 31 02-16-2012 06:58 PM