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Old 05-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #21
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I happen to live in a place with a 5 DAY waiting period !!!

Know what else is REALLY stupid ? If you just bought a gun recently. The purpose of the wait period is so someone doesn't buy a gun in anger and walk out still mad and go kill someone. But, If you recently bought another gun or already own guns, what's the likelihood you're gonna do that if you haven't already ? DUH!

You guys in states with no waiting period are lucky. One way around this is to have your CCW BEFORE you buy a gun so you can walk out with it.

But when you can't take it with you....
There's really no way to know for sure if the gun dealer has allowed others to handle your gun in cases where you do have to wait. Unless you're there to keep watch, any time you're not there they "could" be letting people handle it, dry fire it, drop it.....whatever.

I mean, they SHOULDN'T...but.

You can "request" that it be removed from the shelf and not handed to anyone but lets say it was the last one of a VERY popular model and the dealer is now out of that one yet people keep coming into the store during the 5 days asking for that particular one. In order to make money, the dealer may be very tempted to go get your gun and show it to other customers figuring they may get a few orders. It's just money to the dealer.

On the other hand, the gun was probably already handled by a TON of people before you bought it.

Man, I never want to buy another gun that I have to wait for. Sticky subject eh ?

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #22
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Oddly enough a situation like this happened when I was in the market for my AR a couple years ago. I personally don't want you demo'ing my rifle unless I'm there and I give you permission to let someone look at it, maaaybe fingerfxck it a little bit. But zero, shooting will be done with my firearm once it is sold, by anyone but me first and foremost. Luckily the LGS I goto has common courtesy once you purchase one, they red tag it with a sold badge up the magwell and through the ejection port, and set it off to the side.

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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...
One of my left handed friends was shooting my Kimber and his wedding band wore the Kim Pro off of the front strap checkering. Another buddy carelessly racked the slide on my Sig 226 and Marred the slide.

It happens...

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If I've paid for it, it's off the market. I can't imagine why they would think it ok to let other ppl handle a gun that does not belong to them.

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #25
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Hey, I know.

Anyone deals with a gun shop near me and you just bought a gun lemme know.
If I'm over there I'll ask to see one as Im interested.
If they bring me yours (by serial nummer) I'll let ya know.

Bagged, Tagged and Busted

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If I've paid for it, it's off the market. I can't imagine why they would think it ok to let other ppl handle a gun that does not belong to them.
Well, if the gun dealer has more concern over his (or her) next sale rather than respect for your property and respect for the fact that you COULD have gone elsewhere....and even worse if you specifically asked them to lock it away and not demo it anymore....

I'm sure it happens. But if I knew a gun dealer near me did that ...I would not do business there again.
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No wait period in ND. I don't know, I would be miffed of I'd already paid for it and other people were "feeling" it.

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No wait period in ND. I don't know, I would be miffed of I'd already paid for it and other people were "feeling" it.
Does miffed mean "mad"?
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"Stroking another mans gun is like stroking another mans woman..."

I've bought 2 guns that were display models, but I knew they were. They had sweet looking wood stocks...

No wait in UT 8)

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Ha ha! Miffed, honked off, put out, ticked off, pi@@ed off, or really pi@@ed! Yeah!

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