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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #21
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Jess, I can completely understand that!

I have customers coming in all the time and they vary from all cultures, appearances, gender, ect.

I learned very well one of my first days. I had a lady who came in who was around 5ft tall, 120lbs, and 50ish years old. She had the innocent business type appearance.

I said hello and welcomed her into the store that day and asked how her day was going. I then asked her what was bringing her in, half expecting her to ask about something for her husband. To my surprise she started asking about guns for her, I was caught off gaurd but it was not out of the ordinary.

Then came the real shocker... She started looking at full sized kimber .45's. So i got talking to her while showing her guns and she mentioned she was a very active competitive shooter. I was very surprised to hear this. Then my jaw dropped when she mentioned she carried a full sized kimber as her CC. I was wondering where the hell she was able to fit that!!!

So yea ever since then I have been very open to everything. When a guy or a women comes into the store now i keep a very open view. Nothing drives me crazy more than when a customer comes in looking for that first gun, and the employee immediately says to the women well you have small hands and so you need a small 38 revolver or 32.

And the same around when the big guy comes in and they immediately skip to the large auto's.

Anyone coming in for their first gun i ask them for a hour of their time. I show them four to six main firearms.. usually a glock 19, xd subcompact, ruger LCP, SW MP, LCR, and a SW Bodygaurd Revolver.

This gives a good base range of different grips. From that I see what the customer likes and prefers and then branch off of that. Since I have done this I am shocked at how much happier customers are when they come back in. And how I would have expected a person to get that big gun and they buy the small one, or the other way around. It is about what fits them, not what makes sense in my mind.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #22
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Was at Cabela's the last two Mondays at 10:30am and you had to take a number and stand in a hour line just to look at guns and if you walked-up to the glass counter with-out a number that was next in line, people would give you a dirty look and even ask if you had a number and tell you the line starts over there and point...I was not there to buy a gun,was just looking as I walked by...After the second time of some rude guy saying the line starts over there,I just looked at him and said...Good go get-in-it...I think I pissed off half the people there...H#LL...I was just walking-by and looking and never even stopped or asked anybody for a thing,just looking as I walked.....I know X-Mas is crazy but come-on people,get over-it....Who would of thought 10:30am on a Monday Cabela's would have a gun-line..........I think I will wait till after X-Mas to go-back to the frickin-stores..............
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #23
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I can almost see (if it weren't for a few homes) a Cabelas from my house. I shop there all the time. Firearms are reasonable when a sales on. But if I want a particuler gun, a little harder to find one, I have a local dealer I use. For other items Cabelas is great if on sale. Their Cabelas brand jeans are excellent and boots and shoes are worth looking in to.
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