Safety violation and stupidity at the pawn shop

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Gojubrian, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I like to browse the local pawn shops and see what I can see. Incidentally I came upon a Colt 1991A1. I asked the guy behind the counter if I could see it. Now I know they most likely clear them before they put them in there, but all I could tell was it was a .45 with a magazine in it.

    He grabs it by the handle and pulls it out with his finger on the trigger and pointing right at me and holds it there for me to grab. At that time my eyes grew big and I stepped to the side rather quickly and .....I don't remember the noise I made, but it probably sounded like MeuGhlYatt!! "Please don't do that again." --"It's not loaded"--"I'm glad YOU'RE so sure!" I said.

    The guy then lays it on the counter. I pick it up, point it down and away, remove the magazine and lock the slide back. This thing looked terrible. I saw some rust here and there and it looked like it had been through a garbage disposal. "750!.....What's your bottom dollar?" I asked. I know I've seen these very guns on gunbroker for less than 600 new. $650 was his bottom dollar...... :rolleyes: ....I'm sure they'll still have it next year. I expect pawn prices to be high, but I would rather be kicked in the ball than buy a gun there.

    I'm not going to that place again and I'll tell everyone to stay away as well if they have any sense.

    How do you think you would have reacted to a gun being pointed at you. Should I have kicked him in the back of the face? I easily could have. ;)
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    I would have reacted the same way and probably thrown in a reference to the number of people that are killed with "unloaded" firearms every year by knuckleheads like him that have no clue about firearms safety.

    Common sense and etiquette dictate that you clear and lock any weapon before handing it to someone and NEVER point the muzzle in anyone's direction unless you intend to shoot them.

    Any shop or dealer that lacks that basic knowledge probably has no clue about the condition or value of the gun and doesn't deserve your business anyway.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I was in a pawn shop on business (I rarely go to them except to sieze stolen property). The girls that worked in there had no clue how to deal with guns. I offered and gave a quick class on ettiquette. They actually appreciated the new information. I doubt guys would have been open to such information.

    Any shop that would employ a doofus like that does not deserve ANY business.
     
  4. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I vote kick to the head. I get squirrely if you point one at me.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I know what sound i would've made, but it would be censored here, hopefully. I could understand some doofus not clearing the piece, but i could NOT understand the doofus pointing it at me. I probably would've raised my arms & backed slowly out the door, after the sidestep. What an idjut.

    I almost caught a .32 in the butt the other night, because a buddy's girlfriend was sure the ammo for the pistol was sitting on the table. :rolleyes: FYI some of that Vietnamese furniture can take a hit pretty well.
     
  6. TheGunLady

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    OMG!

    I agree with Orangello. I would have backed out carefully with my hands in the air while making some appropriate noises of my own, and would never set foot back in there.

    I also agree that the price on the gun is crazy.

    Like orangello said, "What an idjut."
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I knew you would see it my way. It would have been something he remembered......or not?

    If there was a camera there I would have drawn my cz75b while cartwheeling backwards and proceeded to shoot it out of his hands. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, what the heck? I've never been given a pistol that way. What a maroon!
     
  8. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Hey Bro what do you expect? He .. works .. at .. a .. pawn .. shop.. they tend to not hire rocket scientist. :D
     
  9. Agent_H

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    About a year and a half ago my brother and I stopped at a pawn shop to look for a magazine for his Ruger Mark I. A customer asked the "gentleman" (term loosely used) about a used single shot .22 rifle behind the counter. He picked it up, handed it to him then pointed it at the ceiling just above the rifle cases and BAM! It had one shotshell loaded in it. We all jumped, there were a few shouts and 1 "Jesus Christ!". The guy behind the coutner started to yell at the customer all frantic as if he had not just handed him a loaded weapon with approximately 8 people in close vicinity.

    End result - nice peppering of the ceiling corner and a reminder of safety first.

    My brother and I still refer to that guy at the shop as "Ratshot". "Don't ratshot me", "any ratshot?", and many others... serves as a noun, verb, expletive - pretty versatile.
     
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  10. Shihan

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  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    That would be my last visit, unless they start to hand out Rolex samples! [​IMG]
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I would have to echo this sentiment.

    About 4 or 5 years ago a buddy and I went into a local gun shop that had opened in Bellevue ( rich interwebz money built the place ) and were billing themselves as THE place to come and get training in firearms.

    Boasted a "stable" of ex police and military guys who would train you in everything from basic shooting to room clearing in their indoor range. It was a nice setup, but they lacked any real inventory.

    My ex-buddy, who is a large ( read fat ) guy, but he moves really well. He has been big all his life. He really wanted a Model 96 Beretta and they had one, so he asked if he could see it.

    Similiar to Goju's experience, the guy pulled the weapon out of the case, finger on or near the trigger and the gun pointed right at my buddy. As he went to sweep the barrel up into my buddy's position, my buddy was actually about 7 or 8 feet away off to the outside of the guy's hand and said in a loud voice "Yo dude, Wh*t the F**K?"

    Needless to say, that got everyone's attention....:rolleyes:
     
  13. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Did it go like this?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rTHTpEUd3s]YouTube "I ain't so tough!"[/ame]
     
  14. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Was it this guy?

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  15. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Would have been better to see you do this to him.
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  16. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    I think WTF!!! would be the smallest appropriate reaction...followed by that swift kick to the head :p


    Gotta say, sometimes having insanely strict laws can be a GOOD thing.


    And the idea of buying a gun in a pawn shop...


    :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:


    !!!
     
  17. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    It's not a bad idea to buy a gun in a pawn shop really. I've had several really good guns come from those places. You just have to know what to look for. :cool:
     
  18. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I bought my mossberg shotty at the pawn shop, on the way to go dove hunting. It has been great, especially for a $100 used gun. Pawn shops must be a little different here. The shop also had ammo and a hunting license for me. Actually, there is a pawn shop in the next town over that brags of having the largest handgun selection in this part of the state.
     
  19. TheGunLady

    TheGunLady New Member

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    I only watched the first part, but.... That's HALARIOUS! :D

    I was in a pistol match once, and jammed. Couldn't clear it. So I called the RSO over, per procedure.

    He tried the same procedures as I had to clear it. No dice. So he TURNS THE GUN TO HIS FACE AND LOOKS DOWN THE BARREL!!!! :eek: (I have no freaking idea what he hoped to gain by that!)

    I did the James Cagney thing for him. ;)
     
  20. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    I'm sure you can get some good guns from pawn shops Goju :)

    Was more meaning that it's just the whole basic idea of being able to do so at all is very....weird lol


    Sometimes it's hard to get my head around how UNregulated things are in the States!