Guide To Gun Store Customers

This is awesome because it’s so true:

The types: Talker, Safety Hazard, Guy who thinks his old gun is worth a ton, Zombie Apocalypse guy, cheapskate, lurker know-it-all, MILF, felon, hustler

This video is priceless… it was basically like a 11.5 minute stand up comedy routine.  MrColionNoir, you gotta keep it up… these vids are awesome.

In my experience, an important one he forgot is the “off duty cop”.  I’ve ran into so many of those trying to tell me this and that (which I was looking at or asking about) is ILLEGAL FOR CIVILIANS!  I’m so used to that now I just roll my eyes and try to ignore them.  I used to drop knowledge bombs on their asses a couple times until I realized that arguing with someone that IS THE LAW is basically useless.

A good follow-up to his Guide To Gun Store Salesman

 is quickly becoming one of my favorite YouTubers, you should subscribe to him.

Any customer types you think he missed?

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PJ May 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

One he forgot: The guy who plans to use it. The guy who’s only concern is exactly how effective that gun will be on a human target and exactly how he pull it when he gets mugged, assaulted, etc. Doesn’t even try to use euphemisms. Actually I’ve seen a lot of overlap between this and the off-duty cop.

As I side note I actually saw a variation of the felon once. Guy was asking exactly what the background check was looking for. Salesman told him he might want to talk to a lawyer first.

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Ben May 4, 2012 at 01:31 am

This guy needs to be the keynote speaker at the next NRA convention

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Ben May 4, 2012 at 01:40 am

He also missed the Tacticool guy – the schmuck who Tapco-f***s a 10/22 to look lie a $1500 AR and then shoots it once, before selling it back to the store for $100. There are 4 or 5 of these 10/22s at any given time sitting on the used rack at my local shop.
The Tacticool guy is also the guy who buys chainsaw Mossbergs with the breacher muzzle because those features make it a better gun than a basic Mossberg 500.
If the Tacticool guys didn’t exist, my local shop would have like 4 long guns on the used rack instead of 20-30.

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Vhyrus May 4, 2012 at 01:50 am

I have been (or still am) almost every single one of these people at some point in my life….

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hydepark May 4, 2012 at 02:46 pm

Yeah I’d have to say this too. I’ve gone through stages from total noob to what I consider a regular gunny now. Oh, except for a felon. Never been one of those.

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ozwald May 4, 2012 at 08:06 pm

becoming a felon isn’t as hard as you might imagine.

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Jeep May 4, 2012 at 03:59 am

I think the NRA could hire him for a special show… just make sure he doesn’t show up with a hoodie.

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Jeff May 4, 2012 at 07:03 am

From where I live the off-duty cop is pretty chill.
One of them ended up turning me onto glocks and polymer striker fireds

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Gr-lll May 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

He also forgot “the tough guy”. This guy has a scar from a gunshot wound on his stomach or arm, and uses it both to impress other customers and to justify his purchase. Any question, such as “what brings you here” or “what are you looking for today” will lead to a response that includes a presentation of the scar itself, as well as a graphic blow-by-blow of how the wound was received. He’s not a bad person and his story is admittedly pretty cool, but its still pretty funny to see him.

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tha guy May 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

American Sigs do such. And the gen 4 glocks had alot of issues. Why not just say it like it is?

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gun.fm May 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

We’ve had a surge of gamers. While the increase of requests to hold the ACR don’t bother me I cringe a little everytime I hear them ask for a “Deagle”. I used to be a bit of an ass about it. I just now say, “the Desert Eagles are over there.” Then I go to that counter and answer a few questions about them. I know they aren’t going to buy one but I might as well give them proper information on whatever they are seeking.

I refuse to listen to gamer stories though; actual play by plays of how they used a gun in a video game. Even employees that play a lot of FPS don’t get my ear for that dribble. It’s akin to listening to someone explain how smart their cat is. Keep it to yourself.

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ozwald May 4, 2012 at 08:09 pm

do you have deagle clips? what about high capacity deagle clips for high capacity deagle clipping?

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El Duderino May 5, 2012 at 02:10 pm

Or like listening to a total stranger describe the dream they had last night. DGAF.

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cc19 May 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

There should be a class for the, “just turned 18/college kid,'” who buys a tricked out SKS or pistol grip 12 GA because they’re the only tacticool arms they can afford at the moment.

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RWC May 4, 2012 at 01:00 pm

LMAO at the sweeping party.

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Farmer Bob May 4, 2012 at 01:19 pm

Beautiful. It happens that one of my best friends is a cheapskate. He can’t understand why I would buy a Glock and another friend of ours would buy a 1911 when his Hi-Point “works just fine”. He gets sulky when I tell him he’s shot it less than fifty times and mutters that ammo is expensive.

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032125 May 4, 2012 at 03:07 pm

Is…is he playing a video of himself talking in the background?

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The Other Dave May 4, 2012 at 09:06 pm

Totally a lurker…

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Ed May 4, 2012 at 09:34 pm

He forgot me.

I’m the person who feels up all the guns at gunshows, and researches the ones I like. Then when I go to a shop to buy one, I walk in the door, find it, and purchase it without any hassles.

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Jim P. May 4, 2012 at 09:47 pm

Another forgotten one is the total n00b. The guy who is 22, just moved out from mommy and thinks he needs a gun because he hasn’t been exposed to any guns but on TV. Those need to be referred to an NRA approved course and have a chance to handle and fire multiple weapons before they buy.

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shockfish08 May 5, 2012 at 02:39 am

The man has a Glock RTF2… classy indeed

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dave w May 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

im looking forward to his guide to youtube commenters

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matt RRC May 5, 2012 at 06:58 pm

I’ve worked for law enforcement and believe me, gun laws isn’t the most important thing on the troopers mind. One lady who was arrested had a 33 round Glock magazine to which the trooper said ” civilians can’t have those!” As ENDO Mike said, “arguing with the LAW (troopers) is pointless.”

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cc19 May 7, 2012 at 06:52 pm

I got a pal who fits in, “the hustler,” category. We all know the type – always looking for five star quality for 1/4th the cost, always trying to save money by doing/building things himself with mediocre results. The worst part of it was when he was, “lookn’ for love,” using the same mentality. The women he found that no one else wanted… *shudder*

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GAGG May 8, 2012 at 01:14 am

I have a few he forgot: the Girlfriend (sometimes known as the Only-If-It’s-Pink), the I-Have-A-Fifty-Cal-Something-And-Therefore-Big-Balls, and the Flirt (usually only found if there’s a female dealer in the territory). Unfortunately, as a female gun dealer, I’ve dealt with more than my preferred share of the last category.

My favorite, though, has to be the Chauvinist (once again, a type that only seems to appear in the proximity of female workers). I had a guy come in once and blatantly ignore me in favor of my coworker, who was only standing behind the counter to keep me company. The customer eventually noticed me and asked why I was behind the counter; he told me I should be in the clothing department, where I won’t embarrass myself. Naturally, I’m not allowed to say anything TOO smartass back, so I simply told him I handle paperwork. He then crudely asked if I was the gun counter secretary and made some crude jokes to my coworker, who by now was getting nervous. I ignored the man until he asked my coworker about possibly getting a discount on a muzzleloader, to which he said that only the manager has such authority. When the customer asked for the manager, my coworker pointed at me. Once the customer finished picking his jaw up the floor, he had the gall to still ask for a discount AND my number.

He got a ‘no’ for both.

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D June 4, 2012 at 07:47 pm

Illustrates the difference between human intelligence and human stupidity–human intelligence has limits.

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Tom January 24, 2013 at 07:29 pm

The battered spouse: she just got beaten, raped, robbed, victimized, or whatever and she wants a gun NOW! And when she is directed to take a course, do research, talk to people, etc…and come back, she gets mad and storms out talking about why don’t they dont want to sell a gun…blah blah blah.

The cop: this is the guy that interrupts the sales clerk quickly and let’s them know loud enough for the whole store to hear that he’s in law enforcement…realistically, he’s either a reserve officer or a security guard. He is dressed head to toe in 5.11 gear and has a murster (man purse holster) Or a thigh holster with 4 mag holders. Realistically, he’s a tweener. He’s the cop with a tiny hint of the know it all!

The reporter (or “the Colion Noir”)this is the guy that is one of the mentioned or listed customers that just does his usual but he’s in the store so often that he recognizes all types of customers and is anal retentive or ocd enough to make sure that the whole world knows and understands how witty he is so he runs home and makes a video and posts it to you tube which then goes viral and makes him some cash that he can use at the gun store where he can start the cycle all over again. Lol

Hey CN, that last one is a joke bro, I like your witty banter. I look forward to your vids on ENDO. You’re one of my faves.

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