Gun shop morons

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by wired, May 18, 2019.

  1. wired

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    Bought a house in South Carolina this morning ...or at least my offer on one was accepted, so like everyone else when confronted with a new life milestone I buy or build a gun. I had a SIG Rattler top end I picked up on a pretty good sale last week so I went shopping for a virgin lower to build a handy pistol with. The local gun shop ( They have some GREAT gun shops in the Charlotte area ) here was pushing Anderson Lowers but Ive had problems with those things in the past . They had a few Ruger 556 lowers in stock ( You know old Bill is ROLLING in his grave ) so I grabbed one. The guy behind the counter , who I think was the manager , asked me what caliber I was building . I told him it was a 300 Blackout SIG Rattler upper. He said I couldnt do that because the lower was is marked 556. I told him no, that is completely wrong and that

    a. Not only is the lower not marked for caliber ( AR-556 is the model designation not a caliber designation. ) there is no such thing as a caliber on a lower . Its just a lower until its built into a gun. The caliber markings do not need to be present on anything but NFA if a end user buildss the gun.

    b. It doesnt matter anyway. Apparently his ATF guy told him they have to build whats on the lower . I told him THEY have to build whats on the lower as a licensed 02/07 SOT and that doesnt apply to me as a builder.

    He wasnt having any of it. Went off mumbling about me going to jail if I get caught and its not his fault.

    Gun shops...Theyre the same everywhere.

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  2. Kruel J

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    LOL gun shop "experts". :rolleyes:
     
  3. MechaNik

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    Oh! Oh! I have one! Some big bald Oakley wearing doosh followed me with the muzzle of a shotgun pumping and pulling the trigger deliberately as a clerk watched. I was too busy trying to pick my jaw up off the floor to say anything. I never went back there. Was in Phoenix, AZ.
     
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    famous prelude to a question, "someone at a gun shop told me"
     
  5. nehalemguy

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    ".308 Winchester is not big enough for elk."

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  6. MechaNik

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    "I use a 300 win mag for blacktail"
     
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  7. DB Wesner

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    Don’t tell the Elk that...
     
  8. Camelfilter

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    Nice on the house offer!

    Palmetto State Armory’s big store is in Columbia SC...
     
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    I kind of wonder about that. Their website says serialized items only at their store. Its only 80 miles away.
     
  10. Heyjoe

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    What is "is that true?!?"
     
  11. Camelfilter

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    Honestly don’t recall what there offerings were for uppers at the store, just recall it being pretty big. Many aisles & decently sized gun counter.

    Might be worth giving them a call first if you want to check out just uppers / barrels etc tho.

    Goodly sized Sportsmans Warehouse up the road from there a little as well. IIRC, one of the bigger ones back East. Like a “normal” sized one here.
     
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  12. EPS

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    All AR LOWERS ARE SOLD as other .
    They might say 5.56 .
    But the 300 BLACK out use the same shell .
    If you are just buying a LOWER .
    It doesn't matter until you put a short barrel on it less than 16 inch with a adjustable stock .
    THEN IT BECOMES A SBR.
     
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  13. Reno

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    Awesome to see you sticking around the PNW forum whilst down south @wired , hopefully enjoying the finer things the south has to offer!
     
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    Is this the same @wired from Yakima I thought he went to California
     
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  15. thorborg

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    Since I found out every things true on the internet, who needs gun shop experts!:rolleyes:
     
  16. Mike97124

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    Geeze, when I bought a house it was always stock up on beans and Ramen noodles, not go buy gun parts. :)

    I owned a house in Charlotte for awhile. I moved down there just in time to get hit by hurricane Hugo. You could see just how much of a war zone Charlotte looked from the 20th floor of the high rise I worked in. There are only a few Southern cities I'd live in and Charlotte was one of them. Great city.

    Mike
     
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  17. EPS

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    Lol really Charlotte is North Carolina.

    But any way the big city's down south are the pretty much the same as here ran by LIBRAL idiots.
    Going to trash.
    Only a few remaining to the right
     
  18. Mike97124

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    Yep, but he mentioned Charlotte in his post and Charlotte is just a hip, hop and skip to SC. :)
     
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  19. EPS

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    I know 15 minutes on a plane from Charlotte to Columbia
     
  20. gryghin

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    Sounds like you're near Rockhill, SC. I grew up in Charleston.

    Palmetto State Armory does sell all of the products that they have online in the stores as well.

    Idiot employees are everywhere.
     

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