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I've been reading on here for months now and have seen several derogatory things said about this store. I'm just curious to know if anyone that hates on the store has been in recently. We'll go ahead and get the formalities out of the way now and say that yes, I do work at the shop.

But I've seen so many negative things said about the store that it amazes me. A lot of the negative experiences seem to be due to customer service. We have one employee that has been there longer than 7 months, aside from him, we are a totally new crew. The owner is the same, but employees are all different. Honestly, from the negative reviews I've seen from you guys, I wouldn't go there either, but I was a customer before I read anything about the store and gave it a fair chance. I personally think that if you were to put your personal vendettas against previous employees aside, and just came in and looked around, you might have a positive experience. All we're asking for is a chance. Hell, you don't have to buy anything, just come in and check it out, talk to the employees and see what you think. I don't think you'll regret it.


P.s. We have a shield. Unsure on price, but if interested, I can postlater on when I work.

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Which store are you at?

I was actually a "member" of the Hinesville store in years past and it was a fun place to shoot. An endless number of rude employees ran me off and I haven't set foot in either place in years and I doubt I ever will. Sorry, but if you want my money (I bought a LOT of stuff there) you have to treat me as a customer and not somebody interrupting your coffee break...
 

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I work at the Savannah location. In all actuality, there is a bit of a 'disconnect' between the two stores. A rivalry, if you will.
 

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Byron, has there been any thought given to allow people to carry in the store?

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Are you saying that you will not go into the store because you can't carry inside of the store?

Please understand that the reason we do not allow loaded firearms inside of the store portion is NOT because we "don't want someone to hop a counter and steal a gun" as mentioned before. It essentially boils down to "one bad egg ruined it for everyone". For every careful and safe firearm owner, there is always at least one or two unsafe negligent people that carry. Those one or two can be very dangerous. As you guys all know, the store has had it's history of both customer and employee mishaps in the past. We are trying to avoid this happening again. I understand the arguments for both sides, and I know this is the very wrong answer, but if you have a concealed firearm, and we can't see it, unless you announce it, we aren't going to stop you and pat you down.

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That is one of the reasons I will not go into the store. The other issues may have been resolved as you stated but since I cannot carry there I will not shop there.

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I agree that the employee issues were very annoying at times but what permanently turned me away from both stores were the pricing practices, store policies and the lack of willingness to work with customers.

Even with a complete changeover in employees, I'm curious if the management has also been changed out or not since I saw for myself that some of the problems stemmed from them. The rest of the problems could only come from the owner/s.

Unless the employees own and manage the store, then I highly doubt they have much influence over store policies and such. Owners and management are the driving force, be it good or bad.

No matter what any employee has to say, I still refuse to do business there.
 

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For every careful and safe firearm owner, there is always at least one or two unsafe negligent people that carry. Those one or two can be very dangerous.
I heard those exact words the other day, at an anti-gun rally.
 

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Then we have common ground. I love the Pens. Almost wore my Lemieux Jersey to work today too.

Honestly, managers have changed, but they are very limited on what they can change as far as policies. Marcia has ran the business for years and changes very little. But our prices... What was it that turned you away? Range prices? Because we're 12.50 for the DAY, whereas I've heard Patricks is $15.00 an HOUR.

Antigun? Lol. There is a reason my gun has a 3% flag on the rail cover. I'm a strong 'come and get them' supporter.
 

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Are you saying that you will not go into the store because you can't carry inside of the store?
Exactly what I am saying. I conceal about 75% of the time. However,If I was to open carry there, would you ask me to leave? I don't see any reason to support ANY business that doesn't fully support my rights, expecially when it's a gun store. (yes, I was asked to to leave after I refused to unload my holstered weapon last time I was there.)
 

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Are you saying that you will not go into the store because you can't carry inside of the store?
I have never been to either of your two stores (and doubt that I ever will after reading this thread...) but EVERY gun store and pawn shop I frequent allows open or concealed carry. That includes the range/gun store that I'm a member of.

What you have is the typical "If it saves the life of one child..." mentality that drives me insane. WATCH the people entering your store. If they act crazy or stupid, escort them to the door and have them put the gun in the car or, failing that, tell them to not come back.

Why punish everyone for a few idiots (unless you are a liberal...)?
 

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I have a feeling that most of the people who cause problems in gun stores are people who own guns, as opposed to gun owners, much less people who carry on a daily basis. Not everyone who goes to a gun range or walks into a gun store knows how to handle a firearm as well as most of us do. The liability is probably on the store, so I can't blame them for being cautious. I don't like it, but I don't blame them.
 

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I remember the policy Matt & Joe had at Patrick's - "If yours stays in the holster, mine will also."
 

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Antigun? Lol. There is a reason my gun has a 3% flag on the rail cover. I'm a strong 'come and get them' supporter.
So you're 100% pro-gun, but only when they are in other people's stores. But when they are in your store, you want them to be disarmed for the safety of your customers and employees. I hate to break it to you, that's not pro-gun.

Please explain to me why your quote (below) isn't a legitimate argument for every store owner in America to prohibit guns in their stores. Or for that matter for a sweeping prohibition of carry at all public places.

"For every careful and safe firearm owner, there is always at least one or two unsafe negligent people that carry. Those one or two can be very dangerous."

Would this quote made by any other merchant people be pro-gun or anti-gun? Does it make any different at all that they sell cheeseburgers or sweaters?
 

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So you're 100% pro-gun, but only when they are in other people's stores. But when they are in your store, you want them to be disarmed for the safety of your customers and employees. I hate to break it to you, that's not pro-gun.

Please explain to me why your quote (below) isn't a legitimate argument for every store owner in America shouldn't to prohibit guns in their stores. Or for that matter for a sweeping prohibition of carry at all public places.

"For every careful and safe firearm owner, there is always at least one or two unsafe negligent people that carry. Those one or two can be very dangerous."

Would this quote made by any other merchant people be pro-gun or anti-gun? Does it make any different at all that they sell cheeseburgers or sweaters?
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I use the gun range some but swore off purchasing anything else from M.E. after being treated poorly by the owner. I was charged msrp after waiting for a gun that everyone before me bought at a discount...which amounted to about $50. When I put my name on the list I was told that the price was $399. When it came in they said that the price just went up.The fact that the dealer cost didn't go up wasn't a factor in pricing it to me. I was told basically "take it or leave it. If you don't buy it someone else will". I had purchased some 6 or 7 guns in the past and felt like the loyality wasn't appreciated. I've bought several guns since then elsewhere. The greed of making $50 extra profit because they could, lost my business.
 

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I remember the policy Matt & Joe had at Patrick's - "If yours stays in the holster, mine will also."
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