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Today I was a victim of a gun store know it all! I work in flowood so its just around the corner to go to Discount and I needed some .22 ammo and some powder. I run down there and browse around a little while. I go to the shelf that has the .22 ammo and it happens to be just across the way from the gun sales counter. There was a guy behind the counter playing with his iphone. I started looking at the .22 stuff and he asked if he could help. I said I was looking for some 22 super colibri. He said and I quote " why would you shoot that crap?" He had a real condescending tone. It rubbed me the wrong way but I answered that it was for a .22 to shoot with my new can. I wanted to be really quiet. He started to lecture me about how he has a can and that there is nothing quieter than CCI and that I was wasting my time with the colibri. He went on but I just started walking for the door. I drove strait to Vans and bought just what I wanted and they were happy to sell it to me, even if it sucks.

That will be my last trip to Discount. What ever happend to customer service. I really want to do business local but people like this make it hard.
 
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People like that should not be in that job. I would have lost it with him. :2pistol:
 

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dhollis51 said:
was it a skinny guy with dark hair in his 30's?
Yea that was him. He was about my age dark hair and smart a$$ attitude.
 

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You should have told him and the owner that you wouldn't be back and you was telling the world.
 

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No only is the traffic a PIA on Lakeland Dr...but Discount Hunting and fishing have been known snobbish for quite a while.

I have not bought anything from them in years and will not
 

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Same here, I have a rule of thumb that keeps my blood pressure down. If I have to walk out of a business to keep from "biotch slapping" somebody, they get zero business from me, and I DO spread the word.

I'll never understand why business owners who depend on the public to make a profit, hire Idiots with no idea of how to treat customers.
 

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well one of the problems is the owner's son is there "running" the place often...or should I say "ruining"...Last I was there about 2 yrs ago He really had crap for an attitude...Bet I got more ammo on the shelf than they do anyway :lol3:
 

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Ran into a similar situation at a local store. We were talking about self defense ammo, and I played "dumb" (keep quiet KilRoy), as usual. He got around to telling me how good .22 magnum is because it will penetrate a bulletproof vest. I can't say for sure that it won't, but I have seen it fail to penetrate a 2"x4". Didn't buy anything that day, and when I go, I never do business with him!
Sad thing is, someone told me he is a school teacher. Who is teaching our kids?!
 

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that sucks that you had that problem out of them. i've had lots of luck with them everytime i've ever been in there.
 

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Actually have never vistied that establishment -- won't judge 'em until I do ...
 

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They were pretty good fella's when they were in south jackson. Bought about 6 guns and a Liberty safe (they quit selling those back then and I don't think they started back). Nice guys but they were getting long in the tooth back then. Prices were competitive in south jackson but can't remember buying a gun from them in flowood. Guess they were jacked up to pay movin' expenses.
 

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Its been awhile since i been in there, but last time i went their 22ammo prices were thru the roof.

I went back to vans today and got really good service from a guy behind the counter. He was excited to know that i was tryin to build a long range rifle and he gave me a few suggestions and showed me a few different scopes that he had good luck with. I noticed the guy that i had bad luck with last time, his name is Clyde, he sounded like he got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning so i said Hi and asked him how his day was goin. He seemed to cheer up a lil. So i went on my way.
 

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jbpmidas said:
Ran into a similar situation at a local store. We were talking about self defense ammo, and I played "dumb" (keep quiet KilRoy), as usual. He got around to telling me how good .22 magnum is because it will penetrate a bulletproof vest. I can't say for sure that it won't, but I have seen it fail to penetrate a 2"x4". Didn't buy anything that day, and when I go, I never do business with him!
Sad thing is, someone told me he is a school teacher. Who is teaching our kids?!
I can attest at watching a 55gr 5.56 fail to penetrate a kevlar vest from 10 feet away. I was present for this "test" when I was serving at Fort Benning.

If it's a known fact .22WM is a less powerful cartridge than a 5.56 NATO, and the 556 will not penetrate a standard flack vest (no strike plate), the .22WM will NOT do so.

I hate idiots.
 

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A flak vest is intended to stop flak, not bullets. Body armor or ballistic vest is the correct term for "bulletproof" vests. I know the term is sometimes used to refer to high level modern armor, but it's a misnomer.

.22mag IS CAPABLE of penetrating low level armor and the old flak jackets. It's fact, not myth, period.

No body armor is bullet PROOF, just bullet resistant. Remember this Darwin Award winner? Body armor is not perfect and this guy needs new friends!
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I'm sorry you had trouble. Customer service is so bad these days that now I only ask for the manager when I get great service. I expect poor service everywhere I go. It's less stressful that way since that is what I usually get.
 

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I used to go by when they were in South Jackson, but rarely get to their new location.

I stopped by the Walmart in Clinton recently and asked an old man behind the gun counter about .45 ammo. He opened the locked case and showed me a 50-round pack of Remington. I told him to let me have 3 boxes which he did.

As he was ringing it up I commented about the ammo shortage.

He said, "They're making plenty. It's those hoarders who are causing the shortage. Some of them have a year's supply at home!"

I just grinned and said, "Yeah. Probably so."
 

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well one of the problems is the owner's son is there "running" the place often...or should I say "ruining"...Last I was there about 2 yrs ago He really had crap for an attitude...Bet I got more ammo on the shelf than they do anyway :lol3:
I do believe the Dad passed away a few years back and the son is the owner now or that is what he told me when I bought my Bow there.
 

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clyde

He is a salty dog but really pretty straight forward. He knows a bunch about reloading and can really help you out. If you are looking for sunshine and big smiles - not him. If you need some specific help -him.
I like the fella.
 
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