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    I am boycotting Dance's Sporting Goods

    I am boycotting Dance's Sporting Goods for being anti-second amendment. For the most part the guys that work there seem pretty decent, but there is one guy that seems to run the show who is not on our side.

    The guy I am talking about is a "firearms instructor."

    A long time ago I overheard this guy tell a potential customer that it was illegal to open-carry in Arlington and Richmond. I had to intervene cause gun-counter B.S. is my pet peeve. Something about firearms brings out the bozos that swear they know-it-all about use-of-force and everything guns and ammo related.

    Yesterday I stopped by to see what they had and I saw a paper sign that was covered by a CZ rifle. The sign said something about you have to be 21 to buy an "assault" rifle. I asked the clerk "What's an assault rifle?" He said that was a good question and that maybe they could call it a black rifle. I told him that with a sign like that they are feeding into the anti's propaganda. He didn't disagree.

    When I was wrapping up my purchase I offered to re-word their sign and mail it to them. I was definitely being tongue-and-cheek. The know-it-all guy started some incoherent ramble about military assault weapons and how they are made to kill someone and I said I bet the rifles you sell kill more paper than men, market it as a sporter rifle. He wasn't picking up what I was putting down. He was not having a participatory conversation. He was talking at me and not listening. I made it a point to tell him that by using the term "assault" rifle he is buying into the anti's hype. He then proceeds to tell me that civilians had no purpose with a military rifle. I am serious.

    My overall impression was that this guy routinely passes his B.S. off as fact that he doesn't know how to handle matching wits with someone that is somewhat informed and passionate about the subject.

    To be fair about his overall demeanor I think it is important to point out that he was very nice to my daughter and complimented her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    He then proceeds to tell me that civilians had no purpose with a military rifle.
    That's all I needed to hear...
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    I like gun shops where they tend to keep their mouths shut. One employee at Green Top wanted to argue with me about open carry and why I was doing it if I had a CHP. I canceled my sale and walked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    I like gun shops where they tend to keep their mouths shut. One employee at Green Top wanted to argue with me about open carry and why I was doing it if I had a CHP. I canceled my sale and walked out.
    I had a guy at Greentop scold me for telling him that I was going to open carry my newly bought Delta Elite on lobby day. I was like dude, you need to know about lobby day.

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    DeGoff's hasn't said anything to me about OC. They don't say much at all, to be honest. I'm quiet too, though. And if you add them on Facebook they'll run promos from time to time like 5% off a new gun or 10% off a used gun if you comment on that particular status update and show it to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    DeGoff's hasn't said anything to me about OC. They don't say much at all, to be honest. I'm quiet too, though. And if you add them on Facebook they'll run promos from time to time like 5% off a new gun or 10% off a used gun if you comment on that particular status update and show it to them.
    I never had much love for Dances anyway.
    DeGoff's is odd. They seem to be the place to go now but when Rodney was alive, I wouldn't set foot in there. Cranky opinionated old bastard.

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    There's actually a legal definition somewhere for "assault rifle". Covers a handful of safety & cosmetic changes. If someone in a gun store didn't know at least that much, what are they doing working there (doing anything other than sweeping up brass & taking out trash)?? I'd actually expect a gun shop employee to know several (if not all) of the features included in the definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    IThe guy I am talking about is a "firearms instructor."
    Sadly, not everyone who carries the title of "firearms instructor" knows the things that they should know.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Sadly, not everyone who carries the title of "firearms instructor" knows the things that they should know.
    Tell me about it! There's a guy that offers training around Richmond. He calls it "Proactive Shooters." He's a yankee from Jersey. No good rascal! Just ask Wylde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    . Cranky opinionated old bastard.
    Wait a minute. What????

    Someone let Peter know that someone got a hold of his password and maybe his computer. Peter's not a pot calling the kettle black.

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    [QUOTE=T Dubya;1475721]He's a yankee from Jersey. No good rascal! [QUOTE]

    I heard that he doesn't even like BBQ! How is that even possible??

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    ...He's a yankee from Jersey. ...
    Well they have to go somewhere to escape NJ!

    If they are pro-gun, VA welcomes them. :-)

    I escaped IL, NY & CA and ain't going back!!! Once you taste freedom....

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    Haha! Jersey was fun to live in way back when. If you don't know bad, you can't know good!


    and as for BBQ....YUCK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Haha! Jersey was fun to live in way back when. If you don't know bad, you can't know good!


    and as for BBQ....YUCK!
    When was Jersey ever fun?

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    Never been to Dance's, but I've been to lots of other gun shops in VA, and I can honestly say that the only one I've really been very happy with was Town Police Supply in Richmond. The rest I've had issues with for one reason or another be it them trying to price gouge me, them being flat out rude, them doing horrible work on guns, or them telling me blatant lies and insisting I don't know what I'm talking about. Sometimes it's been all of the above. I just can't say I've found a lot of good gun shops. I have a few that are horrible and I won't deal with, and a few that are tolerable, and I will sometimes deal with them if they have what I want at a decent price.

    Town Police Supply on the other hand, the time I've dealt with them had good prices, a great friendly staff, and they seemed to know what they were doing.

    This all being said there are a ton of shops in VA I haven't been to, so I hope that there are more good ones out there I've just not found yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdm guy View Post
    When was Jersey ever fun?
    1978 - 1997
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    Quote Originally Posted by hometheaterman View Post
    Never been to Dance's, but I've been to lots of other gun shops in VA, and I can honestly say that the only one I've really been very happy with was Town Police Supply in Richmond. The rest I've had issues with for one reason or another be it them trying to price gouge me, them being flat out rude, them doing horrible work on guns, or them telling me blatant lies and insisting I don't know what I'm talking about. Sometimes it's been all of the above. I just can't say I've found a lot of good gun shops. I have a few that are horrible and I won't deal with, and a few that are tolerable, and I will sometimes deal with them if they have what I want at a decent price.

    Town Police Supply on the other hand, the time I've dealt with them had good prices, a great friendly staff, and they seemed to know what they were doing.

    This all being said there are a ton of shops in VA I haven't been to, so I hope that there are more good ones out there I've just not found yet.
    Town Police is one of the best shops in Richmond and most gun folks don't even know about them. I send alot of people there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Town Police is one of the best shops in Richmond and most gun folks don't even know about them. I send alot of people there.
    I've never heard of them. I'll have to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Town Police is one of the best shops in Richmond and most gun folks don't even know about them. I send alot of people there.
    I think when I first heard about them they were LEO only, or at least I believed they were. A while ago, however, they started advertising specials on VAguntrader. I've been meaning to check them out because they are a GSSF dealer. But that means I gotta join GSSF and save up some more $$ first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Town Police is one of the best shops in Richmond and most gun folks don't even know about them. I send alot of people there.
    Agreed. I've purchased three guns from them on three separate occasions, and all of the transactions went well. They are an authorized LEO dealer for Glock. A lot of places claim to offer a glock LEO/Military discount. Glock sets these prices, and Town Police is one of the only dealers I've seen in VA that has them at the true LEO/Military price. Hard to beat a Glock for 400 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpg9999 View Post
    Agreed. I've purchased three guns from them on three separate occasions, and all of the transactions went well. They are an authorized LEO dealer for Glock. A lot of places claim to offer a glock LEO/Military discount. Glock sets these prices, and Town Police is one of the only dealers I've seen in VA that has them at the true LEO/Military price. Hard to beat a Glock for 400 bucks.
    Four hunnerd bucks!!!!!

    You reckon I can get Novacop to buy me one of them plastic guns?
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    I noticed that sign also.....

    I noticed that as I was getting ready to leave to store but didn't have the time to ask and wasn't a %100 sure of the law if I ever end up there again(friends I shoot with like it but we never buy) I will be sure to bring it up. I could careless would a guns intended purpose is. The law is the law and I don't want there attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    I've never heard of them. I'll have to check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    I think when I first heard about them they were LEO only, or at least I believed they were. A while ago, however, they started advertising specials on VAguntrader. I've been meaning to check them out because they are a GSSF dealer. But that means I gotta join GSSF and save up some more $$ first.
    Ask for Marshall. Tell him that I sent you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Ask for Marshall. Tell him that I sent you.
    You're a good Virginian ProShooter and an outstanding citizen. Wylde be damned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    You're a good Virginian ProShooter and an outstanding citizen. Wylde be damned!
    lol
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