Walking into a gun store for the first time can seem daunting, and the urge to impress the staff may seem overwhelming. Please do not do this. Here are some tips on gun store etiquette from a professional guns buyer in Texas.
1. Treat every single firearm in the store as if it is loaded, especially the ones being handled. Do not point the gun at anyone.
2. Do not attempt to dry-fire the gun. This is actually damaging to some guns. Always ask a clerk before pulling the trigger on any gun in the store.
3. Do not make flippant comments about shooting someone. While the newbie may find this amusing, the staff and other customers most certainly do not. In fact, the offender may be asked to leave and/or be permanently banned from the store or reported to authorities. Trying to be funny is not worth it.
4. Do not disassemble the gun. Always ask the clerk to disassemble the gun, they will be happy to do so.
5. Never talk about making any gun fully automatic. It is illegal in the United States to own a fully automatic gun. Any talk of converting a gun illegally will result in the offender being asked to leave and possibly being reported to the authorities.
6. Do not offer unsolicited advice or comments. Long time gun owners are a fickle bunch and set in their ways. If someone wants an opinion, they will ask for one.
7. Treat the staff with the respect they deserve. They deal with customers of all types on a daily basis and may not be in the mood for shenanigans. They are professionals, treat them as such.
8. Do not tie up the time of the staff too much. While enthusiasm is expected, asking about 20 different guns and then not buying one is not considered a good practice.
Remember these tips when it comes time to Visit Franklin Gold & Silver Exchange. An experienced Guns Buyer in Texas with a comfortable environment and welcoming atmosphere, staffed with people who know their stuff is just what is needed for the sale or purchase to go smoothly.