shortysboy09 wrote:Hmmm... I have heard nothing but good things up until this point about Bachman. I just thought they were really focused on business and getting you in, get what you need, and get you on down the road. randomoutburst, He didn't pay any attention to you? Was he with customers? can2boy, You don't think the gentlemen that served you was being humorous did you?
Every time we've been there, there was only one or two other people in the store and at least three clerks. Each time stood there for a good 10 minutes staring at the firearm(s) of interest, looking around, making eye contact with the clerks (who were usually standing behind the doorway leading to the back), looking at the firearm(s) again, saying "excuse me" to get their attention, waiting while they finished up whatever chat they were having. This happened every time we went there and at first we dismissed it as they were having a slow day so they were enjoying chatting a little, but every time? Come on.
And the guy who made the comment about the shotgun upset me because, at the time, I was just opening up to firearms so wasn't terribly experienced, but I knew enough to know how to hold it properly. We told the guy I would be using it as a HD shotgun as well as for skeet (I had already been once so I knew how to properly seat it on my shoulder) and that I was feeling them out because the one I had been using was too heavy in front so it made it hard for me to hold up for long without tiring my arms out. I ended up buying my Maverick 88 from them simply because they had one that day and I liked the way it felt, but haven't ever bought anything else because the other few times I was in just to see what they had, all I got was grief from the salesclerks. I was looking at 9mm, they'd recommend a .380 because I could "carry it in my purse". Please note, I was not carrying a purse, never carry a purse, and even commented on that fact. They replied with, "Well, you wouldn't carry it on your PERSON!" I wanted a .357 revolver, they'd recommend an Airweight .38 "for a lady". That was the last time I went in, and good riddance.
Edit: And I forgot to mention that I always went in with my husband...but even though I was the one doing the shopping, with my money, they seemed to want to talk to him more than me about my choice.
I know some ladies look for "sexist" treatment so they can complain about it...but the only other time I have EVER felt this way was when I was buying a car (my money) and the car salesman wouldn't say a word to me - just my husband. Needless to say, we went elsewhere for the car. Same with my firearms.