This is a damn shame.
I get so dissapointed in people and how they disprespect the animal, hunting, the hunting community, and the ethical firearms holding community.
I haven't been in a gun store except Cabelas (doesn't really count) in years but last week I went to go pick up a rifle I ordered, and it never fails that I encounter a complete fool, at least this fool didn't work at the place lol.
As I'm waiting for my background check to come back and finish my purchase, said fool, a man in his early 60's halfway bursts in 5 minutes before closing time and says:
"I need a gun I'm going hog hunting this weekend, what do you have under $500 that I can shoot a pig with." He wasn't asking in a manner where he was wanting to be educated or in manner where he was going to use the right kind of caliber/rifle for the hunt. He was behaving and asking in a manner like he was buying a disposable toy but one he could go all Rambo with on some pigs! It was really really shocking that he had zero respect for what he was buying, what he was going to do with it, and how he was going to go about using the rifle!
The kid at the counter pulls up the inventory list on the computer for what they keep on hand and says "Hmm, not much, I have a 300 Blackout Pistol" so the guy tells him "ooh a pistol for hog hunting sounds cool lets look at it".
The kid brings it out and the guy is like "oooh I've never seen anything like this, I may take it. By the way what is a 300 Blackout? Does it shoot pigs?"
I then told him "That is a pistol configuration short barreld AR rifle. The 300 Blackout cartrige/caliber is a 223/5.56 brass case cut down and resized to fit a 30 caliber bullet. The same kind of bullet that fires out of a .308 rifle. Also understand thatit is illegal for you to put a stock on that rifle because it has a barrel under 16 inches in size. You have to submit NFA paperwork, get it approved, engrave the thing, and THEN you can legally put a stock on it. If you don't do all of that and you put a stock on it and you get caught you will become a felon."
His response after I finished saying all of that was "OOOH so this thing is the same as a 308?" I was like "no it shoots the same sized projectile as a 308, 30-06, 30-30, etc. that projectile is a 30 caliber projectile." He then turns to the kid at the counter says "Can I look at the ammo? I want to see what it shoots before I buy it."
At that moment the other kid at the counter told me my background was clear and I was good to go. I was in awe of that guy me and the 2 kids just all kind of looked at each other and I wished them a good day and walked out with my new rifle lol.
I would imagine this is the kind of guy that shoots deer, cuts of the heads and leaves them lying. It is so shameful. I hope those poachers get caught and I hope that guy failed to buy a rifle and if he did I hope he doesn't hurt or kill himself or someone else because the thinks it's an action movie toy rather than a serious tool used for serious situations.
I'm so thankful for our little 300BLK forum community and that you guys are so responsible and respectful with how you conduct yourselves with your firearms, hunting, and just generally in life from what we share here!