Academy can go AUTOFORNICATE!

Analog Kid

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Sounds like you overreacted to a pretty standard business practice. I've seen the same entitled boomer "customer is always right" attitude that embarrasses everyone around the person throwing a temper tantrum more times than I care to count. It's *almost* as bad as the businesses that act like they are doing you a favor by being open.

Trigger locks are annoying but they aren't the end of the world. You've got every right to shop elsewhere - it won't change the fact that damn near every sporting goods store for the last 10+ years has had trigger locks and will continue to. Bass Pro didn't until a few years back, and switched after someone loaded a pistol in one of their stores and killed himself. Frankly it makes sense in stores like Academy, WalMart, Cabela's, etc. where you've got a bunch of retail employees with little experience handling customer temper tantrums and lots of guns. In a typical gun store where the employee/customer ratio isn't as high the trigger locks don't make as much of a difference, hence I've almost never seen an LGS that has trigger locks.

Anyway, you can always ask who had the authority to take a trigger lock off - that's worked for me on occasion. It's a technique that requires checking a bit of ego at the door and not being an irate walking stereotype though.
The locks that bass-pro provides are handy if you need to lock-up, perhaps if there are kiddos in the house.
 

Analog Kid

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The trick to dealing with the passive aggressive folks is to hit 'em back with a calm and literal response.

If there is anything more I can do to help ....
"Well you haven't been at all effective to this point, let's just play the odds on this and agree you're not able at all."
Yep.. Honey instead of Vinegar..
 

zackmars

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Working in retail sucks. Working in the firearms industry sucks.

Working the retail side of the firearms industry is a screaming nightmare, doubly so if its for some place like Academy or Cabelas.

Cut the kid a break.
 

kirk10100

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Dec 21, 2011
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I hate Academy. I think the whole point is that the salesperson acted like a dipshit. I understand they have policies I don’t agree with but don’t be a douche bag about it. Unfortunately I’ve seen this happen and I’ve not been shy about letting them know they are rude then following up with an email to corporate. Had a cashier there once ask for an ID when I was buying gun lube. He saw my displeasure and very nicely apologized and said it was company policy. Cool no problem. I thanked him then left. On another occasion they changed the policy on ammo purchases from 3 boxes to 2 which I didn’t know. When I went onto pay for my three boxes the guy acted like he had seen his sister blowing me. So yeah, those rude dip sticks can go pleasure them selves.


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cycleguy2300

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Mar 19, 2010
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I hate Academy. I think the whole point is that the salesperson acted like a dipshit. I understand they have policies I don’t agree with but don’t be a douche bag about it. Unfortunately I’ve seen this happen and I’ve not been shy about letting them know they are rude then following up with an email to corporate. Had a cashier there once ask for an ID when I was buying gun lube. He saw my displeasure and very nicely apologized and said it was company policy. Cool no problem. I thanked him then left. On another occasion they changed the policy on ammo purchases from 3 boxes to 2 which I didn’t know. When I went onto pay for my three boxes the guy acted like he had seen his sister blowing me. So yeah, those rude dip sticks can go pleasure them selves.


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Was it spray/aerosol lube?

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Maverick44

Certified All-American Gun Nut
Honestly, I have to agree with @candcallen, and it may very well be store policy, or company policy or whatever, but the attitude is what drove CC over the edge. The store employee could have handled that in much different way. But it seems he copped an attitude instead.
I've worked shit jobs like that where the store policy has been stupid and caused issues. I was always very quick to politely let the customer know who made the policy and that I didn't like it either but had no choice but to go along with it. Most of the time, it went a long ways towards calming things down. Attitude means a lot.

Just because you work for them doesn't mean you have to take a bullet for them. It's their policy, throw them under the bus and let them deal with it. They don't pay you anywhere near enough to deal with that crap.
 

Maverick44

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Could always support the small shops, but nobody ever wants to pay the higher prices and instead they go in and finger **** the guns before heading online.


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Depends on how much higher the price is. I'll pay a premium for instant gratification and to support local business. Not $200-$300 extra though.
 

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