Allen Arms Experience

C_Carson

New Member
I?ve decided I want to replace my Glock with a single stack 9mm, so yesterday we went to Allen Arms to look around and try out the feel of a couple different models.

My husband took our son to look at holsters while I browsed the counters. Here we encounter problem #1. Even though several employees looked at me, and saw me checking out different guns, they all ignored me. HOWEVER, once my husband walked up and stood beside me, we got instant service. This has happened EVERY time I?ve gone to this store.

The employee helping us was a young guy, who directed his questions to my husband at first. We set him straight that I was the one looking for a gun, and this is where he started to get a bit of an attitude. I asked to look at a few different guns (CZ, Para, etc) just to see how they felt in my hand.
I commented to my husband that I liked the feel of the Para, but lamented that it was a .45.
Employee: ?What?s wrong with a .45??
Me: ?I?m just looking for a single stack 9mm.?
Employee: (sneering) ?Why 9mm??
Me: ?Um, because even though I have a .40, and my husband has a .45, and I can shoot them, it?s not fun to do so??
Employee, interrupting: ?No, it?s not.?
Me: ??and because I?m not very proficient with them.?
Employee: ?What are you looking for? A self defense gun or plinking??
Me: ?Both. I need to practice with my carry gun.?
Employee: ?9mm isn?t an effective caliber. Why not carry a .45??
Me: ?Um, because a higher caliber does no good if I can?t hit my target with it??
Employee: ?True, but I?ve heard some stories?I heard of this S.W.A.T. guy who was on a raid, and he shot a perp in the neck three times with a 9mm MP5, and the perp just kept running.?

(At this point, I had to duck down to look at the lower shelf to keep him from seeing my expression. Once I got the eye rolling under control, I stood back up.)

Employee: ?Why not go with a revolver? They go bang every time.?
Me: ?I?ve heard the same thing about Hi Points.?
Employee: ?I don?t know where you heard that, but they need to grow up and get off the drugs.? Then he admitted, ?I?ve never handled a Hi Point.?

My husband and I looked at each other and left without another word. (At least, until we got in the car :rolleyes:)
 

Tigerstripe

Active Member
Sportsman Warehouse in Columbia has some young whippersnappers that know it all, as they were deciding who could put

the Berreta auto shotgun back together, but you cant beat their selection. i called Allen Arms today looking for 2 guns and

one was 50 bucks over another quote and the other was 125 bucks over another quote.

my best quote was....again... BOB. Upstate Armory.

See you tomorrow Bob.
 

Schultz

New Member
I refuse to walk in to Allen Arms ever again once was enough. They are very unprofessional, Rude and their range is not up to NRA standards. I do go to Simpsonville gun and pawn on occasion(I like to check out pawn shops on a regular basis) and once in awhile they have a decent deal on a gun or two.

If you haven't been I recommend going to see Bob at Upstate Armory he always has good deals and if he doesn't have it he can get it.
 

C_Carson

New Member
Oh yeah, we love going to see Bob. We were planning to go this week, but circumstances didn't work out. I'm probably going to sell my Glock and see if Bob can hook me up with a Taurus Slim.
 

bigfutz

Active Member
Which model Glock are you selling? And why in the world would anyone want a 9mm??? You can tell 9's are worthless by their lack of popularity. A wise man once noted the Germans marched across Europe with the 9mm.
 

C_Carson

New Member
LOL, yeah, I almost asked him if he would feel invincible against someone pointing a 9mm at him, but didn't want it to deal with any further mall ninja crap.

I'm selling a Glock 27, which comes with two 27 magazines and one 23 magazine (with grip sleeve), four Pierce extended base plates/finger extensions, (two of the extensions are plus one, and two extensions are plus two) one leather OWB holster (can't remember the brand name) and one Blackhawk Serpa Level 2 rentention holster, OWB. Asking $460 for all of the above. Official" For Sale" thread with pics will be up in the next day or two.
 

thebrasilian

New Member
bigfutz said:
Which model Glock are you selling? And why in the world would anyone want a 9mm??? You can tell 9's are worthless by their lack of popularity. A wise man once noted the Germans marched across Europe with the 9mm.
Well we all know how that ended for the Germans.
 
I was in there once, and didn't last very long. I was looking for an M&P45 and when I asked if they had any in stock, the young lady told me they didn't make them in 45. I must have looked shocked because she said she would go check. When she returned she told me that they didn't carry them, but could order and get it in a few weeks. I told her I could order it and get it in a few days. Needless to say, I won't be spending any money there.

While she was gone to check with someone about whether S&W makes their most popular selling gun in 45, I overhead someone giving the oral "test" to use the range and thought for sure it must have been two people just screwing around. When I got home I looked on their website and sure enough, they were serious! :shock:
 

Stan in SC

New Member
C_Carson,it was good to se you ,Carsontech and the baby.That baby is growing quick.
Anyway we can help you,please let us know.

Stan in SC
 

rockman96

New Member
thebrasilian said:
bigfutz said:
Which model Glock are you selling? And why in the world would anyone want a 9mm??? You can tell 9's are worthless by their lack of popularity. A wise man once noted the Germans marched across Europe with the 9mm.
Well we all know how that ended for the Germans.
Yeah, but the Germans stomped a lot of european ass before "it ended". Unfortunately they killed a lot of our guys later on in the process, too.

To the original poster: you should have asked him if he'd mind standing downrange and holding the target for you since 9mm is totally ineffective. Say "what are ya scared of, it's only 9mm?". :lol:
 
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