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#6490856 - 10/11/16 02:17 PM Academy gun clerks, who hires these people
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So I was at academy buying some ammo and as I'm looking around I hear a soldier talking to a guy at the gun counter. The first thing that caught my attention was when the soldier says "Im looking to get into long range shooting out to 400 yds but I don't know where to aim at different distances after zeroing at 100 yds" Immediately I thought ok I can't wait to hear the Academy gun guys answer to this. He says" its easy man just zero at 100 and then the bullet will drop 1 inch every hundred yards so at 100 you aim dad on, 200 aim 1 inch high, 300 aim 2 inches high, 400 aim 3 in high, 500 aim 4 in high and so on" Soldier shakes his head and say s sweet thats way easier than I thought. I guess he is shooting the worlds flatest and fastest round ever heard of for such little drop and the clerk didn't even ask what rifle or caliber he was shooting. I just shook my head and walked off. I thought about intervening but decided not to. First off you would have thought a SSG in the Army would have a little more knowledge in how a bullet works, you would also think he would have done a little research before thinking he could just jump into long range shooting, you would also think he would know 400 yds isn't long range, and last you would think the guy working at the gun counter would have atleast some knowledge in guns and ballistics and how they work. The whole thing blew my mind.
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#6490875 - 10/11/16 02:27 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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Do you think Academy questions them on their gun and ammo knowledge? No way. If the employee knows how to run a cash register, stock material on shelves and dial the NICS back ground system, then they are GTG.
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#6490880 - 10/11/16 02:28 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Do you think Academy questions them on their gun and ammo knowledge? No way. If the employee knows how to run a cash register, stock material on shelves and dial the NICS back ground system, then they are GTG.
I would hope if they are put in a specific section then they would have some knowledge on what they are attempting to sell but apparently not.


Oh and can you load me up 100 rounds of 6.8 that only drops 9 inches at 1000 yds?


Edited by SapperTitan (10/11/16 02:29 PM)
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#6490893 - 10/11/16 02:33 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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very few, maybe 1% know anything about any product
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#6490896 - 10/11/16 02:35 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Oh and can you load me up 100 rounds of 6.8 that only drops 9 inches at 1000 yds?


That would be a "laser" (pinky on the corner of my mouth). LOL!
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#6490897 - 10/11/16 02:35 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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I worked at an academy for about 6 months when i was 18, left because i realized there was nothin for me to learn there other than I needed a much higher paying job.
Im no guns and ammo expert, but I could give better advice to people asking questions than anyone else that worked in the huntin and fishing department. If I didnt know then i would say "sorry sir, I dont know enough about that to advise you"

And yes, sadly, I seem to expect that our military soldiers would know better.
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#6490909 - 10/11/16 02:40 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
I worked at an academy for about 6 months when i was 18, left because i realized there was nothin for me to learn there other than I needed a much higher paying job.
Im no guns and ammo expert, but I could give better advice to people asking questions than anyone else that worked in the huntin and fishing department. If I didnt know then i would say "sorry sir, I dont know enough about that to advise you"

And yes, sadly, I seem to expect that our military soldiers would know better.
Id rather be told i don't know any day than to be given bad advice.
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#6490919 - 10/11/16 02:49 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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i try not to ask questions at walmart,
kroger, academy, bass amateur shop, or
cowbellys.
if i don't see it, i figure they don't
have any of whatever it is.

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#6490928 - 10/11/16 02:57 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Do you think Academy questions them on their gun and ammo knowledge? No way. If the employee knows how to run a cash register, stock material on shelves and dial the NICS back ground system, then they are GTG.
I would hope if they are put in a specific section then they would have some knowledge on what they are attempting to sell but apparently not.


He is a retail clerk in a big box store, not a shooting instructor. Not sure why you would expect him to have such knowledge. His job is to show you handguns, rifles, and shotguns... nothing more.

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#6490934 - 10/11/16 03:04 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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I'd never expect good information at Academy. I hate the customers that hang out in the hunting section wanting to talk to anyone and everyone about whatever gun conspiracy they read about on the internet. I didn't ask you about it, I have already heard it before, I am not interested in it, why did you start talking to me in the first place?
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#6490939 - 10/11/16 03:07 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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OP you witnessed "when dummies collide".

One for giving advice on something he obviously had no idea about. The other for asking long range shooting advice at a big box retailer. roflmao

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#6490942 - 10/11/16 03:10 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Do you think Academy questions them on their gun and ammo knowledge? No way. If the employee knows how to run a cash register, stock material on shelves and dial the NICS back ground system, then they are GTG.
I would hope if they are put in a specific section then they would have some knowledge on what they are attempting to sell but apparently not.


He is a retail clerk in a big box store, not a shooting instructor. Not sure why you would expect him to have such knowledge. His job is to show you handguns, rifles, and shotguns... nothing more.

I don't expect him to be a shooting instructor but i do expect him to have some knowledge on a subject if he is going to explain it to someone. If he didn't know he should have said IDK.
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#6490971 - 10/11/16 03:28 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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Gun counter guy should've said "I don't know".

Wish I was standing there.
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#6490985 - 10/11/16 03:39 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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I can't listen to them. I have wanted to throat punch every Academy gun counter guy I have came across.
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#6491018 - 10/11/16 03:59 PM Re: Academy gun clerks, who hires these people [Re: SapperTitan]
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first mistake, asking Academy person anything other than , "can I see" if you are looking for any other answer than "sure" you are a dummy for even going there in the first place.

you go there to buy, not to gather info. grab your chit off the shelf, pay and leave, simple
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