MemberDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Hello all, I applied for a part time position at a local range/FFL dealer and was just curious if anyone on here has worked at a range or gun shop.
I’m not entirely sure what the job might entail other than selling guns and renting range time but I thought it might be an enjoyable side job.
If anyone on here has done this type of work, what might I expect if I were to get it?
Having been an avid shooter for years and having lived in three states in the past three years I’ve been to several ranges and they are all different but all have similarities, I’ve just never been on the other side of the counter.
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Deadlift_007GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Have fun being muzzle swept by dummies who’ve never heard of the Four Rules.
damiggs2121GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Dont be a douche bag. Dont judge people based on their gun preferences even if they like glocks (I know its hard but they are still supporting the 2nd)
SlarSlarGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
I’m a gunsmith but I also do general FFL stuff like sales/transfers. It’s a little confusing and intimidating the first couple of times you have to call in a NICS check, but it’s actually really easy and will become second nature after a while. Just be sure you know the law.
Novakingway556GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
FYI, be mentally prepared that people will come to your location to “off” themselves. It’s happened in my location 4 times over the years, mostly in the range but once on the sales floor. Happened to other stores around town too.
guntroll69GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Working at a public range translates to babysitter for special needs adults.
DalionmindGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Never been an employee at a gun shop, I’ve put in many years in customer service though, I’m sure you’ll meet some very interesting people. Mostly wanted to say good luck with the new job! Don’t be afraid to call out the fudds BS if you get it!
EveRommelGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
Working at a gun range makes you question the second amendment every single day.
I saw a grandpa use an unloaded revolver to point between his 3 grandkids. I had a buy bring an AR on to the sales floor over his shoulder with what I later learned was an empty magazine inserted and the bolt closed. Had 7 gang members show up 30 minutes before close and sit in a van outside the store while we closed. Watched so many people with 500 dollar guns in 10 dollar holsters who can barely hit the target away 7 yards.