Possible damage

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Sam78, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    I recently went to Cabelas and purchased my first Glock ever. It was a Glock 23 and I was ecstatic. The salesman brought my gun out and as I was talking to him another salesman for what ever reason thought he would show off his Glock skills on my gun. He opened the case and in an attempt to show how easy it was to field strip one tried to do it while not looking at the gun but looking at me. He struggled but he managed to field strip it. I thought "okay, but I didn't ask you to touch my $600 ****ing gun dude". So now comes time to put it back together. He is looking at it now and seems to have some trouble. After a few seconds he says "oh yeah you have to pull the trigger to put it back together". He pulls the trigger and puts it back together and I go on my way. Now I'm not at all happy about another **** touching what's mine but I don't say anything. By the way he lets me know his expertise came from years of law enforcement. Well, now I'm at home in a town not where I purchased my gun and after reading the manual and watching videos on fieldstripping the Glock 23 I cone to the understanding that you should pull the trigger BEFORE field stripping the gun. My question is did Barney Fife **** up my gun? I ask because I still have not had a chance to take it to the range yet and fire it. I've had it since June 6th. The other thing and I guess tge moral of the story, when you buy anything, the moment it's yours don't let any dumb **** touch it, even if said dumb **** is the one that sold it to you. And if they try, break their fingers. Any help would be appreciated regarding the damage and which parts. Thanks in advance.
    P.S. If I come of angry it's because it was my first Glock and they cost a pretty penny. Hope you all don't think I'm a jerk
     
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  2. db559

    db559 New Member

    I don't blame you man! But I think you're all good. Pull the slide back and dry fire it a couple times. If it works it's probably fine.
     

  3. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    That guy behind the counter is an idiot. it should be fine, but just as an aside Glock specifically states not to dry fire the pistol with the slide off the frame due to possible trigger safety damage.
     
  4. Sam78

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    That's what i read too. It really urks me
     
  5. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    It'll be fine. I see this all the time and have Glocks brought to my shop with that happening all the time. The Glock shouldn't be damaged and should be good to go. Dry fire the gun a few times and make sure it passes the safety checks before you take it to the range. If you have any problems with it functioning properly let me know.
     
  6. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    Thanks. Will do
     
  7. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Sounds similar to the idiot that was just making **** up as he went at Bass Pro lol. The guy who thought the G17 was called that cause it held 17 rounds....

    I'd be pissed as hell too man. You took it better than me, I'd have told him to put that one back and to go get me one the keyboard commando hadn't touched.
     
  8. Here is how I look at this:

    I would never have let anyone touch my gun but me, especially some retail store jerk off. I never would have left the store with that gun in your situation. I don't care that it won't be damaged, I may need it to save my life and I don't really care about anything else. Paranoia has served me well.
     
  9. Dan75719

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    I would be angry too! Those are not cheap. Glock is good quality and very reliable though. As others have said, you should be fine. It scares me that people like that sell guns and try to "teach" others.

    WOW!! I wonder what his explanation would be for the G26.
     
  10. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    Hell, what about the G39?
     
  11. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    Knowing what I know now I would have done exactly that but at the time of purchase I was as uneducated about Glocks as apparantly Barney Fife was.
     
  12. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Ya he had no answer for that. I got tired of hearing his b.s., called him out on it in front of the customers he was lying too, then went to his manager and told him he had idiots selling DEADLY WEAPONS.
     
  13. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    That's huge! Idiots selling deadly weapons. That should be illegal! No joke.
     
  14. 03Armory

    03Armory New Member

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    They are a bunch of idiots. I dont know where they get these guys. I purposely ask them certain questions just to see if they know the answer and they usually dont. If you sell firearms at least know something about guns. And dont touch my stuff after I buy it. Ive seen the Cabellas guy finger bang other peoples guns before, after they bought them. The " ma and pop" gun store by my house wont touch the pistol after you paid for it. They've always slid the case over to me and told me to feel free to inspect it before I leave the store.
     
  15. Sam78

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    That's where Cabelas and Bass Outfitters/ whatever b.s. name fails. I won't shop there for guns ever again nor will I ask for any advice either!
     
  16. Wow! Unbelievable! That's why I don't shop at these high end retail, so-called "gun stores"! If available, just go to the LGS. It will probably be cheaper and you should get the correct info......G17 called that because it holds 17 rounds! Really? What an idiot!!!!
     
  17. It's ok, once my FFL clears you can all just buy guns through me :p
     
  18. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Shipped to my door step??? LOL
    I'll need ya to move closer when this goes through. I saw a house for sale down the street!

    As to the OP, your Glock should be fine, but now you are educated in the workings of the uneducated salesman. Make a scene next time! ;)
     
  19. Yea I would have made a pretty good scene and made sure someone at least gave that guy a slap on the head.
     
  20. Donn

    Donn Active Member

    The guys who work the counter at Cabela's or Bass Pro are like the ones who work at O'Reilly's or Auto Zone. There might be one or two who know what they're talking about. Get them and you're OK. Anyone else and you're rolling the dice.