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Was in Rural King today and wanted to look at a Kimber 9mm. Had a trigger lock on it ...fine...asked if they had any others in the back and was told yes...I then said I want to feel the trigger pull and reset so do not install the lock...well no need to go on as you know what transpired after that remark. I know...safety....I know...insurance....I know all the reasons....I also know NO OTHER gun store, wanting to sell a $600 firearm, is not going to let you see the trigger action prior to purchase. Is that the worst of this....ohhh no... The comment of...well if the trigger is not to your liking or is broken you can always send it back to the manufacturer. Bingo...right there I knew I was dealing with an inexperienced sales person and a less experienced firearm owner. When I look for any other firearm...I'll check the dog pound before I even think of Rural King again!
 
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Wow. Yeah... I won't buy a firearm that I cannot test the action and trigger pull - in a safe way, of course.

I think I would have laughed at him and walked away.
 
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Such has been Rural King's policy and practice since they came to my hometown of Marion, Ohio. That said, their price match guarantee with the big gun stores in Columbus has prompted me to buy several guns from them over the years. I've been in the game long enough to understand what to expect with trigger function from one model to the next. It's a seller's market right now, anyway, so no point in cutting off nose to spite face. JMO.
 

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It's a seller's market right now, anyway, so no point in cutting off nose to spite face. JMO.
That might be true for someone who doesn't have a gun and suddenly "needs" one. But, I've got a sneaky feeling Mike_1950 is not in "desperate need" to buy a gun. I'm pretty sure he can wait it out or wait until another source has a full inventory and is willing to let him dry fire a gun to see if it feels right for him.
 

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I ran into that when the first one opened here several years ago. I bought the pistol anyway, and when the boxed one showed up, the counter guy did ask if I wanted to check the trigger on that one. I said no, as I was going to Apex it (M&P9) anyway.

Then the unbelievable happened. I had to wait for a manager to come to the gun counter, take the cased gun, “escort” me to the front door, then hand the pistol to me. I asked her what that was about, and she said that was corporate policy “to keep anyone from loading their new gun and robbing the store on the way out;” to which I replied “well, what about the loaded pistol that I‘ve been carrying every time I’ve come in here? Have a nice day.”

The look on her face was priceless!
 

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Interesting story, I had the same thing happen when I purchased something at Academy.

I represented the manager of the Sports Unlimited years ago. Some depressed guy came in, asked to look at a shotgun, grabbed a box of shells and ran to the bathroom, BOOM...

Maybe that’s a concern these days. it might explain the trigger locks at Rural King.
 

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You are correct racer88...I was "looking" I have not made up my mind what I want...if anything at the present time. I have heard good and bad about Kimber but never actually handled one. A CZ 97B is the one at the top my list for sure if I can find one and at a decent price. ....... Saw a Hi Point JHP 45 for $149 in lake City!!😄 Actually if it was half the gun my 12 year old CF-380 has been it would be well worth the $145.
 

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Had the same experience at Rural King. Would not remove the trigger lock so I could feel the ergonomics much less dry fire. Corporate policy I'm told. No problem. My policy was to spend my money at my locally owned gun store where I was welcome to try as many hand guns as needed to make a decision.
 

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Then the unbelievable happened. I had to wait for a manager to come to the gun counter, take the cased gun, “escort” me to the front door, then hand the pistol to me. I asked her what that was about, and she said that was corporate policy “to keep anyone from loading their new gun and robbing the store on the way out;” to which I replied “well, what about the loaded pistol that I‘ve been carrying every time I’ve come in here? Have a nice day.”

The look on her face was priceless!
Or... load the new gun OUTSIDE and simply walk back in?? Ah, but as long as they prevent you from robbing the store ON THE WAY OUT! LOL!

Sometimes the stupidity out there is astounding.
 
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You are correct racer88...I was "looking" I have not made up my mind what I want...if anything at the present time. I have heard good and bad about Kimber but never actually handled one. A CZ 97B is the one at the top my list for sure if I can find one and at a decent price. ....... Saw a Hi Point JHP 45 for $149 in lake City!!😄 Actually if it was half the gun my 12 year old CF-380 has been it would be well worth the $145.
We've been selling these and haven't had one come back yet with any problems. It's nearly identical to the CZ75B, certainly with the CZ slide stop and decocker. Might check these out as an alternative.
 

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They are good guns brownie, I would need to find a K2-45 to compare it to the CZ 97 though. Not an easy firearm to find in a LGS.
 
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This has been Rural King policy since day one. Walmart walks out guns as well, as did Dicks. If you don't like the policy, go elsewhere. Nobody makes you shop anywhere, at least not until after January.

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