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This is a discussion on Gander Mountain within the Businesses For Firearms & 2nd Amendment forums, part of the Main Category category; I know we had a thread about a Gander Mountain in Wisconsin some time ago but today I stopped to ...

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    I know we had a thread about a Gander Mountain in Wisconsin some time ago but today I stopped to actually read the sign on the door at my store in CO. I used to think it was a no gun sign because it says "STOP.... Check your firearms with a cashier blah blah blah", but I never noticed the part at the bottom that says lawful open carriers and concealed carriers are welcome and do not need to check their guns.

    That is the first store, (and first gun store) I have ever seen with a sign like that, which makes me feel welcome to open carry in there. May as well open carry so I also dont forget that I already have a gun and dont need to buy another slightly overpriced one!

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    Gander Mountain is VERY proud of their guns. Glad they are on our side though I can't justify shopping there for a firearm.

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    Bass Pro Shops has exactly the same policy. You check-in your gun at the door if you're bringing it in for repair, work, etc. But if you're lawfully carrying, you do not have to.
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    Hey DesertEagle-could you take a picture of the sign and post it? I'd really like to see that!

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    Even in NY Gander has the same sign/policy
    "A pistol defends your property and your person from unanticipated threats from thieves and robbers. With it, you can control your immediate environment. A rifle defends your freedom from oppressors and tyrants. With it, you can enforce your will" -Gabe Saurez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    Bass Pro Shops has exactly the same policy. You check-in your gun at the door if you're bringing it in for repair, work, etc. But if you're lawfully carrying, you do not have to.
    I was going to say the same thing....a lot of gun shops aorund here have the same sign. Only refers to guns being brought in for repair, trade, etc.... NOT legal CCW or OC.

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    What I dont like is that Gander is the first store I have seen with a sign like this. We have a Class 3 dealer in Colorado Springs who sells a ton of guns but sure enough he has a sign that says he will assume you are a robber and shoot you if you carry into his store.

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    I work in a big gun store with a similar sign and I want to share with you what it's like on the other side of the counter. First it's one of the few places I'm not allowed to carry my gun due to corporate policy. While I totally support the right of our customers to carry, I prefer their guns stay holstered in the store. In an average shift, I now lose track of how many times I've been muzzle swept by customers or seen a laser light on a coworker. While I always safety check each gun before handing it to a customer, every once in a while there's some customer who overhears a conversation and feels compelled to unholster a loaded firearm and show a total stranger how great his model is. Please don't be that guy! If you bring in a gun to sell, have repaired, find a holster for, etc. then please have it unloaded and check it in at the door so we won't be surprised when you walk back to the firearms counter. We support your rights. We want your business, we just don't want your bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoaner View Post
    I work in a big gun store with a similar sign and I want to share with you what it's like on the other side of the counter. First it's one of the few places I'm not allowed to carry my gun due to corporate policy. While I totally support the right of our customers to carry, I prefer their guns stay holstered in the store. In an average shift, I now lose track of how many times I've been muzzle swept by customers or seen a laser light on a coworker. While I always safety check each gun before handing it to a customer, every once in a while there's some customer who overhears a conversation and feels compelled to unholster a loaded firearm and show a total stranger how great his model is. Please don't be that guy! If you bring in a gun to sell, have repaired, find a holster for, etc. then please have it unloaded and check it in at the door so we won't be surprised when you walk back to the firearms counter. We support your rights. We want your business, we just don't want your bullets.
    I also hate looking down the barrel of floor model guns as well. A while ago I walked into Gander and was instantly in the sights of a guy who was testing his new scope on his rifle by aiming it at everyone that walks in the store.

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    We have both a Gander, and Bass Pro in our area, and for the life of me I cannot unberstand there way of thinking, there Glocks for example are $100 more than ANYBODY else in town, also Basshole shop don't take trades, Goose Poo does but rip you off, we have a new Academy store, lots of gun stuff but very few guns, poor selection, prices not bad compared to BP and GM, but still more than most any other small or large shop around.............so to the newbes or not to oftens, when your out to buy a gun, please do your homework,....FIRST

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