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I can't pick my two new guns up from my local FFL yet.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,577 Senior Member
    edited January 25 #122
    Well, I’d call him this week. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,408 Senior Member
    Ralphie, I'm pretty sure the world is going to keep turning if you have to wait until New Year's Day instead of Christmas to get your Red Ryder.

    Give the guy a call (Yes, a phone call.  It is socially acceptable) to touch base with him for a status report and work out a tentative date for after his crisis is over.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • burroughs85burroughs85 Posts: 168 Member
    edited January 25 #124
    Bigslug said:
    Ralphie, I'm pretty sure the world is going to keep turning if you have to wait until New Year's Day instead of Christmas to get your Red Ryder.

    Give the guy a call (Yes, a phone call.  It is socially acceptable) to touch base with him for a status report and work out a tentative date for after his crisis is over.
    I could text him. Here is how the man left me via email almost  week ago:

    "Yes sir, it is in.  I unfortunately had one of my kids test positive for Covid this week so I am Isolating so as not to risk spread to anyone.  I will let you know as soon as I am cleared."




  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,532 Senior Member


    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,263 Senior Member
    You could just call him….
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,091 Senior Member
    Wow sounds nice and polite informing you.

    Who wouldn't sue after that 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,051 Senior Member
    I'd call him. I don't like talking on the phone, but I'd call him.

    NEVER text anyone for any business purposes whatsoever.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,091 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I'd call him. I don't like talking on the phone, but I'd call him.

    NEVER text anyone for any business purposes whatsoever.
    I'm not with this guy but I'll text as it's a written record.
  • burroughs85burroughs85 Posts: 168 Member
    edited January 26 #130
    Emails are also a written record. It is easy to archive email communications but I don't know how to archive text messages long term. If text messages are deleted, I don't know if they can be recovered. Email clients retain messages for years. Emails can be printed out on a computer printer. I don't know how to make hard copies of Android--mobile-based texting.

    If he is a self-employed gunsmith running his own shop by himself, I don't think he can afford to be out of the net for too long. Closed shops for weeks won't pay bills. If he is out because of COVID for a spell, he might have to hire a temp. Who knows. The thing about the gun shop in town is that they are staffed with several employees who are FFL licensed. If one guy goes out sick, there are several backups to keep shop. They also charge full mfr. retail for new guns and no less. $40 per gun per FFL transfer. 
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    edited January 26 #131
    Having to hire a temp for precision machining work? For a company you personally own and stand behind? You don't have the slightest clue about machining. 

    Bearing an FFL has nothing whatsoever to do with being a gunsmith. Being a gunsmith, it's a good idea to obtain an FFL. OTOH, I'd bet less than 5% of FFL holders could tell you the difference between a mill and a lathe, much less a surface grinder or EDM.

    Don't mind you bitching, but before you jump in over your head.......I'd suggest you know a little bit about your subject matter before hand.

    Now run along....get your stuff worked on by the first FFL holder/machinist you can convince you won't sue.

    My god....you are irksome.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,408 Senior Member

    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    edited January 26 #133
    And, in my experience, when you drop your firearm off at the gunsmith, and he tells you it'll be ready in mid-April, they take no offense when you ask, "What year?".

    Mike 
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • burroughs85burroughs85 Posts: 168 Member
    Having to hire a temp for precision machining work? For a company you personally own and stand behind? You don't have the slightest clue about machining. 

    Bearing an FFL has nothing whatsoever to do with being a gunsmith. Being a gunsmith, it's a good idea to obtain an FFL. OTOH, I'd bet less than 5% of FFL holders could tell you the difference between a mill and a lathe, much less a surface grinder or EDM.

    Don't mind you bitching, but before you jump in over your head.......I'd suggest you know a little bit about your subject matter before hand.

    Now run along....get your stuff worked on by the first FFL holder/machinist you can convince you won't sue.

    My god....you are irksome.

    Mike
    Suffice it to say, I'm done using that gunsmith for any future gun transfer. With the very little shooting I do, I virtually never need any gun repair from a smith anyway. If I did a lot of target shooting or plinking for fun it would be with a cheap throw-away gun like a plastic 22 or a Gamo air rifle. The more expensive guns of mine are for limited firing. These would be security guns or hunting guns. 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,051 Senior Member
    edited January 26 #135
    zorba said:
    I'd call him. I don't like talking on the phone, but I'd call him.

    NEVER text anyone for any business purposes whatsoever.
    I'm not with this guy but I'll text as it's a written record.
    Then use email. Texts are a PITA to deal with in general, and moreso for anything "real" or "professional" as texting was never intended for those purposes.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,145 Senior Member
    I'm sure the gunsmith in question will be overjoyed to have you never darken his door again....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    Emails are also a written record. It is easy to archive email communications but I don't know how to archive text messages long term. If text messages are deleted, I don't know if they can be recovered. Email clients retain messages for years. Emails can be printed out on a computer printer. I don't know how to make hard copies of Android--mobile-based texting.

    Screenshot then email pic to yourself/send pic to yourself by messenger. Print out on your computer/save to memory stick...its not rocket science......


    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,051 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    Emails are also a written record. It is easy to archive email communications but I don't know how to archive text messages long term. If text messages are deleted, I don't know if they can be recovered. Email clients retain messages for years. Emails can be printed out on a computer printer. I don't know how to make hard copies of Android--mobile-based texting.

    Screenshot then email pic to yourself/send pic to yourself by messenger. Print out on your computer/save to memory stick...its not rocket science......



    OR---

    Just use email to start with.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • burroughs85burroughs85 Posts: 168 Member
    edited January 26 #139
    I second that.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    The only way you can lose a text is if you erase it yourself from your phone, or you lose your phone. As long as you have your phone, the other person can delete the whole text chain and you will still have your records.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    Emails are also a written record. It is easy to archive email communications but I don't know how to archive text messages long term. If text messages are deleted, I don't know if they can be recovered. Email clients retain messages for years. Emails can be printed out on a computer printer. I don't know how to make hard copies of Android--mobile-based texting.

    Screenshot then email pic to yourself/send pic to yourself by messenger. Print out on your computer/save to memory stick...its not rocket science......



    A screenshot will work just fine. Save the image somewhere. Send it to yourself or print it out.
    But you can also just use an app like SMS Backup, Print & Restore and do it all from your Android phone.
    Available free from the Play Store.
    You have options.

    Anyway, it hasn't been that long, have a little patience.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,907 Senior Member
    This one time, at band camp, someone put some bengay in my underwear. Oh wait?
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    I like beer.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,577 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    edited January 27 #145
    ...and cheese too. Cheese is really good.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,408 Senior Member

    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,532 Senior Member
    Zee said:

    Is there a connection????

    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • burroughs85burroughs85 Posts: 168 Member
    Update: I just received a local telephone voice message from my local gunsmith this afternoon. He said he is well and back in business again. I emailed him to say I could come in Monday to pick up my two guns. His business is shut down over the weekends. I told him also I hope his family is well. He was out because one of his children was positive for covid. I was all worried over nothing I guess. 
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,772 Senior Member
    I like beer.
    Beer doesnt like me, but scotch and I get along really well.  Wasnt even drinking any beer on that night........
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    edited January 29 #151
    Michakav said:
    This one time, at band camp, someone put some bengay in my underwear. Oh wait?
    For those special occasions at Band Camp. 👍

    At least it wasn't Liquid Heat!

    :#
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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