Bad experience at Bud's gun shop.

Bad experience at Bud's gun shop.

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nozh scrap

Berea, KY

#1 May 2, 2008
I used to enjoy going to Bud's indoor range with my family to have a little fun with our firearms. You paid your 8 bucks, they gave you some targets and down you went, to whatever lane you wanted to be in, to shoot your pistols (or small caliber rifles) in comfort and privacy.

I hadn't been there in over a year, and thought it would be fun to take a friend that had no experience with a firearm out to shoot. They have totally changed everything out there. I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish, maybe people are breaking the rules and theyve tightened up, but one thing they did accomplish was to completely intimidate my friend and I, and make our experience not so comfortable.

Contrary to the employees beliefs, I know what I'm doing. I've been around firearms my entire life, and I'm well aware of firearm safety. I am a responsible gun owner and user. I dont need some sawed off little cop wannabe "range officer" standing behind me and watching every move I make, tapping me on my shoulder mid clip, telling me that I can only fire one round per second, and barking some other orders at me that I didn't quite understand. Get the hell outta here!

Bud... I like ya... my father has done business with you for many years but your crew out there at your shop are some nasty, aggressive, wannabe law enforcement, young know-it-all cowboy pricks that have turned me off completely to your business, and have made my friend's very first experience with a firearm a not so fun one.

I hate to think that this experience possibly turned them away from the wonderful world of firearms and shooting.

“Howdy from K-Jones!”

Since: Apr 08

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#2 May 3, 2008
I hate guns! But what I hate worse than guns is an IMPROPERLY STAFFED BUSINESS!

Hating guns, for me, is just an uneducated and ill memory feeling. The reason I hate them is I am scared to death of them. It's the same with me and horses!

What's worse than an IMPROPERLY STAFFED BUSINESS? A JERK that own's the business. Which is obviously not the case in this particular matter since your opinion of him seems favorable.

... Unfortunately it isn't like we have shooting ranges just sitting around us like liquor stores. What are your other alternatives for shooting ranges?

“Howdy from K-Jones!”

Since: Apr 08

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#3 May 3, 2008
I hate guns! But what I hate worse than guns is an IMPROPERLY STAFFED BUSINESS!

Hating guns, fr me, is just an uneducated and ill memory feeling. The reason I hate them is I am scared to death of them. It's the same with me and horses!

What's worse than an IMPROPERLY STAFFED BUSINESS? A JERK that own's the business. Which is obviously not the case in this particular matter since your opinion of him seems favorable.

... Unfortunately it isn't like we have shooting ranges just sitting around us like liquor stores. What are your other alternatives for shooting ranges?

“Howdy from K-Jones!”

Since: Apr 08

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#4 May 3, 2008
OOPS!!
nozh scrap

Berea, KY

#5 May 3, 2008
Guess I'm just going to have to go to a friend or family's property out in the country or somethin. What I should have done in the first place.
Tammy Hawkins

AOL

#6 May 4, 2008
nozh scrap wrote:
I used to enjoy going to Bud's indoor range with my family to have a little fun with our firearms. You paid your 8 bucks, they gave you some targets and down you went, to whatever lane you wanted to be in, to shoot your pistols (or small caliber rifles) in comfort and privacy.
I hadn't been there in over a year, and thought it would be fun to take a friend that had no experience with a firearm out to shoot. They have totally changed everything out there. I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish, maybe people are breaking the rules and theyve tightened up, but one thing they did accomplish was to completely intimidate my friend and I, and make our experience not so comfortable.
Contrary to the employees beliefs, I know what I'm doing. I've been around firearms my entire life, and I'm well aware of firearm safety. I am a responsible gun owner and user. I dont need some sawed off little cop wannabe "range officer" standing behind me and watching every move I make, tapping me on my shoulder mid clip, telling me that I can only fire one round per second, and barking some other orders at me that I didn't quite understand. Get the hell outta here!
Bud... I like ya... my father has done business with you for many years but your crew out there at your shop are some nasty, aggressive, wannabe law enforcement, young know-it-all cowboy pricks that have turned me off completely to your business, and have made my friend's very first experience with a firearm a not so fun one.
I hate to think that this experience possibly turned them away from the wonderful world of firearms and shooting.
FINALLY!!!! Someone who knows how to write properly! Thank you!
Jim

Louisville, KY

#7 May 7, 2008
It is evident to me that if you were not following the rules listed plainly on the wall in the range that you need to be reminded of them. It is not your business that may be shut down if an accident was to happen. I have shot at the range myself and if you notice there is marks on the walls and floor from people not following the rules and firing rapidly. I believe they do everything they can try to make it a safe friendly atmosphere for all their customers.
nozh scrap

Berea, KY

#8 May 8, 2008
Like I said... I know exactly what I'm doing. I made sure my guest shot with the utmost form and safety as well.

They don't have to be uptight pricks. Not everyone is a criminal. I felt treated as such.

If I want to shoot a firearm like a robot with a stick up it's ass, I'll go to Bud's.
Rick

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Jun 21, 2008
I totally agree with Jim's comment toward saftey and the obvious rules/regulations posted at BUD's range. But after reading Nozh's comments, and his obvious crappy and biligerent attitude, this is a GREAT reason to ensure people like Nozh don't shoot firearms. Just wondering....Nozh, do you have the same "road rage" with the highway department for police officer's monitoring traffic voilations, when they give you a speeding ticket or DUI arrest...oh I forgot..you know exactly what you're doing. And, one more thing Nozh, go to a professional shooting match, and you will see those same range officers behind all who are shooting....it is not just at BUD's....Dumbass...
Ms Yosemite Sam

Clarkesville, GA

#11 Jun 21, 2008
nozh scrap wrote:
Looks like you're the one with the obvious crappy and belligerent attitude. You sure you don't work there at Bud's?
Obviously you didn't read my previous statement that I have been shooting there for YEARS without this military cop shithead act they got going on now. If you don't work there, then you should. You got the right attitude.
Douchebag.
Sounds like Bud's wannabe cop has "a little" inferiority complex! lol
You oughta just tell him, BACK OFF!!!
Ms Yosemite Sam

Clarkesville, GA

#13 Jun 22, 2008
Rick wrote:
I totally agree with Jim's comment toward saftey and the obvious rules/regulations posted at BUD's range. But after reading Nozh's comments, and his obvious crappy and biligerent attitude, this is a GREAT reason to ensure people like Nozh don't shoot firearms. Just wondering....Nozh, do you have the same "road rage" with the highway department for police officer's monitoring traffic voilations, when they give you a speeding ticket or DUI arrest...oh I forgot..you know exactly what you're doing. And, one more thing Nozh, go to a professional shooting match, and you will see those same range officers behind all who are shooting....it is not just at BUD's....Dumbass...
Ricky, You don't work at Bud's by any chance, do you?
UKFan

Lexington, KY

#14 Dec 23, 2008
I just went with my mother to this range, only to see it get shutdown for a little over 3 weeks today, because some retard didn't follow the rules and inspect his range ammo and started a fire.
Range rules are range rules, and they're almost all the same. I just got out of the army about a year ago, and I haven't been to a single civilian range that's been more restrictive than a military range. There's not a person in this world that would disagree. I realize this isn't the military here, but can't we all at least agree that a restrictive range is much better than what asshat liberals like Karen May Jones would propose - the same crap that's kept ranges from happening in Lexington.
I'd rather have some prick yell at me and run his mouth, than to have no place to exercise my skills. Unfortunately in Lexington we have gay bars popping up around us like they were Illinois planned parenthood.
Karen May Jones, what are your other alternatives to sipping lattes and reading the New York Times while aborting babies and getting plastic surgery to tilt your nose slightly upward to gain an extra little tenth of an inch above everyone to display your elitism.
HonorablyDischar ged

United States

#15 Dec 24, 2008
UKFan wrote:
I just went with my mother to this range, only to see it get shutdown for a little over 3 weeks today, because some retard didn't follow the rules and inspect his range ammo and started a fire.
Range rules are range rules, and they're almost all the same. I just got out of the army about a year ago, and I haven't been to a single civilian range that's been more restrictive than a military range. There's not a person in this world that would disagree. I realize this isn't the military here, but can't we all at least agree that a restrictive range is much better than what asshat liberals like Karen May Jones would propose - the same crap that's kept ranges from happening in Lexington.
I'd rather have some prick yell at me and run his mouth, than to have no place to exercise my skills. Unfortunately in Lexington we have gay bars popping up around us like they were Illinois planned parenthood.
Karen May Jones, what are your other alternatives to sipping lattes and reading the New York Times while aborting babies and getting plastic surgery to tilt your nose slightly upward to gain an extra little tenth of an inch above everyone to display your elitism.
Hold on "soldier". Seems like you've been scrubbing toilets with your toothbrush a little too long.

Your post was great until you decided to vent your frustrations on a Fellow American.

You should know better than anyone that everyone has a right to speak their opinion in this country, whether you agree with it or not. You were paid to protect that right.

If you don't agree with someone, that's perfectly fine, but don't lower yourself to character assasination.

I might not agree with her views either, but why don't you simply let her live with herself and you go on your own way.

No need to get nasty here, Private.

“Howdy from K-Jones!”

Since: Apr 08

[email protected]

#16 Dec 24, 2008
UKFan wrote:
I just went with my mother to this range, only to see it get shutdown for a little over 3 weeks today, because some retard didn't follow the rules and inspect his range ammo and started a fire.
Range rules are range rules, and they're almost all the same. I just got out of the army about a year ago, and I haven't been to a single civilian range that's been more restrictive than a military range. There's not a person in this world that would disagree. I realize this isn't the military here, but can't we all at least agree that a restrictive range is much better than what asshat liberals like Karen May Jones would propose - the same crap that's kept ranges from happening in Lexington.
I'd rather have some prick yell at me and run his mouth, than to have no place to exercise my skills. Unfortunately in Lexington we have gay bars popping up around us like they were Illinois planned parenthood.
Karen May Jones, what are your other alternatives to sipping lattes and reading the New York Times while aborting babies and getting plastic surgery to tilt your nose slightly upward to gain an extra little tenth of an inch above everyone to display your elitism.
I have no alternatives to "those" things.

Also, I WOULDN'T rather have a PRICK YELL AT ME.
k-thx!
knuckleduster

Mount Sterling, KY

#17 Dec 24, 2008
what happened to the other posts?
Blackguns

Fort Worth, TX

#18 Jan 4, 2009
I found this page after searching for Buds Guns. I am in Fort Worth Texas, so have never fired on their range, but am preparing to order from them.

I am a firearms instructor in the Air Force reserve and a full time CPA. I have fired many thousand rounds myself, and watched students fire hundreds of thousand rounds down range. I am also a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer.

First, nozh scrap I'm sorry you had a poor experience there. Consider this, many people during rapid fire (or for some slow fire) can not control the weapon. And striking the target control mechanism can cause $100's of dollars in damage. Maybe that is what they are thinking, I think their employees need some customer service training...you should contact Bud and let him know your feelings. But I agree, someplace to shoot is better than none.

to Karen...

I appreciate your candid comments, and your honesty about why you hate guns. I agree firearms education is important. I am confident if you walked into Bud's or almost any firing range and told them you hated guns, but were a little scared of them. They would respect your opinion, and offer to help you overcome your fears. Thank you for not suggesting all guns should be outlawed, because as the trite saying goes then only outlaws will have guns!

I hope you never need a firearm to defend yourself, or your family...because you never need a gun until you need one badly. Many of us realize the police can not protect us all the time, and have taken responsibility for our own safety and LEGALLY carry a gun.

And, everything bad that can happen with a firearm is already illegal.
knuckleduster

Mount Sterling, KY

#19 Jan 4, 2009
Blackguns. You're pretty much the man. Excellent post.
BAM

Berea, KY

#20 Jan 4, 2009
Bud's is my all-time favorite store.
I have not had any bad experiences there. I have got many good deals on the guns that I have purchased. My dad and I go there a lot to use the shooting range.
Even the women there are very knowledgable.
Bud's has a very good reputation, anytime you go by there the amount of customers he has there on a daily basis speaks volume.
White Horse

United States

#21 Jan 5, 2009
As far as buds gun shop goes, I have had the best luck with their service and their guns.. But I do NOT agree with this statement "Even the women there are very knowledgable." Hah please! If you need advice on how to be a Whore then I'm sure they can help! There is only 1 intelligent women there and she works the front.. The rest of them will sleep with anyone that will let them! Skanky if you ask me.
Republican Lady

Salt Lake City, UT

#22 Jan 5, 2009
I bought a gun there for my dad for his birthday and the lady there was very helpful. She was nothing but class. I did not see any other women out there.

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