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Posted: 11/19/2012 5:19:31 PM EST
So I work at a sporting goods company that can be found in the southern states where I am an associate in the field and stream department. Since the election, guns and ammo have been flying off the shelf. Though its hunting season, people are buying all the ammo for home defense including handgun ammo.

As I was walking my post, I noticed a man in his 30's looking at the 9mm ammo as if he wasn't sure what he wanted. I went up and asked him if I could help him.
He stated h was taking a CHL course and didn't know what ammo he should get. He also said he was borrowing his friends 9mm pistol for the course and his friend didn't want him shooting steel cased ammo because it may scratch the chamber. The man picked up a box of brass cases Monarch 9mm and asked me if it was any good as it was the cheapest we had.

I told him that the Monarch brand ammo is Russian made and is pretty dirty, so I showed him some Speer Lawman 9mm that was $1 more than the Monarch brand. I told him that the Lawman ammo is better and cleaner than the cheap Russian stuff. Immediately after I said that, annother customer, an old slinky fud behind me interrupted and started to tell the customer I was talking to that the Monarch ammo is the best stuff on the market besides Tula. He went on and said he only shoots the 55gr stuff in his Hesse AR15 and that he once used "high quality" ammo, which popped a primer in his lower receiver.

He kept going on and on and wouldn't let me explain why the Lawman ammo for the 9mm is better than the Russian stuff for only a $1 more per box.

I gave up and walked off. I don't even think they noticed gone. Anyway, the guy getting the handgun ammo walked away with a couple boxes of Monarch 9mm and the fud walked off with all the Monarch 223 55gr FMJ off the shelf for deer hunting, which I overheard him saying it was his first time...

Whatever I guess.
I'll just get the 1000 rounds for Federal M855 and the boxes of Lawman 9mm FMJ with my 20% dicount for myself.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:23:58 PM EST
CSB??
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:26:07 PM EST
Totally CSB!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:28:10 PM EST
Hesse AR15. lol lol lol

Speer Lawman is good stuff. I'd spend $1 more for a box of that over the el-cheapo stuff any day.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:42:08 PM EST
So.... 20% off M855 huh?? When can I stop by and pick up a box or two from ya??

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:43:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:46:31 PM EST
You work for Academy.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:48:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By familyman357:
Hesse AR15. lol lol lol



That's where I lost it too!!

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:52:04 PM EST
I bought some of the monarch brass cased stuff and it is actually prvi partisan. Marked ppuon the headstamp. So while it is definately not top of the line stuff I have had good luck with privi in the past.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:53 PM EST
Guaranteed that Fud is a member here.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keymaster4225:
You work for Academy.


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keymaster4225:
You work for Academy.


That is what i was thinking. Why mention Monarch ammo but not your store
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:58:35 PM EST
Do you get 20% off guns too, at the Academy you work at?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:01:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Do you get 20% off guns too, at the Academy you work at?

I might need a part time jerb.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:02:14 PM EST
You may have been trolled.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:13:55 PM EST
Quality 556 ammo in a 223 chamber will do that sometimes.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:21:03 PM EST
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:22:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By snatural50:
I bought some of the monarch brass cased stuff and it is actually prvi partisan. Marked ppuon the headstamp. So while it is definately not top of the line stuff I have had good luck with privi in the past.


Privi is Serbian and us great ammo for what it is. I have shot the Monarch steel and brass cased ammo before to try it out, it's dirtier and both say "Made in Russia". They may use Privi brass, but its not Privi
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:23:35 PM EST
Monarch brass case 9mm is pretty weak.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:23:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


If I got 20% off, I'd buy a new CZ75, M&P 9, M&P 45, and probably an AR.

My paycheck would actually be negative.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:24:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:26:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?


Yes


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:27:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?


I was thinking of asking him that, too, but I'm not cool with straw purchases and if he puts my name on the 4473, I doubt Academy will give him the 20% off.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:27:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?


Yes





TRG has to come too though... It might get "weird".
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:28:32 PM EST
Monarch is weakly loaded. I had a Taurus 9mm that wouldn't cycle reliably with Monarch, but worked fine with WWB.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:31:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?


I was thinking of asking him that, too, but I'm not cool with straw purchases and if he puts my name on the 4473, I doubt Academy will give him the 20% off.



I thought straw purchases were only perpetrated when one party cannot legally own said firearm?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:35:37 PM EST
I shoot the shit out of Monarch and have never had issues until recently but they are few and far between. I like the Monarch brass .223 stuff
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:32:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Monarch brass case 9mm is pretty weak.


I think it is the weakest of them all. Some shots of the 115gr are subsonic in my 5" barrel.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:36:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Monarch brass case 9mm is pretty weak.



How is it weak? Works fine for plinking. If I feel like It I will even get the steel case and throw it in the dry tumbler for a half hour or so before shooting. It all works fine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:48:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
Yeah, I get 20% off everything except gift cards, corn, and clearance stuff


Can we hang out?


Yes





TRG has to come too though... It might Will get "weird".


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:56:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By unpleasant:
CSB??


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:18:28 AM EST
The steel cased Monarch is made by Barnaul in Russia. Usually some of the hotter loaded Russian ammo.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:41:56 AM EST
I ran a couple hundred rounds of Monarch 45 brass through a Thompson SMG a few years ago...not a single hiccup.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:43:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:43:19 AM EST by Berserkr556]
The customer is always wrong. Remember that and you will go far in the firearms business.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:48:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:


I thought straw purchases were only perpetrated when one party cannot legally own said firearm?


Correct. People get confused about what a straw purchase actually is, but think about it, if buying a firearm for someone other than yourself was a straw purchase, how are millions of dads all over the US going to get their kids guns for Christmas?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:11:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
So I work at a sporting goods company that can be found in the southern states where I am an associate in the field and stream department. Since the election, guns and ammo have been flying off the shelf. Though its hunting season, people are buying all the ammo for home defense including handgun ammo.

As I was walking my post, I noticed a man in his 30's looking at the 9mm ammo as if he wasn't sure what he wanted. I went up and asked him if I could help him.
He stated h was taking a CHL course and didn't know what ammo he should get. He also said he was borrowing his friends 9mm pistol for the course and his friend didn't want him shooting steel cased ammo because it may scratch the chamber. The man picked up a box of brass cases Monarch 9mm and asked me if it was any good as it was the cheapest we had.

I told him that the Monarch brand ammo is Russian made and is pretty dirty, so I showed him some Speer Lawman 9mm that was $1 more than the Monarch brand. I told him that the Lawman ammo is better and cleaner than the cheap Russian stuff. Immediately after I said that, annother customer, an old slinky fud behind me interrupted and started to tell the customer I was talking to that the Monarch ammo is the best stuff on the market besides Tula. He went on and said he only shoots the 55gr stuff in his Hesse AR15 and that he once used "high quality" ammo, which popped a primer in his lower receiver.

He kept going on and on and wouldn't let me explain why the Lawman ammo for the 9mm is better than the Russian stuff for only a $1 more per box.

I gave up and walked off. I don't even think they noticed gone. Anyway, the guy getting the handgun ammo walked away with a couple boxes of Monarch 9mm and the fud walked off with all the Monarch 223 55gr FMJ off the shelf for deer hunting, which I overheard him saying it was his first time...

Whatever I guess.
I'll just get the 1000 rounds for Federal M855 and the boxes of Lawman 9mm FMJ with my 20% dicount for myself.


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