I took my wife and daughter to the gun range for the first time today. The range is very large and very well known in Oklahoma City. Since neither of them have any experience with handguns, I rented 22’s. We started with a Browning Buckmark which I liked but they weren’t crazy about it. I then moved on to a Ruger Mark III. The gun misfired several times and was dirty enough that when loading an intial round into the chamber, the slide would sometimes not even close. Other than that, they both liked the Ruger a lot.
When I took the gun back, I mentioned the problems that I had with the gun and was told by the guy behind the counter “These aren’t even our guns. They’re owned by the manufacturer. They won’t let us clean them or anything. They just tell us to shoot them until they break.” :dubious: For the life of me, I cannot see any logic in that but he said it with a perfectly straight face. I hate to call the guy a liar but how could this possibly be true? Why wouldn’t the manufacturer want their guns cleaned and maintained? If I didn’t already know that Ruger makes quality guns, I would have thought that it was a piece of junk.
So do you think I was lied to? If so, why would the guy say such a thing?