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wjgramann, you may not be able to teach the folks at Wilson Combat much -- other than to never buy one of their products again, and warning others against doing so with your experience.
But I do think you should let this so-called "higher end" shop know how you feel! Whether you consider $50 a lot or a little, it is just not justified. You apparently are an ongoing customer who has "dropped a few bills" there in the past. Tell both the owner & the managers that, sure they made fifty bucks off you on this transaction, but they lost the hundreds/thousands more they would have received in FUTURE sales. Then back up those words and take your business to their competitor.
You already lost time & money with the gun, why be penalized even more for a shoddy product???
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