Question of the Day: Would You Buy a Car from This Man? by Dan Zimmerman | Apr 04, 2012 | 28 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [h/t everydaynodaysoff] comments Mike says: April 4, 2012 at 09:05 Let’s see… horrible grip (he’s completely losing it after every shoot), poor safety in terms of gun handling (pointing a run randomly around a parking lot, finger on the trigger), and a general crazy-vigilante vibe to the whole thing. I’m going to go with “no”, but only because he’s selling Chevrolets. Reply brigo05 says: April 4, 2012 at 09:12 That guy is anti-gun propaganda. What an idiot. No Sale from me. Reply Monty says: April 4, 2012 at 09:24 He’s got a Desert Eagle. A foolish weapon chosen by people who like over-compensating with power and agressive styling but don’t care about reliability. I’m surprised he’s not peddling Dodges. Reply Bill says: April 4, 2012 at 09:24 Apparently he had a little local fame stopping a criminal with his “dancing partner.” http://www.9news.com/news/sidetracks/249444/337/Man-holds-robber-at-gunpoint-until-police-arrive Reply Matt in FL says: April 4, 2012 at 10:23 This story was on TTAG last month. Funny it’s the same guy. Also, he bears enough of a resemblance to Michael Nyqvist, from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, that I spent half the video trying to figure out if it was him, and what he was doing selling cars. Reply Paul says: April 4, 2012 at 09:30 Why is this kind of trash even allowed to be put up? I blasted the moron with a really bad “…training…” film, and now we have this jerk giving the anti’s more propaganda. I really believe that this crap needs to be screened. If he wants to be a moron, there is nothing we can do about that. But don’t give him more air play than he already gets. Reply HAVE GUN says: April 4, 2012 at 10:10 If he had a car I wanted to buy and like the price, sure. As far as the commercial, seen better. Typical of car dealers. Reply Wade says: April 4, 2012 at 10:12 Oh God….. why Texas? Reply Brandon says: April 4, 2012 at 11:39 yes…very cringe worthy indeed.. To answer the question, not just no, but hell no. That guy came off as a total idiot. To try to capitalize off of his 5 seconds of fame is sad and on par for what most sleazy car salesman would do. Reply C. Walther says: April 4, 2012 at 10:29 I sure as Hell hope his handshake is firmer than his Deagle grip. Reply bontai Joe says: April 4, 2012 at 10:54 Buy a car? maybe if the deal was right. Share space on a shooting range with him? No way! Reply NR says: April 4, 2012 at 10:58 Well, all car dealership commercials are dreadful. This seems about par for the course. No, I would never buy a car from him– or any other professional dealer. I only buy from private sellers. Reply Joe Grine says: April 4, 2012 at 13:12 all car dealership commercials are dreadful? Personally, I thought the trunk monkey ad campaign was pretty funny. Reply KWAL says: April 4, 2012 at 11:25 No. Reply Second Amendment says: April 4, 2012 at 11:49 I don’t think that muzzle is flipping around enough when he shoots. Maybe he should wiggle it and wave it around more. Reply Ralph says: April 4, 2012 at 12:29 What the hell does this guy have against his watch? Reply Low Budget Dave says: April 4, 2012 at 14:43 When you let your friends know you own guns, that is how they think of you. Some nitwit waving around a random handgun. Food for thought. Reply Low Budget Dave says: April 4, 2012 at 14:45 When you let your friends know you own guns, that is how they think of you: Looking for trouble, waving around a random handgun. Food for thought. Reply Chris Dumm says: April 4, 2012 at 14:46 Buy a car from a near-IGOTD? Not on my watch. Reply Low Budget Dave says: April 4, 2012 at 14:48 Seems like it would be unsafe to hang around with that guy. Reply MadDawg J says: April 4, 2012 at 15:09 Do you get a discount on the car if he lasers you on the lot? Reply Don says: April 4, 2012 at 15:43 No. Reply Barstow Cowboy says: April 4, 2012 at 16:30 I’m more of a Cal Worthington guy myself, and I can tell you that I knew Cal Worthington (and his dog spot), and this guy is no Cal Worthington. I hope someone breaks into MY neighbor’s house so that I can be a hero like this guy too. Reply Ralph says: April 4, 2012 at 17:28 I hope that someone breaks into my neighbor’s house so I can take the video. Reply Frank says: April 4, 2012 at 19:41 For the first video. N I would not buy a car from that guy. He is obviously trying to make a ploy to get the firearm community and doing a bad job of it. For the trunk monky, that was hilarious video. If I wasn’t a motorcycle guy, and lived in the area, I would buy a car from them. 🙂 Reply Chris S says: April 5, 2012 at 11:51 Am I buying a car from that guy… not on my watch. He seems to be going for a somewhat goofy tone for the commercial but it just comes across as really creepy. Reply Dan says: April 5, 2012 at 15:08 I think this spot is actually pretty funny. He obviously “gets” the humor that surrounds his whole persona. I think the point of the commercial is not to critique the handling of his gun but to bring attention to his dealership. Which, it’s pretty hard to say he hasn’t succeeded on some level. 13,000 views, a second news story covering his marketing campaign in less than two months…he might have the wrong weapon but he sure is marketing himself and his dealership the right way. Jeez, people…can NO ONE find something positive to say anymore? This is actually a pretty funny spot! Watch it again and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Reply Sean Guerin says: April 9, 2012 at 11:43 I like it enough, but the Desert Eagle was a bad choice for him, especially if he knew he was going to show himself shooting it. But still, it was funny, and if I was down there, sure I would buy a car from him if I was looking Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.