Q: All POS systems currently on the market have you scan the UPC code of the firearms boxes. Those UPC’s are the actual information from the manufacturer as approved by “everyone”. However, there is a disconnect when that trickles down to the retailer like us. What I mean is that the “scanned” UPC info does NOT, in many cases match what is actually marked on the firearm but rather the commonly known by information. For example: Every single XD,XDS,XDM (NONE of them scan as HS Produkt..)? Glocks made in Austria UPC’s don’t scan with manuf & importer? Most “Browning” are actually manufactured by Miroku in Japan and imported by Browning….but UPC’s don’t show that. My question then is the obvious… if the UPC and whatever information it scans is good enough for the ATF when auditing the distributors and manufactuers, then why is that not good enough at the retail level. We are thinking about moving to a POS system but all of this has me thinking that keying each gun in (as we do now), is safer than scanning UPC codes etc. Please advise.
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