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Mark F 02-06-2010 01:37 PM

The RIGHT PLACE, at the RIGHT TIME!
 
I was hanging out at my favorite gun shop yesterday doing my regular Friday afternoon chit-chat, when this guy comes in with a pistol he couldn't re-assemble. He was trying to change his Phoenix HP22A from a 3" barrel to a 5" barrel. Both he, and the shop owner messed with this pistol for a good 45 minutes. They kept catapulting the slide spring across the shop, and occasionally losing the spring.

Now an hour goes by... and these two guys are pissed off & really frustrated. I just sat there and "silently" laughed at them. FINALLY, they gave up and the pistol was still in pieces. The gun owner was about to leave and he was really cussing the gun. I told him that I would give him 50 bucks for it... he almost took it, then said "give me 85 and this PIECE OF SH!T is yours". So, I paid him 85 dollars cash.

While he & the gun shop owner were standing there, I re-assembled the pistol using the 5" barrel in about 15 seconds.

They both dropped their jaws to the ground... and I bought a cute little Phoenix HP22A for next to nothing!

http://tech.flygsw.org/Phoenix%20HP22A.jpg

Sometimes you just have to be at the RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

I might note here, the pistol has never been fired.

JonM 02-06-2010 01:57 PM

i prolly woulda just showed him how to do it :/

General_lee 02-06-2010 03:25 PM

Dang, I bet that p!ssed him off! lol nice gun

Gojubrian 02-06-2010 04:16 PM

That was pretty mean.

Highpower 02-06-2010 05:03 PM

Wow. 56789

wb_carpenter 02-06-2010 06:02 PM

I have one without the range kit(5in barrel) and I like it alot(ordering the range kit soon). They have great customer service. I had a early 90's model with about 15k rounds through it(easily) and it developed a cracked frame. I sent it in and they sent me a new one.

Mark F 02-06-2010 06:34 PM

Actually, I did offer to let him have the pistol back and I would show him to change barrels. He said thanks, but no thanks he'd rather have the money.

diggsbakes 02-06-2010 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 225637)
Actually, I did offer to let him have the pistol back and I would show him to change barrels. He said thanks, but no thanks he'd rather have the money.

That's more like it. I'd expect nothing less from a Texan. ;)

Good Buy!

Mark F 02-06-2010 11:34 PM

Thanks, DB!

I'll try to field test it before the game tomorrow.

Gojubrian 02-07-2010 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 225637)
Actually, I did offer to let him have the pistol back and I would show him to change barrels. He said thanks, but no thanks he'd rather have the money.

Good save. ;)


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