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old fart 05-30-2013 09:30 PM

what would ya'll do?
because of a family emergency i am in need of some money, i was planning on going to the bank then a friend of mine offered this deal. now i have already made up my mind on what i'm gonna do, just wondered what ya'll would do. i have a stoeger cougar 40s&w 6 mags and 600rds fmj ammo, its been shot less than 50rds. he has a kel tec p11 9mm, 220rds of hp & fmj ammo, 3 mags and 2 sets of replacement sights. he has offered me his stuff and $200 boot, what would ya'll do? thanks

MisterMcCool 05-30-2013 09:45 PM

Desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you want to keep the stoeger, and you only need $200, consider a loan or pawn.

orangello 05-30-2013 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by MisterMcCool (Post 1262598)
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you want to keep the stoeger, and you only need $200, consider a loan or pawn.

Maybe your friend would let you "pawn" your pistol with him for a small fee or allowance of the ammo. He could try it out to see if he wants one, and you have a chance to buy it back in a couple of months.

danf_fl 05-30-2013 11:21 PM

Never give up a gun you already have.

1. You'll never get it back.
2. You'll add "The best gun I ever had...." to you lamentations.

The family emergency is one reason I put all my $5 bills in safe keeping.
Short term is to look at possible refinancing a car with a credit union. Don't go to a "Title for cash" rip-off.

trip286 05-31-2013 12:13 AM

I've been there a total of 5 times recently.

Don't do it. Just, don't.

rifleman1 05-31-2013 12:29 AM

i regularly trade guns up and sometimes down its all about personal prefrence,me personally would do it if i needed the money but for that reason only.

greenoak 05-31-2013 12:32 AM

Based solely on the information given I would do it.

Things are just things and while I enjoy nicer things as much as anybody, for me family comes first and always will. You would still be armed.

Also, personally, I would feel better about a closed deal rather than an open ended loan situation with a friend or even a bank.

ScottA 05-31-2013 12:33 AM

You may have the solution in your possession, but it's not the gun. What is .40 going for right now? You may only need to sell half to get what you need.

old fart 05-31-2013 02:38 PM

thanks everyone, i decided to keep the cougar, i called the bank and i can get $300 at $30 a month for 12 months on their easy pay plan. i would rather do that and still have a pistol i love than get one i don't like and i don't like the p11. thanks again

ttsl 05-31-2013 09:33 PM

you'd be way ahead to swap, actually, altho I'd greatly prefer the PF9, being slimmer in a pants pocket holster. If you need more than 7 shots, you need a lot more'n any handgun, much less a pocket gun. You need friends, body armor, hand grenades, smoke grenades, a real fighting rifle, ear protection, etc, cause you are missing way too much and have way too many enemies! :-)

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