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Old 02-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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There was a thread posted recently about lending your guns. The consensus was that if you are right there, guns are somewhat freely shared. I'm wondering if anyone has a gun that is off-limits to EVERYONE, you are the only one to have ever shot it. Doesn't have to be a collector item, or anything special.......My most recent aquisition is a semi-custom from Savage, SS, LH, & re barreled. I sort of want to keep it to myself, but am wondering what other people think. In our shooting group there is plenty of sharing, and more than a few Lefties.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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So, that is one gun you are not willing to lend out -- that's obvious even to me, Mr. "a gun is a tool." Handing it to someone and standing next to them while they take one shot, and retreiving it from them then and there should also be allowed. Once. Maybe for a small fee and a large security deposit (if it has value you should charge for it). Apply a discount for (blood) relatives the concensus will no doubt say...

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Not really. There are several I would not loan to most people, but my kids and grandkids shoot with me. One of these days, they are going to own them. The Anarchist-in-Training (granddaughter) has already decided which are HERS.

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Not really. There are several I would not loan to most people, but my kids and grandkids shoot with me. One of these days, they are going to own them. The Anarchist-in-Training (granddaughter) has already decided which are HERS.
If I don't trust an individual enough to handle, and shoot, one of my guns, I don't trust him enough to go shooting with him in the first place!
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I offer mine up at a simple glance. If I notice someone looking or overhear them talking, most don't realize I'm wearing electronic ear pro, about any of mine I extend an invitation.

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I don't have any firearm that can't be shared with me standing there, but I don't own one that would go out without me, unless it was with my Son.

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Unless you act like a complete idiot i will let someone shot any firearm I own. Just not way from me.

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Unless you act like a complete idiot i will let someone shot any firearm I own. Just not way from me.
Same here. I will let someone shoot my firearms if I am standing right there. I did refuse to let someone shoot my .44 mag Super Blackhawk once because I had full loads in it and I was concerned that the recoil would be too much for this person. I was afraid the gun would come back and strike this person in the head or he would drop it and I didn't want to see either happen.
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Had that happen at range I worked at. 454 Cassul came back and the hammer embedded in the guy's forehead. We sent him to the hospital, gun attached.

When I fired one the first time myself the guy who let me was complaining -- he hated shooting the thing but it was too expensive to sell at the loss he'd take. His hands were cut and bleeding from the recoil. He fully loaded it for me and got MAD when I only fired it once... I was wearing cotton gloves and it came out of my left hand from an isocoles hold. It was enough for me at the time. LOL

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Depends on the person. I have a friend I would trust with mine... I would let him borrow it for a week if he asked. I have another friend that I would not let look at the firearms I own.

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