Picked Up S&W Airweight & Rugar CLP

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by AR10, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    I have a storefront Handgun Safety Classroom in an adjustment suite to my cash cow business. I leave the neon open sign on when the other business is open, with a sign in the door, go next door if the door is locked.

    I get several students a day looking for CC classes, and sign those up. Works out real well.

    If I sold guns and ammo, I would make a killing, especially during the recent shortage.

    Yesterday a woman walked in, asking if I was a gun shop. I said no, just a school for handgun safety, but we sometimes purchase guns for my personal use.

    She sells me her Airweight .38 +P and a CLP .380 for $425 for both.

    My wife chews my backside for spending money, in one breath, and the next breath, claims the Airweight as hers. Lol

    So l got a great deal on the Smith, with a free Rugar.
     
  2. Warrior1256

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    One of my two main CC guns is a S&W 642 .38 Airweight. Love it. Powerful and accurate. Great in warm weather to stick in your pocket and go.
     

  3. JW357

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    Wow. What an amazing deal. I'm pretty jealous.

    Sounds like a good business too.
     
  4. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Horrible deal, send them to me so you dont feel bad about yourself. I will dispose of them both for you.
     
  5. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    I can't believe this light weight revolver is rated +P. Stamped on barrel. Rated or not, training with +P would wear this pistol out. IMHO.

    My wife has her CC permit, but little experience with guns. I told her I would give it to her, once she completes Basic Pistol, Personal Protection In The Home and Personal Protection Outside The Home.

    Won't hold my breath waiting for her to sit through my classes.
     
  6. JD1969

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    I have a 642 Air Weight and you're right +P is a lot out of it, however the barrel and cylinder are stainless steel. It's a great little pocket gun and is pretty accurate for what it is. I shoot a regular box or so of .38 out of it and then maybe 10-20 rounds or +P when I practice with it.
     
  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did you use a condom???:p
     
  8. AR10

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    When I was a pawnbroker, I offered people 10 cents on the dollar, and purchased stuff all day long. Those days, I needed a condom.
     
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I guess that is why I could never be a pawnbroker, used car salesman, or a politician!;)
     
  10. AR10

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    I could never be someone judgmental of other peoples careers on public forums. ;)

    A+ rating at the BBB, sponsored two children from cradle to College, and now I am a bad man over a gun purchase, expressed on a gun forum.

    That is funny!
     
  11. DrumJunkie

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    .10 on he dollar is about normal for a pawn shop. For me it's hard to blame the one buying at such a small price if the seller taking the deal. I'vwe bought and sold at pawn shops for years. If you haggle a little then a better deal can be made.
    But bottom line is the have to be able to buy with enough meat on the bone to sell at a profit. In my experience I've had much better luck trading with them than I would have selling outright.
     
  12. JimRau

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    I did not say you were good or bad. I said I could not do that. I simply treat people like I would like to be treated as much as possible and it has worked well for me in both my 30+ years in LE and now as a trainer and dealer. I guess that is why I have less money in the bank than many others of my vintage do, but I can live with that.;)
     
  13. Rick1967

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    Back on track...I have a 642. With +P ammo it is a serious handful. I only shoot +P once in a while.
     
  14. Missouribound

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    Your comment is instinctively correct. S&W pretty much says the same thing about their firearms, that although they are rated for +p ammo it can possibly increase the speed which the gun will wear. Either way, I think the Airweight is going to be my next carry gun.
     
  15. AR10

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    Thinking of pink grips, so my wife will bond with it better. That would make it tuff to borrow though. Lol

    I carry a Glock 23 on my leg as my CC, this would sure be lighter.

    Going from 18 rounds of firepower I can hit with, to 5 rounds I have a greater chance of missing with, leaves me stand off ish.

    I would rather my wife train with a Glock or P4X as well. She seems to have mental issues working the slide on anything larger than a .22. She is a farm girl, so I don't think the slide is a physical issue. It seems to be more a willingness to train.

    I am uncomfortable handing any gun to someone not willing to discipline themselves to proper use of the firearm.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  16. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I understand completely. I have some of the same concerns. I shoot my 6906 and 5903 VERY well and even though I do shoot the 642 well it is a BIG step down in protection!!!:confused: