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1 hour ago, E4 No More said:

She gets it all to do with as she pleases.

All should respect the wishes of the deceased, and honor their life and service. Any decent human being would.

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46 minutes ago, Erich said:

All should respect the wishes of the deceased, and honor their life and service. Any decent human being would.

And therein lies the rub.

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I will chime in based on Subject "Fans of Mediocre" which I am, meaning low priced (I like low priced better than saying cheap LOL.  The way I look at it is I mostly shoot a lot of  targets (22, can afford AMMO) and also have a 380 and 9MM (defense and some target, but mostly point and shoot with minimum aim).  I am not into collectible or odd guns where the thread seems to be directed. Good topic I say. 

Anyway, "low priced" works for that and can lay in the cabinet same as a "High Priced" gun. :-). That said I shoot pretty regularly (twice  month at least).

Low Priced Guns like:  Taurus PT111 G2  $189, Spectrum 380 $134 after rebate, Heritage Single Six $119, GSG 1911 $239 (getting a bit pricey for me) and Firefly $159, Ruger SR22 more pricey at $285 with 3 MAGS included when I bought it, SW22 Victory bought used with a lot of extras, trigger mod (2 LB or less), 5 Mags with modified base, and slide attachment on it for $249, and a Phoenix PH22 kit with 3 and 5 inch barrel and extra Mag, and hard case $180. They all shoot reliable enough (for my use) including the defense guns.  Prices not include Tax and background

The Spectrum was the worst to get fixed (sent back to TAURUS twice Fail to Fire and then a Lock Back Problem  they paid shipping both times).

Now is reliable: NOT Fail to Fire, and NOT Locking Back when shooting, and NOT  Fail to Eject or Fail to Load (I did file a small "U" shape into the bottom of the Feed ramp vs having it straight across).      

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 11:20 PM, Erich said:

The big takeaway is: what do do if you pass first!

Hope she calls a friend and sells them for what their worth, not what she thinks I paid for them.

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2 hours ago, A.J. Holst said:

Hope she calls a friend and sells them for what their worth, not what she thinks I paid for them.

I use to use her ploy of saying, 'oh no, I've had that for a long time'. It worked fine until I was asked to explain why I had to buy a bigger safe.

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