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Handling someone else's guns
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Gil Martin
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Have you ever noticed that handling someone else's guns just does not feel right? Even if it is the same manufacturer or model? I have noticed this afield and at the range and some of my friends agree with me. Our own guns seem to be a better fit. Just curious and would appreciate your feedback. All the best...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

GilMartin wrote:
Have you ever noticed that handling someone else's guns just does not feel right? Even if it is the same manufacturer or model? I have noticed this afield and at the range and some of my friends agree with me. Our own guns seem to be a better fit. Just curious and would appreciate your feedback. All the best...
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They feel awkward to me because I usually am overly careful when I hold them. My own guns I am more relaxed with... I would concider it a horrible thing to handle someone else's gun and ding or mishandle it. I'd rather handle my own and admire yours from afar Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Thats exactly how I feel when handling someone elses guns. It's like I'm holding a carton of eggs.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Reminds me of the time when I let my brother in law handle my new 700 BDL right after I bought it on my 18th birthday.He had the habit of wearing huge belt buckles like a Hollywood cowboy.Well it didnt take very long before my stock and the serrated edge of his buckle met. I got over it but everytime I see the resulting scratchs I think of how upset I was.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I never handle another persons firearms unless I know them very well and then only after being invited.

Like both Dallan and Joe I am very uncomfortable with someone else's firearm. I am really worried about doing something bad to it...even a scratch would make me feel sick. Crying or Very sad

For the same reasons above, as a general, rule I don't let anyone handle mine. If I ding or scratch my rifle I have no-one else but myself to blame. If someone else does it, well......... Mad

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Yeah, unless i know the person i will not handle the weapon whatsoever. If i'm working on one though a battery of function/failure tests are done before even shouldering it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I wont handle someone elses gun as well even if they insist it I only do it with hesitation.

I can bang up and scrach up one of my guns till it looks like it went to hell and back and I wont care its mine. But I dont like the thought of damaging someone elses gun. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I have been handling firearms for about 50 years...I am very comfortable with most firearms. Yours, mine or someone elses...If I know the type of action and safeties there is no problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I have been handling firearms for about 50 years...I am very comfortable with most firearms. Yours, mine or someone elses...If I know the type of action and safeties there is no problem.

Same goes here............. except a few less years............... Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I have been handling firearms for about 50 years...I am very comfortable with most firearms. Yours, mine or someone elses...If I know the type of action and safeties there is no problem.

Gidday Bushy....Knowing the action or safeties is not a problem with me. My problem is with damaging someone elses property and how I would feel if someone did it to mine.

Then of course there is the obligation I would feel to repair/correct any damage....don't like spending money on someone elses gear....rather spend it on my own.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I'm wit Bushee here , doesnt bother me, but , I know what you mean .. If we know one another I dont have an issue at all with it .. And a few less years as well .. A few ... Not many .. But a few ..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I guess after reading my post i should have explained a bit better.....

If i don't know the person and the weapon is being passed to me, i back off usually and tell then to open 'er up (friends know better already......Yes, i do have friends GroovyJack Very Happy ).
Once i was passed a loaded and hot misfire.....which got into my hands and BOOOOM! wtf Shocked I damn well near crapped myself because it was the first day on the job, and the bolt was up too....plus no fingers near the trigger. Thankfully, nobody was hurt......but boy let me tell you.....$h1t rolled downhill that day because guns are to be checked "prior" to comming through and getting checked in by me Mad And i was soo angry that day i made sure a few were fired Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

I repeat my above statement...10ring...You except rifles that have the bolt closed? Auto loading hand guns with the slides at battery? Revolvers with the cylinders closed and not swung out??? Shame on you....And you...A range master too..tis tis tis... NoNo

I still have no problem handling other's firearms as I handle them the same as I handle my own...With great care...And the love of fine firearms... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

You more or less said that already..........

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Handling someone else's guns Reply with quote

It seems to have needed repeating...10ring and all that...

Gidday Vince...Enjoying your entertainment...

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