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Ever given away a gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tom Bri, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Tom Bri

    Tom Bri Well-Known Member

    Have you ever given someone a gun? Other than a family member I mean. I once gave someone a NAA .22 revolver. He wanted a gun, didn't have any cash, and was a responsible person I had known a couple of years.

    Seems to me that the best way to increase the number of gun owners is to just give them to reliable people.
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    Yep, one time a guy at work was telling me he had this old .22 rifle that he didn't need, so I got him to give it to me. Score! Then a couple of days later I find out another guy at work needed a .22 rifle for his kid, and this one was perfect for that. Never cleaned it, shot it or anything - didn't have it long enough! Always felt good that it was for a kid to learn on! :)
  3. duckfoot

    duckfoot member

    Gave a Savage Mark 1-G .22lr to a Boy Scout Troop. Gotta start these kids out on somthing.:)
  4. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    My parents got divorced and my dad left my Grandfathers colt 1903 with mom for protection. (Dunno why my mom was an anti) My dad came to his senses and picked up a $50 Rossi 3inch blued .38 (no cylinder release just used the pin to remove cylinder and punch shells out) So I could go over and switch them out and get the heirloom gun back.

    About 5 years later my moms new inlaws had a brother go nuts and assault
    a bunch of family members. The guy started threatning her (guy was 6ft 10 and 350 Lbs violent insane alcoholic)

    She decided to get rid of the rossi because she was in danger

    Found the loaded gun on my doorstep the next day :uhoh:

    I couldn't convince her that it would be better to have the gun handy than be beat to death. She said she had read that a gun is more likely to be used against you blah blah. :banghead:

    I kept the gun for a couple years until a neighbor / friend kept saving my bacon fixing gas leaks, broken water heater, found my lost dog. I gave him the rossi because he was having problems with gangbangers trying to kill his daughter when she wouldn't go be "initiated"

    About 3 months later the gangbangers ran over his daughter in the street in front of his house. They were getting ready to finish her off when he produced the gun and shot out the back window of their car scaring them away. Luckily she only had cuts and bruises. My neighbor was not charged
    with anything and his daughter learned a valuable lesson on not toying with dangerous men.

    Funny how things work out.
  5. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    Yes, I guess I've given away somewhere between two and three dozen guns over the years. The biggest "give-away" came when I immigrated to the USA: the authorities informed me frostily that no, I couldn't import my gun collection, so my friends got a bonanza! Since being here, I guess I've given away (gifts to friends and as assistance to those needing protection) about a dozen or so. Latest one was a couple of weeks ago.
  6. sm

    sm member

    All my competition guns, barrel sets, combos given to up and coming shooters.
    Various guns to folks in need of protection.
    Shooting clubs or organizations.

    To keep it - give it away
  7. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    Yep. I've given away three guns, more or less, to friends.
  8. Carlos Cabeza

    Carlos Cabeza Well-Known Member

    I gave a friend a .22 semi auto pistol when he expressed an interest in personal protection. Until that time he was a "shotgunner" and had only hunted and shot sporting clays. I showed him the dark side and now he is an avid supporter of RKBA. I would do it again in a heartbeat !:cool:
  9. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    I gave the son of a friend of mine (actually the friend officially as the son is 12) a M/N M44 for Christmas. He & his sidekick (my son) had spent a good part of the summer shooting the snot out of mine, so I figured that they each could use one to clean up/restore & then shoot.
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Yep, I had a female friend that needed a self
    protection piece; so I gave her my nickel S&W
    4" HB model 10. I put a set of Hogue's rubber
    "Monogrips" on it; and she is a happy camper!

    After all, she needed it worst than I did cuz
    she lives near a high crime zone, on the old
    eastern slopes of Bombingham, AL.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  11. pax

    pax Well-Known Member

    I have been on the receiving end of a gun gift twice now.

    I can't yet, but hope someday to be able to pay it forward.


    Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narret qui accepit. ~ Seneca
  12. Gotten: IMP .22 short (needed fixin' and I did)
    .44 ball and cap revolver

    Given: Ruger 9mm to friend
    45-70 rifle to friend
    .22 Winchester to friends child (through the friend of course)

    I'm only 35 so, God willing, I will be around longer to give (and maybe get) more :).

  13. Ed

    Ed Well-Known Member

    Hey SaxonPig, I volunteer to help out if you ever have another wedding or renew your vows or anything. I gave away a Muzzle loader pistol to a friend when I was 17. My parents had a "gotta get rid of one to buy one" rule. I had bought it for $15 from a guy and gave it away to get a Remington 870.
  14. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    saxon buddy ol pal!!! how ya doing? can i get you anything?
  15. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    I gave a friend of mine a Hungarian Mosin-Nagant carbine as a wedding present a few years ago. He was pretty happy about it.
  16. commygun

    commygun Well-Known Member

    I gave a beat-up, but perfectly functional FIE .22 single action revolver
    to an old college buddy who had taken up hog farming in the wilds of
    rural Iowa. He had a huge old farmhouse and got kind of spooked when
    the storms blew.
  17. Mastrogiacomo

    Mastrogiacomo Well-Known Member

    I've never had it happen to me but I've got a Ruger New Single Six that I'll probably enjoy for a while yet. But if I ever find a child in need of a good shooting gun with Dad at the range, I'd probably give him mine. Right now, I'm enjoying all my guns and don't expect it'd happen soon....;)
  18. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    A friend wanted to buy my EAA Witness 45 compact.

    With 4 kids he was never going to be able to spare the money, so I gave it to him with a bunch of ammo.
  19. MeekandMild

    MeekandMild Well-Known Member

    I once gave a S&W pistol to a LEO friend.
  20. PAC 762

    PAC 762 Well-Known Member

    Gave a Chinese SKS to a buddy in college who wanted a rifle but had no cash. I never liked SKS's much and it meant much more to him.

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