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Do You Loan Out Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wyocarp, Feb 28, 2009.

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Your Gun loaning policy.

  1. I don't even let people shoot my guns at the range.

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  2. I would never lend/loan out a gun, but they can try them while near me.

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  3. I've offered to loan a friend a gun for a hunt or for an event.

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  4. They are just objects. I'll loan them to anyone I know.

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  1. wyocarp

    wyocarp Member

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    I just read something about someone loaning out guns and I'm curious about how many of us do this. Do you loan out your guns? Would you let a friend use one to hunt with? Would you let a friend use one if he was on a hunting trip with you?
     
  2. Gamera

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    I only let my (responsible, gun-knowledgeable) friends use my guns if we're at the range together. I would never let them use any out of my sight though.
     
  3. MountainBear

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    I have a group of three or four people, either immediate family or friends so close they might as well be family, that I would give any of my guns to no questions asked (and have). There is also a second tier whom I might lend a hunting rifle to, but I would have to think about it. At the range, anyone is welcome to try my stuff out.
     
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  4. nwilliams

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    I'm selfish when it comes to my guns. People are welcome to shoot them as long as I'm around but I don't loan them out to anyone. If I did loan a gun out it would have to be to someone I really trust but nobody like that has ever asked.
     
  5. dobrzemetal

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    No, I think its just an all around bad policy to lend out firearms.
     
  6. PILMAN

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    I won't loan a weapon to anyone because the weapons are in my name, therefore I am responsible for that weapon.

    I don't have a problem allowing friends or family to hold it or shoot it as long as I am there with them.
     
  7. MaterDei

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    They are just objects, yes, but they are expensive objects that need to be treated properly so I won't lend them to just anybody. I'm happy to loan them to anybody I know who is responsible and safe though.

    I'm currently in possession of two shotguns that a friend lent me yesterday for a business-related skeet outing. I don't own any skeet guns but my friend does and was happy to lend me a couple of guns (a Citori and an Auto-5). I'd be happy to loan my guns out as well, to the right person.
     
  8. PCGS65

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    I have one friend that I would let use my gun(s).
     
  9. rbernie
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    I have loaned out rifles to local THR members for hunts at least twice. I'll let anyone at the range shoot anything I brought, under my supervision. I have at least one pistol that's been on loan for over fifteen years, altho it's probably coming back to me in the next month or so. I have purchased several pistols that are designated 'loaners'. In sum - I have no quarrel with loaning out my hammers, my screwdrivers, or my guns.

    I also pick my friends and acquaintances well.
     
  10. publiuss

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    I will let my brothers, my father, and 1 friend borrow guns, I can't remember the last time any of them asked to borrow one, they have plenty themselves.
     
  11. Huddog

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    I will allow others at the range to shoot my guns as long as I am with them. I will only loan a gun to my best friend or family but they already have their own so it doesn't happen often.
     
  12. Larry Ashcraft

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    Yes, I do, and have. I'm with rbernie, if I can't trust them with my tools, then I don't want them as a friend.
     
  13. wyocarp

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    Well now, there's the rub for me. I don't like loaning any tools out. I've always figured if you can't buy one for yourself, then you can't replace mine.
     
  14. Larry Ashcraft

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    I don't mind it with a hammer or screwdriver. Things I don't loan out are chainsaws or trailers. If people don't own one, they probably don't know how to care for one.

    I won't loan a gun to a non gun owner, but if a gun owner friend of mine needs to borrow one of mine for a special occasion, I would loan it out.
     
  15. MaterDei

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    Some of these responses are just sad.

    Personally, I really enjoy my guns and enjoy shooting them but I get more pleasure by watching others, especially my kids and new shooters, enjoy my guns.

    I can't imagine not loaning out my guns, especially to somebody new to the hobby. It's the least I can do for the RKBA movement.
     
  16. TAB

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    I have about 5 people that I trust with my guns, no strings attached. 3 are family members, 1 friend and my fiance. 3 of those infact have the combos to my safes. ( 2 I have thiers, my fiance does not have a safe)

    At the range, any one that is polite and has safe gun handling skills/ willing to learn them, I will let them shoot my guns.

    I let "hunting buddy's" use them if I am in the same trip.( other then those mentioned above)

    At something like shooting event I guess it would be the same as the range. assuming I had plenty of ammo. maybe my reloads, but not thier reloads.
     
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    I'd have no problems with it as long as I knew they were responsible and trained enough to use them properly, but no one has ever asked me.
     
  18. Hk91-762mm

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    Ill lend a beater hunting gun so a person can go hunting if they did not plan to go.. I wont lend a handgun Nor My black rifles -except to 1 friend who is trustworthy.
    I wont lend a chainsaw to anyone !!!!
     
  19. Rockwell1

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    I would loan a weapon out for a hunt if I were there other wise no.

    I saw a sign on a mechanics tool box once that said " I make my living with my SNAP-ON tools, please don't ask to borrow them"

    It struck me then and now as a very logical way of looking at things. I don't loan tools either
     
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    Excepting that I don't earn my living using these tools. That's why I'm ok with loaning them out. Other than my EDC weapons, they're all just not that critical to me (altho your post has forced me to realize that I do *not* loan out my EDC weapons)...
     
  21. theotherwaldo

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    I may give someone a gun

    I've been known to sell a gun to a friend for a token or symbolic amount.

    I've often let folks use a gun during a shooting session.

    But every time I've loaned a gun out I've wound up regretting it.

    Never again.
     
  22. Blacksmoke

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    I have loaned out many guns for a variety of reasons provided the person is not Palestinian, Irish or Italian.

    OK, dumb joke. I do loan hunting arms to friends who I know are capable of handling them appropriately. friend still has a Ruger M77 .25-06. I think he wants to trade me for it. What should I consider to be a fair trade?
     
  23. ccsniper

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    i would loan them out to a couple of friends and have done so. but a couple of friends i would never because their idiots
     
  24. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    I have loanded a gun to a friend once but I trust him, he also loaned me his AR a couple of times before I got one.
     
  25. redneckdan

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    I have loaned out firearms twice in my life. Both times they came back in worse shape then they left in. never again.
     
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