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This was odd, but lucky me

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tuckerdog1, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Went to a 4th of July BBQ at an old bosses place ( I've retired a few years back ). Was showing a couple guys some pics of a new 1911 I'd just purchased. Now there is another guy that used to work at the same place, at this BBQ. We were friendly at work, but never met up outside work for beers or anything. I haven't seen this guy for 3-4 years. So he sees me showing the pics of the 1911, and just says I have a couple guns I want to give you. I say that's a little strange, why don't you just sell them? He says he's not sure how to go about doing that legally, doesn't want to mess with it, and just feels I'd be a good person to give them to. Ultimately, we settled on I would sell one for him, and I could keep the other for my troubles. Neither were high dollar guns, but both were in like new condition. He'd bought both new. One was a Savage MKII 22LR. He had never fired it. That's the one I sold. The other is a Taurus PT111 G2. He had fired 1 magazine ( 12 rounds ) through it. There's my keeper. IMG_0413.jpg Tuckerdog1
  2. imashooter

    imashooter Member

    Oct 26, 2013
    That's very peculiar for sure. Congrats. Tell him you hope to see him in another 3-4. :cool:
  3. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Strange but in a good way! Worked out very nicely for both of you!
  4. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    South Eastern Illinois
    My sons friend has a Taurus like that one. Its a pretty good pistol.
  5. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    The PT111 G2 is my "tackle box" pistol. I did replace the recoil rod with a steel one as it seems that's the only weak link of the handgun.
    It's been absolutely reliable and that seems to be the norm. Mine is quite accurate as well.

    In case anyone is interested in one hell of a value, they can be found new-in-box for $168 if you're Googlefoo is strong.
    Armored farmer likes this.
  6. ontarget

    ontarget Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Michigan (Gods country)
    I love my PT111 G2. Had some trouble with the mag release, as in the mag would fall out but Taurus repaired it free of charge and its been a great pistol.
  7. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Good 4 U !:thumbup:!

    Also nice gesture to assist him in the sale
  8. Everready73

    Everready73 Member

    May 17, 2016
    The PT111 G2 is a solid gun. I had one with about 1k rounds through it sold and never had an issue. The only reason i sold it is i upgraded to a CZ P07 and wanted to use the money towards that. I did put an after market fiber optic site on mine, as well as a stainless guide rod. Lakeline has several types of sites available including night sites if you wanted to upgrade anything. Prices are reasonable, I paid about $35 for the fiber optic front site and guide rod combined

  9. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    OP good on you for doing the right thing. :thumbup: Many others would have just said thanks and patted themselves on the back afterwards. I dare say most on this forum will at the least try and be fair in their dealings with others. One of the main reasons I haunt this site the most.
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