Ask the hive...neighbor wants to borrow a firearm and ammo.....

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  1. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    A. He's a great guy.
    B. His family is sequestered elsewhere. They are fine.
    C. He's in a field and job that is flatly essential to the CV-19 fight, not a doctor but he's in the medical area and he must go to the office every day.
    D. He lives in spectacular home that is full of millions of dollars of art. Educated guess, in normal times his home would be worth $2.5-3.0MM and his art double that. For now he has a security guard who more or less lives there during the day 5x per week. My neighbor is there most of the time the guard is not.
    D1. The house being spectacular is much of the problem. Anyone including BG's can see some of his art through glass from the street. He has a long skinny glass walled walkway between the house and garage that is nothing short of a security fail IMO.

    So he's worried. He's never owned any gun although he's fired a few. I've taken him to the range a couple of times in recent months.

    Yesterday he asked if he could borrow a G-19 and some ammo.
    Considerations:
    A. I have three G-19s. Including a Gen. 2 that is near perfect in function and a holster.
    B. I have a fair enough bit of 9mm ammo.


    I'm thinking I will do it but only if the buys the gun and ammo?

    Thoughts and ideas?
     
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  2. Biggsly

    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    I would probably sell him the Glock.

    Now my neighbor? I would tell him to find a sharp stick and good luck.
     

  3. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    I’d sell to him...
     
  4. ClydeG19

    ClydeG19

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    If you’ve got guns and ammo to spare, you have a good relationship, and it’s legal where you are, what’s the big deal?
     
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  5. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty Wolverine

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    Yes, contingent on him joining the NRA.
     
  6. JArthurD

    JArthurD Silver Member

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    Personally, I would not give a gun to anyone outside of my immediate family (wife and kids). That’s it.

    A). I don’t trust anyone else like that.

    B). All my guns mean something to me.
     
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  7. -JCN-

    -JCN-

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    No brainer. Help the guy.

    I loaned my best friend a P365XL and holster. I loaned his wife a Shield 380 EZ.
     
  8. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Take the gun over to his place, and take whatever strikes your fancy before somebody else does. Why wait for the looting to become fashionable??
    :couch:
     
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  9. canis latrans

    canis latrans

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    a new "gun guy" who's [now] worried? family's away (increased stress, etc.)...

    no way I'd lend him ANY gun.

    wouldn't want to be connected to his potential actions in any way.

    sell him one through legal channels...why not?
     
  10. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    Sounds like money for your neighbor is a minimal concern. Sell him one of your 19's and some ammo or trade him for some art and you each gain a new hobby.
     
  11. B C

    B C

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    1 Picasso = 1 Glock 19
     
  12. HALO51

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    Sell me the Gen 2.....
     
  13. Dave514

    Dave514

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    Based on that story, 100% yes.
     
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  14. shadowgunner9

    shadowgunner9 Free Actor

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    1. He has "a" security detail- maybe he needs to increase that- a lot.
    2. Seems he could afford to arm himself personally, but chooses not to- that's now his problem. Find a gun store which still has anything to buy.......
    3. If you are comfortable, I would just sell him a firearm. But under the stipulation he needs to step up the situational awareness. Maybe work out a deal not involving cash, but a barter of sorts- to be paid at later date, even, if you are quite comfortable with him.
    4. I am sure you can impress on him the fact that this scenario is extremely serious and volatile- will he learn his lesson?
    Good luck.
     
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    First shot

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    If you have three and wanna sell one, I’d say that the time and price is perfect...Good Luck...
     
  16. Blades

    Blades

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    He had how many years to buy one before now? What does your "gut" tell you?
     
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  17. Mugsie1

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    Sell - yes
    Loan - absolutely not!
    Both contingent upon it being legal in your area.
     
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  18. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan emeritus

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    **** no! Tell him to buy his own gun. You want to even be remotely responsible for what he does with your gun?
     
  19. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    It's all bespoke/commissioned stuff......gorgeous in its own right but I have no interest.
     
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  20. Flying-Dutchman

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    For a newbie I would only sell not lend and through an FFL to limit liability.