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    I'd let someone run a mag through one of mine if they:

    Politely started a conversation with me about it first. "Awe, that's a sweet gat dawg, lemme try it out." ain't gonna cut it.
    Showed a bit of knowledge regarding the gun and gun safety
    Supplied their own factory loaded ammo.

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    I guess I have a different idea about how I treat my guns. I'm the type who cleans his guns after each range secession. I take top care of my equipment and in turn don't lend them out to anyone. I once saw a guy looking at another guys gun at a range and he dropped it on a concrete floor. That was enough for me.

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    Anyone who I do not know does not get to shoot my guns, and aside from range rentals, I don't ask anyone who I do not know to shoot their guns. I don't think it's rude to ask though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyerich View Post
    I would let a good looking woman shoot my gun -but that would be it. I would suggest buying your own guns. If you can't afford to play then find a different hobby.
    I don't think money is is issue. Moe a little market research before he drops a bunch of money on a gun that he might not like after he gets it.

    We all can't or don't want to buy a bunch of guns to find one they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyerich View Post
    I would let a good looking woman shoot my gun -but that would be it. I would suggest buying your own guns. If you can't afford to play then find a different hobby.

    Little harsh, don't you think? I let a guy at the range shoot my $2300 Les Baer Custom on Sunday. No big deal. Didn't think twice about it. It was worth seeing the big grin on his face. We need more people on our side, not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyerich View Post
    You are right. My bad. If someone wants to shoot my .44 caliber Palmetto, then I will let them. It is a great gun.
    What is your obsession with having to mention your ".44 caliber Palmetto" in practically all your posts? We get it. You own a ."44 caliber Palmetto. Enough already!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    What is your obsession with having to mention your ".44 caliber Palmetto" in practically all your posts? We get it. You own a ."44 caliber Palmetto. Enough already!!

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    I have shot guns belonging to 'strangers,' and allowed them to shoot mine, many times. It all has to do with the rapport you establish with them while you are taking turns shooting.

    I have only rarely met other shooters who were rude or 'stand-offish,' and I leave them alone. If they are friendly, safe, and show interest in one of my guns, I will usually offer to let them shoot it, and more often than not they will, and then let me shoot theirs.

    I have met a lot of nice folks on the shooting line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    I don't think money is is issue. Moe a little market research before he drops a bunch of money on a gun that he might not like after he gets it.

    We all can't or don't want to buy a bunch of guns to find one they like.
    Who needs a bunch of guns... just buy yourself a .44 caliber Palmetto, they're the best guns ever made, didn't ya heard?

    Zhur

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    Who needs a bunch of guns... just buy yourself a .44 caliber Palmetto, they're the best guns ever made, didn't ya heard?

    Zhur

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    Exclamation .....shoot my stuff?

    Depends....

    Do I know you? Are you here alone or with someone I know?

    You ever shot 'one of these' before?

    Have you ever shot anything before?

    Are you certified? Or certifiable.

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    Last thing I'm doing is handing my Alaskan (or any of my guns) over to a stranger. Esp in SoCal.

    I'd very politely decline. Hurt feelings are better than a dead me or...

    If I knew you, no problem. Here's how it works. Blam away.

    Also- If I am not on the firing line shooting, I have no biz in front of the big red line. I'd ask the range-master to deliver your question during a session break etc... at least that's how it works where I shoot and how I was raised. Wandering the line can get you the boot.

    No offence intended.

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    Interesting topic. I tend to agree with talking to people and showing a genuine interest but let them offer to let you try one of thier guns instead of asking. By just being freindly and showing interest you should be able to pick up on their attitude pretty quickly. Judgeing from the multitude of different responses here I would think the same would apply on any typical shooting range. Some guys would look at you like you were insane for even asking and others would be thrilled to help you out. The rest would fall some were in the middle.

    If I did not know the person I would tend to be more concerned about safety and can they handle it than my lord what if they damage my weapon or cost me a small fortune in ammo. Then again I'm not shooting a pair of custom Wilson Combats or Ed Browns worth as much as my truck either. Is it rude? I guess the best answer is it is situational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    Who needs a bunch of guns... just buy yourself a .44 caliber Palmetto, they're the best guns ever made, didn't ya heard?

    Zhur
    Look, if you WANT to shoot my .44 caliber Palmetto, just say so .44 caliber Palmetto Jealousy is just an ugly color on anyone

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