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    Idiot graces pawn shop...

    Was in my local pawnshop waiting for the paperwork to go through on a new to me 29-2 yesterday and one of the guys was telling me about an experience that he'd had recently. It seems the pawnshop had received a call from a gentleman who had a cocked .38 special and couldn't figure out how to "uncock" the gun. The pawn guy explained it to him several times but the guy just wasn't getting it. So he brought the gun down to the store and sure enough, it was cocked....and fully loaded!. The pawn guy carefully took the weapon from the man, gently lowered the hammer, unloaded it and proceeded to explain to the fella that he probably shouldn't be owning a firearm without a bit more instruction on how it functions...guy shrugged his shoulders and walked off with his gun....



    On a positive note, here's what came home with me yesterday....



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    You did watch when they showed the guy how decock I hope.

    Nice looking piece.
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    Sure...ya just pull that half-moon thingy on the bottom...sometimes it makes a loud noise, sometimes it doesn't...haven't figured out what the difference is yet.
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    good looking gun

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    Great looking 29.
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    Thanks for the compliments...someone who owned it previously went and had the barrel ported, which I find kind of annoying...they did a good job, but still...

    Anyway, I think I've got access to a new 6 1/2" nickel barrel which I'll have it changed out to, once I find someone I trust to do the work. May be I'll just send it back to S&W with the new barrel and have them do it next Winter...it's getting too close to "shooting season" to mess with it now.
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    Whats wrong with the barrel being ported?
    If you intend on using it for hunting, you will want to shoot the firearm enough to be very accurate with it, therefore, the porting will be a Godsend.


    Now, back to the pawnshop owners conversation with idiot gunowner.
    he should have told the dummy, that the only way to "decock" the hammer, would be to insert the barrel in your mouth and pull the trigger. JK
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    ...too stupid to live

    if they had to pass a test ( to have babies) there would be much less social unrest

    ---something i did not use to say as often and an observation
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    nice addition. and it may be that the porting comes to be a feature you appreciate.

    things i have purchased that had a slight 'gonna change that' feature-- looking back, I've
    seldom made the correction. it either grew on me or it was a difference that wasn't.
    or....mostly, it was not worth the cost and the chance that something collateral would happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadsnugun View Post
    couldn't figure out how to "uncock" the gun. ...guy shrugged his shoulders and walked off with his gun
    Not sure which is worse, that the induhvidual couldn't figure it out (it's not rocket science) or the attitude at the end. Carnac the Magnificent says "I see a ND in the near future".

    Very nice S&W 29.
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    oneshot, a little harsh, don't ya think

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Whats wrong with the barrel being ported?
    If you intend on using it for hunting, you will want to shoot the firearm enough to be very accurate with it, therefore, the porting will be a Godsend.



    Now, back to the pawnshop owners conversation with idiot gunowner.
    he should have told the dummy, that the only way to "decock" the hammer, would be to insert the barrel in your mouth and pull the trigger. JK
    I wonder how some people manage to get out of bed in the morning, Geezzzz!
    Just personal preference, no hunting intentions, in fact it will only see mild-medium loads because of my arthritic wrists. There're plenty of space age whiz-bang giganto-mongo caliber revolvers that probably need the ports, however, IMO they detract from a classic like the 29.

    I think the pawn guy had the right idea suggesting more training/familiarization, I tend to agree with Cold Shot's appraisal regardless of the fellows ineptitude with his weapon...it's scary to think there are people out there buying guns who have absolutely ZERO idea of their function, but don't necessarily think they should be put to death for it. If I'm interested in something, I learn about it before I attempt it...I thought that was pretty much SOP for people in general...guess not.
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    Cool

    Sweet 29.

    I really like the grips.

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