This is a discussion on Turned in my gun today! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Local city PD was having a turn in your guns for cash campaign today. I turned in my Bryco(Jennings) .380 for $50. I thought that ...
Local city PD was having a turn in your guns for cash campaign today. I turned in my Bryco(Jennings) .380 for $50. I thought that was a great deal for a gun that was a better paper weight than firearm.
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That was probably the safest thing you could have done with it...
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They gave you more than it was worth...
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I once had a LEO tell me "Nothing says liquor store holdup like a Jennings"
Actually. I've had one for several years, passed it down through 2 sons and it still shoots great.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
I always liked the style and size of the 380 Bryco. I just wish it wasn't a piece of crap. Its a gun I thought could have had potential if it wasn't designed by a (YOUR DESCRIPTIVE WORD HERE).
I was at the gun show today with a friend that has never been inside one,I came upon a vendor of fine jennings,cobra,and bryco firearms and said if anybody ever trys to sell you this cheap crap run away as fast as you can
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Theres a warehouse of knowledge I don't have yet concerning firearms but if theres one piece I feel like I can give with some degree of knowledge its avoid those things.
First off, they gave you more than it was worth and second of all - The TOPIC NAME kinda scared me for a sec there...
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If your head is up your *$$ you are unaware of danger. You are in the perfect position to kiss it goodbye.
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I really don't get the purpose for the buy back. The dirtbags love the throwaway guns for the obvious reasons, so the only ones they get back would've most likely never seen a day of crime anyway.
Did they thank you and tell you that you are a good, responsible citizen? Did they tell everyone how the streets will be safer now that the evil guns have been turned in? BTW - great way to get rid of crap - good job!
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As for the turn-in, I have heard of some rather expensive guns ending up in there. Perhaps some retired elderly spouse or someone unknowingly gives up a rig valued at 2~3k! I sometimes wonder if the sponsors are allowed to pick and choose what they like from these the turn in programs.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
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Did you turn it in while CCW? That would be classic. haha
This would be one way to get rid of the Lorcin that I took away from my brother some years back (I traded him a Ruger...friends don't let friends use Lorcins). However, a few months ago, I decided it makes a great paperweight...and I take it with me now and then to the range to demonstrate to a noob why one should not buy a cheap gun...guaranteed to jam within 5 rounds fired.