Tough decision to make

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    Question Tough decision to make

    I'm finishing up a small home repair project for the widow of a once good friend of mine. I originally only wanted the cost of the materials for my effort.

    She offered me payment, in lieu of cash, a choice of her deceased husband's Taurus .38 snub, or a Ruger 10/22 w/walnut stock and a 3x-9x Bushnell scope. Both in pristine condition.

    I want both. Unless or until she needs some more work done. But which ONE would you pick?

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    Decisions, decisions!!!

    I guess the 10/22 might win for me but it depends of course for you on what gap is best filled.

    Do you have a small revo - snub or close to it? Do you need a small SD gun? Do you have a .22 rifle at all? I think it has to be decided by prioritization, difficult tho that might be.

    Hopefully too - what you don't choose now might well remain tucked away, against at some later time, another chance to help her out.
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    Either one, and get started on another project right away!

    Which one?
    (Really depends on YOUR needs.)
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    Seems like either one would be nice to have. What will you get more use out of?
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    Cool

    I'd go for the Taurus. Course that's because I already have two 10/22's. A regular one and a SS International w/ laminated stock.
    Beautiful.


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    You could take the 10/22 and leave her with the Taurus in case she needs to defend herself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaskasava View Post
    You could take the 10/22 and leave her with the Taurus in case she needs to defend herself...
    or you could take the taurus and then TAKE the 10/22
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    id go for the Ruger 10/22 ,but thts cause i want one,,,

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    I already have two snubbies... 10/22 for me all the way!

    I've been wanting one for a while, my only .22 rifle is an old bolt action winchester.
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    Yeah, just as I thot, either one is good.

    I have a S&W 642 snubby, a .22 Marlin 80 bolt action and a J.C. Higgins .22 single shot and a .223 semi . I'm leaning towards the Taurus since it's all steel and would make a better practice gun than the alloy Smith. Then I could carry a snubby in both pockets.

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    Take the Taurus...you will be happy you did...and like retsupt99,get started on another project!

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    Dude, does SHE have a gun she can use to defend herself if you take the Taurus?

    If not, your only responsible choice is the Ruger 10/22.
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    Randy,

    He's not responsible for her security and she is gladly willing to trade away what might may be her own mode of security.
    The only person responsible for her security is herself.

    Whether he chooses to run with one or the other he has no responsibility to her what so ever.
    If I were him I'd prefer cash as payment.

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    Nope, he isn't responsible for her security. No duty. No obligation.

    But it wouldn't be right to knowingly leave her without an SD/HD weapon. Don't matter whose responsibility it is.

    I've made an assumption or two in my answer, and I could be wrong. She might be a gun nut herself with a tricked out 1911 she carries all the time and an AR15 with a doggoned searchlight installed on it by her bed, both of which she shoots every other day. I hope so. If that's the case, I'd be all over that Taurus, and all over the next project I could do for her.

    But if that Taurus is pretty much it (I'm thinking it's probably better for HD, and it's certainly more carryable, for SD/CCW) on her part, I think I'd go with the 10/22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    Dude, does SHE have a gun she can use to defend herself if you take the Taurus?

    If not, your only responsible choice is the Ruger 10/22.
    I'll bet she has more guns and a better grouping than most of us on the board.

    P.S. I took the snub-nose

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