It Was Meant to Be!!!

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    It Was Meant to Be!!!

    ...my youngest is 20...been shooting since he was 10...had his own .38 since 12...very good shot and well taught and safe...
    ...my best friend showed him a 2nd Generation Detective Special he has, and he fell in love with the style...blued steel and all...about 8 years ago...

    ...last fall, I spotted at my favorite pawn shop a blued 2nd Generation with bone grips...$600...carried a lot but no sign that it'd been fired much...no burn rings or wear to show it...I put it on layaway to surprise him...

    ...work dried up...I went and begged off the layaway to pay a bill...and it went back in the window...until today...I was there with my boy and bought it for him...he levitated out of the store...we looked it up and it's two years younger than I am...made in 1951...he gave me back my 649 Bodyguard, which I'd given him awhile back...and both of us are happy...
    ...tonight as we're fixin' our mac'n'cheese(Mama's out of town), he mentioned that he'd seen and handled it last year...long before I noticed it...and had longed for it...just never dreamed it would be his...and had taken a pic of it on his phone when he handled it...just pulled the pic up and it was dated in May of 2012...he wanted it long before I ever noticed it...

    ...sometimes things just work out perfectly...this is one of them...the gun, and the story, will be his long after I'm gone...

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    Sometimes things work out as they should be, congrats.
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    That is an awesome story. Well done, sir.
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    That's great! Glad it worked out, and glad your son is following in your footsteps. I'm similarly blessed with a son that enjoys guns and the shooting sports.
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    Great story with a happy ending.
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    Yah done good

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    Well done Snub , A great day for sure i love when a plan comes together .
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    Good deal! Fortunate for both of you it was still there.
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    Congrats you are fortunate it was still there.

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    You're right...some things were meant to be. This was one of them!
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    Great story... Love those "meant to bes"....
    It could be worse.
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    Good going Snub Colt revolvers are special father and son shared interest in shooting is more special. I know from experience. The two of you get out there and enjoy.

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    I tell my kids, "It's good to want something."

    As a parent, it is even better when you can get it for them!

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    I fell like my shield was meant to be. 5 different events happend which cused me to find a shield 40 sitting on the shelf. I bet your sun is very excited to have it!
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