Would you loan your pistols/handguns to others?

Would you loan your pistols/handguns to others?

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    Would you loan your pistols/handguns to others?

    I can see hunting rifles, but pistols/handguns? Why? A friend asked me if I could lend him one of my pistol. I asked why and he said, "for self defense..." I said no. Told him to go buy himself one. Sounded to me like he wanted to borrow one for self defense forever.
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    Only if we were in a shootout with BGs.
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    Didn't we just discuss this? Answers ranged from yes to no to it depends.
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    "for self defense..." no.
    "to shoot a USPSA match" sure buddy.
    It depends.
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    I don't understand the question...how do I "borrow" something to someone else?
    “The everyday man who holsters a handgun for come-what-may eventualities cannot improve on a .44 Special revolver.” Skeeter Skelton

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    Friends don't "borrow" guns.
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    Two grown sons, 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and another on the way. I have more than enough trouble keeping my guns locked up in my safes. The word "borrow" has taken on a new meaning in my mind, no longer reflecting a temporary period of time.

    When the time is right (for me) I make gifts. Other than that the kids can argue all they want about who gets what when old "grampa" is gone.
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    I don't load anything to anyone anymore.

    I loaned my small generator to a co worker to use on an Elk hunting trip. It took months to get it back and he returned it broken.
    I loaned my tent, EZ UP awning, sleeping bags, and Coleman stove & lantern to a friend to use for a weekend at the lake. Everything was abandoned and left behind when a thunderstorm blew in. He never replaced them.
    I loaned my travel trailer to a friend for a weekend so he could take his two kids on an RV camp out on their special weekend when he had custody from his recent divorce. When he returned it the electrical cable to the truck receiver had been severed and fixed with duct tape and the antenna was ruined. He never said anything about the damage or offered to pay for it.
    I loaned my acoustic guitar to a friend and when I got it back there was a big gouge across the top near the sound hole. When I brought it to his attention he said it was there when I loaned it to him and denied damaging the guitar. What an azz.

    Yes, I used to loan things to people but not anymore. I learned my lesson People don't take care of things that they don't have a personal investment in. And I would never.....NEVER....loan a firearm to anyone for any reason. Call me grumpy but who cares. You want something you don't have? Get a job, save your money, and buy it like I did.
    Now, get off my lawn!
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    Depends on the person. My dad? Yes, just about anyone else? Probably not.

    If I ever did, I'd probably have the person sign a bill of sale stating they "purchased" it from me and I'd make them give me $10. That way if it was ever used for ANY reason and the cops came knocking..... Nope that isn't my gun, see here they purchased it from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    Friends don't "borrow" guns.
    BULL
    “The everyday man who holsters a handgun for come-what-may eventualities cannot improve on a .44 Special revolver.” Skeeter Skelton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
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    Your friends maybe.

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    Yep! Nope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    ...Yes, I used to loan things to people but not anymore. I learned my lesson People don't take care of things that they don't have a personal investment in...
    Personal responsibility has been lost from our society.
    So has civic responsibility, and moral responsibility as well.

    It's been at least three generations since parents taught responsible behavior and responsibility to their children.
    It's gonna take four or more to get 'em back...if we start right now, which we won't.

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    If someone who I trusted and knew was a competent shooter then I’d have no problem letting someone borrow a gun if they just wanted to go to the range to try it out to see how they liked it or something like that. If they wanted to borrow it to carry it, absolutely not. If I didn’t have confidence in their ability to use it safely, absolutely not.
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