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Old 01-26-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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A Kimber that comes with a little guilt..

A friend called me last night and asked if I would be interested in buying his Kimber that he just bought a month ago...I was shocked that he would want to sell it after one range session and I asked him why he was selling it..

It's a 7 letter word and as soon as he told me I quickly understood because I have walked down that road before.....DIVORCE...

I know how much he loved this Kimber and as he said to me..."If I was going to sell this I wanted to give you the first shot because I know that you will take care of her"...

I'm so happy for me, but sad for him...Like I told him..."Kimber will be around for along time and when you get back on your feet you can buy another one down the road"...

Any time someone can get a Pro Carry Raptor for under $1K, ya have to grab it before someone else does...
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #2
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Like he said to you, he's happy for you to own it if he can't. And I suspect you simplified the whole "liquidating" it process for him, which also eased his already elevated stress level. Nicely done!
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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Wow! I can appreciate your guilt..........now that its gone. Awesome score, Dude!!!
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:11 PM   #4
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Nice! Congrats. Divorce makes men do stupid stuff in order to become happy.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:12 PM   #5
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Nice acquisition. His loss is your gain. No guilt. The divorce wasn't your fault ... I assume.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
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That's a beautiful gun and a hell of a deal, it's a shame that your getting it at the expense of your friends marriage.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:33 PM   #7
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Nice score even under difficult times. Been down the "D" road, received the T-shirt.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:21 AM   #8
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This is a transaction of friendship, not one of finance. I had the same thing happen.

Several years ago my wife and I got behind over a miscalculation in the checkbook. She felt bad about it, and I figured that digging us out was more important than recrimination(s).

A good friend and client came over for polishing, and we talked about the bounced check. He told me he had 500 dollars and always wanted a ZT0302 (the Leroy Jethro Gibbs folder) which had become collectible with prices sometimes hitting 850 bucks.

I handed the knife over, and the first thing he did was to apologize.

He got me out of a bind, my wife was calmed, and a knife I never really liked left the house turning a profit. But it was the friendship I remember.

Jms-stlou, that's the important part, the metal was just the circumstance.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:26 AM   #9
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Nice score! Those SS Raptors are beautiful.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:31 AM   #10
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I had to sell my Dan Wesson Stainless bobtail commander and Valor when I got divorced. I promised myself I would replace them and I did. The ValorHD I bought brand new and the Bobtail was a little tougher to find. One day a guy walked in to the lgs with one for trade. He had NEVER shot it. Sold!
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