I’m going to say that I bought a new gun to celebrate Veteran’s Day; but that’s not quite how it shook down. I was in Gander Mountain for Christmas related reasons, when my perusal of “clearance shotguns” section cast my eye upon the very H&R Survivor .410/.45 Colt combo shotgun I had been chasing after the last time I went to a gun show.
So, because the Budget Committee is a wonderful and graceful woman, I was able to acquire said shotgun rifle. I’ll be rolling out to the range in the next couple of weeks to try it out. Like the webpage says, it has a hollow buttstock that allows you put survival gear in there. A ziploc baggie full of matches and some tinder would be a nice fit. Or, I could do like Mrs. Ahab said and “fill it full of beef jerky”.
In other interesting events from the weekend, I witnessed an attempted straw purchase. Now, the actual definition of a straw purchase is when someone who is legally allowed to purchase a firearm is purchasing a firearm for someone who is legally barred from gun ownership.
Of course, I almost died laughing when I overheard the whole transaction. It went something like this:
Gander Mtn Employee: “Sir, you’ve checked the box that indicates you are not the actual purchaser of this firearm. Because of this, we cannot legally sell you a gun.”
Straw man: “So, you can’t sell me this gun because I’m buyin’ it for someone else?”
GM Employee: “That’s correct. Who exactly were you buying this gun for?”
Straw Man: “Uh…just sumdood.”
On a humorous note, the firearm he was trying to buy was a POS used PPk clone, in glorious chrome.
Pretty good weekend for me. If I can cap it off with a 49ers win tonight, it will be perfect.