Went to buy a Taurus, ended up with a Ruger

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CanonLyles

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I had the day off today, and it was payday too. So, I stopped in my favorite pawn shop and spotted a nice little .38 spl snubby Taurus (cannot remember the model). Went to pick up my check and think a little bit about it. Decided to get it, went back and they had sold it 30 minutes after I left the first time. BUMMER!

Well, nothing else tickled my fancy. The .38 spl snubby S&W they had was more than I wanted to spend on a .38. So, I went across town to the other pawn shop and laid down a deposit on a 2.25" .357 SP101 with CT grips.

This gun is nice! I couldn't tell if it had been shot at all. The owner had told me it was, but "hardly". Which is appearant. No scratches/wear marks anywhere on it. All the accessories are still sealed in the factory bags. He wanted $600 he took $50 off. I was greatful for that, as I'm not a regular customer/visitor, but have done some repeat business and will continue to.

I think I came out OK. What does everybody else think? Blume, rev, snake? lol
 

CanonLyles

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I think I did too. lol I'll get it in a couple of weeks when payday comes back around.
 

BearStopper

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Cant beat the crimson trace grips on a snubby. My wifes is extremely accurate using the laser sights with semi wadcutter handloads.
 

tek4260

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You will never regret passing up on a Taurus!!

Trust me, I see how many come back to the gun store with issues...
 

coach

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I'm guessing you're much less likely to regret the ruger when compared to the taurus.
Not that tauruses are terrible, but mine have a tendancy to be a little touchy or have parts break or fall off.
I can't say that about any of my rugers.
 

smokehouse

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I did the same thing...wanted a Taurus M44...got a Super Redhawk. The build quality comparing the two was night and day...
 

CanonLyles

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Actually, I'd been scoping out the Ruger for awhile anyway. The Taurus was an imulse buy. LOL
 

Smee781

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That has to be one of the best thing to happen to you. Glad you missed the Taurus and got a great gun.
 

CanonLyles

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I didn't think you could go 100 miles North or East of Tulsa. LOL BTW, My sister and I both went to O-State. I like the avatar.
 

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CanonLyles":2gm7oqce said:
I didn't think you could go 100 miles North or East of Tulsa. LOL BTW, My sister and I both went to O-State. I like the avatar.

Its 100 miles to the Ok/Mo state line on I-44.

As for the avatar.... I'm not an OSU fan. My team of choice is OU. However, my nephew graduated from OSU last May. I just liked the Pistol Pete logo b/c he has a gun!!! :wink:
 

CanonLyles

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Ruger Packer":lrr4y55t said:
CanonLyles":lrr4y55t said:
I didn't think you could go 100 miles North or East of Tulsa. LOL BTW, My sister and I both went to O-State. I like the avatar.

Its 100 miles to the Ok/Mo state line on I-44.

As for the avatar.... I'm not an OSU fan. My team of choice is OU. However, my nephew graduated from OSU last May. I just liked the Pistol Pete logo b/c he has a gun!!! :wink:

Well, I USED to think you were a pretty good guy. LMAO
 

Yosemite Sam

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Go OSU! Go Beavs! Oh, you meant someplace else... (Oregon State University - home of the Beavers. Hey, it beats the UCSC Banana Slugs, or the Ducks, for that matter, who have to pay royalties to Disney for their name...)

-- Sam
 

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