Pawn Shop Circuit: Curios and Laser Sights
Dave had the same old Rossi on the shelf, as well as the Charter Arms Undercover. He had brought out a little C&R revolver though. It was a spur triggered thing in .32S&W that had "Pioneer" rollmarked across the topstrap. Dave wanted $125 for it. He must have thought he saw me coming. I have an interest in vintage CCW pieces. If the pistol was in a common caliber, and shootable, I might go that, but in .32S&W, it is really a curio to me, and as such, not worth more than $50. We chatted a bit, he tried to convince me, but I held firm. So did Dave. It's no skin off my nose, I hope he finds a buyer. I figure he still thinks he found a looney in me when I bought that old Colt .22 pistol for $250.
When I reached Amber's shop, she had a Smith & Wesson 6906 with a cheapo laser sight attached to the trigger guard and the switch wire dangling. Amber asked how the laser sight worked, so I showed her. I explained that pretty lasers are no subsitute for learning to use the sights, because accuracy in shooting is 10% sight alignment and 90% trigger control. If you can't shoot with iron sights, you won't do any better with a laser. Amber is wanting to learn to shoot. I encouraged her to sign up for one of my classes and to go after her concealed carry permit. I'm hoping she will, she needs to pack heat with the business she's in.
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