A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, December 05, 2005

Pawn Shop Circuit: Taurus Indecision

Dave still has the beater Remmy 870 for $109, and it's starting to look better and better. It does have a ribbed barrel though, that would make it tough to cut down......it has a forend that overlaps the reciever as well.........So it's still a no go at this point. Dave asked how the 28-2 shot. I told him it was likely one of my best buys yet. I believe that.

Neil still had the Winchester 30/30, and nothing new was out of hock. I probably showed up to early.

Across the river, Amber still had the Taurus Model 80 for $139. That darned gun is talking to me, but I refuse to pay more than a C note for it. It's probably the quentissential gun I should not buy.

Reasons I should NOT buy this Taurus 80:
It's a cheap copy of the S&W Model 10.
It costs $139, a beater Model 10 can be bought for that.
It's nickel and the edges are showing wear.
It's just not interesting enough.
High risk of durability/reliability problems.

Reasons I should buy this Taurus 80:
It's a cheap copy of the S&W Model 10, my favorite gun
It only costs $139, and I can afford that.
It's nickel and that's kind of retro TexMex cool.
It's obviously interesting me.
Possibility of an interesting and reliable gun.

Damn. If Amber would go $100 and give me a money back guarantee, this would be sooooo simple.



Blogger Josh said...

Off topic, but I was having trouble viewing your blog today - it keeps redirecting me to the Museum Quote Machine website before the frontpage finishes loading.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

weird! do you have a URL?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous MarkF said...

"If you have a doubt, there is no doubt".
Or, as Hog on ice would say, 'Trust your inner wiener dog'.
Pass on the Taurus. Maybe a little WECSOG (Wile E. Coyote school of gunsmithing) on the shotgun would be therapeutic/instructive/a good excuse.
Just my 2 cents....

10:23 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Now it's not doing it. I think it was museumquotemachine.com or .org, but it redirected me like 4 times when I was at work.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous freddyboomboom said...

Another reason not to buy it: It's a cheap copy of the S&W Model 10, and you need to save the money for the next S&W Model 10 you come across, which may be next week...

Josh: I had problems most of the afternoon getting to any Blogspot blogs...

12:09 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

They were doing maintenance yesterday. If anyone has any further problems, please let me know....

4:05 AM  
Anonymous Standard Mischief said...

Is that why blogger was so funky? Why the heck did they just redirect everything to a message saying that? I have 4 or 5 regurlar reads that are on blogger. I kept trying them.what a waste of bandwidth.

4:21 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

It's still doing it. I'm wondering if it's something you've got in your sidebar - no other Blogspot sites are giving me the same problems, not even mine.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I think I exterminated it Josh, Thank you! If it occurs again, let me know. Sorry for any inconvience.

5:09 PM  

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