Pawn Shop Circuit: Stainless Smiths, Blue Ruger
The .357 magnum Model 60-9 is a firecracker to shoot. I already own a model 60-9 that I bought at a pawn shop a couple of years ago. In fact, I think I bought it from Amber, Kenny's predecessor. I paid $235 for my Model 60-9, Kenny was asking $275 for his. It will make an excellent carry gun for someone. I already have one. I don't need another.
I drove over to Neil's on instinct. I had recently bought a Springfield GI45 from Neil, but something was drawing me to his store. Alongside the Glocks and a Taurus, Neil had added a Ruger MKII. It was a blue 4 inch taper barrel version, and it was tempting. Neil had it priced at $199, which was pretty fair. I checked it over, and the only flaw was a bit of pitting on the front sight. Even so, I could not justify buying another MKII. Instead, I called a friend who has a three year old son and informed him of the pistol's location.
Neil asked how the Springfield 1911 shot, and I told him I was happy with it. It has become more accurate and consistent since that first shoot. I suppose the barrel is settling into the lugs. It might be me adapting to the trigger. It might be a little of both. I bade Neil goodbye, and went on to other errands.
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