We all have our gun shop horror stories..I watched a shop worker handling the heck out of a brand new SAA.. cocking it over and over as he talked... drove me nuts. Same thing to a new cobra target, and other Colts. Yes, some of them will be shot and it doesnít matter.. but when itís not his money - donít needlessly play with it. Price tag on the SAA is about $2.2K before tax. Strange how the shop owners themselves are much more careful with the guns, especially when that gun is not JUST a display model. Anyway...
I have been lucky as the UPS and Usps delivers to my FFL at noon time very consistently. I just start driving that direction at lunchtime on the day the package is out for delivery. .. as it so happened on Wednesday with the new Python delivery, and I arrive usually before they have time to open the box if it delivers before I get there. Some of my guns donít matter, but others are coming pre-owned, out of production, nearly irreplaceable in some cases.. and if so , not easily or cheaply. I like my FFL because his employees are instructed not to play with somebody elseís toys. They record serial and put it in storage after check in.
Btw.... I didnít show with a Mardi Gras band for the python pickup, but I did sport a Colt ball cap.
Iím sure your deal will go perfect and all will be fine too, Whip.
The anticipation is all part of the fun !
Iíd rather be in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Last edited by BusaDave; 01-09-2020 at 06:29 PM.
Snidely, I think you'll be fine. All of the gun shops I have dealt with treat guns as the owner's property as soon as they are purchased. The issue is how they treat guns BEFORE they are purchased. I could tell a story but I'm in a bar with friends and don't want to cry in public.
I can not tell by the pictures how much more top strap mass the new version has.
Also curious about other dimensional contrasts, if any.
I am glad to see folks with their new prize delivered and ready to shoot at the range !! Very Cool ! Lucky those with low serial numbers also !
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Well, I shot mine. It went bang when I pulled the trigger. Couldn't help myself. Sacrilege I know.