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I have most of the guns I think I need. Occasionally, someone wants a holster for a gun I don't have a dummy for.

I sometimes just let it go, if it's not one I think I would use more than a couple of times. But I've wondered before if a "swap meet" type thing was possible around here. As in people who are interested could actually swap guns (dummy guns) for a week (ish).

Now that I've written it out, I suppose that would require more personal integrity that what is commonly found these days. Oh, well.. guess I'll go buy a couple more that I'll use maybe twice :rofl:

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Actually I think in this venue for the most part it might work. We do it in the forums where everyone sees whats going on. I have loaned a couple of my blue guns to people i have never met and only communicated with on these forums. They have paid the postage both ways which cost them about $11.00 total. I had my blue gun gone for a week or so and it was returned in the same condition. It did not cost me a dime to give some one a helping hand. Every time I have done it everything went smoothly.

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For someone who does an occasional holster (would like to do more) Camano Ridge suggestions works great for me. I cannot justify the purchase of a dummy gun at this time so I build around the actual gun, not real comfortable keeping a customers weapon and sometimes they are not as comfortable as well. The ability to obtain a dummy gun for two way postage is great and I could replace a dummy gun a lot quicker than I could a regular gun if, heaven forbid, any damage did occur. Might be nice if there was a list of generous makers who were willing to help the less fortunate.

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I've done it, and there ARE a few boys you kin trust. I like the dummy guns myself. Always somebody wanting to bring me a gun, but truth is if I see somebody coming up the sidewalk with a gun it's not gonna go well ;)

These dummies you kin stick in a priority mail box and have it about anywhere in the US in a few days. I got one now, guy wants a holster PATTERN made up, for a gun I've never dealt with before.

Now, I could just have him buy the dummy gun and send it, since I assume that if he wants a pattern - then he probably has use for the gun! And there IS a blue gun for that model. Makes more sense, HE buy that Rings gun, send it to me, and I return it with the pattern (which I have done in the past).

I have also charged more than that to COMMISSION pattern making for others. I get the dummy gun, and the right to make that holster, but the PATTERN is theirs - I don't sell or share it with anyone else (you may have seen my Boberg examples).

Them dummy guns things is only $50, so we're not talking about life-altering, mortgage the shop type money. Still, $50, $50, $50.... you guys know the routine :)

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Remember to that there are very few dummy guns that can't be resold. So if you buy a blue gun make a holster then turn around and sell it for $10 or 15.00 less then you paid for it, it works out about the same as if you had borrowed one and paid for shipping. Also if you priced your holster figuring in a little for the blue gun you may not be out much at all.

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True. I'm just considering the 'wisdom' in 5 of us all having the same 'dummy' sitting on a shelf somewhere, because we found it helpful to have. Once. :)

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IIRC, Rob used to rent blue guns. Looked on the site and could not find any info now. Not sure if he still does that or not. A few I could live without for a week or so. But some I absolutely could not. And a couple I could probably live without permanently. Anyone need to buy an R51? lol Meh, maybe I'll keep it mine shoots well enough.

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Sounds like an awesome idea to me... I'm sure the particulars could be worked amongst the parties involved...

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Well, how bad does THAT suck? Talked about it so long I forgot which gun I needed. :rofl:

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JLS have a shot of whiskey, when your memory comes back let me know what you need.

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Jay Nelson on Facebook rents them.

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Nah... think if I was gonna pay to rent it, then pay to ship it (and I assume, pay again to ship it back) might just as well go buy my own.

Actually, though, I been hopin' somebody would say... Got any PX4 full-size? Jus so I kin say "go fish"! ;)

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I got PX$ full size and compact.

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I got the dummy mag, so maybe the gun is here somewhere ? :rofl:

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I have got a couple that I would be willing to loan.

Maybe a list of who has what gun could be pinned somewhere so that we could go there when we needed one.

Anyhow if someone is making a list of lenders please add my name

rick

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Funny! I can't even find the list of what I OWN!

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Hi Everyone,

I have about 60 Blue Guns. I would be up for a "Loan out" for someone on most I have. If there is interest I can work up a list next week.

BTW, Does anyone have a PX-4 "Compact"

Rick

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Scott said he got one (see post #14).

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Not sure what happened to my post I sent him a PM then posted here an houror two ago that I had sent a PM

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Anybody got a Glock 42 with LaserLyte?

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Any Sig Mosquito folks out there?

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No mosquito? How about folks with Boberg mags?

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Alrightey then ;)

No Glock 42 / LaserLyte

No P238 Crimson Trace

No Sig Mosquito

No Boberg mags.

Maybe we all got the same dummies? :blush:

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