I invited a friend of mine to be a guest for a beginner’s (2-day) gun course. I usually take advanced classes, but I like going back to the beginner level sometimes because you can never train too much on the important basics.
Anyhoo, he asked if he could bring one of his own friends along. You know…that guy who’s allegedly “been really into guns his whole life” and would enjoy the experience of some professional training.
Okay, I said.
The “friend” shows up with a G34 completely modded with all the match competition style tricks. Slotted blue slide showing a golden barrel, super wide mag well, colored pins, 3-lb trigger job, micro red dot optic, and a customized aggressive stippling (done by laser). Screamed Flash Gordon ray gun from a mile away.
I had a mildly customized G17 on my own hip, so I asked him about his gat. He said he paid $2K to have it made and had never shot it yet, and wanted to know what it’s like to shoot a Glock because he grew up exclusively on 1911s. So instead of borrowing or renting a standard Glock, he dropped two grand on a custom gun that looked like it was a prop for a Buck Rogers movie.