Occasionally I'll be shooting with friends and someone will produce a gun and ask if I want to shoot a few rounds down range.
Well of course the answer is YES!
Generally I shoot a few rounds and the experience is enjoyable. I hand the gun back to its owner with a sincere "Thank You".
Every once in a blue moon the gun will just click with me and I know want it but I can't possibly acquire it.
On one occasion it was a rifle that balanced just right and had a trigger that wasn't great but worked for me. Even with iron sights and shooting offhand I couldn't miss with it.
Another time it was a shotgun that felt like it was made for me and smoked the first target that was thrown.
The other day it was about a 50 year old S&W that I bonded with on the first shot.
Sometimes the gun is valued beyond my budget.
Sometimes the possessor doesn't actually own the gun and they cannot sell it.
Sometimes the owner has no intention of ever selling it.
Regardless of the situation it is always fun and a bit frustrating.
Anyone else have these experiences?