Christmas time at the Gun Store

Awhile back on this blog, I posted about how there’s a guy that works at my shop who donated a kidney to save his brother’s life (which is just damn cool, any way you look at it).  His internet handle is Atomic Ferret. 


And he was a humble enough guy that he tried to do it without any of us knowing about it.  He didn’t want to make a big deal out of it.  (if it was me, and I was a single guy, I would make sure I told that to every single girl I met)  We only found out one day when we were eating pizza, and Atomic Ferret was eating the toppings off, but leaving the bread.  Well, I was about to cause a great deal of physical harm unto said Ferret (because I’m sorry, you don’t just eat the toppings and leave the bread for everybody else, ‘cause that’s just morally reprehensible), and he finally had to come clean that the lack of bread was doctor’s orders, and then we finally beat out of him the reason why. 


Because giving up an organ is a real nice thing to do, another one of my guys (internet handle, Uncle Barbie) decided that we needed to do something nice for him.  So we all kicked in to get him a little something, and it finally showed up yesterday. 


AF came in to the shop this morning.  PvtPyle and I were already there.  We waited for him to start examining the new guns on the wall, and when he picked up this one particular one, we asked him if he liked it.  Yep, he said he did.  So I tossed him a 4473 and PvtPyle said “Good, ‘cause it is yours.”


It’s a sweet gun, and AF is a 3gunner.  He’s got a good rifle and pistol, but has been running a really crappy Chinese shotgun.  This should work a lot better for him, and he should post better times, since it was his unlucky kidney that got removed. 


So we now have an official FBMG policy.  If you work here, and you give up an organ to save somebody’s life, we’ll buy you a gun.  Only it has to be an important organ.  No tonsils.  That’s just weak. 


Thanks to AF, because he is an inspiration to the rest of us slouches. 

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10 thoughts on “Christmas time at the Gun Store”

  1. So, if I give up my appendix, I get what…squishy earplugs?

    What you guys did is fabulous. What he did for his bro is even better. God is going to be waiting for all of you at the front gate with a glass of Kentucky’s finest bourbon and a Cohiba. I just know it.

  2. Apart from slipping him a spare kidney, you can’t show more respect for a chap than buying him a gun.

    And never mind a diamond trinket, is there a better way of showing you care for a lady than making sure she is suitably, and elegantly, rodded up?

    If, which I doubt frankly, the UK’s firearms laws ever return to sanity, I will be giving you serious export business.

  3. What if instead of donating organs, you save a little girl from drowning?

    If that counts, I’ll take a case of .223 ammunition instead of a gun.

    If I had to choose a gun, I’d like something in semi-auto that fired 7.62x39mm & used AK magazines.

  4. I swerved to avoid a kitten on the way to work tonight, can I get a bushing compensator for a Gov’t Model?

    How many pints of blood for a Taurus 1911?

  5. I accept immortal souls in exchange for all manner of goods and services.

    Don’t worry. You don’t need it anyway, right? 😀

  6. You know, I think it would be pretty cool if a gunshop gave discounts/promotions to blood donors.
    I’ve donated somewhere between 4-5 gallons, and I’m only 24.
    Think of the sweet promos you could run: “FBMG to give away a brick of ammo for every gallon donated.”
    “FBMG to give you a free AK magazine with purchase of AK for every pint donated to Red Cross this year.”

  7. My ex-wife has 2 of my most prized organs in a jar on her mantle.
    If she brings them in and tries to redeem them for firearms PLEEZ don’t allow her to, as those organs weren’t donated, they were stolen.

  8. Very cool. It just shows how nice of a guy you are, in spite of making legions of HK fan boys cry each and every day 😀

  9. Problem is, most major organs don’t come with a spare. A lung donation might merit a high-end rifle. A lung and a kidney– a rifle and a shotgun. A lung, a kidney, and part of a liver should equal the trifecta.

    And donating a testicle? I think my wife would call that a “stripper clip.”


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