Yesterday a friend (nameless to protect the guilty) and I were chatting over cups of hot beverages. He told me about ending up spending $1000* to save $100. He had purchased a noise suppressor for one of his toys and was going to save the $100 fee the suppressor manufacture charged to remove the “permanently attached” flash hider. After he and his grinding wheel were done he concluded it was less painful to purchase a new barrel than to submit the old mangled one for the installation. I think I managed to look sympathetic throughout the entire story even though I was thinking of Tam’s relevant post with a smirk struggling to burst out. When he finished his story he read my mind and said, “Tam’s post was so timely.”
*The $1000 included some other stuff that was a side effect, not just the barrel replacement.