My stepson has wanted to be a cop for years. Even served as a reserve Deputy Sheriff for a while. Then in May he was notified that his application for a local PD had been accepted and he started the academy in mid-July.
He was required to buy a Glock 17, as that was the only gun that was allowed in the academy. He has a Springfield XD-9 that he likes and he was told that after the academy he would be given the opportunity to qualify with his Springfield and carry that. So he asked me if I would agree to buy his Glock once he was done with the academy (I had previously told him I wanted to get a G17 because I wanted a full size semi-auto that could shoot cheap 9mm ammo.) I told him I would do better than that and wrote him a check for $500 so he could buy the Glock, with the understanding that after he no longer needed it, he would sell it back to me for a nominal fee.
Well, a week ago he called my wife and informed her that he had resigned from the academy after just three weeks. His explanation was that he and his wife are expecting their first child in less than a month and he was told he would not be able to take any time off for the birth or to help Mom with the new baby. Privately, my wife and I don't believe him and we think that's just a pretext (if I was to guess, I'd say it was his temper that got the best of him and he was put in a situation where he had to either back down and apologize for something or quit.)
So, seeing as he no longer needed it, there is now a brand new Glock 17, 4th gen (with a couple of extra grip inserts), complete with Trijicon night sights, sitting in my safe, new in the box with 3 17 rnd mags, and it's unfired.
So, not a great turn of events for the family (fortunately the stepson was able to get his previous job back) but it does mean a new gun for me, and that's not a bad thing at all!
Hopefully the boy will grow up a little and realize that you don't get anywhere in this life without being able to swallow your pride and endure a little abuse. God knows if you can't take a drill instructor yelling in your face, you aren't going to be able to take some punk on the street calling you a "pig" or worse.