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Can't sell any of my pistols!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So I have always been teased about the fact that as soon as I get something I have always wanted I start thinking about what I want next. Until now I have always been able to go through my pistols and find the one that I was willing to part with to help me afford the next gun. There are a few things out there that I would really like to get, so I went through my handguns tonight to see which one could be replaced by something better. I came to the realization that I have finally gotten to the point that I can't let any of them go. I have medium to small hands and the following guns just seem to fit better than anything else that I have tried.

    Browning Challenger II - perfect fit, weight, and cool factor (think it's the last steel framed .22 they made). Sucks as far as parts and accessories, but shoots like a dream.

    Kel-Tec P3AT - accurate, reliable, and totally comfortable to carry concealed.

    Springfield XDm9 - Home defence, and range shooting. Comfortable, ultra-reliable, high capacity, accurate, and easy to maintain.

    HK 45 - Without a doubt the most comfortable fit to my hand that I have come across in a .45acp. Sooo accurate, recoil is comparable to many 9mm's, haven't had it long, but no failures with any kind of ammo yet. My hunting back-up.

    So now it looks like I am just going to have to start saving up for some of those cool guns I want, because there is just no way I can part with any of these. Strangely frustrating, and satisfying at the same time.
     
  2. OregonCC10

    OregonCC10 Portland Active Member

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    Bummer!
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I totally understand. I have never been good about turning over guns, even if it is ones I hardly shoot.

    I would say I have only turned over about 10% maybe 15% of the guns I owned. A few were ones I hardly used but got top dollar for when I needed the money. The others were ones that after having them were not all I had hoped they would be.

    About 10-15% of my collection get used a lot. On the other hand I have guns I have not shot in years and every once in a while I look in the safe and think I should sell them. Problem is once they are gone they are gone.......
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    $5 to $20 a week into the sock drawer. It will get you there eventually.

    Personally, I have no issue trading guns, I always try to keep a few guns around that I'm willing to trade off...
     
  5. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    I had a guy offer me a hk45 in trade once then he sobered up.
     
  6. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For some reason, I've become that way too. I used to be all too willing to trade or sell guns off, but these days I just can't let any of them go... there's just something about each of them that makes them hard to let go. Maybe it's that I've found the "perfect" gun for each respective intended purpose.
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm SO happy that I am NOT the only one with this problem! It makes me feel a bit better!
     
  8. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think that's where I am at. Of course, I am now finding new "purposes.":laugh:
     
  9. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seriously, shoot one and you will be hooked. Not cheap, though, and near impossible to find certain accessories for, but at least they don't have that stupid proprietary rail anymore like the USP's had.
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I understand completely. Back when I had 60-70 guns lying around I had no problem finding one to part with now and again. Now that I narrowed my collection down to about 30 of what I felt where the top guns I could own I have nothing with which I feel I could bare to part. I also have trouble even finding a new gun that I want since I alsways feel I already own something better.
     
  11. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    yeah no kiddin... I've kind of switched habits, from early '90's until recently it's always been recording and musical gear. Always "needing" just one more mic or vintage thing or faster computer... meh. Guns are more fun but twice as addictive :D Yup 5 or 10 bucks goes in the stash whenever possible, and I'm gonna try for the trillionth time to kick tobacco for the new year, heck the $ saved there would buy me a keeper gun or two or three a year!
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not that I ever had 60-70 guns, nor do I retain 30, but I did "thin the herd" quite a bit earlier this year when I was drumming up money to spend on a long time car project. There may be one or two I have that keeping them is optional, but I haven't shot them yet and that could change!
    I love going to the gun shops and shows, but there usually isn't anything that makes me drool anymore. Especially when I think that I may have to part one of the guns I already have.
     
  13. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    The H&K in .45ACP was the last gun I'd ordered before the ban. It was due for delivery a month after the ban came in. Luckily I got my deposit back... :=(

    tac
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  14. HankDiesel

    HankDiesel Oregon Member

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    I think I have the same problem...Looking at my collection I dont think there is any that I have that I can live without...I think my problem is getting worse though, Im starting to think I need SBR's and suppressors for each caliber
     
  15. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    That is a problem. I started with one silencer thinking that 2 or 3 would be enough to cover what I really wanted. Well it is not, I am up to 6 and have another planned soon. Of course if money was no problem I would have more.

    If I could do SBS/SBR in WA the ATF would be into me for at least $2000 more. If we could have FA I would be really poor.
     
  16. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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  17. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That can get expensive!
     
  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Dang that's a lot of different ammo!

    I'm broke I don't have the luxury of keeping guns.
     
  19. HankDiesel

    HankDiesel Oregon Member

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    For now Im sticking to .45 9mm and .22 for handguns...
     
  20. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, I'd like to get a .40 S&W too, just in case we have an ammo shortage again. Seemed like that was the only caliber available for a couple months last year.