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The last guns you would EVER sell

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Natty Bumpo, May 13, 2010.

  1. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have probably done this thread before, but not in awhile.

    PP's liquidation thread got me to thinking......that if for some reason, I had to pare down to one (or maybe two) handguns that I already own.....forsaking all others.....what would those be?

    In my case, it would boil down to two...neither of which is particularly valuable, resale-wise.

    First, my Colt Woodsman.

    I have and have had other Woodsmen, but this parkerized specimen was my first and the one that has accompanied me more often in the field than any firearm I have ever owned. I won't say for how long, but we go way, way back. And we shall continue the tradition. And I can shoot it quicker and more instinctively and with more confidence than anything else I have ever fired. Absolutely reliable.

    Second, my Remington 51.

    A most superb masterpiece of firearms engineering from the Golden Age of Mechanical Engineering. Other examples were owned by George Patton and by John Dillinger...both men rich enough to have whatever they wanted and for whom the right choice really mattered. The thinnest carry guns that ever deserved the name, (the Kahr's notwithstanding). Another natural pointer due to it's low bore axis. The lack of "modern" sights does not diminish it's effectiveness. I point it, it hits...period. No clunkiness here. No need for night sights. Three safeties. It has gone with me so many times in places when I really needed that kind of special companion. Absolutely reliable.

    Time marches on, as does science and technology, so this has been replaced for practical defensive use by the more modern the and the more powerful. Science will always improve upon itself. But good art is eternal.

    So what about you? Which one or two guns that you now own would you never, EVER sell?

    We're more interested in the reasons why you have chosen what you have chosen than in your particular choices. So, hey, just don't say Glock 19, or whatever and leave it at that. Give us your Reasons, and why you feel the way you do about what you have chosen. And, of course, your pictures.

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  2. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    My wife's Bushmaster AR-15!!! :D
     
  3. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    My Dan Wesson CBOB, hands down.
     
  4. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    Glock 20 and Smith 629.
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    1943 Colt M1911A1 US Property marked. I always wanted a WW2 .45 pistol because my dad was in WW2 and I wanted a link to that era in history.
    Then probably my Beretta M9. Its my generation's military pistol and its accurate, fun, and cheap to shoot.
    116 year old beater Winchester 1892 saddle ring carbine because its a link to the old west.
    Other than those, everything has a price...
     
  6. Neil

    Neil Portland Metro Area Member

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    My Ruger Mark II with a 10" stainless bull barrel.

    My father's old rifle in 22LR, I would like to hand it down to my son in a few years.
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    My Seecamp LWS380 for a gun to always have on me...

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    ...and my Sig P229 Elite Stainless for a home defense handgun.

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  8. Sig Guy

    Sig Guy Redmond, WA. New Member

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    Wow, impossible to pick just one:

    For fun: Colt Woodsman (I own two, first generation and second). The best .22 cal pistol ever made. I've shot all the modern .22s and they are garbage by comparison. The balance of the Woodsman is astonishing and it shoots arrow straight. They are my pride and joy.

    For heavy conceal and carry: .357 Sig Sauer P229. Put 3,000 rounds through it in one day without a single failure. The most reliable pistol I've ever owned, bar none.

    For light conceal and carry: .40 Glock G27. Very easy to carry and pretty accurate. Does not weigh much more than my Beretta Tomcat .32 but has just a wee-bit more stopping power. :laugh:

    Home defense: Benelli 12 gauge semi-auto tactical shotgun. Built this one up from one of their hunting shotguns so it's completely off Big Brother's radar. Has all the SWAT upgrades and gizmos. Not much fun to shoot (kicks like a mule) but is ultra reliable and fast. Looks and feels like it could take down a Tyrannosaurus rex.
     
  9. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    229? :huh:
     
  10. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    My HK91. I have body parts that I'd sell before getting rid of it.
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Fat fingers. I told you all I was just eating cookies earlier. :)
     
  12. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    Les Baer TRS & Sig P-229. Nothing pretty or sentimental, just the two most accurate and reliable pistols I own.
     
  13. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That would be my pappy's old S&W 28. He gave it to me last year and I will in turn give it to my son.
     
  14. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    My grandfathers 1958 Browning Auto-5
     
  15. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I think that what I currently have in the safe the 4 guns that are in there is my "stems and seeds" Each one has it's purpose so none of them will go.

    300sav. Was given to me by my Grandpa after he died. Big game.
    HMR: varmint
    Modified 22LR varmint
    xd40 is the self defense.
     
  16. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would have to keep two handguns. My DW CBOB and my Hi Standard Supermatic Tournament Military.
     
  17. wence5

    wence5 Vancouver, Washington, United States Active Member

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    I have a S&W Registered magnum that would be VERY high on my list of keeps. It was given to me by a relative back in "01". He isn't much of a gun guy, so when his father in-law passed away he asked me if I wanted his guns. He sent me a Winchester model 70 in 7mm, a .32 acp Astra, and a nice old S&W .357. I just put it in the safe and didn't pay too much attention to it, since I had a nice .357, until last year I got to inspecting it. I thought it was a model 27, then to my surprise I found out it was one of the "grail guns".
     
  18. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    My S&W 29-3 in .44 mag and my S&W .22A
     
  19. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    HK Mark 23 Socom and Colt Match Target Competition HBAR or LWRC REPR (don't have it yet but hopefully before 2012...LOL)
     
  20. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    The guns my Dad has given me don't count. They'll go to my son.

    For my use, it would be my 1976 Ruger Standard .22lr because it fits my hand better than other brands (we're all unique) and it's very dependable and accurate. Then it would have to be the Glock 23 (can I keep both of them?) because it also fits me and shoots straight and is dependable. It's light enough, a decent size, and packs quite a few rounds.

    Only 2? Geez... :D