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To Gunsmith or Sell

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hawksblue, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. hawksblue

    hawksblue WA New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a handgun that I'm on the fence about. I like the general size and feel, but I just don't shoot it anywhere close to as well as I do my others. It's less than a year old and I feel that I've put enough rounds through it that I sort of know how I'm going to shoot with it. I know that gunsmithing a weapon can improve it, but I'm just wondering by how much. I have two other handguns that I'm super duper happy with - is it worth the time and cost trying to send this third one to a gunsmith to see if I can get it to a point where I'm shooting as well with it, or should I just sell it at a moderate loss and stick with what I know I'm good with?

    Thanks in advance for the advice. I've never sent a weapon to a gunsmith for anything other than a problem before, so I don't really know what the potential is.
     
  2. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Sell it and move on to something else.
     
  3. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    I would sell or trade a handgun I didn't shoot well before I spent a dime on it at a 'smith. save your money on gunsmithing for a gun that you inherently shoot well, & maybe want to trick it out a bit. my$.02
    good luck. Mike.
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I imagine it all depends on what the gun was. Some guns are worthy of being money pits, others, not so much...
     
  5. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Some gunsmiths are amazing but none are wizards. Some guns can be improved and some can't. What is it?
     
  6. hawksblue

    hawksblue WA New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm going to go with my first instinct and sell the piece. Better that someone else who is a better match have it than me.