The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Um, oh, right, a shotgun!! :lol3

    I guess I have no excuse or rationale for buying that gun other than that I wanted it!
  2. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Why in the world do you need an excuse to buy a gun? You should have to have an excuse to sell one. I never regretted buying one, but I miss most every one I have sold or traded away!
  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I agree 100%, plus I regret a few that I considered buying and ended up passing. Bigtime in a couple of instances.
  4. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Ain't that the truth...
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Only ever sold one gun and it was mostly because a friend kept bugging me to sell it to him every time i saw him.. I think I did it more to shut him up. I do regret it.
  6. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    the only reason to buy one is because you want it, after all.

    Nice though and I'll bet a few people at the range look funny at it.
  7. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Never sell a gun
  8. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    Only gun I ever sold, right before I went in the Corps, was a 6" Colt Diamondback. And the only gun I've ever owned that would be worth about 6x what I sold it for back in the day. Of course.... :eek1
  9. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Now you tell me! :D
  10. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    First gun I ever sold was 6" Colt Diamondback that my father gave me.
  11. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    If yours was like mine, it was tough to miss with. Great gun, so of course I sold it and have missed it ever since
  12. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    It was rifle-accurate (or close to it) and I kick myself every time I think about selling it, especially since my dad gave it to me.
  13. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I still have every gun I have ever bought.

    No matter what I will go back to them from time to time.

    Now I do have some old military guns that have only been shot once then put up....that is different.

    Some things are just too hard and expensive to find parts for.
  14. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    I inherited some guns I have sold because they had no sentimental value and were too old to be used. I have only one such gun left now but in no rush to sell.:D As for the guns I have bought I still have all of them. But in time that may change if the price is right. :evil
  15. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    The only gun I ever sold was the first AR I built. It turned out really nice, but I sold it at a profit and built another one I like more. I have an XD in 40 that I'm not in love with and for the right price would gladly let go of.
  16. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I've actually given away a number of guns, and not regretted any of those "gifts". Not counting guns I purchased for my kids as they were growing up, I gave a couple of guns to past and current girlfriends and am happy to have done so. I also inherited about a dozen really nice guns from my dad when he passed away in 2007. His will specified that I receive all of his guns because neither my brother nor my sister were particularly interested in guns, and they both were given other personal property items instead. But I have a bunch of guns of my own, so I decided to keep four of the guns dad left me that held specific sentimental value to me, and gave the rest to my sibs, one to my son, and a couple to my sister's son.

    Giving stuff away can feel good. Selling less so. Not sure why that is, but it is.
  17. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Guns are like motorcycles. I can't afford to buy them all, and I get to play with more of them if I only use them for a while then pass them on to the next guy who wants to try it. I've bought a bunch of guns, and sold a bunch of guns. Can't say I have any regrets about a single one. :dunno
  18. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    So a while ago I got a smokin deal on a trade for a camera I had for a like new Firestar plus. I shot it to make sure it worked, and it does, flawlessly. I stuck it in my safe and have not touched it since. This was about three months ago. I decided to stick it on a local site for sale so I can buy a new shotgun big5 has on sale and a guy offers to trade me straight up for a cherry Sprewerke P38....Hmmm, maybe trade then sell the P38 for more than 350 and buy the shottie and have some clams left or sell the firestar and just buy the shotgun......
  19. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I've sold and traded a few guns over the years, some I've later wished I still had, but mostly it was okay. When I was a lawyer in private practice I'd have the occasional client who wanted to do some barter, and guns were sometimes the item offered. They weren't always guns I wanted/needed or thought I would use, so sometimes I'd turn them around and either sell, or trade for something I wanted. I picked up some nice guns in a few of those fee-for-stuff transactions, but also some near junk. When the latter happened I just took the junk thinking that if I didn't there'd not be a pay-day coming later. Bird in the hand......
  20. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Yeah this can go good for me if I am willing to wait for the P38 to sell since they sell for 5~600 pretty easily. I never see the Firestars sell for more than 350 round here. Which is what mine is valued at right now. Who knows, might just get the P38 and keep it and buy the shotgun on sale.