I have a revolver dilemma


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lebshiff21
November 13, 2006, 02:46 PM
I've got a 6" GP100 and an 8 3/8" Dan Wesson .44Mag and a .45ACP EAA Witness P Carry. I hunt with the .44 and love it. My problem is, I'm not really sure what I have the GP100 for. I know "you can never have too many guns", but I just feel like owning it is sort of a "waste", for lack of a better term. I carry the .45. I feel like I should trade the GP100 for something more "useful", maybe a snubby to change up the carry possibilities or maybe a .357 lever gun for another hunting option. What do you do when you have a gun that doesn't really "fit" you?

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P95Carry
November 13, 2006, 03:14 PM
What do you do when you have a gun that doesn't really "fit" you?
Hang onto it - over time its usefullness and application will become clear ;)

Failing that - someone someday who badly wants the same will make you such an outrageously good offer you won't be able to refuse - because it will finance something you want more.

If possible tho - never sell.

miko
November 13, 2006, 03:33 PM
4" GP100 I would consider leaving, but not a less versatile 6" .

Get rid of it and get a lever gun - though not .357. Those are great, but seeing how you already have a .44Mag, you should get a lever in .44 Mag/.44 Spl also.
With .44Spl/.44Mag out of a 18.5-20" barrel you could probably hunt anything from a rabbit up to a moose at 150 yards.

miko

Ohio Rifleman
November 13, 2006, 04:02 PM
The 6" GP-100 is my dream gun right now. *sigh* Feel free to send it to me! :evil:

rem1187a
November 13, 2006, 11:08 PM
I could never part with my GP100.I have no particular need for it.I do carry it while deer hunting but the shotgun does all the work.I keep around for home protection but my carry gun is there too.Selling a good gun is hard to do even if it isnt "needed"If you do decide to sell I would be interested.Why....I dont know. JUst seem to like the GP100's

Sunray
November 14, 2006, 01:07 AM
"...What do you do when you have a gun that doesn't really "fit" you?..." Not wanting a particular firearm is reason enough to use it as trading goods for one you do want. Just as wanting a particular firearm is reason enough to buy it.
I wouldn't part with my GP, but that's because it fits my hand perfectly. It's the only revolver I've ever owned that didn't need a change of grips to fit my hand.

JoeHatley
November 14, 2006, 12:49 PM
What do you do when you have a gun that doesn't really "fit" you?

Clean it, and put it in the back of the safe. Doesn't take much room or cost a cent. You never know when you'll change your mind.

Joe

DogBonz
November 14, 2006, 01:01 PM
But if you don't like it, or don't see the need for it in your collection, trade it for something that you will use and enjoy. I had a Glock 17 that was a great gun, it was reliable and accurate, but I didn't enjoy shooting it, so I traded it towards my WWII Colt 1911 that I love to shoot. The GP100 is a sesirable gun. I'm sure that someone would love to give that puppy a new home where it will get lots of love and exercise.

charby
November 14, 2006, 01:02 PM
Let me tell you a story about getting rid of a gun you thought you didn't need.

I bought a M-1 Carbine in 1993 for $90 with two magazines. I shot it quite a bit the first couple years I owned it. Then it sat unshot for 4 years. I thought well I'm not using it I'll just sell it or trade it. Well I went to a gun shop and they guy was only going to give me $100 for it or trade even up for a used Mossberg shotgun. My brother had a Mossberg shotgun and he liked so I said what the heck deal. Well I came back to the shop a week later and the guy has a $500 price tag on the rifle and a week later someone bought it for that amount.

I learned real quick what firearms were worth and decided to get educated as much as I can about firearms so I don't make the same mistake. Two years later I came out ahead and traded the shotgun for half the price of a barely used Beretta Pintail that wasn't moving at a another gun store.

I also still wished I had the M-1 Carbine. I have a few firearms that I bought in the past few years on the cheap and don't use but I am not going to part with them.

-C

MCgunner
November 14, 2006, 01:15 PM
I learned my lesson about trading guns I didn't think I "needed". Needs change. I'd love to have that Ruger Security Six back. :banghead:

For me, I know I don't use it much, but I feel like no gun collection is right without the most useful and versatile handgun of all, the 4" medium frame .357 magnum. I've got a Taurus 66 that fills that role nicely. I've got a 6 1/2" Blackhawk I carry afield hunting now and then. It's very accurate. Do I really "need" these considering most of my pistol hunting is with my Contender anymore and I carry my .45 Colt Blackhawk afield usually when hiking or working down at my place? No, I don't "need" 'em, but I ain't lookin' to get rid of 'em.

Of course, at this point, I have the carry guns and such that I need. My niches are full. If you feel you could use really use that snubby, and I don't know how I'd get by without a snubby, go for it and make the trade. If you find you want a GP100 type gun later, you can deal with it later. That's what I've done.

lebshiff21
November 14, 2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks for all the advice - I'm gonna hang on to it. It was the first gun I ever bought, shoots well & for many of your reasons above - it's going nowhere. :)

461
November 14, 2006, 01:40 PM
The best reason for me to keep a gun I don't feel a need for is because as soon as I sell it I suddenly feel the need for it again. :)

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