I would never sell my H&K USP 45. Being the first handgun I ever bought, it has too much sentimental value to part with. I also have two others I would never part with, though they're not autoloading handguns. One is my Colt Officer's Model .38 Special(which has a bit of rust and wear, unfortunately) and a beautiful original Remington Model 11, both of which have been in the family longer than I have! (50+ for the Shottie and I think even older for the .38.)
Edit: Forgot to add that the Model 11 has been reblued and had the wood touched up as well.
August 7, 2007, 10:20 AM
I sold several guns that I thought I would never sell a few years ago during a bit of a financial crisis. I hope to never sell any out of necessity again. Especially my WWII era and older guns.
August 7, 2007, 10:27 AM
colt huntsman and a colt supermatch 38 super
August 7, 2007, 11:22 AM
It would take a lot for me to let this (pre-CZ) Patriot Expert go:
August 7, 2007, 11:24 AM
I will never sell my Makarov. It was the first gun I purchased, and has always served me well.
August 7, 2007, 11:27 AM
Kimber I Classic
SW .357 wheelguns
Whoops, that's pretty much all my guns, lol
August 7, 2007, 11:48 AM
My CZ 75, being my 10yr olds favorite, and my own, will never be sold.
My CZ 27, being my wifes Grandpas war "Bring Home" gun, staying in the safe.
My Dads Colt Frontier Scout, 22 SA revolver, Priceless!:)
August 7, 2007, 11:48 AM
My Dad carries a Walther 380 that I bought him, cause it his all time favorite gun I wil never sell it when it is passed down to me. As for myself my Les Baer PII.
August 7, 2007, 11:50 AM
August 7, 2007, 11:52 AM
My 1911s and SIG P226. All the rest don't mean much to me, they're easily replaceable.
Yes I know a wierd choice considering I have a 1911A1, a CZ82, etc., but I love that gun. I have two of them, but one is in incredible shape and it is wicked fun to shoot. Also, it is my first C&R and real handgun purchase so it also has sentimental value as well. It is a gun I plan on giving my grandkids.....now I have to work on making my first kid so I can have someone to give it to. :)
August 7, 2007, 12:11 PM
SIG P220 9mm
Browning Hi-Power Capitan
Beretta 72 Jaguar
Beretta 87 Cheetah
Astra Constable II .22LR
August 7, 2007, 12:46 PM
SIG P229 (9mm)
SIG P229 (.40 S&W)
Taurus Millennium Pro PT-140 (2'nd Gen)
August 7, 2007, 01:08 PM
I've always said I'll never sell any of my guns. Then I sold my Sig 220ST to get a 1911 that I wanted as I was short on case. I liked the Sig 220ST, but I love the 1911. Now I'm back to saying I'll never sell any of my guns. I guess until another great deal comes around that I'm short on cash for. :uhoh:
Only a few make this list. I don't go looking to trade/sell but I will NEVER get rid of :
1911A1 Remington Rand
and my family of Sigs.
That is all.
August 7, 2007, 01:57 PM
Never sell...easy, my P7M8 :cool:
August 7, 2007, 02:02 PM
Ones that I own....
August 7, 2007, 02:03 PM
my P7/PSP, P7/M8 and P7/M13.
Probably won't let go of my Ruger MKII or Browning Buckmark either -but that's because they're so inexpensive, it'd never be worth anything to let go.
Strange as it may be, I am a M1911 fan and have gotten into full custom builds, but there isn't one that I own which I am as attached to as my P7s.
August 7, 2007, 02:45 PM
H&K USP .45
Ruger Mark 2 NRA Commemorative.
August 7, 2007, 03:11 PM
I will not say never just because of all the different things that can happen. I would like to keep a few 1911's and a sig
August 7, 2007, 04:38 PM
Sigs, 220 and 226
August 7, 2007, 04:42 PM
I have an old S&W 5904 I bought used many moons ago (my first pistol). It doesn't see the sunlight much anymore, but I would be more than hesitant to part with it. I have put thousands of rounds through it and it has never failed. These old S&W "wondernines" don't fetch what that gun is worth to me.
August 7, 2007, 04:48 PM
Commercial Bulgarian Makarov (Arsenal Brand) chambered in 380, Smith & Wesson CS9, and (believe it or not) Ruger KP94 chambered in 9mm. Have many others that I really like having..but these are what I consider my absolute "essentials."
August 7, 2007, 06:34 PM
August 7, 2007, 06:47 PM
I would never sell anything that I inherit from my father.
August 7, 2007, 06:56 PM
My Ford Bronco 1990 4x4, Raven Black, 4" Rancho lift kit.. since new.
Ooops.. wrong auto.. :neener:
August 7, 2007, 06:58 PM
Anything with "Les Baer" on the frame. :)
August 7, 2007, 07:53 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 4" Blue ... Never!
West German Sig 220
Kimber Classic Custom .45 (Clackamas, Oregon) Serial #5xxx
Redneck with a 40
August 7, 2007, 08:18 PM
Revolver = Taurus Tracker 357 mag, I would never part with this thing, its an awesome revolver all the way around.
Semi-Auto = XD-40, no way in hell would I ever sell this thing. No other gun around fits my hand as well as this thing does, 100% reliable, laser accurate, good trigger, has a nice recoil when firing, what's not to like. This one will always be in my stable.:D
August 7, 2007, 08:21 PM
August 7, 2007, 09:02 PM
In the "never" category I have to put my S&W revolvers. My Walther P1 would be hard to part with. What a fun gun.
August 7, 2007, 09:14 PM
Ruger Stainless Redhawk 4"
I used to apply sentimental value to my guns, now I just see them as things I own
August 7, 2007, 10:31 PM
i'll never sell my CZ 75B Stainless. Also, I will eventually inherit my Dad's Ruger P89 and I will never sell it. That P89's slide feels like it's rolling on ball bearings, very slick!!
August 7, 2007, 11:31 PM
My grandfathers old H&R 999, My CCO & Belgian highpower. I planned to be buried with at least one of them.
August 7, 2007, 11:42 PM
P-3AT. I would just immediately want another one.
August 7, 2007, 11:47 PM
I thought this thread was about my 14-year-old Toyota.
August 7, 2007, 11:49 PM
I will never sell my first pistol, my Beretta 92FS.
August 8, 2007, 01:51 AM
either of my xd's.
August 8, 2007, 05:18 AM
I've had many guns over the years that I swore I'd never sell but eventually did.
However the one gun I know I'll keep is my custom HP.....
August 8, 2007, 12:42 PM
Anything with "Les Baer" on the frame.
+1 Both of my Baers stay.
The only other one I would never consider selling is a 1923 Commercial Luger in 7.65 Luger that was left to me by my uncle.
Everything else is replaceable.
August 8, 2007, 12:58 PM
Shorter list would be, the only ones I would sell, but then of course replace with something else,
August 8, 2007, 12:59 PM
S&W M&P .40 and Sig 2022 9mm
August 8, 2007, 05:59 PM
Ruger Mark II that my father-in-law gave me before he died will NEVER be sold.
My Glock 26 will stay with me forever also... my favorite gun that I have ever shot.
August 8, 2007, 06:40 PM
My Decockers, since they aren't being made any more.
August 8, 2007, 07:04 PM
My Stainless HKs
My Springfield 5" .45 Super
My Springfield 6" .45/45 Super V-16 Longslide
My Springfield 6" 10mm Omega
My Mateba .44 Magnum.... its an auto revolver... does that count?? :D
August 8, 2007, 07:04 PM
Kimber Warrior, and a couple other 1911's
August 8, 2007, 09:33 PM
I have a Les Baer and NightHawk Talon along with CZs and a new Beretta
380 that fall into that class of never let go...have Bersa and a Walther that
are fine but not in that catagory...in fact, I have some Smiths that I would
sonner sell and they are becoming safe queens..due to the love affair with
August 8, 2007, 09:46 PM
Smith and Wesson 945s
Smith and Wesson PDs
Kimber Pro Carry 2
Colt 1911 in 38 Super
Ruger Mark 3
Smith Wheel guns
Beretta Elites-96 and 92
Browning High Powers- Mark 3 and Standard.
August 8, 2007, 09:56 PM
Give me a high enough offer and everything's for sale, but I have a customized Dan Wesson Pointman that is my favorite of all my 1911's,and my Beretta 92G is my first pistol (bought it on my 21st birthday:))but it's no better than yours.
I love all my handguns,but they're replaceable. Glock,H&K,Kimber,Taurus...it's not like they're gonna run out of them any time soon.
August 8, 2007, 10:10 PM
For the right price (e.g. if someone offered me 100,000$ per piece), I'd sell any of them.
With that said, those that would require the most thought and $$$ are my Sig P220 ST, Sig P239, Sig P228,Beretta Cheetah, Beretta 92 and Springfield XD 45.
My Glocks would be lower on the list, I might accept $25,000 for each. :)
August 9, 2007, 02:48 AM
My "never sell" guns are mostly Colt 1911's which I've customized, some of my S&W revos, one of my Colt Detective Specials, and a Ruger GP-100 3". ALL of my tupperware guns are expendable and replaceable.
August 9, 2007, 03:17 AM
"Liberty" model Ruger SBH, bought it on my 21st birthday.
Second Gen. G21. First new gun I ever bought. I bought it because the clerk made me mad. Now, 12yrs later, if I had the money back from all the ammo shot out of it, I could pay off my house.
August 9, 2007, 03:51 AM
My Kel-Tec P-32. Never sell your deep-cover, ultra-carry gun. It's the only handgun you really, really need. The other are nice, but your spy gun can go anywhere and it can do 99% of what the others can do.
August 9, 2007, 03:53 AM
Autos you will never sell.
August 9, 2007, 04:10 AM
my grandpa's colt 1911 that he left me and my glock 19 frist hand gun i bought
August 9, 2007, 04:22 AM
my bryco jennings 9mm. most accurate and saved my butt a couple of times.
August 9, 2007, 05:08 AM
My HK USP 40, P2000, Model4, M1 Carbine. I wish I still had my Firestar in 45. Will be buying another one as soon as I find a good deal. The one I sold to my buddy he doesnt want to part with.
August 9, 2007, 06:01 AM
My s&w 1076 is just too neat to sell. I think its kind of the gun that really is connected most to how we look at handgun ballistics today.
August 9, 2007, 07:30 AM
Parkerized WW-II Springfield Armory G.I. replica (gift from a special friend here at
West German SIG-SAUER P220A (.45ACP) and P228 (9m/m)
Seecamp LWS-32, Les Baer TRS (.45ACP), Smith & Wesson 39-2 (9m/m)
August 9, 2007, 08:01 AM
The three I own now:
Beretta Model 1935
I've had to let some really good ones go in the past, but never again!
August 9, 2007, 08:14 AM
I've never sold any of my guns but for the right deal they are all for sale. If I ever have to save my life or the life of a loved one with a gun, it would probably come off of the for sale list.
More reliable than my Glock and can go just about anywhere, in any kind of dress.
August 9, 2007, 10:46 AM
There is no such thing. For 15 years I swore I'd never sell my Sig 228. Then I got bored with it and sold it and I haven't missed it.
August 9, 2007, 12:30 PM
Witness Elite Match in .40 S&W I don't like the cartridge that well and have a factory 10mm barrel for it but it makes one hole groups at 25 yards with 180 grain Federal American Eagle .40 ammo. Absolutely unbelievable accuracy and a single action trigger that rivals the best 1911.:)
August 9, 2007, 02:50 PM
For the right price, they're all for sale. No physical attachment to the tools of my trade. They used hard and repaired/replaced when necessary. :) :) :) :)
P99. I sold my first handgun (Glock 23), so I consider this one to be my first. Awesome shooter.
August 10, 2007, 02:14 PM
First off, Colt Woodsman, First Series. That's the Holy Grail.
Second, M1927 Argentine -- used to be my carry gun, now sports a Colt Service Ace conversion kit. Neither the gun nor the kit will ever be for sale.
August 10, 2007, 03:12 PM
Ruger P345. My first gun and a gift from my wife! I really enjoy shooting it, as well.
Any others I have could be replaced if I found something I liked better.
August 10, 2007, 07:21 PM
Smith & Wesson 1086
YoBo Colt 1* Enhanced
August 10, 2007, 08:39 PM
I hope I will never sell my S&W 4040PD or the S&W 3913.
August 10, 2007, 08:59 PM
Will never sell any of my CZ products (that includes my Dan Wesson PM7).
August 10, 2007, 09:42 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 65 and Roy Baker Pancake holster.
Belonged to my late father, he was issued the piece while a Sergeant for Topeka PD, he bought it from the department upon retirement. When he died in 2001 I inherited it, 30 years sooner than expected.:(
August 10, 2007, 09:44 PM
My Glock 19!
August 10, 2007, 10:51 PM
Beautiful pair of Benelli B-76 9mm's.
Pre-B CZ-75, 9mm
West German Sig P-226, 9mm
Kimber Series I Classic Custom .45
Colt Custom .38 Super, bright stainless
Customized Norinco, .45
Customized Star BM, 9mm
1st Generation Glock 17, 9mm
There's more. . . . . .
August 10, 2007, 11:33 PM
I'll never sell my 10mm Dan Wesson PM7. I love that thing. I could easily do w/o my Glock if need be, not that I'd get much for it probably.
August 11, 2007, 12:14 AM
Anything stamped Sig!
August 11, 2007, 12:25 AM
these to start
August 11, 2007, 04:07 AM
All the guns my dad gave me. The ones I bought would be the Glock 22, Sig p228 and my M4.
August 11, 2007, 07:43 AM
HK P9S 9mm, HK P9S .45, HK P7M8, HK USP Elite 9mm top the list but all really since I do not sell off any gun I buy.
SA GI 1911A1. Had some problems with the pistol for a long time now (will be ok if I just spend the money to fix it which will happen in a month or so). First handgun I ever bought, got it the day I turned 21, I plan to always have it. FWIW, the only problems it has are an extractor with a claw that's too far forward, and it needs a new hammer/sear from a bad trigger job. EGW and C&S parts should make it 100%
August 11, 2007, 04:46 PM
Browning Hi Power
HK USP Tactical .45
Ruger MK II
August 11, 2007, 08:39 PM
I would never sell my two carry guns, mind you I carry other guns but these two are the most used and are my favorites.
My S&W 4576...It's out-of-the-box accurate with a great trigger and a frame-mounted decocker. I'll never part with it if only because I'll probably never find another one again.
August 12, 2007, 11:07 PM
When I was born my Father went out and bought two and a half new guns for me- a Match Target to learn with, a National Match .45, and a Single Action Army .45.
They, along with the Woodsman his father bought him at birth, and my grandfather's Officer's Model Target, are not for sale.
August 13, 2007, 11:05 AM
All of them.
My guns are in the Hotel California.
They can checkout, but they may never leave.:neener:
I still have every firearm I've ever owned.
August 13, 2007, 11:11 AM
I don't have any autos of any great monetary value. I would say that my Springfield G.I. 1911 would be the one I would never sell. It was the first gun that I put a lot of time (researching, reading about ect...) before purchasing.
August 13, 2007, 11:25 AM
Sig P226 ST Reverse TT .40 S&W
August 29, 2008, 05:32 PM
said i wouldn't sell them a year ago but now by West German Sig 220 and Smith 25-5 are gone! as are ALL of my other guns...
But I still have my Clackamas Kimber Classic Custom .45
August 29, 2008, 06:18 PM
Series 70 Colt Blue (1979)
Series 70 Colt Chrome (1973 Large Roll Mark)
First Series Colt Delta Elite Stainless (1987)
Series I Kimber Classic Custom (1998, IMHO the all time best value in a 1911)
Browning Hi Power (Belgian, 1977)
Charles Daly Hi Power (Didn't cost much, but it feels great and shoots better)
HK USP 40c
Working it's way into the "keeper" catagory: SA XD9 Compact
...I can't see ever selling my grandfather's Colt 1903.
September 1, 2008, 02:50 PM
Sadly, mine is my old 1953 Romanian TT-33.
It's reliable and accurate. I picked it up for cheap, ammo's cheap, but it's such a nifty little gun that I really love. I might get him a little brother in 9mm so I don't have to worry about overpenetration as much.
September 1, 2008, 02:53 PM
I only have three handguns and would immediately replace each one if something happened to them.
Kimber Eclipse Custom II 10mm
I'd be most upset over the Kimber though since it cost more than the other two combined and is harder to find. But I love all three and have always been happy with them.
September 1, 2008, 02:55 PM
love um all but not married to any particular one. One thing is for certain, if the suckers don't go bang every time, I won't keep um Owning kel-tec cured me on that.
September 1, 2008, 03:25 PM
The Wolverines, one CZ 52, the Makarov, the Norincos (Models 54-1 & 213) and the P3AT. I like 'em and want to keep 'em all. I guess I'm needy....
September 1, 2008, 04:22 PM
Guns I will never sell...
Colt Custom Gun Shop Combat Commander
Colt Officers Model
Glock Model 17
Beretta Model 70S
Ruger Mark II 5.5 Bull Barrel
September 1, 2008, 05:40 PM
I've sold four firearms in my lifetime. Only one was a handgun and that one was an RG-14, which I subsequently replaced.
Now, I've pawned guns and neglected to reclaim them, but that's not quite the same thing. Anyway, they were Ravens, Brycos, Davises, and such.
I've found four lost or stolen guns which I returned to their owners - sometimes to their extreme embarrassment.
I've had half-a-dozen stolen from me.
I've also traded a few, had a number taken by family members and sold, and even given several away.
But actually sell a good, functional handgun?
September 1, 2008, 06:08 PM
September 1, 2008, 06:10 PM
Kel-Tec P3AT and Kahr PM9. Both are known for questionable reliability/quality control, but both of mine are keepers. Glad I got lucky!
September 1, 2008, 08:30 PM
September 2, 2008, 11:25 AM
A Ruger Mark I from 1943, inherited from my grandfather.
September 2, 2008, 11:35 AM
I have sold at least a half dozen firearms that I kick myself in the butt for doing so.One of them was a .45 Star PD. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg
September 2, 2008, 11:43 AM
my PA-63. it was the first handgun i ever bought myself.
September 2, 2008, 11:56 AM
A Ruger Mark I from 1943, inherited from my grandfather.
The first Ruger Mark Is were made in 1948.
September 2, 2008, 11:57 AM
September 2, 2008, 12:42 PM
My BHP - first handgun I bought...
September 2, 2008, 12:46 PM
I will never sell my Glock 17 and Browning HP.
September 2, 2008, 02:45 PM
I won't say that I couldn't live without these and there is no way I could run out and replace them, but these two autos are never leaving my family.
The Colt dates to 1918 and was issued to my Great Grandfather. The Luger doesn't have quite as much family history, but it belonged to my Grandfather.
September 2, 2008, 04:10 PM
My Sig P232. I never shoot it or carry it anymore. But it was a gift from my father when I got my CWP, and it was my first CCW.
September 3, 2008, 11:55 AM
Autos that I will never sell? Easy: every one that I own. The worst thing you can do is let one slip away; you will regret it forever, if only you should live so long. :)
September 3, 2008, 10:40 PM
My Glock 19C and Russian Makarov(IJ-70 9X18) are here to stay!
September 3, 2008, 10:54 PM
After today's range visit, I added another to my list of keepers, a Star Mod 30MI, my newly beloved, 9 MM, 15+1 screamer. What a frickin' gun! I'm in love. I think we may move to the city and get an apartment together....
April 8, 2009, 11:28 AM
My beloved Star PD, which I bought new and never sold.
My Sig P220, .45 ACP, which is everything a gun SHOULD be.
And the guns passed down to me by my Grandfather.
April 8, 2009, 11:39 AM
S&W 1911 stainless
April 8, 2009, 02:33 PM
Well, there's only 4 guns TOTAL that I would never sell. For multiple reason. Main reason is because these 4 guns I either bought at an extremely great price that can NEVER be duplicated; or it can't be bought again. That would be:
1) SigSauer P220: 45acp (Normal Carry, all around best gun in the world)
2) Springfield Armory 1911A1: 45acp (Had it 25 years and it's in mint condition)
3) S&W Model 13-1: 357 magnum (I know it's a revolver, but it's a classic) (Built in 1977; classic Military/Police model)
4. FEG AP-MBP: 7.65 32acp (Always loved the Walther PPK type 32acp for pocket carry. Gave Walther to daughter who WON'T GIVE IT BACK. This is next best thing)
April 8, 2009, 03:07 PM
Three by Browning-
1917 Colt M1911
1951 FN Hi Power
1915 Colt M1903
April 8, 2009, 03:14 PM
Kimber UCII stainless
W L Johnson
April 8, 2009, 03:22 PM
Browning T type HP
CZ 75B Stainless
Armalite AR-24 (smoothest handgun I have ever shot)
these are not going anywhere.
April 8, 2009, 10:22 PM
Go ahead and laugh...
An old SS Taurus PT99
An old Firestar .45
A newer polished blue CZ75C
April 8, 2009, 11:00 PM
Go ahead and laugh...
An old SS Taurus PT99
An old Firestar .45
A newer polished blue CZ75C
No laughs here...three excellent pistols.
April 8, 2009, 11:54 PM
After today's range visit, I added another to my list of keepers, a Star Mod 30MI, my newly beloved, 9 MM, 15+1 screamer. What a frickin' gun!
i used to have one of those.
Star 30MI "StarFire".................i kinda wish i didn't sell it now.....:(
it was a fun gun.
Well...........at least it's still in the family. It's now my Uncles.
April 9, 2009, 02:06 AM
SigPro 9mm and Colt Diamondback .38 4 inch.
If Im lucky enought to get a Python
I would never sell it.
April 9, 2009, 11:11 AM
The P08 my father brought back from WWII. And my Colt 1911's.
April 9, 2009, 11:18 AM
Never is a long time; I said I'd never sell my Sig P228, my SW1911, my S&W Model 27-2, and my CZ75B-.40 S&W right before I sold them. I do have a P225 that I can't imagine selling under any circumstances - skeeter_08
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