I bought a new gun today, and put another on layaway.


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Sharpie1
July 9, 2003, 11:51 PM
I purchased a Kel-Tec 9mm today - with stainless steel slide and two magazines for $259. This was used, BTW.

I traded in a gun that was a good gun, but it was NOT fun to shoot. Why? too expensive (to shoot). Although, I didn't buy it for plinking - it was purchased originally for taking large game - a Taurus Raging Bull 44 Magnum.

It was accurate, but it mostly collected dust.

I took the remaining money from the revolver on the trade and had the gun shop order a Mossberg 500 Youth (Bantam) 20ga. pump (22"bbl) for my wife - mostly for home defense.

She cannot effectively weild the Mossberg 500 "Persuader" 12ga. that is our primary home defense gun now - she is VERY uncomfortable - and I don't think she could use it effectively in an emergency.

The gun shop had an 870, but she is familiar with the ambi-safety on the top of the receiver of the 500, so I decided to stick with that for continuity - a sort of "his and her's" home defense shotgun set. :D

Weather permitting, I would like to take the Kel-tec out for a spin tomorrow. I currently also own a Kel-Tec P32 - and I have been very pleased with it. I also used to own the Kel-Tec 40 cal - I did not like it for several reasons, but I think I will like this 9mm.

TD

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P95Carry
July 9, 2003, 11:55 PM
Every new purchase is a cause (usually) for celebration and excitement ..... only down side is that you got rid of something!! Guess I'm a 44mag fan and so could never willingly part with my SBH ..... still .... if your new gear pleases more than the old ... then it's gotta be good.! Enjoy.:)

Standing Wolf
July 10, 2003, 12:17 AM
Good for you! Every time a law-abiding American citizen buys a gun, the nation is a little safer.

Sharpie1
July 10, 2003, 12:25 AM
You know, it's funny that you mention that, P95Carry.

I just felt a sort of "lull" in my gut - perhaps a small shot of adrenaline.

It just occurred to me that I now only own one revolver!!!!!!!

I LIKE REVOLVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is bad.

Very bad.

I guess I'll just have to go buy more revolvers.

I sold my .357mag stainless steel snubbie to buy my 1911 Springfield.

I sold my .44mag to buy my new kel-tec and help with the shotgun.

I think I'm slowly turning into one of those "auto-only" people!

I still own my grandfather's old Model 36 38spl (S&W) - that is in 100% condition - and the blueing on that gun is great!

I think I want a Ruger .357magnum SP101 in stainless.

*sigh* - oh well...

Maybe after I get the 20ga, I'll go ahead and get the Ruger. I *have* to have a decent-caliber revolver!

TD

CWL
July 10, 2003, 05:57 AM
Hey there,

I think that the Kel-Tec P11 you traded for has a hardchromed slide, not stainless. IMO, this is better.

Kamicosmos
July 10, 2003, 10:21 AM
Tadyson wrote:
I think I want a Ruger .357magnum SP101 in stainless.

Just got one myself last week.

Love. It.

They are a bunch of fun! Have to learn some new techniques with the DAO, and hanging on to it with full-house Mag loads, but fun none the less!

P95Carry
July 10, 2003, 12:59 PM
tadyson - down to one revolver ...... ouch! Sad thing is sometimes we have to sell to aquire ...... did that a long time ago and inevitably looking back .... regret every damn one I traded!!

In more recent years I think only thing I moved on (consignment) was my beloved Citori Hunter 12G ..... felt too much cash tied up in it but, what did I do when it sold?

Went to collect check for $650 and promptly used $400 of that to secure my M27-2 .... .357 N frame ..... !! That was a ''must have''!! Now ....... I just try and hang on for the next one until I can scrape the funds together ..... but the list still seems way too long!!:p

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