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1972 S&W - Too Nice To Shoot?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doc540, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. doc540

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    Let's review:

    I was looking for a centerfire to shoot the iron sight class of silhouette matches.

    Enter the 14-3 (a "not rare", but pretty piece).

    Turns out the 14-3 was far nicer than I expected and wasn't best for high round counts of +P ammo.

    I tried reloads in the 14-3.
    Non +P ammo turned out to be a little light for the heaviest steel plates and often turned them sideways instead of knocking them down.

    After selling the 14-3, I bought a ported 629 to shoot .44 Special, a solid plate knocker.

    I made enough on the 14-3 to own the 629 for "Taurus" money. (wink, wink)

    If I don't shoot the 629 well, it too will be replaced. :neener:
     
  2. Guillermo

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    Hey Doc

    If you are happy...great
     
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    Truth is, I won't be happy until I get either one gun I can effectively compete with in both irons or optics classes or two guns that share a common ammo.

    Just wasn't really clear why you were comparing the deal to Pythons and Glocks.

    I sold one gun I couldn't compete with, made good money, and bought another gun that I hope will do the job better.

    You ought to know me well enough by now to know I wasn't going to be giving myself the short end of any stick in no kind'a gun deal. :evil:
     
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    Doc ol' buddy...you may have done well with the money...but I suspect you are going to be kicking yourself down the road.

    But again...I am glad you are happy...AND made some cash

    :)
     
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    You know, about 10 or 12 years ago my wife got real sick, and the insurance company denied all her claims.

    So, we sold everything we could and spent our savings to get her treated.

    I sold nearly all my guns and collectibles, my favorite cars and toys.

    Money-wise it broke us.

    Since then, I just haven't gotten too attached to any of my guns or "toys".

    About a year ago I got laid off and had to sell my ivory Gold Cup, the custom Commander in .45 (twin to the 9mm), my '67 Ruger Single Six with the vintage Lawrence rig, all my favorite guns. All those Colt snubs are gone, too, every last one of them.

    But we never missed a meal or a payment.

    Things are turning around, and I'm flipping one to buy another, but still not really collecting again.

    Now every gun I own is just a "shooter" of one kind or another.

    However, I have managed to send a low-end Colt 1911 to the Custom Shop for a Royal Blue refinish. That'll be my only "look-at" gun. But, if necessary, I'll sell it faster'n a minnow can swim a dipper.

    Truth be known, I just shrug and move on rather than regret or kick myself. :)
     
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    : )


    I here ya' amigo.

    And may you and yours never have such a problem again.
     
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