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Am I the only one who doesn't sell guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, May 14, 2004.

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  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Member

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    Just curious, but am I the only one who doesn't sell/trade guns? I just don't like the idea of loosing one gun to buy another.

    For me I just wait alittle longer when needed to add to the collection. I never subtract guns, and I never replace guns with other guns.
     
  2. Majic

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    In the days of my youth I have bought guns only to find that I really didn't appreciate something about it and sent it on down the rode for someone else to enjoy. Now I know exactly what I like in forearms and only buy the ones that I truly enjoy.
    I would like to say I would never sell any of those I have now, but I can't predict the future. If times get hard financially, it would break my heart, but they would be converted back into hard currency.
     
  3. telcom911

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    No, you are not

    In my youth I sold to finance new purchases, but after a few years I realized that I missed every firearm I ever sold. So I stopped doing that. Now if somthing is a few hundred $ more then I have laying around, I wait.

    Rule #1 of a firearm fanatic.

    NEVER SELL A GUN

    Rule 2 through 10 are See Above Rule, IMVHO :)
     
  4. Valkman

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    I've sold one gun. A Winchester 30-30, M94, that I bought for $80 new. I sold it in the 70's and still regret it! :mad:
     
  5. Jeeper

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    I've only ever sold one gun. Bought it for 600 and sold it for 1800. I cant ever see me wanting it agin, at least in that configuration.
     
  6. Wedge

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    I have been told that on more than one occasion and repeated it myself more than once.
     
  7. Daniel T

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    I never thought I'd sell a gun, but then I got one that had me bleeding within 3 shots.

    Why keep something you can't use?

    Now I only sell guns that I end up not liking for various reasons.
     
  8. HiWayMan

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    I don't sell any of the guns I buy. But I'll tell you this. I sure am glad some people out there sell their guns. Cause money is short and I need a new toy.

    Right on telcom911
    NEVER SELL A GUN.
     
  9. Hkmp5sd

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    You are not alone.

    I still have every gun I have acquired. :)
     
  10. Ben Shepherd

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    There is only 1 I don't still have.

    A lefty pump 20 guage shotgun. My cousin has it now, with instuctions that it goes nowhere exept back to me. Although he's getting married soon so I may have to see if he ends up with a kid that's:

    A: a lefty.
    B: a shooter.
     
  11. SteveS

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    I have no problem selling a gun, but only if two conditions are satisfied:

    1) I don't like the gun and never shoot it.
    2) The money has to be used to purchase other guns.

    I have gotten some good deals on used guns and would rather a gun that I never shoot be enjoyed by someone else then just sit in my safe. I have never regretted any of my sales.
     
  12. TallPine

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    Nope, never sold any of them and don't ever intend to. But then I don't buy something just to see what it's like - usually have been wanting a particular gun for a year or more before I buy it.

    At least not while I am still functional - might start giving them away when the time grows short ....
     
  13. Rockrivr1

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    Same here! If I bought the gun, I'm keeping it. Never thought once of selling one to get another. Just have to wait till I save enought to add to the collection.

    Now, I have been know to sell, pawn and trade just about anything else I don't want to get money to buy a gun I want. :rolleyes:
     
  14. MikeJ

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    I've been shooting and acquiring handguns for the past 20 years. Its only been in the last couple of years that I have sold any. My reasons for doing so were that they were guns that simply didn't fill a niche anymore and didn't inspire any great sense of pride of ownership. Rather than have them just lying around I decided to sell them to finance other guns that I really preferred and knew I would use. I have a few safe queens that although I don't shoot very often do inspire that pride of ownership and I wouldn't think of selling. As of now, I don't have any guns that I would consider selling, they're all keepers. :)
     
  15. Red_SC

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    Me, too. My wife keeps telling me that if I want to keep buying new guns I'm going to have to start selling some of the ones I have, but I never listen.:neener:
     
  16. axeman_g

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    I am a dedicated seller

    I sell my guns and actually enjoy it as part of the hobby. I strive to limit myself to just a few guns, I personally dont have the time nor resources to track, take care of or SHOOT a multitude of guns.

    Also, I get a gun to see if I like them, then I might move it if not or I cant shoot it well enough (SA XD .40 and HK USPC.45). I try to stay with a basic collection with "exotics" coming in and out.

    Basic is a couple of shotguns, a .357 revolver, a .22 handgun, a .22 rifle and a 9mm. Others come and go at my whim. I have never lost much money, not enought to lament, but I have also made some great deals.

    Axe
     
  17. Ktulu

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    No, you are not alone!

    I thought about selling one of my pistols that I don't shoot much anymore the other day. I got scared and tried to think happy thoughts.
     
  18. one45auto

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    I've never sold a gun either, because as many here have stated I wouldn't want to run the risk of winding up with regrets. I sold a non-firearm related item once and have never ceased to bitterly reproach myself for doing so. All of my new acquisitions are paid for through prudent saving and/or sacrifice, which isn't all that difficult in my case since I prefer to live simply and thus don't need things like plasma televisions, ATV's, new cars, expensive stereos, etc.
     
  19. Black Majik

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    same here, all the guns I've bought still are with me. :)
     
  20. Trebor

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    I went years before I sold any guns, but I've sold a few in the last couple years. They were either guns that I just decided I didn't like enough to keep (HK P7M8) or guns I sold to upgrade to a better example of the same gun (M-1 Carbine and M-1 Garand).

    I just finally decided that sticking to a "I never sell guns" stance was silly when guns I didn't really want anymore sucked up my limited resources.
     
  21. TimRB

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    I never sell guns, but I have been known to give some away. And before you ask, "no".

    Tim
     
  22. sturmruger

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    I posted about this before I sold a really nice SkS that was given to me as a teenager. Every time I see an SKS now I regret selling that gun. I finally reached a conclusion that I was never going to sell any of my guns ever again!! I have changed that a bit my rule is that I never sell or trade a gun that I can shoot fairly well. The two guns that were sold under that rule was a Kel-Tec P11, and a Taurus PT140. I just can't get used to those long double action only guns. I learned my lesson and am not planning on ever buying one of those DOAs again.
     
  23. ruger357

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    I also trade in guns once in a while. Sometimes you don't have a choice.
     
  24. RustyHammer

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    Buy quality,
    buy low,
    buy lots,

    NEVER sell!
     
  25. rock jock

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    I've sold several guns and never regretted it once. I've never replaced the guns I've sold in-kind and never intend to. As you shoot more, you figure out what you like and what you will use. If it doesn't fit into either of those two categories, it is a waste of money and safe space.
     
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