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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sharpie1, Jul 9, 2003.

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  1. Sharpie1

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    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
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    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.:)
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Good for you! Every time a law-abiding American citizen buys a gun, the nation is a little safer.
     
  4. Sharpie1

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    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
     
  5. CWL

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    Hey there,

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

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    Tadyson wrote:
    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!
     
  7. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    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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