"I regret selling that one..."

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  1. SG1

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    I only regret a few. The others I sold or traded because I wanted something else.

    A blued Taurus Gaucho in .357 with a 7" barrel that I traded. They stopped making them shortly after. I had zero issues with it and it had the 4 clicks ;)

    A 3" stainless GP100. One of these days I'll replace that one with a 4" model. I just loved it, but needed some extra cash at the time.

    Not a handgun, but my biggest regret was an Ishapore 2A1 that I sold because I was going through a divorce and needed the money. I sold it to a friend and have tried to buy it back several times with no luck :uhoh:
     
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  2. welldoya

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    I’ve bought and sold a ton of guns in the past 45 years.
    The only ones I can think of that I would like to have back is a Steyr GB and a snub nose S&W 66.
     
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  3. SundownRider

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    Wish I still had that 1906 Colt SAA. 38WCF with a 4 3/4” barrel.
     
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  4. gotboostvr

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    I wish I hadn't sold my Hk P7...

    ... just so I could sell it now for 3x as much!
     
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  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    Sold a first-month, 4 digit commercial 1911.

    On the one hand - I'd like to still have it but then I have to recall the bad taste in my mouth surrounding the particulars of the *buying* of it. The only way I was going to get any money out of a jerk short of legal or extra-legal action was to accept his overvaluation of that gun in a trade against debt.

    That B.S. always cast a pall over what should have been a sweet gun to own.

    Todd.
     
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  6. Anchorite

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    I had a 4-inch Anaconda in 44 that I let go and regret selling today, because of the Colt saga and there aren’t anymore. At the time I had (still do) a 4-inch Redhawk and I felt the Redhawk could do all that the Anaconda could do plus much more.
     
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  7. Old Dog

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    (sigh) so many...
    W. German SIG P-228 (my first of many, but a terrific shooter)
    S&W Model 66-4 snubby (what was I thinking?)
    Beretta 1934 (again, what was I thinking? an inheritance I used in trade for a gun I no longer have)
    S&W Model 10 (an original from the early '50s, my first, again, an inheritance I used in trade for a gun I no longer have)
    Firestar M-43 (still miss it)
    Colt stainless NCO (Officer's length barrel on LW frame, what was I thinking? It was a great carry pistol)
     
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  8. Hal

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    + to that.
    I always ask myself - "Do I like it? Yes or No.".
    If the answer is "Yes" I don't sell it.
     
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  9. Rexster

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    Ah, time for could-a/should-a/would-a.

    Rather than write a book, I will just say that I wish I had “grandfathered” my GP100, and pre-keyhole S&W Models 66 and 19, as duty handguns, in 1997. I would not have been kilt in the streets, I would not have wasted so such money, quickly buying those two Kimbers, to “grandfather” as duty pistols, then wasting so much money trying to get them to a state of reliability, and, later, over the years, trying to sort-out the perfect wide-body duty pistol, in .40 S&W, which became standard from 1997 to 2015. I kept the GP100, thankfully, but, sadly, traded the S&W duty revolvers.

    Yes, I worked for a PD that required that we buy/own our duty firearms; normal here, in SE Texas. I was not required to switch to auto-pistols, for duty carry, but, sadly, opted to do so, and after September 1997, could not go back on that decision. (Nothing against autos; a Glock G26 is a dandy little back-up pistol. ;) )
     
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  10. Rexster

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    A few more, in no particular order, come to mind:

    1. Uzi Carbine, 9mm, folding-stock. Technically a rifle, but, a glorified pistol. My “bag gun,” before I could legally carry a handgun.

    2. S&W Model 581.

    3. S&W Model 66, 2.5”, pre-keyhole.

    4. HK P7, pre-M8.

    5. S&W Model 60, 3” untapered barrel, square-grip-frame, pre-keyhole.

    6. S&W Model 640, 1-7/8”, pre-keyhole.

    7. S&W Model 3913.

    8. S&W Model 19, ported/comped, pre-keyhole.

    9. SIG P220, “European” configuration.

    10. Colt Ace.

    11. Colt Government Model.

    12. Springfield Armory 1911, full-sized, blued, early version.

    13: Ruger Montado.
     
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  11. Cranky CJ

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    I asked my two sons which of my pistols they would like to have. The youngest one wanted the Kimber 1911. The older one wanted the S&W Model 19. I gave them away for their birthdays this year. They are going to get them someday anyway. I liked both of them, especially the revolver. I suppose to be fair I owe the eldest daughter a pistol but she shows little interest.
     
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  12. nofendertom

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    Give her one anyway + a small safe/lockbox. It is still something you like (one of your personnel possessions) from you to her. And who knows what the future may be.
     
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  13. Cranky CJ

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    I will, she has other interests right now. Married in October, became pregnant in Feb. Our first grandchild. I have a very nice S&W model 10 that is a good shooter I've always liked. Maybe its for her.
     
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  14. SwampWolf

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    I've grown a little wiser over the years and have pretty much stopped the bleeding but before, let me count the ways: Smith & Wesson Models 66, 13, 60 and 43; a couple of Colt 1911s and a Mauser Hsc, to name but a few.
     
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  15. Doug444

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    Seems I've only sold/traded one, and I regret not having it now. Was a Dan Wesson .357 Mag. pistol pack (3 bbls, 2/4/6 IIRC). Decided I needed a .44 Mag DA so I traded it for a Ruger Redhawk. I do like the Redhawk, but sure which I'd kept the Dan Wesson.
     
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  16. beagler

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    1996 made CZ75B. It was also my first handgun. I sold it to finance another gun purchase.
     
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  17. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Ouch!
     
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    Ya, Diamondback here for me too.

    Kinda regret selling the one and only Beretta Type M Ive ever seen in the flesh- didnt even make it home with that one. My old boss kept peeling off $100 bills until I couldnt refuse. I turned $1000 into $1500 in about two hours.......

    Still kick myself though!
     
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  19. LeftyRed

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    A SW 681, 38 special. Heavy barrel, full lug L Frame. Fixed sights but was able to take squirrels with it and WCs.

    Blued Ruger Redhawk 44mag. Best shooting 44 I ever had.

    Regretted those for sure. Plus any 41 mag I ever got rid of.

    Lefty
     
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  20. Old_Grouch

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    S&W 57 3"
    Colt Combat Cobra
    Colt Peacekeeper
    S&W 686 3"
    S&W 4506 and 1006
    Italian mfg Beretta Jetfire .25

    That's not the whole list; just the highlights.
     
  21. doubleh

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    Over the years I have sold or traded a number of guns and have no regrets about any of them. There was always a good feason for them to go.
     
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    That list makes me need a drink. Ugh.:)
     
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  23. earlthegoat2

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    I am thankful to have owned and experienced so many guns.

    That couldn’t have happened if I didn’t sell a few often.
     
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  24. NAM67

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    S&W ASP 9mm. It was given to me and I carried for awhile as a Sheriff’s Investigator. I never like the guttersnipe site. Of course they are a collectors item now $$$.
     
  25. mavracer

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    Couldn't have said it better, really don't have regrets from selling, unless you'd count replacing one I've had 4 CA Bulldogs and 3 Beretta 21As.
    The one I regret involves a really nice 95-98% first gen Colt SAA in 38-40 and 3 rough US military SAAs in 45 Colt. Dad and I had been discussing them and I said I wouldn't mind having one. The 38-40 went first and I thought it was a little high at 2100 for a commercial gun, when the first 45 went for 5K I was out but then on the second one dad pops off a 5k bid and wins. If I'd have only known he was willing to drop that kind of coin I'd have much rather saved him 2500 or so and had a shooter.
     
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