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Of the guns you've sold

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jrob24, Oct 9, 2013.

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Your most common reason for selling the guns you've sold.

Poll closed Nov 7, 2013.
  1. got bored of it

    75 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. malfunctions

    23 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. needed money

    94 vote(s)
    33.0%
  4. other

    93 vote(s)
    32.6%
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  1. Jrob24

    Jrob24 Member

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    Of all the guns you've ever personally owned and then sold, which is the most common reason for why you sold them?
     
  2. texashunter

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    Another gun interest won out normally.
     
  3. mr.scott

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    Money. I sold several thousand dollars worth this year to raise money for a new house.
     
  4. 303tom

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    Never Sold a Gun !....................I Buy Guns !
     
  5. 87hurricane

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    I get bored easily, sell them off to make money for new ones. Doesn't happen nearly as often now that I've found what I really want/like. Pretty much everything I have now is a keeper, slowly working on expanding the collection now.
     
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  6. Lucky Derby

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    Normally it's another gun that interests me more at the time.
     
  7. Kayaker 1960

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    Sold guns

    I've sold a few guns because they weren't accurate enough. Un-accurate guns are boring. I also sold a really nice Colt Combat Commander. Beautiful gun, though relatively expensive to buy and shoot and didn't do anything better than other guns I own.
     
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  8. fanchisimo

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    I voted needed money, but I don't think I ever got bored of any of the guns I sold, I am limited to sell something to get something.
     
  9. TennJed

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    Got bored of it is the closest but doesn't really fit. All of them was a "trade up". Not that I was bored with it, just used it to get something I wanted more
     
  10. AethelstanAegen

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    I tried out a whole bunch of different types until I found my niche (ie the guns that I really enjoyed shooting). The rest are being sold off as they weren't seeing much use and they money could be better spent on the types I enjoy more.
     
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    Usually to trade up or I've given many away. I still have roughly 75 %.
     
  12. evan price

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    Bought at good price, needed money. Always buying if price is right. Guns are a better investment than the stock market lately.
     
  13. RetiredUSNChief

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    I sold a 1911 to a friend in the Navy.

    Why?

    I had picked it up from someone else in the Navy for a song...one of those deals that was too good to pass up. Bought it for $200.

    I already had a 1911 platform, however (Colt 1991A1) and didn't really need another one. A shipmate didn't have a gun, and there I was sitting on one I didn't really need.

    So I sold it to him for what I paid.

    If it had been my only 1911, I likely wouldn't have given it up like that.
     
  14. Robert

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    Needed money to pay bills so I sold my FAL to a friend but I was able to buy it back a few years later.
     
  15. yzguy87

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    Needed money for another toy or bills
     
  16. Midwest

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    Sold it to buy another one.
     
  17. Grassman

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    Never really sold guns, traded a few.
     
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    Out of all of my guns I have only gotten rid of one. I'll say one word and all of you guys will know why: Jennings
     
  19. tarosean

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    99% of the time is because I dont "click with it" generally it's because of a crappy trigger.

    Course there are a few that were perfectly fine in every aspect but I didnt care for them for some reason.
     
  20. mavracer

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    I decide I want something else
     
  21. bannockburn

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    Needed the money, either to pay for something like school, help finance some bigger purchase (home improvements, etc.), or else to buy another gun.
     
  22. cfullgraf

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    In 40 years of a shooting hobby, I have only sold one gun. It was a Springfield P9C that would shoot itself to pieces in a few hundred rounds. Springfield abandoned supporting it making it an orphan. (one of the reasons I always say "Things are used for a reason.")

    Proceeds funded the purchase of a Colt 38 Super M1911.

    Fortunately, I have not had to scavenge my collection to be able to eat, keep a roof over my head or keep shoes on the kids.
     
  23. Madcap_Magician

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    Usually because I've bought a gun that fits a niche smaller than I can afford, if that makes sense.

    I got in on the last run of Saxony Police import P7s for cheap, but I sold it when I realized that while it was a valuable gun, well made, and unique, it didn't fill enough roles to justify owning it, and I can't really afford to just collect guns. Likewise my Beretta 92A1. I'm not in the service anymore, but there was that nostalgia. But it was too big to carry, and I can't afford to have a gun that's just a range toy, so...

    I have three guns right now- a subcompact carry gun, a carry/HD gun, and a .22 rifle. That's all I can really afford to have right now, and I can't afford to shoot the ones I have as much as I would like.
     
  24. RFMan

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    That's my MO. Sometimes I have bought a firearm, only to find out I don't like something about it. If I don't shoot it, I don't keep it. No safe queens :) I don't always discern this while handling in the store; it takes firing, and there is basically very little that one can rent at a range around here (most of my local ranges don't have rentals). And at least up until now, when they do go, it is to fund something else I have become interested in.
     
  25. jonnyc

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    Just didn't like it that much.
     
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