Retirement: Yet another reason to get a new handgun

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  1. Seymour380

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    Sweet! I haven't had much luck with Glocks but I think I am an exception to most folks that way. Looking forward to seeing your new Glocks when they get in.
     
  2. Rockrivr1

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    There's just about no bad reason to buy a new gun. Congrats!
     
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  3. Seymour380

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    Thanks Sir, I haven't found a bad reason yet, unless I made a trade I regretted.
     
  4. Rock185

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    Seymour, I did "finagle" two retirements. Don't recall specifically buying any hobby items to celebrate. But I acquired guns and gear that interested me before and after both retirements. Life is Good:thumbup:
     
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  5. Seymour380

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    Ditto on that, Rock.
     
  6. tws3b2

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    "Yet another reason to get a new handgun" ?????
    You mean you Need a reason to get a new handgun?????
    I know in my state you need a purchase permit but I know nothing about Needing a "reason".
    I thought that if you had the cash You Just Did it.
    Reason?????
     
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  7. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I have been using RCBS dies for
    Hi...
    I have been using RCBS dies for nearly 40 years. Have also used Hornady and Redding dies with great success. Never been pleased with the Lee presses and die sets I have bought, so I have decided to just use other brands.
     
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    Well I retired 24 years ago. Hmm. I’ll have to count must be 24 guns now. Wait, what ! you all don’t buy one gun a year………?;)
     
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  9. GunnyUSMC

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    One gun a year? Doesn’t your wife allow you to spend more money?;)
     
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  10. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Talking to yourself is fine. In fact, it's normal.
    Arguing with yourself is a way for some folks to resolve internal conflict and, while perfectly healthy, should not be common for any one person.
    Losing an argument with yourself is a sign of trouble. You might want to seek help at that point.

    But, when a discussion with yourself turns into an argument with yourself, which you lose... well, you're just nuts. :scrutiny:
     
  11. GeoDudeFlorida

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    My plan for post-retirement is to sell off the last of my guns - save for a very select few: Remington 870 Police Magnum, Colt Lawman, Winchester 1907, Remington-Rand 1911A1 and Remington Model 30S .30-06 - then use the money to spend some time with my wife travelling the US. :)
     
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  12. Seymour380

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    Sounds to me like you have your priorities in order, Geo.
     
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    my gift to myself, retirement, silly money, splurge was a bond arms derringer. over the years extra barrels in various calibers and lengths were my birthday and christmas gifts to me. once or twice cheap used barrels from a lowball gunbroker bid came with a gratis frame. when ammo is scarce and expensive b.a. derringers are pleasant and challenging plinkers.
     
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  14. Seymour380

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    Thanks jstert, I like their options for getting many different calibers and different barrel lengths for the same frame.
     
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    Retirement? I'm on my third try and hopefully it will stick this time. My parting purchase was a model 25.
     
  16. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Like a Contender but smaller.
     
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  17. Seymour380

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    Exactly Geo, and I get the impression the owners of the BAs are pleased in general from the few posts I have read.
     
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    Not familiar with the Model 25, Grouch. Any info. or pictures you could share? Thanks.
     
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    I've been retired for 10 years now, bought a few new ones, and even built a few. Just because. Here's one.
     

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    Man, that is a looker! Makes me want to add a 1911 to my small collection. Thanks for sharing, Tom.
     
  23. Bo

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    I've been retired for 6+ yrs. now.
    Here's my last 2 acquisitions, A Sig Sauer P-320 V-Tac and a Springfield Hellcat OSP
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  24. Nasty Canasta

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    I’m still hanging in there like a loose tooth & if they piss me off I’m going home. Been doing this for over 40 years & as much as I enjoy it we’re working in a different world these days that’s taking a lot of fun out of it so I’m kind of day by day.
    That said I’ve been feathering my nest with quality firearms to enjoy now & later. Got me a nice Ed Brown Executive Carry to keep me company & plenty of other hobbies to keep me occupied-going to get there soon, one day at a time.
     
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  25. Seymour380

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    Speaking of Sig, I often thought a stainless Sig 232 might be a good purchase. Very sweet pistols there, the electronic sights look fun.
     
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