Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BillTell, Oct 15, 2021.
As an heirloom the guns will be more meaningful and precious to your heirs if they have stories and lore bound bound to them. Get the guns and take them on adventures. Pass the stories down along with the guns.
It’s not like we were discussing life changing generational wealth here. At most it would just be weekend in Vegas money anyway.
I'd probably shoot it, certainly enough early to make sure it works properly, and get problems fixed within the Kimber warrantee period.
I agree, take your heirs out with the pistols and shoot them with your heirs. Add some memories to the pistols to make them even more valuable to your heirs.
"This is Great Grandpa Bill's 9mm 1911, he taught me how to shoot safely with this pistol. Now I am going to teach you what he taught me with his gun."
Shoot one, not the other.
I say take the kids and the guns out to the range and start building fond memories of what you did together.
My humble opinion
Both my grandfather and my father passed many years ago. I inherited their tools. Everytime I use those tools I remember the projects that we did together when I was a kid.
It wouldn't have meant so much if he'd never used it.
When the question arises to shoot or not shoot one; always opt to shoot.
2011 Colt XSE by Alchemy Custom
P.S. I found out there won't be any matching or consecutive serial numbers.
I did sort of the same thing when I bought this Colt Government in 2011!
Had to have that "100 Years of Service" on the right side of the slide and it had to be chambered in .45 ACP!
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