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To Sell or Not to Sell

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by AAChang, Dec 22, 2002.

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  1. AAChang

    AAChang Member

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    I have a Kimber Custom Classic II that I bought a year ago. It was my first handgun, and has about 2k rounds through it. The problem is that I bought a Sig 228 which I shoot much better with and enjoy shooting more. 9mm is also proving much more economical to shoot. As a result, the Kimber is rarely at all ever fired, and is no longer my home defense weapon because I shoot the Sig much better. I can't really afford to shoot 45 anymore and now I'm wondering if I should sell the Kimber. It's a great gun, has swallowed everything I've fed it whole, and I have no complaints except that I can't really afford to shoot it. So far nostalgia has kept me from even thinking about it because it was my first handgun and I swore I would never part from it, but I just don't know if it is worth keeping around. Should I sell it? Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Gophfer

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    Funny, I have a Kimber Pro CDP II for sale for just the same reason. I went with my son to buy a CZ 75 Compact and fell in love with it. I enjoy shooting the 9mm more than the .45 ACP. I am more accurate with the 9mm.

    For me it has to be fun. If it is fun, I will practice more, if I practice more I get better.
     
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  3. boing

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    I'm sentimental. I wouldn't part with my first handgun, even though I hardly ever shoot it anymore (G19).

    Any well rounded handgun stable should have a 1911 pattern in it.

    Generally, if you have conflicted feelings about it, it's not time to sell (yet).
     
  4. larryw

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    I think that boils down to your perspective on guns. Is it a tool that you use or is it a hobby/collectable?

    I have friends who are collectors and have guns they fire very rarely, if ever. They enjoy collecting. And there are those who collect and shoot a lot. They have lots of guns and shoot them all.

    There are also those who are strictly shooters. Every gun they own is shot; if they don't shoot it they sell/trade it for something they will shoot (different gun, ammo money, etc.). I belong to this group.

    Are you going to start a collection? If so the Kimber, with the associated sentimentality would be a good member. If not, sell it to someone who will enjoy it.

    Either way, let us know what you decide.
     
  5. BerettaNut92

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    If you can't make up your mind, part of you wants to keep it. Maybe hold onto it, let it collect dust, and use it for a project gun when you want an uber1911?
     
  6. Marko Kloos

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    Keep the Kimber. It'll be the start to a collection, everyone should have a 1911 anyway, and you'll have a spare gun if the SIG breaks or gets taken as evidence in case you have to use it for home defense.
     
  7. RKCheung

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    What your Kimber really needs is a good home with someone who will take good care of it.

    Just send it to me and I will find a place where it will be loved and cared for. :D
     
  8. beemerb

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    One thing to consider is handloading.Then you could afford to shoot the 45 and your 9mm would be even cheaper to shoot.
    Bob
     
  9. Greg L

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    I've heard too many stories of people who've sold their first gun and regreted it ever since then. If you don't have to have the money to keep the roof over your head then my opinion is to keep it.

    Greg
     
  10. King

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    Unless your strapped financially, I say keep it. Can't have too many guns plus you may change your mind later. Periodically, I re-discover one that I've put away for awhile.
     
  11. Prodigalshooter

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    Don't sell it, you will regret it later.
    You may get into reloading in the future, then .45 will be more economically feasable.
     
  12. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's AAChang,

    While I advocate that SIG's are a whole lot healthier
    than peanut butter and twice as good, I don't think
    I would depart with any firearm's; cuz they are too
    darn expensive to try an replace.

    Look'in back, I have gotten rid of some extremely
    good firearm's; only to wish I had them back! As they
    say, "hindsight is 20/20"; or "hindsight is a lot better
    than foresight"! Hold on to your Kimber.

    Best Wishes For The Season and New Year,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  13. Ted Bell

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    As larryw stated it boils down to your perspective on guns. I sold Kahr k9 in nickel to purchase my then dream gun - - a P7M8. While I don't regret buying the P7M8 I wish I had found another way to finance the purchase. I miss that Kahr!
     
  14. ZekeLuvs1911

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    Absolutely do not sell! Keep it and someday you'll get the urge to shoot 45. Trust me.
     
  15. echo3mike

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    I've been thinking about trading my USP9F in for a Kimber 1911 in .45. Thanks for the heads up..

    Regards,
    S.
     
  16. Brad

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    Sell it! When the 1911 bug comes around again (as it always seems to resurface with me) you can buy something new and enjoy the search. There's just too many nice 1911s out there to keep one around when it's fallen out of favor.

    Enjoy the sig. Dump the Kimber.
     
  17. 10-Ring

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    If I don't use a gun, I sell or trade for something I will use. This has trimmed my collection a bit, but now, I truly enjoy all my guns. They're not just dust magnets ;)
     
  18. GoldenLoki

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    If you have to ask "if" you should sell, then you are not ready to sell yet. You should only let go of a gun under three circumstances.

    1. Required to provide food / shelter AND it is not your last firearm.

    2. You absolutely despise the gun for some reason. ie unreliable, inaccurate, painful to shoot.

    3. For the enrichment of a loved one. ie sell reliable gun to a friend, gift to son / spouse etc.

    In all of the above situations, you won't need to ask anyones opinion to know it is the right thing to do.

    GL
     
  19. blades67

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    Keep it for now. You may come across somebody looking for a Kimber who doesn't have any cash for a deal, but may have something you're looking for and feel would be an even trade. I had a Beretta 92FS-B that I didn't shoot much for no real reason and found a fellow TFL member with a Dillon reloading press and some extra goodies with whom I struck a trade. We both made out like bandits!:D

    Let it sit. Think on it some more. Then do what you gotta do.
     
  20. blades67

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    If you want to think of guns as tools, think of your safe as a toolbox. Do you use every tool that you own every day? Some of the tools I own, whether they're a Snap-On flex-head ratchet or a gun, have been purchased for a specific job. Sometimes that job doesn't come up for long periods of time. Does it make sense to sell all the tools I'm not using right now?:rolleyes: I guess I should've gone to a national automotive school instead of relying on some of the local mechanics too.:rolleyes:

    We can all benefit from training, but the training should include more than one tool. Or gun.
     
  21. m.i.sanders

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    I'd personally recommend against selling as well. I never could figure out why someone sell a gun without really needing too. ;)
     
  22. RustyHammer

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    Buy low and never sell!
     
  23. GeorgeH

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    You can never have enough guns--keep it.
     
  24. GLOCKME

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    Do Not Sell

    NEVER sell a first firearm of ANY style.The regrets will surely creep onto you eventually.....
     
  25. ms1200

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    unless a gun is a total pos , i try not to sell unless i just absolutely need some cash.

    kimbers are very nice, if it were me i would hold onto it.
     
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