Top 3 handguns that you regret buying, and top 3 that you regret selling!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by el Godfather, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Thunderchicken
    • Contributing Member

    Thunderchicken Contributing Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    selling: I had a Mint 6 inch nickel Python in 1980 that I sold. I still regret that. In fact I sold all my guns over a period of a few years to finance marriage and school. Also in that regretful group: a 6 inch Security Six and a High Standard pump 12 gauge that was in really nice shape.

    buying: a Taurus PT22 I bought from a friend’s aging relative seven years ago for too much money. It fell apart immediately but I was the one that made the buy and I sure am not complaining to a nice old lady or my friend. Still in the safe—I can’t really sell it to someone knowing it is just a parts collection masquerading as a firearm. Really all the others, even the ones I didn’t care for and sold, I don’t regret because they taught me things about guns, my preferences, and my abilities (few) and shortcomings (many).
  2. DR505

    DR505 Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    What is this “sell” of which you speak? Once I buy a firearm I just can’t seem to part with it. One exception I am contemplating is an ANIB Nickel S&W Model 559, still pristine. I just don’t care for nickel firearms, so this might be the one regret in buying.
  3. Jimbo80

    Jimbo80 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    I don't regret buying any because I only buy guns I like. While I buy guns to flip sometimes I normally don't sell guns from my personal collection. Last time was in the late 70's and I still kick myself over it. It was a S&W 39 in factory nickel that I bought brand new. I sold it because 9 mm was $9 a box which was a lot of money at the time. I still have the nickel .38 I replaced it with because the ammo was half the price of 9.
  4. beag_nut

    beag_nut Member

    Nov 21, 2011
    Seymour, CT
    Regret buying? A POJ CA Mag Pug. What a mistake that was. Regret selling? A WW2 surplus Colt .45.
  5. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    The top three (or 4 maybe 5) that I regret buying,,,
    Were all older/vintage H&R or Iver Johnson .22 revolvers.

    Honestly I bought them for their looks and aesthetic appeal,,,
    They all had an Victorian Era/Art Deco look to them that I found attractive.

    I really wasn't expecting S&W or Colt performance levels from them,,,
    Minute of Soup Can at 25 yards would have suited me just fine.

    But even the ones that showed very little use/wear were disappointing shooters,,,
    Recently I got rid of most of them and have learned my lesson.

    No more low-tier handguns for me,,,
    Especially revolvers.


  6. mrmike7189

    mrmike7189 Member

    Sep 18, 2018
    Selling - Smith model 19. Needed tuition money.[/QUOTE]

    No regrets- The J frame 38 revolver.( had a few over the years)I never liked shooting them. and The 1st gen.S&W bodyguard380 w/laser. ////Junk!
    Regrets- The S&W model 19 combat masterpiece 357 magnum. Great gun. nice blue job. i should have never sold it.
    The S&W 3913 9mm. I thought it was too small. Damn I would love to have one now for CCW
  7. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    Serious regret of buying a Walther P22, thing was a total pos, the least reliable gun I’ve ever seen. It made Jennings and Bryco look good.

    Regret selling a Colt 1991 and an AMT Backup in .40 S&W.
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