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What gun do your regret selling THE MOST?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by StrikeFire83, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Member

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    Please tell me your story and then post the gun at the bottom like I have. That way things will be easy to go over. I look forward to reading the results. Oh, and “I regret every gun I’ve ever sold” is a cop-out, and not a real answer.

    Shoot guns long enough and you’re sure to have sold one or two that you really wished you hadn’t. For most of us, money is the number one factor in selling a gun to get a new one. I’ve moved out of my “buy a gun, shoot it for a few months, and then sell her off” phase, but frankly there’s one gun that I got rid of and really wished I hadn’t.

    The gun I regret selling the most: XD-45 Tactical
    The gun I regret selling the least: Kimber Custom II (at a loss, and good riddance)
     
  2. Hkmp5sd

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    People sell their guns?
     
  3. jrfoxx

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    Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag.Great gun.Accurate as heck, and fun to shoot.Looked good too.Sold to help by books when I was struggling to try to put myself thru college many years ago.:( Shoulda kept the gun, as I never finished due to lack of money.Ill be replacing it one of these days soon....
     
  4. GlenJ

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    Colt Trooper MKIII. Sold it to buy something else.
     
  5. outerlimit

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    Probably a Colt Sistema or Squire Bingham .22lr that was very accurate and had a nice stock.
     
  6. Urbana John

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    Coonan Arms .357 Mag Auto Mag Wish I could find another one!!
     
  7. GaryP

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    Browning BDA .380 back around 1980.
    Great gun but small caliber.
    I wish I had it back!


    :evil:
     
  8. BsChoy

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    My Glock 36 I think, that or my Springer fullsize lightwieght, at a loss!
     
  9. rbert0005

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    The S&W PC DK, 38 Super

    I regretted it so much, I went and bought another.

    Bob
     
  10. bluecollar

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    Actually years ago traded two away for something different and I wish I had both back. A Colt Python, nickel, four inch barrel. A Smith mod. 29 four inch, counter-sunk cylinder with the deepest bluing I think I have ever seen on a handgun. The last one came in a nice presentation case. What's ironic, I don't even remember what I traded them for....Oh and lest I forget the Colt series 70 govt blued that shot like a dream. Sold it outright. Prolly needed money for something frivilous like food or some such.
     
  11. MIL-DOT

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    i regret guns my FRIEND has sold !! seriously, broke my heart when he let his HK P-7 go, and he now says, " i shoulda listened...".
    then there's his S&W 686. i LOVED that gun, and after several years, he just this week got a 586. bet he don't lose this one !!
    and i can't forget, his valmet. some kind of sporter as i recall, (valmets' saiga ?) but what a cool gun, got it for a song and probably sold it for one.
    but now that i think about it, i did regret selling my first gun ever,a colt SP-1 ( car15 we called 'em) that i bought new back in '83 when i was stationed at camp pendleton. a year or two later i managed to get it back.:D
     
  12. Rexster

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    I most regret selling my S&W M581, back around 1985.
     
  13. MJZZZ

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    I have never sold a gun once I own it. Mike
     
  14. tydephan

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    The gun I regret selling the most: Sig P230SL
    The gun I regret selling the least: Sig Pro 2022

    I sold the Sig P230 to finance the purchase of an M&P9. The M&P9 is one of my favorite guns, hands down. But I missed the P230 fiercely.

    I made up for it by purchasing a P232 from a member on THR. It is decked out with Nill grips and will never go anywhere.

    The Sig Pro 2022 was one of the worst guns I've ever owned. It was chambered in .357sig. The grip on it was huge and awkward. Recoil was terrible. Balance was terrible. I was happy to get rid of it. I traded it for a LNIB Glock 19.

    I also regret selling my Walther P22. Will probably buy another one of those one day.
     
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  15. Cougfan2

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    Gun i regret selling most - Colt Govt. Model .380 acp.

    I loved this gun and it was dead nuts accurate, but it was a carry piece and because of it's size it didn't have the grip safety like a full size govt model. Finances dictated that I couldn't just retire it to the collection and buy another piece for carry.

    Gun I regret selling least - Mini Glock .40.

    Bought it to replace the Colt Govt. Model .380 acp. Couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it so sold it for a loss. Later found out that I had developed a cataract in my right eye and was unconciously shooting right hand, but aiming with my left eye. The cataract had developed so slowly that I didn't even notice it.:banghead:
     
  16. shooterer

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    When I was young, I sold a 3 screw Ruger 357 Blackhawk.
    bought it for $100, sold it for $125.I thougt I was pretty good at this game:)

    Then I found out what it was worth.:uhoh::eek::what::fire::cuss::banghead:
     
  17. breit220

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    The gun I regret BUYING the most was a Glock 19
    The gun I regret SELLING the least was a Glock 19
     
  18. 8830

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    Both of my S&W 610 4" revolvers.
     
  19. tkendrick

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    Back in the mid 70's I traded a pair of 1917 Colts for a Winchester 22-250 Model 70 heavy barrel. :banghead: Probably the worst trade I ever made.

    Acouple of years earlier, I needed a deer rifle, so I traded an old beat up model 8 Remington in 25 Remington for a relatively nice Sporterized Krag. I still have the Krag, and it's one of my favorite guns, but I do wish I could have kept the Remington.
     
  20. airwrench

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    I have sold only 2 guns in my lifetime. The first was a Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. That didn't sting too bad because my wife promptly replaced it with a Super Redhawk .44 mag with a scope. The second is the one I really regret. It was a classic Dan Wesson CTG .357 mag with the 4 in. barrel. It was the first gun I ever qualified with when I was a deputy. I have not found a revolver that shot as sweet since. Oh I sold it to a friend who promised that if he wanted to sell it I got first dibs. Well that didn't happen.
     
  21. EdLaver

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    I deeply regret selling my Baby Eagle polymer 9mm compact. I had to sell it last week for another project I am working on but overtime my new project will make me much happier:D But that gun was one of my best 9mms that I owned.
     
  22. Steve C

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    My most regrettable was a 5" S&W pre-model number 27 I bought a t a police auction for $120. The muzzle had a small nick in it where for some reason somebody had taken a grinder to it. Sold it at the gun show 2 weeks after buying it for $250. I guess you don't go broke making money but wish I kept it.

    I still have the model 19 4" and the model 27-2 with 3-1/2" that I bought at the same auction for $130 and $140 :).
     
  23. varoadking

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    I buy and sell a good bit, and have sold 80 or so personal firearms in the past year. I don't miss any of them, though I occassionally toy with buying another CZ-PCR, until I remember that I didn't care for the long trigger reach. Nice piece otherwise...

    I'm into buying .22's these days, and while they are not the gun my .45's are, they are fun in their own right...
     
  24. surjimmy

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    The reason I sold these guns was due to a huge BRAIN FART, no other reason then I got the trading bug. S&W 25-5 4in 45LC, second is a Bel. Browning HP 9mm.
     
  25. TOADMAN

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    S&W 36, 3 inch barrel square butt. Also regret selling a Glock 30...
     
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