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What was your last impulse buy that you had buyers remorse over?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 460Shooter, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. BRE346

    BRE346 Member

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    A Springfield XD-9 Service. Turned out to be heavy and clumsy. Traded for an S&W 642 snubby. Now that was a neat little gun but it beat up my hand and wrist. Traded for a S&W 60-4. I understand it's a bit rare but oh how nice it shoots for me.

    A CZ P07 Duty was an impulse buy. I wish now I hadn't sold it.
     
  2. wally

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    Chiappa 1911-22. Read one good review, saw one at a gun show and bought it. Biggest POS ever, even my Jennings is more reliable at ~1/4 the cost. I had to pay to ship it back for "warranty repair" and it came back if anything functioning worse.
     
  3. Babarsac

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    Sig 226 with some extras and European proof codes. Could never get used to the way the thing handled. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful piece of machinery but just not for me.

    Currently watching an auction on a K-22 Masterpiece...
     
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    Havok7416 Senior Member

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    Forgot about that one. I bought a Chiappa 1911-22 also and it was utter trash. I did manage to offload on a guy (with full disclosure) for a loss.
     
  5. cougar1717

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    I went to a gun auction exactly once - a live one with an auctioneer. Spent too much (especially with a background check fee per individual firearm.) Definitely had some buyer's remorse over those. Then, I also thought I received too little - both firearms needed repair. I've never attended another one.
     
  6. Lj1941

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    Model 1895 Nagant

    It looked like a neat purchase at the time for my collection.I still thought it wasn't too bad until I fired it.It's horrible trigger pull made me decide that at short range I could better defend myself by throwing it at an assailent than firing it. Even at $99.95 I decided it was a mistake! Anyhow-At least I have a piece of history and that is all it is supposed to be.Next time I will read the thread more closely before I make a post.
     
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  7. 460Shooter

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    Just to be clear, I'm talking about buyer's remorse over the price and an impussive buy, not dissapointment that a gun was sub-par or didn't work properly.
     
  8. ACP

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    CZ75BD

    beautiful gun, reliable, accurate. but large and heavy for CC. And I forgot that I really, really don't care for 9mm or hi-caps. So, it's gone, but I didn't lose TOO much on the deal.
     
  9. adp

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    With all due respects auctions, especially internet auctions, are for suckers. Ideally you want sellers to compete for your business, not the other way around.
     
  10. gp911

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    When I bought my first AR in 2005 I didn't have a lot of money, but I decided I needed a Bushmaster AR and bought one with the A2 integrated carry handle and HBAR. After shooting it for a bit I realized I could have two guns for the $750 I had tied up in it, plus I just felt bad for paying that much for a gun that left me cold. Replaced it with a stainless .357 Blackhawk and an SP101.
     
  11. Ankeny

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    Last week I bought a brand new AR-15 (yeah I know this is in handguns) at a decent price, just because it was a decent price. I really don't have a use (other than plinking and maybe coyote hunting) for a black rifle, so after a restless night, I decided to sell the gun to get my money back or maybe even at a profit. A friend of mine (the dealer) told me to shoot the rifle first because I could get my money back even if the rifle was used.

    I shot a few groups with cheap ammo imported by Federal and what a crappy shooter. Then the buyer's remorse really set in...impulse buy, too much money, no real need for the gun. This morning I loaded up some 55 grain V-Max, 60 grain V-Max, and 55 grain Blitzkings. I shot 3 five shot groups back to back at a 100 yards. All three groups were under one MOA including the "fliers". This afternoon I ordered several hundred dollars worth of aftermarket parts. I also had another dealer buddy set back a 500 pack of 5.56 ammo out of his stash. I think I have a new coyote gun that can double as a defensive firearm. A suppressor is next on the list.
     
  12. 460Shooter

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    Ummmm, this is a one sided and illogical statement. "Ideally". When was the last time the gun market was ideal. Online auctions are only for suckers if you are overpaying for an easily found item, or in this case, a gun that your local shops can get easily. I inquired at three different shops, and they all told me the same thing. "Yeah, that's going to be pretty hard to find." So buying one online makes perfect sense.

    By the way, online sellers ARE competing for your business. That much is obvious when you see that different sellers are selling the same items for different prices. They still have a minimum they can sell an item for and turn a profit to make it worth their time. So again, your comment is illogical.
     
  13. tightgroup tiger

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    I have no buyers remorse over any gun I have ever purchased. I do my research and do not impulse buy. I won't buy junk and won't over pay for something I want. It took me 9 months to pull the trigger on the last rifle I bought. When I was comfortable with the purchase I bought it.

    I have bought pistols the same day that I saw them but when I saw them I already had a clear image of what I was buying because it was something that I had already thought over, new I afford it, and new that I would buy it if I saw one come available, like a smith 28 4" in pristine condition.

    I would really like a new old stock 27 but I know it won't shoot any better than a new old stock 28 will so I have passed up 2 of them so far, didn't even check them out when I saw them at a gun show. With the routine I use I've never disappointed myself with any of my purchases. Maybe I'm to practical. I haven't got stung yet but I know if I drop my guard I will be.
     
  14. ACP

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    Ankeny, welcome to the sickness! :)

    I actually just sold a Colt MT6400 because I was turning it into a charm bracelet (about $1,000 in accessories on a $1200 gun!!) instead of the basic, lightweight carbine I prefer.

    So, I sold the Colt flattop and kept the decade-old Bushmaster with the A2 sights.
     
  15. rodensouth

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    Oh yes a few times, because I was more impulsive before I realized credit cards are devil spawn.

    Most memorable was the Benelli M4. Wife driving me home from Gander Mountain escapade after dinner and libations, called dad for affirmation and got :eek: instead. I just could not put it down after the guy handed it to me. I kept it in my hands until sweet wife was through with transaction and they made me box it up to carry it out. I hardly slept that night hearing dads words ringing in my mind, "You paid how much for a shotgun?!?":uhoh:

    The next day at the range solved ALL that remorseful feeling, and it would be one of the last guns to go if I was forced to liquidate.

    Once I cleared my debt and started buying with cash only, I was happy that I acquired some of what I have before realizing I couldn't really afford it at the time! The others I sold to pay off the credit card. ;)
     
  16. Claude Clay

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    guns I've sold far and away outnumber the few when

    having was less pleasing than wanting
     
  17. rondog

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    Not long ago I traded a pistol that I was quite fond of for a 1943 Remington M1903A3. I actually got the short end of the trade as the pistol was worth more than the rifle, but I'd been lusting for an 03A3 for years, and this is a damn nice one. Excellent condition, original barrel in great shape, great stock, M1907 sling also dated 1943. Shoots great too, very accurate.

    I kinda regret letting the pistol go, but I'll sure enjoy the rifle a lot, and will certainly shoot it far more.
     
  18. silicosys4

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    This "sucker" has gotten 20+ guns off auctions this year alone and been happy with every single one.
    Here are a few
    PPC custom heavy barrel, tuned, with bo-mar rib, like new S&W 10-8 revolver for under $400
    Like new model 10-5 for $220.
    Sig railed 1911 nitron tac-pac NIB $650
    S&W 442 95% for $280

    If you didn't notice, there are a LOT of listings on gun auction sites, all of them sellers, all of them are competing for your business. I personally don't know of any town with the literally thousands of gun vendors that online auctions host. Not to mention there are no localized pricing spikes with online auctions like you have in many areas.
     
  19. tarosean

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    If you ask me? Never..
    Ask my wife? Once..

    A while back ago I was pursuing GB when I stumbled upon a gun I've always wanted.. It was at a lower then normal price. So I put a minimum bid in and didn't think much about it. Several days later I get my winning conformation. Having to explain that I accidently won another gun after buying 3 others in the previous weeks wasn't fun. The cost really wasn't the factor for my remorse her disappointment was. I buy and sell a lot of guns but for some reason that one set her off.
    Course first range trip it bit me and drew blood.(hammer bite) Karma?
     
  20. gandog56

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    My boo boo was an impulse bid. Saw A Hi Point .45 on Gunbroker with no bids on it the last day. I put a $40 bid on it, mostly as a joke. To my amazement, that $40 bid won the darned thing. Then there was the $30 shipping. Then add the $27 transfer fee. The next thing I know, Im into this for $97. Thing was the single most worthless POS I ever purchased. Could not fire a single mag without a failure to do something, usually SEVERAL failures. The thing was EXTREMELY heavy, which surprised me because it seemed half plastic. The grips were way too wide for my small, short fingered hand. They forced me to hold such a high grip on them, the slide was biting into the webbing of my shooting hand. The only thing I had to say positive about the gun was if you got the round loaded, pulling the trigger made it go bang. Gave it to my little brother who uses it as a one shot shark dispenser when he goes fishing in the Gulf. Works OK for that, unless he misses the first brain shot.
     
  21. danez71

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    engagement ring


    j/k
     
  22. 460Shooter

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    LOL!!! Karma? No...... I'd say your wife has mastered voodoo.
     
  23. mio

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    last october ran into a dan wesson model 14 .357mag with 4" 6" and 8" barrels at the lgs. you never see dan wessons of any kind around here and i shelled out the $600 for the gun. its flat out beautiful and the grips fit my hand perfect.

    a week later the baby gave us a bad scare (turned out to be mild sleep apnea but scared the bejesus out of us when we woke up and he wasnt breathing) between the local hospital and the childrens hospital and all the tests they ran to figure it out and be sure there were some serious medical bills and right before xmas (not counting all the travel bills). it really made that $600 look like a waste. still havent shot the gun but i dont regret the expense anymore.
     
  24. beag_nut

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    A piece-of-crap Charter Arms .357 Mag Pug, because I didn't have the willpower to wait until I had the extra $150 for a Ruger SP101.
    Charter Arms are junk, compared to Smith and Ruger. Right out of the box the Charter shot 18" low at 25 feet, and I had to machine down the front sight. Plus, the screws are constantly loosening, even WITHOUT firing any rounds. Anybody want to swap?
     
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  25. Dnaltrop

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    Nope, only regret not buying ones I should have.

    Beans and Rice make a great base for anything you want to add to them... they've kept my budget balanced more than once. ;)
     

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