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Which pistol do you wish you had back?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jjones45, Jan 25, 2014.

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  1. 460Shooter

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    None of them. Of the 5 I've traded away and sold off, all of them were gotten rid of for a reason. The guns I got in trade were all better suited to me.

    I never get it when I hear folks say " It sure was a great shooter and I wish I never got rid of it." If it was a great shooter then why the hell did you trade it?

    Never trade or sell a good shooter just because your interests shift. If there is an additional reason like reliability issues or the grip doesn't work, or if you need the money, then fine.

    I just don't get it.
     
  2. horsemen61

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    So far ive never let a pistol go
     
  3. Byrd666

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    Springfield EMP .40. Had to sell 'er for a move to a job that didn't work out. Along with my Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro. Had to sell them both for that move. Still pizzed off about it.
     
  4. jjones45

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    Well kodiak let me explain since you never let a good gun pass through your hands or had to sell for whatever reason. When I first started shooting handguns I had really no idea what a good shooter was. It wasn't until many rounds down range with various guns that I knew what a good gun was. Unfortunately it was too late for the old sig since it was gone. When I first started buying guns I didn't have a permanent mind set as I traded and bought others. Years later I appreciated good guns and now buy to keep. And just like you stated sometimes something new and "better" comes along and we think "I got to have that" even if it means pawning off a decent or good gun. Fortunately I'm pass that stage and if I feel that undeniable urge I just save up for a while and cut back on other things until I have enough. I hope you can understand that, if not I don't know what to tell you
     
  5. jjones45

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    I envy you
     
  6. guyfromohio

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    Colt 1991A1 in that awefull cast-iron looking matte stainless. Input some Wilson parts on her and she ran like a clock. Shouldn't have ever sold her.

    And most of all was my cherry Winchester 94/22 (obviously not a pistol). I saved up all summer and bought it as soon as I could. Shot like a champ. Traded for a 700 BDL in .243 which I had absolutely no use for. I'd pay a mint to get that gun back.
     
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  7. snooperman

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    Colt 1911 series 70. It was the most accurate 1911 I ever had.
     
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    Two identical 6" S&W Model 19's with target sights, a 3-screw Ruger Blackhawk .357, and a Colt 01911A1 WWII repro, although the Colt was traded for an awesome M1903A3. The others were sold to pay bills.
     
  10. torqem

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    None. If I wanted any of them, I'd go get them. It's easy to find virtually anything today, with the Net forums, auction sites, etc.
     
  11. JDR

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    Sig P228; the search continues for a suitable replacement
     
  12. C0untZer0

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    Colt Mustang

    Browning Hi-Power
     
  13. Edarnold

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    Bringing tears to my eyes...
    S&W 1950 38-44 Target; 1955 .45 Target; post-war 4" Colt Woodsman; Ballester Molina; and a fine early Vz. 35 Radom. All examples of how guns used to be made, all excellent shooters.
     
  14. RussB

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    HK USP45f


    what was I thinking!?
     
  15. 1911 guy

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    CZ 75. Not a heartbreak to have gotten rid of it, but one of the few non-1911 types that did fit my hands well. Just consolidated to .45ACP and got rid of the only 9mm I had.
     
  16. 788Ham

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    4" Colt Python. Sad to mention it again.
     
  17. commygun

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    S&W 10, S&W 29, either or both of the S&W 19's, any one of the three Webley's, the Norinco Makarov, the Colt Trooper Mk III, the 6" GP-100, the Redhawk, the Brazilian S&W 1917, the 92FS, the Beretta Cougar, the Sig P239, the Sig P225, but not the Grendel P-12!
     
  18. hemiram

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    There are a bunch of semiautos I miss, but even more that I was more than happy to see go:

    The ones I wanted to keep, but I needed money for whatever reasons:

    Astra A-75 nickel 9mm, a great little gun, totally reliable.
    Astra A-100. Got it cheap, it shot great, made almost 100% profit when I sold it.
    EAA Witness .45 full sized in "wonder finish". Great gun.
    Both Beretta 92FS's that I had, especially the second one. Near new condition and it was cheap.
    Both my Beretta 84 and Browning BDA .380s. These are the all time best .380s, IMHO. I hated seeing them go.

    Revolvers:

    My first Dan Wesson 15-2, missed it by a buck on Gunbroker in 2006.
    All the other 15-2's I've had were missed too, but the first one I really wish I had back.
    S&W 28-2, well worn finish, with a target hammer and trigger, along with an action job, it was a really nice shooter. I missed it on Gunbroker in 2008 by about 1 buck and a half. I forgot about the auction.
    Colt Python. I made too much on it to keep it, honestly, I like the DWs better in almost every way.

    The ones I was happy to see go:

    Colt Combat Commander. Colt should be ashamed to have let it get out the door. Not one good thing about it, and Colt didn't fix it, they just scratched it both times they had it.
    FTL Auto Nine. Little extractor blowing .22 that I couldn't sell fast enough.
    HK VP70. I almost forgot I had owned it. Horrible trigger, DAO, and polymer frame added up to a gun I really hated. I sold it almost immediately and bought my first Beretta 92.
    AMT Hardballer Longslide .45 and Back up .380. The Hardballer jammed 'a plenty, and the Back Up had about a 30 pound trigger. I'm serious! It was horrible. A trip to a local gunsmith got it down to about 20.
    About 30 more.

    Revolvers:

    Taurus 83. My first, and worst, gun. It had a defective barrel that only Taurus couldn't instantly see but everyone else could. Two trips to Florida accomplished little.
    Charter Arms Bulldog. Heavy DA pull, crunchy too.
     
  19. bannockburn

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    One in particular, a Colt Combat Commander in .38 Super that I had fitted with an extra 9mm. barrel assembly. The gun was reliable and accurate in both calibers and was just a great gun to shoot. Two other ones that come to mind: a Browning BDA .45 and a Walther P-4.
     
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  20. jeff-10

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    +1

    Never sold for economic reasons. All were sold/traded because I had issues with them.
     
  21. HexHead

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    I don't regret the guns I've sold, only the ones I didn't buy.
     
  22. 460Shooter

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    Ok, I gotcha man. I see what you mean.

    I'm extremely patient about saving money for, and considering my gun purchases since I have a limited gun budget. This forces me to ignore any such "I got to have that" internal dialog.

    It sucks because I don't own very many guns as a result and only make one or two gun deals a year, but it's nice because I really like all
    The guns I do have.
     
  23. NAM67

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    S&W 9mm ASP
     
  24. Goju

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    S&W Model 657 Classic Hunter

    .....sigh
     
  25. tommy.duncan

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    Either an original 70 Series 1911 or a Delta Gold Cup.
    I had to lose these when I first got married in the early 90's.
    Now I have an ex-wife and 2 holes in my gun safe!!
     
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