Should i sell or keep???

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    Should i sell or keep???

    I have a s&w model 469 that is in pretty good condition. Not perfect but decent. I have an uncle who never owned a firearm and was talking to me about possibly getting a handgun for home defense and said well you have a lot, sell me one!! Well after much debate, the one that hardly ever gets used (469) came up for topic. He said I will give you $300 for it. Iiiiiffff I do, I would take a $100 added to that and buy a full size m&p9mm that would definitely get used way more. I don't think I will be swinging in the glock territory, though I thought of it, I just love my m&p's! What do my friends here think? It scares me that I might regret it but the darn thing hasn't been shot in 2 years. Polymers rule now in my book. Never have I sold a gun because I always thought it wasn't smart due to regrets later but this gun just sits there. Any ideas??

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    Sounds like you've pretty much made up your mind. I'd say go for it, if the 469 has no sentimental attachment, or if its not a gun you just "want to keep," may as well sell it to someone who can use it and get something you'll enjoy more/get more use out of.

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    I had a 669 that I did shoot and loved, but I loved 1911s more and sold it to fund more 1911 purchases. Sell and get what you want. You will forget about it eventually.

    And I came from the "never sell a firearm" camp a few years ago.
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    Its a nice little hand gun and a great price for your Uncle = win win

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    Its a nice little hand gun and a great price for your Uncle = win win
    Yea i have seen them in the same condition as mine on gun auctions for around $400-450 so he is getting a good deal. I was actually debating having it cerakoted to see how well it would hold up but never did. The factory blue finish is still in good condition so.....

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    I have a 3rd Generation Smith & Wesson 9mm that I keep simply because they don't make them anymore, and haven't shot it in three years and have never carried it....one of my least favorite pistols.....I'm with you on this. I'd rather have another M&P.
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    In the case of a relative needing a firearm, I'd say, "Go for it..."
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    He'll use it, you don't - sell it.
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    Go for it.

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    I see it a few different ways. Is you uncle poor? Why take a loss on the gun if your uncle can afford one. There are plenty of gun shops around. So if you want to sell it then sell it for what it's worth.

    The other way is that if he really needs a gun and doesn't have allot of cash then $300 is OK. Or if he is really in need then you could just give it to him.
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    Sell it, it helps both of you out.

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    Just think how good you will feel knowing you contributed to his and his family's safety. You can't put a price on that!
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    As long as you, not the uncle, feel the price is fair and you most likely will not use (or seldom) the 469 then sell.
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    I agree with you, sell it, its for a good cause, add $100 and you have a new
    M&P.
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    Do you still have every car you ever bought? Do you keep all your old shoes? Pants? If the gun doesn't have emotional value or it's not used, get rid of it and get something you will use.
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