Have You Ever Regretted Paying $1,000 for a Gun?

Have You Ever Regretted Paying $1,000 for a Gun?

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    Have You Ever Regretted Paying $1,000 for a Gun?

    I hit a local gun shop yesterday and for the first time... I saw the H&K USP Compact with a stainless slide. I am a big fan of the stainless look and man, the feel was fantastic. The grip was just right (I have big hands) and while I was shopping subcompact 9s, the Walther PPS and KelTec PF-9 just felt tiny to me. I disliked the feel of those small guns.

    Here's the deal, though. That USP was $1,000+ and frankly, that's a heck of a lot of money, especially for a polymer pistol.

    Have any of you guys ever paid that much for a gun & regretted it later?


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    The most I ever paid for a handgun was 800 dollars, and I really didn't care for the lightweight frame. It was a Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Lightweight 5". I simply prefer the traditional all steel variety. I can't see myself paying 1K for a polymer handgun no matter how good it feels in my hands. Glock and the Springfield XD series works fine for me.
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    I have never paid over $1000 for a gun.

    The most expensive I own is Stainless Ruger Gvt MkII with a 10" bull barrel.
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    I’ve paid that much before, but never regretted it. It was worth the money.
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    That price sounds high - are they tacking on a premium due to the stainless slide? And is it new?

    I bought my HK45c for $960, though with tax and fees it came over $1,000 out the door. Yes, that's a lot of money, but I was thinning down my collection and wanted to keep a high quality .45.

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    The more I've paid, the happier I was with the gun. Ed Brown KC is the most expensive gun I've purchased, they do go higher.
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    I paid almost 2k for a pistol once. It was, by far, the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned.
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    No. I knew what it was and how much it was when I bought it.

    As far as the USP... I wouldnt pay a grand for what should be a $500 dollar gun. I havent figured out yet what makes it worth that kind of money. If I bought a USP for 1k, i would regret it for sure. Then I would wonder who drugged me.
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    I paid close to that and have not regretted it yet.

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    Dollars vs. deutsche marks..or Euros...is why they charge so much. Plus I think HK are awfully proud of their stuff.
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    I paid just over 1k for my two-tone Sig P220 with Siglite night sights after taxes, and have never regretted it for a second.

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    I paid 800 for my USP C in .40, all blued. That was, of course, before the election... I love it, but it beat me to death breaking it in, but after 400 rounds it outshoots many other longer barreled firearms, and it has NEVER had a stoppage.

    As for the money... I bought a Raptor II for over 1k, and it is what is normally on my side (for the odd other times, that HK goes there). I love both of them.

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    I paid $1200 out the door for my Colt lightweight commander and don't regret it at all. It is laser accurate and eats anything I feed it.

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    I prefer the higher end guns, nighthawk, kimber custom, etc. I have never, ever regretted paying over $1000 for a gun.

    On the other hand, I have bought several guns that were relatively inexpensive, and sold/traded almost all of them with in 6 months.

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