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    Safe queen or every day gun?

    What are your thoughts on this? I have a S&W Model 19 which to me is probably the best looking gun ever made. Its a nickel 4" 19-4. It is a safe queen to me and I hardly ever shoot it. Its the only wheelgun I own and like it I guess for the nostalgia and history. I am in the market for a smaller CCW piece that will be comfortable while wearing shorts and a Tshirt. My favorite carry rig is a CZ 75 compact...period, but its a little bulky and heavy to wear with shorts comfortably. I have been looking at the CZ Rami or something similar, but funds are low now. Would it be worth selling a safe queen for a gun that will be used every day, or at least half the year? I could sell and get the Rami or keep and get something less expensive like the Keltec P9. What would you do?

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    Don't sell it....you'll be sorry...
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    If you are 45 or below, hang on to it. If you are older, then it doesn't really matter so just sell it. These days, I'm not married to any material stuff. I actually like computers and home entertainment stuff more than guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    If you are 45 or below, hang on to it. If you are older, then it doesn't really matter so just sell it. These days, I'm not married to any material stuff. I actually like computers and home entertainment stuff more than guns.
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    Deliver pizzas on your time off until you can afford what you want. Don't sell what seems like an important revolver to you.
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    I carry my 66-1 2.5" all the time. Keep it and get a good holster then carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    Don't sell it....you'll be sorry...
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    kinda funny how that works, I love my Taurus PT92, but it only goes to the range once in a while. I usually take the XD. If you can keep it and get another, thats what I did, er would do. Getting rid of one can make a person feel guilty....How does that really work ?
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    Keep it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    Don't sell it....you'll be sorry...
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I agree.
    +3. Don't buy Kel-Tec or Rami, keep the 19. My 19-4 snub gets in alot of Bike Time. A pleasure to pack and NEVER feel undergunned.

    Do yourself a favor. Put down the semi and try taking out that 19 for a CCW, after you've practiced with it.

    Do believe you'll be very surprized on the accuracy and the .357 defines SD cartridge.

    That 19-4 should stay in the family. When I pass the only semi's I have in my will are my BHP, H&K P7 and 1911. The others can go, but my S&W's WILL be passed down the line.

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    Perhaps you should try a better holster and belt combination. You could give a SmartCarry holster a try.

    Or simply sell off what you don't use to get a gun you will carry. I sold off a couple of guns when I got my Glock. And I did regret it as I was doing it. But you know what, I got over it after I realized that I now had the gun I needed/wanted to carry every day. I miss those safe queens less and less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    If you are 45 or below, hang on to it. If you are older, then it doesn't really matter so just sell it.
    Okay, I admit my ignorance --- what does age have to do with sell or keep? I am well over 45 and I would definitely keep it.
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    I wouldn't get rid of it, unless you were going to trade up. Y'know, sell it for something nicer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    Don't sell it....you'll be sorry...

    +1 Been there and done that too........
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