reached a point.
This is a discussion on reached a point. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I've reached a point in my firearm ownership that....I just don't really want the "nice" guns.
Examples: My Kimber Ultra Carry II nice gun, but ...
October 4th, 2010 10:31 PM
reached a point.
I've reached a point in my firearm ownership that....I just don't really want the "nice" guns.
Examples: My Kimber Ultra Carry II nice gun, but I worried 'bout a scratch, holster wear, battery life etc. I puckered everytime my wedding band made contact with it.
So I sold it and got a RIA 4.25 inch barrel GI. and a Metro Arms American Classic II...with the 850 bucks I made from the Kimber....I don't kringe about scratches, nicks, and wear. Both shoot just a nice as the Kimber.
My AR, I had a S&W M&P in '08 worried about scratches, nicks...treated it like a new born, didn't shoot it much cause I wanted to keep it nice....sold it, and got a Olympic Arms K3B...now I don't fret about keeping it clean, scratch marks, leaning it against a rock, laying it down on a dirt patch, and I shoot the heck out of it with .223, 556 and .22lr kit etc.etc.
Shotgun....was looking @ really nice shotties....just ended up with 870 Express Synthetic that I can "bang around" also, not fret over "keepin it nice".
Just don't like having it on my mind anymore. Working to keep it "nice" and "pretty" etc.etc. I maintain them to insure good working order...but don't think twice about it when crawling through brush (damn briar patches), leaving them out side for the day while playing on the range, OR setting my bipod up in muddy conditions, or shooting in the rain.
Sold my Ruger Mini 30 for a SKS and 1000rounds of ammo (which I've shot up already). Can roll around with SKS without much care or thought of Oh crap is it scratched....dinged, dirty... Or....I have to pee and just lay it on the ground or against a rock with no worries.
October 4th, 2010 10:44 PM
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October 4th, 2010 10:54 PM
Much rather have agun I'll shoot than have one I'll Baby JMO
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October 4th, 2010 10:55 PM
Pretty or ugly, they get used. Finish wear, scratches and stuff just comes with it. It's that first one that gets ya. After that, no biggie.
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October 4th, 2010 11:12 PM
Exactly how I look at it. I don't baby any of mine. The Kimber gets treated the same as the Glock, S&W, etc.
Originally Posted by kpw
October 4th, 2010 11:16 PM
I've got a couple mirrored finished blued gins that just sit in the safe. Every now and then I take them out and clean and polish them. But, if I wasn't going to hand them down to my son, I'd sell em.
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October 4th, 2010 11:22 PM
A well worn Ed Brown still looks, feels, and shoots better than a brand new Filipino gun. I don't worry about looks with my carry guns. I just want quality.
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October 4th, 2010 11:33 PM
Buy a really nice gun - Take a screwdriver & put a scratch and a few nicks on it as soon as you get it. Then you don't have to worry about it anymore.
That's why everytime we get a new car the first thing I do is slam a shopping cart into the passenger side door.
October 4th, 2010 11:36 PM
I agree with you. My scratched up, beat up, but dependable Walther PP is my carry gun. My extremely rare and beautiful Lugers are lock in a display case, in a safe, attached to an alarm system. I know how you feel.
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October 5th, 2010 01:36 AM
I'm with you! I just love my holster wear on my XD.
October 5th, 2010 01:46 AM
Yep. My only safe queens are strictly for sentimental reasons. And I occasionally get them out and shoot them. The 100 yr old side by side French guild shotgun was a hit at the dove field 2 yrs ago. I wish I had a place to shoot my mod 94 30-30. I would not part with either of them, even if I never shot them again. Everything else is a tool.
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October 5th, 2010 01:56 AM
Holster wear is a good thing!
I'm the same sort of person. The firearms I acquire are for use, not for putting in a display case. The few I do acquire that I find I'm not shooting enough to matter always end up being the ones I sell. Of course, some of my most-used guns have been fairly decent rigs. The most recent one is an H&K P2000, which really is just on the higher end of the utilitarian end of the spectrum. A bit more expensive, higher quality, but this one can be banged around without a care and yet keeps on tickin' each and every time. Wouldn't have it any other way, with the primary carry gun.
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October 5th, 2010 06:48 AM
My two Glocks and my two Kimbers get treated the same......I don't worry about the scratches, the rounds, or the holster wear.
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October 5th, 2010 02:14 PM
I watched a buddy of mine use his immaculate shotgun as a drad anchor as he slid 100 feet down the side of the Snake River Canyon. Warned him not to bring it. He got over it by the end of the day (and two more slides). Let's just say it was well broken-in by the time we left.
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October 5th, 2010 03:11 PM
Yeah I recenly got my Glock30SF with little worry on keeping it "nice".
I just could'nt bring myself to really wear, use or nick up something I drop a grand on (Kimber).
Don't get me wrong...I love the "nicer" firearms. When I'm less finacially challenged (putting wife through college) I won't have such and issue scuffing/using my "nicer" firearms when I get them.
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