Why did you get rid of a gun? - Page 2

Why did you get rid of a gun?

This is a discussion on Why did you get rid of a gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I sold a Taurus 24/7 Pro in .45 planning to fund another purchase- a second 1911, or a big caliber revolver. I ended up spending ...

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 51
Like Tree14Likes

Thread: Why did you get rid of a gun?

  1. #16
    Distinguished Member Array RevolvingMag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC- Across Town From Where All the Homicides Happen
    Posts
    1,270
    I sold a Taurus 24/7 Pro in .45 planning to fund another purchase- a second 1911, or a big caliber revolver. I ended up spending the money on a TV. Because I was stuck at home waiting for surgery.... I'm glad I did- went from a 26" to a 42"- now I can see the TV from across the room.
    BigJon10125 and tricolordad like this.
    "Rock and load, lock and roll... what's it matter? FIRE!!"

    "Gun control means hitting your target every time."

    Please take everything I say with at least one grain of salt- I am a very sarcastic person with a very dry sense of humor.


  2. #17
    Member Array troutkiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    175
    Money.

  3. #18
    VIP Member Array BigJon10125's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,245
    Quote Originally Posted by bamfsig45 View Post
    I have no guns, all of mine were lost in a tragic deep sea fishing expedition.
    I plead ignorance. I do not understand this and see it often. Feel free to PM me or point me in the right direction if it is not suitable for the forum. I am totally ignorant of this seemingly common saying.
    BigJon


    "Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain

  4. #19
    Senior Member Array DPro.40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    611
    I must say that I have had numerous guns that I horse traded or used as a down payment to get a different one. Its always a short time after I regret trading or selling. I loved them all, from Remington 870's to Sig 232 and everything in between. I'm down to two pistols. I have stopped trading due to buyers remorse.
    BigJon10125 likes this.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
    Ronald Reagan

  5. #20
    Member Array sparkykb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    446
    I've only gotten rid of one gun. I had a Kimber SIS Pro that was a jam-0-matic and unfit for carry so I sold it. The only reason I still have my other Kimber 1911 is because it was my first handgun and I figure everyone should have at least one 1911. I no longer have interest in the 1911 platform for carry, but still like em for fun every now and again. In the unlikely event I ever return to the 1911 as a carry piece I won't be buying another Kimber, that's for sure.

  6. #21
    VIP Member
    Array PEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    4,064
    Only one regret, in bold.

    Marlin Model 60, traded for a Remingtong 581 in 1980 or so.
    Sold a Savage .12 double barrel because I didn't have any attachment to it.
    Traded a SW model 60 no dash for a Ruger Single six. I regret the trade.
    Sold a Henry H001 when I bought a new one.
    Gave a SW 686 to my brother as a gift.

  7. #22
    Senior Member Array Lish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    766
    I sold an LC9 to help fund the purchase of my Springfield XDsc. I hated shooting it but loved how concealable it was. I'm a much better shot with my XD so I do think it's better that I carry every day a firearm I shoot well but there are days when I've pulled off my 3rd outfit due to printing I wish I'd held onto the LC9. Then I remind myself I should go shopping and just replace my wardrobe! :D
    Pistoldoc likes this.

  8. #23
    Member Array MisterB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    252
    Quote Originally Posted by Lish View Post
    I sold an LC9 to help fund the purchase of my Springfield XDsc. I hated shooting it but loved how concealable it was. I'm a much better shot with my XD so I do think it's better that I carry every day a firearm I shoot well but there are days when I've pulled off my 3rd outfit due to printing I wish I'd held onto the LC9. Then I remind myself I should go shopping and just replace my wardrobe! :D
    You should check out the new XDs. It is almost the same size as the LC9 (I know, because I sold mine to get the XDs, and don't miss it at all). If you're worried about recoil, don't be. It is not bad at all.

  9. #24
    VIP Member Array glockman10mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    9,499
    I could not begin to count the guns that have been traded, bought and sold by me over the last 27 years. Some I regret, but some not. People change, learn new things and get different need or wants.

    Some of the guns passed down to me are gone. A few I will keep because they suit my likes and needs, and sentimental value doesn't cut it. And, I hope my kids will get rid of the things I leave them and acquire things that are more relevant to their time and personal desires/needs.

    After all this time, and a mountain of guns, I am finally figuring some things out, and getting my collection simplified to what I really need/like. I've also figured out guns wasting space in the back of the safe are a waste.

    When you pass on, they don't go with you.
    OldVet, OD* and 21bubba like this.
    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

  10. #25
    383
    383 is offline
    Member Array 383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    58
    The only guns that I have purchased that I do not have were stolen from my home about 10 years ago. The Police found one of them a few years later and I bought it back from the insurance co. I have never sold a gun.

  11. #26
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 11,650'
    Posts
    13,081
    I plead ignorance. I do not understand this and see it often. Feel free to PM me or point me in the right direction if it is not suitable for the forum. I am totally ignorant of this seemingly common saying.
    Guns lost at sea or in lakes cannot be confiscated
    bamfsig45, BigJon10125 and OD* like this.


    The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ― The Journals of Kierkegaard

  12. #27
    Distinguished Member
    Array miller_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Nashville, Tn
    Posts
    1,566
    I have sold one so far. A taurus TCP, it started to have issues feeding, plus I purchased an extra magazine for it that didn't even fit in the gun! - DONE with taurus. I should of knew better, it was only my second gun purchase but I had read enough about taurus that I should of stayed away.

    I have my S/W sigma listed and its almost sold once or twice. It was the first gun I bought, so I had no idea what I was buying. Its been flawless, I just would rather put the money toward another gun that I'd shoot more often. But if it doesn't sell before my listing runs out I'll just take it as a sign and keep it.

    Other than that I will keep all my guns that I buy. Read too many posts saying "I had one of those, wish I still had it".
    The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.

    G19 AIWB

  13. #28
    VIP Member
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7,735
    Kel-Tec P-11, with the long heavy trigger pull I could not hit the side of a barn from inside. Traded it for a Ruger Security Six.

    AMT 1911, sloppy fit and inaccurate lucky to get 15 inch groups at 7 yards. Forgot what I traded it for.

    Taurus PT 1911 just did not like it. Traded it for a Luger.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  14. #29
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Under a Volkswagen somewhere in Florida
    Posts
    9,452
    One I bought online and after shooting it I just didn't like it.
    Another I liked, but couldn't shoot it worth a dern. Never carried it, and .45 was too expensive for just a range gun.
    The third one I liked, shot ok, but it was just too big to conceal.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.

  15. #30
    Member Array Pistoldoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by Lish View Post
    I sold an LC9 to help fund the purchase of my Springfield XDsc. I hated shooting it but loved how concealable it was. I'm a much better shot with my XD so I do think it's better that I carry every day a firearm I shoot well but there are days when I've pulled off my 3rd outfit due to printing I wish I'd held onto the LC9. Then I remind myself I should go shopping and just replace my wardrobe! :D


    A woman after my own heart. You can never go wrong buying more clothes....and shoes....and purses.

    Anyhow, I've never sold a gun and don't plan on it. Never say never though.
    "The Second Amendment isn't about protecting ourselves against criminals. It's about all of us protecting ourselves from all of you." ---Dr. Suzanne Gratia Hupp to Congressman Charles Schumer (D-NY), 1994**

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

got rid of my gun
,
how do i get rid of my gun
,

north carolina how can i get rid my guns

,
powered by mybb diamondback bikes
,
powered by mybb lever action
,
powered by mybb long arm of love
,
powered by mybb taurus firearms
,
stevens model 320 shotgun
,
why i got rid of all of my guns
,

why i got rid of my guns

,
xds vs lc9 size
,
xdsc vs.xds
Click on a term to search for related topics.