Why did you get rid of a gun?

Why did you get rid of a gun?

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    Question Why did you get rid of a gun?

    So far I have been fortunate in that I have not gotten rid of a gun. I do not have as many as most, probably. I have not lived as long as many, and thus have not had many life experiences some of you have. So my question is why did you get rid of a particular firearm and did you regret it?

    I have seen a lot of people saying they did, and a few getting rid of lemons that were happy to be rid of them. I assume financial issue, perceived "upgrades" and the like are major reasons but I think at this point I would regret getting rid of any good or even decent gun I own. So to avoid setting myself up for disappointment, I turn to your wisdom and experience.
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    I had three guns I now regret offloading after college (my first 22, a Ruger 10/22 and a SXS 12 GA), but other than that, the only two I have jettisoned since - two Skyy's (or Scyy's as they are now known) were sold due to several failures and trips back to the factory which reduced my confidence in them as EDC's.
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    I threw my HiPoint into a deep lake and sold a WWII rifle at a gunshow for profit. Other than that I will not part with any firearms unless for a sizeable profit. They are for my boys when I check out.

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    In the past I had one or two guns that I kept around for trade purposes so I could try many different kinds of guns without losing a lot of money (I've actually lost no money doing this)...

    Now that I know what I like my purchases/trades will slow down.

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    Not old, not young, not wise but not entirely stupid here.

    I hang on to mine. Every one was purchased with 'expendable income', so I never really need the money back. I even have two junk High Points that I never use, but I've tweaked them so that they actually work, and they are now soaking in cosmoline air-tight bags, waiting for the end of time.

    Every now and then, I "rediscover" one from the safe that I haven't shot in years, and fall in love all over again. I see no reason to sell them off, especially now that my son has something to look forward to when I kick the bucket.
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    I got rid of 5 pistols for the following reasons:

    3 of them I no longer wanted.
    1 was a pos, and I had trouble with it. I went against my better judgement and bought it to my regret.
    1 was a bad buy, dangerous and I had it destroyed.

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    I sold a Springfield Armory 1911 that had muliple trips back to the manufacter to fix defects, I no longer had any confidence with that particular pistol.

    I sold a Ruger Police Six in .357, I used to kick myself every Sunday for that decision

    I traded a Ruger New Vaquero in .45 LC for a Ruger Speed Six in .357 so I could stop kicking myself.

    That's about it
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    The only gun I have ever traded was a POS Kel Tec PF9.

    Unless it's a lemon I will keep my guns. I hate losing all that money on trade in value.
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    I got rid of some DAO guns because I just like DA/SA hammer fired guns better.
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    Have done a fair amount of selling/trading and am currently trying to sell my 1938 Mosin 91/30 and Henry H001 .22 Lever Action to raise money for something (non-firearm) that I need.
    EDC - M&P Shield .40, Ruger P90, OR Ruger SR1911 CMD AND
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    I've only parted ways with two guns. One was a chinese sks that accepted AK Mags that I traded for a blackhawk .357. I paid $199 for the sks and the blackhawk was in near new condition. That was probalby in 1994 and I was 18 and not too smart. Wish I still had it as they are harder to come by than ruger single actions. The other was a ruger p95 that was stolen out of my truck. I obviously regret that one. Other than that I keep all the guns I buy, even the ones I end up not liking as much as I thought I would.
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    It was a Taurus, nuff said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mardet View Post
    It was a Taurus, nuff said!
    EDC - M&P Shield .40, Ruger P90, OR Ruger SR1911 CMD AND
    Ruger LCP in Desantis Pocket Holster (backup)
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    I pawned a 16 ga model 37 Ithaca with vent rib for $20... I didn't have the $20 when it came time to pick it up... (Stupid youth)

    I sold a .22 Marlin, a .22 SA revolver, and a .38 Colt Detective special to help raise money to move out to the country... DUMB DUMB DUMB and DUMB.

    I sold some CZ82s and some P64s after selecting the best for myself... that didn't hurt...

    And I just bought a 10/22 for $25 (project gun) was gonna give $50, but listened to you guys and got a better deal on it.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    I have no guns, all of mine were lost in a tragic deep sea fishing expedition.
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