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Posted: 3/14/2005 4:15:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 4:20:48 AM EST by Happyshooter]
What single gun related action do you most regret?

In 1999 I was at lawschool and had just gotten out of the guard about a year before. We were cleaning our university townhouse and I picked up my 782 gear (whatever the hell the army guys call their web gear) and I found ten new 30 round mags for the M16 and three new mags for the M9 in my pouches and pack. They were all marked LE only so I threw them all in the dumpster in family housing because I didn't feel like having a felony.

I then let my wife throw out the gallon jug of CLP I had because it was 'ucky' looking.

ETA--I can still see that dumpster clear in my memory.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:19:08 AM EST
Not having the money back in pre 1986.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:21:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Greg3:
Not having the money back in pre 1986.



same but also not knowing,,,,"i was 9 then"
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:22:54 AM EST
I got rid of about 30 M16 mag's in '98 to a local pawn shop in NY after I got out of the Marines.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:24:14 AM EST
Pulling the trigger on a "unloaded" rifle in my living room (ND).

Never again.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:25:31 AM EST
Well... being only 3 in 1986 probally contribituted to this.

not buying a few MG's before 1986.
could have sold some of them for like 3x the price and kept a few for myself.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:26:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 4:27:35 AM EST by stormwalker]
selling a shotgun to a work friend...he didn't pay me as promised and disappeared the next day,and I found out later he joined a gang (or was an inactive member at the time)...stupid, stupid....never again
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:27:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By madmann135:
Well... being only 3 in 1986 probally contribituted to this.

not buying a few MG's before 1986.
could have sold some of them for like 3x the price and kept a few for myself.



geesh, you guys are making me feel old. I was out of high school in 84.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:30:46 AM EST
Selling my M1 Garand It needed a little work, I shoulda fixed it. I`m definatly buying another.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:31:39 AM EST
In 1980 I bought a new HK 91 from a local sporting goods store for $640 including tax. I got behind on my car payment and sold it for $500.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:36:20 AM EST
I've got 2:

Not knowing that I could by long guns when I turned 18. Woolworths in the mall had Garands for $200 and Carbines for $125, MAK90's for $150. That was '89 and Woolworth's at the OVM closed in '92.

At my first gun show I saw a fixed stock, 16" barrel Uzi manufactured by Mossberg. It was in a Mossberg box with foam packaging - everything marked Mossberg. It cost $500 new. The dealer had 10 of them at the show. I have not found any information on these Uzis - no mention that they were ever sold by Mossberg to the Civilian market. I had the money but didn't like the black polymer thumbhole stock.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:45:47 AM EST
Telling a co worker that I had a CCW. He was interested in getting one so I told him that I had one. he asked if I carry at work, I said sometimes. He didn't have a problem, infact he liked the idea, he liked the idea so much he shared his plans of getting a CCW with another co-worker. This particular co-worker definetly did not like CCW, and in rebuttle to his fears with CCW, Co-worker 1 said "well So and so (me) carries and there's no problem." Co-worker 2 flipped out and went to the boss guys, convinced them of insurance liability or some other nonsense and now there is a no guns policy at work. .... Gees, if only I kept my mouth shut.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:47:52 AM EST
Bought an HK-91 in 1985 for $733 (included tax and shipping).

Sold it in early 1994 because I was supposed to have orders to California, and the Roberti-Roos assault weapons ban was already in place there. Guy I sell it to moves to Texas.

A month later my orders got switched to Colorado, then the AWB was passed.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:56:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 4:59:09 AM EST by NMSight]

Originally Posted By 223spree:
Selling my H&R M1 Garand that I paid 200 for - for 350



What else can I say?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:16:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Happyshooter:
In 1999 I was at lawschool and had just gotten out of the guard about a year before. We were cleaning our university townhouse and I picked up my 782 gear (whatever the hell the army guys call their web gear)



TA50?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:18:21 AM EST
Gun action I most regret?
Paying over $500 for a sidefolder stainless Ruger Mini 14 in 1988 from a coworker at a summer job while I was in college. Had I known a DAMN thing about guns, I coulda gone to a show and bought an AR15 or hell, an HK91 for that kind of money. What an idiot I was.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:26:29 AM EST
When I was a kid I ordered a supposedly legal auto sear for my 10-22. My mom wrote the check wrong or something and they sent it back. Without a return address! I could not find the ad again and I never got the parts. I'm probably better off without it but that would have been a lot of fun.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:31:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 5:44:24 AM EST by -Absolut-]
Being only 4 in 1986. Not getting into guns until 2001.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:39:37 AM EST
Selling my old SP1 back in 1991 for $400. Arrghh! I finally replaced it last October, but not for $400! I also regret not buying every single AR15 mag I could get my hands on back then. I know they are available now at much better prices, but not anything like they were at gun shows in the early 90s. Used military contract and Colt twenty round mags for less than five bucks, probably never see that again.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:43:50 AM EST
Not buying more when it was cheaper.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:07:56 AM EST
That's it, thanks.

782 was what it was called in the Corps.


Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Happyshooter:
In 1999 I was at lawschool and had just gotten out of the guard about a year before. We were cleaning our university townhouse and I picked up my 782 gear (whatever the hell the army guys call their web gear)



TA50?

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:18:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:24:07 AM EST
being under 1 year old in 1986 .
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:31:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kamikazi:
being under 1 year old in 1986 .



Dang! In 1986 my dad gave me a .22 that was an M16 look alike. It was made by Jerico or something like that. It was cool as hell. broke down exactly like a real AR. Had a Bayo and everything.



The only thing I regret is selling one I'll never do that again.


Samuel
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:32:27 AM EST
I had a bolt action, but I'm not sure I regret it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:38:20 AM EST
Nothing yet...
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:47:05 AM EST
Not buying an HK-91 in `85 for $500 at a local shop. "That thing's ugly....."

Not being a total magazine whore while in the Guard. I had plenty of oppurtunities, I could have walked
with a footlocker full, at least. Just "Nahhh.... I don't need to do that. Mags are so cheap...."
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