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Posted: 9/2/2005 3:23:32 PM EDT
I shoot at least once a week on the weekend, sometimes twice. I try and rotate my guns through, but I have a bunch that I don't shoot very often. Lately I've been thinging about selling some of them. I could use the money to buy more stuff that I'd shoot more often. Anyone else ever go through on of these phases?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:25:06 PM EDT
Often....I liquidated about 66% of my collection and kept only what I shot often. Haven't missed a single one I've sold.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:26:03 PM EDT
Got a 10/22 you wanna unload for ridiculously cheap?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:27:00 PM EDT
ive done it several times. never regretted it. and have always been happier with what i bought "next"
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:27:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
Got a 10/22 you wanna unload for ridiculously cheap?



No, but I've got a Marlin Model 60.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:29:02 PM EDT
No reason not to. i recently sold a USP compact ,40 because it just sat in the safe. Ended up replaceing it with a Para Ordnance Warthog, which by the way is a super nice gun. Kinda sucked i had to replace the mag springs right off but its reliable now and runs like a top. Oh its also the most comfortable CCW piece i have ever carried.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:31:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
Got a 10/22 you wanna unload for ridiculously cheap?



No, but I've got a Marlin Model 60.




Yeah, we do too, it ain't that bad!
Just looking for the "AR" of 22's...


Been trying to keep what I have, last gun I sold didn't end well
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:31:38 PM EDT
I don’t have any.

What I have I shoot.

It may be months in between times I would use one, but sooner or later they get shooting.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:32:56 PM EDT
Huh? I don't understand. What is this "sell" you speak of?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:33:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:34:13 PM EDT by jtw2]
yup, I've been selling them off to fund my Jeep build. Thus far I've sold an HK tactical, a USP, AR10, 2 AR 15s and a glock 36.
ETA: also sold off my IMI Uzi.

I've currently got 2 CavArms SEBR lowers and a RRA fluted bbl 16" flat top for sale in the EE. I don't miss them. I've been shooting less and less often.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:36:25 PM EDT
I sell it if I don't use it. I'm not really much of a collector.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:38:46 PM EDT
Absolutely. I don't collect 'em, I shot 'em. If you don't shoot 'em, you have to dust' em.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:39:23 PM EDT

I'm basically down to three firearms I shoot, plus one more intended purchase.

Glock 19
Kimber 1911 + .22lr slide conversion
AR-15
Planned AR-15A4 build.

That's about it.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:40:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:41:41 PM EDT
Amatuers sell, experts amass.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:42:55 PM EDT
I pretty much shoot everything I own. Not every time I go to the range of course, but I dont think I own anything that doesnt get shot at least a few times a year...and I keep ammo for all of my prized possessions!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:45:16 PM EDT
Yes.

I need to decide which ones are next to go so I can afford an Ed Brown.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:46:00 PM EDT
Nope. I have rifles I bought five years ago I have never shot.
Several of them, as a matter of fact.

I have some I would sell if someone asked, but none that I would seek a buyer for. They don't eat much, and I may want them some day.

Larry
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:46:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:47:21 PM EDT by mr_camera_man]
Before I sell a gun, it has to be:

1. Not a family heirloom
2. Something I regret purchasing due to crappiness

Examples: I don't shoot my S&W M25 much, but it's too much of a gem to part with. I recently traded a FEG hi-power and a CZ50 towards a Glock 19. I have a Chinese Ithaca clone looking for a buyer, and... don't mock me... a Jennings .22 waiting for a gun buy-back.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:48:02 PM EDT
I have had a slight thought scratch my brain to sell off some to get a full auto. Then I wake up, dry off the sweat, and go back to bed.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:52:05 PM EDT
Once in a while.

But then sanity raises it's ugly head and I shake off the thought.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:54:00 PM EDT
Never... I don't sell the cars I don't drive either. Who knows what they'll be worth in the future. Guns rarely depreciate.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:54:54 PM EDT
I have no guns. I used to, but lost them all in a tragic ocean kayak accident.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:55:09 PM EDT
Im planning on selling two rifles and one handgun at the next gunshow, since I dont use them and they are not family heirlooms.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:56:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:57:30 PM EDT by motown_steve]

Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
Jennings .22 waiting for a gun buy-back.



YOU SON OF A BITCH!

I'd never sell a gun to a buy back program.

None of my guns are heirlooms either. I bought them all myself.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:57:51 PM EDT
I've done it before and I'll do it again... At first I hated the idea of "dwindling my numbers" but the more I thought about it and th tighter space got to keep them I started to think in a little more of a practical way. I get what I "need" or at least think I'll use.

So far I traded off an SAR-8 for an AR. Then I sold a Remington 700PSS. Now I'm trying to sell the AR I got in trade. I think I'll probably consider trading or selling my Ruger P89 as well. Hardly ever shoot it. I'll use that to get a Walther P22.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:02:43 PM EDT
Nope
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:17:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:04:20 PM EDT
Sell a gun? Are you nucking futs?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:27:38 PM EDT
Sell one, buy two. If you bought the first one right you covered the cost of the next two!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:31:12 PM EDT
Yes, I've thought about it. No, I haven't followed through.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:36:33 PM EDT
Mini-14 for sale
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:37:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:37:58 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... Yes, I'm "standardizing" my collection right now (See EE). No more safe queens, no antiques, collectibles or CCR. No whiz-bang calibers, gone are the useless huge, puny or wildcat calibers

... Going lean - a couple each basic battlerifles, pistols, revolvers, sub-gun, M4forgeries, shotties

... My goal is to have only these calibers: 22LR, 5.56mm, 7.62 NATO, 7.62x39, 45ACP, 9mm, 44mag (for rifle & revolver), .338 Luapa, 50BMG, 454Casull/45LC and 12 gauge

... Life is simpler that way
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:46:34 PM EDT
Yea, I'm dreading the day that I may be forced to sell some of my collection to get a new business up and running. $40k would be a nice shot in the arm to help make payroll for a few weeks though. Tough decision between selling or a home equity loan.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:47:31 PM EDT
Yes , but then I woke up and the nightmare was over.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:47:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I shoot at least once a week on the weekend, sometimes twice. I try and rotate my guns through, but I have a bunch that I don't shoot very often. Lately I've been thinging about selling some of them. I could use the money to buy more stuff that I'd shoot more often. Anyone else ever go through on of these phases?



lesson learned from Katrina, don't leave babies behind to fall into the wrong hand so that you have to face them if/when you return

I've got mine down to what I can carry with me.

wganz

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:32:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... My goal is to have only these calibers: 22LR, 5.56mm, 7.62 NATO, 7.62x39, 45ACP, 9mm, 44mag (for rifle & revolver), .338 Luapa, 50BMG, 454Casull/45LC and 12 gauge




Don't put yourself in a hurt now.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:43:05 PM EDT
Every now and then I will sell off a rifle that I dont use anymore, and it's only to buy a new rifle
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:53:21 PM EDT
Nope...


- georgestrings
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:54:04 PM EDT
I'm going to sell one of my 45s to fund a 1919A4
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:10:08 AM EDT
I did and my gun safe much happier, I got rid fo wierd calibers, stuff I don't use and cheap ass weapons. I still have more than I will ever need or could use.

Would rather have a decked out AR-15 than an AR-15 plain jane plus a bunch of single shot , bolt action , cheap crappy weapons.
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