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Posted: 5/24/2003 2:09:53 PM EDT
I purchased a Beretta 92FS last November and finally got the chance to shoot it last weekend. I have never gone more that a few hours with other purchases in the past just like most of my other friends. I am just curious how long other people have waited. btw - it was a great shooter![snoopy]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:15:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:20:23 PM EDT
um going on 8 years now. Have no reason to use it (spas 12) have two.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:26:50 PM EDT
1 day
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:28:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 2:29:21 PM EDT by brasspile]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:40:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 2:49:20 PM EDT by byron2112]
I have a preban bushmaster carbine I've never fired. That I bought before the ban.[:)]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:40:38 PM EDT
my AR. took me a good three or four months before I could finally take it out. until then, though, I cleaned it a lot [:D]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:46:13 PM EDT
I have a 20 gauge Mossberg shot-gun I bought for the wife when she was getting interested in some squirrel hunting back in 1993. She dropped her interest and the shot-gun still to this day has not been fired. I also have a Smith & Wesson Model 59 Nickel 9mm that was purchased in 1980 and still in the Factory box with not a single round even loaded into the pistol. It did have mother pearl handles installed on it at the dealer were it was purchased.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 2:48:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 2:50:05 PM EDT by byron2112]
Oooooooohhhhhh...that model 59 sounds shweeeet! Those are supposed to be fine pistols.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:09:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:13:11 PM EDT
I've got a Walther P-08 I bought around 1975 that has never left the house.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:13:36 PM EDT
Not hi-jacking the thread, but here is my pics of the Model 59. Byron 2112 I hope you like these I have had the 59's before and they are a sweet pistol, but when I finally got this one I decided it best not to shoot it. Factory Box [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12613[/img] Here is the pistol in the box [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12614[/img]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:24:47 PM EDT
I've gone at least a year, maybe more without firing a new gun. My dad however, can go forever. He's got at least twenty unfired guns including a S&W airweight .38 he bought for my mom back in the 60's that's never even left it's orignal box.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:27:43 PM EDT
Wow! Very nice. A fine looking handgun. Makes me wonder why they don't seem to make many nickle plated or polished stainless firearms anymore? When I was a kid(70's) seems like nickle revolvers and such were pretty common. I think that kinda finish is beautiful and makes a handgun a real treasure. Thanks for the pics nwatson99.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:36:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 3:50:03 PM EDT
I have a Beretta Cougar 40 cal. I bought it in March of 2001. My mom was going to buy a gun for protection, so I gave it to her to save her some money. Never been shot. ED
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:24:38 PM EDT
I had a Hungarian AK underfolder that I kept for two years and never fired it. It hadn't ever been fired before and I couldn't make myself shoot it because it was so nice looking, not a ding or scratch or anything. So I sold it. TS
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:41:01 PM EDT
a remington model 552 unfired in the box purchased on 4-27-93 A ruger MK2 50th anniversry purchased on 12-28-99 unfired in the box and a Beretta M9 commerative unfired in the box with all the goodies purchased on 7-1-01.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:44:56 PM EDT
A week. Mossberg 590A1
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:46:10 PM EDT
6 days. Broke my heart. I generally try and stop on the way home from picking it up.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:55:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: Got my Serbu BFG-50 about 2 months ago and haven't fired it yet. I was going to leave it NIB but life is too short, it's gettin' shot! [50]
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In related news...Gunbert has finally mastered hypnosis.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 5:04:28 PM EDT
I'm sure it was 5-6 weeks after I bought my S&W 586 that I finally shot it.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:12:26 PM EDT
I have a moisin nagant rifle that has been sitting in my safe unfired for three years because I can't figure out how to open the ammo can. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:13:29 PM EDT
I think that it was over a month , if not 2 before I got a chance to shoot my Browning Hi-Power.. was workin' crazy hours at the time and had demanding type of girlfriend.. t
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:27:46 PM EDT
I bought a Winchester 30-30 when I was about 18. I'm just a hair under 40 now and I still haven't gotten around to shooting it.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:29:47 PM EDT
I've got a shotgun new & unfired going on five years and two AK's going on about four years. they're stored for a rainy day. I've had a number of other pistols and rifles that I picked up in trades that I never fired before I traded them again. I do tend to shoot everything else I have.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:45:16 PM EDT
Sig P229 in .357Sig. I'm still waiting to put night sights on and I picked it up August 1999.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:00:24 PM EDT
2 months, a NM M1A
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:12:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MikeC: 2 months, a NM M1A
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I think I got you beat Mike. I bought two bran new Match M1As about a month apart early last year. I have not fired either one yet. However, weather permitting I'm going to skip church tomorrow morning and go out and zero in those suckers.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:20:06 PM EDT
8 months. A Kimber Custom Classic 1. This was just a few weeks ago and I can still see those ragged holes forming...nice gun.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:26:54 PM EDT
Have a 9mm Firestar M43 I last shot in 1993. Have a Mosberg590 I last shot in 1996. Remington 1187 bought in 1999, never shot. Bushy bought in 1999 never shot. Sig 220 shot back in 1996. Walther P38 got in 1994 never shot. 5 shot Derringer 1994 never shot. Remi 700 picked up December or so of 2002. Not shot. And many others unfortunately, sitting around collecting dust.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:30:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: I have a moisin nagant rifle that has been sitting in my safe unfired for three years because I can't figure out how to open the ammo can. [:)]
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Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:49:09 PM EDT
You guys are all sick! Guns that aren't shot are nick-nacks. You should have just bought beanine babies instead. For me the longest was a month for a new 10-22. Most of my new guns pop their cherry that weekend.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:50:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 10:26:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 10:27:43 PM EDT by Not_A_Llama]
Japanese Arisaka rifles have incredibly strong actions. Go ahead and shoot it. Unless you got shafted and wound up with one of the Gaijin specials. Hope you can read Japanese. Myself, I bought my AR and couldn't get ammo for a month. That was excruciating.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 10:54:14 PM EDT
1 day. And it was 10 degrees and snowing.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 11:14:54 PM EDT
I usually shoot them the day I get them. Have been known to just shove one in the chamber and let it fly even though the rifles have clean barrels. I guess the longest I've went was the two or three days that passed before I shot my G19 back in January.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 12:00:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 12:39:43 AM EDT
about 20 minutes. -Spaceman
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 1:33:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 1:33:54 AM EDT by DEC]
6 Months and going A 44 mag-S&W 629, .308 HOWA Varminter, Mod. 70 Winchester 300 WSM, Bushmaster Varminter, TC Encore, [banghead] But I will be done this job in 1 more month.!!!
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 3:49:30 AM EDT
I've got a couple NIB shotguns I've never fired... one is 7 yrs, the other 3 yrs. plus, I've got C&R's I've yet to take to the range.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 4:36:23 AM EDT
I have had a RRA varmint rifle in the safe for 2 months now waiting for the Tasco SS scope to arrive(tracking says it's coming this Wed.)so that's the longest for me. Usually I have all the mags, accessories and ammo long before the gun is purchased.
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