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Posted: 3/8/2002 1:53:42 AM EDT
I just can't leave my prebans alone! I just have to fire those babies! Am I alone? Should I just leave them in the safe to increase in value? How about the rest of you? Shoot or don't shoot.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 3:28:10 AM EDT
I shoot mine. I'm never selling it, and my wife will get enough money from the insurance. She won't need a few extra bucks off a mint pre-ban.
My gun safe is not a museum.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 3:35:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 3:56:48 AM EDT
Yep. I'll never wear them out in my lifetime.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 4:04:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2002 4:05:20 AM EDT by Derek45]
YES !
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 4:13:09 AM EDT
Yup!...I sure do.

And I do have some that I kept as NIB.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 4:14:55 AM EDT
why hsve it if you are not going to use it. I'm a shooter, not a collector!
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 4:33:14 AM EDT
I just put together my first post ban so I don't have to use the pre-Bees for compitition.

Now I can configure them all ugly with tele-stocks and chrome go fasters and stuff, but hell yes I will still shoot them.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 4:46:15 AM EDT
I shoot mine as often as I can. I can't imagine it just sitting in the closet collecting dust. I'd feel so sorry for it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:01:25 AM EDT
I shoot my prebans all the time. Of course, I'll admit I have picked up postban versions of a couple of them on the pretense that it will save wear and tear on my prebans. But deep inside, I think it was just another excuse to get another gun . . .
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:08:44 AM EDT
Of course -- why the hell not?

What is the point of owning a pre-ban weapon, that can be accessorized to taste, then just put it away?

That's like buying a car, dressing it up, and sticking it in the garage. Who in their right mind does that?
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:41:58 AM EDT
I shoot all of my Pre-bans except the one that remains unfired NIB.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:56:09 AM EDT
If you don't shoot them, then they are just worthless paperweights!
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:59:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 6:23:28 AM EDT
Of course!
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 6:27:52 AM EDT
I have to fire them. Love the way they shoot... Plus they are the only type I own.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 7:09:41 AM EDT

All of them, all the time (except that stinkin AK)
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 1:43:43 PM EDT
Yes I do. You are not likely to wear one out in your lifetime. Maybe a barrel, but they are easy to replace. To have is to shoot is to enjoy. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 1:46:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 1:53:18 PM EDT
No reason not to shoot it unless you are trying to sell it unfired. Even if I put 2 million rounds through it and somehow did wear out the lower, it can be repaired.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 2:22:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2002 2:23:51 PM EDT by Master_Blaster]
Posolutely, absitively. If you keep it stored away, you'll only benefit from any profits generated after it's sold & gone. The real pleasure is owning & shooting it. Certain things in this world possess a value that transcends words or $$$. Being able to own & operate a preban, customized to your tastes (and hampered by very few limits), is definitely one of the funner things you can do in life, IMO.

Also, consider that, if the ugly trend of gunbans continues unchecked, this generation could conceivably be the last to have the freedom to enjoy these fine works. So, don't waste it by permanently parking it on a shelf or in a safe. Shoot it, take care of it, and repeat the cycle throughout your life.

If potential abuse concerns you, consider having it surface-treated with Birdsong, ARS-Metacol 3, or similar finishes to enhance its life and add an extra measure durability.



Edited for grammer's-sake
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 2:29:42 PM EDT
Hell yes I shoot mine. I'll never buy a gun I don't plan on shooting.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 3:10:08 PM EDT
the only ar I own is a preban!
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:37:35 PM EDT
I shoot all of them all of the time, and I drive my 67 GT500 too.

Jay
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 6:25:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Railhead:
My gun safe is not a museum.



Exactly my sentiments.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 9:34:25 PM EDT
Definitely shoot the preban. Definitely.
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 9:40:18 PM EDT
From time to time
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 8:15:21 AM EDT
I shoot mine on a regular basis. Guns were meant to be shot.
Link Posted: 3/9/2002 8:40:36 AM EDT
Prebans are nice to have. However why would you buy and gun and not shoot it? To help increase it's value?

If you want to make money invest in mutual funds and stocks.

Unless the pistol or rifle is a collectors item maybe like 120 years old and 1 of 5, if you got it shoot it.


Just my .02

Max
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 9:13:44 AM EDT
HELL YES I shoot mine...only wish I had time to shoot them more often
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 9:36:37 AM EDT
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