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Ever regret selling a gun?

Post by beeser on Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:37 pm

I just sold my Pardini SP a couple of days ago and already question whether it was the right thing to do.  My reasons at the time of selling it seemed better grounded than they do today.  Anyone else experienced this?  Have you sold anything that you later regret?

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Post by DavidR on Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:24 pm

ive sold plenty I wish I still had
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Post by Ed Hall on Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:00 pm

I don't believe in selling guns...Smile

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:15 pm

I have regretted selling every gun but one.

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Post by LenV on Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:03 pm

Never regretted selling my Erma. That's about the only one I didn't regret.
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:02 pm

Nope, I don't sell unless I know I don't want it and my kids won't either and once it is gone, it is history.


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Post by dronning on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Never sold one or traded one.  Once they are in my safe they are family.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:56 pm

I even miss the guns I thought I hated.
Even when I bought a gun with the INTENTION of trading, I felt like I betrayed the iron.
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Post by kwixdraw on Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:48 pm

Regretted selling every one I have ever sold. It's no good trying to replace one with the same model later either.
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Post by s1120 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:14 am

People sell guns??  Very Happy  Most of mine I got from my Dad, so they are going nowhere unless in dire need to feed my family. Two long guns I bought were a old Marlin 336, that ive really latched onto and cant see selling it, and a brand new marlin XT22 that wile just a cheap entry level gun, Ive already put some time into and realy like it.

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Post by Fire Escape on Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:35 pm

I haven't regretted selling a gun in over 30 years. It has been at least that long since I have sold one. Interests change, I might go years (decades?) without using a particular gun and think that I will never fire it again, then someone asks about something similar or I read something, we get it out on the range and I remember why I bought it in the first place.
I thought it was just me. Some decades ago I got involved in sports car racing as a 'crew chief' (crew of 1) as I like mechanical work. The actual owner/driver had 'the right attitude', to him the car was a tool to do the job with while I saw it as an object to obsess over and try to make perfect. As a racer, he was absolutely correct and I learned that I was an enthusiast in the machinery more than the racing.
I kind of expected the serious competitors here to be more like that, and perhaps some are. Buy it, use it, improve it or send it down the road to get something better! It would appear that many here are as 'nostalgic' about their guns as I am, I am surprised at that.

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Post by Virgil Kane on Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:58 pm

OldMaster64 wrote:Regretted buying my Erma. That's about the only one I didn't regret selling.


Fixed it for ya.





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Post by LenV on Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:12 pm

Ha, You might be able to correct my syntax but you could never have corrected that Erma. Must have had a 20lb trigger pull and had a failure ( your choice) every other round. The only trigger that I have seen that is almost as bad as that one was on a new 380 acp Sig. I didn't buy the Sig.

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Post by Toz35m on Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:02 pm

I would regret selling my Pardini SP so therefore I never will sell it.

I have a 208s I might sell and not regret because then I could buy a GT45.
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Post by LenV on Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:21 pm

I sold a rifle to purchase several bullseye pistols. My son thinks it was the smartest move I have made in a long time. I sorta kinda miss the rifle but I was never going to fire it again. My son only fired it once and he was never going to fire it again. Standard load was 101.0 gr of H1000 behind a 300gr bullet. Anyone need 338/378 dies? Some guns you just get too old for.
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Post by beeser on Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:24 pm

Toz35m wrote:I would regret selling my Pardini SP so therefore I never will sell it.

I have a 208s I might sell and not regret because then I could buy a GT45.
Curious, what do you find so appealing about the Pardini SP?  I might consider another one, especially combined with one of the .32 caliber conversions.  I wouldn't look forward dealing with PardiniUSA though.  Sure wish Pardini would've exercised a little more judgement when they selected an importer.

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Post by Jack H on Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:07 pm

OldMaster64 wrote:I sold a rifle to purchase several bullseye pistols. My son thinks it was the smartest move I have made in a long time. I sorta kinda miss the rifle but I was never going to fire it again. My son only fired it once and he was never going to fire it again. Standard load was 101.0 gr of H1000 behind a 300gr bullet. Anyone need 338/378 dies? Some guns you just get too old for.

HA!  I just bought a M70 pre 64 375M.  It's not a collectable piece but it is a perfect specimen.  Why, you ask.  I do not know.  Perhaps to renew the punishment I had shooting Dad's 378 WBY.   It was a great price I could not refuse.  Some things you just gotta have.

As far as regrets on sold guns:  Colt Commander (steel), and 2 Early GoldCup NM.  But these were while raising two daughters.  You know what I mean. 

Also S&W 57 and, a perfect 27 before DR came into being.  And perhaps the same Remington 725 280 bought twice and sold twice.
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Post by 641 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:54 pm

Greetings-

IMHO firearms are tools that fit a purpose.  If the purpose no longer exists then the tool is no longer needed.  The next one, that exactly fits the necessary purpose, is always acceptable.  No particular attachment to inanimate objects, here.  

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Post by Toz35m on Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:00 pm

beeser wrote:
Toz35m wrote:I would regret selling my Pardini SP so therefore I never will sell it.

I have a 208s I might sell and not regret because then I could buy a GT45.
Curious, what do you find so appealing about the Pardini SP?  I might consider another one, especially combined with one of the .32 caliber conversions.  I wouldn't look forward dealing with PardiniUSA though.  Sure wish Pardini would've exercised a little more judgement when they selected an importer.
 My Pardini is about 15 yrs old or longer.  The #1 reason is the trigger is great.  One of the best triggers I have.  The bore line is low so recoil comes back into your hand and this keeps the recoil down.  It has great balance to it.  I would not use the dealer as reason not buy one.  In the past 15+ yrs I have need to get one part.  I have heard more good things about PardiniUSA than bad.  Most of the bad comments I have heard were all related to when they were out of town supporting major shooting events which caused a delay in getting parts to people which can be frustrating.  I keep one spare firing pin on hand and a few other parts but that is it.

At some point in the future I plan to pick up a 32 ACP and then may also pick up the 22 conversion for it.
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Post by beeser on Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:22 am

Toz35m wrote:
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Toz35m wrote:I would regret selling my Pardini SP so therefore I never will sell it.

I have a 208s I might sell and not regret because then I could buy a GT45.
Curious, what do you find so appealing about the Pardini SP?  I might consider another one, especially combined with one of the .32 caliber conversions.  I wouldn't look forward dealing with PardiniUSA though.  Sure wish Pardini would've exercised a little more judgement when they selected an importer.
 My Pardini is about 15 yrs old or longer.  The #1 reason is the trigger is great.  One of the best triggers I have.  The bore line is low so recoil comes back into your hand and this keeps the recoil down.  It has great balance to it.  I would not use the dealer as reason not buy one.  In the past 15+ yrs I have need to get one part.  I have heard more good things about PardiniUSA than bad.  Most of the bad comments I have heard were all related to when they were out of town supporting major shooting events which caused a delay in getting parts to people which can be frustrating.  I keep one spare firing pin on hand and a few other parts but that is it.

At some point in the future I plan to pick up a 32 ACP and then may also pick up the 22 conversion for it.
Thanks!  Any reason for going with the 32 ACP versus 32 S&W?

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Post by dronning on Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:26 pm

beeser wrote:Thanks!  Any reason for going with the 32 ACP versus 32 S&W?

There is a pretty long thread over on target talk on this, the 32ACP is capable of 1/2" accuracy at 50yards 1" pretty common using the Hornady XTP bullet. The 32 S&W has been a challenge at 50yards to keep under 2", it can be done but it's pretty finicky.

I researched this extensively I was planning on getting the Pardini Bullseye 22/32ACP combo but ordered a custom 1911 9MM from KC for CF instead.

http://targettalk.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=42722

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