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Bro KV
06-06-2012, 20:49
I find myself buying and selling, trading firearms a lot. The longest standing member in my collection is my 2 year old Ruger 10/22. I've bought and sold 5 Sigs, couple high end 1911s and bunch of rifles. Not that I didn't like them but I feel like I get bored. I just bought a Gen 3 32 which will end up a CCW gun and also bought a 20SF and 21SF.

So is it just me or do a lot of you rotate your guns?

12131
06-06-2012, 20:59
There are 2 camps.
Camp 1: "Never sell a firearm. You'll regret it later."
Camp 2: Constantly turning over firearms, like you, OP.

I'm somewhere in between, aka , Camp 1&1/2.:supergrin:

Bro KV
06-06-2012, 21:12
It's crazy because I had a Les Baer SRP and have been in need of some money to pay some medical bills for my back. Anyway that was a gun I figured I'd never part with. So I sold it and bought the 20 and 21 and paid a thousand to bills.

bigchuck83
06-06-2012, 21:29
i get bored with my guns too easy, worst part is buying holsters and winding up with a box of holsters for guns i no longer have.and sellers remorse sucks

Bro KV
06-06-2012, 22:23
It's good that most all of my guns have retained their value. I don't think I have kept a handgun for over a year. I am really enjoying the Glock 32 and being that'll be a CCW gun might mean I will hold onto it. Also since the Glock 20 is one of the fewer guns in 10mm might mean it stays for a while.

taurn88
06-06-2012, 22:49
I went through a little trading phase not too long ago. It's pretty sad because I lost some money here and there. I don't think I'll be trading anymore since I got what I wanted.

seamaster
06-06-2012, 23:10
I seem to always be looking.

The gun I had the longest and probably willl keep for the long haul is my Beretta O/U. It was at the limit of what I could afford at the time. I remember making payments on it lol. I haven't felt the need or want for a better shotgun ever since I bought it so in a way it probably cost me less than upgrading over the years.

ftw13
06-06-2012, 23:27
sometimes you gotta kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. hahaha

skeeter7
06-06-2012, 23:34
There are 2 camps.
Camp 1: "Never sell a firearm. You'll regret it later."
Camp 2: Constantly turning over firearms, like you, OP.

I'm somewhere in between, aka , Camp 1&1/2.:supergrin:

You can put me in Camp 1 1/2 as well. I keep most of what I buy, but sometimes after having a firearm for a few months I just scratch my head wondering why i bought it in the first place. It usually becomes a trade in towards my next purchase.

mongo356
06-06-2012, 23:49
I do a good bit of trading as well. 1 it helps keep the boss happy coming up with trade money is easier than buy a new gun money.

2 i aquire a gun shoot it get some trigger time and groups with it then keep or trade depending. I get to sample a lot of guns that way.

I know guys that build hot rods the same way, it's more about the build and test experience than ownership.

TxGlock9
06-07-2012, 00:26
Nothing wrong with it. Some people frown on it but who are they to judge?

AK_Stick
06-07-2012, 00:37
I do regret a couple of the few I've sold.


I don't sell many anymore. But my collection has also moved towards "nicer" guns now.

Bruce M
06-07-2012, 06:22
If I like it I keep it, if I don't like it I will sell or trade it.

2740dmx
06-07-2012, 16:53
I'm always wanting to move on to new guns, but seldom have the money to start a "collection".

So....sell one to get one, is my motto.

Right now, I am so happy with my S&W 340 M&P for carry, and my brand new Glock 26 Gen4 is the one on the chopping block.... (dying for a single action Ruger revolver) :embarassed:

I've had Beretta, Sig, Glock, Colt, S&W, Ruger, etc...
but always sold them off to try the next thing...

1911austin
06-07-2012, 19:58
My local gun shops call me a "gun whore".

bac1023
06-07-2012, 20:21
Constantly buying and selling seems to me like a way to spend money and not have anything to show for it.

I know what I like, so there's no reason for me to do it.

Ferdinandd
06-07-2012, 20:30
My first handgun - GP100 6" SS - is the gun I've had the longest; 23 years. In the decade after buying that gun, I bought and sold a lot. During the decade leading up to now, I've tended to keep guns that I liked, and simply buy fewer because household cash flow only allows about 1-2 guns or so per year. There are too many guns that I regret selling to fund the next one on my list, and I lost a lot of money turning them over that fast, since I was typically impatient about finding what I wanted and bought new most of the time.

So I've migrated from camp 2 to 1?

Rick305
06-07-2012, 20:32
My local gun shops call me a "gun whore".

Me too


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bac1023
06-07-2012, 20:35
My local gun shops call me a "gun whore".

I would qualify as one also. :embarassed:

mongo356
06-07-2012, 21:01
Constantly buying and selling seems to me like a way to spend money and not have anything to show for it.

I know what I like, so there's no reason for me to do it.

Poor boy has poor ways........I know what I like too, mostly all types of guns & money is the only thing standing in my way to an awesome collection. :tongueout:

glock2740
06-07-2012, 21:25
So is it just me or do a lot of you rotate your guns?
It's just you I guess. I keep finding myself just buying more and more. :cool: I do rotate my carry guns though. :cool:

glock2740
06-07-2012, 21:26
Constantly buying and selling seems to me like a way to spend money and not have anything to show for it.

I know what I like, so there's no reason for me to do it.
Roger that. :thumbsup:

SigFTW
06-08-2012, 07:33
I rarely sell and when I do it's for a profit. I would not consider my self a collector, I just buy what I like and, when I come across a good deal.

TSAX
06-10-2012, 13:02
Ive gone through my share of selling/trading. I cant afford to buy 10 guns currently but I have bought/sold/traded 10 in the last 3 years and have been able to shot and own a bunch of different makes and models. Buy a few shot them for a year then move on to something else. I always keep my primary guns though. Also, sometimes when finances get tough you have to move one. I have a buddy that is set on never selling anything. To each his own.






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Filhar
06-10-2012, 18:55
Try and find a gun sport. I started competing and bought and sold until I found what worked best for me, and those are never leaving. My dad was a national champion target archer because he didn't join the "bow of the month " club like so many competitors.
Any kind of competition is better than paper punching and drills.