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Old 06-06-2012, 20:49   #1
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Buying and Selling

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?
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Old 06-06-2012, 20:59   #2
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 21:12   #3
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 21:29   #4
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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
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Old 06-06-2012, 22:23   #5
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 22:49   #6
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:10   #7
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:27   #8
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:34   #9
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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.
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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:49   #10
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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.
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Old 06-07-2012, 00:26   #11
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Nothing wrong with it. Some people frown on it but who are they to judge?
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Old 06-07-2012, 00:37   #12
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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.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:22   #13
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If I like it I keep it, if I don't like it I will sell or trade it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 16:53   #14
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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)

I've had Beretta, Sig, Glock, Colt, S&W, Ruger, etc...
but always sold them off to try the next thing...
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Old 06-07-2012, 19:58   #15
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My local gun shops call me a "gun whore".
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Old 06-07-2012, 20:21   #16
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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.
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Old 06-07-2012, 20:30   #17
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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?
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Old 06-07-2012, 20:32   #18
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Old 06-07-2012, 20:35   #19
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My local gun shops call me a "gun whore".
I would qualify as one also.
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Old 06-07-2012, 21:01   #20
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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.

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