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Old 10-08-2012, 23:58   #41
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Not me. I bought a Springfield GI, dumped the factory mags for Wilsons, changed the recoil spring to an 18lb, and put a healthy dollup of grease on the rails and fired away.

I bought it because I grew listening to my father talk about the 1911 he was issued in the military back in the day. I wanted one just for range fun.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:17   #42
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All of my pistols get fired, some much more often than others. I've started taking several of the same caliber to the range together.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:05   #43
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I bought my Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special 1911 about four years ago, and it has been to the range only one time to make sure it works. While I intended to shoot it often, it is just too good lookin' to risk scratching it up. I've got about $2,000 tied up in this pistol and I should sell it. So far I've convinced myself that just cleaning it and admiring it is enough.

My Les Baer is like money in the bank, as I see it. I'm not sure the Thunder Ranch Special is still built today, but it is a highly regarded semi-custom pistol that should easily sell. For now, I'd rather own it than have $2,000 in a savings account.

Sorry to burst your bubble, while your Baer is a great gun, it's not a collector. They retail new for $1980, with the street price less than that.
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Old 10-19-2012, 14:13   #44
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i have an origional colt 1911 i had sent to a gun smith for a new set of sights and link and pin for a storm lake barrel any way i know its almost sackrilidge to change the origional gun for upgrade perpouses but i did it any way and the gun smiths at wolfs den in minnesota have had my gun for going on 8 months i wanted you to work on it not keep it so im pissed to say the least i miss my baby damn
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Old 10-19-2012, 14:57   #45
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Its like having a fine automobile that you never drive. A WASTE.

Cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be shot.
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Old 10-19-2012, 15:50   #46
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I've decided to keep it (for now) I plan on shooting it around Thanksgiving. Really running it thru the motions. Only a month away.
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Old 10-19-2012, 17:01   #47
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I only have own 3 guns but they all get shot...lately though it has only been my 1911...such a joy to shoot and carry...
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Old 10-19-2012, 22:33   #48
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I have 13 pistols I've only shot 3-4x, 2 of them 1911's. also a .308 AR type and bushy .223 never shot. But I love holding them every once in a while....
That is what a lot of us do.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:01   #49
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I've decided to keep it (for now) I plan on shooting it around Thanksgiving. Really running it thru the motions. Only a month away.
Very cool
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:04   #50
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Its like having a fine automobile that you never drive. A WASTE.

Cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be shot.
It all depends on the car, the gun, and YOUR opinion.

I have several guns I will never shoot. People can collect guns like they can collect anything else. It's not a waste, in MY opinion.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:18   #51
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Its like having a fine automobile that you never drive. A WASTE.

Cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be shot.
Many will think that your post was a WASTE!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:38   #52
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Its like having a fine automobile that you never drive. A WASTE.

Cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be shot.
Yep. Life is way too short to sit there and admire a gun in the safe or a car in the garage.
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Old 10-20-2012, 14:59   #53
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The one with the "green" dot will be shot when my son opens this Christmas present......Christmas morning.

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Old 10-20-2012, 19:48   #54
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Yep. Life is way too short to sit there and admire a gun in the safe or a car in the garage.
I agree 100%. No safe queen or garage queen here.

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Old 10-20-2012, 19:50   #55
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The one with the "green" dot will be shot when my son opens this Christmas present......Christmas morning.

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Old 10-20-2012, 19:53   #56
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I actually find pleasure in admiring some guns and pleasure in shooting others. I don't own any typical semi-customs that I don't shoot, but I do own several collectible 1911s and other handguns that I take pride in not shooting.

Everyone is different, I guess.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:29   #57
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Who gives a **** if someone does not care to shoot a pistol?
What's the point in bustin their balls? They may be saving it
for a child, family member or a museum.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:26   #58
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Who gives a **** if someone does not care to shoot a pistol?
What's the point in bustin their balls? They may be saving it
for a child, family member or a museum.
I never understood it either, Greg.

People collect all sorts of things that just sit around. Why does every gun have to be shot. Believe me, I shoot probably over 90% of what I own, but I have a few pieces that don't and probably never will see the range.

I'm not talking your run of the mill semi custom, I'm talking items that you can't really find that I bought unfired.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:29   #59
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You are one of many private collectors. I applaud you & others
for preserving these rare firearms.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:42   #60
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You are one of many private collectors. I applaud you & others
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Thanks Greg

Like I said, its not many that I don't shoot. I'd say less than a 10th of my collection.
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