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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
for preserving these rare firearms.
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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Old 10-21-2012, 09:45   #61
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When I started this thread I wasn't really talking about not shooting a gun because it's a collector. There's nothing wrong with keeping collectors. If I had some of the guns that some here have (bac1023) I'd never shoot them. I have a Ruger No 1, 7X57, International that's never been fired. I also have a Colt .38 Super unfired. Neither are collectors but are the only guns I own that have not been fired. Both were my grandfathers and he never shot them. I suspect my Dad and I will shoot them one day but we're waiting for a good time when we're together. Until then I have no problem with these two sitting in the safe.

What I was asking originally was how many of you buy something like a semi-custom 1911, planing on shooting the crap out of it, but then never really shoot it very much for one reason or another? For me personally I hate having this No Name sitting there! I wish I could shoot it everyday. There's all ways a reason why I can't get out to shoot it. I'm going to have to fix that!
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