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Old 10-08-2012, 15:33   #1
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Thinking about selling all my 9's

This will probably generate a lot of traffic on GT....

I'm thinking about selling all of my 9mm pistols. I have four of them: a Sig Sauer P226, Glock 26, CZ75D Compact and Smith and Wesson 6906. Yeah, I know I probably won't get crap for them at my local gun store....even when I sell them on consignment.

Here's my reasoning on why I might sell. For the past 2 years I've only been carrying 45acp pistols and occasionally a pocket 38 revolver when I can't carry my normal edc (either a Glock 30sf or Sig P220 Carry). I'll shoot one of the nines at the range once and a while, but I really like my 45's better. I reload my own ammunition so shooting my 45's really isn't a big deal....about $12 a box. Reloading 9mm costs me about $6 a box.

As far as 45's go....have enough (Glock30sf, two Sig P220Carry's, a Colt Commander and in a few months a new Ed Brown Executive Carry).

Am I nuts?? Please be kind in your remarks......

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Old 10-08-2012, 15:37   #2
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Why sell them? Whats wrong with just keeping them. Who knows they might get restricted or banned and go up in price since they would be grandfathered as pre-banned. You never know???

Plus there is the revolution and/or zombie apocalypse. You could always use more guns there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:39   #3
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Keep at least one sell the rest to fund something fun
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:40   #4
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No you're not nuts unless you're selling the 9s out of a feeling that they're inadequate which they're not. If you are bored with them and prefer the .45ACP, they can provide lots of components for you to reload with. Don
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:43   #5
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Since you do need to sell them, take your time. GC classifieds, a local board, selling a gun to another individual it's more rewarding for you and the buyer. This way you will feel better about having sold them.

You have plenty of good guns, you reload, do as you see fit. Have fun and buy more 45's with the money.
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:49   #6
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Both are nice calibers, but you prefer the .45 so I say full speed ahead with whatever it is that you want... This for the most part is a luxury sport that is for entertainment, so it makes perfect sense to concentrate on what entertains you the most... 9mm's are just about everywhere, so if you ever want to switch back it shouldn't be a real issue to do so with relative ease... However, if I were you I wouldn't sell the reloading supplies just yet...
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:39   #7
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You're not nut. Sell them, if they don't fit your style.
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:40   #8
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Why the preference for 45 over 9?

I'll add, if the 45 gets it done for you then that's what I'd stick with. Hang onto them for a while longer. Prices may go up.

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Old 10-08-2012, 16:41   #9
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If they are something you no longer care for,.....part ways with them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:42   #10
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If you don't need the money, why sell? Guns don't expire.
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:45   #11
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If you don't need the money just hang on to them. You may change your mind down the road. If you can use the money, sell local or here in classifieds so you don't take a huge loss.
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:01   #12
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Keep at least one sell the rest to fund something fun
That's what I did, and the one I kept, is actually a 40 cal, with the 9MM conversion barrel.

With having so many calibers, years ago, decided to narrow it down some. For me, the nine was for plinking only! I prefer the 40, 45, and 10MM for my carry role. Had a 19, and 23 at the same time, and when I headed out the door, the 23 always got the nod. When it comes to range time, there never seems to be enough time, and the nine, rarely sees a target.

Keep one, they are fun to shoot!
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:01   #13
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That's crazy talk.
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:03   #14
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I have an odd perspective in that, despite the fact I have been a shooter since my teens, I didn't own a 9mm until I was in my late 30's. The performance of the ammo until then and my .45/357 mindset kept me from "bothering".

I carry a range of guns and the 9 fits in now. In a general "for the good of things/you never know" kind of way, I can'tsee being without some 9. They are fun to shoot if nothing else and I know if I got rid of my CZ 75 Compact I'd never find a .45 that fit that niche, multiply that by an extra factor if I had a "D" model.

It is sort of the way I feel about my Python and my Officer's Model Match. Those I know I am never going to carry (The Python is a 6") but with both of them there are times I just WANT to shoot a handgun like that.

I guess I don't have a problem keeping a gun in a common caliber if I like the gun enough to have bought it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:13   #15
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Sorry to hear

9mm is my favorite caliber. I've got over 50 9mm pistols.
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:26   #16
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I'd keep one or two given what the climate may be if we get another Clinton style ban. They may shoot up in price. At worse they won't go up but they certainly won't go down either. I'd wait a little longer and then sell them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 19:07   #17
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Nothing wrong with liking the .45 ACP, it's my favorite pistol caliber.

Keep at least one 9mm, though.
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Old 10-08-2012, 19:12   #18
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You may get a good price for the Sig. The rest, I dunno.

I agree, keep one, just because.

I'm actually thinking of giving up on .45. Even with reloading, the bullets cost more and I'm growing to actually not like the recoil impulse so much now that I'm shooting more .40 (it used to be the other way around). Plus I just don't like the low capacity. Not knocking .45, it's an awesome caliber, but this is just the way it is for me.

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Old 10-08-2012, 19:45   #19
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Keep the SIG P-226, sell the rest.
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Old 10-08-2012, 19:52   #20
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Why people say keep one? These are mass produced items, not some unique collectors' stuff. If it is emotional then keep them.

Rationally though there is not a single reason in the world to keep them; actually, given the performance of gun manufacturers stocks, gun prices might be heading down even though obviously I have no idea where they are heading.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:09   #21
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I'm actually in the same situation as you. I have three pistols that I'm considering selling to fund my first AR rifle. I'm thinking of selling a Glock 26, SIG P229, and a Springfield XDs - all of which are spending more time in the safe than at the range.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:12   #22
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I sold all of mine, but one, a Nano (technically my brother-in-law is just borrowing my 19). Mostly have 45's and 2 .357 Sigs. Did just sell my last .40 and bought a Mossberg brush gun.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:30   #23
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Aside from being crazy for selling any guns at all, I question taking the 26 out of your carry line up.

Unless you are one of those guys who has problems shooting Glocks, the 26 has got to be the best carry gun made.

10+1 rounds, reliable, and very accurate. A bit chubby, but for it's overall small size no other gun is going to give you that many good defensive rounds on target as quickly as the 26.

Name an 11 round gun as small, as reliable, and as effective as the 26. It's closest competitor is the 27
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:02   #24
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Life is short. If selling/trading your 9mm's will make you happy, do it. Use the money to buy more ammo, or another .45 ACP.
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:08   #25
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I sold all of mine, but one, a Nano (technically my brother-in-law is just borrowing my 19). Mostly have 45's and 2 .357 Sigs. Did just sell my last .40 and bought a Mossberg brush gun.
I did similar, I'm now mostly 357 Sig and 10mm... because I hate affordable ammo.

I do have a CZ P01 9mm, and a 9mm conversion for my Glock 32. I don't plan to part with either, but I'm down from quite a few 9mm pistols to one-ish.

I'm trying to decide between 10mm or 357 Sig for a 1911.
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