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Buying and Selling

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Bro KV, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Bro KV

    Bro KV

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    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?
     
  2. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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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.:supergrin:
     


  3. Bro KV

    Bro KV

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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.
     
  4. bigchuck83

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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
     
  5. Bro KV

    Bro KV

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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.
     
  6. taurn88

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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.
     
  7. seamaster

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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.
     
  8. ftw13

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    sometimes you gotta kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. hahaha
     
  9. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    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.
     
  10. mongo356

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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.
     
  11. TxGlock9

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    Nothing wrong with it. Some people frown on it but who are they to judge?
     
  12. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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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.
     
  13. Bruce M

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    If I like it I keep it, if I don't like it I will sell or trade it.
     
  14. 2740dmx

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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) :embarassed:

    I've had Beretta, Sig, Glock, Colt, S&W, Ruger, etc...
    but always sold them off to try the next thing...
     
  15. 1911austin

    1911austin Senior Member

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  16. bac1023

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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.
     
  17. Ferdinandd

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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?
     
  18. Rick305

    Rick305 ra1sales.com

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    Me too


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  19. bac1023

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    I would qualify as one also. :embarassed:
     
  20. mongo356

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    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:
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012