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Ever buy a gun and wonder "Why?"

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CajunBass, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. I got no idea why I bought this thing. It was cheap, so it's not like it set me back a lot. I suppose I did because it's "cute." It looked like a lost puppy on the rack.

    An "I" frame Smith & Wesson 32 Regulation Police from the early 20's. 3 1/4" barrel, walnut grips. No address line. The finish is rough, but it's almost 100 years old. I wish my finish looked this good.



    I bought a box of RNL 32 longs with it. They cost almost as much as the gun. :wow:
  2. No, I always know why and ONLY have guns I use and or have a use for.

  3. so are you gonna shoot it? better save the brass:wavey:
  4. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    I have said "WHY" did I not buy that gun!!! But never the other way around :)
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  5. Oh yea. I'll shoot it. I don't know how much, but it will get shot. Reloading dies may come later depending on how we like it.

    My wife says she may even carry it.
  6. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    That'd probably make current .380s seem like beasts. Better than nothing I guess. Don
  7. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Feb 28, 2005
    DFW TX
    I'll admit a couple times I have done that. When it happens they don't stick around for long. Unless of course one of them happens to grow on me.
  8. Yes, I have... but I'd probably buy that one too. What was the damage if you don't mind me asking?

    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage Model 24 - .22LR/410
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I usually buy guns only for a purpose, but if one is cheap enough that purpose may be "cheap car gun" or "spare."
  10. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    I agree, I can ALWAYS think of some use for what I buy.
  11. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

    Nov 9, 2008
    No. Always can find a use for a gun!! :) What constituted cheap in this case? I like the looks of that gun!!
  12. ChicagoZman


    Jun 29, 2010
    Only twice in twenty years.

    First time was a Bushmaster M17S. A really cool looking bullpup 5.56 that I found at a gun show and just had to have. Wish I hadn't gone to that gun show.

    Second was a Taurus 24/7 OSS .45. Handled it daily in the LGS and it looked good and felt even better than it looked. Too bad it doesn't shoot as well as it looks and feels.
  13. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    Its probably a soft shooting, accurate gun. The ammo cost sucks though. Might be a good gun to give to grandma. Take her out shooting once or twice so she knows how to shoot it, then load it up, give her a box of ammo and be done with it.

    Not a great range toy because of ammo cost, but a good gun for someone who is recoil sensitive.
  14. That's why my wife (who IS a grandmaw BTW) said she might carry it. Not so much because of recoil, but because she walks with a cane and has balance problems, so keeping the weight she carries down is important to her. She loves to shoot her 65-6 Ladysmith, but it's heavier than she wants to carry around. She likes revolvers now, and has no interest in any kind of semi-auto.

    If she enjoys shooting it, I'll just pick-up the stuff to reload for it.

    Oh, someone asked. It was about $250.00.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  15. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I would probably have picked it up at 250 also despite having absolutely no idea what I would do with it. Congratulations.
  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Lol, I have about 20 "spares".
  17. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Antique revolvers that I don't have a purpose for?

    Uhm, yah,...I got a few



    I have another one on the way. At least mine shoot cheap ammo
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Colt Official Police/Commando hybrid. It has an Official Police barrel but the serial number dates to the Commando series. It has some sort of weird modification to the rear sight and the action is looser than the caboose of a french hooker. But hey, it was cheap and one of these days I'll make some sort of project gun out of it.

  19. Bflying


    May 8, 2012
    Yup. For me it was the Judge. I really don't know why I wanted it, I just did. Maybe it'll be a collectors item someday. No really.
  20. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    I've bought a few "why" guns over the years. Most of them were an impulse type of buy.

    Last "why gun" was a RIA 1911 in 9mm. While it was a okay gun for what it was and I am a 1911 fan....I don't know why the hell I bought the thing. Traded it out.