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When do you sell a gun?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by SQLGeek, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    When do you reach the point that you decide it's time to sell a gun? I know there's probably more than a few of you that never do and I used to think that way.

    I'm having a Marie Kondo

    moment right now and there's a couple of guns in my collection that every time I look at them I just don't want to shoot them.

    They're run of the mill so nothing special but I keep thinking I could dump them and use the funds to get something I really want.

    Am I insane or do others do this too?

  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    I never shoot any of my rifles.

    I could count on one hand the amount of times I've shot any of my rifles or shotguns in 40 years.
  3. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I have sold of guns to pay for other projects. Currently I'm living off of savings & the need to sell toys have not really come up. A while back I could have sold my Garand but it didn't happen & I am fine with that.
  4. TundraWookiee

    TundraWookiee Scruffy Nerf Herder TGT Supporter

    Jan 9, 2012
    Cedar Park
    Unless it is a collectible, something I enjoy shooting, or something that serves a specific role then I typically don't have a problem with selling them to fund something else I'm interested in. I only have so much room in the safes and I'd honestly rather someone else get to enjoy them than sit for decades.
  5. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf TGT Addict

    Apr 13, 2018
    what are said guns? Lol
  6. Reinz

    Reinz Well-Known

    Sep 5, 2014
    East TX
    30 years ago I sold 5 pistols to get a $2500 race gun for IPSC. The only one I regretted selling was the HK P7, but back then you could find them everywhere.

    Then 10 years ago I needed some cash influx for my business. I sold about 20 guns at Market Hall in Dallas.

    Other than those two occasions I just don’t sell guns. Maybe because I keep dropping them in the lake when hunting.
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  7. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

    Sep 27, 2017
    I haven’t sold a gun in decades. I’ve traded exactly one gun in the same time.

    I’ve also gifted a few.

    In the end, it’s your property and your decision and if you’re happy with whatever the end result is, that’s all that matters.
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  8. Gilbertc13

    Gilbertc13 Active Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    I can count the number of guns I have on one hand. But since September when I bought my first gun I’ve had 12 different ones.

    Springfield XD
    Glock 19.4
    Kahr P9
    Glock 19.3
    Glock 22.4
    Glock 43
    S&W shield
    Charter Arms Ultra Light
    Sig scorpion 1911
    Glock 32 (hated that one)
    Glock 26.5
    Glock 19.4 MOS

    Yeah I’m a gun ho

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  9. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

    Sep 30, 2012
    I'm selfish....if it goes home with it stays at home...while I do shoot the majority of the collection from time to time, there are a few that are never shot......

    I just finished reading the Ruger 10/22 by Wm. E. Workman.....

    Who knew 10/22's were collectible?
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  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie DILLIGAF Lifetime Member

    When I get bored with it.

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