Low use/High Dollar Guns

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by shottist2, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I see the guns as a type of collectible. I used to collect watches, and it's the same kind of thing.
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  2. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I think a lot of it is also the chase. I see a lot of guys lusting after a gun, finally getting one for the right price just to turn around the next month and sell it off to buy the next gun they’re lusting after.
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  3. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I have three pistols that were expensive for me, they get shot/carried, a lot, and I don't like the word collection, I prefer the term the Leftmedia uses, Arsenal. Sounds better to me. Or Ordnance Depot with Ammunition Dump. Or weapons cache, or...
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  4. sawman556

    sawman556 Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2020
    I'm a shooter not a collector. I purchased my only 1911 at the beginning of May and already have 4500 rounds through it. If I had 20 1911's it would be hard to shoot them all. I've cut back my AR-15 collection to a half dozen because owning 2 dozen rifles I never used was a little much. I also own a fair collection of Glocks and other pistols that get used pretty frequently. I also like automatic watches, but I only own 2 and wear one daily. I also bought a Challenger Hellcat. Some guys keep them locked in their garage. I'm driving the piss out of mine. Collecting is fine, just not my thing. We never know how long we have so we might as well enjoy the things we have today.
  5. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

    Oct 30, 2018
    Well, this is an interesting thread. I have several very nice "shooters" that I've barely shot, and would like to thin the herd, but in looking through the classifieds I felt I was in the wrong place...I mean who would even look at a pristine 9mm SA RO, or 45acp RO Elite Target, or a Para P-16 or Glock 35??? Maybe if I eventually sell the whole lot for the price of one of the "bespoke" custom builds? I fancy myself as a shooter, but maybe I'm actually a hoarder!
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  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Who in their right mind would own more than a couple of guns at any one time..... let alone not shoot them??????????????

    I've NEVER been accused of having my mind right........... so I guess I'm not qualified to ask OR answer that question.
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  7. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Looking back on things I really wish I would have shot them more often before they were all lost in the boating accident. Boy oh boy I wish I still had them.
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  8. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Whomever originally made that comment obviously doesn’t belong on this forum and should have their membership revoked. We are “Addicts” after all.
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  9. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Tastes change over the years. A guy may send a gun off to a well known gunsmith....may take several years to get it back, only to find his taste has changed so he sends off another gun to have it built and sells the one that recently returned. Such is the addiction...and why our classified section is better than gunbroker.
  10. jfrey

    jfrey Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 10, 2012
    My dad was retired military and was never a "pistol guy" I guess because he had to carry one for so long and only saw one use for it. He thought a man only needed one good rifle, and maybe a shotgun. If he saw my collection today he would probably think it is a waste of money, but even my wife sees it as an investment. If you are a regular on this forum you probably have your own collection and most, if not all of us, collect for a reason. We enjoy guns.
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  11. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Stamp collectors don't lick and use their rare stamps for postage either.
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  12. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    20200623_152347.jpg This one is always with me. It wasn't an Uber expensive full build but its irreplaceable in my eyes. Still, always on my hip.
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  13. SVG

    SVG Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2019
    I've got a range on my property and I still haven't shot every gun I own.
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  14. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I like 1911s and own several. But I'm a shooter. Should I find another forum to hang out before you guys hang me from a nearby tree? :)
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  15. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I have a feeling you have more than a couple and are always welcome here. I enjoy reading your build threads and who couldn’t like a guy that likes STI’s.
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  16. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    I dont really consider myself a collector. I have shot every gun in my safes. I do have dozens and dozens of handguns so it may take quite some time to shoot a particular gun again.
  17. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I like 1911s. And I like 2011s. If I had to choose only one or the other, I'd be hard pressed to do so. Fortunately, I've not been forced to make that decision.

    Now if I was still working, I'd have a few safes full of all manner of guns! :D
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  18. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    I would consider unloading a few if I could retire!
  19. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Never could wrap my head around the high dollar/low mileage/quick turnaround guns, especially when you factor in the loss of $$. I shoot what I own a lot. Guns are made to be shot not fondled for me. To each his own.
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  20. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I was forced into early retirement. It wasn't by choice. :(

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