Had to sell collections but lesson learned

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      Senior Member spacedoggy's Avatar
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      May 2006
      Planet Zeon just outside of Tyler Texas

      Had to sell collections but lesson learned

      The picture at the bottom plus 15 more pistols and six more rifles was my collection at it's peak. Both my wife and I have health problems and are unemployeed. The first things to go are the guns most of the time. I sold everything except for the 45acp remington Rand S&W 38 sp snub my 22-250 savage and my Tompson/contender with 5 barrels. That's all I have left. Do I miss them? No

      I know what your thinking I need to go to Bellvieuw. The only ones I miss was my S&W 1911, 357 mag 686+ all XD's my glock 19 and FN 5 and 7 and HK P2000.

      Once I am making money I will first get the PARA PDA LDA 45acp for carry and the 9mm for fun and the wife. I'll get a couple XD's my Glock19 and a couple of 1911's. If I have a lot of money I'll get another 5&7 and to end it I will get a ClassIII HK UMP 45acp. Then I'll set aside 2K just for gun shows to buy and sell. I might get something I think I might like and shoot it for awhile then sell it. I enjoy doing that and if I break even I'm happy.

      I added up everything I spent and what I sold everything for. Most of my guns were late models and I should have lost a lot. I'mm a little over 200 a head. I will never own that many guns again just to much work and stress. I do miss going to the safe and pulling something out for the evening to wipe down and fiddle with.

      I'm looking forward to a few new ones but when I got down to about 8 to 10 pistols I found myself going to the range and shooting more. I will be having a lot of magazines and holsters for sale soon once I organize them.

      I still love guns and have a passion for them but sometimes going overboard wore on me.

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      Senior Member Mike Barham's Avatar
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      Mar 2006
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      Guns are just objects, tools for a specific purpose. Your health and financial well-being are far more important than some guns.

      I get by just fine with a relatively small number of guns. I still have a few more than I need, and could live quite happily with a half-dozen guns or even less.
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      Senior Member JeffWard's Avatar
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      Aug 2007
      St Pete Beach, FL
      I'm sticking with my four pistols, one rifle, two shotguns for now... bout right... More than I can shoot.


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      Senior Member James NM's Avatar
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      Jan 2007
      New Mexico

      Sorry to hear about you and your wife's health issues and financial problems. Good luck on both fronts.

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      Senior Member Baldy's Avatar
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      Port St.John,FL.
      Hang in there SD things got away of turning around. Hope you and the wife are doing better heath wise. Good luck.

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      Member oak1971's Avatar
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      Apr 2008
      You can replace guns later, just do what you need to. My thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

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