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Old 12-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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I’ve been thinking about my very modest collection of semi-auto handguns and what needs I have and the niche they fill. Currently I own three…
a SIG P229SCT in .40, a Beretta 92FS and a XDM Compact in 9mm. All are very new and in pristine condition.

The P229- in my opinion it is the gold standard for an all metal, DA/SA mid-size pistol. I love the gun. Functions great, looks great and feels great. It is a range gun for me, just basic target shooting and it’s my bed side pistol. I don’t have CCW permit yet, but I plan to get one soon. This gun will probably be a secondary pistol or somewhere in the rotation for my carry needs and it’s my only .40

The XDM- another gun I can’t see myself ever letting go. Great pistol, excellent ergonomics, accurate and functions flawlessly. I love the convertibility of it with it’s full size mag and short mag for carry. This will be my primary CCW pistol. I shoot it often, just a fun pistol to shoot at the range.

The Beretta- It’s my second 92. I missed the first one after I sold it and had to replace it. It’s in near new condition and like all Beretta’s, it just looks like it’s doing 100mph sitting on the table. It’s a range gun and that’s all it will ever be. I call it my SHTF gun, anyone will work on them, you can always find parts and accessories….But it’s also the pistol I would let go and I’ve been thinking about that lately....

…there’s a couple of handguns I’d like to have. I’d like a couple of revolvers. A short barreled .38 snub for CCW would be nice. A full size .357 for the range and a woods gun would thrill me to death. And a single-stack semi for CCW for those occasions you want very little bulk when carrying.

With limited funds, like many of us…I’d have trade off the Beretta. I know it’s a personal decision and I know I’d miss it. I've never sold or traded a gun I didn't miss.... Just soliciting your thoughts and opinions….thanks.

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Old 12-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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If you want to get rid of a gun then trade it off. But if you wanna keep all of them and yet get more, then why not just save a little here in there until you have enough to buy the next one?

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^ agreed. Only trade it off or sell if you are not really happy with it. Otherwise, you will miss it and regret it. I've sold and traded a few I should have kept and just spent more money replacing them.

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There are collections and then there are COLLECTIONS.

Amassing a large number of guns may not be the same as collecting different firearms.

Be selective in buying. Having 25 Hi-Points is not the same as having 5 "Les Baer's".

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i agree, and i only trade or sell those that i don't like or don't fulfill my expectations for me. i too have traded or sold some in the past to get another, only to find that the new one wasn't as great as i thought. then was in remorse over having gotten rid of one i had that i liked to end up with one i didn't. if you like the 92f, then keep it and save up for something else you want, then if you don't like the new one, get rid of it.

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Trade it if you want..If I don't shoot it much I'll get rid of it to get something else. They make more every day..It's would be nice to have a big collection of guns, but other than a couple pre-64 Win. 94's, I shoot all my guns and enjoy doing so..

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I say trade it. I have had many handguns that were really good guns, but I was just not enamored with. The Beretta would be easy to re-acquire if you decided you wanted another one down the road. I personally like horse-trading guns to have and try different types. Some I really like and keep, and others I hang onto until something better comes along. Good luck either way you decide.

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If you're even thinking of trading it I think you've already made you're mind up

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I know what you mean when you later regret getting rid of one. I sold a friend a Star model 30m 9mm it was nothing special but it was dead nut accurate, dependable and built like a tank, I'm trying to talk him into selling it back to me.

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Sold my 92 years ago, bought a Wilson Commander. The Wilson is amazing. Accuracy is second to none. It may only hold 7 rounds, so I bought more mags.
I don't miss the 92 at all.

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