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Old 04-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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As many of you know I like all guns but 1911s and Security Six wheelies are my weakness.

Well, my cousin got a 1911 Commerative Edition Thompson/Auto-Ord, you know its one of those Gold covered things that make you want to vomit from America Remembers that cost $2,000 and you can't sell it for $400.

He got it on the cheap for the aforementioned reason but he hates it. He said it shoots like crap and he can't carry it (too big). So we went to the range and its shoots pretty good, its not a Colt, but its not bad either. He just isn't great with the GI sights. He is still ticked off and wants to go the other route a NAA 22 mag (another with crap sights and hard to shoot ). So, I offer him a trade. One of my extra S&W J frames for the Thompson. I gave him a S&W model 60 .357 (I had 3, two in 357 and one in 38) and I took this:






The gun would look great with no gold as the pulm bluing is amazing, look at the right side of the slide!
Anyways, I am planning to shoot the crap out of it, unless someone else can change my mind. Opinions
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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I don't see the point in having a gun you don't shoot. Shoot the crap out of it!

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What? No beer option?

Go ahead and shoot it.

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Shoot it. There are two grades of those commemorative guns.

Un-Fired.
Fired.

Value is low no matter which way you go. So might as well use it, right?

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I voted to "'shoot the crap out of it' but take care of it". I wouldn't carry it. I wouldn't have a problem shooting it once it's already been fired, but I wouldn't want to scrach it up.

It may not be worth much, but is still a pretty gun for the wall.

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I don't see the point in having a gun you don't shoot. Shoot the crap out of it!
What he said. ^^

Nice looking 1911 Commemorative edition.

All that fancy scribble on the side is not gonna hamper it's performance.

Shoot it! Shoot it a lot!
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I agree. Blast away!

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Another thought, you may not be able to sell it for $400, but it's still worth $2000 if the house burns down.

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I voted to "'shoot the crap out of it' but take care of it". I wouldn't carry it. I wouldn't have a problem shooting it once it's already been fired, but I wouldn't want to scrach it up.

It may not be worth much, but is still a pretty gun for the wall.
Oh I wouldn't destroy it but this would be a total range toy. As for carry, I and usually with one of three guns: my SP101, my Kimber TLE, or my 2 3/4" Security Six.

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Another thought, you may not be able to sell it for $400, but it's still worth $2000 if the house burns down.

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I really do need to inventory my entire collection and get insurance for them.
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Another thought, you may not be able to sell it for $400, but it's still worth $2000 if the house burns down.

just sayin'
Absolutely! Haha. Maybe more, due to appreciation....
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