Impractical

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by NGIB, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    If you have enough handguns to warrant using the word collection (say 5-6 or more), odds are you have one that really isn't that practical but you hang on to it anyway. For me, this pistol is my old blue Walther PPK. It's an older gun with the short grip (hence a PPK not a PPK/S), the finish is well worn, and it really doesn't serve a purpose better than other guns I own.

    My Sig P238 is lighter and has a much better trigger, my SP101 carries a hell of a lot more punch, but the old Walther stays at home even though I trade guns frequently. Not sure why, maybe it's the cool factor, or maybe because it's an old design - just like me. What are some of your impractical keepers?

    (Right now it's loaded with Cor-Bon, wearing the black plastics grips, and doing duty on my desk)

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  2. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Dont know why but I have kept an old bolt action .22 shotty. Will probably never use it again. Bought it to shoot pidgeons in my daughter in door riding arena at the stables she keeps her horses at. In the end I bought a .22 co2 rifle with scope, laser and moderator.
     

  3. sweeper22

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    My most impractical pistol is probably my Sig P226 chambered in 357sig. It's the caliber of course that makes it a little impractical. It doesn't get carried anywhere and sees pretty limited range time. And given the money I've got tied up in it, this is a pistol that would make sense to sell...but for whatever reason I'm not a motivated seller yet.

    Maybe because it's such a good shooter. Or because it's the only pistol I've got with factory night sights. I haven't seen another quite like mine for some reason. It's not any kind of "dark" or "elite" model or anything, but it has a beavertail which seems to give it sort of a tacticool look.

    For now it resides as the bedside gun with a Sig tac light/laser on the rail. Some day I'll probably move it and get out of the 357sig caliber. At that point the XDm45 moves to the nightstand...but it may be a while.
     
  4. freefall

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    I have a S&W model 39, my cousin gave it to me for Christmas a couple years ago. Don't really have a use for it, full size 8 shot 9mm, but I like it, it's reliable and I don't suppose it would sell for much. Also have a NAA Guardian .380. My PF9 fills it's function, is lighter, more powerful and reliable. Still haven't parted with the NAA tho.
     
  5. JonM

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    desert eagle 50AE with 44mag barrel conversion. the wife loves it but we've taken it out maybe twice in the last decade.
     
  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I have an old Rossi 44 Sp I keep it cause I haven't sold off any guns ever. I'm sure I only bought it due to my getting delayed for 15 years, & out of frustration (private sale)
     
  7. danf_fl

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    My Springfield 1903A3 rifle. S/N in the 80,000 area. Scared to shoot it (I would have to remove cosmoline).

    So it sits in the rack taking up space.
     
  8. User Name

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    Sundance 25 auto, piece of crap but im keeping it anyway.
     
  9. Dillinger

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    I got an old P-38 that was "liberated" by my grandfather from some german officer during WWII.

    Totally impractical today, the thing weighs as much as a boat anchor, but I love it and take it out about once a month to marvel at it's incredible craftsmanship ( for the period ).

    I'll never part with that one. I probably won't part with most of the collection he left me just because of who it came from and how most of them were acquired.

    JD
     
  10. Davyboy

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    Fired its follow up P1 a lot of years ago not the best but practical. A typical transition from craftsmanship to practicality.
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    45-70 Guide Gun. The Texas white tails can be easily taken with a .223, almost all the black bears are gone, but I just like tossing a 340 gr hard cast bullet at 2100 fps. You never know when a telephone pole will get in the way of your target.
     
  12. gunsavy

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    Mine would probably be the Sig p220 sport I own . I would love to carry it and still might but it's all steel and thicker than a 1911 . I have to find the right holster for it.
     
  13. orangello

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    My childhood .22 bolt gun and childhood .410 shotty are too small for me to properly shoulder, now; i guess that is my most "impractical" firearms. OK, well there is the single shot BP pistol, but if smokeless powder runs out, that could become my favorite. :)
     
  14. bgeddes

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    Single shot .410, not really practical for much other than personal challenges hunting. I have a collection of break action shot guns in 12g, both single and double barreled. They can pretty much do anything the .410 with a lot more energy.

    I'd never sell it, for some odd reason we are attached.
     
  15. silentghost

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    I would say mine would be my FN 5.7. I really like this little gun, and I shoot it every so often, but since I have a light mounted on it, I haven't really found any holsters that I like that I would actually carry this thing.
     
  16. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Mine would be a daisy red ryder! Bought just to mess around with in the back yard:D
     
  17. doose

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    3 different 9MM (Beretta, Browning, Glock) 4 different .45s (3 Colts and one Sig P220 from 1995!), and last but not least a SW Model 19 .38spl/.357 Texas Ranger commemorative. The most useless gun I own is the Sig P229 in .40 that I was looking at the other day but have not bought it yet. Do I really need another caliber???
     
  18. GNLaFrance

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    Not really mine, I'm keeping it for my son, an FÉG PMK-380. It's uncomfortable to shoot and uses a marginally effective, expensive round. Cute little bugger, though.