The Great Safe Queen Debate

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    State if you're for or against, and your reasoning.

    Personally, I had a safe queen knife. Screamed at the wife, she wanted to actually CUT something with it.

    First time I took it out and did cut something, chipped it immediately.

    Precious few safe queens now.

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  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot everything I own.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Right now I shoot everything. In the future I will have guns that will not be shot or they will be shot very little.

    I like safe queens. Guys keep them for ever then they sell them and make good deals on them.
     
  4. Gatekeeper

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    I'm the guy that would just love to go deer hunting in the brush during a rainstorm with someones NIB pre-64 winchester, or take someones mint 67 mustang with the original tires and sticker in the window to the drag strip (or the mud bog:D)
    If its a valuable piece of history then it belongs in a museum, but if I ever get my hands on it I'm using it the way it was intended [​IMG]
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I'm with the use crowd. I gotta know if it works, if the price was warranted.

    I understand a collectors piece, but I'm not a museum. I gotta know the piece was worth having.
     
  6. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Everyone has a collection. I have guns, but for strictly utilitarian uses so far. I collect other things.

    But for me, guns are for shooting.
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I have some guns I rarely shoot. I bought them to shoot but find I generally grab something else. I suppose I should get a table at a gun show and offload a few.
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    All of my guns are shooters and all of my knives get used. I take good care of my stuff and some of my things still look new, but they're going to work for me. If I want to just look at something, we have some very nice art to contemplate.
     
  9. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I don't enjoy things that I don't use. I've got friends who are proper knife collectors and keep them pristine in their boxes and only keep a few that they actually use. That's the way they enjoy their knives, to each their own.

    I'm the same way with my guns, I shoot them all and I won't buy a gun that I can't shoot to my heart's content.

    I do understand hardcore collectors that keep their knives and guns NIB. One of them once explained that he feels a bit like a curator, his collection is something he builds because he feels these items need to be preserved for people in the future to enjoy. they work quite hard, research a lot, document all their pieces, etc. I've learned a lot about knives from these folks and while they haven't convinced me to stop beating the crap out of my expensive one of a kind customs I do respect them.
     
  10. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I have a gi I don't wear anymore. I only wore it once and didn't like it. It's made for someone as skinny as I used to be. :D

    I was planning on putting it in the white elephant giveaway?

    Do you want it BB? It's blue and has our school logo on the back. :cool:
     
  11. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I shoot and use every piece of weaponry I own. I am not a firearm collector. Everyone of mine has a use, some more than others, but they all get used regularly and every caliber I have has at least one backup firearm of that same caliber, rifle or handgun.
     
  12. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I've seen your pictures. If it doesn't fit you, it surely won't fit me.:eek:
     
  13. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Okie dokie.

    BTW, I've never had a gun I didn't shoot on a regular basis. I do have a couple of knives that haven't seen much use though.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I bought my S&W 29-2 as an investment and fully intended to 'safe' it. That was until I decided to just run a cylinder or two of factory loads, oops, too much fun and sacrilegious to hide such a work of engineering and art behind that fire resistance door! I count my return on investment in fun and smiles for now.
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The only "safe queens" I have are those that don't get to the range as much as the others.
    Lately, it seems like all of them.
    The only ones I don't shoot, are those with a price tag to move.
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    All of my guns get shot. Some get shot more then others but they all get used. I believe in using a machine for what it was built to do. I don't abuse them, in fact I'm rather anal about them but they do get used. If you've got one that is super rare, I understand not shooting it but I don't own any. I look at them like collector cars. I have a 67 Mustang Fastback that really isn't that rare so I'm building it the way I want to. Now if it was a 68 Convertible with a 428 CJ, it would all original and see almost no road time(they made 16).