View Full Version : dialing down my gun collection.

06-25-2008, 10:42 AM
Ok here is my idea. I have alot of pistols and i like them all but i dont LOVE them. I am thinking of dialing down the collection and selling about 5-6 pistols and using the money to buy what i really want. I want to have a 9mm 1911 full size dialed in, i mean just supremely accurate, utterly reliable, clean trigger etc. also a nice 4 in 9mm 1911 same condition, and a nice gold cup or 70 series colt. I only want to have 2 45s and 2-3 9mms in my collection along with a few i own that i will die with and instead of having a safe full of stuff i like having a safe 1/4 full of guns i adore.

pistols i may be selling are a Sig 226 in 9mm in great shape, a pre-b CZ75 that is really slick, a Kimber BP-10-2 full size perfect shape, possibly my tuned Beretta 92fs, and maybe my Glock 35 super tuned.

06-25-2008, 11:48 AM
Good idea.

06-25-2008, 12:19 PM
If you sell the gun, than you will probubly take a loss on it as financial investment. I have never sold a gun and lost money on it, because I just don't sell my guns. (I have traded)

06-25-2008, 12:49 PM
Pics of the CZ and Berretta?

06-25-2008, 12:54 PM
Prices as well?

06-25-2008, 1:20 PM
Pics of the CZ and Berretta?


The SoCal Gunner
06-25-2008, 1:44 PM
I'm thinking about doing the same. There the few pistols that I want to keep forever and and others that I just like or maybe its the idea of having them that I like.

I'm picking up a Dan Wesson Classic in a few days and I'm deciding what to sell. Most likely will try to sell the Walther P99 and maybe Ruger Mini-14 so I don't have to get rid of another pistol. Then again the P99 is the only 9mm I have and I have a bunch of .45acp 1911s.

06-25-2008, 1:49 PM
Good choices on your "want" list. Just keep buying, no need to sell :cool:

Black Majik
06-25-2008, 1:49 PM
I've considered the same, making a list of guns I'm most willing to sell on top. I've accumulated extras of the same platform or guns filling a niche at the time that just sit at home unshot.

Variety is the spice of life, but some just get neglected in the process... :shrug:

06-25-2008, 2:15 PM
i will take pics tonight. I will either hold off on this idea OR post all of them for sale on friday. so in preparation I am looking for decent deals on...

70 series colt
70 series gold cup
colt combat commander in 9mm
kimber 4in or full size 9mm
any double stacking 1911 in 9mm

the dream is for one full size colt 70 series, a 4in 9mm 1911 and a full size 9mm 1911.

06-25-2008, 2:37 PM
1911whore-did something like that a couple of years ago. Had mucho, mucho 9mm semis (I'm older; they're easier on the hands/wrists). Instead got a Springfield 1911 SS w/tgt. sights in 9mm. Sent to Barsto for work over. Accurate as all get out and can shoot 9mm all day. Got a CZ SA in 9mm. Sent to Angus Hobdell for trigger work/tgt. sight. Love the ergonomics of the CZ platform. Shoots where I look! A Glock 17 for knock-around. And for jus' plinkin', a P1 top end w/WWII steel frame (for heft). A great design, Beretta borrowed the P.38's functions in different package to make the 92FS. (As an aside: IMHO, the top three used-in-combat semiautos ever are the Browning HP, 1911, and P.38. In that order. I've had 'em and I've shot 'em. Just my $0.02.)

06-25-2008, 4:19 PM
Good choices on your "want" list. Just keep buying, no need to sell :cool:

Yep, that would be my advice as well. Given the (relative to the cost of the gun) relatively high transactional costs, it makes more sense just to hang on to what you have, and continue acquiring....

For several $1000 guns, sure, maybe if you don't love it you ought to sell it rather than tie up the capital. But Glocks are glocks....CZs are CZs....you'll end up rebuying them at a later day ;)


06-25-2008, 8:00 PM
I defiitely think you should sell the sig and Beretta to me:yes:

06-25-2008, 8:17 PM
Do remember that you can only perform 6 handgun sales per year under California law. You can sell more than 1 handgun in each of those 6 sales transactions though.


06-25-2008, 9:28 PM
Selling guns in Kalifornia?....UNHEARD OF!!!
Buying guns in Kalifornia?....Thats the TRICK!!!

Keep as many as you can!


Dark Water
06-26-2008, 12:02 AM
I think you should just save up and buy the guns you really want. Don't sell the others, keep them all. Worst case scenario consider trading instead that way you won't lose money.

06-27-2008, 11:24 AM
i believe ucla plinker has a colt 9mm 1911 in private classifieds

06-27-2008, 11:42 AM
Do remember that you can only perform 6 handgun sales per year under California law. You can sell more than 1 handgun in each of those 6 sales transactions though.


I think it's actually "less than 6" handgun transactions per year.

06-27-2008, 4:23 PM
Unfortunately CA gun laws make it a pain to do major re-organizations of your collection, what with having to sell thru a dealer, 1 handgun-a-month and all that junk. Living in AZ for example, I bet one could totally revamp their collection in 1 or 2 gun shows. Sell what you don't want and buy what you want. No fuss, no muss.

06-27-2008, 4:25 PM
Over the last year I've sold probably 10 guns, and it feels great not having heartburn over which ones to take to the range. I'd rather have less guns, but more guns that I like and enjoy, over having a ton of guns that I don't like and never shoot.

06-27-2008, 6:25 PM
I am interested in gold cup, let me know what you decide. Send me a PM please.

06-28-2008, 4:00 PM
1911s in 9mm? Abomination.