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hefedehefe
05-05-2011, 11:07 PM
My cousin offered to buy my XD from me the other day and I told him I would never sell it because it was my first. Anybody else have this feeling/love for their first?

JaeFern
05-05-2011, 11:25 PM
Well, kind of? My first pistol was a Beretta 92FS. I didn't sell it but I did leave it with my dad so that they have some protection at home. Left my mom the mossberg 500 too, which was my first long gun. If they ever buy their own guns I'll take them back and keep them, otherwise I'm going to wait until they pass.

BayAreaShooter
05-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Yea I feel the same. I don't see getting rid of my first.

Voo
05-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Ehh, as much as I like guns, it's stuff that Im not overly sentimental about.

nick
05-05-2011, 11:31 PM
I still have my first handgun, a Glock 35. It's still one of my favorites, too.

Not sure about being sentimental about it though. It's just a good gun.

mala in se
05-05-2011, 11:35 PM
my first is my favorite in my collection: Sig P229 w/ NS. i've bought many pistols since, but it is by far my go to HD pistol.

stangman86gt
05-06-2011, 12:11 AM
first handgun was a Kimber custom II, and yes i still have it.

scoot64
05-06-2011, 12:17 AM
I've never thought about it, I still have my first, but I'm not really into selling any of my guns.

RenegadeRebel
05-06-2011, 12:18 AM
My first is a Beretta 96 Elite II...God I love that gun...

I dont really remember how I settled on the thing, but I remember once I seen the first pic of it, I HAD to have it. Since it was already out of production, I searched high and low for one for months, and finally found a used one in mint condition for 650.

You can (try to) pry it out of my dead cold fingers if you want it in your safe...

redhemi
05-06-2011, 12:28 AM
Yep still got it and shoot it as much as I can afford. Its a Ruger GP100 4" stainless. I've up graded it with a HiViz front site Wilson springs and a trigger polishing. Love that gun it will be the last to go when I can't shoot anymore.

iareConfusE
05-06-2011, 12:31 AM
I still have my Mosin Nagant and I don't think I'd ever sell it because it probably isn't worth selling since I got it for $100.

Apart from that, I go through guns pretty regularly.

Adub
05-06-2011, 12:39 AM
First was a Sig P220 and I will never get rid of it.

c483125117
05-06-2011, 12:43 AM
I still have my first. XD-9 Bi-Tone Subcompact. Probably won't ever sell, not for sentimental reasons, but because it's a great gun.

verapakill
05-06-2011, 12:50 AM
Glock 21 and still have it

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Z_SprizL
05-06-2011, 12:52 AM
I could never sell my P99. If I had to get rid of it for some reason I would give it to a family member to keep it close :D

kTC xDEICIDEx
05-06-2011, 1:02 AM
My Ruger SR9, I have pondered selling it but I don't I ever will. Hate the trigger but love the adjustable sights. 

mossy
05-06-2011, 1:06 AM
glock 17C was my first and yes i still have it

451040
05-06-2011, 1:17 AM
I'll never get rid of my Glock 21.

noliwan
05-06-2011, 1:17 AM
Well, kind of? My first pistol was a Beretta 92FS. I didn't sell it but I did leave it with my dad so that they have some protection at home. Left my mom the mossberg 500 too, which was my first long gun. If they ever buy their own guns I'll take them back and keep them, otherwise I'm going to wait until they pass.

Exact same scenario here... but my first hand gun was a Beretta 96 & first rifle a Winchester 1300 Defender... I've replaced my 96 with a 96 Brigadier Elite and the Winchester with a Benelli M1S90...Like you said when they do pass,,, hopefully not till a very long time yet... both will probably be back in my possession...

HPGunner
05-06-2011, 4:43 AM
Nope - I no longer have my first or second. Glock 17 was my first and it's since been replaced by a G19 and my Beretta 92fs was my second and that was sold to fund another 1911. I regret selling any of my collection, especially my 92fs, but i dont keep any of my guns for sentimental reasons.

plankowner
05-06-2011, 5:11 AM
I stil have my first Smith and Wesson model 586 6 inch barrel, bought 23 years ago and don't plan on selling that or any of my guns they will go to my daughter or my grandson

daybreak
05-06-2011, 5:30 AM
I will never sell my XD9 service, for sentimental reasons. I have been leaning toward glock lately after having shot them better when shooting them side by side with my XD, and will probably being making a purchase in July. But ... i'll never get rid of my first pistol!

ROTC sniper
05-06-2011, 5:38 AM
I still have it but not because of sentimental reasons. Just cause it's not worth anything. I bought three of them at the same time....ones now considered an assault pistol and the other just aren't very good guns. I was more into quantity versus quality back then.

gwl
05-06-2011, 5:47 AM
20 years later, I still have my Beretta 92FS. I don't shoot it much not but I'm keeping it.

morrcarr67
05-06-2011, 5:48 AM
I still have mine. My mom bought me a Chrome plated Raven .25 when i was 18.

gun505
05-06-2011, 6:09 AM
Still have mine gp100 4"stainless never even crosses my mind.

Miltiades
05-06-2011, 6:09 AM
I don't have my first gun any more, but wish that I did. I've owned handguns for a long time, and my first one was a Remington Rand 1911 made about 1941 and used by our military in WW2 and Korea. Remington Rand was a typewriter company in Syracuse, NY that obtained a government contract to manufacture 1911 pistols to the Colt design. They produced a large number of these guns, and by 1960 the government had a warehouse full of them that were surplus and well-worn. So they sold them to the public for about $35 each.

I bought the gun about 1962, when I was 19, from a guy I worked with, for the original $35 price. It had a parkerized finish and plastic grip panels. I shot it several times in the abandoned open pit mine near my home town, and it worked just fine. I was very proud of it.

I was a college student and took it to college with me, where I kept it locked in my foot locker, along with a loaded magazine. One night I was studying late in my third floor room with the window open, and saw somebody doing something near my parked car, which was just below my window. I thought maybe he was breaking into my car to steal it. So I retrieved my gun and went downstairs and outside. I carried the gun in my hand. It turns out the prowler was not stealing my car but rather a "no parking" sign on a heavy metal base that we used to mark our parking spaces. He had it on his shoulder and was walking away with it.

I asked him why he was taking our sign. He looked at me and must have seen the .45 in my hand, pointed at the ground. His eyes became very wide and he immediately put our sign back, apologizing for his mistake. Then he quickly went away, not taking his eyes off the gun.

I learned first hand the power of a gun to modify the behavior of another person, even if it is not pointed at them or fired.

A year or so later I was parted from this gun forever when I was home from school and my father sold the gun to my uncle without my knowledge. I guess he didn't approve of me having it around the house. So here it is almost 50 years later and I still regret not having that old 1911 any more. But I still like 1911s and have 8 of them, so I have compensated for my loss of the first one. The Remington Rand 1911 looked like this photo, which I found on the Internet:

http://www.davismilitaria.com/images/US/Rem%20Rand%201911-A1%201.jpg

SpectreZ91
05-06-2011, 6:17 AM
I hope I can say I still have my first way off in the future.. Heck I haven't gotten my first handgun yet.. (That's on Monday)

On the other hand. I still have my first shotgun. Just got some aftermarket parts for it.. Glad I still have it. =)

ZX-10R
05-06-2011, 6:25 AM
I do not have my first gun ever but I still do have my first handgun...After selling my first gun last year, I refuse to ever sell any of my guns again...Why I did it I do not know. Now I wish I had not. Some forum member has it but alas...Lesson learned. A few of my buddies will not part with their first gun.

haole_50
05-06-2011, 6:30 AM
I purchased a S&W Model 10, 38 spec while in the Army in Europe. Reason being I never had shot a handgun, and my first handgun just happened to be the PO-8 (German Luger). I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn, since I never learned the recoil characteristics. Had a CID investigator train me, and I've loved that weapon ever since. My son jokes that he wants it when I die, I tell him it's getting buried with me!

c.j.
05-06-2011, 6:32 AM
Sadly, no. I ended up selling it before moving to California since I wasn't able to be sure about it being actually legal there.

Bullwinkle
05-06-2011, 6:52 AM
First gun I bought was a Beretta 92FS Inox. Still have it, still shoot it, still love it... but I'm with some of the other folks in that I'm not sentimentally attached to it. I still have it simply because it's a dang good gun, and it'll be one of the last I ever sell, if I ever sell it at all. This was the first gun I bought, but the second that I owned.

The first gun I owned (gift from dad) is a J.C. Higgins 42DL .22LR/L/S bolt action rifle. That's the only gun I keep for sentimental reasons... it's the gun our dad used to teach each of his six kids how to shoot, and me being the youngest, I just kind of ended up with it. Six kids shooting, six responsible grown-ups, no criminals, no accidents in spite of the fact it was stored in a corner of his bedroom closet unlocked w/free access to anyone... kind of puts a damper on all the Brady Campaign BS and the "unsafe" claims of anti-gun idiots; but I'm preaching to the choir here. In addition to the "that's the gun dad taught us with" sentiment, it's also the gun that I used to win turkey shoots with (back when I had good eyes). Used to love Thanksgiving time... the Knights of Columbus would sponsor a Turkey Shoot each year (back in the day), dad would pay my entry fee ($1) for each shoot, and I'd get to keep what I won. For his $3 investment I'd get $15 back (and he got the pride of saying, "That's my boy!" ;)). [They had a 3-win maximum rule.] So yeah, just tons of sentiment in that beat up ol' rifle that "someday" I hope to restore to pristine condition (been saying that for quite some time now).

For those unfamiliar with J.C. Higgins, it was Sears' house brand back when Sears and all the big department stores actually sold guns. I believe it was manufactured by High Standard for Sears. This will be the last gun I ever get rid of, which is ironic considering it's probably worth the least.

mod1217
05-06-2011, 6:55 AM
Well for me I still have my Glock 22 my very first one. I chose it because, when I first get interested in guns I always hear friends talk about how reliable Glock is and I chose the 22 cause it fires a 40 caliber round (back then I want a 45 caliber but was thinking i wont be able to handle the recoil lol). Now years later after acquiring quite a few handguns in my collection including a couple of 1911 I still consider it my price possession. I don't shoot it anymore, I remove the firing pin and the trigger connector to disable it and have it displayed in a football case bought in Michael's which i modified and would forever adorn the top of my bookcase or at least till I pass away lol.

NotEnufGarage
05-06-2011, 6:57 AM
Glock 17. Bought it used in Florida in 1994 had it upgradedin Smryna in 1995, still shoot it regularly. It's baby brother G26 comes home Tuesday.

It will take some pretty dire circumstances for me to ever sell any guns. I don't see them going down in value and they'll probably go up as everything else does.

esartori
05-06-2011, 7:01 AM
My first was a springfield milspec operator. They don't make them anymore, so I doubt I will ever get rid of it

JDW67
05-06-2011, 7:02 AM
Nope, but I wish I did. It was a Browning HiPower and it's worth considerably more today than when I bought it.

Sanderhawk
05-06-2011, 7:05 AM
I have all mine. I didn`t buy them to sell them. When i`m dead they will go to my kids. The three of them can decide who gets what.

IPSICK
05-06-2011, 7:11 AM
I've sold plenty of guns and never seriously looked back.

But, I've never sold my first, a Glock 19.

No, not because of sentimental value. Because it's just a great gun. If it was outperformed by something else I would have sold the G19 and kept the other gun.

Rhythm of Life
05-06-2011, 7:22 AM
My first handgun my parents bought me when I turned 21. Between that and how freakin sweet my CZ is I'm never selling it.

mif_slim
05-06-2011, 7:27 AM
I had my first pistol up until a few years back. It was a browning buckmark. Only reason I sold it was because I couldn't find a iron sight top mount because the previous owner put a rail and lost the irons on it. Somehow the rail made it almost impossible to rack the slide on the first shot which was the most critical. It was my wifes gun but she couldn't rack it... Heck I have to use both my hands and a good place mount it on to rack it... Finally had to trade it for a ruger mk 22/45.

However, my 11-87 gven to me is still around and my browning auto 22lr I first shot when I was 4 is still around. That one I would never sell!

zippo
05-06-2011, 7:29 AM
my first is GONE... long time ago. is Glock 17 first gen.

I buy it, shoot it, never hit anything. Sold it.. but now I am Glock fan. Glock need to get use to, and my much have gun will be G19.

wc12
05-06-2011, 7:32 AM
Still have my P89 bought in 1992 with a 15 round magazine. Compared to newer guns, it looks like a tank having a wide grip. Still love to shoot it because it's accurate.

echoarms
05-06-2011, 7:44 AM
I'm not sentimental about my guns, but I just don't believe in selling guns. My collection is like a ratchet. The number only goes one direction.

mlevans66
05-06-2011, 7:55 AM
My cousin offered to buy my XD from me the other day and I told him I would never sell it because it was my first. Anybody else have this feeling/love for their first?

Heaven's yeah I do! Baby Desert Eagle .40 and I love that thing. I still got my first lower, too.

Exile Machine
05-06-2011, 8:00 AM
Glock 21, not sentimental but it's a great every day carry gun so I still have it.
-Mark

gorenut
05-06-2011, 8:11 AM
My first was a GP-100. Sold it last year.

1_Grendel
05-06-2011, 8:33 AM
First is a SA 1911, is there any other style gun that should be a mans first handgun??? :D

I plan on passing it down to my son when I am gone. I have had this conversation with my son a few times. I have told him I view are rifles and guns a family heirlooms. Great Grandpa passed some to my dad, my Dad passed them to me and I plan on doing the same. Whether my son follows in the tradition is up to him.

What Just Happened?
05-06-2011, 8:34 AM
My first was a Sig Mosquito. Was. But I do plan on keeping the S&W Model 10 revolver that my grandpa passed onto me for as long as I can.

jkody
05-06-2011, 8:40 AM
Yes, I still have my 1st gun. It's a Sig P226 (west German). My brother bought it new and probably fired around 500 rounds through it before he lost his job and needed money to pay the rent. He sold it to me with 5 hi-cap mags back in '96 for $400. I could not pass that up. I still have it and he wants to buy it back. Sorry bro, it's not for sale.

geeknow
05-06-2011, 8:43 AM
My cousin offered to buy my XD from me the other day and I told him I would never sell it because it was my first. Anybody else have this feeling/love for their first?

yes.

further, after many acquisitions, it remains my 'primary'. further still, I have long since purchased an exact 'duplicate', yet my first remains in place.

Alarm Guy
05-06-2011, 8:44 AM
Still have my first, Ruger single six .22 with additional .22 mag cylinder. Bought that when I was 13, 28 years ago.

bluersx925
05-06-2011, 8:53 AM
Yes, i still have my first, 870 Express.
And my 2nd: P220.

:)

Delfunk2015
05-06-2011, 8:55 AM
Hk USP 9mm. got it right when i turned 21. still got it. still love it. =)

bahamablue72
05-06-2011, 9:04 AM
I still have my first Smith and Wesson model 1066, not planning to sell anytime soon.

CessnaDriver
05-06-2011, 9:25 AM
Hell yeah.
When I turned 21 in the eighties, first thing I did was to buy a Taurus 9mm.
It's my home defense weapon to this day.

I still have my Benjamin pump air pistol from when I was a kid!

gimme
05-06-2011, 9:30 AM
still have my first, S&W 6906 :) I dont think I will ever part with it. Shoots perfect, no issues in, i think, 15 years?

bsg
05-06-2011, 9:32 AM
don't have my first. that's ok. what i'd really like back... is my first Sig.

Dhena81
05-06-2011, 9:36 AM
I still have my first firearm a Winchester 1300 and my first handgun glock 21 but sold my first rifle a m1a last year

joe_sun
05-06-2011, 9:36 AM
SW 4006 bought when I turned 21 and sold 15 later after not shooting it for years.

1nsanity
05-06-2011, 9:41 AM
p220 9mm

Glad I kept on to it and don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon either...

Ranger20
05-06-2011, 9:50 AM
YUP sure do.. Ruger New Model Single Six 22/22mag 5.5" Near 300,000 rounds throught it.. Its' been back to Ruger once. Since I was 11 years old.
More than 41 years ago.

ArkinDomino
05-06-2011, 9:51 AM
First pistol I ever bought was a Ruger Mark III and not my Glock 19 because I wanted as much trigger time as possible before I was able to afford centerfire cartridges. I'll never sell that pistol only because it was my first. Its a great .22 too.

ruddogg
05-06-2011, 10:18 AM
My first was my Sig P226 .40s&w about 12 yrs ago. Won't ever sell it, I've since added night sights & the SRT kit to it... still my favorite & to me most accurate...probably because I've been shooting it the longest.

MacDime
05-06-2011, 10:21 AM
I would never sell my mil spec operator which was my first gun.

jak77
05-06-2011, 10:40 AM
Recieved my first from my parents as a college graduation gift. I would sell a kidney before I sell that one. Its a Springer Loaded.

apbrian112
05-06-2011, 10:45 AM
i still have my first pistol, XD9 Service and have bought and sold several pistols since then. it'll be the last gun to go if something were to happen...

Seiran
05-06-2011, 11:16 AM
First one I was given, no. My Uncle has it now and I haven't gotten around to getting it back from him yet.

First one I bought for myself, yes. My Glock 23 and I will never give it up.

akjunkie
05-06-2011, 11:19 AM
My first gun was a Factory rebuilt Glock 17, 1st gen. $350 out the door. This was back in 96. Sold it but kept all the hi caps.

coyotebait
05-06-2011, 11:22 AM
My cousin offered to buy my XD from me the other day and I told him I would never sell it because it was my first. Anybody else have this feeling/love for their first?

Nope, tossed her aside like yesterday's news.....Oh, you mean gun:43:....yes I do. My lil' Squire Bingham semi auto 22 rifle. It'll be my kids soon though.

wamphyri13
05-06-2011, 11:27 AM
My first pistol is still with me. Taurus PT-99. Won't sell it. Not for sentimental reasons, but because I have design spec mags for it. Lots of them! Reason enough right there.
Ryan

coyotebait
05-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Still have my first, Ruger single six .22 with additional .22 mag cylinder. Bought that when I was 13, 28 years ago.

I've got one of those, I got mine from my dad, it was the first gun I ever shot, around '75 or '76, (I was about 6 years old) it was also the first that both of my boys have shot and will be the first that my daughter will shoot. I'll NEVER surrender that gun.:)

Vacaville
05-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Still got it. A Ruger Mark II 22/45. The only way I'd sell it is if someone offered me double what it's worth (any takers?).

bjl333
05-06-2011, 11:55 AM
Unforturnately I don't have my first anymore. I had to sell her about 20 years ago for some cash!! I often wonder how shes doing... :(

corcoraj2002
05-06-2011, 12:00 PM
I don't impulse buy guns, they are an expensive and a luxury item. I tend to research them and rent them before dropping some green on one.

My next purchase will be a Springfield 1911 loaded (black stainless). Do not plan to sell any of them (well only have 2 but the 1911 is on order and I have my eye on a rifle for hunting)

J

Call_me_Tom
05-06-2011, 12:35 PM
I still have mine, purchased new in '92, a Ruger P89. It isn't worth much but she was my first...you never forget your first.

supaoopa
05-06-2011, 12:48 PM
Well considering I got my first 7 months ago and my second 7 weeks ago (10/22 and g19 respectively)... planning to never let go of either. Lub them both.

Jimmy310
05-06-2011, 12:53 PM
I ended up trading my first. Big mistake. It was a 1991 W. German Sig P226 9mm. It was in really good condition and a great shooter. I miss it but the guy i traded it to is a calgunner and really appreciates it... probobly more than i can. I think he's got 2 of them along with mine as well as a bunch of other sigs. Since then ive traded pistols id acquire to get a feel for different models in general and find out what i like. I like sigs, and i like glocks. I like 1911's, especially how they point but prefer the simplicity of a modern pistol. Nothing fieldstrips as easy as a glock. I did try a HK USP (which they say points like a 1911) but couldn't shoot it straight to save my life.

Rekrab
05-06-2011, 1:01 PM
My first firearm was given to me at the age of 11, it was a Mossberg 500c 20 gauge. I still have it, but I've maybe put a box of shells through it. My first handgun was purchased about 2 years ago, Beretta PX4 Storm .40S&W, and I still have it. Shortly thereafter I got my first rifle, Romanian M44, and I still have that too.

The only firearms I ever sold were a M91/30, a Taurus Model-60, and a Rock Island Armory Tactical. Can't say I really regret those sales, but I do miss having a 1911 until I go back and shoot my XD 45. >.>

762.DEFENSE
05-06-2011, 1:17 PM
My first was my Glock 23, Gen 3. I'll never part with it.

Pugster
05-06-2011, 1:31 PM
My first was a Glock 17 Gen 3. I traded it away 3 years ago and I don't miss it at all.

Munk
05-06-2011, 1:32 PM
Yep. I still have all of my first-given guns. My .22lr that my father gave me when I was like 8-9, the first time I managed to shoot through an entire box of 12ga with his old mossy500 (no shoulderpad, no jacket. T-shirt in the desert). The remmy870 my brother gave me in my teens sometime. (probably has only about 500rds i've put through it... not much use, i know). The .30-30 Marlin I inherited from my grandfather (tackdriver, surprised me with its accuracy), The old Ithaca that was my grandmother's trap/hunting gun (she put a hi-vis orange dot for the front sight... works great) that she gave to me (only have about 150 of my own through it).

And, like the folks below, the first gun I bought, that I consider a gift/purchase hybrid from my mother was a Beretta 96 Elite. (It's a G with a brigadier slide, and a skeleton hammer). She gave me most of the money for it, with the intent that I buy a gun with it. I had settled on a beretta, because I've always loved the design (and my dad has an old 92F) and I wanted something other than a 9mm since we had that covered. I knew I wanted a Brig slide, because I liked the extra heft, and the way it softens recoil. At first I liked the idea of getting an A1, but that was not to be, the CA markup for a roster-exempt pickup was about 300$...(... no) Then I found my Elite staring at me across gunbroker. I had heard all the horror stories of "No CA sales blahblah commie-state"; but this guy was a local, less than 80 miles away from me, and en-route to my favorite shooting area. Made the trip to his FFL of choice, checked it out, squee'ed with glee (mentally) because it was in impeccable shape. It had signs of usage that were thick (ramp and mag follower mostly), yet weren't actual wear and they all wiped clean with some lead remover. After a nice wipe-down with my silicone rag it looked better than the berettas I had seen in gunstores. No scratches, dings, marks, chips, etc... After the 10-day (argh... felt so long) I took a drive to my shooting spot, and stopped along the way to pick-up my new baby.

I will sell none of these guns if I can help it. I love them all.

I also don't believe in letting go of a good thing. (if any of them were crap, i'd consider it though lol)

My first is a Beretta 96 Elite II...God I love that gun...

I dont really remember how I settled on the thing, but I remember once I seen the first pic of it, I HAD to have it. Since it was already out of production, I searched high and low for one for months, and finally found a used one in mint condition for 650.

You can (try to) pry it out of my dead cold fingers if you want it in your safe...

Exact same scenario here... but my first hand gun was a Beretta 96 & first rifle a Winchester 1300 Defender... I've replaced my 96 with a 96 Brigadier Elite and the Winchester with a Benelli M1S90...Like you said when they do pass,,, hopefully not till a very long time yet... both will probably be back in my possession...



Oh, and to the guy who's dad sold his gun out from under him.... that was a total dick-move. I hope you gave him an earfull over that and let him know how hurtful those actions were.

626Tony
05-06-2011, 1:35 PM
my 1st is gone :( IMI .45

caldude
05-06-2011, 1:36 PM
Frankly, I can't remember which handgun I bought first. But my first gun ever, a 17HMR rifle, will stay with me until I die.

dr_communist
05-06-2011, 1:51 PM
the day i turned 18 my dad gave me a choice between a ruger p95dc and a Belgian browning hi-power (blued btw) i chose the hi-power and have never looked back, i will pass it on to my kids someday and will never sell it

Uriah02
05-06-2011, 2:06 PM
I don't think so, especially if when it was in stock configuration, now that it has been customized I would want a profit level to get rid of it, but it still wouldn't be that big of a deal. My XD45C is easily replaced so... not really feeling connected to it.
My first rifle on the other hand I might have to get a little Charlton Heston on you.

toby
05-06-2011, 2:07 PM
Alway's and forever.

t0kie
05-06-2011, 2:24 PM
My first was a 1911 SA Loaded & I sold her because just sitting in the safe with no range time anymore (I got spoiled after shooting the Pro :)). Sometimes I think I wish I didn't sell it, but oh well it's a done deal. :D
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BigJake
05-06-2011, 2:49 PM
Yea, I can never sell my first gun which is a SW 686 revolver. Nor can I sell my 50th or 70th gun. I love all my guns. :)

MrChubbyMcLard
05-06-2011, 2:50 PM
Who's on first?

Rob454
05-06-2011, 2:58 PM
I had my first pistol up until a few months or so ago. A buddy bought my 45 then realized he couldn't feed it so he asked me to trade him for the 9mm ( my first). I did it because first it was a friend and was his first gun ever and I realized after all it is just a gun like my other ones which I would sell. so since it was my first gun it was time for it to become someone else's first gun. I sent it to Ruger and had them go through it and they sent me back basically a brand new gun. They even re-blued the slide and put all new internals. I would sell any of my guns if the price was good enough. I can always get another one because none of them are impossible to find or rare one of a kind.

BigJake
05-06-2011, 3:00 PM
Yea, I can never sell my first gun which is a SW 686 revolver. Nor can I sell my 50th or 70th gun. I love all my guns. :)

den888
05-06-2011, 3:01 PM
Nope, but have a few from the 80's.

Bobby Hated
05-06-2011, 3:01 PM
i still have my first gun, a mossbeg maverick. its a POS, but as my first gun it has sentimental value.

i was relieved of my first pistol by San Fran PD, who never charged me with anything, but kept my property anyways. the cost of going to court to get it back would have been alot more than the value of the gun, so i let it go at the time.

Sam
05-06-2011, 3:06 PM
I recently did just sell my first handgun, a Wilson CQB. I sold it to my brother so I could fund an AR. It's not mine anymore but I'll still get to abuse it when I want to.

1forall
05-06-2011, 3:07 PM
Yep...it's not the best, but it's mines. It has gritty trigger, heavy trigger pull, and it shots low and to the left(mainly because I have to squeeze so hard for the trigger to break). My brother has been hounding me for about 6 months to sell it to him. I have other handguns but I can't see myself parting with it, only because it was my first.

PS. It's a Smith and Wesson Sigma 40VE.

Speedpower
05-06-2011, 3:07 PM
Yup, still got my First, will never get rid of it as that is the only way I can have my 17 + 1 Hi-Cap magazines :43:

Z_SprizL
05-06-2011, 4:26 PM
Yes, I still have my 1st gun. It's a Sig P226 (west German). My brother bought it new and probably fired around 500 rounds through it before he lost his job and needed money to pay the rent. He sold it to me with 5 hi-cap mags back in '96 for $400. I could not pass that up. I still have it and he wants to buy it back. Sorry bro, it's not for sale.

Damn that's coldblooded...:no:

bline01
05-06-2011, 4:31 PM
my first is an h&k usp .45
purchased it 6-7 years ago, still have it, still looks brand new and i'll never get rid of it...worked a lot of hours at min. wage as a student to purchase it and won't take it for granted.

vintagearms
05-06-2011, 4:35 PM
My first was a new M16A2 in the USMC. I hated to give it back. ;) My first pistol was a Colt 45. Got at the same place and miss that too.

Low-Pressure
05-06-2011, 5:22 PM
Yup, Hate selling my stuff, so I generally do not like to sell my guns. Been lucky that I never bought one I didn't like.

Rafale
05-06-2011, 5:29 PM
Yeah, my Phoenix Arms 22. Not getting rid of it!

bigred1
05-06-2011, 6:03 PM
My first gun was a Daisy Red Ryder, it's in the closet. My first firearm was a Rem 870, I can't tell you how many 100s of rounds I pumped through that thing during High School. My first pistol was purchased just a short 5 years ago; Uncle Sam never saw fit to allow me state side long enough to purchase something and wait 10 days. XD40 service that I massaged and tuned to my liking. It's gone through the academy, done time as my CCW piece; going on 5k rnds, one the best pistols I've shot.

I don't ever sell my weapons, I bought them for a purpose. Besides he with the most guns at the end wins, right.

noob_tube
05-06-2011, 6:11 PM
First handgun: Glock 22. Still with me.
First rifle: Saiga 7.62x39. Still with me.
First shotgun: Mossberg 500. Still with me.

These are getting buried with me :D

dunndeal
05-06-2011, 6:20 PM
Nickel plated Colt Python.

carnelianbay
05-06-2011, 7:46 PM
In the early 90's I bought my first centerfire handgun, a Beretta Model 96 (40SW). I had done all of the research and concluded the 40 was the way to go. I even have the Guns & Ammo mag with the 96 on the cover. Talk about snappy, ouch. Although it's now a safe queen, along with a case of Black Talons, yep, I will never sell it. There's something about your "first" that you can never forget :)

cali_armz
05-06-2011, 7:53 PM
My cousin offered to buy my XD from me the other day and I told him I would never sell it because it was my first. Anybody else have this feeling/love for their first?

i definitely feel that way about my first firearm, which is a mossberg 500A. but its true that i feel that way about all of my firearms. il never sell any of them.

ezrhydr
05-06-2011, 8:05 PM
My first was a 1975 4inch blue Python I bought in 1985. I traded it for a computer in 1994 and hated myself for doing that for many years. So much so, I tracked down the owner and convinced him to sell it back to me 5 years later. I'll wil NEVER do something that stupid again! Now shes resting peacefuly in a velvet presentation box in my safe!

davek8s
05-06-2011, 8:21 PM
First gun i ever bought was my S&W 686 7 shot. I'll never let it go. Its still my favorite gun. I did sell my first rifle. It was a mini 30. My friends dad gave me a deal on it, but didn't tell me about his custom trigger job. It was a crap job. I took a loss and told the buyer about it ahead of time.

TMC
05-06-2011, 8:36 PM
I have the first handgun I shot, my dads S&W model 28 and the first gun I bought myself at age 19 a Ruger Mini-14.

RTE
05-06-2011, 9:00 PM
She was a nice piece
I still have her
have since added to the mix.

mugiwara
05-06-2011, 9:49 PM
i dont have my first, but i wish i did. a kid came to school with a backpack full of handguns and he sold me a blued hi power for 150... i never thought of guns as anything more than common tools before i had that gun. traded it for a baby glock in 9mm and spent most of my life not caring about any gun like i did the hi power. now im into 1911's though so i love again!

tuna quesadilla
05-06-2011, 10:59 PM
I still have my first firearm. It's a Ruger 10/22. I've often thought about modding it but I'm just too sentimental about it. Taking that rifle out of the case reminds me of simpler times. I used to just go to the range with my 10/22 and a brick of ammo and burn through the whole brick. I wasn't even really concerned about shooting for groups as long as I hit the target. It was more about pulling the trigger and hearing the rifle go "bang." :D

Grumpyoldretiredcop
05-06-2011, 11:44 PM
I don't know about "love", but I do have my first handgun, a Ruger Mk 1. While in the Navy, I let my Dad buy it since I wasn't shooting it anyway. Bought it back from him later on; he had managed to let the rear sight come adrift and get lost. Being a machinist, he made a rear sight which is still on the pistol today. No way would I ever part with it willingly.

hefedehefe
05-06-2011, 11:54 PM
My first was a Glock 17 Gen 3. I traded it away 3 years ago and I don't miss it at all.

Did you get an XD instead?:D The first gun I shot was a g19. Then I felt the XD in my hand and that was that.

hoss_hk
05-07-2011, 12:28 AM
Still have mine. Fun to shoot.
For all those fools who don't add pics
http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y370/hossdk/DSC00362.jpg

hawk81
05-07-2011, 1:54 AM
Yep, a browning high power, blued and adjustable sights.

ivanimal
05-07-2011, 3:14 AM
Yes, I have my first rifle Handgun and shotgun. I also have my first 22, semi auto shotgun, semi auto handgun and most importantly Wife.

keson
05-07-2011, 3:22 AM
Nope :( however, I went from this:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/endlessrainx/kesonKimber-1.jpg

to this:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/endlessrainx/NighthawkGRPRecon.jpg

and then to this:

http://www.nelsontactical.com/products/images/cqb-lw-lr-1-800.jpg

redcliff
05-07-2011, 8:07 AM
I have my first .22 rifle I got at 12 years old, but not my first handgun.

It was a 6" model 19 I trade in on a Colt Python. Unfortunately since my wife liked the model 19 she claimed the Colt Python since I had traded "her" model 19 and she ended up with it in the divorce. I don't know if she still has it. I've purchased a couple more Python's since then so no biggie and I got two great sons out of the deal.

I still have my first 1911 though and my first Colt AR15 Sporter which is a r.a.w. :)

drunktank
05-07-2011, 8:11 AM
My first pistol is my favorite pistol, an HK USP. Sold it last year cause I got laid off and wanted the money just in case I needed it. I see guns as tools so no real love loss as tools can be replaced at the fun store.

I do have a .22lr that was given to me that I wouldn't sell as it's a family heirloom.

Ubermcoupe
05-07-2011, 8:17 AM
I still have mine, still increasing my collection as $$$$ permits. Most of the items I pick up/want are guns I have wanted for years(maybe decades is more appropriate) so I doubt I will get rid of them soon. Would consider parting with it if the right piece came along.

My Father (not to tell his story but it seems appropriate) traded his first few when he was still young. Seems like there was much trading back in his day as he didn't have too much money so he'd trade up/sideways for something else.
I believe because I have grown up with a little more money than he I am better able to procure what I want and keep it.

LTP90
05-07-2011, 8:35 AM
My first gun was a shotgun, and its never going anywhere. It will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands, along with my first rifle and my first handgun, they all have special meaning to me. My grandfather and I still routinely shoot his first gun, a .22 bolt action he get in the 30's

209Man
05-07-2011, 9:14 AM
My first hand gun is my SR9, which I got only about a month ago. I don't see it going anywhere in the near future. :) I think your first gun is like your first car, and it does carry sentimental value to an extent.