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Which would you get rid of?

I currently have 12 semi-automatic pistols and I'm thinking about getting rid of 1 or 2 of them in order to buy a shotgun. I think 12 semi-automatic pistols is a bit much. My problem is that I can come up with a reason for keeping every one of them at various times. Here is what I have...

1. Kimber Gold Match, 45ACP
2. Kimber Eclipse Pro II, 45ACP
3. Colt Govermnet Model (XSE), 45ACP
4. Colt Commander (XSE) with some custom work, 45ACP
5. Colt Commander (Series 80) rebuilt by Wilson, 45ACP
6. Colt MKIV (Series 70) 9mm, I've had this one 25yrs

7. Glock 21, 45ACP
8. Glock 30, 45ACP
9. Glock 22, 40S&W
10. Glock 27, 40S&W
11. Glock 19, 9mm (I'm giving this one to my daughter)
12. Kel Tec 32, 32ACP

I have been thinking about getting rid of one Commander (XSE), and perhaps the Glock 30. I plan on buying a Remington 12 gage 870 pump for home defense. Is my thinking completely wrong or what?

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Actually, I think 12 semi-autos is a good start, but nowhere near enough!
Good luck with what you ultimately decide to do. Me - I just can't bring myself to sell anything, so have accumulated more than 12, and still working at it!


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Hero 45... first I'm no Glock basher, but if it were me I'd let the .45 cal Glocks go, and maybe that .32ACP next. Of your whole collection, maybe they are the easiest to replace when you realize that you should have just added the 870 to the collection instead of giving up anything! The Colts and Kimbers should be the last to go, if that's what you decide! Regards, NAA.

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my first reaction was the Glock also, but upon further deliberation, I would choose the weapon that you shoot/carry the least. Another way to choose, although some may call it 1911 heresy, is to lose one of them since you have many of the same type. Perhaps you should choose between your Commanders since the Wilson sems to have everything the XSE has and more....
 

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I used to be big into trading guns back to the dealers when I wanted something new. In every case I later wished I had kept them. An 870 for home defense shouldn't cost that much. My vote goes for keeping them all.
 

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Depends, are you in it for shooting or are you just collecting guns? Those that say don't ever sell a gun are a little off, IMHO. If you are collecting guns to have in your safe, OK. If you are wanting to have a base of guns that you actually shoot, sell the riff raff to buy some ones you will shoot. I would get rid of the ones that have the most problems. Keep the ones you shoot and sell the ones you don't.

I don't know what type of training you have had but a couple of those you listed would buy you a week at Thunder Ranch.

BTW, I bought a used Police trade in 870 and added a Tac Star sidesaddle and 3 shot mag extension. I have less than $250 in it and it is smoooooth. It has never failed in a week long Awerbuck course and several shotgun side matches and a couple 3 gun matches.

You can get into a shotgun pretty cheap unless you let someone talk you into Vang Comp or Wilson Scattergun Tech. Just a hint, if you want baseball sized pattern, just use a slug, it is a lot cheaper and it does the same thing.

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Don't sell the 30!!! I would probably sell the Glock 22 just because I don't see the point in the model. For me, if I'm going to carry/use a full size Glock, it's going to be the 21. I'd also ditch the Kel Tec 32. I've sold a couple of guns over the years and I've never regretted it. I guess I haven't regretted it because I sold them because I wanted something better and got it. For example, I sold my Glock 23 so I could get my 30. I liked the 23 but the 30 is just awesome. That being said, I've seen a lot more folks say they've regretted selling any guns.
 

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Dump the Glocks and the KelTec, well, maybe keep one Glock, the smallest one for carry.

All Glocks look alike to me, and I've never seen an engraved one with fancy wood grips.....Notice how all your 1911's are different? Keep all of them.
 

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I'd be interested in talking to you about that Wilson-worked Defender and know two guys looking seriously at getting a G21 .45 for work.

We're required to use the S80 Colts b/c of their firing pin block, and a smaller version of my Stainless 80 wouldn't hurt me one bit. In fact, I've been looking to part with my Springfield "loaded" to finance the purchase of a smaller Colt.

Anyhow, if you decide to let either of the two go, let me know and I'll see what I can work out.

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Sell the Kel-Tec. Buy a used Mossberg 20-gauge Model 590 for $150. Take the balance from the Kel-Tec trade and apply it towards a S&W 642. Good luck. ACP
 

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Sell two or three of the Glocks (one can never have too many 1911s) and get a Benelli Super 90 M1 instead of the 870!

Go with the 22" vent rib barrel and you have a PD and bird gun all in one.
 

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I would resist selling any of them. But if I absolutely had to, I'd start with the Kel Tec and a .40 Glock. Any .32 cal pistol is going to be an expendable item to me - and I would always pick a .45 or a 9mm over a .40 in any make and model, for any purpose.
 

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Personal preference. I decided quite a while ago that I only wanted 9mm or 45. I would sell the .40's. Not downplaying the .40 - it is a good round - it would be just be my preference. I believe I would make exception for the .32. Keep it for backup.

Tough choice. One can never have too much firepower.
 

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Sell one each of the two Glock/caliber combinations - whichever is your least favorite or least used, and/or the Colt 9mm. Don't sell the Kel-Tec; it's the only shirt-pocket gun you have.


I sympathize with those who say you should try to find the money for the 12-gauge somewhere else. On the other hand, I'm not sure you can get full value from 12 working guns. I'll bet you aren't shooting and practicing 12 times as much as you would if you owned only one pistol.

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