magsite20 1,664 Posted June 19, 2013 Report Share Posted June 19, 2013 (edited) I was looking at what I own now in pistols and thinking about some of the ones I’d let go. In a lot of the cases no big deal but there were some that now I could kick myself in the ass for selling or trading: 1st one was a Colt Combat Commander in 9mm, nice gun I shot it well but I was new to semi-autos (slow to switch from revolvers) and had a few issues that now I know are easy fixes but then it just seemed like a problem. Got a used/abused one years later I was going to rebuild but the moment and magic was gone. 2nd is actually 2 guns I bought and sold at the same time, S&W models 14 (38 Spl) and 17 (22 LR). I had been using them for years and while I’m sure as hell no Jerry Miculek, was pretty competitive with them (NRA Action Pistol and Steel Plates). Decided I wanted a S&W model 19 (357) and a 1911 ended up with a S&W 66 that I never was able to shoot as well as the 14 and I didn’t have the 17 to practice with anymore. Last one I really miss was a 1911 (45 ACP) I made and put a hell of a lot of time and effort in, but not that much money. Got one of those Safari Arms frames with the single finger grove, milled the slide for a S&W revolver rear sight, cadmium plated it all, and had an one of a kind slide release that worked beautifully for a left handed shooter. Was shooting a match in Alabama when a guy offered to buy it at a price I just couldn’t say no to (I could now). Figured I'd build one just like it again, well I never have even come close. Well that’s my tales of woe, what did you let go of that now you miss? Edited June 19, 2013 by the 4th Doctor Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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