What do you think the percentage is of guns that are bought but never fired or are only fired during one session.
I have many NIB unfired guns, Polytech legend underfolder, polytech double underfolder, etc. Safe queens worth more everyday.
Nitris I understand. I do the same with knives. In both cases an anomaly.
Clarification; Exclude collectors. I'm really wondering about the folks that decide to buy a firearm (for whatever reason,ex;exclusion) and never fire it, or only fire it to see if it works.
I'm sure the number of people who buy a gun and only fire it once are very, very small. The number of people who buy guns and don't practice with them at all, merely take them plinking every memorial day or so, are extremely high I think.
my pops have four US Navy Model 12 Mark X Special Purpose Rifle. until last sunday only one has ever been fire. last week he give one to little brother ryu kun for his birthday. so still have two that are still in original shrink wrapper from armory when he first get them.
I saw what you posted that your dad has, the US Navy Model 12 Mark X Special Purpose Rifle, and I was curious, so I googled it, and let me say, your dad has a sweet rifle there.
ryo little brother loved to fire pops everytime we go to range. one of best shot he ever make was with the SPR. since he love so much, pops give him one of his others as birthday gift and it was very much fun to see look on ryu kun face when he get. he make shot about 3 week ago ryo think, still using pops rifle and smack 6 inch square black target on white background at 600 meter with this rifle and his Burris scope with ryo spotting and doing dope for him. it was amazing shot! Senior Range Master was watching at time and ryu kun win special award for this shot that is offer for shooting excellence at range and gun club we belong to. because was witness and certify it count as official hit and is one of best 5 shot ever make by anyone in age group.
If I'm buying a gun it is so I can shoot it. I'm a real sick person I have to shoot the guns I buy.
I agree fordvg, I buy guns for the fun of shooting them. It's useless to me if I don't shoot it. The only exception if it's an old antique gun that is worth alot of money, but even then, I'd be very tempted to shoot it.
i just cant quite bring myself to throw down cash for something that will just hang on the wall
bought it, never got it to shoot because its shit
bought a patriot 9mm once got rid of it fast what a piece of crap
The only good gun bought and not fired is the gun you should not have bought at all.
Did that make sense? My point is, to buy a gun and safe keep it, is to be a collector. To a self-defending patriot, buy it, train and shoot the hell out of it!
love the anaology
I agree with everyone that says that every gun that you buy, should be shot... but I did have my eye on a M1 garand iwo jima collector which was around $1300 with a really nice display case and engravings on the side. I still have it on my wish list, but if I were to buy it, it would serve as eye candy, the mil surp garand would be the shooter
Never used it for anything.Bought for (grouse and pheasent) but perfer my 16 ga its a better gun. but I take it out to shoot a few boxes twice a year otherwise sits in the safe.
I as a collector also shoot a certain selection of guns. When I buy any gun I buy more than one of the same weapon if it is a collector piece. Well all I just about buy in rifles are collector pieces, anyhow the point is if you want to fire the weapon and keep one for your collection do what I do buy two.
Okay, if you're buying a collector rifle, it's difficult to afford two of each. For instance, the Iwo jima collector M1 has got to cost a shitload. I imagine it's the kind with engraving and gold accent parts, right? That would be a wall-hanging display piece. I currently don't have any guns that I don't shoot, but I'm still at the point where every gun I buy has a purpose, at least in my world.
I think that in our current political environment there are a number of people buying (user) type firearms that won't practice or become efficient with them. Or, use enough intellect to know when and when not to use it.
I agree I as a gunshop owner & gunsmith find that too many people buy guns & do not learn to use them correctly.The other day a guy came in the shop, said he was an instructor & could operate his ruger 22
i was inside a storage shed and fired 25 rounds just to get use to the loudness of the gun in enclosed area..btw still don't have my glock17 but bought two boxes of ammo as per what runnaway told me last nite..
Smart move on the 9mm ammo. I only have 750 rounds left!
you need to start stocking up!
Not firing a gun is like not making love to your bride on the Honeymoon!
I really hope you were kidding about firing to get used to noise. I'm not sure how many decibels a .410 puts out, but at 145 db impulse noise, you begin permanent hearing damage. That doesn't mean total loss, but the ringing in your ears means you are losing a piece of something you will never get back. Please, anyone who doesn't use earplugs religiously while firing, listen to a 31 year old man who is going to be fitted for a hearing aid soon, and use the plugs. Much of my hearing loss stems from what they now call "Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury" due to too many boom booms near me, but some of it is from my stupidity as a young infantry private doing live-fire room entry training with no plugs because I thought it looked dumb. I've learned my lesson the hard way, please, anyone who doesn't take ear (and eye) safety seriously, don't make the same mistakes I did. And there's my public service announcement/bid for MRMO 09 contention. I'M COMIN' FOR YA, SAMD!!!