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Thread: How many Pistols do you own that you've never shot?

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    How many Pistols do you own that you've never shot?

    This might be fun and interesting.

    I have a Ruger 454 Casull I've had for a 3 years, I finally shot it today. When I bought it I was looking forward to firing it, I even loaded up some ammo, just didn't get around to it until today.

    I was thinking and realized I also have some other pistols I've never shot. A S&W 38 special 637, another S&W 38 special, a 9mm of some kind, a Ruger SP101, and a Ruger GP100 Match Champion.

    Just for kicks, how many pistols do you have that you haven't shot and how long have you had them? Do you plan on shooting them anytime soon?

    Maybe this thread will inspire us to get our neglected possessions out and show 'em some love.

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    only 1 that i havent shot. have had it approx 5 yrs, and probably wont shoot it as it is a duplicate of another i have.

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    About 10-12 years ago I bought several weapons from the widow whose husband passed away,
    and she wanted all the guns out of the house.

    She had a trusted friend price and sell them.
    And he did a good job, I bought a few modern weapons at a fair price.

    However; neither of us knew much about old BP stuff.
    I bought a beautiful, very heavily inlaid, half round, half octagon barrel, ivory tipped ramrod- pistol.
    I thought it was a replica of a 'gentleman's pistol' or a replica of one part of a dueling set when he sold it for $200.

    Upon further research, I found it isn't a replica. And there is no evidence that it was ever fired.
    It was made in Italy in the middle or late 17th century.

    I haven't fired it either.
    Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
    However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

    Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit chat. This ain't no retirement home.
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    In OZ cannot shoot pistols held on a collectors licence sooo.........
    Luger, Walther P38, Nagant 1895, Colt Police Positive, Remington New Army and a Pepperbox.

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    Anything I own that is shootable gets shot... with one exception. I inherited the 1860 Colt revolver my great grandfather carried in the Civil War. It was passed down through the family and since I am somewhat active in the N-SSA, it was logical for me to receive it. While it was fired by my grand uncle in the 20th Century, I have not fired it in the 21st (yet - but I still plan to!)

    There are also some small pistols from the turn of the last century that take obsolete ammo and are unlikely to ever be fired for that reason, hence my opening comment with the phrase “that is shootable.” I don’t guess anybody has a box of 38 rim fire they’d like to “donate to research” do they?

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    How Many handguns

    A lot!

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    GRoo here
    A "FEW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

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    Me 4 2-tarus P-111 9mm 1-tarus 605 357mag 1- 45 long colt hope solve that problem soon.

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    Surely, you jest.
    To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, the trouble with many shooting experts is not that they're ignorant; its just that they know so much that isn't so.

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    I am a shooter, not so much a collector. However, my step dad was a casual shooter and hunter. He was good to my mother for the years of their marriage before his passing. My mother gifted my brother and I his guns. One of the items was a Texas Ranger commemorative set (4" Model 19 cased set with a commemorative Bowie knife). It was unfired. I really would like to fire it but out of respect for my step dad, I cannot bring myself to do so. He was quite proud of the boxed set that is unfired.

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    To date, none.

    Last pistol bought was a Beretta 81, Fired it twice with factory and was only so so about the results. Fired it once more with Lee .314 90 gr tl truncated cone over 2 grains of Red Dot. All rounds dead center in bullseye. (Factory shot 2 inches low and 2 to 3 left of poa)

    Pistol instantly endeared itself to my heart.

    I do have a couple of single shot break action shotguns I have not shot. But I don't expect any real surprises either.

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    I'll have to count them. I intend to just physically haven't been able/willing to drive 45 mi to private range.
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    I have none that have not been fired, but I have a few that don't get fired often enough. I may have to do something about that today, or tomorrow, provided the weather stays decent.

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    Three bp revolvers
    Everything else has been, and I suppose sooner or later they will be.

    Hey, I liedI forgot I did shoot one of those two weeks ago.

    RP

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    Not a single one

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    Just 2. One is a Roddy Toyota built Colt NM .45 ACP Bullseye gun that I just haven't got around to shooting yet. But the other is an unfired by anyone S&W 25-2 in the wood presentation case that I am debating whether to shoot or leave unfired.

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    Never.

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    An early Japanese T-14 Nambu with the small trigger guard. Never wanted to shoot it badly enough to pursue the acquisition of suitable ammo.

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