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Kind of inspired by what John in AR has been doing. So I have been thinking about paring down a few things before I move plus taking the funds and investing them in items that'd make the transition to a new residence go smoother. As I'm seriously looking at a good sized prefab building and making it into a "Tiny house". I might be camping on the homestead sight for a bit until it's finished.
So, I'm looking at a few things but not anything significant, so far.
Here's what's on the considering list:
Polish MAG-98 Pistol 9mm, yeah it was bought as a pseudo impulse buy. Haven't shot it much. Decent pistol but after I looked at the current prices. Well, I could possibly at least double what i have in it. That was a shocker.
Next is the Beretta 21A .22lr, kind of on the fence on this one. I probably need to take it up to the Crowder range where I can do a little up close testing. And Chronograph testing, not so much as a deciding factor but I want hard data in certain .22lr velocities in short barrels while I still have it.
Glocks, yes plural. I'm not divesting myself entirely of them. However I'm looking at possibly a different pistol as my "Full Size" 9mm. Maybe a CZ or the "New" Browning Hi-Power. But, I doubt going to a new primary will happen before I move.
That's it for possible handgun eliminations or changes.
Rifles: I'll start off by saying not much I'm thinking of changing in this department yet.
One rifle that's maybe already spoken for is the National Ordnance 1903A3 type rifle I picked up and kind of "de-sporterized". But, the person supposedly interested in it hasn't made a move to even out a "down payment" in it. 馃檮
And after seeing what one went for in gun broker I'll give him to the end of this month and it's getting a minor facelift and going out in GB. But I'd rather just have him hold up his end of the deal.
Maybe, just maybe one of my actual full length AR 5.56 rifles. The 18" medium heavy barrel. I don't know yet I may just rebuild it differently later who knows. I've not pondered on that one very much. But it's just been sitting in the safe way too long.
And lastly the strong maybe maybe not Remington 870 Express Super Magnum 12ga. I just don't know. I probably need to take it out for another T&E with some full power 3.5" loads. Then make a final decision. If I do decide to sell I want to secure a replacement. Preferably a 3.5" chambered auto loader as previously mentioned elsewhere.
 

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In my case, I'm no longer buying at this time because of the colossal cluster that have become the firearms laws brought in by our child Prime Minister and buy the unbelievable inflated prices since he decided to ban importation of handguns into Canada. I've got my Shilo Sharps #3 Sporting Rifle in .45-70 being taken possession of by a buyer in the next month. Its being sold mainly because I just don't have time to use it because my life lately is just organized matches and reloading.
 
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Ed - Don't know if it's for everyone, but because of our specific situation, it feels good to get rid of some things. On the beretta 21A, it's one of the ones I haven't sold yet, but that's because it's ostensibly my wife's, not mine. I bought it for her in the 80's when I didn't know how much the short barrel weakened the .22LR round. For defensive purposes, the LCP isn't just the same size (and substantially thinner), it's right at three times as powerful.
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For its time, when its only alternatives were rimfire or .25acp, the 21A had some advantages. But now, with guns that are the same size and more powerful at the same time, the 21A doesn't have any rational defensive use as far as I can tell; and with it's short barrel and rudimentary sights, it doesn't have much recreational advantage either imo. Just babbling on - it's a well-made gun, but I can't find a rational function that it serves anymore.

Definitely understand your temptation with the Hi-Power. Even though I've been selling off guns, I was tempted by that when it came out. Fortunately I was able to resist, and the impulse passed pretty quickly.
 

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This current 21A I have isn't the one I used to carry at times. But it was close. Coincidentally I purchased my first one in the late 80's. It was a 3rd line back up gun at the time. This one was a purchase of opportunity "nostalgia gun". I kind of bought it because I heard Beretta dropped production. Of course that wasn't entirely true. It' looks more like they were retooling to make an "upgraded" version to attempt to stay competitive.
Really wish they'd have taken the time and resources to morph their similar.32 into a.380. But they'd probably make it even chunkier.
 

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Ed - Don't know if it's for everyone, but because of our specific situation, it feels good to get rid of some things. On the beretta 21A, it's one of the ones I haven't sold yet, but that's because it's ostensibly my wife's, not mine. I bought it for her in the 80's when I didn't know how much the short barrel weakened the .22LR round. For defensive purposes, the LCP isn't just the same size (and substantially thinner), it's right at three times as powerful.
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For its time, when its only alternatives were rimfire or .25acp, the 21A had some advantages. But now, with guns that are the same size and more powerful at the same time, the 21A doesn't have any rational defensive use as far as I can tell; and with it's short barrel and rudimentary sights, it doesn't have much recreational advantage either imo. Just babbling on - it's a well-made gun, but I can't find a rational function that it serves anymore.

Definitely understand your temptation with the Hi-Power. Even though I've been selling off guns, I was tempted by that when it came out. Fortunately I was able to resist, and the impulse passed pretty quickly.
I did the same thing with a Taurus PT22. I thought it a good purse gun for my Wife. In testing the little thing shot well and was actually good at 21 feet. Seeing the .22LR HV CCI rounds stuck in the target frame put the kibosh on that idea. LCPII rides with her now.
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Well, I just listed the Polish Target Pistol on Goonbroker tonight.
I probably wouldn't have but I saw what these are actually selling for vs. what I paid. And I don't mean outrageous asking prices.
So we'll see what's next probably the Nat.Ord. 1903A3.
I may swap out stocks with the Remington 03A3 as the Remmy has the nicer of the two synthetic stocks. Plus the Remington is going to get a walnut C-stock after I move so it it's not really necessary to hang onto the better synthetic stock.
Still undecided about the Beretta 21, not exactly taking up a lot of safe room but......who knows.
 

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I can't believe it...maybe I priced it too reasonable lol but it sold this morning! Either way I'm happy as long as the buyer is happy.
 

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The question is are you glad it's gone? (Sounds like you are) In the past there have been times I've regretted selling a gun, but in the last couple years I've been happy about it every time.
 

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I've got mixed feelings on it, it wasn't one of the most accurate guns I own not terribly bad but the trigger break was something else. And I kicked around the idea of a trigger job but these are so relatively rare in both importation and production I decided against it. And I'm not much on what amounts to having a bunch of safe queens either.
I started to refer to it as a Polish P-85 as in the old Ruger 9mm.
 
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