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I'm looking for a carry gun, and I want a Glock 38. The question becomes: Do I keep my G37 or sell it and use the money to buy the G38?

If I sold it, I would likely buy a G19 for range practice; cheaper ammo and all.

What's your opinion for the budget minded gun owner?
 

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I don't sell guns! I keep mine... and BUY MORE... but thats just me. Course if I was under a tight budget I would probably sell my gun and get the one I really wanted.

I am always telling my wife that my guns are "investments." Instead of putting money under the mattress on in the bank, I am investing in hard assets. It is kind of a joke between us, but in reality, guns don't loose value very often, so you really could turn around and sell most guns for what you paid for them or close to it.
 

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If I actually told my wife I was going to sell my gun, she would ask me why I had to buy another one. She doesn't like guns at all, but she knows that I do so she tolerates it.
And there is no use in trying the "protection argument" with her, she doesn't believe people need protection from others.
 

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she doesn't believe people need protection from others.
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I'm curious... WHY does she believe that? The only reasons I can think of (which is why I'm asking... I'm wondering if there is another reason that I cannot think of):

1. The anti-violence position. Does she believe that counter-violence propagates more violence and doesn't solve anything? If so, does she honestly believe that innocent victims (include herself or her children) should passively and willingly allow an assailant to assault them without defending themselves, even if it means allowing the assailant to kill them (her, her kids, etc)???

2. The naive argument. Does she believe that the percentage of the population that is kind and benevolent is so large that worrying about self-defense is total overkill and the odds of being assaulted are so negligible that it's best to go through life and just ignore it as if it doesn't exist? If so, why does she care whether or not people carry guns since under that philosophy no one that carries a gun will actually use it anyways???

Those are honestly the one two arguments that I can think of to address the statement "people don't need protection from others". If she has a different reason, I would love to hear it!
 

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Sorry, I'm not going to discuss that issue. The comment I made was off-hand, and really had no bearing on the original post.
 

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roseblood said:
I'm looking for a carry gun, and I want a Glock 38. The question becomes: Do I keep my G37 or sell it and use the money to buy the G38?

If I sold it, I would likely buy a G19 for range practice; cheaper ammo and all.

What's your opinion for the budget minded gun owner?
So, if you sell it you're going to buy both a G38 and a G19??

Just my .02 cents but, I'll agree with the rest here. I've only sold a single gun in my life, and I was depressed for a month. :cry:
 

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I have an extra $500 on hand, and have been wanting a smaller caliber for range practice so instead of spending $50 I spend $20 in ammo for each visit.

If I sold the G37, combined the money with the cash on hand, I believe I will be able to buy a G38 as a carry gun and a G17/19 for range practice.
 

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That is awesome! I know that most local gun stores will give you a better discount if they know you're purchasing 2 handguns at the same time. Do you already have a place lined up for the purchase?

And about the ammo cost, I understand completely. When it comes time for hunting in the fall, I feel absolutely GUILTY about popping off a few 45-70 Govt or 300 Weatherby rounds. It can go as high as $1.50 per round, even with reloads. :(

Anyhoo, the difference between .45's and 9mm's or even 380's is substantial. But if you reload, the guilt is a LOT less.
 

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I reload ammo and have equipment for both calibers at my father's house.

I haven't picked a place to purchase yet, but it should be a LEO dealer so I can get the military discount on the GLOCKs. Maybe I can find a place that will take my G37 and sell me the other two, and make a good deal on it all. Though I probably won't get as much for the G37 that way.
 
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I would sell it, not buy another Glock and look for a better option than a Glock, there are plenty out there. Seems like your question is similar to, should I sell my Camaro to buy another Camaro. the answer is, you should never have had one to begin with, even if it was a popular choice among your friends and looked nice sitting there in the trailer park.
 

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I would sell it, not buy another Glock and look for a better option than a glock, there are plenty out there
Thanks, though I don't recall that being one of the options. While I had suggested that I might buy a Sig in another thread, that does not preclude that I like Glock.

I have made my decision though, I am keeping the 37, buying a 39 and a 19.
 
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oh well, I guess someone has to buy their stuff, it is always an option, whether you choose to consider it is the real "option" Later, i'm off to a more productive venture
 

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Holy cow... I never thought I would run into someone so negative and opinionated here. I'm disappointed.
 

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SO much for respecting others opinions.

Well roseblood, I will stick with you shooting Glocks. We can be the crowd that likes them in addition to the 'better options'. :lol3:
 

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sculptingmyguns said:
I would sell it, not buy another Glock and look for a better option than a Glock, there are plenty out there. Seems like your question is similar to, should I sell my Camaro to buy another Camaro. the answer is, you should never have had one to begin with, even if it was a popular choice among your friends and looked nice sitting there in the trailer park.
I love that you edited your post to add more information. :ROFL:
In fact, many people do exactly what you suggest. And the fact that you insinuate that I am white trash shows how little respect you have for me or others.
 

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I have been a fan of buying and buying, instead of selling something to buy something. But recently I wanted something, and I had another gun that I almost never shot, and I didn't have the money to just go buy the new one. So I sold the old one and bought the new one. Just depends on money situation I guess. I would like to have the gun that I sold, but it just sat collecting dust. Someone else might as well have fun with it.
The whole Glock issue, I'm not a big fan of them just because the ones I shot weren't very comfy for ME. But I don't care if someone else wants one. If someone likes a gun they might as well stick with it. If it's comfy and easy to shoot, buy twelve of them. :drool: If you can keep the one you have and buy the other two, go for it man.
 
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