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Keep shooting it?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Matthewd, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Matthewd

    Matthewd Chief Gadget Officer Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2011
    Picked up my first Sig last week - its a P229 Elite "Scorpion" - this is a prototype 1 of a kind with Flat Dark Earth DLC coating rather than Ceracote. My pics are bad, but the color is pretty slick - it's more of a metallic bronze than a tan.
    This gun shoots like a dream. My buddies are telling me that I shouldn't shoot it anymore because it is a prototype, and I am diminishing the value - I think it is cool, and it was made to shoot, so that's what I'm gonna do!
    I also picked up the 22 conversion kit. Pretty fun to shoot off a hundred rounds for $6 and get the same grip and trigger feel.
  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    If it has already been shot, I would just keep shooting it.
  3. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I just read an article by Mike Venturino on this subject. Guns were made to shoot. What do you expect to gain by keeping it unfired? Will it's value increase enough to change your life?

    I have seen a lot of guns that people bought and just put away. Some have doubled and tripled in value. Consider that a Colt Python sold in the 1980s for about $800 and is now worth
    maybe $1500 to $2000.....big whoopie. ;)
  4. dakine


    Jan 17, 2007
    Is it under warranty, if so shoot the heck out of it.
  5. CWL


    Sep 15, 2002
    Shoot it, clean it, lube it. Repeat.
  6. hung-solo

    hung-solo Banned BANNED

    Jun 11, 2009
    ^ hell to the yes

    btw how in the hell did you get a prototype?
  7. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    That is one cool pistol!!Heck yeah,shoot it,but take care of it.:cool:
  8. rick melear

    rick melear

    Nov 28, 1998
    Agree with CWL, shoot, clean, shoot and shoot it more.
  9. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006

    What sounds better?

    "once upon a time I had a rare SIG handgun. It was nice and after sitting in the safe for a few years I sold it for more than I paid for it. Not enough to put the kids through college but more than I paid for it."


    "My friends (or family) and I went out and put a few hundred rounds down range with a one off SIG. It shot like a dream and was a hoot. I sold it for more than I paid for it a couple years later. Not enough to..."
  10. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Shoot it, that is an awesome pistola.
  11. Matthewd

    Matthewd Chief Gadget Officer Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2011
    Rupestris - Awesome response - definitely made me laugh out loud :)
  12. Katdaddy


    Aug 6, 2007
    Well since you put it that way............
  13. woody d

    woody d Banned BANNED

    Jan 29, 2010
    shoot it, clean it, lube it, admire it, and then shoot it some more. Sigs arent safe queens no matter how pretty they are. ;)
  14. woody d

    woody d Banned BANNED

    Jan 29, 2010
    and BTW, congrats. thats a darn nice pistol
  15. Shann


    Sep 2, 2004
    Definately shoot it. I guess if it had never been fired, it would actually be a decision. What is "unfired" anyway? Aren't most guns test fired at the factory or is that only the custom ones? I see all the time where the company includes a test target in the box.
  16. shockjockey24


    Jan 2, 2011
    Its a SIG...drive over it with a truck and then shoot the crap out of it! :D
    Everyone tells me not to shoot my P5 either...to hell with em :)
    SIGs are made to be shot and shot and shot
  17. Matthewd

    Matthewd Chief Gadget Officer Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2011
    P5 = nice!!!!
  18. gregorio


    Nov 9, 2007
    tools are meant to be used, especially ones that nice
  19. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Life's too short to worry about what little money the gun might accrue over time. And it's a sig, not a pre ww2 colt 1911 or 150 year old winchester '94 or something. How much value could it really have over a standard model? I'm guessing less then a couple hundred bucks and that's if you can find somebody who will actually pay extra for the color if you decide to sell it. Shoot it!
  20. moonwilson


    Aug 10, 2006
    I have the exact same pistol, except mine has the Cerakote instead of the fancy 1 off finish on yours. Mine shoots like a dream too, it's my favorite gun. It would be criminal, IMO, not to shoot that thing.

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