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Old March 9, 2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Should have been a 1911

Not going to make this into politics. But long story short, Buds Gun Shop sent me an email about protecting the second amendment and offered a coin that's pure silver .999 or what have you.

Now looking at the coin finally scrolling down. One side of it is a Ruger LCP.....

Why would a production piece, for our second amendment rights. Not have a 1911 that's more iconic. Full sized. Just or the sake of aesthetics.

I understand that the LCP is another really popular CCW gun and that it's 2013 and polymer is in, it's modern, etc.


I still really think it should have been a 1911. Just my $0.02.

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Old March 9, 2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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While I realize that it is for a good cause, that is about the lamest thing I have ever seen. And I LOVE the line about "convincing lawmakers to do the right thing isn't cheap".. That speaks volumes about what is wrong with our country. Want to keep your rights? How much money do you have? Can you get any more?
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Old March 9, 2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Should have been a 1911

Yeah forgot to mention that too...it is really, really lame.

Marketing scheme. Like a other popular gun website out there.

Hint: pmags.


I still think, with all it's supposed to be... A 1911 would have been 1,000 times more fitting.
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Old March 9, 2013, 11:28 AM   #4
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I wouldn't be surprised if Ruger were not involved in sponsoring and shaing the costs
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Old March 9, 2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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+1 should have been a 1911....the american legend
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Old March 9, 2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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The current price per troy ounce is $29.01 (last 15 minutes). This coin is 1/2 troy ounce; therefore the value is less than $15.00. So, lets say its real value is $15 to cover the cost of shaping and stamping/molding the coin. Therefor the profit is ten dollars with two dollars going to the non-profit organization and eight dollars going to the profit makers.

I guess there could be other value there that I am giving recognition. What would that be if any?
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Old March 9, 2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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The 1911 would have been too big to fit, so they used the LCP.
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Old March 9, 2013, 02:27 PM   #8
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I'm happy most of you are agreeing. lol that's like putting the Caracal on there.

Yes, I know Ruger is American...I'm talking in terms of how I see them both. Removing country of origin from the equation.

A 7-round .380 plastic pocket gun was never iconic in terms of warfare in America, nor in the history as a sidearm of America.

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Old March 9, 2013, 02:40 PM   #9
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AR 15 would have been nice.
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Old March 9, 2013, 03:20 PM   #10
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You are right bkenut especially since this is the firearm most of the anti-gun folks are most wanting to ban.
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Old March 9, 2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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Should have been a 1911

Lol well handgun to rifle..now we're just jumping the gun. (Pun intended) but that would be nice
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Old March 10, 2013, 12:54 PM   #12
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If a 1911 had been put on the coin, it would have blinded with its glory all who gazed upon it.
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Old March 10, 2013, 01:42 PM   #13
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Oh Spats - that was good.
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Old March 10, 2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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Yes, I know Ruger is American...I'm talking in terms of how I see them both.
Well, aside from that whole "10-round mag limit" thing Bill Ruger invented.

That was totally un-American.

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Old March 10, 2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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While the 1911 may be iconic, a huge percentage of them are not actually made here anymore.
Far too many begin life in other countries nowadays, regardless of who's name is finally stamped into the slide, even some of the really good ones.

At least its not a glock
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Old March 10, 2013, 07:06 PM   #16
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And, Silver is going for $28.95 per ounce right now. From a numismatic viewpoint, the question is whether the value of the struck coin is worth more than the value of the melted silver. From the looks of the coin, I'd have to say no, today. If silver jumps to $50.00 an ounce, I'd sell the coin on the melt market and try to get my money back.
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