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Old September 18, 2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Fancy engraved guns?

LGS has noise Ruger SP101 Talo ,just like this

http://youtu.be/Pnu7SHELeqs
And being its my wife's birthday I was gonna buy me (errrrrrr, her ) a present .
At $800 it looked decent deal and gun is beautifull.
But here's my dilemma , I can't own a gun and not shot it (at least little bit).
What you guys do with fancy guns like that?



PS: some pictures always help.
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Old September 18, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Didn't get the gun photo, just a commercial for a safe.

But engraved guns shoot just as well as plain guns. Never had a real fancy gun to test that on, but if I did, it would get fired.

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Old September 18, 2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Nothing wrong with bein' a little fancy once in a while!
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Old September 18, 2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Sorry , nothing fancy about a Ruger - just shoot it
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Old September 18, 2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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I understand they shoot just like other guns. My question was more in line of , do you worry about loosing its value once shot ?
You don't buy a Ferrari and drive it to work every day , or do ya?

That's more what I'm looking for. !
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Old September 19, 2013, 07:39 AM   #6
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I don't buy a gun and worry about its value. I buy them to use them.

These shoot great, by the way...


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Old September 19, 2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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You can bet your behind if I buy a Ferrari it will be driven!!! What's the point of having one? That would be like buying a Ferrari and leaving it at the dealership so the value doesn't decrease.

Better yet, buy used so someone else takes the loss!
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Old September 19, 2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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It's not hand engraved or anything it's actually a production model to my understanding. I'd probably go shoot it while wearing something fancy and just be a boss lol but I def wouldn't pay $800 for it. My lgs has a new one right now for $679. Also for that price by ruger/talo is the Wiley clapp edition gp100.
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Old September 19, 2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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As above, if I could afford a Ferrari, it would be driven daily. If I could afford $100,000 Fabbri shotgun, it would get shot often; ergo, any revolver would also UNLESS it had so much historical significance and provenance, then I would loan it to a museum
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Old September 23, 2013, 04:00 PM   #10
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Take care of it and the engraving will hold up even if it is shot. Ruger has been engraving huge factory warnings on all their guns for years and I haven't been able to shoot them off
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Old September 24, 2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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I'm in the camp that uses everything I own. If the engraving makes you smile a little extra when you look at it, go for it. Just don't be afraid to shoot it. I personally don't care if I hurt the value, I don't buy anything with the intention of resale. Rugers hold their value well anyway.
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Old September 25, 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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When any blued gun is engraved, it is no longer original bluing anyway (the engraving requires a re-blue). If you use it and wear off some bluing, have a PROFESSIONAL reblue it later on down the road and it should come back like the day after it was engraved. No need to fear a little bluing loss on that heirloom.
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Old September 25, 2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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I see guns as beautiful works of art as well as being a functional tool so a classic quality engraving is beautiful.

One could argue if the same applies to a beautiful woman with tattoos.
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Old September 25, 2013, 01:59 PM   #14
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What you guys do with fancy guns like that?
Let other guys buy them that want to show them off in a beautiful display case, or open carry them as a Bar-B-Que gun.
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Old September 25, 2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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Trap shotguns

Stop by a shotgun club. Take a look at the guns guys are shooting trap and skeet with.
You will see some very high end expensive engraved guns, they are pretty much the norm.
Really easy to spend 5-10 K on a nice trap shotgun.

My 1918 LC Smith is beautifully hand engraved and color case hardened. While it is not perfect, I hope I look 1/2 that good @ 96.

Unless the gun is unfired, collectable, and valuable......SHOOT IT. It is OK to baby it, but not required. Trap guns tend to be "babied" Only shot on Sundays, by a little old grandma or grandpa.
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Old September 25, 2013, 04:28 PM   #16
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I see guns as beautiful works of art as well as being a functional tool so a classic quality engraving is beautiful.

One could argue if the same applies to a beautiful woman with tattoos.
Nah, that's more like an idiot mark on a 1911.
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