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#7077308 - 02/13/18 04:31 PM Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers
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We have decided to go full-time 5th wheel living after my son graduates in May. This will mean some obvious downsizing.

Two of my carry guns are 9mm and the other is 357/38, do I doubt I'll be getting rid of those rounds. However, My 45acp pistols are really just target and range guns.

Would I be crazy to get rid of my 3 45s and all the ammo? I could put them in long-term storage, but don't really like that idea much.

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#7077342 - 02/13/18 04:46 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Is there a family member you could leave them with? Sibling or parent, perhaps? Can you leave a firearm in a safety deposit box?
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#7077364 - 02/13/18 04:58 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Handguns don't take up much space. Lose some dishes, womens shoes or something along those lines.
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#7077395 - 02/13/18 05:18 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Chalet it sounds like you want him to sleep on the couch or in the doghouse.
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#7077424 - 02/13/18 05:44 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Originally Posted By: okstatefan
We have decided to go full-time 5th wheel living after my son graduates in May. This will mean some obvious downsizing.

Two of my carry guns are 9mm and the other is 357/38, do I doubt I'll be getting rid of those rounds. However, My 45acp pistols are really just target and range guns.

Would I be crazy to get rid of my 3 45s and all the ammo? I could put them in long-term storage, but don't really like that idea much.


Well really think about it , why do you need 3 - 45s anyway ?? I know they are fun but hard to CC unless yhey are small like a XDs .45ACP . If you sell or trade off any and want a CCW take s good look at Taurus Spectrum that is new and just coming out . Itís a .380 , has the easiest take down of all pistols on the market . Getting reaaly good reviews !! Perfect for CC . One of the best winners Taurus has come out with and very affordable !!
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#7077443 - 02/13/18 05:54 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: ronlhodges]
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Originally Posted By: ronlhodges


Well really think about it , why do you need 3 - 45s anyway ?? I know they are fun but hard to CC unless yhey are small like a XDs .45ACP . If you sell or trade off any and want a CCW take s good look at Taurus Spectrum that is new and just coming out . Itís a .380 , has the easiest take down of all pistols on the market . Getting reaaly good reviews !! Perfect for CC . One of the best winners Taurus has come out with and very affordable !!


Not sure that I need three, but they are all sort of different. The Sig 1911 Ultra could be carried, I just don't. The P227 and FNP-45 dang sure couldn't be carried.

As to a .380, no thanks.

As far as the size of the pistols, it's not really a problem. It's more about the weight and space of the ammo.

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#7077445 - 02/13/18 05:55 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Is there a family member you could leave them with? Sibling or parent, perhaps? Can you leave a firearm in a safety deposit box?


Unfortunately, no. My youngest son is going off to live in the dorms and my eldest is in San Diego.

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#7077446 - 02/13/18 05:55 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: chalet]
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Originally Posted By: chalet
Handguns don't take up much space. Lose some dishes, womens shoes or something along those lines.


This.

I recommend giving it some time before you get rid of any. Now that you have more time to shoot, see if you take advantage of it. You could cut back on the amount of ammo you keep on hand. If you find your just lugging them around, sell them.
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#7077466 - 02/13/18 06:08 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Are you going to stop going to the range after you move into the 5th wheel? Iíd keep the range guns and cut it down to 1 carry gun. No practical reason to have 3 carry guns other than you just like them.


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#7077486 - 02/13/18 06:23 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: Tff caribou]
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Are you going to stop going to the range after you move into the 5th wheel? Iíd keep the range guns and cut it down to 1 carry gun. No practical reason to have 3 carry guns other than you just like them.


It's not really that. I keep an LCR for pocket carry. I generally only pocket carry in shorts or times when I'm not wearing a belt.

My P938 is my general carry IWB. However, I would never pocket carry it.

A P320 Compact is my OWB carry, but sometimes IWB when wearing cool-weather clothing.

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#7077510 - 02/13/18 06:44 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Iím a pocket carry all day every day guy. If my lcp is good enough in the summer, itís good enough in the winter, but different strokes for different folks.
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#7077554 - 02/13/18 07:12 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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I'd sell the 45's, you can always rebuy them later.

Or find a friend who will keep them in their safe.

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#7077576 - 02/13/18 07:22 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Consider magazine capacity restrictions and the law of the states you will visit choosing.

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#7077590 - 02/13/18 07:33 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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Sell or store the ammo and hold onto the guns.

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#7077637 - 02/13/18 08:09 PM Re: Downsizing decisions - Pistol Calibers [Re: okstatefan]
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I offer to keep them for you
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