Less is more

Sometimes, the simple things in life are the best things. The nice thing about a gun that’s been used before it came to my hands is just that – I don’t feel a need to baby it along, I just maintain it, lube it, and shoot it. I don’t need to worry about wearing the finish off the slide with countless presentations from the holster, or the grips getting mommicked up if I really mess up a reload.


  1. Amen, brother Caleb. I think the last gun that I bought new was the Snubbie from Hell™ (S&W 360PD), and that’s because the Airweight .357s were relatively new to market.

    Even more so than cars, IMHO, guns are better bought used. Like you said, no need to baby or worry about it… Plus you save $$$, which is important to a cheap bastard like me… 😉

  2. Damn straight. Right now I’m wearing an 1887 Webley with zero finish left. And I still shoot it. (Gently.)

    What’s the point of owning a gun you don’t shoot, anyway? You may as well get Krugerrands or a faster internet connection for all those Google Image Searches.

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