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magiccarpetrides
06-07-2005, 11:16 AM
I just today purchased the June Limited Edition Sig P229 in reverse two-tone. It is chambered in .40cal. My question is since this is a Limited Edition gun should I not shoot it or how much will shooting it affect its value?

I am fairly new to fire-arms and thier value/depreciation so any info would be great.

Thanks,
Vincent

p99guy
06-07-2005, 12:52 PM
well, that can only be answered by you to a great degree......while it is a limited edition, its still much a service grade gun and was made to shoot.....now if it was fully engraved and gold embellished I would certainly hesitate( I did see a person shooting a premier grade Hi Power at the range the other day and kinda shook my head) what ever you do with it, it was made for you to enjoy..whether that means put it in a plexiglass case, or go put holes in paper with it. Congrats on your purchase! ( I have the regular two tone 226 .40)

magiccarpetrides
06-07-2005, 01:28 PM
well, that can only be answered by you to a great degree......while it is a limited edition, its still much a service grade gun and was made to shoot.....now if it was fully engraved and gold embellished I would certainly hesitate( I did see a person shooting a premier grade Hi Power at the range the other day and kinda shook my head) what ever you do with it, it was made for you to enjoy..whether that means put it in a plexiglass case, or go put holes in paper with it. Congrats on your purchase! ( I have the regular two tone 226 .40)


Thanks for your incite. It is like you said a service grade gun and therefore I believe I will just go ahead and enjoy it (shoot it). Tonite should be perfect. Its ladies nite at the range (seriously), I have 100rds im willing to shoot through the FN, I will get to shoot the Sig, and the SHIELD comes on tonite!

p99guy
06-07-2005, 01:37 PM
Have a great time and launch one down range for me too :)
here is my SIG (I also have a thing for old swiss rifles as well)
http://img91.echo.cx/img91/6787/200401230050kv.th.jpg (http://img91.echo.cx/my.php?image=200401230050kv.jpg)

magiccarpetrides
06-08-2005, 01:26 PM
The Sig shot great. Of course I still like the FN better but $9.97/box as opposed to $19.99/box the Sig is definitely going to see more action. In other news....good lord you can fire the FN something wicked fast. The poor people next to me at the range got absoluetly showered with shell casings on one of my 20rd blitzs.

Esteves
06-08-2005, 01:54 PM
20+1, single action, and low recoil does fit well with the "shoot them until they're down" school of pistolry. :D

p99guy
06-08-2005, 03:06 PM
lol the five seven is one of the first pistols I have had that you could shoot so much , so fast that it can burn the oil off the barrel like a a ar15...smoke'in!!

Nightrunner
06-10-2005, 10:09 PM
I am really looking forward to the days when we can spend ourselves crazy on plentiful and affordable 5.7 ammo.

One very fun pistol to fire, and god, you have to look hard to compare the ballistics.

Awesome gun ;)

susan28
06-20-2005, 11:39 AM
i know i buy guns to keep and cherish forever and hand down to future generations and pretty much wouldn't sell them even for more than replacement value cuz they all have names and are like family :) i guess if i had some solid-gold-frame thing that would probably *warp* if you shot it i wouldn't, but i'm not real big on that type of thing. shooting 'em's what makes the memories and once there's memories then you can't part with 'em so scr*w resale value, ya know? guns are firearms, i like to hold 'em in my arms and fire 'em :)