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Ran into to some money troubles. Had to let the 24/7 g2c go to pay a bill. Kinda miss her. Been needing a reason to buy a sccy tho. Maybe when the bank account resets I may just do that. The LGS I sold it to promised a good deal on one when the time comes.

Ps still have the bodyguard 380.


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I have some friends who have the SCCY 9's. They feel pretty good in the hand, are an American Co. and I have heard good things about warranty as well as the pistols. I have been thinking about getting one.
 
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At one time or another I believe we all face it for one reason or another. My first was after a divorce and the last was after a very major surgery were I was off work recovering for 3.5 months and then later tat same year being terminated from my job after 17 years. Guess they weren't as loyal to me as I was to them all those years.
 

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I think you should consider the best way to fix your $$ situation. i have been where you are when I got out of the Corps in 1969. Never saved a penny there. Suddenly needed money. bought some things I wanted then was in a bind because I wanted them but did not need them. I got that urge under control and put some money in the bank. Over time I could ocassionally afford a want. Years later I am doing OK.

You have ave a good gun. It should meet your immediate needs. Don’t buy another gun until you have the money in the bank to pay for it, and don’t make it a priority over needs. It will work out in time. I know. I have been there so I am not lecturing. I am sharing.
 

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Been there done that.Hated to sell my model 57 S&W in .41 magnum and my Kimber Custom Eclipse in 10mm as well.Never replaced either but I am ok with that.Family and "needs" should always come before "wants".
 

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I know all about having to sell guns for financial circumstances. :( I used to have a large gun collection, had to liquidate almost all of them. I've got the memories of handling and shooting them though.
 

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I think you should consider the best way to fix your $$ situation. i have been where you are when I got out of the Corps in 1969. Never saved a penny there. Suddenly needed money. bought some things I wanted then was in a bind because I wanted them but did not need them. I got that urge under control and put some money in the bank. Over time I could ocassionally afford a want. Years later I am doing OK.

You have ave a good gun. It should meet your immediate needs. Don’t buy another gun until you have the money in the bank to pay for it, and don’t make it a priority over needs. It will work out in time. I know. I have been there so I am not lecturing. I am sharing.
This is a given. This was a short term trouble. Fixed. But yes the gun will not be purchased for a little while.


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Sorry to hear about the money problems. Most of us have been there as well. Just take the time to recover before you spend any more money on fun stuff. Heck my plan of retiring at 62 was a failure, now looking at 67 before I can get mostly out of debt. Lucky for me - I buy and sell enough guns to have fun , but keep the dollar outlay pretty even with sales prices. SO I am playing with lotzs of toys, but avoiding the financial pain. However I will warn folks, what I do does not come easy. Lots of research and good contacts with dealers wanting to buy my used guns. They know when I sell a firearm it will be better than when I got it and fully tested etc.. It takes a while to build a rep.
 

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I lost my contract back in 2009 and was out of work for 6 months...as a freelancer...in Germany...and am American. In Germany, a freelancer is required to register as a business and pay quarterly taxes up front to maintain the business (and no tax "return" either- they just put it toward your next set of taxes!), so in that six months, I burned through almost everything I had saved up, just to pay my regular living expenses and my taxes (needed to maintain the business in the hopes of landing another contract!).

Hope it all works out for you, but I feel your pain!
 

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I think you should consider the best way to fix your $$ situation. i have been where you are when I got out of the Corps in 1969. Never saved a penny there. Suddenly needed money. bought some things I wanted then was in a bind because I wanted them but did not need them. I got that urge under control and put some money in the bank. Over time I could ocassionally afford a want. Years later I am doing OK.

You have ave a good gun. It should meet your immediate needs. Don’t buy another gun until you have the money in the bank to pay for it, and don’t make it a priority over needs. It will work out in time. I know. I have been there so I am not lecturing. I am sharing.
Never had to figure out how to spend (or NOT spend) my money.

I have a wife for that!
 

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Keep hopeful. I also have been there. When I started my business nearly thirty years ago I sold a car and a couple of guns that I shouldn't have. On the other hand, I needed the money, so I guess I had no other option. Hope your accounts payable situation settles down.

A S&W .380 is no slouch, and will do the job it needs to, and then some. Glad you were able to hang on to it.
 

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I waited and searched for over a year before I dropped 550 for my 1911. It was well worth it and I kept telling myself keep looking for what you really want and what you can afford.
 

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I sold my 24/7 C 9mm to pay for emergency health issues once... miss it too... fortunately, I have other guns still... might get another someday.... maybe a 692 instead... ;)
 

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Ran into to some money troubles. Had to let the 24/7 g2c go to pay a bill. Kinda miss her. Been needing a reason to buy a sccy tho. Maybe when the bank account resets I may just do that. The LGS I sold it to promised a good deal on one when the time comes.

Ps still have the bodyguard 380.


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You are not alone. Went through the same thing after getting married, again after having kids.
We all do what is best for our families. All of my toys went down the road, worked two jobs for many years, at one point I had two full time jobs for almost a year.

Things will get better,
 

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Ran into to some money troubles. Had to let the 24/7 g2c go to pay a bill. Kinda miss her. Been needing a reason to buy a sccy tho. Maybe when the bank account resets I may just do that. The LGS I sold it to promised a good deal on one when the time comes.

Ps still have the bodyguard 380.


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Sometimes we all have to do that.. sell things to gain some money. At least that S&W you have, will serve you well for the long haul. Just keep moving forward the best you can. :)
 

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I had to let a bunch go back in the day to pay for food and rent and alcohol. Left a hole in my heart for years until I replaced them and then some. Now I can buy and sell cause I want to.

Sold off some safe queens to pay for vacation in two weeks. Well not pay for but put a dent in it.

I've already replaced one rifle and got plans to buy a Glock 21 after we get back. Gonna sell a couple more too.

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