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Accidental Nicks and Dings on Firearms?

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Old May 17th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1
 
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OK, Ive been wondering this for a while. Personally, I am always worried about getting a new firearm. Why would I ever be worried of such a wonderous occasion such as this? Well, you know that guy that gets a new gun, and within 10 minutes, he bangs it against something and puts a nice ding or nick in the barrel or receiver, or does something wrong and other permanent asthetic damage to the gun? Well thats me. Im just wondering if I'm the only one out there. It bugs me SOOO freaking bad! Im a hunter, so if I get a scratch from leaning a barrel against a tree or something like that, I dont mind it one bit. My shotgun is tore to hell from being dragged through hells of woods, but my new 10/22 hasnt done anything, but has some nice scratches and a dinged up receiver pin hole from taking the pin out wrong, and that REALLY bugs me. Am I the only one?.... Is this normal wear? I know the hunting scars are, but does this accidental damage count as wear and tear? Or abuse? Help me...
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Some people call those 'Personality' marks . . .
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Old May 17th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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You might want to see a professional about that.
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You might want to see a professional about that.


I agree totally,besides I have lots of Nicks and Dings on me and I'm still BEAUTIFUL !!!!
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I don't stress over it. They are tools of the trade.
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You wouldn't buy a new car/truck and keep it parked inside would you ? Buy new shoes/boots and never wear them ?
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You have two choices. Buy two of everything and keep one in the safe. Second, don't shoot or train with your weapon. It's a fighting gun, I don't think S&W ever envisioned it as a "thing of beauty", but rather more of a knock down drag out self defense weapon, a competition gun or both. I have a Harley. It has custom paint. I go ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH, when I get a chip or ding in the paint. My guns are not Harley's. And I have the same choice with the bikes, keep them in the garage and try to impress myself and friends, or ride them. I don't use them (guns) for hammers, but they're going to get scratched and dinged, if you use and train with them.



I have a few guns put away, and don't shoot them. They have sentimental value, being handed down a couple of generations, or some degree of collector's value. This same theme keeps popping it's head up, and I don't get where it comes from. Go to one of the major gun forums and look at the ridiculous ads: Example "WTS: Gen 3 Glockinator. Only 11 rounds ever fired. Had barrel replaced, after that to keep it "pristine". One small mark, only noticable with a microscope suitable for viewing sub-atomic particles.





Yeah, that's a little of my own warped sense of humor threaded through that, but it's darn near accurate. A Glock, although it might be a fine combat gun, is not a thing of beauty, and I don't think Gaston Glock ever envisioned it to be. It was designed to be a no-nonsense, shoots every time, combat gun. Yeah you can spend a fortune at some custom gunsmith shop, and spend 2500 bucks to do all kinds of cool machining to the slide, add shiney triggers, and all sorts of things, have it painted, but then your back to square one. You don't dare shoot it after that. And under all that lipstick, you still have something thats as ugly as a pig. And possibly not as reliable as the Glock was in it's orgional trim. Not picking on Glocks or their owners, same thing applies to the M&P.







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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #9
 
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well lol thanks yall for making me feel better. just hate dumbass scars lol. dont mind em if there was a purpose behind em (holster wear or what not) but just idiotical scars on nice stuff. For example, my 10 22 got a brand new barrel, and I had it laying on the table, I picked up a hammer and it slipped and dinged the barrel. Had it for less than a day. anywho, just seein if i was the only one. thanks for the inupt yall. BTW, Bchand01, in that first pic, it looks like you messed up that M&P pretty dang bad haha.
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For example, my 10 22 got a brand new barrel, and I had it laying on the table, I picked up a hammer and it slipped and dinged the barrel. Had it for less than a day........
Just tell everyone that you wanted to "redefine" the true meaning of dangerous game hunting....you were in Botswana, hunting charging Rhino's with a .22LR, just to make it a bit more sporting than using a .375 H&H or a Weatherby .460. Ran out of ammo, and had to whack that sucker to death with the barrel of your Ruger 10/22.before he stomped you and your guide's guts out.....there, problem solved.







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Just tell everyone that you wanted to "redefine" the true meaning of dangerous game hunting....you were in Botswana, hunting charging Rhino's with a .22LR, just to make it a bit more sporting than using a .375 H&H or a Weatherby .460. Ran out of ammo, and had to whack that sucker to death with the barrel of your Ruger 10/22.before he stomped you and your guide's guts out.....there, problem solved.







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hahahahahahahahahahah!!!! That just truly made my day!
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I dropped mine from about 4ft onto steel the other night while making a new kydex holster.....about died at first, picked it up and noticed a small knick. Oh well it's my EDC I'm sure there will be more to come.
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I take good care of my guns and still managed to do something dumb to them. I ride Harley's and so far so good ! lucky with the paint.
I am the proud owner of my grandfathers double barrel shotgun ! Remington ser. # said it was made in 1903 16 gauge. He used it well, fed the family on the farm. Carved his name on the stock, still works great. No missing parts, a true hunting man's / sd gun back in the great dep. Still laugh today about my grandpa calling over to the neighbor boy to shoot the skunk that fell down into the out house hole ! What a mess ! Re-sell, not good, but grandpa's shotgun I hope will never leave the family ! To many good stories to tell my two son's !
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I don't stress over it. They are tools of the trade.
Where did you get the tan grip for the M&P? Looks great!
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You can buy a pretty, new pistol and spend your first year babying it and protecting it and trying to shield it from the evils of the world until it acquires it's first scratch,
or,
you can take it home and throw it out in the yard and let it get it's first scratch in the first ten minutes and save a whole year of worrying.

If it's a tool it's gonna get scratched, if it's not a tool, ... why are you carrying it?
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