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    Dilema Shoot or No Shoot NIB SAA?

    I got a NIB SAA 45 Colt w/ 7.5 for me for Xmas. I have never had a NIB gun and all my others have been used and I would shoot them at least a little. But, this one is soooo beautiful/unturned that I just can't decide to shoot/turn it or not. Frankly, I can't see me storing it away for ever and being able to keep my hands off it for ever. Need advise.

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    What are you planning to do, take it with you when you pass over ? If you don't shoot it your heirs will.
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    I got an new one a couple years ago. It is 1 of 3 NEW Colts I have ever bought. The other ones are a Colt 1911 (ww1repro),and an AR15. I have shot them all. They all shoot well. I do not thi nk Anyone could tell that they have been shot. The SAA has no turn line and hasnt even rubbed any bluing off the cylinder notch groove/"lead",as some call it).It looks virtually the same as it did in the box. As long as you dont abuse your guns it shouldnt hurt them a bit. Besides how could you know if it shot decent and if it was mechanically fine without shooting it. It is possiblke a NIB gun could have all kinds of problems that you wouldnt know tilll you shot it. So to me it is almost Mandatory to shoot it,to make sure you everything is as it should be.

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    New 3rd generation? Blast away!
    I picked up a NIB, unfired, 70's, S&W M29-2. I'm going to empty some brass with it. But it will never catch up to the character of my old M29-2.

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    Like the guy on Swamp People says "choot it"

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    Listen up knuckle head!! If me and the wife
    shot ours, you darn sure better shoot YOURS!!!


    And don't forget to take pictures, you hear?!



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    If it is a 3rd Gen, shoot it. Colt will make more if you ever decide you want a safe queen.
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    Shoot it. If you just want something to look at, buy paintings.
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    Shoot it in good health! Dillon makes great progressive reloaders to make lots and lots of ammo!

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    I'd vote to shoot it. Over the years I've had nib guns I wasn't sure about shooting too. I took every one of them out, shot them, enjoyed them, cleaned them back up and, with some, put them away. With others I just shot them, cleaned them, repeat. Enjoy!
    Tony

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