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Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
« on: November 20, 2015, 08:49:21 pm »
The wife & I went on a nice motorcycle ride this afternoon and the only agenda that I had was to stop by one of the local gun shops and put some more money down on my Kel Tec RFB.  Typically I like to window shop before conducting business but since I had my wife with me she engaged the counter lady and told her I was here to make a payment.  No big deal, but it did throw me off my game and of all days this wasn't a day to be off my game.  Well I made my payment and right in the first case I see a really nice condition Colt Trooper MK III w/6" barrel and in .22LR to boot.  Anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about rimfires and since I already have a Colt Python my interest in another Colt .357 isn't as high as a Colt rimfire. 

My dilemma is that before I paid on my layaway I had enough to walk out the door with the Colt and I didn't have enough on me to put it on layaway and the wife wanted to ride to lunch after that so I just couldn't go home for the extra $$ to put it on layaway.  I'm one for impulse buys and that would've been it and now that I've had time to think about it if I put it on layaway I'm looking at 1100.00 in layaways so that's a pretty big nut for me to pay off in 3 months.  It's priced to sell so I'm going back and forth about going back and putting some money down...but then again that's a lot of money for 2 layaways hanging over my poor, empty wallet head.  Thoughts?
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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 09:20:20 pm »
    As has been stated before, this is not the best place to be talked out of a gun. Normally I joke about how more guns are best and to heck with 2nd or 3rd mortgages, but if it seems fiscally irresponsible then don't do it.

    Keep the family fed, the wife happy, and enjoy the Colt you now have if you think it might be risky. If you think your wallet can handle it and you can survive the angry looks from your SO for buying another gun. Then go for it.

    That's all the advice I can give for now with out knowing the cost of living in your North Carolina and your yearly wages  ;).
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 10:06:26 pm »
    My wife is very cool with me buying guns, as long as she gets to shoot them as well. I'm having a hard time letting it walk...but I really want it at the same time.
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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 11:27:26 pm »
    Flip a coin and then stick with it?  :shrug

    To buy or not to buy! Tails you'll pick it up and heads you'll let it be  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 02:03:49 am »
    As has been stated before, this is not the best place to be talked out of a gun.

    MTK said a mouthful right there.  I'm probly the absolute worst one on here to give advice on something like this, as I've destroyed my Gun Fund several times over lately, and will be in hock to it for some months to come.  (On t'other hand, if you and SLM could see and try the trigger of the Smith M10 I just recently came across, I'd probly seriously have to go into hiding.)

    But there are once-in-a-lifetime guns.  Is this one of them?  Can't say I've ever seen one around here, at all -- but then this is Podunk in most of the worst ways.  If y'all aren't going to starve, and if you could get the money back out of this one (or others) if push came to shove, the big question is will you get the chance to buy one again in the foreseeable future.

    I really hate to steal/mangle a quote in these environs from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, but here goes:  guns will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no guns.

    Just thought I'd mention.
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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 04:01:08 pm »
    Yea I went ahead and put it on layaway this afternoon after sleeping on it.  I understand this isn't really the best place to ask about buying a firearm *but* I do enjoy the encouragement.  I do have a correction about it, the barrel is actually 4" and not 6" as I first thought as I only looked at it though the glass case but today I actually got to fondle it.  The double action is very smooth but I'm sure needs a thorough cleaning & re-greasing like the Python did which made a great feeling trigger even better.  The bluing isn't the high gloss like the Python...but I do understand the Python is in a different league than the Trooper.  I did get a chance to snap a quick picture before it went back into layaway lockup so I have something to look at until I pay off the RFB and then the Trooper and since I'm in a sharing mood I'll include it along with a few pics that I just took of the Python to make some comparisons.  This is going to make a great companion to its centerfire brother.



    It's hard to get a good pic of the Python because of the glossier finish...and I still need to swap out the rubber stocks.


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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 03:26:24 am »
    Nice.   :thumbup1    Always liked the MK III's .   
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    Re: Colt Trooper MK III .22LR
    « Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 11:36:18 pm »
    Glad you got it. Those once in a blue moon firearms have to be jumped on.


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