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Just got home with one! Its one beautiful Ruger. Brand new, unfired with the fancy box and all the paperwork.
So, now the questions. Would you guys shoot a special edition or just keep it as an investment?
I dont know how many will be made and it seems no one else does either. Would shooting it lower the value much if it was maintained? Especially if there are many thousands made.
There is also a small sealed manila envelope with something in it. I have no idea what it is and hate to break the seal!
Kinda dumb really...buy a gun I may never shoot!
I've wanted one of these every since I saw them advertised. I originally went to the store to get a pistol to use to get a CCW. My mind wandered.:D
I could have gotten the stainless target model for less but for a few bucks more and knowing that part of the purchase was going to help fight for gun rights, it was a no brainer.:nod:
Did I mention it was a gorgeous gun?:)
 

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two factors at work here

1. as you said, depends on how many made.
B. how many years before it becomes that rare and valuble collector item???

maybe one day it will be valuble. but you and i will be worm food by then, so go ahead shoot it!!!:nod:
 

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There is one at the local shop...very tempting.
 

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Danged if I'll be worm food and never shoot it! Yup, you kind of confirmed what I already thought. It isnt some fancy gold inlayed 1 of 100 pistols. If I am correct and judging from the serial number, 99,999 could be made...hardly a collectors piece.
I agree with Logansdad. I feel the same way but a collectors edition is new to me. I'll be at the range Saturday and I will GUARANTEE I will be the only one shooting an NRA Ruger endowment pistol!
 

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NRAJOE, did ya pick it up and handle it? Fits the hand like an AK!
But seriously, the finish and machining is awesome. For the price (and I WAS looking at AK's) the Ruger won.
No, ya cant put a muzzle break or a 75 round drum on it but it looks prettier than an AK ever will.....oh yeah...its made in the good old USA.
Oh crap, buy it!!!!! Your name is NRA Joe. The serial numbers on the Ruger start with NRA-0001. Its got your name on it!
 

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Originally posted by Snakebite
NRAJOE, did ya pick it up and handle it? Fits the hand like an AK!
But seriously, the finish and machining is awesome. For the price (and I WAS looking at AK's) the Ruger won.
No, ya cant put a muzzle break or a 75 round drum on it but it looks prettier than an AK ever will.....oh yeah...its made in the good old USA.
Oh crap, buy it!!!!! Your name is NRA Joe. The serial numbers on the Ruger start with NRA-0001. Its got your name on it!
Yes it does! :D
 

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Jerry, West of the Pecos. Its literally a stones throw from Jensens, two doors down Best guys in town!
 

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Ok, I remember that store :right: Kind of looks like a rustic little building stuck a little back from the road. They set up shortly before I left in 94.
Good deal!
 

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The fact that it was special edition kept me from buying it. If I buy myself another mk2, I'm gonna shoot it quite a lot. Now I won't feel bad about it.

The manilla envelope is a fired case as required by MD and one other state I can't think of at the moment. The funny thing is that Kimber would rather not include the fired case and so they don't sell their guns in those two states.
 
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