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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:54 PM   #1
 
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I just came in possession of a P90 Decocker 45acp made in 1992 and it is unfired. Came with original box and papers. Wanted to get some opinions as to whether I should use it or store it for future value. Thoughts? What is current value on this?



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My vote is shoot it

I once wanted a S&W 25-2, the big .45acp target revolver. Found a beaut at a show. I remarked that it looked new in the box. Seller said it IS new in the box! Came with tools and a presentation case. I owned it for several years but could just not bring myself to shoot it, being it was NIB. Ended up selling it to a very grateful collector. Been kicking myself these past, let's see.....twenty years, every time I see one. And, of course, they are now more than double what I sold it for. Your P90 was made to be used. If you don't, someone else, some day will.
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P90's are not that collectable. I would shoot it and enjoy it. Those shoot great, very accurate.
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Guns are made to shoot. Have at it!!!!!!
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I just came in possession of a P90 Decocker 45acp made in 1992 and it is unfired. Came with original box and papers. Wanted to get some opinions as to whether I should use it or store it for future value. Thoughts? What is current value on this?
I have many of the P series pistols. Future value of the P series pistols (as with anything) you would need to find someone who values the gun more than you. I don't believe in safe queens. A few of my P series have been noted as being NEW IN BOX ... does that mean it was truly unfired? I don't know. So with that said, I shoot all my firearms and enjoy them all. Because we are not promised tomorrow and we only have what's left of today.
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These guns were made for shootin.
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Josbo ... While a great pistol IMHO, you most certainly won't be able to retire on the minimal increase in value over time if you decide to leave it NIB. While it's your choice at the end of the day, if it were mine it would be in the range bag for this coming Saturday
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Shoot it. You're not gonna hurt it or it's resale value.
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Agreed. Shoot it and enjoy it.
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My KP90DC was my first pistol and I love it and keep it more out of nostalgia than practical use. No knock on the P series but there really isn't going to be much value increase on these guns.

Shoot it! That is what it was meant to do.
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I think the P90 is an absolute workhorse and is made to use. I would use it for Home defense, truck gun, range gun.
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For 25 years a shooters pistol has sat heartbroken. Make it happy.
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For 25 years a shooters pistol has sat heartbroken. Make it happy.
Yep...it's got a lot of catching up to do!

Shoot the heck out of it!

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Bought a KP93DC couple years back that was basically NIB with a couple minor shelf wear spots on the slide. It didn't stay "NIB" for too long!
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Shooting it will add "character." Seriously, relax and just shoot and enjoy it. Ruger made umpteen thousands of them, it's not like it's John M. Browning's personal 1911 made by Utah gnomes directly to his personal specifications.

It's a quality workhorse, and I think it's projected value will reflect only that.

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