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A friend has a Perazzi High Tech that he is wanting to sell, and I am thinking about buying it.
I already have a Zoli, that I don't shoot well and a Browning 725 that I do shoot pretty well with. It's a lot of money and I really don't need it...but it is a Perazzi.
I shot it last night and absolutely crushed the targets I used it on...I'm on the fence.
It's a used gun, low round count and well cared for, so I really can't lose any money...but it is a lot of money. I have the money and my wife gave me the okay...

So, to Perazzi or not to Perazzi, that is the question.
 

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Seems all the parts necessary for making a good purchase are there; good fit, slightly used so big depreciation hit already taken, and even spousal approval.
 

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Go for it :)
 

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birdhunter39 said:
Seems all the parts necessary for making a good purchase are there; good fit, slightly used so big depreciation hit already taken, and even spousal approval.
Yes, but I have always said I would never spend that kind of money on a gun. That's what's holding me back.
 

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Sounds like you've got all of the major roadblocks out of the way. If it's a good deal, buy it...you only live once. If it turns out you don't like it, you can probably turn around and sell it for about the same price.
 

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mpolans said:
Sounds like you've got all of the major roadblocks out of the way. If it's a good deal, buy it...you only live once. If it turns out you don't like it, you can probably turn around and sell it for about the same price.
Yeah, but as I stated above...
I have always said I would never spend that kind of money on a gun. That's what's holding me back.
 

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Do it. Do it now. Do it before you lose it.

And you knew darn well what advise you'd get from a bunch of shotgun nuts.;-)
 

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Rooster booster said:
And you knew darn well what advise you'd get from a bunch of shotgun nuts.;-)
Yes I did!
That's why I posted...I need the extra push...It is a lot of money :shock:
 

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Sell the Zoli to offset the cost
 

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oneounceload said:
Sell the Zoli to offset the cost
Been thinking about selling it for a while, it's hard because I wanted a Zoli for a long time before I bought it. It was supposed to be my "forever gun"...didn't work out that way.
My friend will bring the Perazzi to a shoot for me to use, that will tell the tale.
 

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To me there is not an obvious step up in quality from a Z sport to a Perazzi. But if the fit is near perfect as you describe then the decision is made.
 

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I have said the same thing. I couldn't have imagined spending big money on a high end gun but as I get older my views on money and how I spend it have changed. I have not yet made that kind of move on a fine shotgun but it is certainly a possibility now.

Given all that you layout the only thing you really need to overcome is your ability to move past your prior statements about gun costs and recognize circumstances in life change. You can do that. If you like the gun, buy it and enjoy it. Move on from the zoli
 

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It is a lot of money.
You don't need it.
Once the new wears off, you may not shoot the HT any better than the Zoli.
If you are like about 2/3 of us, you shoot an auto better than an o/u anyway.

Now, with all of that out of the way, buy the d**d thing just because you want it. And, as others have said, Perazzi hold value well.
 

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mpolans said:
Sounds like you've got all of the major roadblocks out of the way. If it's a good deal, buy it...you only live once. If it turns out you don't like it, you can probably turn around and sell it for about the same price.
Yeah, but as I stated above...
I have always said I would never spend that kind of money on a gun. That's what's holding me back.
We've all told ourselves that lie. The great thing is that you've had the opportunity to shoot the Perazzi first. I've had tons of guns through life that I said I'd never part with. Most of those are gone. They're just useful tools and when they cease to be useful it's time to sell them and move on. After my dad passed I found out how little those items that were important to him were not useful to others. Buy the Perazzi, sell the zoli. Don't get attached to guns that serve no purpose. My opinion of course.
 

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hardcast said:
Do it, you may never have another chance like this one.
This is where I am on it. I have had several guns I always wanted and bought them and ended up selling anyway. But I got the bug out of my system and no regrets.

Sell the Zoli too and if you don't like the Perazzi, you can always sell it.

Out of curiosity and me just being nosey, what is your friend asking? If you don't feel comfortable saying, can you give a range?
 

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Do it! I've kicked that can down the road for years, finally pulled the trigger. Sold my Zoli and bought a fixed choke perazzi and I'm loving it!!!! No regrets, always wanted a p gun and finally got it. Enjoy, you only live once!
 

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Haven't seen a decent standard grade second hand HT under (around) ten five or eleven. So, we'll assume you're getting a good deal at 10. There's many a fine gun at that price point. Make sure you don't get the itch for a K80..Kolar..DT 11..Seitz..etc......before you commit.... :cry:
 
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