A firearm collector such as The Late Boy Scout is a man of great passion when it comes to firearms and anything about the handgun. His wildly popular YouTube channel is a testament to that fact. Every Monday he uploads informative and involved videos that help educate other firearms enthusiasts and gun owners and most importantly, share his deep love of everything weaponry. Recently, the Late Boy Scout posted a video detailing his top five guns to get rid of and why he made the decisions to do so. The results were more than a little shocking.
Firearm Collection Overhaul: 5 Guns to Ditch
1. Kel Tec Sub 2000
Described by the Boy Scout as ‘sweet,’ this novel firearm is a visual treat. A fun gun to hold and shoot, it has a unique design that allows it to fold in half for easy storage.
In addition to this, it has the built-in capacity to shoot both 9 mm and .40 caliber. It can even utilize Glock magazines – a bonus for those who are sticklers for Glock quality.
Sometimes things that are fun are just that…fun. The Sub 2000 has limited practical use and in the end, just becomes something of a novelty. It is not as concealable as a pistol, yet not as effective as a rifle. Due to its ability to be stored in small spaces, it has the potential to be a useful truck or car gun. However, it’s 9mm capacity means that it lacks the power to be of any real service. All style and no substance, unfortunately.
2. Bersa Thunder 380
An exceptionally popular pistol, the Bersa 380 has many fans worldwide. There is a multitude of reasons to have one in your possession. From the attractive styling and ease of use to the excellent recoil, those who love the Bersa love them a lot. So, what would make The Lost Boy Scout turn his nose up at them?
Like many enthusiasts, the Boy Scout’s passion makes him discriminating. He is open about what he calls his ‘low tolerance for failure’ and the Bersa did just that – failed. During use, the magazine disconnect spring broke and was rendered completely useless until it could be repaired. The repairs were far too complex to manage on the spot leading the Boy Scout to declare this weapon unreliable and far too complex for what it was worth.
3. Glock 27
Like most Glock weapons, the 27 is an all-around excellent quality gun. It is lightweight but with a good capacity and size. Subcompact, it is perfect for those who practice concealed firearm carry and its .40 caliber size makes it ideal for self-defense or target shooting.
Not surprisingly, the faults found in the Glock 27 were all based on personal preference and not manufacturer defect of design flaws. Subcompact weapons can be difficult to aim and this was certainly the case for The Lost Boy Scout. His personal preference led him to sell his 27 and seek out a compact in order to increase his comfort and his accuracy.
4. Ruger 10/22
Known as the ‘American Staple,’ the Ruger 1022 is without a doubt one of the best semi-automatic rifles on the market. It is simple to use and works exceptionally well. The rotary magazine is renowned for its reliability and its style is unmistakably sleek. It is truly a gun worthy of the devotion of its users!
Although perfect for ‘plinking’, small game hunting or target shooting, it is not ideal for training for tactical purposes. Because he was looking to build his AR skill level in a practical way, The Boy Scout felt the Smith and Wesson M&P 1522 was a superior semi-automatic 22 rifle.
5. Glock 19
Truly America’s sweetheart, the Glock 19 has an unparalleled reputation among the early firearms. It is famous and much beloved by everyone from housewives to professional competitive shooters for a host of reasons. It is reliable, lightweight, easy to maintain, exceptionally accurate and much more. Perfect for home defense, as a self-defense gun, concealed carry, and basic training – why on earth would anyone trade it away?
Like the 27, there are no real complaints when it comes to the Glock’s abilities. It is an excellent weapon for a multitude of practical purposes. Once again, the Lost Boy Scout’s reasons for selling his Glock 19 were purely personal. A fan of the Glock 23, he wanted the option to shoot 9 mm for training and then switch to .40 cal if he wanted using the lone wolf conversion barrel. He felt it would be a more practical and valuable choice for his particular needs.
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To learn more about a firearm collection overhaul, you may check out the full video below from The Late Boy Scout:
Any person who loves guns and any firearm will tell you it is an obsession that keeps on growing. There are so many different firearms available, each with their own unique ‘personality’ and feel when you use them, how could you not start a collection? It’s an expensive hobby but one that can be immensely satisfying. As long as you are spending your money wisely by taking the advice of fellow fanatic such as The Late Boy Scout, there is nothing stopping you from building your own arsenal of favorites and even advanced firearms.
Have you decided which gun/s to get rid of from your firearm collection? Please share why in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.