Have you ever looked at all your guns...


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WhoKnowsWho
October 18, 2004, 03:32 AM
...and thought to yourself, "How did I get so many?"

I was dreading thinking about selling one, now I can't wait to sell it so the list doesn't look so massive.

I've got 22s, EBRs, bolt actions, C&Rs, plinkers, revolvers, 1911s, CCW pieces, and "because it's Japanese pieces".

I think I have three more on my list to buy, and I am calling it quits.

My pack rat type nature has spread to firearms, great...

I even started thinking about getting rid of a few more, but they are worth so little, why bother? They are still fun, when they get picked to go out... how sad.

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parados
October 18, 2004, 03:43 AM
Sell the one's with the most amount of dust and buy AMMO!

If you already have enough ammo (is this possible?), accessorize the ones you shoot the most: get a red-dot scope, or a fore-end flashlight, or a few spare parts kits... the list is endless...

Unless you are a collector your guns shouldn't collect dust. If you had three chain saws you'd probably sell one and maybe keep the second one for parts... wouldn't you?

Andrew Rothman
October 18, 2004, 03:53 AM
Well, I'm seriously gun deficient, so maybe we can kill two birds with one stone... :D

TallPine
October 18, 2004, 11:23 AM
If you had three chain saws you'd probably sell one and maybe keep the second one for parts... wouldn't you?
Oh, I dunno ...

You need a good solid 24" saw for general work.

You need a lightweight 12" "bug" for tree trimming.

You need a 50" bar for those REALLY big jobs.

And which is better ... a Stihl or a Husky ??? Better get one of each to try them out ...

:neener:

Jim K
October 18, 2004, 01:47 PM
"I think I have three more on my list to buy, and I am calling it quits."

That's what we all say, or said at one time.

Jim

R.H. Lee
October 18, 2004, 01:52 PM
Yeah. Even though I've scaled back on calibers, I still wonder how I'm gonna feed them all.

BigG
October 18, 2004, 02:00 PM
You've been assimilated! :uhoh: :neener:

JL2152
October 18, 2004, 04:09 PM
I don't yet have enough guns. I was doing some serious thinking and I need atleast two more AR, a 1911, a full size glock, a 38. spl revolver, a 357 mag revolver, a two .22s, an AR in a pistol caliber and thats just a short list.

duckslayer
October 18, 2004, 04:16 PM
I keep telling my wife I need more because the revolution is about to begin.

ReadyontheRight
October 18, 2004, 04:18 PM
If you had three chain saws you'd probably sell one and maybe keep the second one for parts... wouldn't you?

No one is continually talking about "reasonable chainsaw control" or making laws to take away my ability or my children's ability to purchase certain kinds of chainsaws.

Keep your guns. It's for the children.:)

R.H. Lee
October 18, 2004, 04:26 PM
No one is continually talking about "reasonable chainsaw control" or making laws to take away my ability or my children's ability to purchase certain kinds of chainsaws.
SHHHHHH! Don't give them any ideas. If they start thinking about how many trees can be "saved", you'll see the "Chainsaw Weapons Ban" of 2005.

Kharn
October 18, 2004, 05:23 PM
I started buying guns my freshman year of college, when I got my first Ar15. At graduation, I had over 15 firearms in my name.

The day after graduation, I had all of'em sitting out in one room for inspection and oiling. As I looked around, I thought to myself "Why did I work and save so I could buy all these instead of chase tail over the last four years?" :uhoh:

I just shrugged and kept on going, whats done is done, and I'm not selling any of them.

Kharn

Dave R
October 18, 2004, 05:46 PM
Have you ever looked at all your guns ...and thought to yourself, "How did I get so many?"

Nope. I know how I got that many....

But I do sometimes wonder if I should trade the ones I use less often, for new ones I might use more often.

ZeroX
October 18, 2004, 05:48 PM
You could give them to the less fortunate. ;)

duckslayer
October 18, 2004, 05:48 PM
But then the ones you use more often now would become the ones you use less often after the ones you replaced the less often used guns with became the more often used guns. :confused:

WhoKnowsWho
October 18, 2004, 08:01 PM
But then the ones you use more often now would become the ones you use less often after the ones you replaced the less often used guns with became the more often used guns.

Yeah, kind of a Catch 22 eh?

Standing Wolf
October 18, 2004, 09:32 PM
How did I get so many?

They reproduce.

Black Snowman
October 18, 2004, 09:42 PM
$10000 down, $20000+ to go until I've gotten to my "happy place". Assuming new stuff doesn't come out that I want (ya right ;) ).

parados
October 18, 2004, 10:55 PM
But don't you see... guns almost never lose value - so its like currency - you can put your money in a bank or you can buy guns... depending on your investment choice you may even beat the stock market! (anyone own an HK94? - talk about return on your investment! - $700 new in 1983, now $4000 - that's an 8.5% annual return, NOT BAD!)

When you sell the poorly performing ones you can invest in newer and cooler "investments" that will give you even better return for your money....


(at least that is how I justify it to my wife... :D )


Or you can think of it as "Thinning the Herd" - for the improvement of your "collection" you need to get rid of the dust collectors and get new stuff that you have been wanting...

WhoKnowsWho
October 18, 2004, 11:40 PM
talk about return on your investment!

It can only pass as an investment if you actually plan on selling most if not all of them. That reasoning didn't work for my wife... :D

Tharg
October 18, 2004, 11:48 PM
ya know ... 7 years ago... or was it less? I'd have never thought "packing for a shooting trip" would include so many firearms....

and by YA'LL's standards... i don't have that many =)

heh

J/Tharg!

parados
October 19, 2004, 12:05 AM
Sell them all??? Heck they're for retirement!

SoCalGeek
October 19, 2004, 12:14 AM
I've got 22s, EBRs, bolt actions, C&Rs, plinkers, revolvers, 1911s, CCW pieces, and "because it's Japanese pieces".

And the problem with that is...? :confused:

I think I have three more on my list to buy, and I am calling it quits.

Okay buddy, what ever you say. :rolleyes:

Zundfolge
October 19, 2004, 12:18 AM
I've got the opposite problem ... I look at mine and I say "Is that all?!"

only 4 handguns 2 rifles and a shotgun ... some of you guys take more then that to the range each trip :p

BozemanMT
October 19, 2004, 12:31 AM
ya know ... 7 years ago... or was it less? I'd have never thought "packing for a shooting trip" would include so many firearms....

I just bought a bigger truck, for exactly this reason.
:D

harpethriver
October 19, 2004, 10:30 PM
Kharn-surely you're not implying that you sleep with your guns, instead of wimmin', are you? :D

Snake Eyes
October 19, 2004, 10:52 PM
Beretta 4045 Mini Cougar
Beretta 9000SF in .40
Ruger Mark II
Colt Python 4" Blue
TWO Makarovs
TWO Colt Delta Elite 10mm
Remington 700 PSS in .308

Not all that impressive a list, except when you consider these are all guns that I haven't shot yet!

In fact, some of haven't even had the grease cleaned off.

And that list doesn't include the collectables I never intended to shoot.

WhoKnowsWho
October 20, 2004, 02:01 AM
are all guns that I haven't shot yet!

I can't go too long before I start going crazy when I gun sits without being shot. Though I did tell myself the "I can't buy anymore until the last one has been fired" That line didn't last for too long...

Kharn
October 20, 2004, 09:56 AM
harpethriver:
I was a Chem Eng'er with an on-campus job. What little time when I wasnt doing homework, I was working to pay for my newest toy from the gun store or sleeping.

Kharn

keyhole
October 20, 2004, 10:21 AM
I've still got some I haven't shot, and that's BAD! I need to find a way to retire, as I have too many hobbies. and not enough play time.

You can never have enough guns. The wife once told me, ( years ago ) that I had just 2 hands, and did not need any more guns, ( I think I had about 6 at the time ) I told her that is why God created holsters, and slings.:D

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