My Guns Of 2005


Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 05:58 PM
Greeting's All-

Boy, how time flies~!:D Just look'in over my inventory purchased only in
the year of 2005, and I'm amazed at my acquisitions. Here is the list:

a) used Smith & Wesson 37-2
b) NIB Springfield WW-II G.I. (stainless)
c) NIB Browning Buckmark Plus SE
d) used S&W 6906
e) NIB Seecamp LWS-32
f) NIB Kimber Raptor
g) Used Colt AR-15A3 H-BAR Match Target with NIB Bushnell HOLO-sight
h) Used 1971 (2nd series) nickel Colt Detective Special
i) NIB Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry
j) Used 1966 (2nd series) blued Colt Detective Special
k) Used (trade in) S&W 642

Well folks', this added already to a nice collection will 'bout do it for this
year. And I've not made any plans for 2006~!:uhoh: T'was wondering
what you have added to your collection this year?

PS: Not to be interperted as "braging"; I'm just amazed I have spent
so much money.

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October 23, 2005, 06:08 PM
nice list! your wallet must be smoldering!

I haven't bought too much this year, just an AK clone, and another AR. Been tempted by several handguns, but have resisted the urge, mainly cause MO has this stupid permit thing that just really kills that impulse purchase thing. :fire:

larry starling
October 23, 2005, 06:11 PM
That's alot of guns. And a lot of money. But what the heck its well spent right? And you can't take it with ya when you pass.......:evil:

October 23, 2005, 06:12 PM
Looks like a good year, but what about this : "b) NIB Springfield WW-II G.I. (stainless)"? A wee bit of an oxymoron, no?:D

For me, the year aint over, yet. But so far I have one new Springfield 1911 and a few new and used rifles. I'm still looking for a series I Kimber to go with my other Kimber and maybe to replace my Springfield. You have one of those lying around?

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 06:20 PM
Series I Kimbers are very difficult to come by~!:( I will keep you in mind
if one comes in on trade.:)

Yep, I like the traditional parkerized Springfield WW-II G.I. the best;
but at the time the stainless guns were hard (and still are) too get 'hold

BTW, the "old wallet" is long gone. It went up in a cloud of smoke. The
only thing left is the receipts marked "PAID IN FULL". Now, I just need
some time to shoot these darn thing's.

October 23, 2005, 07:10 PM
Let's see... Bersa .380, Heritage .22, and a Yugo Mauser. :) Pretty impressive, though I've gotten rid of a Mossberg 590, a Swede Mauser, and a Marlin 60. :(

I like what I've got, tho--a CX4 Storm in .40 that uses 96 mags might just be next. :p

October 23, 2005, 07:23 PM
My original New Year's Resolution for 2005 was to not buy any new guns. Just accessories.

HA! Perhaps for next year I'll pick something a bit more realistic, like getting a black belt in Kung-Fu. :rolleyes:

October 23, 2005, 07:25 PM
Nice list
they or you hiring !!!!!!! I would like to afford a list like that in one year

October 23, 2005, 07:36 PM
1. DPMS M4 w/ Aim Point and ARMS 40L
2. HK USP 40 + new set of Meps
3. Sig P226ST 357 SIG + new set of Trijicons
4. Sig Mosquito
5. PTR-91K
6. Benelli M1 Super90 (Used)
7. NEF Handi Rifle 500 S&W w/ VX III 1.75-6, Dura Coat and Muzzle Break

And plenty of mags, ammo and other accessories for the rest of the collection!

I'm gonna try sneaking another AR in by the end of the year, hopefully one of the Rock River 9mm A3's and another Aim Point CompM2

October 23, 2005, 07:42 PM
You got me beat.

a)Kimber Custom II (NIB)
b)Ruger Mini-14
c)Taurus 85 Titanium
d)Ruger Blackhawk .357
e)Springfield XD-9
f)Ruger KP-89
g)Winchester 1300 Defender
h)HK Compact .40
i) ??????? I see a possible Bushmaster in the not so distant future.

PS: Not to be interperted as "braging"; I'm just amazed I have spent
so much money.

After reading my own post, I'm amazed I bought so many Rugers.

How do you like your Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry? How accurate is it?

October 23, 2005, 07:45 PM
S&W 640, 60-14 and 642.

October 23, 2005, 07:58 PM
Wow, you did rather well, I'd say ...

I haven't been spending on guns that last several years. Seldom more than 2-3 in any given year. After I got done buying my Road Star Midnight and "accessorizing it" a couple of years ago, I've been spending more and more of my "disposible" income on cigars, and all of the necessities that go along with them.;)

This year I've only bought a SW99c 9mm, a Colt stainless Government XSE, and my SW1911Sc 5" is on the way.

I'm already thinking about a .500 S&W Magnum 4", and/or a Ruger Alaskan chambered in .454C/.45C ... and maybe another 642-1, used, of course (pre-lock, pre-barrel liner) ... for next year. Well, maybe I might consider one of the M&P Compacts, the next time I recert for one of my S&W armorer's certificates and have a chance to buy one under the armorer's purchase program. Dunno, yet.

Well, I might order a Remington rilfe of some sort, too, since I've got to attend a Remington armorer's course in a few months, and they also offer an armorer's purchase program.

I already need another safe, dammit. :neener:

October 23, 2005, 08:01 PM
Well as somebody said, time does fly.

I THINK I only bought two this year (2005 ytd)

Another sks (Couldn't pass it up for $100 still in the box all nice and cosmo'd up

Taurus Tracker 970 .22lr revolver (My first revolver)

Might have bought my 870 this year or last fall - I can't remember.

Up to double digits in gun ownership now - 10.

October 23, 2005, 08:37 PM
Hmpf! Thanks to ongoing medical problems and bills to be paid, I sold something like 15 guns this year... no fun at all! However, my "core" battery remains intact, with spares, plus loaners, so I'm still in good shape overall.

I have bought a few guns, particularly in more recent months as my finances stabilized. I've got a VEPR in 5.56mm. on the way at the moment. I picked up a Taurus 24/7 in .45 ACP a couple of months ago, and am upgrading a couple of Saiga 7.62 carbines into full-fledged AK clones with all the trimmings.

However, I find that I'm moving to fewer "wants" in the way of guns. I've assembled a nice, versatile battery that does just about everything I need to do with a firearm, and I rather suspect that in future, I'll be buying guns to replace ones I already own (i.e. that are better suited to me and/or their intended purpose than ones I already have), so I'll be exchanging guns rather than increasing their quantity. This is also cheaper on gunsafes... :D

October 23, 2005, 08:44 PM
However, I find that I'm moving to fewer "wants" in the way of guns. I've assembled a nice, versatile battery that does just about everything I need to do with a firearm, and I rather suspect that in future, I'll be buying guns to replace ones I already own (i.e. that are better suited to me and/or their intended purpose than ones I already have), so I'll be exchanging guns rather than increasing their quantity. This is also cheaper on gunsafes...

I will be glad when I get to that point Preacherman, but I got a long ways to go.

October 23, 2005, 08:51 PM
This year, I've been fortunate enough to add the following to my stable:

FN Hi Power 9mm
Springfield Mil-Spec .45
NAA Mini-Revolver .22WMR

And if my plans go well, I may get a S&W 60LS Lady Smith .357 for my Birthday (right before the end of the year).


Freeze N
October 23, 2005, 08:57 PM
My List.

Rock River M4
Smith & Wesson 1076
Colt Commander Series 80 Stainless
Smith & Wesson 627
Smith & Wesson 57
Smith & Wesson 1911SC
Glock 20
Glock 20
Glock 37
Glock 26
Springfield XD40 Service.
Kimber Stainless Pro Carry.

October 23, 2005, 08:59 PM
This is what I bought this year

Yugo M59
Ruger 10/22
Remingtion Model 33 bolt .22
Winchester Model 12 Shotgun
LC Smith Field Grade sxs Shotgun
Stevens 620-A Pump shotgun
Stevens Model 58c Bolt .410 Shotgun
Trapdoor Springfield
Stevens Model 235 sxs Shotgun
JC Higgins Model 20 Pump Shotgun
Ward Hercules Model SD10B Breckopen .410Shotgun
Inland M1 Carbine
Bushmaster Carbon 15
Steyr M95 rifle
Enfield #1 Mark3
Steyr M95 Long rifle
Cobray M12 semi auto pistol
Kel tec P-11 pistol
Mauser K98 rifle
Italian M91/24 rifle
Swiss M1889 rifle
Swiss M1911 rifle
Cobray M11 semi auto pistol
Italian M91/24 rifle
Mosin Nagant M91 rifle

in the works
Mag7 M1 uzi looking shot gun
Street Sweeper

That it for right now, but you never know there are 2 more month left in the year. Plus I opened my own gun store in CT, so there is another 51 guns that I have bought for my store this year

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 09:48 PM
Um~!:confused: Not hiring at the moment for gun sales; but fishing would be
a different story:D

Actually, the Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry hasn't been too the range
just yet. I just bought four brand new Wilson mags for this little gun.
Once proven reliable, I probably will move it into the carry rotation.

October 23, 2005, 09:56 PM
Dont wanna think about how much i have spent this year

lee n. field
October 23, 2005, 10:18 PM
<sigh>. Only one this year. Plain Jane 1942 vintage M38 Mosin Nagant carbine.

Might have been one more, if Officer Friendly hadn't nailed me in his speed trap going to the gun show last month. :fire:

October 23, 2005, 10:22 PM
This has been a rebuilding year for me. After being out of the shooting sports for over ten years it took my stepfather's donating a couple of old guns to me to rekindle my interest.

Mossberg 16 ga Bolt action shotgun, used, donated broken, repaired.
Sears (Higgins) 12 ga pump shotgun, used, donated.
S&W first model new departure, 32 S&W, used, donated.
Ruger 10/22, new.
Taurus model 66 .357, used.
WASR-10, used, modified to my liking.
Hi-Standard double nine .22, used.
Remington 870 express synthetic 12 ga, new.

Of course the year isn't over yet. ;)

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 10:22 PM
Att: tc300mag1

I know thats right~!:D When I put the ole' pencil to the paper, figures
add up rather quickly to over $6,400; and that was at my price.:eek:

October 23, 2005, 10:22 PM
This was the year that I really rounded out my collection with some guns I have been considering for some time.

Beretta Centurion DAO .40 S&W
S&W electroless nickel 442 (pre-lock)
S&W 3" 65

October 23, 2005, 10:23 PM
Now what are you guys going to do if your significant others see this group of posts?

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 10:29 PM
Luckily, my wifey dosen't know one type of gun from the other; OK maybe
she knows handgun, rifle, shotgun. But, she doesn't know my Kimbers
from say a Lorcin (which I don't own); or my Smith N' Wesson old model
60 in .38 Special from her Rossi model 88 (:D laughing loudly). Only time
she might catch me is when the credit card bills come roll'in in; but I beat
her too the puch, and paid 'em all off. All of them reflect a 0 balance~!:uhoh:

October 23, 2005, 10:32 PM
Now what are you guys going to do if your significant others see this group of posts?

deny everything! demand proof!

my list for this year:

remington 700 lvsf: 22-250 (leupold 4.5-14) (unfired)
remington 700 lvsf: 7-08 (leupold 2.5-8)
remington 700 adl: 300 win mag (leupold 4.5-14) (fired the tar out of it...)
remington 700 lss: 7mm rem ultra mag (unscoped, unfired as of now)
smith & wesson 637: 38 special
springfield xd40 service: 40 s&w (unfired, still)
ruger single 6: 22lr (unfired)
nef: 22lr

and, coming this week: smith & wesson 357pd: 41 rem mag.

i think that will about do it for this year, though there are still 2 guns out there that have my interest...

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 10:38 PM
Um! But me thinks me needs a good varmint rifle? Possibly a Remington
model 700 CDL with a 4200 Bushnell Elite scope in either .223 Remington,
.243 Winchester, or .25-06 Remington. It would be used mostly for 100
yard paper punching; and since I have 'bout 1,000 rounds of 55 grain
Lake City .223's; that might not be a bad idea?

BTW, you folk's know I am not a hunter; but a stong handguner! Just
in case you didn't know, look at my list above as too what I like. Its
mostly self-defense weaponary; but I did buy a new "Caldwell Lead
Sled" to play with my Colt AR-15.

October 23, 2005, 10:53 PM
for a varmint rifle, go w/ a heavy barrelled gun... the cdl is nice, but not really a varminter. check out the xcr by remington...

i am a hunter, and most of my guns are for the dreaded 'sporting purposes', but i like most guns, so i have a few of everything. i'm starting to get more and more into my ar-15 and smith & wessons... the ar-15 fad is replacing my remington 700 phase (so, i will save some money there - quite a bit, actually), and the smith fad is replacing my sig fad (doubt i'll save anything there - neither is inexpensive)... so, i'm really not getting ahead. oh well...

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 11:07 PM
I don't know a lot 'bout new rifles, chambered for new cartridges. The WSM,
WSSM, and Ultra Mag are terms I'm not at all familiar with. I also like the
Remington 700 with the laminated stock and stainless barrel; but I would
want a conventional caliber~? At 58 years young, I'm just learning:D

And bullets? Ballistic Tip, Nosler Partition, Fail Safe, etc. 'bout the only
thing I use to shoot in my model 700's was Remington's Core-LOK from
my BDL .22-250, .243, .25-06, and 7m/m mag; unless I shot some of
my handloads.

October 23, 2005, 11:19 PM
Ala Dan

Figure all the guns then powder bullets primers and for calibers i didnt have dies I know this year has been a boomer year for me and guns Hope to slow down next year

But just ordered a 625Jm earlyer jezz

October 23, 2005, 11:24 PM
I also like the Remington 700 with the laminated stock and stainless barrel; but I would
want a conventional caliber~?

can't help ya w/ your chambering hesitations... i like the wsm's and rum's.

the gun you are talking about is the lss... better hurry! it has been discontinued - at least in the rum chamberings. they do/did have the lss chambered to 7 rem mag, and that may very well be your hot ticket... however, it is a beautiful gun, but still isn't a varminter! check out the vls for your varminting needs if the xcr doesn't cut it...

October 23, 2005, 11:27 PM
Hmmm...haven't totalled them up yet but here goes...

Russian capture Mauser K98k
Tikka T3 in 300 WSM
Romanian WASR-10
SA M1A Loaded
Eddystone M1917 .30-06
Henry .22 lever gun
Stoeger Coach Gun 12 ga
FN Hi Power 9mm
CZ-52 7.62x25mm

Reading some of these other lists makes me feel better.

Beetle Bailey
October 23, 2005, 11:48 PM
If memory serves. . .

Lithgow SMLE I couldn't pass up

Browning HiPower MkIII 9mm (finally!)

Swiss K-31 I'm very pleased with

CZ75B Tactical (because it was on sale and I can't resist a bargain)

Hmmm. . . slow year compared to last year, but there might be another one coming in a few weeks if my luck holds. :cool:

October 24, 2005, 11:49 AM
I'll just show you! :) (

October 24, 2005, 12:11 PM
Sady I've bought NOTHING new. :confused:

But the year isn't quite over.


Ala Dan
October 24, 2005, 12:11 PM
Att: Mauser88

Nice find, and great pic~! Enjoy:D

October 24, 2005, 12:13 PM
Used Taurus PT-99
NIB 870 Express Mag(HD shottie)
Walther P22 NIB

Car sales have not been great as of late. That has really cut into my buying schedule.:mad: I WANT A KIMBER!!! AND A SIG!!! AND AN HK!!! AND AN M4!!! AND... AND...:D

Brian Williams
October 24, 2005, 12:35 PM
Marlin 39a Golden Mountie is the only one I can remember
Spents some on 'Smithing tho
Rebarrel my S&W 65 from 3" HB to 4" pencil
Buy and have fitted a 940 cylinder for a 642.
Not sure when I bought the 65 or my Ruger SBH Hunter in 45 colt

beaucoup ammo
October 24, 2005, 12:53 PM
Great choice on the S&W .357 model 65 -3"!

I've had one since '87 and she's Never failed me. I hit a long "work-like-a-dog" stretch and didn't have time for anything else. Luck blessed me and that's all changed..retired, and bought my 2nd weapon only last month. A KAHR P9 right after I got my CHL.

I'm in the process of amassing as much ammo for the above two as I can and making a list of what I want. "THR" has truely opened my eyes to what's available..and zero waiting period with the CHL. Also got a 2 year subscription to "American Handgunner." Between that and you guys, I feel confident enough to know what I'm doing when I hit a show or a store.

I'll round out this year with a Ruger Mini 14 "Rancher" Model if I find one that suits me.

Take Care

October 24, 2005, 12:56 PM
My recently acquired list for 2005:

S&W model 60 (used)
S&W model 19, factory nickle (used)
Kahr PM9
Detonics model V (used)

Considering I wasn't intending to buy anything, I guess I can't pass up a good deal when I see one!!

Ala Dan
October 24, 2005, 01:24 PM
Guess I will have too let the little old Jolly Fat Man pass me by this
Christmas~!:uhoh: :D

W Turner
October 24, 2005, 01:58 PM
Springfield Armory Lightweight Loaded 5"
Glock 17
Norinco SKS
Glock 19
S&W model 13-3"

I sold the Glock 17 to fund the purchase of the Glock 19, but all the rest are still home with me.

One the menu for next year...

RRA or Bushmaster M4gery
Springfield Mil-Spec GI Champion Lightweight or S&W Sc 4"
S&W Model 19
S/A Revolver in .45LC
.22 Revolver


October 24, 2005, 01:59 PM
This year:

Ruger 10/22
Henry H001
Ruger GP100
S&W 1911
Buckmark Hunter
Glock G19

Last year I bought 2.5 guns (conversion kit) and the year before that I bought only one gun... looks like I'm on a dangerous increasing curve. That means 14 guns next year.

October 24, 2005, 02:58 PM
I included everything I got this year

1.) Kimber TLE II <--from wife for my B-day
2.) Ruger P944 <--for me
3.) Berreta 90s, 22lr conversion <--for the heck of it
4.) CMMG stripped AR-15 reciever <--for wifes Aniversary
5.) CMMG stripped AR-15 reciever <--for me

6.) all the parts for Match grade AR-15 <-- for wifes B-day

Minus #2 - Sold Ruger P944, made a good door stop/paper weight

Still have to buy the parts to build M4 clone and some mods for the Kimber.


October 24, 2005, 03:19 PM
Just started shooting this year.
1) Hi-Standard HD-Military .22lr
2) Norinco AK-47
3) Para Ordnance 13-.45
4) Ruger 10/.22
5) S&W Model 19 .357, pinned and recessed

Bought #1 Son a Ruger .22 revolver w extra cylinder for .22mag for his 21th Bday.

October 24, 2005, 05:43 PM
Since August 2005 to now, the following :

1. Taurus PT111 (Two tone)
2. Marlin 917V
3. CZ 452 Varmint .17HMR
4. GP WASR-10 (Tapco furniture)
5. Ruger 10/22
6. Ruger 10/22
7. Anschütz 2013/690 (2313 stock)
8. Anschütz 1717D HB (2005 Shot Show display model - Meistergrade)
9. Anschütz 1517 MPR (Very slightly used)
10. CZ 452 Varmint .22lr
11. Springfield TRP Operator
12. Taurus PT145

All NIB unless noted.

On order :

Vector RPD
DSA SA-58 Para Congo
Ruger 10/22M (To be converted to .17HMR)
Ohio Ordnance SLR 1918A3 BAR (To be delivered in 2007 - waiting list)

October 24, 2005, 09:02 PM
Oh boy,where do i start?
S&W 625-7,45 colt-still own
C/A bulldog,44 spl-still own
S&W 18-3,22lr-still own
Ruger KP-90DC,45 acp-still own
Ruger KP-93DC,9mmP-sold
S/A XD-9,9mmP-still own
S&W SW99C,9mmP-still own
S&W sigma,9mmP-sold
Kahr MK-9,9mmP-sold
Rem 870,12 gauge-still own
Win 1300 defender,12 gauge
still own

That's all i can think of.

October 24, 2005, 09:17 PM
Here's 2005:

Glock 26
Kimber Pro Carry
Sistema Colt 1911
Uberti SAA
Ruger 22/45

Savage 10FP
Yugo SKS
Yugo 24/47 8mm Mauser
Swiss K31
Mosin Nagant 91/30 (on order)

Been a good year, eh? ;)



October 25, 2005, 12:24 PM
Too many if there is such a thing.... :uhoh: Which there isn't.:)

October 25, 2005, 08:16 PM
Well, only this year?

unfortunately only 2:
NIB - HK USP 40 compact [flashlight, night sight]
and Ruger 10/22 SS [new custom stock barrel and trigger group]

Not too much, but every year...

October 25, 2005, 11:11 PM
It's rare for me to bring home guns. It seems I can barely find time to shoot what I have...why add to the misery? So, after several dry years, there are three new residents in my safe. First was a Savage, mod. 72, .22 single shot.Then my Dad gave me his 1903 Springfield .30-06. (glad to see that come to my house). Last was a 303 Enfield. I can't put the Benelli Nova on my "05 list because I bought it from my cousin on Dec. 29, '04. Very hard for me to believe I've added that many...I'm surprised Sheila hasn't choked :D

October 25, 2005, 11:23 PM
glad you enjoy your stainless springfield GI. mine was an utter piece of crap out of the box, and I am not much of a tinkerer... go figure my P-32 has never misse d a shot out of my hands... sold it to someone else who was interested it tweaking it to make it work. my first 1911.... I am sure I will own another sometime but unfortunately my factory spec firearm couldnt go through a box o ammo without a few stovepipes. it was pretty though.

October 26, 2005, 01:06 AM
I fall into the somewhat compulsive buyer catagory. Fortunatly my better half doesn't mind how many guns I buy. My record keeping leavs a lot to be desired so I will have to guess at about 8 - 12 long guns. Pistols usually beat long guns by a 2-3:1 margin so I guess that adds up to a lot.

I did run my local dealer out of multiple handgun purchase forms. :D

I've been having to pick them up one a week. :rolleyes:

October 26, 2005, 01:36 AM
Oh boy, what have I bought? This is a tough question, because I've bought/sold/traded so many over the last 10 months.

I distinctly remember getting the following since January '05:
S/A M1A Scout (sold it)
Colt MT6400c post-ban M4gery
LFT-15 (custom made AR-15 lower)
Rem 870 AOW
Para-Ord Colonel
Taurus 85 (sold it)
Sig 226 9mm (sold it)
P22 (sold it)
NEF Youth .22lr

I've also been spending quite a bit of money on accessories, such as:
Surefire 618FA foreend for my 870P
Surefire M900A for my AR
DPMS 11.5" upper for my AR
EOTech 551 A65
.22 lr suppressor from ETS, Inc.
.223 suppressor from ETS, Inc. (serial number and model to match my custom lower)
several NFA tax stamps

I think I bought several others back towards the beginning ot the year, but I got rid of a lot of guns this year. Like Preacherman, I've been thinning out the herd, getting rid of things I don't shoot and keeping ones I'll actually get the chance to shoot.

October 26, 2005, 03:50 AM
A Bulgarian Makarov.

I have added reloading equipment to my household this year so that is keeping me busy.

Looking to add a revolver for my wife and a .22 rifle for my self.


October 26, 2005, 12:43 PM

All I added this year was a CZ-52 (pistol) Fun shooterh tho!

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