How many guns do you own?


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mattw
August 2, 2006, 10:48 PM
I think this has been done before but it was a long time ago.

Vote in the above poll and list what you've got and how old you are if you have time. I'm just interested.

I'm 19 and I've got:

-Springfield Armory Loaded in .45 ACP with a few mods
-Springfield Armory Standard M1A
-Springfield Armory XD9
-Colt 1911 made in 1918 (about to sell this one to Mr. Byron Quick)
-IAI M888 M1 Carbine (USGI parts on a new receiver)
-Winchester Model 1894 in .30-.30
-Remington 870 Express Magnum in 12 guage
-Remington model 700 ADL in .243
-Norinco Model 97T
-Mosin Nagant M91/30
-Savage Model 64FX in .22LR
-NEF single shot 20 guage
-Ruger 10/22 in .22LR
-O.F. Mossberg Model 44 in .22LR

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P5 Guy
August 2, 2006, 10:52 PM
If you know how many firearms you have you do not have enough.

Bruce333
August 2, 2006, 11:10 PM
More than I need, less than I want...

PATH
August 2, 2006, 11:37 PM
I own quite more than I realized. Wow. How did that happen?:evil:

zoom6zoom
August 2, 2006, 11:57 PM
You left off the choice, "nobody's business but mine, and I'm not telling".

el44vaquero
August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM
"Guns? Oh, I sold those years ago. Donated the money to the Clinton campaign."

bromdenlong
August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM
the numbers 5 and 35 each land you in two different categories.

Redneck with a 40
August 3, 2006, 12:01 AM
1) Taurus Tracker 357 magnum
2) Taurus Millenium Pro 40
3) Springfield XD 40
4) Ruger 22/45
5) Mossberg 500 12 gauge-18.5" barrell

Wes Janson
August 3, 2006, 12:07 AM
I'm up to somewhere in the vicinity of a dozen. Definitely not enough.

Ditchtiger
August 3, 2006, 12:08 AM
I don't really know. Just brought home a T48 a 1/2 hour ago! Have more 30 calibres than I and my family can carry at one time and I have 4 adult kids + one teenager. Lord only knows how much ammo I've got. And then the handguns outnumber rifles a little, maybe

OldSchooler
August 3, 2006, 12:55 AM
Not telling and I wouldnt make such info avilable on such a public forum as this. One never knows whose watching....

DoubleTapDrew
August 3, 2006, 01:06 AM
Mine were all lost in a tragic boating accident :o

ajax
August 3, 2006, 01:07 AM
To many and that still seems to not be enough.:)

Valkman
August 3, 2006, 01:09 AM
I had a bunch, but decided they were bad (bad!) and turned them in at a buy-back. I have lots of Target gift cards now and I feel safer. :D

Mike_in_OC
August 3, 2006, 01:14 AM
15, Anybody trys to take em they can have em .....bullets first!

MTMilitiaman
August 3, 2006, 01:20 AM
Let's see...

The Yugo SKS, Rommie AK, Rem BDL 7mm, Ruger 10/22, Rem 870 12 gauge, Glock 20, and HK USP Tactical. That would be seven--which isn't bad considering my income.

The USP will probably become my dad's relatively soon because I told him if he would pay to have it fixed, he could have it. Then down the road if he could chip in a couple hundred to help me get whatever I decide on for a CCW (right now either a Glock 29 or 30), that would be great.

I got a FAL and either Tromix Saiga conversion or Arsenal Inc on the to-get list as well.

I suppose I could be paranoid but I am not. I already have the guns and taking them away from me is the hard part.

GW
August 3, 2006, 01:23 AM
Don't fall for this fellows!!

This poll may have been started by the people we fear the most about knowing how many guns we have


our WIVES!!!:what: :what: :eek:

Taurus 66
August 3, 2006, 02:01 AM
Actually GW .. you're on to something. "Don't fall for this fellows" is actually good advice, and when zoom6zoom responded, it was what I believe is the best comment. One would be a fool to list their "entire" inventory over the internet, however, little white lies are acceptable.

Christianninja
August 3, 2006, 02:17 AM
My tin foil may be showing a little here, but if our government were to at some point succomb to madness and pass laws to confiscate weapons, wouldnt sites like this just be very convenient lists for doors to kick in, etc.?

Taurus 66
August 3, 2006, 02:30 AM
No tin foil. You ascended to aluminum can, so I do believe you're moving up in the ranks. The famous words from an uncle of mine ... it's very short, simple, and direct: "Keep your private life "private!""

Snake Eyes
August 3, 2006, 02:51 AM
I'm not going to tell you how many girlfriends I've got, either.

:what:

el44vaquero
August 3, 2006, 02:58 AM
A man needs a girl for each hand. errrr I mean gun :neener:

Ala Dan
August 3, 2006, 07:16 AM
Guns, what guns?

My standard answer is as always, "more than one, but not enough".

JohnBT
August 3, 2006, 07:29 AM
I still have my 3 cap pistols and holsters from back in the '50s.

LazyBT

Knotthead
August 3, 2006, 08:57 AM
How do you answer when someone you don't know very well asks this question? While I used to be more open about my answers, I've become more guarded in recent years after experiencing some bias from some coworkers and acquaintances. Today my standard response is "I have a 20 gauge shotgun I bought for bird hunting about 10 years ago." This gives me a chance to draw out how they feel about the subject of gun ownership before I tell them about the half dozen or so handguns I own, particularly the one which may be under my jacket at the time. I find this works better than the "None of your business" or "Why do you want to know?" which seems to create a confrontational atmosphere.

HankB
August 3, 2006, 09:03 AM
I don't post an inventory of my guns, consumer electronics, bank balances, cash on hand, or any other valuables I may have on public forums.

Cousin Mike
August 3, 2006, 09:04 AM
...tomorrow it will be 6. :D

Besides, I couldn't care less who knows what guns I own.

mattw
August 3, 2006, 11:13 AM
Exactly, mike. If you don't want people to know then don't post about it. I'm not your wife or your girlfriend and I'm not the Antigun task force collecting information. I started this thread because I was bored and wanted something to read.

My mistake on the 5 and 35 thing.. it was a bit late when I made the poll and i was tired.

HankB, I've tracked down where you live by your IP address through your post and your ISP and now i'm coming with an army of BATF agents and the IRS and some repo men and other crooks and we're going to take you for everything you're worth!

(thats a joke, don't shoot the next person that knocks on your door it might knock the tin foil off the window.)

Joe7cri
August 3, 2006, 11:19 AM
I own one very old and obsolete gun which is not worth confiscating:rolleyes:

tecdv
August 3, 2006, 11:19 AM
I've got a pop gun, a bb bun, a cap gun, and a squirt gun. I also own a few straws and a box of spitwads.....

Stauffenberg
August 3, 2006, 11:25 AM
When the mandatory 48-hour waiting period elapses in exactly two hours and forty-one minutes, I'll be picking up me second. :D

Bobhwry
August 3, 2006, 07:12 PM
Guns!!! I don't own any stinking guns!!:D :D :D

iamkris
August 3, 2006, 07:16 PM
About 3 years ago I only had about 15. Then I got my C&R...now we are over 50

22-rimfire
August 3, 2006, 08:53 PM
My standard response is that I have a deer rifle, a 22 for plinking, and a shotgun for squirrel or grouse hunting. Unless I know the person, the question is usually asked because they heard that you "liked" guns or "have" guns and they don't like it. They already have their anti-opinion in place and hunting firearms are enough of a starting point to get their opinion.

I would rather the survey included "Not telling" or "Nobody's business but mine".

308nato
August 3, 2006, 09:21 PM
still have my two Daisy RedRiders from the 50's

MachIVshooter
August 3, 2006, 09:42 PM
How many guns do you own?

One.

Now, firearms are a different story...........

:neener:

possum
August 3, 2006, 10:25 PM
Rifles/ Long guns

Chinese sks 300rds
Norinco Mak-90 1500 rds
Bushmaster M4A3 1000rds
Remington 870 HD 50rds

Handguns

Glock 19 600 rds
SA XD 4" Service model 2100+ rds
Kahr K-40 600rds
Ruger Mark II 100rds

No_Brakes23
August 3, 2006, 10:45 PM
Not enough.

Dave R
August 3, 2006, 10:49 PM
the numbers 5 and 35 each land you in two different categories. Ahh, a market research professional? ;)

This is kinda interesting. I had no idea where I stood in comparison with the average.

chaim
August 3, 2006, 11:08 PM
Wow, I never would have thought there were more THRers (who voted anyway) with fewer firearms than me than there are THRers with more:eek:

Hardtarget
August 3, 2006, 11:10 PM
According to my wife...too many. Personally...not near enough. Truthfully though, I think the real need might be three pistols, three shotguns, and three rifles. Carefully chosen firearms would fill most needs...but NEVER all the WANTS! :D
Mark.

Diomed
August 4, 2006, 12:19 AM
Well, there's the Red Ryder, and also the Crosman pellet gun, but it's busted. Oh, and a super-soaker for when the cats get uppity.

Harry Paget Flashman
August 4, 2006, 12:20 AM
Allowing for shrinkage...~85.

camp_gunner
August 4, 2006, 04:21 AM
I agree, if you can come up with a number in a short period of time, not enough. Still working on my collection, trying to get one of everything.

bclark1
August 4, 2006, 11:06 AM
statisticians rejoice, the results are in a gorgeous curve, save the dozen or so outliers with 200 guns each. i might favor a more egalitarian societal model if i was on an island with those guys ;)

phoglund
August 4, 2006, 11:31 AM
For the paranoid I'd think you could vote in the poll but not enumerate under your name. er...like I have! ;)

eastwood44mag
August 4, 2006, 12:08 PM
Enough to keep me broke, not enough to keep me happy.

OEF_VET
August 4, 2006, 12:16 PM
More than I once had, not as many as I have owned.

Considering the BATFE knows that I own several NFA weapons, and that I'm an FFL / SOT taxpayer, I'm not too worried about the Feds.

sturmruger
August 4, 2006, 12:37 PM
I have 19 guns and I am 28 years old.

blacksuit
August 4, 2006, 10:15 PM
Guns? I am totally against those things...they hurt people you know.:neener:

Molon Labe
August 4, 2006, 10:39 PM
- Metric FAL (Imbel, 90% new parts)
- Serbu BFG-50 w/ Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS Scope
- Ruger M77 Mark II in .308, stainless
- Bushmaster M4-A3 (Wife's rifle. It's just a toy to me.)
- Mossberg 500 12 ga.
- Taurus 651 in .357, stainless
- Davey Crickett .22 w/ pink stock, stainless (Daughter's rifle.)

DoubleTapDrew
August 4, 2006, 10:59 PM
My tin foil may be showing a little here, but if our government were to at some point succomb to madness and pass laws to confiscate weapons, wouldnt sites like this just be very convenient lists for doors to kick in, etc.?

I guess my haircut today didn't get to my tin foil either. Heck with some of these threads they can make handy little checklists. "Ooops, we forgot the FAL, it's around here somewhere"
Probably never happen but why tempt fate. When growing up I was never to tell the other kids we had guns, let alone give them an inventory.
But thankfully I turned in mine at the last confisca...I mean buyback and got me a new pair of Reeboks and a $50 sizzler gift certificate!

Tsonda
August 4, 2006, 11:35 PM
You have probably realized by now these threads don't go over well on the gun boards. Quite frankly this is like asking about my 401k, how many cows I own or some such. None ya. Heck I have done an off the top of my head list and missed by 5.

I know I did not have to reply to this post or click on this thread. But I feel about these like I do about people that have their "arsenal" in their siglines. It is silly and quite possibly dangerous.

Regards,

James

joab
August 4, 2006, 11:49 PM
I can never understand why those that do not want to list their firearms feel uncontrollably compelled to post on a "List Your Firearms" thread.

If you have that little self control maybe you should rethink your accessibility to firearms

I have 57,or so.
Like IamKris, I blame it on the C&R license

waterloo
August 4, 2006, 11:50 PM
u guys are freken nuts -- some people have over 50+ --- Lmfao?? Packing up for WW3?? ..... Cuz dang - - 50+ --- ..... even 19+...


What's the point of having over 4 guns???

Just goes to show how crazy U.S is....

mattw
August 5, 2006, 12:04 AM
Where are you from, waterloo? France?

What is the point in having more than four guns? I like guns. Sure I don't NEED probably more than 4 guns, but collecting guns and learning to be proficient with them is a dear hobby of mine and possibly the material love of my life. Crazy? maybe. Atleast my hobby is not questioning other people's hobbies.

The Guy
August 5, 2006, 12:07 AM
Gee Waterloo, I HOPE that is sarcasim. Or a joke.

(taking off tinfoil beanie for a moment to scratch head while I count) Yep, just as I thought. Ran out of fingers and toes before I ran out of guns!;)

(puting beanie back on) Guns, gee I'm too scared of them since I fell, hit my head and became a liberal democrat. I traded them all in. Like my new shoes?

:neener:

Tsonda
August 5, 2006, 12:22 AM
joab,

I thought I made a valid explanation, if not sorry. Waterloo, I am starting to regret the little help I gave you. Get educated and you will realize the error of your ways.

Regards,

James

Dave R
August 5, 2006, 12:25 AM
What's the point of having over 4 guns??? Lemme see if I can 'splain it.

Let's talk shotguns, first. A good upland game shotgun is different from a good duck gun. And a dove gun may be different, too. And once you get there, maybe a nice, light 20ga SXS would be a good thing. And now that I'm reloading, a 28ga. becomes affordable to shoot...

Handguns...well, you need a .22 plinker. And a concealed carry pistol. Which is not as much fun to shoot as a full-size handgun. And a single-action .45 Colt would be nice...and then you find you'd really rather have a different concealed carry gun. And how can you NOT have a 1911?

Rifles--sheesh. Once again, you have the mandatory .22 plinker. And then a centerfire deer rifle. And if there's varmit hunting to be done...well, no serious varmiter can get by on just one. And then maybe you want to try a .204 Ruger. And if you get bit by the milsurp bug, then Lord have mercy on your soul. You'll start with something cheap, like a Noisy Magnet. Then you'll need a Turk Mauser, or maybe an Enfield. And how can you pass up a K-31? What a brilliant piece of engineering. And then a CMP Garand...

We haven't even talked about leverguns, or Cowboy Action Shooting, or IPSC, or Sporting Clays, or black powder.

Are you getting the picture?

And I know I'm missing some entire categories. Help me out here, folks...

joab
August 5, 2006, 12:42 AM
waterloo
Let me put this in paraphrased Descarteian for you
I can therefore I do

Tsonda
I know my post came directly after yours, but I was not directly addressing you

The Guy
August 5, 2006, 12:49 AM
Waterloo,

Sorry, I didn't realise you were from Canada. I thought you might be an anti slipping in to cause problems. Then I saw your thread. Since you may be legitand tring to fight off the brainwashing of living in a country settled by the fRENCH:uhoh: and Torries fleeing freedom in exchange for suposed security:uhoh: I will try to explain it to you.

Firearms are primarily used as protection and hunting. They are also purchased for historical reasons, and can be a good investment. Unless you buy junk, most retain their value well, and many appreciate.

Firearms come in so many shapes, sizes and brands that it is imposible to own everything, no matter how much some of us try. Firearms are a hobby and colectable, and like every colection and hobby, you often find yourself looking for the next peice to fit into your collection.

If I owned firearms anymore (remember, I hit my head a while back...) I would say that I am most interested in military arms and precision shooting. So I would have owned, say;
1.) a springfeild armory national match M1a (historical, clone of M-14, acccurate)
2.) a Lee-Enfeild (historical, WWII British made)
3.) a M1 carbine (historical, WWII Korea and Veitnam)
4.) a 1911 .45acp (historical, clone of Colt Goverment, WWI &II, to present day military)

Now this would not take into consideration any other firearms I may have owned, nor other intrests of mine, but should be enough for a begining enthusiast to get an idea of the vast and and almost endless sea of firearms ownership, use and colectability.

Best of luck to you on geting your pistol and understanding of Canadian gun laws. Hope you can move to the states soon and learn what real freedom is, and the responsibilites that go along with being free.

P.S. If you really are an anti and wasting my time, well....this is a polite forum.

Gixerman1000
August 5, 2006, 01:11 AM
Only 90 with 5 more on the way.

Nematocyst
August 5, 2006, 01:18 AM
4 now:

two handguns (one pistol, one airweight revolver for carry).
one rifle (.22LR).
one shotgun (see user name).

working on a mid-sized caliber bolt gun.

that will be enough.
actually more than enough.

if i had to walk, i'd take the K9 & the 870P.

all the rest is icing.

Nem

Grayrock
August 5, 2006, 01:35 AM
I'm with Joab: I can never understand why those that do not want to list their firearms feel uncontrollably compelled to post on a "List Your Firearms" thread.

If you are so paranoid about it- just DON'T POST!! Seems simple to me.

I own 18. I have 1 on loan to me and does a speargun count?

10-Ring
August 5, 2006, 01:40 AM
Some where more than several but less than too many :scrutiny:

medmo
August 5, 2006, 04:22 PM
"u guys are freken nuts -- some people have over 50+ --- Lmfao?? Packing up for WW3?? ..... Cuz dang - - 50+ --- ..... even 19+...


What's the point of having over 4 guns???

Just goes to show how crazy U.S is...."

Waterloo - Some people have the freedom and the means to collect and invest in firearms. They don't have to justify to anyone a purpose as to why they own a collection. "America been very, very good to me"

hossdaniels
August 5, 2006, 04:30 PM
a couple of 22's and a couple of bb guns and these

MrTwigg
August 5, 2006, 05:00 PM
What's the point of having over 4 guns???


Er, it's called "Collecting". BY the power invensted in me through the interweb I hearby limit your stamp collection to four stamps. :neener:

Mannlicher
August 5, 2006, 08:40 PM
I never cease to be amazed at the number of people that will put their info on the street at the casual request of a total stranger. I bet if someone asked for Social Security numbers or debit card passwords, some people would respond with that too.

dbracin
August 5, 2006, 08:53 PM
When someone ask me how many guns I have, I reply that guns are like tools.How many different size sockets, wrenches and screwdrivers do you have...... :rolleyes:

308nato
August 5, 2006, 11:03 PM
You guys still have a Sizzler ?

Zen21Tao
August 5, 2006, 11:38 PM
My current count is 21

Pistols
1. Kimber Rimfire Target .22lr
2. Taurus 850 .38spl
3. Luger 1915 DWM 9mm
4. Walther P38-P1 9mm
5. Sig P239 .40S&W
6. Glock 27 .40S&W
7. AMT Backup .45ACP
8. HKUSP .45ACP
9. Norinco 1911 .45ACP
10. Springfiled "Loaded" 1911 .45ACP
11. Para Ordnance Tac-4 .45ACP
12. Sig P245 .45ACP
13. Glock 29 10mm
14. 4" S&W .500

Rifles
15. Feather AT22
16. 20" A1 AR15 upper on custom lower .223
17. 24" SS fluted custom AR upper on custom lower .223
18. HKG3 .308
19. FH FAL .308
20. Mosin Nagant 91/30 rearsenaled sniper version 7.62x54r

Shotguns
21. Winchester 1300 Defender 12 gauge shotgun

denfoote
August 5, 2006, 11:41 PM
Way to frigg'in many, according to my wife!!! ;) :evil:

MNgoldenbear
August 5, 2006, 11:53 PM
I guess my reply to waterloo is similar to Dave's. Most of my firearms were purchased to allow me to participate in specific hunting or competition situations. I do have a few that I only have because "everyone else got one" or "because I can", but most have or had specific purposes. As to numbers, I'm at that awkward stage -- I have more than most non-shooters can fathom having, and far fewer than many of my very active shooting friends. ("You mean you don't have at least 6 ARs set up for different situations?" :D ) I haven't ever gotten into true collecting, as I don't have the money for it, and wouldn't want to spend that money on a gun that I wanted to put up forever and not shoot. I have no "showpieces," everything "works for a living" here.

Dave R: Highpower rifle, bullseye pistol, international pistol, rifle silhouette, pistol silhouette (NRA & IHMSA!), 3-gun set-ups, benchrest (RF/CF), 1000 yard, extreme long range target, slug gun... yes, the categories do go on and on, don't they. Hmm, that reminds me, I don't have a few of those categories covered. Oh well, time to go shopping again! :D

MNgoldenbear
August 5, 2006, 11:55 PM
Hey, denfoote. I'm thinking half the guys on this board are married to that same gal! :D :D

Mine's a really good sport about it though, I have to admit.

MachIVshooter
August 6, 2006, 12:01 AM
statisticians rejoice, the results are in a gorgeous curve, save the dozen or so outliers with 200 guns each.

I'm bettin' that poll is not an accurate representation of the truth.;)

Nathan Williams
August 6, 2006, 09:06 PM
Enough to keep me happy and my wife mad. That could mean one or onehundred. Ill never tell.:neener:

evan price
August 6, 2006, 10:29 PM
DAVE R:
And I know I'm missing some entire categories. Help me out here, folks...

You forgot EBR's. How could you? For shame. :D


(For the edification of our Canadian friend who may not know, "EBR" stands for "Evil Black Rifle" and means many types of milsurp or commercially available firearms commonly mis-represented as "assault rifles", a list of which includes but is not limited to, FAL, AK or AR type rifles)

BGlaze250
August 6, 2006, 10:38 PM
Currently, I personally just own a Ruger 10/22 Carbine, who I have named Annabelle. Is that wierd that I named my gun?

Also, my family has, historically, been very into duck hunting, so we have around five nice, old, shotguns, along with the two pistols my late grandfather used in the Pacific.

Cliff47
August 6, 2006, 10:48 PM
All I gotta say is they're cheaper than chasing women.

AaronE
August 6, 2006, 11:11 PM
More than I can shoot at once...

Aaron

PS...ya didnt go high enough with the numbers....for some I know

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