How many guns do you own?


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Boberama
January 31, 2010, 08:11 AM
1. Any firearm counts as 1 gun.
2. Air guns don't count.
3. Uppers, unfinished kits and guns that do not shoot don't count.
4. Divide into pistols, rifles, shotguns, other


I'm embarrassed to say I only have 15.

1 Shotgun
+4 Rifles
+10 Handguns
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15 Guns

Someone at CalGuns claimed to have over 70!

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Boberama
January 31, 2010, 08:13 AM
correction: That's guns!

Ragnar Danneskjold
January 31, 2010, 08:17 AM
I have 8.

Boberama
January 31, 2010, 08:25 AM
Are you talking to me in your signature?:scrutiny:

C'mon, lets see the breakdown:

Shotguns +
Handguns+
Rifles
__________
Total

danjet500
January 31, 2010, 08:37 AM
More than I need but less than I want.

CornCod
January 31, 2010, 08:38 AM
11 Handguns
10 Rifles
1 Shotgun

DeepSouth
January 31, 2010, 08:39 AM
Most of the people around here were with me when the unthinkable happened, yes a tragic boating accident. So most of us don't own any guns. I personally owned around 25 +/- when the accident happened.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4723/threadpic39zp0.jpg




http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=443495&highlight=boating
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=478891&highlight=boating
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=296119&highlight=boating
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=483066&highlight=boating

Apple a Day
January 31, 2010, 08:45 AM
I sold all of mine except for an old shotgun and a .22, agent.

Boberama
January 31, 2010, 09:07 AM
Deep South, I feel sorry for you.
I lost most of mine too.
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Tragic-boating-accident.jpg

EddieNFL
January 31, 2010, 09:11 AM
Too many and not enough.

GlockStar
January 31, 2010, 09:12 AM
3

G19
xd9
tcp

PT1911
January 31, 2010, 09:18 AM
just one...:rolleyes:

alohachris
January 31, 2010, 09:25 AM
Mess with me and find out!

:D:D:D

Rexster
January 31, 2010, 09:26 AM
This type of post never goes over very well. Some fear the government knowing. Others fear being targeted by burglars.

I do own more than one gun.

ultradoc
January 31, 2010, 09:27 AM
guns? what guns?

frankiestoys
January 31, 2010, 09:28 AM
Im not telling anymore!

The Lone Haranguer
January 31, 2010, 09:52 AM
Three handguns. I used to have a lot more. :rolleyes:

wishin
January 31, 2010, 09:55 AM
I'm almost an equal opportunity gunner!:D

1 Shotgun
5 Rifles
5 Handguns
__

11

Boberama
January 31, 2010, 10:07 AM
I don't care, the government already knows.

I live in Kanada, mandatory registration.:uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

clarence222
January 31, 2010, 10:26 AM
More than most less than a few. That's all I'll say about it.

Avtomat Kalashnikova
January 31, 2010, 10:42 AM
as another member said in another thread, i am a lying poser and only own airsoft guns :)

jcwit
January 31, 2010, 11:03 AM
Is it really anyones business?

ol' scratch
January 31, 2010, 11:10 AM
Deep South, I feel sorry for you.
I lost most of mine too.
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Tragic-boating-accident.jpg
I am just curious; how do you loose most of your guns in a boating accident? I have seen a few of these posts and just wonder how, not knocking you, just curious. I personally don't carry firearms in the boat unless I am hunting and if the duck boat turns over in Northern Michigan in the fall, I am going to be worried more about the cold water than my shotgun. If I had my CCW I would carry on a boat, but I wouldn't carry everything.

SaxonPig
January 31, 2010, 11:10 AM
#83

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How many guns do you own?

83. I am sure that most times this is asked in innocent curiosity. Young guys start to acquire a few guns and they wonder how many would be owned by someone who has been doing it for a while. But this is the Internet, and these are gun owners, and the combination of the two is sure to generate suspicion and paranoia. The usual response to this question is a sarcastic comment like “Why none, officer (or special agent). All of my guns were lost in a tragic boating accident.”

I read once that the average gun owner has 3 guns. That figure strikes me as low. Most of my friends have around 30 or so each. As for me, being older, living debt-free, and having no kids, I have spent the last 42 years accumulating guns since this is my hobby. I no longer count how many guns I have, I count the number of gun safes I have.

But I am an amateur compared to a couple guys I have seen. Two members of Internet forums have posted photos I saw showing literally hundreds of guns in their collections and I don’t mean cheap guns. Both included a couple dozen fully automatic weapons and when you start collecting machine guns, you have a serious investment. Another man I met allowed me into his home where I saw so many guns stacked and piled throughout the house (and it was a large house) that I can only guess at the total number. Maybe 1,000-1,200 that I saw and I know he had more I didn’t see.

Dr.Mall Ninja
January 31, 2010, 11:16 AM
I am just curious; how do you loose most of your guns in a boating accident? I have seen a few of these posts and just wonder how, not knocking you, just curious. I personally don't carry fire arms in the boat unless I am hunting and if the duck boat turns over in Northern Michigan in the fall, I am going to be worried more about the cold water than my shotgun. ha that made me laugh, the reason people are saying that, is because it is there excuse for when the government comes to take all there guns.

knockonit
January 31, 2010, 11:17 AM
231 pistols
127 shotguns
278 longguns of different cal.

but alas they all sank to the bottom of lake roosevelt when I took them picnicing, what a loss, I'm now in couseling for this, full recovery expected upon purchase of new units.
;)

MMCSRET
January 31, 2010, 11:18 AM
All of them, I don't currently have any in my possession that are rented or leased.

ol' scratch
January 31, 2010, 11:31 AM
ha that made me laugh, the reason people are saying that, is because it is there excuse for when the government comes to take all there guns.
HA! I got it now. I am a little slow this morning.

Shung
January 31, 2010, 11:35 AM
I dont care about how many guns I own.. I always try to maintain my gun ratio above 1 !!!

(gun ratio = number of gun / your age )

:p

Walkalong
January 31, 2010, 11:36 AM
All of them, Yep, me too. I own all of mine outright. :)

sfc_mark
January 31, 2010, 01:47 PM
I always try to maintain my gun ratio above 1 !!!

(gun ratio = number of gun / your age )

Shung: Sounds like a worthy goal - Excuse me while I go check out Gunbroker; I have some catching up to do.

MacTech
January 31, 2010, 04:04 PM
Guns? what are guns?... :neener:

Aren't those those evil, dangerous noisy things? ;) why would *anyone* want one, let alone many, after all, the powers that be will get (to) us in the end...

Mags
January 31, 2010, 04:08 PM
Always one shy of enough. :) Seriously though none of the tin-foil hat wearers will play. Good luck with this thread. You would be better off to ask "how many guns have lost in a tragic boating accident"?

Shung
January 31, 2010, 04:09 PM
I was born in 1980.. My gun ratio is above one, but it wasn't an easy task.. I got the 1st one in 2000 only !

Texas Gun Person
January 31, 2010, 04:14 PM
Is it really anyones business?


Is it really your business to dictate what is other peoples business?

It's a simple question. No one is making you answer it.

As for me, I have 11 guns total. ;)

essayons21
January 31, 2010, 04:27 PM
I can't count that high

GD
January 31, 2010, 04:50 PM
I have a friend in Wichita with over 1000 firearms. Another with about 250. All are military surplus. My collection fits into a gun safe.

WoofersInc
January 31, 2010, 04:59 PM
I'm not afraid to answer.

42 Long guns
47 Handguns
3 Suppressors with 2 more on the way. Hey ATF classifies them as a firearm.


Funny most people won't answer this question but we have a thread that is 124 pages long on what is the last gun that you bought.

Judicator
January 31, 2010, 05:13 PM
21 last time I counted.

8 handguns,
10 rifles,
3 shotguns

Some being sold/traded, many more on the wish list

jcwit
January 31, 2010, 05:25 PM
Quote:
Is it really anyones business?


Is it really your business to dictate what is other peoples business?

It's a simple question. No one is making you answer it.

As for me, I have 11 guns total.



It most certainly my business to dictate what is other peoples business when it pertains to what I own or do.

BTW I'm very happy you own all of 11 guns total.

thriftyjoe
January 31, 2010, 05:28 PM
Why should i say?

Dominus
January 31, 2010, 05:29 PM
I only have what the gov.'t already knows about.
I forget how many that was since they were all lost to the Hudson River (fishing or was it cleaning).

Deltaboy
January 31, 2010, 05:36 PM
If you can count them you don't have enough!:D

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 05:40 PM
I was unfortunately not allowed to bring back the 2A19 I captured as a war prize, so I own no guns. Firearms, however, I owned aplenty, before the boating accident.

Erik M
January 31, 2010, 06:05 PM
A big enough pile that I could deal with most any situation. I stopped contributing to the 'last gun u bought' thread because its not really anyones business.

AKElroy
January 31, 2010, 06:17 PM
Please use capital letters and punctuation properly in your post. It makes you seem like an ignorant child when you don't.

It's POSTS, or POSTINGS. Plural. It is assumed that one will have more than one, else this instruction would apply only to a single POST, to be ignored on subsequent POSTINGS. And, for the record, I do not consider you to be an "ignorant child" for your sign-off error. Somewhat peevish & petulant, perhaps, but not childish.:)

redneck2
January 31, 2010, 07:01 PM
I'm at my friend's today. He says "you get to a lot of gun shops..do you think you could find me some 12 gauge lead #2's for fox and coyote hunting?"

I says "yeah, but Hevi-Shot would work a lot better"

"So, where can I find #2 Hevi-Shot?"

I went home and grabbed some for him.

That should give you a little insight on the on-hand inventory.

Personally, I'm more in tune with what you can use well and what you've got to feed it.

YMMV

swiftak
January 31, 2010, 07:45 PM
One more than I had yesterday. My wife is going to be pissed.

SmokeyVol
January 31, 2010, 07:58 PM
4 rifles - 1 x 30-06 / 1 x 30-30 / 1 x .243 / 1 x .22
4 shotguns - 2 x 12 ga. pump / 1 x 12 ga. semi / 1 x 12 ga. O/U
5 revolvers - 3 x .357 / 2 x .22
7 pistols - 1 x 45 ACP / 3 x 9 mm / 3 x .22

clarence222
January 31, 2010, 09:42 PM
gun ratio = number of gun / your age

Going by this logic, and without giving my age my gun ratio is about 4.05 to be exact. That is going by number I have today, with more coming this week that is certain to go up

ClayInTX
January 31, 2010, 10:00 PM
I was going to tell about my tragic boat sinking but Blackbeard on the other thread said he’s tired of hearing it. However, my disastrous fire last week...

Carne Frio
January 31, 2010, 10:33 PM
If you know how many guns you have, then you need more.
If you don't know how many you have you are a gun nut.
If you have a whole lot of guns and have an accurate count
then you are a gun nut with OCD.
If you don't have any guns then your just a nut.

blkbrd666
January 31, 2010, 10:54 PM
I was going to tell about my tragic boat sinking but Blackbeard on the other thread said he’s tired of hearing it. However, my disastrous fire last week...

Who is Blackbeard??? People keep calling me Blackbeard, but I never said anything about a boat sinking. I was on one myself with a friend and lost like 40 guns.

Grassman
January 31, 2010, 11:15 PM
I have enough to make it very "inconvenient" for any intruders in my castle.

smokeyandthebandit05
January 31, 2010, 11:22 PM
0 :( Handguns
7 Rifles
2 Shotgun

LeontheProfessional
January 31, 2010, 11:23 PM
With all the talk about guns sinking to the bottom of rivers got me thinking of a great Idea for when they come for my guns.

Step 1: Bury/ hide guns at undisclosed location away from but not too far from own property
Step 2: Buy old car
Step 3: Call Miss Utility
Step 4: Take every metal part off car
Step 5: Bury metal car parts all over own property

Officer: Sir, where are your guns?
Me: Sorry officer I buried them a few years ago because the wife did not like me owning them.
Officer: Where did you bury them?
Me: Well officer, it has been so long I can't seem to remember but they are somewhere around here.

Dr.Mall Ninja
February 1, 2010, 01:57 AM
If you know how many guns you have, then you need more.
If you don't know how many you have you are a gun nut.
If you have a whole lot of guns and have an accurate count
then you are a gun nut with OCD.
If you don't have any guns then your just a nut AMEN!

oasis618
February 1, 2010, 02:28 AM
Witty, non-descript, vaguely worded response possibly involving a tragic marine-going vessel accident.

evan price
February 1, 2010, 03:05 AM
I used to own guns, then I saw what a horrific toll of violence and disaster that they were causing in the world, so I had them melted down and reforged as whaling harpoons.

Thar she blows, mateys!

Arkansas Paul
February 1, 2010, 10:42 AM
Not nearly enough. I do have to take my shoes off to count them though.

Blackbeard
February 1, 2010, 10:46 AM
A better question would be, "How many guns have you lost in boating accidents?" None of the foil-hatters will admit to owning any guns on a gun forum.

Arkansas Paul
February 1, 2010, 01:26 PM
^ Ha. Yeah, the black helecopters are probably over their houses right now, looking through the windows at their computer screens just waiting for them to type the number, so they can come and seize them. lol

22-rimfire
February 1, 2010, 01:43 PM
I can only guess without some effort which I don't feel like doing. It is generally not anyone's business except mine. Folks could probably figure out how many firearms I might own by reading all of my posts, but that takes a lot of effort. You knew about the boating accident and the fire didn't you? So what was there a couple of years ago may be bye bye now.

USMC - Retired
February 1, 2010, 01:47 PM
Less than I want and more than I can fit in the gun safe...

The Bushmaster
February 1, 2010, 02:04 PM
Before or after the boating accident?

jnyork
February 1, 2010, 02:10 PM
Dang canoes! :D

Kingofthehill
February 1, 2010, 02:18 PM
31 handguns
12 long guns

CoRoMo
February 1, 2010, 02:20 PM
One more than I used to.

One less that I soon will.

Robert
February 1, 2010, 02:22 PM
That is no one's business but my own.

mcdonl
February 1, 2010, 02:38 PM
I just just the right amount.

DCortez
February 1, 2010, 02:43 PM
Not enough :)

20+ but I'd have to count them

glove
February 1, 2010, 02:56 PM
13 for me. :)
Dave

hereiamnia
February 1, 2010, 03:06 PM
3 shotguns
3 rifles
5 handguns
1 handgun on layaway

rondog
February 1, 2010, 03:08 PM
That's MY business and mine alone. When I croak, my survivors can worry about counting them. If they can find them all.

Husker46
February 1, 2010, 04:36 PM
:mad:Only a few, had to sell some when I lost my job

JoeSlomo
February 1, 2010, 05:10 PM
I had a few, however, some were sold, and then there was the horrible boating accident in the gulf...

Shadow Man
February 1, 2010, 05:13 PM
None of the foil-hatters will admit to owning any guns on a gun forum.

Yes, because caution and prudence are now "tin-foil-hattery", just like preparation is "mall-ninja-ish". :rolleyes: Cut the snobbery guys.

12131
February 1, 2010, 06:15 PM
Well, can't tell you just yet. I'm still in the process of counting all the guns that my team recovered from all the tragic boating accidents. Damn, so many of them.:D:p

jn1965
February 1, 2010, 06:20 PM
Here I go...

4 rifles
2 shotties
1 pistol
No fear...

Of course anything posted on the Internet is a lie...

and I deny everything. In fact my account was just hacked and an unknown person or person posted this :D

rogertc1
February 1, 2010, 06:24 PM
I have an arsenal.

LeontheProfessional
February 1, 2010, 06:34 PM
I have an arsenal.
Not arsenal, collection. It is only a arsenal if you get arrested. :)

wj kerr
February 1, 2010, 06:39 PM
just the 3 2rifles and 1 12 bore some of the tightest gun laws in the world in this country . Lucky for all in the good oul usa.

trickyasafox
February 1, 2010, 06:50 PM
guessing: 15 handguns
10 ish rifles
3 shotguns

Dokkalfar
February 1, 2010, 10:08 PM
Haha I actually told a friend the other day mine was an arsenal.. There was a news story about some guy in NJ who had an 'arsenal' of 3 firearms.

But I've got a shotgun and 3 rifles. Haven't quite had the time to make the money to get everything I'd like :/ Though who knows? maybe I'll win the grand prize for the NRA drawings thing and get another 23 or so :)

wep45
February 1, 2010, 10:39 PM
fire arms is dan - gar - us.:eek: we got nuttin like dat in here off - a - sir:D

thunder173
February 1, 2010, 10:42 PM
One less than I probably will own NEXT month.

berettaprofessor
February 2, 2010, 10:22 AM
You know, this question ought to be banned in one of the stickies...right along with "I hate Walmart", "What to Lube With", and "SHTF" threads.

22-rimfire
February 2, 2010, 11:31 AM
I'd sometimes would like to know where these boating accidents occur.

Va Shooter
February 2, 2010, 01:25 PM
Shhhhhhhh:eek:, 1 slingshot,don't ask, don't tell

NMGonzo
February 2, 2010, 02:02 PM
One less than yesterday, one less than tomorrow.

Win1892
February 2, 2010, 07:01 PM
Too many is almost enough.

FROGO207
February 2, 2010, 07:08 PM
Lets see.......hummmm . One a month on average for 30 + years.:neener: I have spent 4X more on safes than on my suppressed MAC 10. You do the math, I'm not good with it. I lost count years ago.:D

Bryant5582
February 2, 2010, 08:49 PM
I lose count but I think its

5 rifles

9 shotguns

4 pistols

Shung
February 2, 2010, 09:13 PM
I do my best to keep my gun ratio above one ! (gun ratio = your number of guns / your age)

the iron horse
February 2, 2010, 09:18 PM
Enough

Big Bill
February 2, 2010, 09:27 PM
It's foolish to state how many guns one owns on the internet. It's even worse to ask.

PH/CIB
February 2, 2010, 09:40 PM
This is my Rifle, This is my Gun! My Rifle is for (SELF DEFENSE) my Gun is for Fun!

One gun, still have it, some guy pulled up in a moving van said my wife had sold the house, I helped him load my firearms collection and all the furniture into the truck, he smiled and waved as he drove away. My wife about died laughing until I told her about the furniture!

Madcap_Magician
February 4, 2010, 11:20 AM
I used to own three handguns and my wife had one, but then we lost them all in a Tragic Boating Accident.

shenandoah
February 4, 2010, 11:31 AM
Two years ago, I got a phone call from a pollster, "Do you own guns?" I answered "Yes." The pollster asked "Do you own a pistol, or a long gun?" I answered "Yes" The line went quiet, it was then I realized I didn't want to participate in this poll, thanked the man and hung up. The gov't knows how many you have, if nothing else because you filled out paperwork and got authorized to walk out with them.

HexHead
February 4, 2010, 11:46 AM
It's foolish to state how many guns one owns on the internet. It's even worse to ask.
That's fine, but the childish answers are just stupid. Better to ignore the thread.

BHP FAN
February 4, 2010, 12:06 PM
Damn.Iron Horse beat me to it.

MinnMooney
February 4, 2010, 12:10 PM
I sold some and lost almost all of the rest to that horrible 15.6 earthquake that we had here in Minnesota. I'm sure you other Minnesotans remember that huge catastophy........ just one of many earthquakes here in the land of 10,000 lakes.:)


from boberama (post #19) :
I don't care, the government already knows.

I live in Kanada, mandatory registration.

Maybe it is "mandatory registration" but one reason why the "$22 Billion boondoogle" might get repealed in Canada is due to the staggering costs involved with trying to find the millions of weapons that have NOT been mandatorily registered.:evil:
I know several people in Canada who love to either hunt or shoot or both and none of them have registered a single gun.

medalguy
February 4, 2010, 09:25 PM
If one were so inclined, you could dig a hole say about 6 inches in diameter, 8 feet deep, plant a plastic tube with sealed end caps at the bottom, and after filling in the hole, put a metal fence post right on top of the hole, and it would be pretty difficult to find anything metal buried on your property after that. That is, if one were so inclined......

Me, I got no guns after my boating accident.........

five.five-six
February 4, 2010, 09:57 PM
I have an arsenal.Not arsenal, collection. It is only a arsenal if you get arrested. :)

correction, when you are arrested, it is an arsenal of assault weapons

JZ06
February 4, 2010, 10:19 PM
Right now? Three.

Colt Special Combat GVT Hard Chrome .45

Bulgarian Makarov 9X18

Glock 19C 9X19 with 9400 rds through it!:evil:

mack
February 4, 2010, 10:26 PM
Five thousand six hundred and forty two - in my dreams.

LeontheProfessional
February 4, 2010, 10:37 PM
dig a hole say about 6 inches in diameter, 8 feet deep

How on earth does one go about digging such a whole without making it pretty obvious that something odd is going on? I mean you would need to rent or buy special equipment to do such. I am not trying to be smart I am just curious.

mack
February 4, 2010, 10:51 PM
Well living in the country - you get out your post hole digger - everyone's got one - and start putting up your new fence or just replacing your old rotted or rusted of fence posts. People do it everyday. Well not so much in the middle of winter up north here - ground gets frozen hard then aye.

LeontheProfessional
February 4, 2010, 11:00 PM
Well living in the country - you get out your post hole digger - everyone's got one - and start putting up your new fence or just replacing your old rotted or rusted of fence posts. People do it everyday. Well not so much in the middle of winter up north here - ground gets frozen hard then aye.
I know what post hole diggers are but they will get you about 4ft deep at the most definitely not 8ft.

Mags
February 4, 2010, 11:10 PM
I lost count of my pistols but I have 5 rifles and a shotgun

paintballdude902
February 4, 2010, 11:31 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/paintballdude902/attachmentphp2.jpg

i had 12ish

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