2020 gun purchases, I think I went overboard a bit

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  1. stonebuster

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    January 2020 I bought a Ruger 3" NYCPD Speed Six 38spl followed by another Speed Six 2.75" 357 in March. In August I found a nice DW 15-2 357 frame. Lately I've concentrated on getting started reloading and buying hard to find components. I wish I got started reloading earlier but every time I saved enough cash to get set up I found another revolver I had to have.
     
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  2. Stevie-Ray

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    Bought two S&Ws, a M&P Shield 2.0 Performance Center 9mm, and a M&P Compact .22, and also a PSA PA-10.
     
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  3. vintovka

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    Not overboard, but very wise as opportunity to acquire may be closing soon. Retention may be a future issue.
     
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  4. Jimbo80

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    Since Covid I got a SP5 for myself and a Saint Victor for my nephew....both were employee purchases at low prices. I rarely buy new guns and never pay retail so with bargains being so hard to come by I may not get one this year. Good thing is I enjoy the hunt for new additions almost as much as owning them.
     
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  5. tarosean

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    Zip, 0, Nadda.

    What do I win? :D
     
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  6. Lennyjoe

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    I’d say that I’ve added more to my collection in 2020 than any other years....
     
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  7. Archie

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    Most all the acquisitions were tasteful and sound. A couple of them are a matter of taste; I wouldn't buy them, but my choices do not set the standard for the world.
    Even if you did go overboard, there's a number of folks who went through this last year and went overboard on strong drink. There are worse things for a hobby than firearms.
     
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  8. vintovka

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    Maybe like paying near double for real estate?
     
  9. Archie

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    In mu not so humble opinion, such a thing would qualify. Unless, of course, it was in downtown Dallas or something similar.
     
  10. vintovka

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    Real estate here in podunk oregon is off charts. Pressure from Calif escapees and big city escapees have driven market to madness. List to sale price is like 125%+ and unsold property is approaching zero. In addition a rental management company is saying a whopping 40% have stopped paying rent and many owners stopped making any repairs or maintenance. Selling an occupied property is near impossible as you cannot evict. Worse time ahead and maybe part of the lefts plan to destabilize the US
     
  11. Shimitup

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    Just stop!!!, I don't need another safe. My only two, I finally built my first AR and got a Ruger SR9c. Seriously, pictures of beautiful guns posted by all, especially Riomouse. Congratulations.
     
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  12. Commader47

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    My wife told me I could have as many guns as fit in the safe. So I bought a bigger safe.

    I like the Ruger Blackhawk. I always seem to reach for mine when going shooting. It is so robust and accurate. Just one of those guns that seems to fit into the "working mans" holster.
     
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  13. BlueHeelerFl

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    I bought 3 guns this past year.

    1) a Rossi Circuit Judge I got back in the Spring when all the craziness started. I was always interested in getting one and I wanted something more powerful than a handgun that my elderly mother could use since she understands revolvers.

    2) in Nov I managed to find a Mossberg Maverick 88 in 12 gauge.

    3) the Mon after Christmas I found a Ruger American Ranch in 556 at Bass Pro. This was on my short list of guns I wanted. I actually did not own anything chambered in an actual rifle caliber at that point.
     
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  14. BlueHeelerFl

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    Just out of curiosity what was the issue at Bass Pro? The one firearm purchase I made there this year went smoothly. I have heard stories of ,and experienced this Once myself, the gun counter staff being rude to customers.
     
  15. Chewy32

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    Savage axis xp 308
     
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    Geessh, i knew I was gonna like this place :thumbup:
    And i thought my 6 was alot o_O
     
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  17. Riomouse911

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    Sorry about the delayed response, I just saw your post.
    Here in SoCal the BPS had a 90 minute wait just to get inside, then it took another 90 once I was let in to go into a back room (their training room?) and get the clerk to fill out the paperwork and the boss to ok it. All this just to start the ten day waiting period. That was 3 hours...

    The second time there to pick it up had no outside wait. However they only had one person doing the pick up paperwork. It took another hour-plus for the 20-something guy buying a pump shotgun to go through his paperwork and safe-handling demo and get the boss’ ok. Then it was my turn. By the time I was all done with phase two of the process, nearly two more hours had passed.

    The staff was great, they are just hamstrung because of their internal processes. Literally five hours of my life spent standing around simply to buy a shotgun has soured me on BPS forever. :fire:

    When I do a GB auction or on-line purchase and have it sent to my local FFL I’m in and out in under 30 minutes... unless he has some cool stuff he’s working on to show me and we chit-chat. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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  18. Insignificant bill

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    3 guns in 2020 before everything skyrocketed.
     
  19. Jeff62

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    I feel fortunate to have had a good stockpile of ammo, components and gear in this past drought year. I fiercely miss going to Mass but I plan to fix that in due time.
    I bought three guns of which one was planned, a Pedersoli 10 ga percussion SxS, my beautiful wife of 38 years bought me a Winchester 94, and I got a Pieta 1860 Army nickeled from gasmandave.
    All in all, I feel blessed.
     
  20. Nsomniac

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    For me I made more acquisitions than usual, but I am very thankful to this forum for helping me re-calibrate what "overboard" is.

    Early in the year I randomly encountered a visiting German engineer who asked me for directions - I guess he somehow sensed that I know just enough German to help him out. I correctly interpreted this incident as a sign from the universe that I was supposed to scratch my Sig Sauer itch:
    P365 TACPAC
    P226 Select
    P239
    And I couldn't decide between the M17 and the M18, so I had no choice but to get both (with my wife's encouragement - I do not deserve her).

    My only non-Sig purchase was the CZ P-07.

    The great thing is that despite all the weirdness, I've still been able to find ammo. It's continued to trickle in to the big chains here and the LGS, enough that I can go shooting with my son pretty regularly and still maintain a decent reserve.
     
  21. marksman13

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    I went completely stupid this year. I just added up what I spent on guns, ammo and optics this year and it kinda hurt my feelings. Maybe my wife won’t do the math, herself.
     
  22. Brubz

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    Rio: you got the most tolerant wife in the world she's a keeper!:D
     
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  23. Riomouse911

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    I don’t know how and I don’t know why, but I did all right :).

    Stay safe.
     
  24. Rockrivr1

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    Been on a little bit of a buying bender myself. Nothing like what the OP has done, but enough that I've parted with some serious coin. In the last months I've bought:

    Sig 320 X Series Compact w/ Romeo 1 Optic
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    Glock 45
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    Sig 365 (New CCW)
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    LLama 1911 in 9mm
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    Desert Eagle in 50AE w/ 44Mag Conversion Barrel
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  25. Brubz

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    Now I know why there's no ammo it's you and Rio!!:p
     
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