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Are # of guns REALLY so hard to believe?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, May 27, 2004.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    So I tell my students "I have 10 guns." They gasp. They think, why on God's green earth, do you need so many..

    They think 10 is 10 too many :rolleyes: :scrutiny:

    I'm waiting to tell my students about people like Tamara...

    twoblink: "I know a woman named Tamara..."
    students: "Does she have 10 guns also?"
    twoblink: "She has more than 10 in just revolvers alone."
    students :what: :what: :what:

    come on.. is 10 really that scary of a number?

    Let's hear your numbers...
     
  2. BigBlueEyedDevil

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    I have 11. But i'm a college student. It's great being at a liberal school and telling people that i'm into guns. They ask home many and when I say 11 they just politely nod and then never talk to me ever again. :evil:
     
  3. ExtremeDooty

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    10-11 guns sounds just about right to me. That is of course until I actually own that many. Then 15-16 will sound about right.
     
  4. Parker Dean

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    People like that most likely don't understand the mechanical world in general, and firearms in particular. While they wouldn't be shocked about it like they are with guns they wouldn't understand the desire to own multiple cars either. If you said you owned ten cars, they'd be like why do you need ten cars? Never understanding that each one is different, even within the same model.
     
  5. dukeofurl

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    I bought 11 Glock 22's at one time almost a year ago.

    I told my FFL to go ahead and sign the comittment papers if I do something that insane again.
     
  6. BigBlueEyedDevil

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    Were you preparing to take over Canada???
     
  7. dukeofurl

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  8. Iron Mike

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    How many?

    I have 45 guns of various kinds,not enough shotguns (only two) And no Maks ,CZs or Moisens (sp?). So as you can see I do need ay least three more
     
  9. Hkmp5sd

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    For some reason, people can collect anything and have hundreds of items, but they think your nuts if you have a bunch of guns. Besides, I'm hoping my collection rolls into three digits in the near future.
     
  10. Night Guy

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    No kidding. My mother collects nick knacky little figurines of snowmen and turtles and I think she's certifiably insane. And even though she is gun neutral, she would probably think that my having four pistols is far too many.
     
  11. rms/pa

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    it's like golf clubs.

    got your duck gun,the upland game gun, the dense brush gun, the montana elk gun, the second growth timber deer rifle , the target rifle
    and the piss em off gun. thats just the long guns.

    then there is your james bond gun,the snake gun, the alligator gun, the court gun , the BBQ gun,the work gun , the target gun, the legacy gun, and the cute gun(awww ain't that cute).

    feel free to add more if i forgot one.

    rms/pa
     
  12. dukeofurl

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    Dont forget your "pruning that damn branch that is dangling a little too close to the power lines" gun.
     
  13. Langenator

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    And you forgot the ever popular shooting the goblin who breaks into your house gun.

    I've got 21...I think. And technically, 2 of those belong to my wife.

    Best gun shirt I saw at the Charlotte gunshow in early April: "If you know how many guns you have, you don't have enough."
     
  14. Treylis

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    I just got into a conversation with somebody about this--they just couldn't understand why I needed more than one gun.

    After laughing maniacally for a few moments, I attempted to set them straight. ;-)
     
  15. GSB

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    Ten guns? Well, you need at least ten handguns:

    1) Target

    2) Morning casual

    3) Late morning semi-causal

    4) Noon formal

    5) Business casual

    6) Business fomal

    7) Afternoon relaxed

    8) Evening hemi-demi-semi formal

    9) Evening formal

    10) Nightstand
     
  16. twoblink

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    Then, there's owning guns, by make..then there's owning them by model..then there's owning them by the same make and model, but different caliber..

    And of course, I have friends that have the same gun in SA/DA, and DAO.. So what, trigger types make a difference?

    And then, there's owning the same gun but in different calibers.. And then there's the "I have a left kidney and a right kidney, so I bought a left kidney holster, and a right kidney holster...so I needed two of each gun.."

    I catagorize by logistics of course...

    Newbie logistics
    Rifle logistics
    Semi-auto handgun logistics
    Revolver logistics
    Cowboy logistics
    Urban Tactical logistics
    Sniper logistics
    shotgun logistics
    James Bond logistics
    Skunk compatibility logistics
    John Woo logistics
    Poser logistics
    BOB logistics
    SHTF logistics
    woodland logistics
    desert logistics
    guerilla warfare logistics
    hunting logistics
    hunting dangerous game logistics...

    So all together, I find that I'm 24 guns short of filling my required logistics setup...

    34 guns.. that's not too bad right?? :uhoh:
     
  17. dukeofurl

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    GSB, I need to modify your list some and to show what I have that is suitable for such.

    1) Target - Check. Glock 34

    2) Morning casual - Check. Glock 34

    3) Late morning semi-causal - Check. Glock 34

    4) Noon formal - Check. Para P14

    5) Business casual - Check. Kahr P40

    6) Business fomal - Check. Dual Para P14's

    7) Afternoon relaxed - Check. Glock 34

    8) Evening hemi-demi-semi formal - Check. Glock 34 and Glock 19

    9) Evening formal - Check. Glock 32

    10) Nightstand - Check. Glock 19.

    11) Hunting - Check. Remington 1100/742

    12) Plinking - - Check. Glock 34.

    13) Competition (One gun for each discipline division ought to do it) - Check. You dont want to know.

    14) BBQ (The one you show off to friends at a BBQ - Check. Again, dont ask.

    15) Desk conversation peice/paperweight (pardon the pun) - Check. S&W K frame

    16) Rack grade, wall mounted conversation peice - Check. Remington 742

    17) Terrorist Hunter/Homeland Security Rifle (Optional) - Dont have one specifically yet, but my Benelli fits the bill.

    18) Next to front door in case of missionaries - Check. Benelli M1
     
  18. RED-DOG 40

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    Guns are just like tools. I have thousands of tools. Each one has a purpose and I'm always needing a different one for a task. Guns/auto tools are used in a profession as LEO and mechanic and they are used for a hobbie, (ex: shooting/restoring vehicles).....:cool:
     
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    I only have nine:(
     
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    Duke, ol' buddy, you'd better pray that your THR honorary chaplain - namely, me - doesn't come to your door! I'll be the first missionary to outgun you... :D
     
  21. The Real Hawkeye

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    Tripple digits, but my next door neighbor puts my collection to shame.
     
  22. Gus Dddysgrl

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    I have 3 in my apartment, but one is still technically my mothers. Dad claimed it then I moved out with it. :D :neener: :evil: I don't know if I'll ever give it back. I'm still saving to hopefully get more then 10. The sad thing is I haven't gotten into them enough to know which 10 I want. Of course I do want to buy one matching mine so I can have twins and give one to Gus's Guy. :)

    10 definitly doesn't sound like enough, but don't tell my mom I said that.

    :uhoh: :rolleyes:
     
  23. Ben Shepherd

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    You know dad and I discussed this the other day. While he hunts every year and is very pro-gun, I usually make him shake his head.

    He asked me "Just exactly how many 357s do you think you need? Don't you have half a dozen as it is?"

    I just smiled and said "Yeah, I've got that many, I might get a couple more."

    Good thing he hasn't seen inside my safe, I'm over a dozen 357s. (All I can figure is they breed in the dark or somethin') :D

    And there are a few other calibers I like.

    Total # of guns? Let's just say I have more than one for every year I've existed.
     
  24. Baba Louie

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    One time I asked my dad why he had so many Winchester 90's (the little pump .22 gallery type). My dear old Pa told me, "You can NEVER have too many guns or fishing poles... but don't tell yer Ma that, cause she just don't understand."
    Words to live by if you ask me.
    I'd probably amend that to say "You can't have too many guns or books, and if people don't understand that, that's their problem, not mine." (I'm not really that big a fan of fishing since all I do is drown bait and get sunburned)

    Pa's getting on in years, has emphysema and has already talked to me about his collection, care and feeding thereof. I've only got about 5 dozen or so of my own to care for and feed. Adding his to the clan... well, it'll be time for another safe or two.
     
  25. mfree

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    to each gun a different purpose, and a different use.

    Though I only have three, I could easily stretch into the 20's and never even duplicate a caliber.

    Heh, is that a viable SHTF plan, instead of getting guns that use the most common ammunition, get (at least) one gun for any kind of ammo you run across? :)

    Heh, someone gives you a case of 5mm bergmann because to them it's worthless.... and you pull a 5mm bergmann revolver out of the gun (warehouse) safe :)
     
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