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Are your guns changing as you age?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. Topgun

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    I find myself going back to the .22 again. Economy, accuracy, no noise, no reloading.

    You ?
     
  2. 10-Ring

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    Not really. I'm just better defining what I like. Rather than wanting a lot of everything, I am going after specific pieces that perform specific tasks.
     
  3. theluckyone

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    Well its more as the income improves. Lately its class 3 firearms for me.
     
  4. joe4702

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    Absolutely. My interest in plastic combat-type autos
    is waning, while my interest in blue steel and walnut is
    waxing. I've sold a few autos and picked up 3 SA revolvers,
    two lever actions and a single shot rifle in the last year or so.
     
  5. J Miller

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    As I have gotten older I find myself wanting to reduce the number of guns I have, and concentrating on making those I keep exactly like I want them to be.

    My goal is to eventually have one revolver / carbine set in .45 Colt. This I have, it's being fine tuned right now.

    One revolver / carbine set in .22 RF, have that.

    One carbine in 30-30 for hunting. Have this if you count a Trapper.

    A Pump 12 guage . Need.

    And maybe a 308 / 30-06 type for longer range hunting. Need.

    I alread have two bolt action battle rifles.

    And one home defence revolver. Currently have two.

    I'm getting there, but I have a ways to go.
     
  6. Tamara

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    I find myself owning a lot more 1911s and revolvers.

    At gun shows, I'll walk past rows of ARs and AKs without a second glance to look at a Kraggie Jorgie or a floptop Springfield.

    Part of that is that I already have enough FBPPs. Seen one, seen 'em all.
     
  7. dd-b

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    I dunno if it's because I'm aging, but there is some change while I'm aging anyway.

    As concealed carry comes to look more and more like a reasonable possibility, my guns have moved more towards carry guns and away from target guns.

    I also find I'm shooting far less .22 than I used to. What I'm practicing is mostly getting back on target quickly for the next shot, and something with no recoil is useless for that.

    I don't have optical sights on anything these days. I've just used my eyes as an excuse to not shoot at anything 25 yards away anymore. There isn't a sight-line that long in my house anywhere anyway.
     
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  8. wingnutx

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    Mine are getting to be higher quality as my income increases. I've gone from a Norinco AK-ripoff to a nice Bushmaster AR-15.
     
  9. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Not really! I like the variety of guns that I have; and I
    shoot 'em all. This has been my trait over all the year's
    that I've been involved in the shooting sports.

    Berst Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  10. Wakal

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    Getting more into the "go faster" gear these days...started competing more than a decade ago with a P14 in .45 ACP. Now I'm running a radically lightened STI in 9 by 23 with a titanium compensator and a C-more.

    Same with AR's. I started with an HBAR, now I'm running a flat top heavy fluted barrel monstrosity with Leupold/Optima/bipod/kitchen sink hanging off it.

    Sigh.

    Fun, though.



    Alex
     
  11. Blackhawk

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    Guess so. My interest in rifles has waned considerably, but maybe that's partly because I don't really have a convenient place to shoot them.

    I'm also more appreciative of the design and craftsmanship of the newer handguns and find myself enthusiastically anticipating new designs like the Rohrbaugh.

    Besides with my LaserBlaster, I can practice drawing and "shooting" my CCW in the living room, which is admittedly a poor substitute for range time, but it's better than a poke in the eye.
     
  12. HS/LD

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    I just keep getting more.

    I have never sold a gun that I later didn't regret selling.

    Regards,
    HS/LD
     
  13. eap

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    after 4 years of serious gunnin, i've defined and simplified. shotgun for hunting, snub .38 for pocket warm carry and glock .45 for winter carry.
     
  14. Seminole

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    And hence the screen name? ;-)
     
  15. Nanook

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    I find myself switching to stainless wherever possible. It's easier to clean, seems to be a sturdier finish, and looks pretty good in my opinion. This year alone I bought three stainless handguns. I still don't have any stainless rifles, but that interests me too. I think the next rifle I buy is going to have a stainless barrel, like one of the Savages perhaps.
     
  16. Preacherman

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    Are my guns changing as they age? Well, like master, like... Their beards are growing whiter, and the cylinders and slides now creak a bit when they're worked. The hammers have developed water on the sear, and there are varicose springs in many of them. The underlugs need plastic surgery, but that's just a cosmetic, vanity thing...

    Well, you asked for it!!! :D :D :D
     
  17. Mike Irwin

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    Not really. I've always been something of an ecclectic purchaser, but I've always favored revolvers over semi-autos.
     
  18. Standing Wolf

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    I'm more interested these days in .22 caliber match pistols, Colt Pythons, concealable weapons, and optical sights to compensate for my aging eyes. I'm less interested in the big calibers, although I'm still thinking about a .41 magnum and a model 629 with a three-inch barrel.
     
  19. Monkeyleg

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    Another "not really" here. My tastes have run the gamut from Evil Black rifles to pretty rifles and handguns to utilitarian handguns to antiques. The only difference now, thanks to so many of you, is that I'm determined not to sell any.
     
  20. JeFF D

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    yes I think so

    I used to like all synthetic now I appreciate the beauty of a nice wood stock and deeply blued metal. Mmmmm
     
  21. TexasVet

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    Changing?? Well, no. But..

    A lot of the bores are a lot more worn than when I got them!

    I did change my collecting from Victorian British to WW2, though.
     
  22. Gewehr98

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    Sort of...

    Getting away from the high-speed, low-drag bullet hoses like the AK and AR, and doing more with Ruger #1's, Rolling Blocks, and maybe soon a Sharps. Deeply blued prewar S&W revolvers are finding their way into my safes, too. ;)
     
  23. trapshooter

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    Over time

    I tend to focus more on quality, no matter what shape it comes in.

    Function gets a high grade, too. As in buying a weapon to fill a particular 'need'.

    Needless to say, sometimes I have to save up before I can get what I want, but I've found I'm better off waiting than in compromising to get something sooner.
     
  24. NukemJim

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    "Well its more as the income improves."
    Oh yes, most definetly I never thought I could afford what I now own.
    " Lately its class 3 firearms for me."
    Oh no, Unfortunelty they are illeagle in the state I live in

    NukemJim
     
  25. thisaway

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    Yes! They are...

    ...multiplying like friggin' rabbits! And I just sent in my paperwork for a C&R FFL, so it's only gonna get worse! :rolleyes:
     
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