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Caliber consolidation?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by tlhelmer, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. tlhelmer

    tlhelmer Member

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    About a year and a half ago i set out to limit myself to two calibers 9mm and .40 S&W.

    Today I find that I now have more calibers than when I decided to consolidate. I have added .357 Sig, .357 Magnum and .45 ACP. I am gonna resist the .45GAP, but I find myself wanting a 10mm.

    I think the wheels have come off and I have lost my mind. I guess it is alright since I still have fun going to the range with my two young boys and shooting.

    My question is has anyone else set out to do this and failed.:banghead:
     
  2. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Do a search on Twoblink and 'cowboy logistics' :D

    I consolidated to 9mm but get tempted to buy .40s, .357s, .45s, 10mms, etc. all the time. mmuuust..reeesiiisttt!!!
     
  3. garrettwc

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    Tried it with calibers, that didn't work. So I decided to try and stick to one platform so that holsters and other add ons would be compatible. That didn't work either.

    Now I'm started to get interested in long guns. Don't even get me started. :uhoh:
     
  4. Zach S

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    I did it without trying, but as time and fundage allows I'll undo it. All of my semi-auto sidearms are .45 ACP, along with the one long gun I own. I only have one other caliber, .38 special. The gun I have on layaway is a .45. I used to have a 9mm just to save a little money on ammo, but it was traded in towards a .45. I still have some 9mm ammo floating around somewhere...
     
  5. DMK

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    I tried a couple times, but I've just given up. :rolleyes:

    On a positive note, if ammo ever gets expensive or hard to find, you'll have more options open to get something to shoot.
     
  6. caz223

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    Nope, I only have a few more calibers to go, and I'll have 'em all.
    Now as to owning every make and model of gun, that's gonna take a little longer, esp. on my salary...
     
  7. jar

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    You need to keep trying. I have decided to start by consolidating my 9mms. I'm down to 9mm Kurz, 9mm Mak, 9mm Parabellum but the Super and 21 have been tempting me lately. :D
     
  8. Ky Larry

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    Why would you want to limit yourself to only one caliber? I like them all and enjoy shooting them all. I promised to be faithful to one woman but why would I promise to be faithful to one caliber?
     
  9. Mike Irwin

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    I decided to consolidate a few years ago, but picking at least one of every kind...

    So far, it's going well. :)
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    Yeah, I set out to consolidate a few years ago. I sold off my 10mm & my 40's. I'm glad I don't have the 40's anymore, but I miss the 10mm & I'm kinda likin' the 357 sig...it can get frustrating, but I have added 3 9mm pistols in the interim :D
     
  11. BryanP

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    I have set out to do this and I've held steady so far. Right now I only have .358/357 (revolvers & levergun), .22lr (revolver & semiauto) and .45ACP (SIG P220). Next up is .223/5.56 when I finish my AR (someday). I've told myself I won't bother with a 9mm, even though I *LOVE* the feel of the Browning Hi Power in my hands.
     
  12. Snowdog

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    Variety is the spice of life, so what's the problem?
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    You're not kidding variety is the spice of life...

    I own handguns in the following calibers:

    .22 LR

    .32 ACP

    .32 S&W

    .32 S&W Long

    .32-20

    .38 Special

    .357 Magnum (7 of them, at last count)

    9mm

    10mm Auto

    .41 Magnum

    .44 Special

    .45 ACP

    11mm Mle 1873 (French military revolver round)

    I think I'm missing a couple, but I know I have some gaps in there that I really need to fill...
     
  14. Minute_Of_Torso

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    I recently consolidated to 9mm. I had a Ruger P95 and then within the last two months I added a CZ75B, Springfield XD9, Glock 26, Beretta 92FS, and finally a sigpro SP 2009.

    I was doing just fine . . . sticking to my grand unification theory of 9mm . . .


    then that danged Glock 21 showed up. :banghead:
     
  15. mrapathy2000

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    look for barrel conversion for the gun that shoots .45acp.
    10mm is not cheap and if you plan on shooting it for while best get reloading equipment.
     
  16. C.R.Sam

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    I decided to consolidate and concentrate only on smallarms.

    Sam
     
  17. Nightcrawler

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    Not me, Sam. I'm still working on that orbital particle beam. Someday...

    -Nightcrawler (budding supervillian)
     
  18. antediluvianist

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    a good problem to have!

    You guys must have money coming out of your ears. Congratulations!
     
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    elmer---this is your concience---you need a .44magnum
     
  20. mini14jac

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    I've tried it many times, and now I think I've got more calibers than ever before.
    So, I give up.
    I may see how many different calibers I can load up on. :rolleyes: :banghead: :scrutiny:
     
  21. jercamp45

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    Well. YES...I managed to do it......

    Though mainly due to finances.......
    I have tried most everything at one time or another and found the 1911 in .45 acp to be best for me. So that is basically what I have. I even ordered a Mech Tech Carbine Conversion Unit to turn a frame into a Patrol Carbine for my nightly prowls of crack alley...using the same ammo, outta the same mags is a nice feature.
    I do have an AK stashed Elsewhere and a .38 snub for ze pocket BUG. And I have a .22 conversion unit. But...buying a case of 7.62X 39, a few boxes of .38 and a brick or three of .22 as the situation warrants is not too bad. Mainly I get .45 acp......
    Then I started looking at AR's...man, the Mighty Mattel has sure come along ways!!! Oh, no...another caliber? Not yet, anyway..........
    Jercamp45
     
  22. farscott

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    I have been trying to consolidate calibers for the last few years. I have had some success. I eliminated .35 Remington, .38-40 Win, .44-40 Win, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45 Colt (this one hurt), and .454 Casull in handguns, and .307 Winchester and .35 Remington in rifles. I still have .44 Magnum for rifles.

    The handgun calibers I still support:

    1) .17 HMR
    2) .22 LR
    3) .22 WMR
    4) 9x19
    5) 9x23 Winchester
    6) .38 Special
    7) .357 Magnum
    8) .40 S&W
    9) 10mm Auto
    10) .45 ACP
     
  23. Zach S

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    Not me. Layaway rocks!!! If I keep buying guns at this rate, I'll never get my cars built...
     
  24. El Tejon

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    Went through a reorganization couple of years ago. .45 acp and 9mm. Nothing else. Needed to refocus.

    (Still have a bunch of others).:D
     
  25. caz223

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    I'm down to one .40 caliber barrel for my SigPro, and no other .40 caliber weapons. Problem is, I still have 10,000 empty brass cases. Oh well, no such thing as too much ammunition.
    I think the next gun to go is my .44 mag bisquero.
    At that point, I'll have no .44 magnums.
    And, as you can assume, oodles of starline brass.

    My short list right now is as follows.

    .22 RF
    9mm (Too many at last count)
    357SIG (Two last month, down to one this month.)
    .357 magnum (Too many at last count)
    .40 slow and weak (Two last month, down to one this month.)
    10mm (Two currently, looking to expand)
    .41 magnum (4 or 5 at last count, looking to expand.)
    .44 magnum (One left, next to go.)
    .45 acp (Not telling.)
    .45 colt (One left, she's not going anywhere.)
     
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