Define firearms "collecting." And I'm not talking about the ATF/legal/C&R Licensee definition. @Garandimal recently commented in another discussion that "firearms collecting is a mental disorder." This was in response to a post I made about buying a CMP1911, not as a shooter, but as a piece of history. (Which fell through, by the way.) Someone I know offline recently asked why I wasn't collecting guns. To him, buying any gun is "collecting." Is firearm collection any different than any other collecting type hobby, such as coins, stamps, or pieces of Americana?