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Do You Have So Many Guns You Can't Enjoy Them All?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trunk Monkey, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Elkins45

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    It occurs to me that perhaps some of us who initially answered the question (myself included) failed to make the distinction between having too many guns to shoot and having too many to enjoy. I can’t even imagine how much I would enjoy having a warehouse full of machine guns even if I only got to fire one of them.
     
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  2. daniel craig

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    I decided a while ago that if I don’t shoot/use it there’s not much point. It was part of a general purge and a general move to have less “stuff.” If I don’t actually use it am I going to miss it? I did for about a week and then promptly forgot about it in the noise of life.
     
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  3. Legionnaire
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    Yes, there are various kinds of enjoyment. I won't keep a gun that won't shoot. Period. But I have and enjoy several I don't shoot often. When the enjoyment of ownership drops to zero, it's time to sell it off. That includes some very nice firearms that function exactly as intended, but are either redundant or have been displaced by something else. Case in point is the Cooper 52 Classic I have listed in the classifieds. It is a very fine rifle, but I have two other 280 Ackleys including a custom, so it is redundant. I would have more enjoyment freeing up the value to do something else and knowing it was in the hands of someone who will use it.
     
  4. Trunk Monkey

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    I understand the concept of just enjoying ownership. I collect books. I own books that I haven't read in years. I own books that I will never read again. I own multiple editions of the same book. I own books that are strictly for display. I wouldn't dare to open them because they'd fall apart, they're strictly for looking at.

    So I get it but I don't really get that feeling from my guns, I fact I find guns sort of boring. I carry my Glock 26 every single day and never give it any more thought than my wallet.
     
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  5. theotherwaldo

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    As I'm typing this i'm looking at a pistol that I have never shot and may never shoot.
    It's a Mountain Pistol in .50 caliber that is mounted in a shadow box above my computer monitor.
    I enjoy looking at it.
    I also enjoy looking at the swords and helmets in the rack that are mounted above the pistol.
    I may never use them again, either.
    That doesn't mean that I have to dispose of them... .
     
  6. hk940

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    More than I need, less than I want.
    Right now I have about 100.
    It soon might time to thin out some, if you know what I mean.
    I have been collecting for 45+ years never lost money on a gun deal. Better than the stock market. Not to sure now after the election.
    I started collecting P-38's, when I had about all of the makers and years I said the only difference on some was the markings, they were all the same guns! I sold most to buy my first home.
    I then started to buy things that I liked, single shots, major development pieces ( Luger, 1911, Browning etc)
    Right now I really don't want any thing, though that could change quite fast.

    Let me add something when I was younger I would buy guns for investing. Somehow when you are 19-20, you never seem to have money to put in the bank, but shome how can scrape up enough to but a gun.
    If I had taken all of the money I made later on in life and bought guns (99% collector stuff) instead of stocks, I would be better off now
    I always had shooting guns and collector guns, I had plenty of shooters to keep me busy.
     
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  7. Reloadron
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    Do You Have So Many Guns You Can't Enjoy Them All?

    Not really. I have some guns I may not shoot for a few years but most have their turn come around.

    Ron
     
  8. Stevie-Ray

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    Actually, yes. I just bought another, also. I have something over 30 firearms. I do though, have some that I haven't shot in decades. Should sell them, but the only ones I sold were two that I really didn't want anymore. And it turns out I sorta miss the first one.o_O I often wonder how people with far more than I get around to shooting theirs. For example, I had a friend that had upwards of 200 way back in 2006-no idea what he has now. But, he also collected those commemorative editions that so many manufacturers come up with, and simply put them away unfired.
     
  9. If1HitU

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    Truth, I do have to many firearms to enjoy shooting,I have many I have never fired now.That dosen't mean if I want another firearm it won't come home with me if I want it.Just the truth about me.it's what I do these days in my retirement.:thumbup:
     
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  10. Ignition Override

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    "Can't" isn't the exact situation. Two are in truly excellent condition.

    One was produced by Sauer (1940s), the excellent examples in the 80's and 90's by the German Sig-Sauer factory (>>no unnecessary mods.<<).

    This P225 and P6 are so attractive that I searched for a really Worn P6 as an extra carry gun.
    Why?
    Buy the slide was already visibly worn from rubbing inside a German federal agent's Schnitzel grease-encrusted holster (* tiny "eagle" proof on chin means federal), because you won't worry about marring its looks, but you Never consider neglecting or mistreating it.
     
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  12. benEzra

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    As the parent of a special-needs kid (now 21!) who has had 3 heart surgeries, 15+ angioplasties, and so many hospitalizations that I long ago lost track, I’ve never been in the financial position to support owning more guns than I could shoot. But it’s a nice scenario to think about. :D

    But the guns I’ve had, I’ve *thoroughly* enjoyed. Some I’ve sold over the years, I still miss. And I am still working on my wishlist. :thumbup:
     
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