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do you own more long guns or handguns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jrob24, Dec 13, 2003.

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do you own more handguns or longguns?

  1. More handguns than longguns

    107 vote(s)
    45.0%
  2. More longguns than handguns

    94 vote(s)
    39.5%
  3. about the same of each

    37 vote(s)
    15.5%
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  1. Jrob24

    Jrob24 Member

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    I'm curious as to the composition of THR members preferences for handguns vs. longguns
     
  2. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    I own six or eight handguns, and only one rifle. That'll change in the future.
     
  3. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Member

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    I have just five handguns and three long guns. I think it's time to balance that!
     
  4. Bainx

    Bainx member

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    I own waaaaay more long guns because for the same money, you get a huge hurlin long gun in your hands as opposed to a small wheel gun.

    Quite simple really:D
     
  5. litman252

    litman252 Member

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    7 long guns and 3 handguns
    Long guns were first and will be last, Hunting and shooting on a farm at distance is better with the long ones.
    With a little age I like the handguns better, I am pretty well set in the rifle and shotgun catagories.
    Handguns: BH .357, SA .45 and 22/45. Could use a longrange shooter and a 44.
    Tony
     
  6. BenW

    BenW Member

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    More long guns than handguns. Used to be the other way around. Stupid C&R license...... :D
     
  7. Greg L

    Greg L Member

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    Lots more long guns than hand guns.

    Up until about a year ago it was fairly even, then I got my C&R :rolleyes: :D

    Greg
     
  8. Prodigalshooter

    Prodigalshooter Member

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    I'm one of the folks more into handguns than long guns. I do have a few, but there are less opportunities for me to use the long guns in my area, but quite a few handgun games to participate in.
    I do have the sort of minimum long gun collection though;
    .22 rifle (Ruger 10/22)
    .30-30 lever action (Savage 99)
    30-06 (M1 Garand)
    .233 (Ruger Mini 14)
    12 Gauge (Mossberg 500)
     
  9. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Member

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    Rifles = Handguns

    If you throw shotties into the equation

    Longguns = 11
    Handguns = 8


    Probably more than I "need," but not nearly as many as I want:D
     
  10. PlayTheAces

    PlayTheAces Member

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    More handguns by at least a 3 to 1 ratio.
     
  11. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Member

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    I have three of each. However the dreaded milsurp bug has hit me so there may be one more longarm added on Dec 26.

    ZM
     
  12. cordex

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    Hmmm ... *thinks* Lemme go check.

    More long guns

    The handguns tend to get shot more, though.
     
  13. MyRoad

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    I don't hunt, and I live in a fairly urban area, so I my primary shooting is at an indoor range (doesn't allow rifle calibers, and the longest lane is 75ft.). I also have a CCW, so, my purchases have been focused on target pistols and CCW pistols. I have two long guns, and about a dozen handguns. I hope some time soon my living situation changes, and I find myself having a use for more rifles. I'm working on it.
     
  14. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    More Hand guns
    12
    long guns
    6
     
  15. HankL

    HankL Member

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    Way more long guns. Only 20 hand guns.:( 8 Wheel guns and the rest pistols.
     
  16. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

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    More than a couple dozen of each - haven't counted lately, as I'm afraid they're breeding in the dark confines of the gun safes... :D
     
  17. Bob Locke

    Bob Locke Member

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    Mine's about 60/40 long guns right now, but the ones I shoot the most are hand guns.

    Hopefully I'll be adding at least one handgun (a revolver) in the not-too-distant future.
     
  18. chaim

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    I have more handguns than long guns by far. Strange, I like long guns better. However, around here there are several, convenient (within a 20-40 min drive), climate controlled indoor pistol ranges. The rifle ranges are outside (rain, snow, too hot or too cold and they aren't so nice to use), they are more off the beaten path, they have far more limited hours, and they are generally far less convenient. I might get to a rifle range only a few times a year. Meanwhile, I know that no matter how busy or otherwise unable to make it I'll get to a pistol range at minimum once a month (and sometimes once or more per week). Thus, for now handguns are a smarter "investment" since I'll get more use out of them. Now, if I lived near the NRA range in Virginia or had the money for the (over $300/yr) membership at the Gilbert's range in Rockville (and lived a little closer than an hour away) where both are indoor ranges with rifle ranges I'd likely own more rifles than handguns. When I eventually get around joining a private range we'll see what happens (exposure to the elements and location won't be much better than the public rifle ranges, but hours probably will be).
     
  19. greyhound

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    I agree with Chaim about rifle vs. pistol ranges here in MD.

    That said, I have 3 long guns and 2 handguns......not bad for 1 year, I think....
     
  20. clubsoda22

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    1 shotgun and 3 pistols.

    Nowhere to shoot rifles around here....
     
  21. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Member

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    Without going to count I couldn't really tell you.

    Pilgrim
     
  22. Captain Scarlet

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    I have more handguns than rifles, I only have 3 rifles
     
  23. Langenator

    Langenator Member

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    7 pistols, 3 rifles, 1 shotgun...although the number of rifles is sure to go up big once the C&R gets here (darn cheap old rifles)
     
  24. bigmtnman

    bigmtnman Member

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    13 handguns and 4 long guns.
     
  25. BrownBear

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    I have much more rifles than pistols. I think the ratio is like 9 to 1.
     
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