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Have you ever liked a gun so much, that you bought second copy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 460Shooter, Jun 5, 2014.

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Ever buy a second copy?

Poll closed Jul 5, 2014.
  1. Yes

    184 vote(s)
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  2. No

    38 vote(s)
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  1. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Member

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    The title says it all. Have you ever bought a second copy of a gun because you really like the original one you bought, but the original was still working? Either for parts or as a replacement gun doesn't matter.

    Personally I can't afford to do this yet.
     
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  2. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Member

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    Oh yea.

    Colt 1911 Combat Commanders, S&W J/K/L/N frame revolvers, and Glocks.

    Even a SIG or two I've gotten a second copy.

    Marlin 30/30s to.

    Deaf
     
  3. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

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    I have several M1911s, several Ruger rifles, and several Colt .45s.
     
  4. sauerOFkraut

    sauerOFkraut Member

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    yes mossberg ATRs and hi point pistols
     
  5. wally

    wally Member

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    I'll often buy a pair, one in .45 or .40, the other in 9mm. My only "exact" duplicates are some 1911s that I've one with a red dot and one with fiber optic front sight. These are from my last days of struggling with iron sights until I finally mostly gave up and have dot optics on all my range favorites.

    The only pistols I can shoot well enough with irons to be a couple of notches above "I fart in your general direction" or "if Allah wills it" have barrels of 7.5" or longer.
     
  6. orionengnr

    orionengnr Member

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    Yes. 1911s in 3" and 4" sizes, and J/K/N frame S&W revolvers.
     
  7. Wishoot

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    Yes. A CZ82. Ended up selling one to a women at work who loved shooting it.
     
  8. Jimfern

    Jimfern Member

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    1911s and Glocks.
     
  9. Combat Engineer

    Combat Engineer Member

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    Yepper.

    One gets shot a lot, the other gets carried a lot.
     
  10. Kp321

    Kp321 Member

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    Browning High Power, 13 and counting.
     
  11. CWL

    CWL Member

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    M1911s for me.

    I also do this folding knives, one to carry and one to collect.
     
  12. Hometeached1

    Hometeached1 Member

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    Not yet, but later I can see getting a S&W 457 (a budget version of my Shorty 45) and another J-frame.
     
  13. mdauben

    mdauben Member

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    No. Seems kind of silly. I can't afford to buy one of every gun I want. Why would I buy a duplicate of a gun I already have?

    Now, I'm talking about exact duplicates. A full size 1911 and a Commander model are not exact duplicates.
     
  14. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Member

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    Thought I was going to say no but then realized I do have a second Mosin that I really didn't 'Need' so I guess its a yes.
     
  15. jrdolall

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    More than I care to mention. If I really like a gun then I will often pick up a second one if I find a deal. I don't know that I've ever bought the second gun as New though. Other than a couple of 10/22s.
     
  16. GBExpat

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    I have a lot of mileage on my odometer, so yes, multiple times.
     
  17. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Me to.

    Too many to count.
    Winchesters, Colts, S&W's, Brownings.

    Too many times to mention.

    It's not that I ever thought any one of them would become irreparably worn or broke.

    It's just that they don't make them like that any longer.
    So you get them when you can.

    rc
     
  18. narcoden

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    I have a few M1's... Each one has a soul.
     
  19. tarosean

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    I have a lot of similar guns. I.e. 1911's, Glocks, Beretta 92's, BHP's, S&W K frames and 3rd gens.

    However, not a single one is identical.
     
  20. RevDerb

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    Ruger GP-100's specifically 4" bbl.
     
  21. 460Shooter

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    Right, that's what I meant. Exact copies.

    ^^^^ That does make sense in my mind.
     
  22. BobWright

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    Well, yeah, such as these .45s:

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    And these .44s:

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    Sometimes I switch handloads, and having a gun already sighted in for that load beats adjusting the sights.

    Bob Wright
     
  23. almherdfan

    almherdfan Member

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    Yes. Ruger 10/22, Super Redhawk, SR9c, Mosin Nagant, SKS, NAA-Mini.

    Will add GP100 soon.
     
  24. Ed Ames

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    If Iike something, and I think spare parts may be an issue, I like having duplicates. "Two is one," and all that. I have purchased 2+ identical guns at times just so as they broke I could cannibalize parts to keep them running longer. I've done the same with cars too. And motorcycles. I've done that a lot actually, in many areas of my life.

    Different thought process but similar results: If I like something and there are variations, I consider variations to be, "safe bets". An old example: I had an adjustable sight stainless 7.5" Ruger old army I liked, so I figured I would also like a blued 5.5" fixed sight old army (and I do). So I have two ruger old armys, different but the performance is so close they are basically interchangeable. I have a small collection of .45 (ACP, Colt, casull, etc.) for similar reasons. They come from different companies and are different styles but I already know I will enjoy shooting anything from .455 webley to .454 casull, so a new .45 is an easier sell than a new .40 or whatever. That limits out at the .460 because my .460 experience is limited to 360gr Buffalo Bore out of a 2.75" snubby, which I found to be a bit less than totally fun.
     
  25. OrangePwrx9

    OrangePwrx9 Member

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    A few Saigas. Because they don't have a soul, don't need to be babied, didn't cost a lot, and always work. One in each truck, one in the trunk of the car, one next to the bed....you get the idea.

    None were converted; I like 'em as issued.
     
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