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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)
    82.9%
  2. No

    38 vote(s)
    17.1%
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  1. tommy.duncan

    tommy.duncan Member

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    Yes, I have several 1911s, P226s, and AR15s. When you find a good platform stick with it.
     
  2. Bobson

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    No, I never have, and not sure I would, unless I heard plans to stop production of a certain gun that I really like. However, it wouldn't ever be a priority. Everything on the wish list would need to be bought before I'd buy duplicate anything, with the possible exception of a spare/duplicate EDC.
     
  3. rockhopper46038

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    No EXACT duplicates, but I've got pair of P228s that differ only in the finish and in that one has been worked over pretty heavily by Bruce Grey. I've got multiple 5" 1911s that are not exactly duplicates, but certainly share most aspects. Also a pair of Colt Commanders that are quite differently configured, but still they're both Colt Commanders. Oh, I've got 2 identical S&W Bodyguard .380s so I guess those and the SIGs are closest to being true twins.
     
  4. Manny

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    I'm a firm believer in the "one is none" concept, and a strong admirer of John Taffin's idea of "a pair and a spare", at least for guns I consider the important core of my working guns. Ruger 10/22 TD, Glock 17L/34 (not identical, but close enough), and I'm working on getting a back up to my new favorite CCW piece, a Ruger KLCR w/ CT grip. Once I find what I consider to be the best gun for my needs, I hate to chance being without.
     
  5. w129

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    I feel the same as Combat Engineer

    "Yepper.

    One gets shot a lot, the other gets carried a lot".

    LCP and Glock 42.

    When larger capacity mags become available for the G42, I may sell one of the LCP's.
     
  6. asia331

    asia331 Member

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    You bet; bought a second SR1911 after owning the first for 6 months and added a 3rd ( a Commander Variant) for one of my sons just this past Christmas
     
  7. Twiki357

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    Not intentionally, but I have ended up with 4 no dash Model 36’s, 2 no dash Model 37’s, and 2 Model 19-3s.

    rcmodel hit the nail on the head with:
    “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.”
     
  8. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    FEG Hi-Powers, 1911's.

    Don't get me started on AR's those are like pringles.
     
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  9. Edgy01

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    I had to buy another Heckler & Koch P7M8.

    Dan
     
  10. Old Dog

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    1911s (only about 25 or so ...).
    SIG P-226s, 228s, 229s.
    Beretta 92s/M9s.
    S&W K-frames (Model 10s, 19s, 66s).
    S&W J-frames (Model 36s, 37s, 60s, 442s, 642s).

    And that's only what comes to mind quickly ...
     
  11. rs7

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    Glock 26. Three. All identical other than serial numbers. Why? They work best for me. I have other firearms, but these are the only duplicates.
     
  12. LeonCarr

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    I have always used the "Noah's Ark" method of buying firearms, I try to have at least 2 of everything. You never know when one might need to be fixed, sights fly off while you are shooting it, etc.

    2 is 1, 1 is None.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  13. handloader357

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    Yes, its addictive! Pair of ARs, 4 1911s, pair of Taurus 83s, few 03A3s, lost track of the model 12s...
     
  14. ROAshooter

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    Ruger Old Army's...have four...each the same... each one different...wish I could afford to find a copy of all the varients...
     
  15. Furncliff

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    1911's... different size, different calibers
     
  16. PistolPete45

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    Guilty Taurus 431 44 special one blue and one Stainless M1 carbines as well and ruger 10/22's one with a bull barrel & scope blue and another Stainless
     
  17. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

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    Go and read your Bible. There are TWO stories of Noah. In one version, he put a pair of every kind of animal on the Ark. In the other, he put a pair of each unclean animal on the Ark and seven pairs of each clean animal.

    So I need two shotguns and 14 M1911s, Winchester Model 70s and so on.
     
  18. Onward Allusion

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    Heck yeah! I really like the S&W 59XX TSW's and have 1/2 dozen of 'em. I like the Beretta NEOS so much that my boys and I have one each. Then there's the Model 10's...and Ruger 10/22's... The list goes on...........
     
  19. MCgunner

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    I voted no, but then I remembered I have 2 Taurus 66s. They're a 3" and 4", though, not EXACTLY the same. Those guns are great shooters. I've hiked with the 4", but the 3" is a frequently used belt carry.

    I've considered getting another Ruger Mk, this one to wear irons rather than the scope. I bought my scoped one with intent to taking the scope off, but it's so accurate with the scope, I left it on to hunt with. I might get a Browning Buckmark, though, for variety. :D
     
  20. Arkansas Paul

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    I haven't bought a duplicate of anything but it's more about being able to afford it for me. When I scrape up enough money to buy a new gun once or twice a year there are always several on the list that I want. In that situation it's hard to justify buying something I already have.
     
  21. Sol

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    No, but some of my favorite things come in pairs.

    Like shoes and Hostess sno-balls.
     
  22. modifiedbrowning

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    2 Hi Powers
    2 Walther P99s
    Walther P88 and P88 Compact
    2 Bersa Ultracompacts
     
  23. bannockburn

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    Actually I have quite a few 1911s in .45 ACP. This is one time when duplication of effort is a good thing.
     
  24. Vodoun da Vinci

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    I inherited a Colt 1903 made in 1918 that has been carried and used by 3 generations of my Wife's kin and loved it so much we bought another one built in 1930. I'm kinda in the market for another one....I like 'em that much.

    I had a Dan Wesson 15-2VH back in The Day and sold it for food when we were living in a car. I now have another one...don't know if that counts.

    I have a Beretta Px4 Storm subcompact and I'm gonna buy a Compact version 'cause I like it so much. Don't know if that counts either.

    VooDoo
     
  25. Dframe

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    Well yes. Detective Specials, Cobras, Agents, and Diamondbacks.
     
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