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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?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. jmr40

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    Two is one, one is none. I'd rather have 2 identical guns I like and have confidence in than 2-3 different guns. I also have 2 kids. On some models that I want to leave to them I often ended up with 2 very similar guns Maybe not exactly alike.
     
  2. Sol

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    ^....and if a gun is a gun then I have fraternal twins.
     
  3. aka108

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    Bought 2 Spanish 9mm M30 Starfires. Eventually gave on to my Son. Over the years I have owned perhaps 10 or 11 9mm's but the Star M30 turned out to be the keeper.
     
  4. jmace57

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    1903 Colt's - 12 of 'em
    CZ-85 - 2 of 'em
     
  5. bamcis

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    Good thread.

    Never thought about it much, but for me yes. And, judging by some of the responses so far I have it bad. :what:

    In no particular order:

    About six Ruger 10/22's.
    Two Colt (Umarex) 1911's. One Gold Cup, the other is a Rail Gun.
    Three Colt 1911's. One Rail Gun, one series 70, and one Defender. All stainless.
    Two Ed Browns. One govt sized Kobra, the other Kobra Carry. Both in stainless.
    Two Colt Pythons. Both blued. One 4", the other 6".
    Three Glocks. One 17, one 19 and one 26.
    Three Sig P-238's. (Well, actually they're the wife's)
    Three BCM AR's. One M-4, one "middy" and one A4.

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  6. BSA1

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    Bill Clanton: Why, it's the drunk piano player. You're so drunk, you can't hit nothin'. In fact, you're probably seeing double. [Billy Clanton draws a knife]
    Doc Holliday: [takes out a second gun] I have two guns, one for each of ya
     
  7. JTQ

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    I haven't, but it does make sense.

    I've often admired forum member Shipwreck's commitment to the Beretta 92. I think at one time he had 9 versions of the gun. While possibly a little boring, it would be handy to have all those mags that work with all those guns, and all the ammo works with all the guns. It does simplify logistics a bit.
     
  8. MCMXI
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    My exact duplicates (two of each) include the following:

    SIG P220s
    SIG P225s
    Ruger KLCRs
    Ruger Bisley Blackhawks
    USFA Rodeos (sold)
     
  9. heyjoe

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    Seecamp 380. 7 j frames.
     
  10. tubeshooter

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    The only exact duplicate copy I went out and bought as described by the OP would be the SKS. I always wanted a backup one, and I finally made good on that recently.

    I have some other near-matches, where it's the same class or style of something with slight modifications. So I sort of count those in my mind, although they're not exact matches.




    I like the "one is none" concept, too; it's nice if/where you can afford it. I have basically done this for my carry pistol and preferred long arm. The rest probably won't have that luxury, at least not right now.
     
  11. Valkman

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    I have 3 XD45's, a regular 4", a 4" compact and a XDS. Close enough? :)
     
  12. 460Shooter

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    I'm talking about identical guns with the exception of finish or cosmetic stuff, not different models in the same caliber.
     
  13. mdauben

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    Believe me, I have more than one gun. I just see no real reason for *duplicates*.

    I have a Glock 17, why should I buy a *second* Glock 17 when I could have a 19 or 26 instead? I have multiple Glocks, multiple S&W DA revolvers, multiple Ruger SA revolvers, but none of them are exactly the same. Each offers something *different* than any other gun I already had.
     
  14. krupparms

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    I like 1911s, alot. And I am fond of S&W J & K frames in .38spl.s also.
     
  15. 460Shooter

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    I could see doing it if

    1. I REALLY REALLY REALLY like d a gun, and
    2. That gun was discontinued by the manufacturer, and
    3. I had some reason to suspect that parts or warranty services would become limited in the future

    Otherwise, I like to have a variety of guns in my collection. An increase in my income could possibly change that, but I doubt it. I have better uses for money, like investments for retirement and such.
     
  16. jimbo555

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    I recently bought a second ruger lc9. My son Liked the first one and he owns it now.
     
  17. tubeshooter

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    ^ all three applied in the case of my SKS (and yes, I now realize that the folder is Handguns: General Discussion).


    The way the political climate for or against guns can change rather quickly, not to mention other unforeseen things that can occur, there is no guarantee that you'll be able to just waltz into any "big box" retailer and simply re-purchase something. Even if you're willing to "over-pay"; I am using quotation marks because that is very relative. Especially when it comes to guns.


    If you had told someone 20 or 30 years ago what something as mundane as a Winchester or JM-proofed Marlin .30-30 would go for now, they would have probably called you a madman. Back then nobody knew for certain that what many people would consider a .22 revolver of "reputable manufacture" (there go those quote marks again) would require $500+ to get in on here in 2014.



    Between what you mentioned above and these additional two factors... it starts to seem more and more prudent to consider buying a duplicate of something you like if funds allow.
     
  18. Ed Ames

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    I don't think there is a simple rule as to what will give you the most enjoyment.

    Let's say you have a choice between these three purchases:

    1. A CZ75 for maybe $500ish.

    2. A Herritage .22 single action at $180 and a Canik T-??? for $320?

    3. A pair of surplus Romanian Tokarevs for $220 each, and $60 worth of ammo?

    The CZ is the surest bet on the list. The Herritage + Canik gives the most novelty/diversity per dollar. The pair of Tokarevs are not a huge risk (between the two, at least one is probably pretty decent) and as long as the same parts don't break on both the pair will probably provide at least one functional gun for a long time to come.

    Which would make you happiest? I bet there are a lot of different answers.
     
  19. golden

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    Double your pleasure-double your fun

    I have bought several guns because the first one I had worked so well for me.

    SIG 232-.380ACP
    BERETTA 92D Compact-9m.m.
    BERETTA 96D-.40 caliber
    BERETTA Tomcat-.32ACP

    I like all of the above, so much, I bought several of each!

    Jim
     
  20. NMPOPS

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    I'm a firm believer in One is None/ Two is One!
     
  21. klover

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    multiples here

    sometimes more than 2 if I know I can shoot well with it, I sometimes pass 3 or 4 of the same. Sigs, and Smiths, some rifles. It is easier than replacing broken parts on short notice.
     
  22. aarondhgraham

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    Yes, I have a few identical pairs.

    Perhaps it's just my OCD showing,,,
    But I have always been enamored by,,,
    Those cased sets of matching dueling pistols.

    Also, one of my great joys in shooting,,,
    Is taking friends to the range for an outing,,,
    It pleases me to have us both shooting the same gun.

    That way there is no "You outshot me because you have the better pistol. ;)

    A couple of years ago I had a nice windfall of cash come my way,,,
    I decided this is my opportunity to make a cased set of pistols.

    I have always liked the Ruger 22/45 pistols quite a bit,,,
    So I bought a pair of stainless 5.5" with the slab-side barrels,,,
    I had a generic wood pistol box from Cabela's that I use to case them.

    130816-ModernDuelingPistols.jpg

    I do need to do some work on the case,,,
    Instead of just the cloth/foam pad I want dividers,,,
    I think it would look much nicer if each item had a defined space.

    My other matched pair is made up of the Beretta U-22 NEOS pistols,,,
    But in this instance I have two matching pistols and the carbine,,,
    I bought three pistols over time so the carbine is dedicated,,,
    That gives me two 4.5" pistols, an extra 6" barrel,,,
    And the carbine that both shooters can share.

    140102-NEOS_CasedSet-LR.jpg

    The case for these isn't as nice as I would like,,,
    But for a $10.00 garage sale find it's not too bad looking,,,
    I've since replaced the scope on the 6" barrel with a reflex optic.

    So me and my guest start off plinking at a dueling tree with the 4.5" pistols,,,
    Then as the day progresses my guest can change to the 6" barrel,,,
    Off of any kind of support it's easy to hit tin cans at 50 yards,,,
    Then we can both play with the carbine out to 100 yards.

    Some people think I am silly for creating these sets of guns,,,
    But I have fun and get a great deal of enjoyment from doing this.

    In fact I am right now in the process of obtaining a matched pair of .22 rifles,,,
    I'm thinking of a pair of Savage MK-II G rifles with wood stocks,,,
    I am also on the lookout for a second S&W Model 63 or 18,,,
    Those four guns would look great in a nice wood case.

    Besides the fact that I really enjoy assembling these "sets",,,
    They are going to make a lot of people happy later on.

    Every gun I own has an inheritor listed in my will,,,
    I want them to have something nice as a remembrance of me.

    I also collect pairs of identical pistols in centerfire/rimfire,,,
    At this time I have 9 matching (or near exact match) pairs.

    Just to name a few:
    S&W Models 15 & 18
    S&W Models 36 & 34
    CZ-75B and CZ-75B Kadet
    Beretta 85 and Beretta 87 Cheetahs

    Eventually these will all get nice wooden cases.

    Aarond

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  23. cfullgraf

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    Most of my multiples are similar but I do have some exact copies.
     
  24. Black Knight

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    Yes I have. I obtained a Remington 870 Wingmaster with a 20 inch rifled sight barrel and a few years later came aross a second on set up identical. Unfortunately I needed some funds and sold the second Remington. Also in 1979 I got my first Colt Python. I has a 6 inch barrel. In 2007 I came across a 4 inch Colt Python. I still have both Pythons.
     
  25. ADKWOODSMAN

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    Very easy answer. Any N frame in a different cal., and 1911's that are interesting!
    Bolt action Model 7's and 700's.
     
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