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Have you ever looked at all your guns...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WhoKnowsWho, Oct 18, 2004.

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  1. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

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    ...and thought to yourself, "How did I get so many?"

    I was dreading thinking about selling one, now I can't wait to sell it so the list doesn't look so massive.

    I've got 22s, EBRs, bolt actions, C&Rs, plinkers, revolvers, 1911s, CCW pieces, and "because it's Japanese pieces".

    I think I have three more on my list to buy, and I am calling it quits.

    My pack rat type nature has spread to firearms, great...

    I even started thinking about getting rid of a few more, but they are worth so little, why bother? They are still fun, when they get picked to go out... how sad.
     
  2. parados

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    Sell the one's with the most amount of dust and buy AMMO!

    If you already have enough ammo (is this possible?), accessorize the ones you shoot the most: get a red-dot scope, or a fore-end flashlight, or a few spare parts kits... the list is endless...

    Unless you are a collector your guns shouldn't collect dust. If you had three chain saws you'd probably sell one and maybe keep the second one for parts... wouldn't you?
     
  3. Andrew Rothman

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    Well, I'm seriously gun deficient, so maybe we can kill two birds with one stone... :D
     
  4. TallPine

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    Oh, I dunno ...

    You need a good solid 24" saw for general work.

    You need a lightweight 12" "bug" for tree trimming.

    You need a 50" bar for those REALLY big jobs.

    And which is better ... a Stihl or a Husky ??? Better get one of each to try them out ...

    :neener:
     
  5. Jim K

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    "I think I have three more on my list to buy, and I am calling it quits."

    That's what we all say, or said at one time.

    Jim
     
  6. R.H. Lee

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    Yeah. Even though I've scaled back on calibers, I still wonder how I'm gonna feed them all.
     
  7. BigG

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    You've been assimilated! :uhoh: :neener:
     
  8. JL2152

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    I don't yet have enough guns. I was doing some serious thinking and I need atleast two more AR, a 1911, a full size glock, a 38. spl revolver, a 357 mag revolver, a two .22s, an AR in a pistol caliber and thats just a short list.
     
  9. duckslayer

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    I keep telling my wife I need more because the revolution is about to begin.
     
  10. ReadyontheRight

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    No one is continually talking about "reasonable chainsaw control" or making laws to take away my ability or my children's ability to purchase certain kinds of chainsaws.

    Keep your guns. It's for the children.:)
     
  11. R.H. Lee

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    SHHHHHH! Don't give them any ideas. If they start thinking about how many trees can be "saved", you'll see the "Chainsaw Weapons Ban" of 2005.
     
  12. Kharn

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    I started buying guns my freshman year of college, when I got my first Ar15. At graduation, I had over 15 firearms in my name.

    The day after graduation, I had all of'em sitting out in one room for inspection and oiling. As I looked around, I thought to myself "Why did I work and save so I could buy all these instead of chase tail over the last four years?" :uhoh:

    I just shrugged and kept on going, whats done is done, and I'm not selling any of them.

    Kharn
     
  13. Dave R

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    Nope. I know how I got that many....

    But I do sometimes wonder if I should trade the ones I use less often, for new ones I might use more often.
     
  14. ZeroX

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    You could give them to the less fortunate. ;)
     
  15. duckslayer

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    But then the ones you use more often now would become the ones you use less often after the ones you replaced the less often used guns with became the more often used guns. :confused:
     
  16. WhoKnowsWho

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    Yeah, kind of a Catch 22 eh?
     
  17. Standing Wolf

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    They reproduce.
     
  18. Black Snowman

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    $10000 down, $20000+ to go until I've gotten to my "happy place". Assuming new stuff doesn't come out that I want (ya right ;) ).
     
  19. parados

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    But don't you see... guns almost never lose value - so its like currency - you can put your money in a bank or you can buy guns... depending on your investment choice you may even beat the stock market! (anyone own an HK94? - talk about return on your investment! - $700 new in 1983, now $4000 - that's an 8.5% annual return, NOT BAD!)

    When you sell the poorly performing ones you can invest in newer and cooler "investments" that will give you even better return for your money....


    (at least that is how I justify it to my wife... :D )


    Or you can think of it as "Thinning the Herd" - for the improvement of your "collection" you need to get rid of the dust collectors and get new stuff that you have been wanting...
     
  20. WhoKnowsWho

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    It can only pass as an investment if you actually plan on selling most if not all of them. That reasoning didn't work for my wife... :D
     
  21. Tharg

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    ya know ... 7 years ago... or was it less? I'd have never thought "packing for a shooting trip" would include so many firearms....

    and by YA'LL's standards... i don't have that many =)

    heh

    J/Tharg!
     
  22. parados

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    Sell them all??? Heck they're for retirement!
     
  23. SoCalGeek

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    And the problem with that is...? :confused:

    Okay buddy, what ever you say. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Zundfolge

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    I've got the opposite problem ... I look at mine and I say "Is that all?!"

    only 4 handguns 2 rifles and a shotgun ... some of you guys take more then that to the range each trip :p
     
  25. BozemanMT

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    I just bought a bigger truck, for exactly this reason.
    :D
     
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