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How many people here have bought a duplicate rifle/handgun

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  1. tommy.duncan

    tommy.duncan Member

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    I own several duplicate firearms, mostly pistols.

    I own 12 ar15's in several different calibers.
    I own 5 P226, 3 P229, and 3 P220s.
    I have 9 1911s.

    I guess I have a lot of duplicates.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    No identical or exact duplicates. Of course I have several 1911s but all are variations on a theme (finish, sights, frame and slide material and length, and different cartridges that they're chambered for).

    I do have two very similar S&W snubbies but one is all stainless (Model 649), while the other is stainless and aluminum alloy (Model 638).

    If black powder guns are included then I do have something of a duplicate pair with a Colt Model 1860 (Gen.III), and a Pietta version of the Model 1860.
     
  3. Captcurt

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    I had a Ruger 22/45 tapered barrel and decided that I needed a bull barrel too. Thousands of rounds later and they still work swell.
     
  4. Old Stumpy

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    I bought an 1894 Marlin .45 Colt Cowboy for cast bullet loads and then an 1894 .44 magnum for magnum loads.
    Either would have served both purposes, but I wanted both.
     
  5. George P

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    Pairs of SIGs, Glocks, HKs and shotguns- remember 2 is 1 and 1 is none - if the guns have a specific use - whether for competition or SD, then better have a back-up. Range toys for grins and giggles, not necessary.
     
  6. Buckeye63

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    2 ,Glock 23's , 2,Glock 27's ,
    I had 3 Glock 21's at one time .. But now only one
     
  7. Alaskan Ironworker

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    I have multiple swedish mausers, just because I like them. One sporterized version I shoot almost daily.
     

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  8. edwardware

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    Every serious gun has a backup, a complete spring kit (or two), and a selection of oft-required parts. Some serious guns have three.

    Fun guns don't need such measures.
     
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  9. jaysouth

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    I have two glock 19s (gen 3) with consecutive serial numbers. It took some waiting to get those.
     
  10. frogfurr

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    For EDC carry I decided buying all the spare parts and the tools to replace them was more costly and troublesome than just buying an identical carry gun. Not to mention the costs of different holsters and mags. It has been a good decision for me. Eventually I will have to buy these tools and parts but when I do it will be at will be at my convenience.
     
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  11. shoobe01

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    Yup, especially for handguns. Have had as many as three 1911s when that was my primary class gun. Now, have two similar M&Ps, but one is RDS'd for now.

    And two ARs, also not identical but close enough, which are also good for class time. When something fails, go get the other gun.

    Back in the day, one to practice with and one to shoot made even more sense, especially with early alloy frames, but good factory guns are pretty reliable now.
     
  12. SCgman

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    The only two duplicate model bolt actions in my stable are a couple of TC Icons, a .308 and a 30-06.
     
  13. CapnMac

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    Yep. Both in general and in specific.
    Had two identical (other than build date) Colt Officer's (buy on the second one was too good to pass up); have several "1911" pistols, if none precisely identical.
    Have two SIG P220, one "american" configured, the other in West German fit.
    Two Garands.
    Had three 1903 at one point--although, arguably they were all different.
    And, yeah, plenty of AR--if each a bit different than the other.
     
  14. Flatbush Harry

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    I chose a Springfield XD40 sc as a carry gun several years ago. I replaced the factory sights, as my only mod, with Trijicon HD night sights. After carrying for a while, I purchased a second one, fitted it with the same sights, and, after reliability testing, keep it in the safe as a back-up to my carry gun. If my no. 1 carry gun fails, I replace it with the no. 2 in the safe and send the no. 1 back to SAI for repair.

    I believe that one should stay with the gun you train with and carry so thinking about a different carry gun is unnecessary. In my military experience, when in crisis, you revert to your training on a particular platform, regardless of weapons system, and, accordingly, I want to revert to an identical platform. I thank G-d that I have never touched my carry gun outside the practice range and pray that I never do. As to this, YMMV, but I hope it never does.

    God luck,
     
  15. Eddietruett

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    I have a lot of duplicate S&W revolvers. My "collection" is 3" K Frames. I buy everyone I see that is priced even remotely within reason. I also love 8 3/8" Barrel Smiths for hunting and target shooting and have several duplicates of several different models. I have a blast working up the most accurate load for each gun and it always amazes me how much different each gun is and what load it likes and dislikes. Nothing wrong with duplicates.
     
  16. GunnyUSMC

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    Every now and then I buy duplicates.
    Turkish Mausers
    In this pic there are 1893’s, 1903’s, reworked Gew 98’s and K.kale’s. There are a few of each.
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    I do have a few M91/30 Mosins , and there are three M91 Dragoons with the 91/30
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    I have several Enfields No.1 Mk III’s and No.4 Mk1’s. I don’t have a group photo of all of them.
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    I like Mosin Carbines.
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    I have a few ARs.
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    And I also have duplicate handguns
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    And I have more. :D
     
  17. Charlie98

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    I have 3 Kahr CW9's... because I like them so much; every time I see one, I want to buy it. I have a CM9 and a PM9, same thing, different parts. I have a 4" Smith 57 and a 4" Smith 58... although that isn't quite apples to apples.
     
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  18. md7

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    I think duplicates are a good thing, especially for defensive guns. One as a designated shooter/trainer and the other for designated self defense.
     
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  19. Alaskan Ironworker

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    Gunny you have a problem. I have the same problem, only I assume you dont have a wife lol.
     
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  20. jmorris

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    The only way to have at least one of every part you might ever need on hand is to have two of the same thing.
     
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  21. WestKentucky

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    Marlin 60 variants for me. I love a 60. Rifle, carbine, short tube, long tube, squirrel, plain...795 is the same basic gun but detachable box mag fed rather than tube fed. There are 4 in my safe now. There have been more. I really want to put the junker 60 in a plastic stock and toss it in the trunk of the accord.
     
  22. cdb1

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    Four Walnut Field SX-3’s. Two 20 and two 12 gauges.
     
  23. toivo

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    No two exact duplicates, but plenty of close calls.

    • I have two Winchester 9422 rifles -- one is the standard model and one is a Legacy, with pistol-grip stock and 22 1/2" barrel
    • I have three CZ 82/83-pattern pistols: an 82 in 9mm Makarov, an 83 in .380, and an 83 in .32 ACP.
    • I have two Beretta Jetfire 950 pistols: one is a matte black finish and the other is the older polished-blue finish.
    • I have two Izhmash Biathlon Basic (7-2-KO) .22 rifles. One has a plain stock and the other has a raised comb and cheek rest.
    • I have two CZ 452 .22 rifles: one has a plain sporter stock and the other has a full Mannlicher-style stock.
    • I have three 1911-pattern pistols: a Colt Government Model in 9mm, a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm, and another Range Officer in .45 with a Nelson Custom .22 conversion kit. (OK, maybe that's 3 1/2 pistols ...)
    • I have two Ruger MK II pistols: a stainless Standard model and a blued bull-barrel target model.
    • I have two Ruger Single Sixes: a plain blued one with a 4 5/8" barrel and a stainless one with Bisley grip frame and 6 1/2" barrel
    • I have three SIG P238 pistols: a plain-jane one, an SAS model ("SIG anti-snag," or "melted"), and an all-stainless HD model, which I have made into a barbecue gun.
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    I guess it goes without saying that these are all guns that I like a lot and found it hard to resist a second (or even third) helping of.
     

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  24. Jeb Stuart

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    Two Pico's and getting ready to buy a second Nano. Also a Midland single barrel shotgun but with a longer barrel.

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  25. MedWheeler

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    I bought a pre-69 (no serial) Marlin 99M1 in 2014, complete with its rear sight still in place (these tend to be missing, and are quite rare.) This rifle appears unrestored and in very good condition.

    The following year, I found another, somewhat newer one at the same store. This second one does have a serial number, but no rear sight; it had been removed and a scope affixed instead. The stock looks nicely-refinished and there is a sling on it as well. I bought that one, too.

    I also have a pre-69 Glenfield 75, the "budget" catalog version of the 99M1, which lacked the handguard the 99M1 has. That one was purchased maybe a year before the first Marlin.
     
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