How many ?

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How many?

  1. <5

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. 5-10

    14 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. 11-20

    20 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. 21-40

    18 vote(s)
    19.8%
  5. 41-75

    19 vote(s)
    20.9%
  6. >75

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  7. I can't count that far

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. Styx

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  2. Neo-Luddite

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    I keep adding to the pile and have never parted with one---except that my kids may have one or several at any given time. I think about 44 as of right now...which sounds like a lot until you figure in that more-than-several are family legacy guns that I am caretaker of but have rarely, or never, shot. But then again, some ARE family legacy guns that I LOVE to shoot and have. When I retire I will need to do some harder thinking....
     
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  3. Seedy Character

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    Plenty of tin foil hats, so I am in good company


    The actual poll break down is fascinating, to me, though. Not what I expected, but no reason as to why I was expecting, what I was (numbers somewhat following age)

    I got out of HS. I had A shotgun.
    I got out of college. I had A shotgun, A deer rifle and A .22 rifle.
    Wasn't long and I bought a revolver.
    Then, the hoarding began.
    Inherited some, that I take afield, at least once a year.
    It truly is an addiction. That I have not intention of curing, just continue feeding.
    I am reaching an age that I am slowing down. Acquisitions are becoming more of 'i should get that for (whichever grandchild)', instead of, 'i want/need that.'

    Fascinating
     
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    It's not paranoia if they really are watching you.

    I have heard of guys that wouldn't purchase through a dealer because they fear eventual government confiscation. I would imagine they don't answer internet polls.
     
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  5. Seedy Character

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    I have bought 1 gun from a dealer, since Odumbo was elected.

    They are watching, but they can't watch 5 million of us.
     
  6. scaatylobo

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    AND -------------------- what federal agency do you work for ??.
     
  7. Seedy Character

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    Did some contract work at NASA, 25 years ago.
    Retired, now
     
  8. rayatphonix

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    Seems like there’s some paranoia here... I’ll admit I’ve got more than I need or shoot. As my interests have changed, I’ve purchased rifles I’ve wanted. I’m trying to sell those I no longer shoot.
     
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    In racing, someone always asks "How much horsepower does it make?" To which I always respond "it has 3 horsepower, and one of them is sick".
     
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  10. GAF

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    Of things that shoot I own 7 cameras and five less guns than I owned last week.

    I still own more guns than most people.
     
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    Hmmm…I guess 5”-54s weren’t guns? That’s what we called them in Gunnery School and aboard my ship. But, then again, I was a GMM2 and only helped out on the guns on occasion. We kept our rifles in the Armory.
    USS Virginia CGN-38 1980-1983 ;)
     
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    Three grease, two BB and one potato...
     
  14. Seedy Character

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    Wut? No bottle rocket pistol?
     
  15. Gone Hiking

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    Aweful lot of these types of threads lately. For the record, I don't remember how or when I washed up on that beach, but indelible in the hippocampus is the sinking. I believe a similar testimony was accepted as fact not too long ago.
     
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    Luckily the most paranoid people are not required to answer anything, or be honest.

    Sometimes a few of them on similar topics reply as if somebody is Forcing them to answer, or somehow reply……..o_O Who is clicking the computer mouse?
     
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  17. Styx

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    I don't get it either... If they don't want to share, simply do not participate. I don't see the point in posting just to let everyone else know that you aren't going to participate in the thread.
     
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  18. Styx

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    Prob between 40 and 60... I have not counted.

    As I gotten older, I am more interested in steel framed and higher quality gun vs Glocks, micro 9mm, and all the other less expensive and polymer stuff. The number of guns I own will probably drop drastically as I sell multiple polymer snd budget guns to help fund one $1000-$2000 pistol. I went from carrying and only being interested in small, light, carry sized polymer pistols to prefering to carry bigger 30oz +/- pistols.
     
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  19. Ethan Verity

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    I own more than the average gun owner, but I don't consider myself a collector any more. My collection has reached my desired number, and I am no longer looking to add to it. If I do get another one, it would just be to replace something I already have.
     
  20. jmorris

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    I only had two but that was awhile ago.
     
  21. Hangingrock

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    I myself am not a collector/accumulator. Past the midpoint of my seventh decade, I have a few but not an extensive collection.
     
  22. Jimbo80

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    I think I have less than 100.
     
  23. lightman

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    I was closing in on the perfect number until the boat started taking on water............. Stupid boat!!!
     
  24. bangswitch

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    10 revolvers
    7 semiauto pistols
    6 rifles
    6 shotguns
    1 pellet rifle
     
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  25. JeffG

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    Some are more...er uh conventional...

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