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More handguns or long guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Finedges, Jun 10, 2011.

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More handguns or long guns in collection?

Poll closed Jul 10, 2011.
  1. Handguns

    87 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Long guns

    93 vote(s)
    51.7%
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  1. Finedges

    Finedges Member

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    No way will I ask how many of each, as I won't tell either. ;)
    Just wondering in folks collections, which takes priority numbers wise.
    For me, it's handguns, always been a pistolero.:D
     
  2. chevyman097

    chevyman097 Member

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    handguns are for fighting your way back to the rifle......

    lol

    jk

    i like my handguns but i like my rifles more.
     
  3. kozak6

    kozak6 Member

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    I think handguns are more fun to shoot.

    I currently have more long guns, but a long term goal is to correct this.
     
  4. Tim the student

    Tim the student Member

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    I greatly prefer rifles to shotguns to handguns.
     
  5. JTHunter

    JTHunter Member

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    Two shottys, 5 rifles, 6 handguns.
    When I inheret two guns, it will be one each.
     
  6. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Member

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    I carry a gun 24/7/365 and I don't hunt, so for me handguns are tools while rifles are toys ... I have more tools than toys.
     
  7. orionengnr

    orionengnr Member

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    I so seldom shoot my long guns that one .22LR rifle, one 12 gauge and one bolt rifle seem excessive.

    I shoot one or more of my handguns about once a week. :)
     
  8. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Member

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    I enjoy handguns more than long guns strictly due to the area I have to shoot at doesn't support anything passed 75 yds or so. Given a head count I have a fairly even collection though :)
     
  9. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

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    I have a lot more long guns than I do handguns.

    It bugs me sometimes because every time I think of spending some money on a new handgun I end up stumbling upon another rifle that simply must have.
     
  10. RimfireChris

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    I have more pistols than long guns, I don't hunt, don't really need a huge variety of long guns, although there's several I still want just because I always wnted one.
     
  11. wrs840

    wrs840 Member

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    I had to open my 'puter s.n. roster and count. ...And long-guns wins by a nose.
     
  12. Water-Man

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    Equal amount.
     
  13. Apocalypse-Now

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    hand guns. they're cheaper, and there aren't any close by rifle ranges, where as i can slip off down to the indoor pistol range 5 minutes away. yeah, i can shoot a rifle there if i wanted to, but i'm not wasting rifle ammo shooting at 25yards.
     
  14. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    If my long guns catch up I'll have to buy another safe.
     
  15. ATBackPackin

    ATBackPackin Member

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    I have twice as many handguns as I do long guns, but as I do not hunt at the present time it works for me. I do however truly enjoy shooting my rifles and would like to add more to my "arsenal", and I use that term very loosely. With all of that being said I think I will always appreciate and admire handguns more.

    Shawn
     
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    CraigC Member

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    I love rifles and shoot them much better but for me, handguns are typically more fun to shoot. More challenging to shoot well. Perhaps a bit more.....interesting, as well.
     
  17. longhair75

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    I shoot handguns. I have three shotguns and a .22 rifle, but I haven't shot the long guns in years.
     
  18. scythefwd

    scythefwd Member

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    I'm 4 and 4 if you don't count the different barrels for my cva. I'm 6-4 rifles if you do.
     
  19. Jonah71

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    If I had not lost the sight in my right eye, I'd still have and use a lot of long guns. I miss firing them a lot. And the one I miss firing most of all....the lever action .22.
     
  20. forindooruseonly

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    Of my guns, the handguns have the edge, but that certainly doesn't mean I'm slacking on rifles!

    I'm equally interested.
     
  21. amprecon

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    I have 5 long-guns and 2 handguns.
     
  22. RX-178

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    I know I've got more long guns than handguns...

    And if I could, for the life of me, remember exactly how many I had of each, I'd tell you.
     
  23. Finedges

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    Wow. Just about 50/50 at this point. Makes me wonder if most have a balance of the two or if the camps are divided? I guess my ratio is about 3:1 handguns over long. May have to do with the fact I'm not a big hunter, and I carry in a large metro area. Love to shoot too and handgun ammo is definitely cheaper (ruling out 22lr) and I can affordably shoot more often with handguns.
     
  24. USAF_Vet

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    One hand gun, a few rifles and a couple shotguns.
     
  25. TexasBill

    TexasBill Member

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    2.5 handguns per rifle. No shotguns (yet).
     
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