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Two of the exact same guns?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by twoblink, Jan 10, 2003.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    I think I will get a second gun that's exactly the same as my first one (Steyr M40) same magazines, I know all the controls of it.. One for each hip..

    Anybody else do this? Some tell me "you already have one, buy something different" but I love low logistics...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. sm

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    IMO, Smart Thinking, especially CCW

    I believe when you find the gun that fits, reliable, in a large enough caliber that allow quick effective hits--stick with it. Buy a second in the event you need it. I agree with keeping it simple.

    I like to shoot other platforms, calibers as much as the next person, but I have MY CCW selected. I also prefer to stay with a particular MOA, if I carry a BUG I stay with same or simpler platform. I've snicked off the lever on 1911 styles so long I 'snick' them off revolvers, or DAO semi's.

    That's why I have nothing against some very fine guns, but for CCW I don't want to have to think -'up or down', "DA/SA"," Decock'.
     
  3. WESHOOT2

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    SUPERIOR THINKING

    Great idea; recommend at least two pairs (of something).

    And lotsa ammo / mags..........
     
  4. New_comer

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    Nah...

    I'd be buying something different.

    As variety will add spice to my 'collection',

    Though I do see the advantage of your 'redundancy' principle. ;)
     
  5. schild

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    I have 4-1911's, 2-P7M8's, 2-AR15's, and thinking about a 2nd CZ.
     
  6. PCRCCW

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    You mean like this?
    Shoot well
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    Hey Eric nice pair of Czs.:)
     
  8. GLOCKT

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    Close;
    Glock-22
    Glock-22c
     
  9. cslinger

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    Nahh

    Variety is the spice of life. It makes great sense from a defensive, "tactical" point of view but come on chances are none of us will ever use our weapons in anger and if we do and that one gun gets tied up for a time what are the chances of it happening again.

    What we all do do on a regular basis is shoot for fun, clean them for fun, admire them etc. Hence variety being the spice of life.

    To each their own. Then again those Steyrs are really cheap through CDNN so what the hey, go for it.

    Chris
     
  10. cordex

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    El Tejon will love this thread.
    But he typically suggests 4 of each serious gun.
    Chris might say 6.

    Cordex says he can't afford that kind of duplication yet.
     
  11. AndABeer

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    found a pistol that worked very well for me as a carry piece, i got a second as soon as i could find one, altough one is now off getting a dark refinish so they aren't exactly the same anymore, or won't be anyway

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sean Smith

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    I'd say that it is worthwhile to have two very similar guns as your primary weapons. The thinking here is that at some point ANY gun WILL break at some point. So you ought to have a weapon to take its place with the same controls, trigger pull, sights, ergonomics, and so forth. Not necessarily identical, but fundamentally the same from the point of view of how you operate it.

    My only caveat would be to make sure that you really know exactly what your preferences are, so you don't have 2 guns and later decide that they aren't your cup of tea.
     
  13. sm

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    I agree.
    Also nice to have mags /speedloaders that interchange.
    Be it 1911 or K frame.
    Practice, training, competition. Whether its SD or Competition, one can keep doing what they have been with confidence and familiarity.
    Especially SD, not a good time to learn a transition of MOA
     
  14. ajacobs

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    Holy cow re1973 you posted an average of 31 posts a day and over 500 posts already!

    I am addictided to duplicates, in addition to having many near duplicates such as slightly different 1911's or glock 26 and 27 I have exact matches of

    glock 19
    glock 36
    glock 30
    HK p7m8
    kahr k9 elites
    argentine 1927's
    colt sheriffs models
    kahr p9's
    ruger blackhawks in .357
    s&w 642
    plus to exact ar's
     
  15. Kframe

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    Sure, and a belt and holster set complements a brace nicely.
    [​IMG]
    :) -Kframe
     
  16. El Tejon

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    twoblink, if you need to get it out of your system, go out and buy a bunch of different guns. Later when you decide upon a pistol, buy 4 of that pistol.
     
  17. 10-Ring

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    Not exactly the same, but close...Idea being similar triggers, controls & pointing characteristics.
     
  18. Chipperman

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    I have two P7M13's, but all the others in my collection are "unique".
     
  19. Chris Rhines

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    Cordex, neither can I. I only have two CZ-75s right now. The shame... :(

    I only say six for guns that see a lot of day-to-day use (and two or three of them should be cached away from home. Paranoid? Nah.)

    I come at this from a slightly different perspective. I'm a shooter, not a collector. I gain little pleasure from owning a lot of guns, I'd rather have a few guns and be able to use them really well. With that in mind, I like to have identical spare guns around so I'm not unarmed when one breaks. Not if, when.

    In other words, yes, get a second identical gun.

    - Chris
     
  20. Tamara

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    El Tejon,

    Believe it or not, I know folks older than you and I together who don't seem to have "gotten it out of their system" yet... Go figure. :)

    I keep harping on this, El T, because I find it odd that someone who doesn't believe in the One True Sword does believe in the One True Philosphy. :eek:

    Not every gun is bought for the purpose of wringing it out at Gunsite. Honest... ;)
     
  21. oscar

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    Let me count;

    3 1911'S
    2 Smith 57's
    2 Smith 19's
    2 Remington 1100's
    2 Ruger Sec Sixes
    2 BHP's
    2 Smith 36's
     
  22. Tamara

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    twoblink,

    G29/G30.

    4 assorted 1911's.

    Multiple J-, K-, L-, and N-frame Smiths.

    See? It's possible to collect and have functional overlap at the same time. :D
     
  23. 4v50 Gary

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    I prefer a Randall southpaw on the left hip and the Colt 1911A1 on the right. That way the shells fly in both directions.
     
  24. El Tejon

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    Tam, oh, geez, I'm not trying to take anyone's fun away. Own whatever you wish, as many as you wish. More guns in the hands of the citizenry the better, no matter the motive for ownership.

    If clarity as to the reason of "why" one owns firearm is sought, then focus is needed. Besides, it's just my opinion. You, the THR jury, are free to accept these arguments or reject these arguments as you see fit.

    BTW, there is a True Philosophy, but many roads to it.:D
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    I need to get me some a'dat! :evil:
     
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