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What do you classify your gun interest as?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nomad101bc, Dec 28, 2007.

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What do you consider your main focus to be?

  1. Black Rifles & other military style weapons;

    47 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. Military surplus (garands, mausers, lugers; etc.);

    31 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Mainly hunting firearms;

    18 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Handguns (modern or classic but own few if any rifles);

    104 vote(s)
    47.9%
  5. Vintage/Classic firearms collecting (wild west style lever actions, single action revolvers etc.);

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Black powder (modern or classic);

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. Sport shooting (lots of competition grade firearms);

    9 vote(s)
    4.1%
  8. Machine guns;

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Nomad101bc

    Nomad101bc Member

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    What do you tend to focus on with your hobby be it military surplus, modern black rifles, pistols, hunting etc. There is deliberately "no all of the above" so choose what ever is your main interest but feel free to post more detail.
     
  2. Frightener 88

    Frightener 88 Member

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    Black rifles with a healthy dose of milsurp.
     
  3. possom813

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    There's not an option for "all"
     
  4. brentn

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    exactly what I was going to say, theres no option for all.

    I collect any model that has served, simple as that. Models that have served in the military have earned their spot in my collection.
    I could talk about it all day...
     
  5. Nomad101bc

    Nomad101bc Member

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    I did not choose to put all because then everyone would select it and the poll would be a waste of time. I want to try and really gauge what THR's community is really focused on.
     
  6. boalex207

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    I'm a handgun guy (5). Own 1 shotgun and my granddaddy's old .22 rifle.

    Can't believe I'm still up...watching The High and The Mighty
     
  7. loop

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    I'd of said handguns, but I have four or five times as many surplus long guns as I do handguns. OTOH, I really like long range modern, or sniper, rifles.
    But, I have four or five times as many handguns...
    I just mostly like to shoot...
     
  8. Ultrachimp

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    Military style weapons - the military likes them for a reason, right?
     
  9. TAB

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    What ever intrests me... no safe queens.
     
  10. brentn

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    boalex, me too!

    I have to get up for work in an hour... ITs going to be a long long day...
     
  11. weisse52

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    Handguns, just seems to be the way I started going. Like rifles and shotguns as well.
     
  12. Ala Dan

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    Modern Handguns of Post World War II era; only a few long guns, to imclude
    one of those "evil black rifles"~! :scrutiny: ;)
     
  13. Hokkmike

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    I have a "balanced" collection.
     
  14. MakAttak

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    Where's the option for I like them all?

    I don't have a focus. I just bought a very nice Marlin 45-70 lever action and my next aim is either an AK or an AR (or that nice R-15).

    I'm focusing on rifles because I have a number of handguns already and I only have two antique shotguns, so they're next (Hmm... maybe AK shotgun?)
     
  15. politicalgeek

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    hmmm... no option for us college kids who collect to the budget category. I mainly am looking for utility guns at a good price, mainly for home defense, hunting and general fun. So far I have a .22 bolt action, .38 spl revolver, 9mm pistol and a single shot 20 gauge.
     
  16. Intrepid Dad

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    +1. My main emphasis is on handguns but I buy what I like. I just purchased an AR-15 and I'm looking at a Marlin .45-70. I also plan to pick up a Springfield XD 9mm Tactical, so you can see I'm all over the board. :)
     
  17. Eric F

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    I was interested in the black rifle at one point in my life but those have left me and I now deal with my 1911 for idpa and carry use my old model 8 remington for hunting and soon to add a 50-90 sharps for black powder loads so its a fair mix of stuff but as of late black powder has been a hot topic for me lately so that is my answer.
     
  18. Ed Ames

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    You should have made the poll multiple selection. As it is I can't answer and won't vote.
     
  19. MakAttak

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    And I said...


    I don't really have a point, that's just kinda strange.
     
  20. Cannonball888

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    My breakdown:

    handguns 35%
    military/tactical guns 35%
    military surplus 15%
    sporting/hunting 15%
     
  21. kludge

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    Black Rifles & other military style weapons;

    do 50 y.o. military style count? if not then one.

    Military surplus (garands, mausers, lugers; etc.);

    a few

    Mainly hunting firearms;

    a few

    Handguns (modern or classic but own few if any rifles);

    several

    Vintage/Classic firearms collecting (wild west style lever actions, single action revolvers etc.);

    a few

    Black powder (modern or classic);

    none

    Sport shooting (lots of competition grade firearms);

    a couple that are dual purpose, no specific "competition grade"

    Machine guns;

    Would if the 1986 ban was gone. I was in high school at the time.
     
  22. FourNineFoxtrot

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    Everything in my small collection has a specific purpose, and that collection is intentionally pretty balanced. A big part of that is that I haven't been into guns long enough to specialize; I'm still learning what I like, what I shoot well, and what I need.
     
  23. Big45

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    My main focus use to be guns, now it's the 2nd Amendment. Takes alot of the enjoyment out of it, but it's necessary I suppose.
     
  24. the pistolero

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    Defensive sidearms so far, particularly 1911s. But I would love to get a nice EBR for tax day. :D
     
  25. frogomatic

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    my vote would be all of the above.
     
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