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What do you need to reach a "comfortable completion" to your collection?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Member

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    Some people might never be happy with their collection and constantly change their inventory, and that's fine.

    For the rest of us, I am asking about a comfortable, or realistic, completion to your collection. It does not mean that your collection/collecting is over, just asking about that point where you feel you have your basic needs met. "Basic needs" can include defensive needs, fun needs, thrill needs, aesthetic needs, safe-queen needs, etc. (yes, that term includes your "wants").
    Also, this thread is not asking what every collection should include, but what do you need to get your collection to where you want it.

    What guns would you like to own, which you do not already own now, that you think you might actually own some day?
    If you don't yet have the perfect gun picked out yet for a certain category, what need/want do you expect to fill at some point?

    The basics of my list to acquire:
    HD semi-auto shotgun - Mossberg 930 SPX
    Long-range bolt-action in .308 - Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308
    Breakdown woods .22 - Marlin Papoose
    .22 bolt-action - Marlin 981t
    Fun semi-auto shotgun - Saiga 12
    Range handgun - Sig Sauer 226 9mm
    Intermediate, cheap rifle - SKS

    P.S. If you want to list some categories or guns that you think are absolute must-haves, which are in your collection already, you can do that too.
     
  2. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Member

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    A cased pair of flintlock dueling pistols. Originals. With all accoutrements.
     
  3. CB900F

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    ShooterMcGavin;

    About 100K in today's dollars. All contributions to the fund cheerfully accepted! Even if they are stimulous reinvestment dollars. And I certainly think I should be eligible to further the economic recovery of small gun sho, er, business's in the area. I am an equal opportunistic reciever of funds also. Completely politically correct when depriving government studies of the sex life of Cambodian tree toads of dollars that will be going to me.

    900F
     
  4. Hondo 60
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    Hmmm good question!

    I have 2 M10-5s a 4" and a 2" To complete the collection maybe a 5 & 6.
     
  5. 12131

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    There's my answer.:evil:
     
  6. Hawthorne2k

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    Four things:

    1. I need to be able to hit targets from 1-1000 yards accurately and forcefully. Between my current collection of pistols, shotguns and AR's, I'm okay out to about 300 yards, but I need something beyond AR range, so I'm looking at getting a Savage left-handed rifle in .308 with a decent scope.
    2. I need an auto-loading .22 for practice and plinking and just because. An S+W M22A will do nicely.
    3. An autoloading shotgun for three gun, which will be (most likely) a Mossberg 930SPX with an extended tube.
    4. A pistol in a larger caliber than 9mm, probably a 1911 of some sort. Never considered myself underarmed with a hi-cap 9mm, I just want to give USPSA Singe Stack a try.
    *Special Bonus Extra Thing*

    I forgot: I want to replace my current USPSA Production pistol, a pre-B CZ75, with an SP-01 Shadow.

    Adding those guns into my current collection will get me to where I want to be, firearms-wise.
     
  7. Zanad

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    when i have all of these

    M1A Scout Squad

    mini-14 NRA

    saiga 12

    saiga 7.62x39

    saiga 7.62x51

    marlin 1894c 357 Mag. / 38 Spl

    and maybe a few mosins.
     
  8. Shadow 7D

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    You never reach an end, search here
    listen either you get a gun that can do most of what you want
    but then something fits the bill better
    or something catches your attention

    Me, I'm in the market for eary (1900's to 1950) pocket pistols and their quality clones
    so if you have a Sauer or a Browning (or FN) or a Savage or a Mauser, cluttering up your closet, well you get the idea, PM me
     
  9. Rail Driver

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    I'll have a comfortable completion to my collection when I own one (or more) of each. :)
     
  10. Arkansas Paul

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    A decent shotgun, a nice 1911, a .22 pistol, a double action .357(just because everyone needs one), and I'd like to have at least one "black rifle". That would make it pretty well rounded, but it wouldn't satisfy me by any means. There's always the next one.
     
  11. Hatterasguy

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    When I have a decent example of every type of firearm used by a belligerent in WW2.
     
  12. CB900F

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    Hawthorne2K;

    Might I respectfully suggest that you take a good long look at the Tikka left hand bolt guns. I'm also shooting from the left shoulder, BTDT, searching for firearms to fit us portsiders. Essentially it's a Sako without the frills. Therefore the price is much closer to the Savage products, but it's made in the same factory on the same machinery as the Sako's.

    900F
     
  13. lions

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    As soon as I have everything I want I'm sure I'll start on duplicates and variations. There is no end is sight, not to mention the mountain of ammo I'll need to shoot them all.
     
  14. CapnMac

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    Let's presume not unlimited funds, but a modest inheritance or small lotto win, then
    my collection of military arms could stand to have
    Johnson M-1941
    BAR (Ohio Arms semi would be just fine)
    M-1 Carbine in WWII fit (no bayonet lug)
    "beater" Garand (to show off my collection of grenade launcher stuff)
    M-1919A4 (semi good enough for that, too)
    VN-era (upper at minimum) fitted AR-15

    Would have to hit major powerball numbers to go ahead and add the bakelite BAR, the M-60 and Minimis, and an M-3A2 to really round things out.

    When my employment gets squared away again, I'll be restoring a mid-size .270; probably a varmint piece and something for fowling to the collection. Would shop for some cool hand guns, too, SIG 220, USP, Walther P90 maybe. Hard to say.

    Would never be quite enough--never is. <G>
     
  15. Nine Lives

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    Have:
    USP45
    USPc .45
    Beretta 92FS (italian)
    Walther PPK .380
    FN SLP 18" 12 guage
    Lancaster AKM
    Lee-Enfield Mk. 4 No. 1

    Need:
    G3
    M4, preferably piston
    MP5-N
    Mossberg 590
    Jericho 941
    Colt Series 70
    Browning High Power
    SIG P226/228/229
     
  16. Shear_stress

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    The last thing I buy before I run out of money.
     
  17. Tim the student

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    I'd like a nice target .223 or .204 with some really nice glass on it.

    I'd also like to find a correct 5 digit M1.
     
  18. BHP FAN

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    All the rest of the guns...?
     
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    I was actually thinking about this a couple of days ago, that I only "needed" a few more guns such as:

    Marlin 39A- have been looking around but no one seems to have them currently
    .22 SA revolver
    High end semi-custom 1911-Leaning towards an Ed Brown(will require some saving)
    Ruger LCP

    After these 4 plus what I already have I should be set. though some other models I may need to aquire include an AR-15, Marlin guide gun, ruger vaquero(old heavier style)
     
  20. blaisenguns

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    When there is a room in my house that looks like Charlton Hestons Basement.
     
  21. wuluf

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    A pocket 380, leaning towards the Kahr
    A lever action 30-30, most likely the Marlin
    and a S&W .44 Spl from my birth year, 1956.

    and this ashtray...and this chair.....
     
  22. Rio Laxas

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    A nice 10mm carbine that is affordable, has good ergonomics, looks good, and has readily available parts. So it looks like I'll just have to keep buying other guns to fill the void.
     
  23. benEzra

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    I don't have a full-size 9mm, and it would be nice to have one someday (I'm thinking a Glock 17), so that's on the short list. And on the "long list", maybe a PS90 and a lever-action .357 someday, just because they're both interesting.
     
  24. parsimonious_instead

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    A maxim comes to mind:

    "you rarely regret buying a gun... you always regret selling one."

    Before owning firearms (I got off to a very late start), I used to think "oh, just a couple of longarms and handguns are enough for anyone.
    But then I realized the tremendous variety in firearm functionality, ammo cost, look and feel.
    I have a theoretical stopping point (my constraints are dollars and storage space), but at the moment my "wish list" has about seven guns.
    If I received a sudden windfall, I suppose the wish list would grow about 30% above that, then I'd get into getting duplicates, possibly triplicates of each one.
     
  25. sniper5

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    I collect variations of bolt actions,

    Right now a Ross, Carcano, Swiss Vetterli, Berthier, and Lebel would look nice in the safe
     
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