Must haves for collection

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    Must haves for collection

    I just purchased a model 19 S&W and was thinking about how much my collection has changed over the years. I have my three gun rotation that I carry depending on my clothes so everything else I buy is just for collection purposes or fun shooting. I am not near as experienced as most of you so I was wondering what guns are a must have for your collection. The model 19 was one of mine that I was lucky to find and I really want a P7. What are your must haves?

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    The Total (including rifles and shotties) a .30-30, .22 rifle, at least one 12 gauge, .410, .22 pistol, a Peacemaker (or Clone), a Navy or Army Colt (or Clone), a La Matt (or reproduction), a snubbie, at least one 1911, a piece of Combat Tupperware ( I prefer the XD), a semi-auto coyote rifle, Flintlock pistol and rifle (or reproduction)
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    At least 1 .22 handgun and 1 .22 rifle. (Hi Standard Sentinel & Ruger 10/22)
    At least 1 .357 revolver, 4 or 6 inch barrel. (Ruger GP-100)
    At least 1 easily concealable pistol, your choice of caliber. (S&W M&P .40c)
    Something in 9mm, high capacity. (Glock 17)
    At least 1 intermediate power, high capacity rifle. (MAK-90)
    At least 1 high power rifle w/scope. (Stevens 200 in .308)
    At least 1 shotgun, 12 or 20 gauge. (Mossberg "Maverick" 88)
    1 classic snubby...just because. (S&W Model 36 Chief's Special - PRE LOCK)
    And I will never be without my Ruger P97!

    That's my 10 gun minimum....
    Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.

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    Hm......I'd like an Model 1894 Winchester Trapper, and a lightweight Taurus Judge in the 3" chambering and a 4" barrel. The Taurus will wait until it becomes more common, or maybe a SS one. Other than that, it's just keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities.

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    Just added this P7, recently.
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    Ed Brown Kobra Carry | HK P7M8, P2000sk, P30s | Sig P238, P239SAS, 1911 C3, P232, P938 | Colt Defender, Mustang Pocketlite, 1911 | Rohrbaugh R9 | Kimber Covert Ultra II | Browning HP, Buckmark 22LR(suppressed| Walter PPK(1966) | Kahr PM9 Black Rose |

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    Is that P7's metal tinted ??? I've always wanted to shoot one...
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

    U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992

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    P7 finnish of above gun

    Stripped and finnished in Titanium Nitride (TiN). This is the same stuff that they coat End Mills, Drill Bits and other high pro cutting tools, Provides the very hardest most durable finish available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowdenknxvll View Post
    What are your must haves?
    A 100% reliable carry gun. Preferably two. That's what's needed. Mission accomplished: CZ P01 9mm x2.

    What I would love to have:
    • Wilson Combat CQB 1911 .45 pistol, with a frame/grip fitted to my hand.
    • Mauser 03 rifle, lefty, in 9.3x62mm.
    • Heckler & Koch MP5K sub-machine gun, plus a lifetime supply of bullets.
    • Thompson M1A1 machine gun ... x2, plus a lifetime supply of bullets.
    • Holland & Holland Royal Double rifle, in an interesting caliber.
    • A classic English shotgun, fitted properly.
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    These are my must haves...the P7 and 442 for carry and the Hi-Power for plain ole shooting (my first handgun ever)...recently I had to have a 1911 so I got a Kimber TLE, and now I'm starting to get the fever for some older Smith revolvers.


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    At least one great .357 revolver: GP100 6"
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    the minimum is 3 long guns:

    - .22
    - anything in 30 caliber
    - 12 gauge shotgun

    Handguns

    -anything above 9mm and youre set
    edit: must have atleast one revolver!

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    A must have for me is a Commander sized 1911 and a full size 1911.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    1894 Winchester 38-55 and another 25-35 plus a 32 special; 1886 Winchester 45-70; 1892 Winchester 38-40, 44-40, 25-20; 1895 Winchester 405, 30-06, 30-40 crag, 7.62-54R. Also any other Winchester lever action that crosses my path at a reasonable price.

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