Anyone have two of the exact same gun?

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    My normal duty gun is a Sig P228, and I bought an identical one to keep as a "back up" if my duty gun is in the shop, in transit (I have to ship mine through Dip channels often, and it can take a while for it to get from point A to point B), and just to have. Only makes sense to have a back up, right?
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    Two P229 SAS pistols, two three-tone all-stainless steel limited-run P229s, and a P229R DAK, for a total of five P229s

    Three SP101 2.25" snubbies, with varying hammer configurations, plus another SP101 with a 3-1/16" barrel, for a total of four very similar SP101s.

    Two consecutively-numbered USFA China Camp Single Actions, plus another bead-blasted China Camp.

    Two Remington 870 shotguns, slightly different in sights, finishes, and furniture, but both with 18" Vang-Comp barrels.

    Two Browning BLR rifles, in .308, with stainless barrels, clear-anodized receivers, and laminated wood stocks. I have another BLR in .308 that is blued.

    When I really like something, I tend to obtain spares. Since the mid-1990's, I have usually had at least one spare of my duty pistol, with a current "qual," lubed, and loaded. Currently, that would be some of the P229s mentioned above.

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    2 HK USPc .40s

    One for work and one for personal use.

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    I feel left out! I don't have two of anything.

    I have been trying to decide on a second Glock G26 or a G19. Maybe having twins would be for the best!

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    I do have a couple of sets of duplicates:
    2 - Glock G26
    2 - Glock G34
    3 - Colt 1851 Navies (Colt re-issues)
    My collection: Glock G34, G34OD, G17, G26, G26; Ruger KP90; Ruger Blackhawk .357mag; Ruger Standard Auto; Sig P6; Colt Lawman MKIII .357 snub; S&W 642; Hawes Montana Marshal .44mag

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    Just in the rifle dept.

    5 Mosin Nagant M44s
    3 M48 Mausers
    2 Yugo SKS
    2 FALs
    4 AR 15s 3 are M4s, 1 is a 24 inch barrel set up

    No pairs of handguns.

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    I want another Taurus 941 and Walther P22, so, I am working on getting duplicates.


    Just in rifles for now...(3) Ruger 10-22.
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    4 x 1911 in .45acp, 2 x 1911 in .38Sup, 2 x 1911 in 10mm, 2 x Pre-B CZ 75s, 2 x XDMs, 2 x AK47, 2 x AR15, 2 x Remington 870. All heavily customized. Most are used for schools. If one goes down, I have an identical model to pick up and keep going.

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    I have two Sig P229 pistols but one is black with a rail and the other is two tone with no rail, is that close enough?
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    I have 4 BHP's/1911's and 2 matching Browning A-5's in 12 g.
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    Besides being eminently practical, two identical or nearly-identical weapons surely helps the budget. They can share the same pool of magazines and same holsters, and a stash of replacement parts can be simplified, though of course, things like springs must be replaced at proper intervals for each individual weapon. Specialized tools can be shared. Ever priced a sight pusher? Even little things like ammo gauges and special screwdrivers are economized if they can be shared by several weapons.

    Ammo can be more economical in quantity, too, though in today's ammo climate, if a guy is using one of the scarcer cartridges, that can also be a problem.

    It has become quite normal for serious students to show up for training classes with spare weapons. If one weapon goes down, there is no need to fall behind, or hold up everyone else, while diagnosing/fixing a problem. Plus, on a lunch break, or on the way back home or to a hotel for the night, there can be a clean weapon to carry. In these circumstances, the spare weapon need not be identical, or even similar, but simplicity is good, regardless. Plus, if you have just paid several hundred dollars for a class, a spare weapon is an insurance policy against weapon breakdown.

    While I have not had a weapon break during a class, I did pull a non-identical backup weapon to finish a course of fire one time, when my Glock told me it did not like the 180-grain I had purchased for the class. (The slide would lock open when the bullet noses engaged the slide stop; it had never happened with my usual 165-grain duty, carry, or practice ammo.) This class was run on the hot range concept, BTW, and if we carried a concealed backup in real life, we were not discouraged from doing so in the class.

    Back to holsters for a moment. I have rather expensive tastes in leather now, and it can be a lot easier to justify purchasing a custom holster when I know it will fit several of my weapons, instead of just one.

    Lastly, there is familiarity. Many guys have a number of handguns they carry, some even speaking of such thing as a "carry rotation." While I am not a strict "one gun" type of guy, I did finally listen to one of my mentors, and stick to one type of gun for a while, which was 1911 pistols, from 1997 to 2002, and noticed that my skill level rose when I set aside by DA revolver "fun" guns for a while. I had been shooting 1911s since 1983, but until I concentrated on the 1911, I never shot them up to my full potential.

    These days, I have found that I can mix my P229 autopistols and certain medium-frame revolving pistols with good results; practice with one being beneficial to shooting performance with all the others, as they point the same and have similar trigger pulls. As much as I lust for a SIG P245, well, they point low for me, and I got away from Glocks because the trigger stroke is different. Some guys disregard such little things. I used to do so myself, but no longer. Mike, my shooting/policing mentor, was right.

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    I've got 2 XDm 40's. One is bi-tone, the other is OD Green. I originally had the bi-tone, but I liked the looks of the OD Green so I bought it and was planning on selling the bi-tone. The problem is that I just can't bring myself to do it. It's hard for me to part ways with any gun, even if I have another one just like it!
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    For me, it's two Steyr M40-A1s.

    I've also got a Glock 23, 24 and 27 so that I can share the larger mags.

    Rob

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    If I could quit buying AR crap, a matching G19 is on my list. 2 is 1, 1 is none. They could share parts, mags, ammo, holsters. What doesn't make sense about that?

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    I have 2 Yugo SKS and 2 M44's. I do have two J-frames, but they are different models.

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