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  • 1 - "Why - How many do I need?"

    9 5.88%
  • 2 - "Just getting started on my armory"

    9 5.88%
  • 3 - "Keeping it real."

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  • 4-9 - "A Gun for Every Occasion"

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    1. As I remember (hey, I was 12 years old) , about 2 years.

    2. It will be 50 years next month.

    2. Only this one I am carrying...all those others were lost in a boating accident officer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    So I wanted to ask all of you:

    1. How long did it take you to get from Gun #1 to your next addition?
    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    3. How many guns do you have now?

    I would ask more, like on average how many gun purchases do you make per year? etc., but then perhaps I'd be going overboard.

    Is this an illness I need to watch closely, or just happily a "sport" for which I am a new enthusiast?

    Thanks!

    M-
    1- not quite 2 months
    2- personally about a year and a half- we had a gun in the house for about 5-6 years though that my husband had bought
    3- 11 personally mine, 2 more that I bought for my minor son (16)- so they are mine but his lol, so 13 in all today

    in 2010 I have already bought 4, and have another on order.

    Plan to buy my husband what he wants to for his bday in April too- a CZ 9mm. :)
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    1) 4 months
    2) 1+ years
    3) 5 (3 handguns and 2 shotguns)
    Glock: G22 .40 S&W and G23 .40 S&W Sig Sauer: P938 9mm Smith and Wesson: Model 437 .38 Spl, Model 65 357 Mag, and Sigma SW9VE 9mm

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    I find myself going through phases where I'll buy guns for a while, and then go for a while without buying anything.

    I'm currently in a buying phase.
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    1. less than a year unless you count me inheriting my grandfather's security six when i turned 21 then buying my xd45 3 months later in october..then its 3 months :-D
    2. owner? since i turned 21 so.. 3.5 years? access to them? all my life
    3. 10+ if i claim the guns that my dad bought as my own...which i do otherwise the ones i personally paid for i think is 3 pistols

    I would ask more, like on average how many gun purchases do you make per year? etc., but then perhaps I'd be going overboard.

    I try 1 a year but i don't know if thats going to happen this year might get a ps3 instead

    Is this an illness I need to watch closely, or just happily a "sport" for which I am a new enthusiast?

    both. its an illness that you watch deplete your bank account and its happily a sport which you are a new enthusiast....you think guns are bad wait until you get into reloading! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    1. How long did it take you to get from Gun #1 to your next addition?
    20+ years, but only because I was asleep at the wheel.

    I more than made up for it on subsequent purchases, reducing my mean time between buys significantly. Recently I had a 3-gun day, and at least one 2-gun day. Just my way of saying " you" to the gov't.

    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    40+ years.

    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    3. How many guns do you have now?
    Can't say. hussein and his minions might be listening.



    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    I would ask more, like on average how many gun purchases do you make per year?
    Ummm, my gun purchases last year put new meaning into the term "spike on the graph."



    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    Is this an illness I need to watch closely
    Not at all... it's a ride to be rode!


    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    or just happily a "sport" for which I am a new enthusiast?
    Raise your hands, scream, and enjoy the ride!

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    1. How long did it take you to get from Gun #1 to your next addition?
    1969 to 1971, a Benjamin Model 310 air rifle to a Winchester Model 190 .22 rifle. 1975 was a banner year with several important centerfire rifles picked up, two of which I still have, along with acquiring the first handgun.

    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    See above

    3. How many guns do you have now?
    I enjoy guns a lot.


    "...something cheaper to shoot with at the range."

    Look no further than a decent .22 pistol. You'll be so glad you did. Of current models, try the Browning Buckmark and the Ruger. Any of several variants would suit and be most gratifying to shoot. You'll be a much better pistolero for having acquired a good .22 pistol and you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

    For classic and rewarding .22 handgun fun, look at the various High Standard models and the Colt Woodsman (Huntsman and Challenger as sub series to Woodsman) in any of its variations, if you like auto-loading pistols. The Smith & Wesson Model 17 K-22 and the Colt Officer's Model in .22 for primo revolver shooting fun. All of above classics are long discontinued but are super well made, accurate, serviceable, and trouble free. They have the added bonus of high retained value and appreciation.

    The weather's wonderful here this afternoon and the post has got me so inspired that I'm grabbing a .22 pistol and heading to the range right now.

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    Reloading -Don't Get Me Started / the .22LR

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevyguy85 View Post
    both. its an illness that you watch deplete your bank account and its happily a sport which you are a new enthusiast....you think guns are bad wait until you get into reloading! :-D
    .....I'm trying hard and exercising all possible restraint not to go looking at the Reloading forum/threads here. I am quite likely to become the scariest kind of ammunition hoarder/handloader ever known once I start skipping my way down that path. Somehow I've already absorbed enough to have heard of a Dillon and to know that the supposedly economical practice is likely to result in me casting and storing ingots allover my property....

    as far as shopping for a .22, I started a thread on the topic but briefly, I'm currently weighing odds on an Advantage Arms conversion for my Glock or straight out buying a Walther P22.

    Thanks for all the responses, folks!

    M-
    PS didn't make the poll in increments of 10 because I was too afraid that would be my future...
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    I don't own nearly enough. Looking at a Taurus 851, Glock 27, and an M-4.

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    More than enough, since every average normal caliber must be covered by gun lovers; so, a brand-new brass-parted HENRY rifle won't hurt, it being such a sensible necessary weapon for self defense.

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    1. 2yr First gun at 3 (single shot bb) second gun at 5 (22lr)
    2. 50+
    3. Not nearly enough. More then my neighbor and less then the Army.

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    1. A few years, don't remember exactly.

    2. Officially I have only owned guns for the last 20 years. However, I have had a 22 rifle from my Dad a lot longer than that.

    3. I have a small collection, which includes a couple I want to sell, and a few more that I want to buy.

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    aside from hunting rifles and shotguns, i only own 3 handguns
    but i've only been 21 for 14 days

    i think i may have a problem
    -Jim

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    1. How long did it take you to get from Gun #1 to your next addition?
    4 years
    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    37 years
    3. How many guns do you have now?
    Can't say... One word "googlebot"

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    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    is the gun my new drug?
    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    1. How long did it take you to get from gun #1 to your next addition?
    My first firearms was given to my by my Dad when I was 11. Three at once, A Ruger Single-Six Convertible (.22LR and .22WMR), a Clot single shot Bolt Action Rifle (made before they put serial numbers on them), and a Saraqueta El Faisán SxS .410 Shotgun. I purchased my next rifle a few years later.

    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    24 years, geez.

    Quote Originally Posted by merischino View Post
    3. How many guns do you have now?
    Not nearly enough. I just need "one" more. Oh, wait I also want this one and this one and this one......
    Kel-Tec P-3at, Taurus PT-908, Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 26, Kel-Tec SUB-2000 9mm (Glock 17 mag compatible),Kel-Tec PF-9, Ruger SP-101 2¼ barrel hammerless, Maverick Arms 88 Security 8-shot 12 gauge, Marlin 336W .30-30 Win., Rossi Model 92 SRC .357 Mag.

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