Gun Addict: How Many Guns Do You Own?

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  • 1 - "Why - How many do I need?"

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

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  • 3 - "Keeping it real."

    5 3.27%
  • 4-9 - "A Gun for Every Occasion"

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    1- quite a while. I got my first gun around 12 yrs old. I had a Remington .22 and Winchester 94 30-30. Got a shotgun when I turned 18. A .22 pistol at 21. A Remington 700 .270 shortly after. on and on

    2- since around 12, OK technically I could not "own" them but I was the only one in the house to use them. And I was free to get them and hunt whenever I wanted.

    3- 15, 4 pistols, 4 shotguns, 2 muzzleloaders, 3 .22 rifles, and 2 long rifles. Yeah, I'm a gun nut. No assault rifle yet though, my only evil black gun is my G19.

    And get a .22 pistol, they are great at the range!
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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...
    1. One year.
    2. 40 years.
    3. 7

    I purchase fewer than one per year. Four of my guns were gifts, since I was a kid. One was inherited. The last two I bought. I envy those of you who can afford to collect firearms. I can't.
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    First shotgun was a 410 3 shot magazine bolt action purchased at 16,I am now 52 and started Concealed Carry 3 years ago,before that unless I was employed as an LEO in Kansas it was Illegal,I now onw over 10 handguns and about double that in rifles and shotguns,most of them semi-auto.
    #1 1 year
    #2 36 years
    #3 About 30 + reloading equipment
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    #1. - Probably 2-3 months
    #2. - Nearly 35 years
    #3. - Currently......15 -- 13 handguns, 1 Moss 500A 12ga., 1 .410 SS "Snake Charmer"

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    Well, I've owned guns for probably 30 + years.

    Can't say how many I own presently as it is a State secret, however the last purchase was made on Valentine's day as a present for the wife.

    Gun buying can get to be habit, there's no doubt about it. There's always gonna be "one more" that you want. I have a list of several "one more's" I'm working on.

    There's really nothing wrong with having a lot of guns as long as you don't put yourself in a financial jam to get them. That can and does happen and you really shouldn't let things get out of control.

    I tend to put my guns into a few simple categories. Defensive guns, sporting guns, and collectible or heirloom guns. It is nice to know that guns as a whole, (if you take care of them), tend to hold their value very well and can be considered a worthy investment. Especially when they discontinue models of firearms. I have a friend who bought a new Colt Python in the late 1970's for around $500 - $600 which is now worth close to $2000.
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    1. About a month
    2. Not counting the BB gun days, since I was 12... wow, 17 years ago. Getting old.
    3. 47. Many of all types. Some of them were handed down to me.

    I own many firearms mostly because its my biggest hobby and my career. I buy maybe two new firearms a year, however, this year I am already at number 3. I see a good deal, I have to go for it. I have many rifles, pistols, and a few shotguns. I prefer rifles since I was a sniper. But I am profeciant with all types.

    You are not addicted, you are just wanting to be prepared!

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    Got first rifle at 12 a Marlin 22 LR which I still have with about 14 other rifles, 3 shotguns and 7 handguns, do i have all the guns I need probably do I have all the guns I want no !!in my 40's now and justify my collection as an investment to pass onto my Son.
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    The CORRECT answer is "a lot, but they were all lost in a tragic boating accident"!

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    I have 15 handguns in my collections. Mainly Rugers and 4 S&Ws revolvers. And,a 1941 Browning Hi-Power that my Grandfather willed to me before he passed away in Belguim. He found the HP on a dead German army officer and kept it and since I have had it so far the oricinal ball ammo has still been in the 4 mags since 41 when it was issued. I have a first cousin that works at the Browning plant in Liege,Belguim that helped me get it here after Grandpa passed. richgp100z

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    None of your bees wax....

    but I will say bought my first one at age 18.... and now I am looking at age 59 in May so maybe a more appropriate question would and should be is how many full gun safes do you have......
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    I'm only getting started...

    1. How long did it take you to get from Gun #1 to your next addition? 3-4 months i think
    2. How long have you been a gun owner? 8 months
    3. How many guns do you have now? 4-9

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    Got my first 20ga shotgun when I was 14, now 25 years later I still have it plus sevearl more
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    1. Got my second gun about a week after the first.
    2. Have been a gun owner for more than 20 years.
    3. Am storing my guns in 3 pretty full safes.
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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?
    2. How long have you been a gun owner?
    3. How many guns do you have now?
    1) Many years. I inherited a .22 from my Dad's youth @ 14y/o, and got a SAXD40sc this last Christmas (I'm 25 now)
    2) 11 years or so
    3) 2 that are mine, 3 in my possession total.

    I used to roll my eyes when I'd hear buddies or read on here about people having a list of their next gun purchases.. Buuuuut, now i'm guilty of it, and i'm not ashamed!

    I spend most of my free time at work researching my next purchases, then prioritizing the list. Right now on the top of the list is a good home defense shotgun. I'm leaning toward the Mosberg 500 w/ 300 lumen light... Or, a .40 cal carbine to match the round of my XD40.. decisions, decisions.. I'm thinkin the scatter gun will be a better fit for my next purchase, and bump the carbine down the list. Right? That list gets longer and longer the more time I spend around here and other firearm forums.
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    You Forgot A Category

    How `bout NOYFB??

    I'm not goofy enough to reveal to the world what I own thank-you-very-much.

    Especially in "these" times.

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