Appreciation for what I have!

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    Appreciation for what I have!

    I know many of us love guns, and some of you may have quite a collection, but you really have to stand back and appreciate what you do have in your collection. I decided to take out all my guns and lay them out on my pool table (It doesn't get used much), and I must say I have quite an arsenal. I never really gave it much thought to appreciate what I've worked so hard to obtain, as I've been looking at my next firearm purchase. All the guns I have chosen will last a very long time if taken care of properly. I've gone through many more guns than I have, through trading, and selling, but the guns I have right now I don't plan on getting rid of anytime soon. So I guess you could say I've built and re-built my gun collection.

    I especially love what I've done to my Remington 870...



    The handguns are (from left to right) Glock 19, Springfield Armory 1911A1 Mil-Spec, and Ruger SP101 357 Magnum 2.25"



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    Nice Shotgun! I know exactly what you mean. I have a decent collection and I recently decided to upgrade the guns I allready own rather than buy more.
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    Very nice.
    Now all you need to do is build yourself a M4!
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    I hear ya. I'm very thankful of the guns I do have. I'm also very jealous of you being in Alaska.

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    Nice collection,

    I'm wanting to add a GP-WASR to mine
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    nice collection there..especially liking that Remington 870

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    WHAT????? You can be happy without a kimber or a Franchi? Talk about lowered expectations!. Nice little family there! Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshop1000 View Post
    You can be happy without a kimber or a Franchi?
    Buying arms for the sole purpose of experiencing a company's "customer service" is falling out of vogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshop1000 View Post
    WHAT????? You can be happy without a kimber .
    LOL Im very happy with not owning any 1911's.

    (Okay, I know the flame war is about to start!)
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    Very nice indeed and for sure - well worthy of appreciation. My own guns are very much for most part ''my babies'' ........ and are appreciated both functionally as well as with some - aesthetically too. My engineering background perhaps allows me an ''edge'' with regard to enjoying well engineered machinery!

    I'd extend that even further too - such that we actually relish our appreciation for everything we have and enjoy. Family, kids, the roof over our heads and the food we eat - etc ... in fact all that allows us to achieve some of that ''pursuit of happiness''.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    LOL Im very happy with not owning any 1911's.

    (Okay, I know the flame war is about to start!)
    No flames here. This is America. You are free to have your opinion (no matter how wrong it is!!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    No flames here. This is America. You are free to have your opinion (no matter how wrong it is!!!).
    Yeah, i actually should take that back.
    I do like Para Ordnance because you actually get some mag capacity with those 1911's.

    Not that Im a lousy shot, but if I wanted a couple more rounds than a revolver, well I would just carry a revolver.

    (Okay, back on topic now)
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    You need an AR 15 to complement the AK....beautiful AK by the way!

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    Very nice. I keep my guns clean and well maintained. I plan on handing em down to my kids one day, just like I own a few my dad bought and passed on to me.
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    I'm very thankful and pleased with the small collection of 4 hanguns and 1 rifle that I have.

    They're not high-priced, expense tools (Bersa, Beretta, Colt, Marlin, & Springfield), but they get used and carried.

    Kinda like cars: there's no shame in driving only what you can afford as long as you enjoy driving it. (I like seeing older (70's & '80's) cars tooling down the road that still look like they just came off the showroom floor - whether a Chevette or a much pricier model. That tells me that its' owner has taken great care and pride in keeping it in cherry condition.)
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