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Old January 28, 2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Possess more than one of exact same gun?

I walked up to the gun show (an hour ago) and bought a gun without even entering the event.

I own two glock 19's and bought another one ($400) off of a guy standing outside.

My intentions were to start looking at larger caliber glocks (a 20 or 21), but I also have this idea that, for home defense, it is convenient to have the exact some gun tucked away in different areas of the house. That way, the feel and operation of the gun is no surprise regardless of where it is grabbed. It could also be deemed a "spare parts" glock.

For $400, I get the feeling that there is very little depreciation left in this gun... and avoiding the $10 entrance fee made it feel like a $390 glock.

Anyway, that is my rationalization for having more than one of the same system. The 19 is a very good overall compromise: reliable, common gun, common/cheap bullet, reasonable defensive weapon, excellent reviews, and hi-round count...and manageable by the girlfriend.

If I had to start over, I'd probably go with the 40 version of the same size glock.

So, does anyone else maintain multiple copies of the exact same gun?
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Old January 28, 2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Every gun I really love I buy at least one more of
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Old January 28, 2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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I have a 92fs with a stainless slide and I plan on getting another 92fs...I will get the exact same thing if I find it on saled at gander mountain again before I find plain jane one for a good price. Plenty of patience I have Plenty of money I don't.
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Old January 28, 2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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having 2 or 3 of the same gun is actually a really good idea. You have one that you carrry but don't usually shoot so it doesn't get worn out. You have one that you take to the range and train with so that's the one that breaks instead of the one you may have to fight with, then finally a backup for the others to eliminate down-time if something happens.

If you use good JHP ammo than the .40 doesn't offer very much over the 9mm.
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Old January 28, 2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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2 Walther P99s
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have a pair of Baikal IZH35M target pistols used for Conventional and Standard pistol competition. Bought in 2001 and 2002. The latter probably only has 200 rounds down the bore. It’s my back up, but guess it really wasn’t necessary.
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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I have several 1911s, but that is because I collect them. Everything else I have just one of, but I don't feel the least bit compromised by having to switch from one firearm to another. However if you like Glocks and want a whole bunch of G19's more power to you. At least it makes a lot more sense than a safe full of Swedish Lahtis!
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:49 PM   #9
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I own 3 1911's, but none of them are identical to each other. It's pretty easy to own dozens of 1911's and not have a duplicate of any of them.

As for having multiples of the same exact gun, I'm not against having a matched pair. I need one for each hand after all, right?
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Old January 28, 2012, 11:11 PM   #10
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Old January 29, 2012, 03:37 AM   #11
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:10 AM   #12
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I had mentioned in another thread already that I had been thinking of a second P99, one reason being that new magazines are at least $60. Magazines for other guns, however, are mostly less. But threads like this really don't make it any easier to make up my mind.
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:24 AM   #13
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You mean something like this?

S&W Model 39-2 pistols

This probably doesn't count... too many non-identical pieces.
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:40 AM   #14
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Didn't you show us those Model 39s in another thread?
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Old January 29, 2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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2 - 1911s
2 - Lugers
2 - PT92s + PT99

Then the "very similar" guns....

BHP, Arcus 98DA
Walther PPK/s, Astra Constable II
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Old January 29, 2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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I am glad to see these post. I have been wanting another Stoeger Cougar in 9mm but thought it might be odd having two of the same handgun. Now I know that I will go out and get one. Just love that little gun and want another one.
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Old January 29, 2012, 03:36 PM   #17
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Old January 29, 2012, 04:00 PM   #18
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I plan on buying 2 matching 1911s and a shoulder holster this year. Probably RIAs.
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Old January 29, 2012, 04:44 PM   #19
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Well, I sold that 3rd glock 19 immediately after I finished giving it a detail cleaning.

Then, today at the gun show, I bought two glocks at once. A used glock 35 and a almost new glock 21 slim frame... for $475 each.

I figured that the guns all operated identically (so no learning curve) and they allow me to use whatever ammo happens to be most available.

I also bought a Streamlight LED.. which is mounted on the 35 for now.
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Old January 29, 2012, 05:00 PM   #20
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I have guns that may be the same like some "1911s" or "Beretta 92s" but they all have different features. If I collected guns, I'd probably have doubles.
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Old January 29, 2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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Not at the moment, but then again I don't think what I have in mind counts. I have a 92 FS Compact and thinking of getting a 92 FS INOX. Have a Sig SP2022 in Nitron finish and thinking of getting one in two tone or the stainless diamond plate.

So I guess it's not exactly the exact same guns.
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Old January 29, 2012, 06:52 PM   #22
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Yep.
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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BillCA, the safety on the top gun ruins that picture
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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I can remember one fellow who had two identical Browning Hi-Powers with consecutive serial numbers. It used to be quite the collecting feat to have consecutive serial number guns.
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:23 PM   #25
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bighoss, let me know where I can get some of those 30-round flush-fitting 1911 mags like Bruce used in that film.
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