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Old September 17, 2012, 11:47 PM   #26
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Depends on which neighbors you're trying to keep up with.
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Old September 18, 2012, 08:19 AM   #27
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The reality is that I don't "need" any handguns. My Dad lived his entire life and never "needed" a handgun. Now, "want" is an entirely different matter.
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Old September 18, 2012, 10:01 AM   #28
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From my experience so far you always "need" one more than you currently have.

I am a firm reliever in you can never have too many. If its what you enjoy then why limit yourself?
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Old September 18, 2012, 11:30 AM   #29
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Nnobby45 in post #25 - YARC, YARC, YARC!

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Old September 18, 2012, 11:38 AM   #30
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Hello mrt949,,,

Hello mrt949,,,

I think your list is just fine with one Caveat,,,
I agree with Viper 225's statement,,,
Everyone needs a Barbecue gun.

You need something engraved,,,
A Sunday go to Meeting kind of gun,,,

Speaking of that,,,
I don't own an actual Barbecue gun.

I have pretty guns,,,
And I have shiny guns,,,
But I have nothing engraved.

Oh dang!,,,
This is gonna cost me.

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Old September 18, 2012, 12:05 PM   #31
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Let's see...I need a .22 for cheap practice & for teaching new shooters. A .45 for HD/SD...heck, I could go on. I have more than I need, and not as many as I want. The Bible says that the eyes of man are never satisfied, and, as always, The Bible has it right. Guilty as charged.
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:20 PM   #32
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ARRONDHGRAHAM MY only engraved pistol is a TC CONTENDER. Does that work ?
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Old September 18, 2012, 02:09 PM   #33
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Hello mrt949,,,

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ARRONDHGRAHAM MY only engraved pistol is a TC CONTENDER. Does that work ?
Sure it would work,,,
Just tuck it into a fancy sash instead of a holster.

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Old September 18, 2012, 02:16 PM   #34
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Sure it would work,,,
Just tuck it into a fancy sash instead of a holster.

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Yes, but then he would have to wear a patch and say "yargh" a lot.
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Old September 18, 2012, 02:30 PM   #35
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Yargh?,,,

Wild Bill Hickok was a pirate?

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Old September 18, 2012, 03:30 PM   #36
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2.

A cut-down duty pistol for CCW and home defense, and another gun that you can cc in a pinch. Two is one, one is none.
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Old September 18, 2012, 04:01 PM   #37
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As many as possible. Ammo too.
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Old September 18, 2012, 04:23 PM   #38
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Lets see, need is such a messy word. I have all I probably need, however I "feel" the need to get more cap and ball revolvers, for some reason, I have this strange itch whenever I see a new one. I agree with the previous poster, I would love a nice engraved "go to sunday meeting" gun, be it a cap and ball or a cartridge 1873 or whatnot. And oh yeah, I do have modern guns, S & W 9mm, Taurus .357 mag, and a little .25, so I guess I'm ok for whatever my needs might be.
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:28 PM   #39
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Some folks tend to forget that some psychological needs are as important as some physical needs.
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Old September 18, 2012, 07:05 PM   #40
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Need; a 22 and a a service caliber revolver or pistol (and a back up for each)
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:19 PM   #41
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I need them all, all I tell you.
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Old September 19, 2012, 12:37 AM   #42
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A Glock 27 is a versatlle semi-automatic handgun. Chambered for .40 cal, it can use a variety of high capacity magazines, including a sleeve that converts it to full service and/or compact size. There are conversion barrels/kits to allow it to shoot 9mm and .22 lr ammo. One pistol, able to fire 3 types of ammo, in 3 size configurations. Furthermore, accuracy, reliability and simplicity are standard features that justify the package. Agree?
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:25 PM   #43
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I think it really depends on your situation but I'll say:

1. A .357 magnum revolver with 4 to 6 inch barrel. You can load light .38 specials or heavy magnum rounds. It's probably the most versatile handgun and is adequate for just about everything in the lower 48 states, on two or four feet. At the same time, most people can handle the recoil if you don't use a ridiculously light frame. Not ideal for grizzlies but I'm not sure any handgun is. Use it for hunting, plinking, home defense, and even concealed carry with the right attire/holster in cooler weather.

2. Small handgun that can be readily concealed for when the .357 is just too much. This could be along the lines of a .380, small 9mm, or .38 spl J-frame snubby.

That's it. Everything else for 99% of us is just "I want" and yes, I do want more.
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:45 PM   #44
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Old September 22, 2012, 12:08 PM   #45
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From a self defense standpoint since handguns are worthless except as a backup, probably none!

However since rifles and shotguns are hard to conceal from a self defense standpoint and carrying concealed, AT LEASE one concealed carry handgun of your choice.

From a hunting standpoint, if you hunt with handguns, depending on what you hunt a couple of handguns to maybe a half a dozen.

I have a few handguns and I like to try out new and old and different handguns so my safe kind of has a revolving door on it. The old classics that I like, I keep, the new handguns that I like, I keep, the new or old handguns that I try and don't like, I sell. For example, I sold a long time ago a Seecamp 32 auto, in the not so long ago past a Kahr PM40, and just recently a Kel Tec PF9. I also sold a Glock 27 and a Glock 36 which were great handguns I just needed to pare down my collection a little. Handguns I would like to buy and try in the future are CZ85 Combat, Dan Wesson Valor 1911, Caracal 9mm with short sights, Colt Python, Walther TPH, Smith and Wesson model 41, Freedom Arms 454, etc etc just to name a few. Do I need any of those handguns, nope!

Actually I have given some serious thought to selling almost all my handguns and investing in rifles and rifle ammo, AR's, AK's, 308 battle rifles, long range rifles and hunting rifles, as I don't want Switzerland to get ahead of us in the arms race!
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Old September 22, 2012, 12:34 PM   #46
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Well lets see. I am over 60. Served during Vietnam war in the Army. I live in a very low crime area all of my life. I have had a concealed licence since I was 21. I have always carried but never have had to use in self defence.

I guess one could say I don't need any firearms. However my hobby is collectin firearms and I can. I have a gun room where I display them all and it is full.
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Old September 22, 2012, 12:59 PM   #47
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I only need one, my EDC, but I own several dozen handguns and long guns and want more.
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Old September 23, 2012, 10:01 AM   #48
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As for NEED, only one and it would be a .357 mag made by S&W. The other 30 some odd are because I like them.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:13 PM   #49
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l can't say I really "need" any. I had a bunch of them at one time, and over the years I've had more. I recently sold off a number of them, and right now I'm taking a breather while I decide if I'm going to sell off any more.

I guess even my idea of "wants" has changed over that time.
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Old September 27, 2012, 09:06 AM   #50
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At that same point in my life .Sold a bunch the past few years to finance other things .Had my fun .But reality sets in as your health controls the things you do daily.Now I have one botton feeder left then it's revolvers only one caliber other than 22lr.WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED
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