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Old February 23, 2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Ok maybe this been ask before but just wondering how many handguns members oh this forum have in their collection and favorite?

I just have 3... Newbie... But 2 on the way... Sr1911 and xdm 3.8 compact in 9mm. Favorite is my Ruger 22/45 threaded.... For now.
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Old February 23, 2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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The problem with your question is that for some of us that change guns in our collection often it’s hard to say what the favorite is.
A great deal depends on the gun’s use, I have multiple favorites. Right now it’s an S&W 1955 Target in 44 Special. The main reason is that I have been looking for one for over 30 years. I wanted a 5 inch in 90% condition. Prior to that it was a Lew Horton 3 inch 24.
In a couple of months it will be a Ruger 1911 Commander.
I finally got the 55 late last year and for now it’s my favorite.
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Old February 23, 2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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I own 25 handguns, and I can't pick a favorite. I enjoy them all in different ways. As a class though, I have a soft spot for double action revolvers, S&Ws in particular.
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Old February 25, 2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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You can never have too many. Very hard to pick a favorite as if I have it I liked it very much. A bunch of guns do very different things,hunting,plinking,self defense,and eye candy. Enjoy them all.
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Old February 25, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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i was up over 30 for awhile. got married in october. down to about 20.
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Old February 25, 2013, 02:11 PM   #6
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Somewhere in the neighborhood of 40, or there abouts, currently.

Favorite? no single one, but I do have favorites in each caliber and action types.
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Old February 25, 2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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favorite one.

i have several semis and revolvers. my favorite one is my gp 100 357
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Old February 26, 2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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Amount of handguns? Between 10 and 200 (my stock answer)

Favorite? Don't have one.
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Old February 26, 2013, 12:45 AM   #9
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Favorite to own, beautifully engraved Colt SAA. Favorite to shoot, a S&W 952. Total is around 25. I shoot and load for all of them except the Colt.
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Old February 26, 2013, 01:21 AM   #10
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I have 27. Favorite is one of the following.

Ruger Redhawk in 45 colt with a 4" barrel
Ruger "old model" Vaquero in 45 colt with trigger job
Colt 1st gen detective special with original nickel finish and factory MOP grips
Beretta 84
Glock 19
Makarov in 380
Sig P290

Cant decided which of those I like better but they are a level about the rest to me.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:59 AM   #11
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wow!

Damn you guys own a lot of handguns! I thought 5 was a lot LOL. I'm sure it took a few years to accommodate all those handguns but do you guys actually still shoot all of them or are most of them just safe queens?
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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No safe queens for me,I'm down to 10 right now.
I sold three just before Christmas to fund a Long gun I wanted.
I Like all my firearms but Im not a collector,Some Ive bought will be passed down,some used for a while and traded for something else I want to play with.
Because Im not wealthy I have a personal limit set at 10 hand guns so if I want a new one I have to want it bad enough to give up another,this helps keep me in check a bit.
I have some for competition,hunting,plinking,carry ect.
I have a pair of 1911"s and a very niceS&W 586 4" with the nicest action I've
ever felt,its butter smooth these will be passed down when Im gone.
The rest may come and go.
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Old February 27, 2013, 07:24 AM   #13
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Here's what I currently have in autos.

I don't have family pics of my revolvers yet, unfortunately.



1911s






9mms





Others

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Old February 27, 2013, 07:54 AM   #14
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^^^^^^^ Awestruck!!!!!!
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Old February 27, 2013, 11:29 AM   #15
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Bac, if you don't mind me asking, how many safes do you have?
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Old February 27, 2013, 11:47 AM   #16
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OK on a (we hope) anonymous web site, but it is generally not a good idea to brag about having a lot of guns, or sometimes any guns at all. Gun owners are in the peculiar position of being in danger from crooks who want to steal guns and cops who want to confiscate them. The end result for the gun owner is the same, and the danger is as great, because both crooks and cops are liable to burst in, shooting to kill.

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Old February 27, 2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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Oh sweet Jesus bac1023! I would have to hire an armorer to deal with that much iron!

I only have 6 handguns at the moment, my favorite was the first.

Colt Combat Commander - 38 Super - $185 in 1976!

Have spent about $300 in tweaks over the years.



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Old February 27, 2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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Where's all the good vintage stuff? I mean come on. You think a collection is made by buying 100s of brand new pistols?

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Old February 27, 2013, 09:35 PM   #19
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Where's all the good vintage stuff? I mean come on. You think a collection is made by buying 100s of brand new pistols?

Actually, other than the 1911s, most of those were built in the 1950s through 1990's. I rarely buy anything new.

Also, my revolver collection is mostly all vintage models.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:54 PM   #20
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HOLY COW BAC 1023 - I'm impressed with that collection I can understand how you COULDN'T have a favorite.

I always have favorites. Here's my current one.

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Old February 27, 2013, 10:36 PM   #21
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Not as many as Bac1023 but enough that its a chore to clean them all. Too hard to pick an overall favorite. My favorite semi-auto is a Brown Special Forces 1911.
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Old February 27, 2013, 11:10 PM   #22
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I have 11. My favorite is my well worn SW Model 60 .38spl. A few years ago, I would have said my Colt Gold Cup, but after 16+ years by my side and having gone almost everywhere with me, I can't imagine being anywhere without it.
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Old February 28, 2013, 01:07 AM   #23
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OK on a (we hope) anonymous web site, but it is generally not a good idea to brag about having a lot of guns, or sometimes any guns at all. Gun owners are in the peculiar position of being in danger from crooks who want to steal guns and cops who want to confiscate them. The end result for the gun owner is the same, and the danger is as great, because both crooks and cops are liable to burst in, shooting to kill.

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No offense, but wouldn't having 15k post on a gun message board run you the same risk as "bragging"? Someone that spends that much time discussing guns probably has either a lot of them or some really nice ones

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Old February 28, 2013, 01:34 AM   #24
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holy bac1023!

i would like to see your revolver collection bac1023! that's some nice guns you got. do you shoot them all?
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Old February 28, 2013, 01:45 AM   #25
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Only 4 sig p210s? you call that a collection?

Ha!
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