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Old December 9, 2008, 06:40 PM   #76
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My theme is "carry guns".
If I can't (and don't) carry it at least occasionally and shoot it regularly, it's gone. As a result, I own mostly:
Pre-lock S&W revolvers, and
1911s.
A few summer-size carry pistols intrude upon that group, to include a Kahr PM9 and an LCP.
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Old December 9, 2008, 07:01 PM   #77
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Commie guns.
They all go bang.
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Old December 10, 2008, 12:54 AM   #78
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Sounds like your collection and mine are somewhat similar. 1911's and quality S&W's. I consider anything with a 4" barrel or shorter to be carryable (and a few with a 6" barrel too.
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Old December 10, 2008, 09:35 PM   #79
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What Is The Theme Of Your Collection?

Firearms.
I collect everything.
Sicko, I know
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Old December 10, 2008, 09:57 PM   #80
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Easy

Things the guy at the range next to me will not have!
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Old December 11, 2008, 05:47 AM   #81
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My theme is,hmmm,that looks neat!
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Old December 11, 2008, 10:19 AM   #82
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Probably cheap. NOT JUNK! Just cheap.
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Old December 11, 2008, 12:33 PM   #83
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Great choice of guns! You know the good ones!
Thanks! I'm more of a revolver-guy myself, but sometimes a good semi-auto fits the bill nicely.
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Old December 12, 2008, 07:18 PM   #84
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I was going to own at least an auto and revolver from each of the major manufacturers. Then I found a few of them I didn't like to shoot and sold them. I suppose the only real theme that I've put any effort into was collecting revolvers with a vented rib, in either nickel or stainless. After buying 6 (Colt, Dan Wesson, Taurus) of them, I bored of that.

My theme now is fairly simply, If I go several months without shooting one of my guns, then it must be because I don't enjoy shooting it.

I also like full sized pistols, long slide if available, and 6-8" barrel on a revolver.

I like .357's and .45ACP's, nickel or stainless, long barreled, accurate, handle well, good trigger & actions, and enjoyable to shoot, there's 'ya theme...........................ck
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Old December 12, 2008, 07:54 PM   #85
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As the saying goes ... ''Variety is the Spice of Life.''
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Old December 12, 2008, 08:08 PM   #86
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I've deluded myself into the principle of 'filling a niche' idea. You know, for long guns there's the need for 'short range brush carbine', or 'moderate cover rifle', or 'stop him there 'cause it's too tough to look for him in there' rifle, and then the 'longer range rifle' just in case, etc, ad nauseum. Then there's the AR's to play with. Shotguns the same. Stuff for waterfowl, other stuff for upland. Gauges in 12, 16, 20 and 28 all seemingly needed.
And in handguns there's the small BUGs and summer carry models for CCW The mid and full size handguns on my dept's 'approved' off-duty list. And those I thought were neat but not on the approved list. Hunting handguns. Trail and woods handguns. Even stuff to take on the boat.
Plinkers. Classics, like an old pre-mod. 10 S&W. Cheap-but-fun-to-shoot stuff like the CZ 52 I picked up.
And then I had the fortune (or misfortune) to marry a lady who's all for the idea and wants us to get more.
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Old December 12, 2008, 08:27 PM   #87
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my theme: all steel, classic traditional looks.
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Old December 13, 2008, 01:24 AM   #88
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My theme is "Poor, not nearly enough"
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Old December 13, 2008, 11:06 PM   #89
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I have two themes, carry guns and hunting guns. All my guns fall into these two themes I have no fun guns or collector guns or "tactical" guns just guns that kill birds and deer and guns that hopefully will never kill a man.
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Old December 13, 2008, 11:12 PM   #90
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Very Nice collection!!!
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Old December 14, 2008, 01:15 AM   #91
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I actually have 2 themes. Smith and Wesson.
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Old December 15, 2008, 11:05 AM   #92
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my theme is" they're all reliable, not ammo fussy and work very well for me!"

colt .45 acp 1911
fn five-seven usg
russian ij-70 9X18
glock 19c
ruger sp-101 3"
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Old December 15, 2008, 12:01 PM   #93
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my theme is" they're all reliable, not ammo fussy and work very well for me!"
That's an underlying theme/requirement for my collection, too--I used to have other guns, but they'd break or not work properly. Those didn't stay too long =)
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Old December 16, 2008, 04:52 PM   #94
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Primarily S&Ws (8),Mossbergs (4 M500s and a 30-06 ATR) and H&Rs (3). My theme is simple, they are meant to shoot something or someone. If I can't carry it it should be big and kill animals or defend my castle. My weapons are all either utility or training (.22s) I don't have a single gun (40+) that is for looks or bragging rights.
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Old December 16, 2008, 08:05 PM   #95
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Theme huh? Hmmmm. I guess Greed. I will collect anything that will fire a projectile. I have stuff I've never shot and may never get to. I have stuff I don't know if or how it works. Only so much time. Maybe when I retire unless my wife has some wild eyed idea about traveling or some such crap. Then what ever is left after the divorce....
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Old December 17, 2008, 01:14 AM   #96
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Military and Police style firearms for the most part.But I love all guns.
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Old December 17, 2008, 03:10 PM   #97
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Mine would be "Simplicity."

A .357 S&W 66. An Ithaca 37 in 12 ga and a Rem 700 in .308
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Old December 17, 2008, 03:29 PM   #98
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I just call them "Da Kids". Mostly revolvers.
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Old December 17, 2008, 06:23 PM   #99
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Simple, reliable, accurate and mostly semi-automatic
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Old December 18, 2008, 04:26 AM   #100
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SIG P210: P210-1 forged frame 9mm, P210-4 forged frame and hardened slide "Kuba" 9mm, P210-6 forged heavy frame 9mm with fixed sights (incoming), P210-6 forged heavy frame 7.65mm with micrometer sights (incoming), P210-6 CNC frame 9mm with micrometer sights and a .22LR conversion kit with micrometer sights, P210-L Längslinien-Gravur (incoming), around 20 spare centerfire and 20 rimfire magazines, lots of spare parts.

Colt: 1934 7½ .45 SAA, 1934 Bankers' Special .22LR, 1934 Bankers' Special .22LR with vintage carved ivory stocks, 1938 6" .357 Magnum Shooting Master, 1939 Government Model .45 ACP National Match, 1957 6" .357 Magnum Python, 1957 .45 ACP Government Model, 1974 .22LR Diamondback (incoming).

S&W: 1936 6" .357 Registered Magnum, 1940 5" .357 Magnum.

Manurhin MR73: 4" Gendarmerie .357 Magnum, 6" Sport .357 Magnum and 9mm, 10¾" Silhouette .357 Magnum.

Assorted 9mm pistols: 1917 DWM LP08, 1918 DWM P08, 1938 Radom Vis 35 Polish Eagle, 1939 Radom Vis 35 Polish Eagle (incoming), MAB P15, Browning Hi-Power.

Assorted .22LR guns: 1920 24" octagon barrel Winchester 1890, Browning Medalist with spare Challenger barrels and stocks, Hämmerli 212 Jägerschaftspistole with a safety lever and a two-stage trigger (incoming).
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