Is there such thing as enough guns?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Ruger22lr, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Well I am a gun collector. I love to collect guns of all makes, models and calibers. I only have 6 guns at the moment. Now I'm buying a new one it's a .30-06 Remington 700. Told my Mom about it and she said you have enough guns. I was like there is never such thing as enough guns. What do you think?
     
  2. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    I dont think so. lol Im wanting to do a 3 piece .45 lc set rifle and 2 ruger sa's
     

  3. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Haha I know but my family really isn't into guns except my Dad he really doesn't care as long as he gets to shoot them when I buy them.
     
  4. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    If your collection results in you being featured on an episode of Extreme Hoarders or the like, then yeah, you probably have enough guns...for now.
    Once you find a larger house, though... game on. ;)
    Assuming you are a functional member of your community and meet your obligations and otherwise behave responsibly, who cares? People collect all sorts of crap. Does a stamp collector "have enough stamps?" Coin collectors? How about those stupid little dust catchers...I mean... figurines that people collect? Collections are not something done out of need anyway. You "need" food & shelter. You don't "need" a house full of collectable Star Trek memorabilia. If your needs are met, then enjoy yourself.
     
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  5. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Still got enough room for them. And I do have enough to pay for everything I need to live such as food etc. Only thing that might be a room issue is the safe it's too small :p
     
  6. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    yes,

    becxause buying too many guns gets in the way of buying ammo.

    You are much better off w/ say: 2 same type guns (AR's AK's whatever) and some spare parts for a total of $2k in guns plus 30,000 rds. than 20 guns and 1000 rounds (which approximates the same $$.

    Also invesitng in quality sights is also harder if one keeps buying more guns.

    So in summary, yes, you CAN have too many guns as the expense will get in the way of maintaining optimum combat power via more Ammo and high end sights.

    But i understand its fun to buy guns :)
    I am not completly rational in my setup too.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    for a collector, there is always going to be another to add to the collection.

    when asked if i have enough guns, my response is, "i am always two shy of enough!"

    and by who's standards is enough, enough?

    my personal collection is made of firearms i enjoy shooting. so more than likely, i will never own collectors items or museum quality firearms. i buy what i would want to shoot. there are certain criteria i use in making a purchase. accuracy is usually one of the most defining, especially when looking at rifles. pistols for me have different criteria, such as for what use they might be used for. about the only pistols that are really my collector items are the 1911's, but they are shot more than most of the other pistols.
     
  8. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Yeah I just like to collect all types of guns basically when I go into a gun shop and see a gun I like I spend a while looking at it asking questions about it then buy it.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    If you collect for collecting's sake, then no. There is no such thing as enough guns.

    I would love to collect, but funds don't permit. Therefore, I have enough. Self defense handgun, and a rifle to reach out.
     
  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    6 guns? youre not a gun collector. youre just starting.
    and trust me, if your mom is telling you you have enough guns.....you do.

    and you my friend are what keeps the gun industry in business. they look for your kind every day to walk blindly into their store with a wad full of doe.

    i collect guns. i collect them until i find a reason not to anymore and sell them. can you sell your guns if you had to? if not, youre not a collector. collectors trade guns like coins. always upgrading.

    if all you do is get 1 of every kind to be able to say, i got one of them, youre just window shopping.

    if you can forecast which ones will triple in value in 5 years, THEN youre a collector.

    im saying this to give you insight. you have 6 guns. thats it. its not a collection. its a variation.

    when you have 40 of one make and model, thats collecting.

    the difference between collecting and an uncontrolled desire for guns is what is known as an addiction. its a form of hoarding.

    and in a capitalist society, its very easy to fall prey to the lust of the eyes. having guns is a responsiblity. having a lot is a task that can consume you. be careful and pace yourself.
     
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  11. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    No before I buy it I ask questions most of the time I just walk out because it isn't what I wanted or they were asking to much for it. I don't get one of each to say I have I get them to add to the collection. Plus it's fun to shoot them.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    when you have 40 of one make and model, thats collecting.

    i agree with this partially. sometimes collections follow a certain trend, a certain era of firearms, historical military arms, a certain type of firearm or some collections are ecletic.

    my collection is mainly bolt actions, but does include amny other types, strictly because i enjoy them. semi-autos, lever actions, pistols and shotguns.
     
  13. rhyno13

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    You can never have enough guns. But be careful that you don't draw unwanted attention to yourself from big brother.
     
  14. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    I love bolt actions they are fun to collect as well as lever and semi.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree with Trip. I think there is a point of "enough guns" if you have the guns you need to fulfill your needs. I have 'enough guns'. But I want more. I don't have a rifle, I wouldn't mind a shot gun. I would love an AR-15. But I do believe I have enough guns to keep myself safe and to serve the purposes of what I want guns for.
     
  16. Squawk

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    My theory is if I have too many too carry at once for SHTF scenario, then I have too many. My goal is 2 pistols, high quality AR and high quality shotgun. If I had to fight for my life I could carry all that plus the required ammo to (hopefully) stay alive. Just a theory.

    But to each their own.
     
  17. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As I see it there are "work guns" and fun guns. I have enough "work guns", but I will never have enough "fun guns". I am working on a Mosin-Nagant, fun gun, collection that will never be finished, for a lack of time, funds, and the rarity of some of the rifles, but it doesn't keep me from trying. Finding a rifle that fills a missing slot, makes me happy, and that is what life is about.
     
  18. asmith2690

    asmith2690 New Member

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    My wife says the same thing, then i wait until she looks at shoes and i tell her the same thing. Usually changes her mind haha
     
  19. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Ruger,

    You can never have enough guns! In fact as time goes on if you collect wisely, it will generate more worth than cash in the years to come. I will not go into detail but just for an example over the years I have purchased of many, two rifles that confirms what I am speaking of. In 1974 I bought one for $450.00 have been offered $2100.00+ for it several times. The Second one I paid $1100.00 for in 1985. I have been offered $3200 for it more than once. You can not get that kind of return from any bank. And they do not eat anything and they just set there and become a good investment. Yes you can enjoy and shoot them if you take care of them! The others are good for if the SHTF. They will be the best barter items you could ever want! That's my rational and I am sticking to it!:)
    Good Luck, Enjoy and keep collecting! Just advise!

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  20. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Hell No !

    If you see an arbitrage opportunity, pounce on it - Like A Big Dog...:D
    Collecting is a hobby but also an investment. When you start making money, I'm relatively sure you will silence your critics.

    Just do your homework & always remember, if it seems too good to be true - It Is...:D