When is it time to stop buying handguns?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by jericho, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    when is enough? when you can't afford more.. or have one of em all.. or all that you want anyway... ps.. from experience.. when most of us hit #1.. it no money.. we just eat ketchup and ramian noodles for a few weeks and then start all over on buying guns again.. :)
  2. jericho

    jericho New Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    Sig Tacops + shipping + transfer = $991.70 out the door.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    when your dead ..
  4. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    I currently have 5. I like to buy guns for specific uses. And I like to have backups for important guns like CCW and SD guns. I think I've got most of my needs covered for now. But there are things I want of course as opposed to things I "need". There just isn't enough money to feed that Jones. And the price of guns isn't the half of it. You have to feed 'em or they aren't much good. ;)

    I have a Springfield Armory XDm .40 3.8 which is what I use for CCW mostly these days. I like the high capacity mags available on a .40 without having to drop to a 9mm which means even less power.

    I have a Taurus PT-145 in .45 ACP which was my primary CCW gun before I bought the XDm (which was supposed to be a backup gun but I can't get past liking the high capacity). The Taurus is a GREAT CCW gun. It's never failed to fire even once except for what was obviously a bad primer on a round. I've put 5000 rounds or so through it because it was hard to keep in practice because of what I thought were bad sights. I replaced the sights though but it still has a high round count for a gun to bet my life on. I do like having 10+1 rounds of .45 available though. I still carry this gun often. It's a great backup to my SA.

    I have a Sig P220 in .45 ACP. It's a fabulous gun that is unbelievably accurate and as solid as they come. But it is a single stack gun so I mainly use it as a desk drawer pistol now and for target shooting. It was my carry gun for about 8 years though. I've put a LOT of rounds through it too so I worry about it breaking down at the worst possible time.

    I have a S&W 629 in .44 magnum with an 8 3/8" barrel. It is my bear buster. I have a lot of bears around where I live. I don't need to shoot them - yet. But they do get aggressive at times especially when I cook out on the grill.

    I have an old Raven P25 I bought when I was in college and essentially broke. It was a fine pocket pistol for years and way more accurate than it had a right to be. That is until I finally figured out how to break it down for a good cleaning. Once I did that it was never accurate again. It's a .25 of course and that means it isn't real powerful. But it was better than nothing and it fit in my back pocket and looked like a billfold there. CCW was illegal in those days but the LEO's told people to carry anyway because everyone else was.

    I figure those pistols (and the revolver) cover my actual needs. I suspect I will buy more before too long. I've bought a bunch of guns in the past few years. Most of them were rifles though. I need to improve my pistol collection. :D
  5. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    When do you quit?

    When you wake up in the morning and see your name in the obituary column.
  6. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

    Dec 11, 2010
    western wyoming
    When you are so poor your dog leaves you.:eek:
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    that'd be scarey
  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    It's OK to take a break for the wife's funeral, but get back to the gunshows the day after.
    And don't firget the budditts for'em. LOL
  9. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    When enough is enough?

    Just one more. :D
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Out of all honesty jericho, you have too many guns as it is. Go ahead and hand a few over to me.:D
  11. jjbatt71

    jjbatt71 New Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    I've only bought 3 handguns this year.
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I've told myself a million times and then some that I have enough and I'm done buying anymore handguns.
    Heck, had a feller call me last night with a S&W 66 and I just let go of one a while back......(have to have a look at it anyways;))
  13. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    Wow you have a million handguns???!!! ;) I wish I did.

    I certainly know what you mean about saying, "Alright I have enough now," only to find myself buying another firearm before long. But I usually buy rifles so I can act like I'm sane in this thread. :D
  14. smraerif

    smraerif New Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Ya don't stop cause ya never know when your gonna need one. Going to the Gun Show today in Palmetto. Yea Buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    keep buying, the government will soon move to stop you.
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