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

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    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

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    Sig Tacops + shipping + transfer = $991.70 out the door.
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    when your dead ..
  4. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

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    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
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    When do you quit?

    When you wake up in the morning and see your name in the obituary column.
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    When you are so poor your dog leaves you.:eek:
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    that'd be scarey
  8. berto64

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    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

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    When enough is enough?

    Just one more. :D
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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

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    I've only bought 3 handguns this year.
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    keep buying, the government will soon move to stop you.
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