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Too many guns in my collection?

Postby MacDonald » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi everyone. I need a reality check.

When I lived in CA, my main hobby was scuba diving. I had three spear guns.

When I relocated to a free state I learned that not only cops and criminals had guns. I became determined to enjoy my 2A rights and delete the CA brainwashing I had been bought up with.

I think I may have gone too far. I now have 20 long guns and 56 handguns. I am divorced (in CA) and never had children, so all my money goes to toys, then food, then bills.

Have I gone over board? If there is a cure I do not think I want it.
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Javelin Man » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:23 am

Consider the purchase of guns an investment. As long as you don't shortchange your bills, rent, food, alimony and some toward retirement, it's good.

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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby WY_Not » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:27 am

Overboard? :roll: Heck, I'd call that a good start. :mrgreen:
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Brian D. » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:41 am

1) Hope you also invested in a good safe/safes. That's the best gun money I ever spent, looking back at things.

2) Frequent buying/selling/trading is the most realistic way to know values. Yes, you can look it up on your electronic device, but some items don't come up for sale enough to gather much data.

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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby GWC » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 am

Waayyy too many guns.

Send them to me and I will make sure they are responsibly recycled.
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby carmen fovozzo » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:39 pm

MacDonald wrote:Hi everyone. I need a reality check.

When I lived in CA, my main hobby was scuba diving. I had three spear guns.

When I relocated to a free state I learned that not only cops and criminals had guns. I became determined to enjoy my 2A rights and delete the CA brainwashing I had been bought up with.

I think I may have gone too far. I now have 20 long guns and 56 handguns. I am divorced (in CA) and never had children, so all my money goes to toys, then food, then bills.

Have I gone over board? If there is a cure I do not think I want it.
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Bruenor » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:11 am

Uh-Oh you've managed to move into another class with that many firearms, you're a "gun super-owner" now.
Just ignore that anti-gunner hogwash, they know not of what they speak, just another stupid term they use to try and classify us.

Enjoy your firearms here in the land of the free.

Are there any particular firearms you focus on collecting ? 1911's, Luger's, SA revolvers ? just curious.
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Tanker_62 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:05 pm

Do you know what "too many guns" means?
It means that you have so many guns that you don't remember all of them, or that you can't shoot (or at least, strip, clean and oil) them regularly! I was going to say "you've got too many guns when they don't fit in your house anymore", but that's just called "having a house that's too small". :mrgreen:
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby BuckJM53 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:37 am

MacDonald wrote:Hi everyone. I need a reality check .... Have I gone over board? :roll:


Guess it's all just a matter of perspective and personal choice. As a younger man I accumulated a pretty nice collection. In recent years I have intentionally gone in the opposite direction and re-homed the ones that no longer appealed to me for one reason or another (did the same thing with my musical instrument collection). At the end of the day I'm glad I did it :).
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Mr. Glock » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:43 pm

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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby tracker1 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 am

Tanker_62 wrote:Do you know what "too many guns" means?
It means that you have so many guns that you don't remember all of them, or that you can't shoot (or at least, strip, clean and oil) them regularly! I was going to say "you've got too many guns when they don't fit in your house anymore", but that's just called "having a house that's too small". :mrgreen:


Some years ago I had quite a few guns, so many I couldn’t remember them all. I started selling them and buying other toys with the cash. I now find I use and appreciate the fewer guns I have.
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Re: Too many guns in my collection?

Postby Whirlwind06 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:20 am

I used to buy a new one, shoot it a bit then sell for the next new flavor of the week.
I tend to not sell to much anymore, most of the ones I do sell are so common that if I want I could buy it again.

I have a number of revolvers(older S&W and Ruger) that only see the range once in while. But I think I would regret not having them.
I'm kind of glad my wife doesn't look in my safe :)
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