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if you could Only own 10 guns

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by steviesterno, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    besides for this being a scary thought here in America, I've been doing a bit of a thought exercise. I realize over the years my collection grows as my tastes and budget changes. I'm a competitive shooter, and I shoot 3 gun, USPSA, steel, etc. I also carry for CCW and HD, and enjoy plinking at the range. But I seem to have accumulated too much random stuff! I want to be consistent in fewer calibers, and have a few nice guns rather than a pile of random ones and duplicates.

    So here are the "rules" of the game...
    choose 5 handguns for whichever of the events you do
    choose 5 long guns for whichever of the events you do
    you get 2 pistol calibers, 2 long gun calibers, and 22
    Heirloom or sentimental guns don't count into the equation
    If a gun fills more than one role, that's fine too.
    and you're allowed (1) conversion kit

    Handguns:
    Small CCW Walther PPS (9mm)
    Medium CCW SA Range Officer Compact (9mm)
    HD Les Baer/M&P (45ACP/9mm)
    Competitions Want an STI but have Les Baer/M&P
    Range fun GSG 1911 in (22lr)


    Long guns
    skeet/trap Frainchi O/U (sentimental) (12gauge)
    HD SBR AR, 10" barrel, aim point, light laser (223)
    Competition 18' home-built JP with Trijicon (223)
    Hunting I don't, but need a semi-auto shotgun for matches
    target/Range Bolt/suppressed 22lr or one of the ARs with a conversion


    so what am I missing? why do I always seem to accumulate other stuff that doesn't fill any of these rolls or acts as back up to a back up? Can I get rid of other stuff and use the money to upgrade these or finally get that 2011? How do I cure the desire for more versions of 1911s?
     
  2. Telstar

    Telstar Loaded Pockets

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    Handguns:
    Browning Hi Power (9mm)
    Glock 19 (9mm)
    Ruger SP101 (357)
    Ruger GP100 (357)
    Colt Woodsman (22)

    Colt 6920 AR-15 (556)
    Winchester 94 (30-30)
    Marlin 60 (22)
    Inland M1 Carbine (30 cal)
    H&R over under 410/22
     
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  3. HardToHandle

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    I like your list...

    Handguns:
    Browning Hi Power (9mm)
    Glock 19 and 26 (9mm)
    Ruger SP101 (357)
    Browning BuckmarkBuckmark or SW22

    Colt 6920 AR-15 (556)
    M&P 15-22 (22)
    remington 700 (308)
    Remington 870 (20ga)
    Ruger 10/22 (22)
     
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  4. Il Duce

    Il Duce Loaded Pockets

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    Pistols

    Glock 19 threaded 9mm

    Rifles
    Noveske Crusader SBR with Vortex 1-6 5.56
    Remy 700 in 308 with Vortex PST 2.5-10x32
    Ruger Bull Barrel 10/22 Takedown with Vortex 1-4
     
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  5. 9x19

    9x19 Loaded Pockets

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    SBR 10/22 - Ruger 22/45
    SBR AR15 9mm - Glock 19
    SBR AR15 5.56 - Glock 34
    SBR AR15 .300 - Glock 41
    Henry .357 Carbine - Ruger GP100
     
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  6. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    9x19 I like your thought process, you have some redundancy and some mag compatibility. Curious why you don't have any shotguns on the list though? and why the 357 rifle?
     
  7. Frailer

    Frailer Loaded Pockets

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    CZ SP-01 Tactical (9mm)
    Glock 17 (9mm)
    Glock 26 (9mm)
    S&W 640 (38 Special)
    S&W 63 (2" version, .22LR)

    3 X Ruger 10/22 (.22LR)--one scoped, one with aperture sights, one SBR with Aimpoint micro
    Mossberg 500 (in 20 gauge)
    Ruger Scout rifle (.308)
     
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    16" mid AR 5.56, match trigger, full float, Trijicon TA31F
    16" AR10 7.62 Trijicon TA01
    21" Benelli M1S90
    10.3" MK18 SBR
    STC 10/22 , Tasco World Class 6-24 x 44 AO 1/8 minute dot

    G34
    G42
    G17
    SW M41


    CMMG/TACCOM .22lr conversion unit for the AR
     
  9. Nick4305
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I live in the gun's alma mater... but if i only could own A SINGLE gun (not allowed here), think it could be a Glock 19 or (better) a Beretta 92 FS compact.
     
  10. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter Loaded Pockets

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    My Dear Friends,

    OK - this is actually an interesting exercise. :D

    Handguns
    Glock 19 (9mm)
    S&W Shield (9mm)
    Colt Python 4" (.357 Magnum)
    S&W 640 (.357 Magnum)
    Ruger 22/45 (.22 LR)

    Long Guns
    Ruger Red Label O/U Shotgun (20 Gauge)
    Remington 870 Lightweight Special Field Shotgun (20 Gauge)
    Savage 10FP Police/Tactical Rifle w/Leupold 3.5x10x50mm a/o (.308 Winchester)
    Springfield M-1A Rifle (.308 Winchester)
    Ruger 10/22 Rifle (.22 LR)

    You're killing me with the long gun two-caliber/gauge limitation. :help: If I had the free reign of one additional caliber I would replace the M-1A with a Ruger Mini-14 in .223 Remington.

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    Kurt
     
  11. gazz98

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    I think I should start a GoFundMe so I can buy all of these and test them out. I will report on my findings...

    NOTE: Only two long gun calibers folks!!! :yellowcarded:

    Handguns

    S&W M&P9c : 9mm
    Walther PPS : 9mm
    Steyr M9-A1 : 9mm
    FN FNX-45 : 45acp
    Colt 1911 : 45acp
    It was very close between 45acp and.357/.38sp but 15+1 on the the FNX...:p

    Long guns
    BCM AR-15 RECCE 16: 5.56
    Custom AR-15 build with 24" barrel (Stag makes one I know) : 5.56
    Mossberg 500 PRS 8 shot 12g/20a : conversion 12g/20g
    Benelli Nova Entry 14" : 12g
    Ruger 10/22 : .22

    I debated to do a bigger caliber with a 12g or eliminate the shotgun and go 5.56 + .308, 30-30, etc. I don't know much about rifle calibers other then 5.56.
     
  12. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    the whole process of this for me was to figure out how few guns I could have and still do everything I want with shooting sports. I'm thinking about focusing on quality not quantity. I found I was getting crazy, like when I ordered 5 AR lowers one day. Started thinking about building 458 socoms, 9mm SBRs, etc just because I could. then I realized I could probably enjoy 1-2 ARs fully built out the way I want, more than a pile of random ones I'm not even allowed to shoot around here. So now I'm selling stuff off and getting ready to build a few things out the way I want them.

    I don't even have time to shoot as much as I want, so who needs a dozen rifles when I don't even get the chance to shoot one?
     
  13. thekapow

    thekapow EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Glock 20
    Glock 19
    Glock 43
    Ruger 22/45
    S&W Model 360PD
    Ruger 10/22
    Colt AR15
    Regminton 700
    Winchester M70 Extreme Weather
     
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  14. jda

    jda Loaded Pockets

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    Handguns:

    Glock 19
    1911
    M9
    .22 LR 1911 substitute
    smith shield

    Rifles

    18" scoped AR15
    14.5 mid ar, aimpoint
    garand in .308
    precision bolt gun of your flavor in .308
    MP15/22
     
  15. 9x19

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    Honestly I don't find the shotgun all that useful. I've hunted birds in the past and spent a lot of money on shot shells, but outside of that, they just aren't that special to me. I own a couple but if limited to 10 firearms, they just don't make the list.

    The .357 carbine and revolver pair is a hedge against those who would love to take the others.

    Limiting yourself by caliber is rather pointless. Ammo is much easier to store than magazines or weapons.
     
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  16. Wishoot

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    Usually death or divorce will cure your desire for more guns real quick. Paying college tuition takes the edge off too.

    Otherwise, you're kinda screwed.
     
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    I would rather have 0x10 guns. :)
     
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    Handguns

    Browning High Power 9mm hopefully full house Cylinder and Slide

    Ruger .22LR MKIII

    S&W 3913NLS

    SIG 225 9mm

    Long Guns

    FAL inch pattern

    Mossberg Patrol Rifle .308

    .22 Ruger 10/22, not sure which model.

    That's it for now
     
  19. jkwithawave

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    Handguns
    Range Officer Compact .45
    Springfield TRP .45
    Sig P226 Legion 9mm
    Sig P225 9mm
    Fifth, I'm not sure. Maybe a Sig 938 or glock 43 if stick with the two caliber rule of the thread. S&W 638 if I'm breaking them.

    Rifles
    SCAR 16 5.56
    Tavor 5.56
    Kel tec Ksg12 12 gauge
    Remington 870 tactical with a extra barrel 22 or 24in for skeet shooting

    Wasr 10 that I have if I'm breaking the rule again, if not I'd be good with those four.
     
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  20. Wishoot

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    I'll Play!

    Hanguns

    - Glock 19. Because everyone needs an ugly gun that's pretty much rock-solid reliable and has a ton of aftermarket support.
    - Ruger Security Six. Because it's one fine example of a revolver and can shoot the nastiest of loads.
    - J-Frame. Because everyone needs a revolver that's stupid-easy to conceal.
    - Browning Hi Power. Because it's friggin' beautiful and just about the most comfortable gun in the world to hold.
    - Shield. Because it's smaller and easier to conceal than the G19, but holds more rounds and is quicker to reload than a revolver.

    Long Guns

    - Ruger 10/22. Because they're the Tinker-Toys of the rimfire world. Mine is exceptionally reliable and accurate.
    - AR15. Because they're the Tinker-Toys of the centerfire world. I have a unmodified Huldra piston systems and it's quite fun.
    - Remington 870 Wingmaster. Because it always goes "Boom" and can be used in a variety of situations.
    - Winchester 94. Because I look exceptionally cool while shooting it. Makes me feel like a cowboy. And who doesn't want to be a cowboy?
    - SKS. Because it's ugly, reliable, accurate and will eat any ammo you feed it. Decent for harvesting deer.

    This list is subject to change without notice or whenever I buy a new gun.
     
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