Originally Posted by jcbarlow
What is your reason for having many of the same gun? I know it is your money and you don't have to have a reason (or explain yourself for that matter). I'm just truly curious.
Great looking guns you got there, by the way.
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Well, I have had duplicates of the same gun a few times... In the past, but just two. And, I'd ALWAYS end up selling one of them to pay for something new I'd eventually come across.
However, I have been in constant gun buying mode since around 1996. And, I've owned many different weapons since 1993. I am always buying something, and paying off a gun. And, I have my next 2 or 3 gun purchases all planned out. And, I'd always be selling something that I lost interest in - so I could buy the next thing or pay something off. I've been doing this for years.
Over the years, I've owned just about everything. And, I can honestly say that now, when I go to one of the huge gun shows, I really don't see anything left that I want. I either don't care for it, or I've already previously owned it.
As for the Berettas specifically... I've always liked the platform, and I've owned several over the years. About 4 years ago, I got the bug again. And, I started carrying a fullsize 92 concealed over 3 years ago. Then, I started getting some of the variants.
Over time, I found that the platform is my fav. I know how to strip the frame down completely, and I can customize/change parts on my own. Also, I shoot them very well, and I found that with rubber grip panels, I like the platform even better than I do 1911s. In a 1 handed grip, the 92 balances super nicely. I really like the undercut of the trigger guard too. The gun seems to fit my hand better than anything else I have ever owned
Over time, I started collecting a 2nd set - a set I would occasionally shoot, but one that would mostly sit in the safe and not get beat up like the ones I use for carry guns. At first, I bought the first duplicate as a gift I would hold on to for when my son got older. And, I sorta told myself that with the purchase of each duplicate.
Now, in the past few months, I sold off my railed models (92A1s and M9A1) and my 92 compacts. I've decided to just stick to my absolute favorite model. The weight of the rails throw off the balance a little, IMHO. And, I don't like the checkering Beretta uses (like on the M9A1) as much as I do the standard grip serrations...
After owning so many varied guns - I've just gone ahead and invested fully in this platform. I have tons of spare parts and extra mags. And, honestly, the only thing I really feel like buying is more Beretta 92s - hahaha.
But admittedly, at one time, I never understood the guys who bought so many Glocks, or so many of whatever... Now, I am that guy. And, I understand that most people won't get it. It's just the platform I like the most after all my experience with everything else.
I like having backups, and I really don't want anything else but more of the same model... However, the breaks are on. I've cut my 92 collection down by losing some of the variants. Now, 4 are for me to play with - and the two with no night sights will be for my son one day when he is older.