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Purpose of your firearms.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Glockster_221, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Inspired by another thread http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15635688&posted=1#post15635688, I've given some serious thought to the use and purpose of guns.

    Other than sentimental reasons, I do not understand buying or keeping a gun if you do not use it regularly.

    That being said, here are the guns that I want and would feel content with, and of course, make use of:

    - Glock 17 (tricked out: professional Duracoat, trigger job, grip mods, perhaps a Wilson match barrel) for range, HD, and CCW
    - Sig Sauer P226 9mm (trigger job by GGI) for range and HD and OC while hiking in forests/national parks
    - Ed Brown Executive Elite 1911 .45ACP for range, HD, competition
    - Springfield TRP Armory Kote for HD, possibly CCW
    - Les Baer Premier II .38 Super w/ 1.5'' guarantee for range fun
    - Smith and Wesson 952 SS 9mm for pure bulls eye work
    - Browning X-Bolt in .30-06 for hunting
    - Remington 870 12ga for HD and skeet, possibly slug hunting
    - Savage Mk II .22lr for plinking
    - Custom built (by me) AR-15 for fighting
    - Custom built AR-15 (by me) for pure range work and tack driving
    - Arsenal AK-47 variant with aftermarket wood furniture for HD, plinking, and symmetry for the AR-15
    - .22lr kits for Glock and Sig to cut down cost of shooting
    - S&W Model 29 .44 Mag because it's so damn beautiful and awesome. Will use as a backup pistol when hunting. Would also make a decent woods gun.

    ETA: Please list your guns and their purposes if you so desire.
     
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  2. boomhower

    boomhower

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    Mines pretty simple:

    Gen 4 G22: Duty weapon
    Gen 3 G22: First duty weapon, now HD gun
    G27: Off duty gun
     
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  3. Simple Simon. I like it.
     
  4. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    First and foremost, self defense. Anything else is gravy.
     
  5. I do not have to use a gun to actively defend myself since I left the Third World and use my guns for target shooting, various competitions and plinking.

    Over the years I have accumulated a few guns that I liked enough to not sell or trade them. Even though, I consider rarely using them, they still see range use at least once a year.
     
  6. Why do you keep them, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Self Defense and Collection...
     
  8. combatmedic78

    combatmedic78 SempreEnHostes

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    Self Defense in the Zombie Apocalypse, of course. DUH!
     
  9. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

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    A friend of mine has:

    Glock 21, (BUG for SHTF, range, HD [rotated], Winter CCW [rotated])
    Glock 17, (SHTF, range, HD [rotated], Winter CCW [rotated])
    Glock 26, (Range, CCW, BUG)
    SW 642, (Summer carry, BUG)
    Walther P22, (Varmint hunting, range)
    H&R 732, (sentimental value, POS revolver)
    Mossberg 500A (Range, HD [with 16' bbl] , Hunting [with 26'' bbl]
    Ruger 10/22, (Range, Varmint, SHTF zombie killer)
    BCM AR15, (Everything under the sun)
    Mosin Nagant, (Nazi killer)
    Stevens SxS, (Fowl)

    capt
     
  10. Same here . To add , to piss off those who are against having a firearm for the reasons stated.
     
  11. Looks like a solid collection. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I have a few I haven't shot in years. I keep them because I like them. Why is that difficult to understand?
     
  13. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

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    Thanks, I'll let my friend know:cool:
     
  14. It's difficult to understand because it's pointless.

    Would I buy a Ferrari just to keep in the garage? Hell no. Would a buy a $1000 knife to put in a display box? **** no.

    Same with guns. But I guess I'm a utilitarian in that sense.
     
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Not pointless... I like them. That's the point.

    In your serious thought to the use and purpose of guns, I think you missed that some are just plain cool to have.
     
  16. Fair enough.
     
  17. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    Most of my family have owned guns for as long as I can remember. I picked up the habit and am very thankful to them for the lessons learned while as a youngster. Some of my fondest moments are as a teenager at the family hunting camp.
     
  18. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I agree. I think "gun owners" who buy them and just keep them on a shelf are an entirely different breed from shooters.

    I'm not making a whole list, but every one of my guns is either for hunting, concealed carry in various clothing (Glock 27, Walther PPK/S, Kel Tec P3AT, etc.), home defense (S&W M&P .45) or a specific division of IDPA/USPSA/GSSF competition.
     
  19. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Same here. The last gun and knife I sold were both because they were too nice for me to use, so they were useless to me. I don't keep useless guns/knives.

    I really think some of these people just sit around playing with their guns and having ninja fantasies or something.

    I could understand people who collect collectible guns, but when your collections is AK's and AR's and Glocks that you don't have a purpose for, maybe you need to grow up.
     
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  20. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

    Some thing around 50 or so,,

    no purpose at all