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Purpose of your firearms.

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

  1. Inspired by another thread, 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.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  2. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    Mines pretty simple:

    Gen 4 G22: Duty weapon
    Gen 3 G22: First duty weapon, now HD gun
    G27: Off duty gun
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010

  3. Simple Simon. I like it.
  4. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    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

    Nov 25, 2007
    Self Defense and Collection...
  8. combatmedic78

    combatmedic78 SempreEnHostes

    Jul 15, 2007
    Boise, ID
    Self Defense in the Zombie Apocalypse, of course. DUH!
  9. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    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)

  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

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    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

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    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

    May 13, 2007
    S.E. Pa
    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

    Jan 16, 2005
    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

    Jan 16, 2005
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  20. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

    Some thing around 50 or so,,

    no purpose at all