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Purpose of your firearms.

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

  1. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

    Apr 10, 2009
    The Sunshine State
    Pretty simple list so far. Just trying to build up the basics.

    Savage Old Semi-auto tube feed Model 887 22LR, Heritage 22LR/Mag Roughrider Single action - Squirrels, small game, defense.

    S & W Model 10 4" Pencil barrel 38 sp., Amrscor 206 2" Barrel 6 shot 38 sp.-Self defense of the bad guys.

    Mossberg 500A-Anything else.
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    That's pretty much true of the plastic, disposable, iPod, 20-something generation. They never keep anything that may have sentimental valu or just looks nice.
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  3. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Yeah, they're the primary Ikea furniture demographic. Cheeep.
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  4. OJ

    OJ Deceased Millennium Member

    Yep - well said, as I understand you.

    Some "collect" guns like museum pieces and rarely, if ever shoot - some shoot and keep only those guns, and some of us are in the middle. I listed some of the guns I own that I don't shoot but they still give me a lot of pleasure but they are not kept pristine in cases - they all just are unique and each has some special meaning for me - which I tried to describe in my post.

    I shoot every week - a couple of Colt Government Model 45ACP Series 70 pistols, Ruger MK II Government Target Model, and one of a half dozen or so rifles - so I think I'm enjoying most, if not all aspects of gun ownership - except I have nothing like Museum mounted pieces. The second amendment guarantees our right to bear arms and, while militia is mentioned, doesn't require we use them for that - as some gun grabbers would have us believe.

    Hey - it's a free country and we all can have our different tastes - if we all liked the same thing, we might all be driving Yugos - and lack of competition would price them out of sight for most of us.

    Colt government model 45 ACPs - original made in 1970 on top, other made since 2002 -


    Ruger MK II Government Model Target -


    Winchester 94 in 30-30 -


    Winchester 95 in 30-06 -


    Browning BL22 rimfire lever rifle -


    M1A -


    When I got my first single shot 22 rifle in 1932, I was never told it had to be to shoot only or to be a "collecrtors" item - or anything except my guns were for me to enjoy any way I chose - as long as I did so safely -

    Works for me -
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  5. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    What makes you believe that shooters and collectors are mutually exclusive groups? Sure, there are folks that buy guns, shoot them once and pretend they know what they're doing. There are also folks that shoot the snot out of some of their guns and try to keep others in close to new condition. If I can afford a few safe queens why do people take issue with it? Wanna run a USPSA course with me? You might beat me; you might be surprised.
  6. loki993


    Mar 3, 2006
    Lower Thumb, Mi
    I have a modest collection right now
    Sig p226 - protection and range fun. Possible pratical shooting down the road
    SKS - Range fun
    10/22 - because everybody should have one and range fun.
    On layaway Hi Power Detective - Protection, Carry range fun.

    Is that a new Enfield in 308? Man seriously The restrictions you guys have up there aside, you can still get some really cool stuff that we cant get down here.
  7. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008


    I have a couple revolvers in my collection that I just wipe off every once in a while. I feel no need to shoot every one of them on a regular basis. You can own something just because you like it as long as you can afford to do so. As for the $1000 knife, yes I would put it in a display case. I have nice $100 knives for cutting stuff.
  8. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Recreational Purposes.
  9. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

    Feb 15, 2010
    Tampa, Fl.

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  10. Glocknut101

    Glocknut101 skeptic

    Jan 13, 2010
    In your head
    Shotgun: sound = stop robbing my house!
    G23: small enough to conceal when I can't carry my shotgun!
    .22 pistol/rifle: teach the kids to shoot some day and cheap fun.
    MP7: zombies!
  11. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    Well said again Zombie Steve. Some of us know how to shoot and collect.
  12. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

    Jun 14, 2005
    I bought a family firearms battery from scratch, for hunting, target practice, training my offspring, and self defense. 12 guns, 4 years, 5000$ all in, not counting ammo.

    I have 2 J frame model 36's, 2 K frame .38s, 2 K frame .357s.

    One Ruger Mk III, one marlin 7000 (target model) with same scope as my .30-06

    Two 1894 Marlin .357 carbines

    One 12 gauge pardner pump (H&R 870 clone) 5+1, remchokes, fiber optic sight.

    One 7600 .30-06 carbine, 10 rnd mags, 3x10 x44mm scope, lace on cheekpiece & R3 pad.

    The .22s are trainers, plinkers, and cheap practice.
    The revolvers are for CCW, nightstand, target practice & woodswalkin'
    The '94's are just plain fun, and decent short range deer & varmint guns
    The 12 gauge is for birds and vertical varmints, and vehicle penetration
    The .30-06 is cause anything you kill with it stays dead.

    The two .177 Crossman airguns, and the two .50 black powder rifles, are not precisely 'firearms' but are part of the training protocols for novices. I won't have children that lack self defense skills, when training is feasible.

    The ammo was more expensive than the cost of the guns. I'm a serious cheapskate, limited budget and champagne tastes, and don't think it could have been done any cheaper. The revolvers are available to my (adult) children, which is why there are extras.
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  13. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

    Jan 27, 2005
    What firearms do you own now?
  14. None right now.

    Don't judge me based on this fact. :wavey:
  15. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

    Feb 15, 2010
    Tampa, Fl.
    Absolutely not. We'll judge you based on the fact that you live in a state that needs to separate itself from the rest of the Union and float away to sea. :tongueout:
  16. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

    Jan 27, 2005
    Not judging, but you seem to have pretty strong opinions on firearms and their usefulness (or lack thereof) for someone who doesn't actually own any.
  17. Fair enough. It's just how I feel about possessions in general though. They must have some kind of use for me to justify buying them.

    Perhaps I will feel differently when I have more wealth. :-/
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  18. Hahah! :rofl: :tongueout:
  19. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

    Jan 23, 2010
    Who knows?
    Down the road I'll own some pretty/collector guns, but I don't right now. Everything I own now, I use.

    Walther P99- is my main bedside, home defense gun. I carry it sometimes, but not much cause it's the first gun I ever bought w/ my own money, so I try to take care of it a bit more than others.

    G19- My new main carry gun (all year)

    G20- Can be a carry gun. But it's mainly for the woods and for range fun. Gotta love some big 10mm.

    G22- Bought it cause I wanted a Gen 4. Could be a carry gun I suppose.

    Mossberg 590a1- Everyone should have a good shotgun. For the home as well. Great for close encounters. Que Cpl. Hicks.

    M1A- 7.62 fun at the range and for SHTF. Que the mall ninjas!

    Only thing else at this point I'm looking to get for a while is another rifle/carbine. An AR or some kind or maybe an AUG. Gotta love bullpups.

    I've owned other guns, but they've been sold for various reasons.
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  20. 1911ES


    May 3, 2010
    "To serve and protect" .... me :thumbsup: