As many of us know, it is easy to go a little overboard when you love firearms. My question to you today is... Have you ever found yourself going overboard with firearms purchases? Did you ever stop and decided to scale back or refine your collection for any reason? Did you ever have to start over because of a loss and do things differently the second time? Now I know this is very subjective. Some people will think five handguns is going overboard because "who needs five handguns?" Others will think there are good reasons to own at least a hundred different guns. It is all a matter of perspective. I personally went a little crazy when I first got back into handguns a about 4-5 years ago. Unfortunately it happened to coincide with me making real money for the first time in my life (much more than I make now) and I went a bit spend crazy. I bought guns willy-nilly with no real rhyme or reason. When I first started buying guns I did not take the time to refine my tastes first. I just bought whatever struck my fancy. The result was I ended up with a lot of guns that I did not like for one reason or another. Luckily I was able to sell or trade most of them off later, but it was almost always at a loss. Only on guns I bought and refinished did i ever make a profit. Take a look at THIS ALBUM to see what I traded/sold off to give you an idea. When I started buying my collection looked like this... Then it very quickly grew and I had to buy a second safe for rifles. It started looking like this... Then it looked like this on the handgun side... Now the handgun safe looks about the same but there are fewer guns strewn throughout the house and I have quite a few less rifles and guns altogether. At one point my collection reached over 65 guns. Now I am down to just under 50 and still refining a bit. Now I try to only buy a gun I have a good reason for buying. It has to serve a purpose and I have to get rid of a gun it is replacing. Luckily my buying is also controlled these days by good old lack of funds. That way my weak self control does not play such a factor.