I've bought too many Pistols over the last few years!

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  1. Slugo

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    Always looking for the perfect 9mm. I've come to the conclusion, perfect is nothing more than a moving target, it changes daily. I've sold a number of pistols over the last two years. I'm now thinking of reducing down to three or four. A pair of quality range pistols, and a CCW and home defense. Here is what I'm down too, Sig Sauer P320XF, H&K VP9, H&K P30, and a Canik Elite.

    Maybe I should stop and shoot and keep the four above. Confused!
     
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  2. reniram

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    All good choices. If it makes you feel any better you're in the company of many like minded people in a similar situation.
     

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    "I've bought too many Pistols over the last few years!"

    I don't think that is possible.
     
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    Just buy duplicates of your guns and enjoy
     
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    I know right! It's like he's using English but the words aren't making sense :D
     
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    There's always that next 9mm pistol to buy. :D

    I'm looking at another Beretta:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You always need a couple of extra stashed around the house in case you're not near your nightstand gun. Or carry one all the time at home, which isn't always feasible.
     
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    The desire to purchase a new firearm seems to diminish when you start thinking about the process.
    1. Shopping. The excitement builds.
    2. Making the decision. Oh boy, Imma gonna do this.
    3. If on line...the prep of getting shipper and receiver on the same page with FFL paperwork all in place after chasing down the two and ensuring compliance.
    4. Payment and the wait for shipment.
    5. Received shipment yet waiting for a call from the local FFL "your item has been received."
    6. The trip to the LGS to wait for an hour before they even see you in the store.
    7. The first guy can't find it so the other guy leaves a customer to go look with the first guy.
    8. Several minutes later one pops out from the back with the gun in one hand and a donut in the other.
    9. While waiting, I find another pow-pow I like sitting in a shiny glass counter.
    10 Walking out with two bags, two new boom-booms and a chitz eatin' grin only your shooting partner will appreciate.

    Yeah, the entire process makes me cringe.

    That's happened enough times I should start asking if anyone would be interested in an unfired semi auto something? I have several. :faint:
     
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    I try to have a specific purpose in mind for every weapon I buy. If I already have one that still fits that purpose, I don’t buy it. Helps keep the buying and selling down.
     
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    I can see why you'd think you've bought too many. I'm thinking I'll buy more to get up to 3 or 4.
     
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    Thank you, my friend.
     
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    The ONLY time you can have too many GUNS or too much AMMO is when you are trying to swim!
     
  14. Slugo

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    I actually could live with two, both H&K's. One striker, one hammer. IMG_2142 (1).jpg
     
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    And the money that disappears. I walked out of a store 4 days ago, place was too busy with panic buyers and the wait was too long. I was just there because of my recent birthday, no urgency. I have what I could under any foreseeable circumstance need, arms and ammo, so it's just impulses of want influencing me now. The attraction of slight upgrade.

    Anyway, $600-$700 still in my pocket that almost wasn't.
     
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    I have owned quite a few guns over my lifetime. Some were impulse buys and some I bought for specific purpose. The guns I bought on impulse ended up being sold or traded for something else that I thought I needed. Ultimately, I always ended up owning more and not less firearms.

    That being said, I think you should trade or sell the guns you were thinking to get rid of and getting another high end gun that you can rely on as a back up, if nothing else.
     
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    Here are the other two. IMG_1098 (2).jpg IMG_2060 (3).jpg
     
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    Too many guns??!? That’s like having too much fun or too much $.

    My wife always says, “it’s never the guns that are that expensive, it’s all the accessories!” And, you know, dadgumit, she’s right. Buying the gun is like buying a dress, then you gotta have shoes, handbag, earrings, necklace, belt, bracelet, etc to go with it. Meaning mags, holster, bullets, sights, trigger, and more.

    When I was younger, I never used to account for those extras. Now, I do. If I want a $500 gun, I tell her I need $1k for
    all the other add-ons.
     
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    I go with a new one in and one out.
     
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    OP, there is no such thing as "two many pistols" - only too little safe capacity and too few range days.

    But the four pistols in your post do seem to answer the same question. Why don't you pick the one or two you like best and sell the others?

    For range work I'd get a nice .22 and for CC I'd get a compact or subcompact 9, but that's me.
     
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