close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Those of you that own more than one of the same model

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Scott in Houston, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Scott in Houston

    Scott in Houston

    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Why? :supergrin:

    Just curious. I read a lot of people saying, "I own 3 G26's," or "I have 2 G23's." What is the reasoning for this?

    Again, just curious. I think it's cool, but wonder why. The only logical things I could come up with were:

    A) Different generation models

    B) Multiple people in the family wanting to shoot the same gun at the same time

    C) You are so bitten by the Glock bug you just can't ever "get your fix"
     
  2. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

    Messages:
    72,778
    Likes Received:
    109,884
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2000
    Location:
    Colluder in Cahoots
    Some have paper trails, some were private sales.
     

  3. Zane Zackerly

    Zane Zackerly

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Location:
    New Mexico, USA
    Speaking just for myself, I've always lived with the philosophy that "blessed are the pessimists, for they have made back-ups." If your everyday weapon goes down, you've got a spare, or spares.

    I've always had the eccentricity to have two of everything, that way you're never without. "If you have two, you have one; if you have one, you have none" is the operative phrase.

    It's saved me a couple of times.
     
  4. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Messages:
    28,685
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    If you carry a G19, and it's the only Glock you have, and it somehow gets broken, wouldn't a NY reload of the same gun be prudent?

    'Drew
     
  5. vafish

    vafish

    Messages:
    16,650
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    My reason is "B".
     
  6. oldtexan

    oldtexan

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2005
    Location:
    Texas
    +1.

    Two G34, two G19, two S&W 642, two ARs, etc.
     
  7. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Messages:
    12,072
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location:
    PRK
    I bought a 2nd 26 because I like the model so much that if something happens to my 1st 26 I won't be without one. Most of the redundancy is a niche type but I do have three full size 1911s.
     
  8. G23c

    G23c

    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    1,108
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Location:
    houston, texas
    D) all my Glocks are for SD.

    I have multiples of G23 and G22 so that i am very familiar with the weapons, clearing, mag changes, etc.; some interchangeability with mags, holsters and accessories as well as purchasing ammo in larger quantities. i still need to get them all with the exact same sights. I've tried several and will be consolidating sights on them as well, except for the G27, my CCW.
     
  9. B Coyote

    B Coyote

    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2001
    Location:
    NW Indiana
    I have two, well three, G22's. One is a G22P, so it doesn't really count. The other two are identical. One is my duty pistol, the second is for training and competition.

    bc
     
  10. dad1

    dad1

    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Location:
    Eastern Michigan, Near Saginaw Bay
    I have two hands.:supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:
     
  11. kda

    kda NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I have 3 G 26s. One for the wife to carry. One I carry. The other is a spare or backup weapon if either of the other G 26s goes down ... and I also carry this 3rd G 26 to the range weekly for practice shooting.

    By using the 3rd G 26 as my "range weapon", I can leave the other two loaded with SD ammunition and not have to worry about the "rechambering" issues I see discussed on GT.

    I fully tested both of the G 26s that we "carry" for reliability with our SD ammo and now they just rest until needed. Or until company shows up that wants to shoot a G 26. I've sold more than a few G 26s by letting others shoot mine. Sold a lot of Talon Grips the same way.
     
  12. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Believer

    Messages:
    22,956
    Likes Received:
    9,691
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    Texas

    ...And at least 4 pockets!:whistling:
     
  13. muad

    muad Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio
    I have two G30s. I originally was going to get a G21, but came across a nice trade deal for another G30 with some nice accessories with it (13rd mags with grip extensions, OWB holster, etc.)

    From what I've read, the G30 is just as accurate as the G21, so I figured it's the best of both worlds. I've got a full size feel, but still have the possibility to conceal easily.

    Also, since my new to me 30 is a used gun (my other G30 I bought new, only 10rds down the tube), I feel more comfortable messing with things like polishing the barrel/slide, adding other accessories, etc.

    It's also nice to know that if one fails (I don't foresee this happening), I have a backup that is essentially the same gun/parts.
     
  14. B Coyote

    B Coyote

    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2001
    Location:
    NW Indiana
    This is a valid point. Recently a fellow officer had issues with his duty pistol. I was able to cannibalize one of my spares for the necessary part until we could get a new part ordered.

    bc
     
  15. WolfNotSheep

    WolfNotSheep Tackleberry

    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Maybe one is for shooting and one is a safe queen.

    For me, It seems to be spare cash burning holes in my pocket and I'd rather spend it on something useful like another pistol instead of just wasting it on paying off credit cards or bills.
     
  16. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,518
    Likes Received:
    4,346
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    I've stated my reasons before, and it boils down to "two is one and one is none."
     
  17. Chainlink

    Chainlink

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Location:
    Florida
    Why 2 of the same...because I can't afford 5.
     
  18. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,983
    Likes Received:
    59
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I like to choose my guns for SHTF scenarios which is why I have glocks in only 9mm. My plan is to have stored at least 5,000 rounds of each calibers which I have done with 22lr and Im at 2,000 rounds with 9mm. Then when I get my AK this year I will have to start putting away 7.62, so I have enough calibers to keep up with right now that my budget allows me.

    As far as models go, its good to have spare parts available in case it takes a while to order the specific part. I'm even considering trading my G26 for a G19 but not sure since my sister is getting her CCW and would like to pass it on to her. Plus I like the fact that only my carry piece gets wear and all my other G19s get to stay locked up in pristine condition.
     
  19. xdmikey

    xdmikey

    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    two's better & three's wonderful!
    but i haven't found a third g19 or g21, yet!
     
  20. texas 48

    texas 48 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,986
    Likes Received:
    382
    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Location:
    San Antonio, TEXAS
    I have 2 of my carry model configured exactly the same. Same iron night sights,same laser, spring weights,connectors etc. Once I had to send my carry weapon back to Glock for repair and had to wait 16 weeks for a replacement. Yes 16 weeks. Now if I have to send one back I will not have to compromise and go to a back up gun that is different than my EDC.