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I went back and looked at my first post on 2/6. After not having any guns for several years, I had just bought a rifle, a shotgun and a safe (which went through an immediate remodel). It’s been 5-1/2 months...

I now have 2 big safes (and a couple small ones), a 14,000+ round stockpile. I even built a private shooting range (which still under construction). Below is the list of guns I bought in the last 5-1/2 months (and there are at least 13 more on my list to buy). I think I’ve averaged a gun a week and 1000rds a week (considering what I’ve shot off). I need a cheaper hobby.

Rifles (semi auto)
DPMS AR-15
DPMS LR308 (AR-10)
PSA KS47
S&W M&P 15-22
S&W M&P 15-22


Rifles (lever action)
Henry Golden Boy 22 H004
Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum H004M
Henry Big Boy 357 Magnum H006M
Henry Big Boy 30-30 H009B


Shotguns (semi auto)
RIA VR60 12ga


Handguns (semi auto)
Springfield XDM 45 Compact
Springfield XDM 40 Compact
Springfield XDM 40 Compact
S&W M&P 380 EZ
S&W M&P 22 Compact
SCCY CPX-2 9mm
Remington RM380


Handguns (revolvers)
S&W 500 Magnum
Ruger Blackhawk 45 Bisley Convertible
Ruger Blackhawk 45 Bisley Convertible
Ruger Blackhawk 22 Bisley
Ruger Blackhawk 22 Bisley


Handguns (derringers)
Bond Arms Snake Slayer IV 45/410/9mm Convertible


Its not a grand collection by any means but I think it’s pretty balanced.
 

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I don't see a problem.
 

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Why not duplicates? It makes sense to me.

You need a bolt action rifle, or two.
I got a .338 Lapua precision on my list. Thought about a creedmoor but with a .308 and a Lapua, don’t really need one. Almost bought a .22 magnum precision (really good deal new) but my brother really wanted it so I backed off.
 

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Phil i been on a buying spree myself the last 2 years. One more this week then im done. I really need to start saving for a newer vehicle.
 
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Phil i been on a buying spree myself the last 2 years. One more this week then im done. I really need to start saving for a newer vehicle.
I was hoping I’d be car debt free for a while but a couple weeks ago, the seal in one of my turbos went bad and sucked the oil out of the engine. You can imagine the damage that caused. New motor and turbos just set me back $9k so I’m back to a car payment already.
 

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I do ok but I’m not wealthy, just everything I had was paid for before I bought this ranch last month.
Sounds like you lived a very smart life. I commend you on your priorities.
I feel the same way on my gun purchases. I buy not only for myself, but for what i am going to leave my two sons.
God I hope they do not fall in love and marry some anti-gun girl.
 

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It would be cool if they would design the turbos to have the cooler use a seperate oil cooler from the engine oil.
 
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I bought my house the year before I got married dumped $20k in windows/siding and roof and stayed there until it was paid for. House/taxes/insurance together was under $500. It’s worth more 20 years later so Now it’s my insurance policy in case something happens and I can’t make the payments here. I can sell it for the cash or move back if absolutely necessary. It sits furnished with utilities on and empty of inhabitants except after school so the boys have a place to hang out, before and after school games and overnights on bad winter days. It’s only 1 block from both schools. If all works out as planned, we will use it as a launch pad to get the boys out into the world.

As for the guns, I agree, always consider what I’m leaving behind. I have 3 boys but the youngest is only 5. I have some time to work on his guns. They understand they are dads guns but bought for them to use. They get them when dad decides they are grown up enough to be responsible or dad is gone. Whichever comes first. Just because they move out doesn’t make them grown up.
 

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Some of my guns could be considered a safe place to hide some money. I don’t expect them all to retain their values but some will, like the SA Bisleys are distributor exclusive and stainless, the S&W 500 and the Henry rifles should all retain their values. I don’t expect the polymer guns or the AR platforms to do as well but could be sold in a tight spot.
 

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It would be cool if they would design the turbos to have the cooler use a seperate oil cooler from the engine oil.
I just spoke with the mechanic 5 min ago. His first diagnosis by what I told him was that the turbos were likely the cause. He just confirmed that one of the turbos is full of oil.
 

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The way i see it is you have 2 problems. 1, like popeye said, you need some bolt guns. 2 You're going to need another safe.
 
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At some point, or other, you'll stop buying, and start Armoring. Replacing mag releases that jut out half an inch with ones which are flush, so your holster doesn't keep ejecting your mags.

Replacing holster-snagger F/O sights with low-profile Iridium night sights, etc. Basically, one day you'll decide to start modding them to just the way you like them. Finding the "right" holster for each gun. (DiSantis makes good stuff.)

It's weird, when I really like a gun, another one very similar also finds it's way home...
 

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My Dad is 83 and he wants to go .22 pistol shopping tomorrow. It never ends.
i was thinking the other day about my son and what he’s going to inherit from me and his Grandfather. He’s going to have to have at least 3 sons to use the guns he will be receiving. Many of the guns we own are 3 models. 3- 870 slug guns, 3- 7600 30-06 pumps, 3 Hawkins, 3- Ruger mark 2’s , 2 Mosin, 2-10/22’s etc.
 

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At some point, or other, you'll stop buying, and start Armoring. Replacing mag releases that jut out half an inch with ones which are flush, so your holster doesn't keep ejecting your mags.

Replacing holster-snagger F/O sights with low-profile Iridium night sights, etc. Basically, one day you'll decide to start modding them to just the way you like them. Finding the "right" holster for each gun. (DiSantis makes good stuff.)

It's weird, when I really like a gun, another one very similar also finds it's way home...
Semi autos probably, doubt I’d do anything to the Henrys or revolvers. And yes, I have a tendency to favor certain brand/models. Springfield XDM’s, Ruger Blackhawks, Henry’s 20” brass line. It’s pretty obvious when I have 3 or 4 of the same line. Varying calibers of the same model seems redundant and unnecessary but it allows me to buy what’s on sale, knowing I have something to shoot it when I get home and gives me the option to shoot what I feel like with a gun I enjoy. Not that long ago I bought 1,700 rds of .38 special and had nothing to shoot it. Decided to buy a Henry .357 to fill the void. Eventually I’ll have some .357 Bisley’s for the same reason.
 
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