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Old 05-07-2017, 05:13 AM   #16
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I also was a collector, accumulator, with poor organizational skills (lol)
but a few years ago I came down with a dose of reality and thinned scaled back my accumulating/collecting. Long guns/shotguns total 4. Handguns just a couple more then a few. Nothing sits in the safe anymore just too sit. It gets shot or goes up the road, traded on something new.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:49 PM   #17
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I also understand the OCD thing. I'm so bad now that the first chance I get to get spare magazines for my XDs I'm going for it. I have:
2 9rd
3 8rd
1 7rd
It drives me nuts

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I have guns and my 10yr old son says no I can't sell any of them.
But I am to the point to where I'm trying to figure out how to explain to the wife I need another safe.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:08 PM   #19
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I only have 8 long guns & 8 handguns, all but one could be replaced at any time if necessary. My grandfather passed away before I was born and his handgun sat on a dusty shelf in the back of the family business's stockroom for 30 years until my father, who isn't a gun person, told me to clean it up and hold on to it. I may shoot it but I'll never part with it during my lifetime, so it is the entirety of my firearm collection.

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Old 05-15-2017, 11:02 AM   #20
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i justify all the guns and ammo I have, by telling myself it will be currency as well as protection if the world as we know it crashes and I'm still around.

its all perspective,

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If you pick it up and look at it and it makes you happy, then it is worth keeping around. Bonus points if it makes you smile. My midwestern in-laws have this concept of "need". I hear that a lot around here. The only things you NEED, are food, shelter, clothing, reliable transportation (in 2017), medication (if you take any) and a few friends and loved ones. Everything else is a bonus. Some people's bonuses are bigger than others. If your collection makes you happy keep it. If not sell it.
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My guns are in one category, they get shot. Maybe weekly, may be once every 5 yrs.

All my guns go to my kids when I'm gone along with my tools. Wife's new husband cannot touch should she re-marry.
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RatBike, I'm not a collector either, but admit I do accumulate. I don't have anything against trading or selling something to acquire something else. That being said, I have sold/traded some rarely used guns, that would be VERY difficult and expensive to replace. Do I regret selling some of those? I sure do!

BTW, I took a gun to the range a few weeks ago that I have owned for upwards of 20 years,but rarely shoot. That range trip reinforced why I enjoy owning this particular firearm, and why I still have no plans to sell or trade this rarely used firearm. Can I justify any practical reason for owning this firearm? Nope! This is my hobby. I like what I like
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RatBike, I'm not a collector either, but admit I do accumulate. I don't have anything against trading or selling something to acquire something else. That being said, I have sold/traded some rarely used guns, that would be VERY difficult and expensive to replace. Do I regret selling some of those? I sure do!

BTW, I took a gun to the range a few weeks ago that I have owned for upwards of 20 years,but rarely shoot. That range trip reinforced why I enjoy owning this particular firearm, and why I still have no plans to sell or trade this rarely used firearm. Can I justify any practical reason for owning this firearm? Nope! This is my hobby. I like what I like
Great points! I am moving into a phase where I can spend a bit more time with my hobbies (Guns and Motorcycles), with both of my children (as of Saturday) married and on their own.

So I am tending to accumulating more than I once was. I am keeping a few "range only: guns, but I am tending to swap out the other stuff I have and enjoy shooting new stuff.
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