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What flavor is your collection?
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:58:11 AM »
I don't think many of us really start our collections with the intent to specialize in any one area.  I did not.  I didn't even notice how many of one brand I was getting until I had all of them.  After buying and selling and working toward the guns that are the perfect fit for me, I have realized that my collection favors Beretta products.  Heavily.  Even though I would hesitate to call my 92 my 'favorite' pistol, I would have to be honest and say it is tied with the Glock as most capable 'in my hands.'  The rest...  All of my most capable weapons are Berettas:




92FS - soon to be replaced by another Beretta




Cx4




Cx4 SBR by DNA guns (still at the Class III dealer)




Benelli M2




ARX-100


I will say, that now I have realized how my collection is trending, I will likely purchase a Tikka (Sako is way out of my budget) as my long-range DMR. :thumbup1


For the rest of you, have you ever woken up one day and noticed something similar?  Maybe you realize that you have more Garands than all other rifles combined?  Or maybe it's 1911s?  Tell us about it. (double points for pictures) :thumbup1
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 01:41:47 AM »
       My collection changes.     At one time I wanted one of everything in regards to AK's....then I realized I didn't hardly look at anything except my favorite couple.    I had a BUNCH of AR's at one point because they were so cheap....then I decided they were soulless.

       I've trended towards guns with "soul", a bit I guess you'd say ;)   I have my WW2 Battle Rifles collection(Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 springfield, 1917 enfield, .303 brit, 8mm mauser, 6.5 Carcano, Mosin of all 3 main types, Finnish M91/30 Mosin.  Need an Arisaka and an un-sporterized enfield).

      I also have just a lot of "cool" guns, PTR-91, M14S, original pencil-barrel slickside AR15/M16 and a Maadi AK making my cold war lineup.

      I guess whatever tickles my fancy.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 01:51:11 AM »
    Mine tends towards revolvers. Mostly S&Ws especially K-Frames though I have a few Colts. Beyond that I do have a good number of Sig-Sauers.


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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 02:02:08 AM »
    I haven't started my gun collection (yet) but I do have a budding bayonet collection after my cold steel binge, I guess I just like the old battle blades and the stories that I can only imagine that they could tell.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 08:08:11 AM »
    I guess mine would be .30 caliber rifles since I have more of those than anything else.
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    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 11:21:34 AM »
    AR's and 10mm. 

    I have 6 completed AR's.  I have in AR 15 one pistol, one carbine and one rifle in 556, another carbine in 300 blckout, an AR-10 carbine in 358 Win and an AR-10 rifle in 308.  I have an AR15 rifle build almost complete for CMP service rifle match as well.  In addition, there are two complete AR carbines that belong to my 16 and 14 yr olds, a complete AR lower that belongs to my 11 yr old, and three stipped lowers that belong to my other three kids.  I have an additional 10 or so stripped lowers that are waiting on builds.

    10mm's are the dominant pistol.  Two Glocks, a Gen 3 20 SF and a G29, two Witness guns, a standard full size and an elite match, and a Para P16/10mm.  I also have a Para P12 with an STI commander slide and a 10mm Schuemans barrel that I need to get finished and running.

    There is a fair patchwork of other guns too, but these are the dominant flavors.
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    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 04:18:54 PM »
    Slightly Ruger.
    I like wheelguns, they are what I grew up with.  Ruger makes the best around today.
    Have 3 Ruger pistols as well.
    Rifles and shotguns are much more varied.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 09:40:38 PM »
    My "appetite" is mostly limited to semi-auto pistols, Cold War-era military rifles (or at least the neutered civilian equivalents), and Smith & Wesson revolvers. My collection, unfortunately, doesn't come close to satisfying my appetite. At least, not yet.

    My collection's flavor has gotten a lot more... diluted, I guess you could say, since I first got into this hobby. It started out exclusively as SIG-Sauer pistols, but the SIGs are both long gone. It remained exclusively semi-auto pistols until recently, mostly because I couldn't find a public rifle range until right before I moved. Still haven't finished or fired my AR-15 yet, but now that my grad program is on break for the winter, I should hopefully be able to resolve that.
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    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 09:58:37 PM »
    1911's. I want all the 1911's.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 10:02:36 PM »
    .30 calibre pistols.

    If it's a bottom feeder, I want it in 9mm. If It's a revolver, then it must be a Smith & Wesson and if the frame is large enough, .357 magnum. If it is a smaller framed revolver, then .38 special is just fine  :cool.

    I would like to make all of my semi auto handguns DA/SA and all handguns must be something that can get carried IWB through my daily travels.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 10:07:02 PM »
    A little eclectic, between the 9mm Kahr & Beretta, the 12ga Mossberg, the .300 AR, and the .38 Special S& W.


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    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 11:17:42 PM »
    Mostly old school stuff.  Revolvers, lever actions, pump actions, bolt actions, double guns and the like.  I have some newer stuff but I'm not in love with it.   :shrug
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 12:44:20 AM »
    Semi autos.  All of my handguns and all but one of my rifles are sem-autos (that one is a lever action).


    And mostly military / LEO pattern guns.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #13 on: December 15, 2016, 12:55:59 AM »
    Handguns in general. I'd say I'm a 1911 guy, but over the last couple years I've sold all but one and accumulated a few Glocks. Different tools, different purposes. Glock, Sig, Beretta, HK, 1911's, revolvers, I love em all.

    Got a few long guns, they're nice enough and fill the "everybody needs a shotgun and rifle" niche, but I'm happy with what I got. For now. :/
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    « Reply #14 on: December 15, 2016, 05:03:02 AM »
    The predominate pistol brand I have right now is Glock 9mm. I need a 34 to get the achievement medal.   :D
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    « Reply #15 on: December 15, 2016, 07:13:36 AM »
    Apparently we collect Rugers, having three D/A revolvers, five S/A revolvers, two autoloaders, four rifles, and two shotguns.

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    « Reply #16 on: December 15, 2016, 08:09:08 AM »
    Apparently we collect Rugers, having three D/A revolvers, five S/A revolvers, two autoloaders, four rifles, and two shotguns.

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    « Reply #17 on: December 15, 2016, 09:51:35 AM »
    I just realized that Kaso doesn't really care what we have - this was all a clever cover for showing off those sweet Berettas.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #18 on: December 15, 2016, 11:54:19 AM »
    I just realized that Kaso doesn't really care what we have - this was all a clever cover for showing off those sweet Berettas.
    :neener

    To be fair, I was trying to prompt a photo thread.  I wouldn't mind seeing Grant's WW2 collection, Roper's 1911s, or First Shirt's Rugers posted up.  I am pretty sure CF97 already posted his Glocks years ago, but I wouldn't know where the picture is.
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    « Reply #19 on: December 15, 2016, 12:07:00 PM »
    My mobile camera is broken  :(.

    Selfie cam still works, though.
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    « Reply #20 on: December 15, 2016, 12:42:33 PM »
    We've had a number of guns over the years. Recently I've been drifting towards suppressor ready guns of different varieties. Currently there are a couple XDM's, CZ P-07, 10/22 Takedown (though I'm still waiting for the .22 can, Ruger SR556E, and I set up a Buckmark with a threaded barrel.

    In the order I found the pictures:





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    « Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 12:54:20 PM »
    :neener

    To be fair, I was trying to prompt a photo thread.  I wouldn't mind seeing Grant's WW2 collection, Roper's 1911s, or First Shirt's Rugers posted up.  I am pretty sure CF97 already posted his Glocks years ago, but I wouldn't know where the picture is.

    I'll borrow mom's phone later today and take a picture.  My camera is broke and my cellphone's lens is scratched  ;)
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    « Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 02:29:20 PM »
    Mostly revolvers and shotguns.  Had a couple semi-auto handguns, didn't really suit me after having them for a while.

    Have owned revolvers from S&W, Ruger, Taurus, Rossi, Charter Arms, and Harrington & Richardson.  Currently own models from S&W and Ruger which I will keep.

    Have owned shotguns from Remington, Mossberg, Interstate Arms, and Winchester.  Currently own models from Mossberg which I will keep.

    Sometime next year I'm considering getting some CZ 9mm handgun models, thinking about the CZ-75BD and the D PCR Compact.  Also thinking about getting a Police Magnum model Remington 870 to have.

    Not sure yet if I'm going to replace any of my rifles.  Had various bolt actions and a semi-auto years ago.

    (My apologies for the lack of photos, not set up to take pictures here)
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    « Reply #23 on: December 16, 2016, 12:23:11 PM »
    Mostly old school stuff.  Revolvers, lever actions, pump actions, bolt actions, double guns and the like.  I have some newer stuff but I'm not in love with it.   :shrug

    Same here, with a heavy emphasis on wood and blued steel.
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    « Reply #24 on: December 16, 2016, 04:12:40 PM »
    Same here, with a heavy emphasis on wood and blued steel.
    I can live pretty happily with that, as long as you include some Parkerizing in there.   :cool
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