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How Many Guns Is Too Many?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hamza, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. hamza

    hamza Posting Addict

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    I've read the words of wisdom on here that state the ideal number of guns is N + 1 where N is number of guns you currently own...

    But is there a point at which you can have too many guns? Personally I only really manage to get to shoot them once a week at best and more often once every two weeks... so if I have guns that don't get used for several weeks/months at a time is that too many now?
     
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    Dailacey Engaging Member

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    There’s no such thing as too many. If anybody tells you otherwise, they’re wrong. Think of it like this. If you don’t own it, someone else will. That’s sad. Real sad.


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  3. hamza

    hamza Posting Addict

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    haha... no one is telling me I have too many (though I'm sure my wife thinks I do)… I was wondering it myself.

    aaah yes.. but what's sadder, a gun that doesn't get fired because you have too many so it just sits in the cupboard or someone else owning that gun instead of me? :)
     
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  4. Gaz2121

    Gaz2121 Gazza

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    I’ve personally got rid of the ones I don’t use to free up funds for others that I want . I got rid of a co2 pistol and the fella who bought it tried to persuade me to take his Hw45 off him . I said no thanks then phoned him a couple of days later to buy it and it was gone . I now have the itch to get one .
    I don’t think it’s how many you need it’s how many you want .
     
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  5. sagalout

    sagalout What a plinker!

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    If the name of the day has a Y in it then you need another gun :up:
     
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    I would turn this round and say if you wish to have a collection of air powered weapons then why not? Your collection can be any number and you might never even fire them. As long as they are secure when required then no problem.

    You may own as many shotguns as you wish as long as you have sufficient security. I know a number of folk who have their dads or grandads gun in their cabinet for sentimental reasons, it never gets used.

    The only restriction comes with having to show good cause each renewal for each section 1 that you own and I know folk with 20 or more who do a considerable amount of varied pest and vermin control who can easily justify good reason. Each setup might only be used a couple of times a year for a particular type of job.
     
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  7. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

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    2 is one too many ;)
    You can only shoot one at once.

    Seriously though, you buy what you can afford and why not.

    I've really thinned my guns out over the last couple of years. I have one rifle that does everything I need.
    There'll always be a project about though.
     
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  8. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    A man needs to be prepared. My cellar armoury has built up over the years. :cool::coffee:

    Bz7r8A0IUAAkLod.jpg massive-gun-wall-room.jpg sootch-secureit-wall.jpg
     
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    Regal Man Keyboard Hero

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    Anymore than one, is too many. Agree only shoot one at a time.
    All you need is one accurate gun , invest in a desent scope. Thats all thats needed.
    If your shooting at night , consider a digital scope. They are great for day use too.
    Thats it really cal choice , take your pick.
     
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  10. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    So people shouldn't collect guns then for a hobby?
     
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    Regal Man Keyboard Hero

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    Samobaggins Keyboard Hero

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    There is no such thing as to many!
    If you can afford it then that’s all good. :D
     
  13. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    I like having the choice. Sometime I just sit there and look at them. But come the zombie apocalypse I will do alright. :thumb::D
     
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    The way i see it, we need to keep airgun manufacturers in business. So by buying up second hand ones that I like to look at and occasionally plink with, the sellers can go and purchase shiny new ones.
    In a few years time i'll buy that one as well, and the process repeats.
    Us collectors are the backbone of the economy :thumb:

    My TX200 gets about 200 shots in a week. A couple of old 10m springers get maybe 10 shots a week. The other 50 get maybe 10 shots a year. But I like owning them, so why not :)
     
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    How many? That's a loaded question isn't it? I'll get my coat.....
     
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  16. hamza

    hamza Posting Addict

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    WOW.

    Just WOW!

    Is that really yours?

    Very impressive. I'd love to know what you have but I suspect it might take far too long for you to want to answer that question!
     
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    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    You are right. It would take me far too long to answer your question so I won't. :cool::thumb::laff:
     
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    My rationale is:

    • I need a .22 for shooting rabbits, squirrels, pigeons etc up to 30 metres
    • I need a .177 for shooting rabbits, squirrels, pigeons etc further than 30 metres when I can't use my FAC rifles
    • I need a .22 FAC for shooting rabbits, squirrels, pigeons etc over longer distance
    • I need a .25 FAC for shooting rabbits, squirrels, pigeons etc over even longer distance
    • I need a bullpup for shooting rats at close distance, and for shooting from a hide
    Then I ran out of excuses and had to fall back on:
    • I need a .30 FAC because my friend has one
    • I need another gun because its shiny
    • I need another gun because my life would somehow be incomplete without it
    • I need to buy that gun because its the deal of the century
    • I need to buy that gun because I had one as a kid
    • I need to by that gun because there's a gap in my gun safe that isn't being used, which is wasteful
    Currently I am working on new excuses.
     
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  19. hamza

    hamza Posting Addict

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    • I need to buy another gun that's not shiny because otherwise the rabbits can see me
    • I need to buy another gun because my friends don't have that one and I want something different
    • I need to buy another that more suitable for HFT and fully adjustable
    • I need to buy one that has a custom stock because the others don't quite fit exactly right
    give me a shout when you need more.
     
  20. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Guns is no different to most hobbies and pastimes that include any type of hardwear - as soon as you buy a "grail gun" another grail gun comes into your radar.
     

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