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Just curious what you think are the guns that should be in everyone's collection and why.

Looking for reasons other then it's a nice gun, it fires great, good caliber, etc.

- AR15 - for it's military history
- Beretta M9 - same reason
- 1911 - isn't it obvious
- Walther PPK - Bond, James Bond
- .357 - everyone should own one revolver - these were the first modern handguns
 

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I think a target 22 should eventually be in everyone's collection. After 13 years of shooting handguns, I just finally got mine :)

I agree with the rest of your list.... Except, I still don't have my revolver :p
 

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A Carbine... AR, AK, PS90, Lever Action, easy to pack if on the move.
A Pump Shotgun... Rem 870, home defense.
A Long Gun... bolt or semi... FAL, REM 700, Target shooting.
A Large semi Handgun... 1911, BHP, Self Defense.
A Small semi Handgun... P99cAS, SIG P232, Kahr PM9, concealed.
A Large wheel Gun... .357, .44, Just fun.
A Small wheel gun... S&W642, hide away.
And a good pellet gun, pests.
And a safe to put them in, safety.
I think that covers it. :lol:

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12 ga with 00/#7/steel bb/slugs that is all you need
 

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I wasn't really looking for guns that are good to have for self defense
If you read my original post.

I was curious what guns you think should be in a collection for reasons other then - it's a nice gun, good defensive load etc.
Looking for guns that have a history with our miltary or others like the AR and M9 or are popular for reasons like the ppk and the bond movies
 

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Well, U edited your original post - Now, I'll jump in and say I am a P99 fan - not a PPK fan.

I think EVERYONE should have a:

- PS90 (long gun :) )
- Target 22
- Shotgun
- regular size handgun - preferably a P99 A/S with a hard chromed slide 8) :lol:
- a 1911
- a compact handgun - preferably a compact P99 A/S with a hard chromed slide :shock:
 

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wlcohen said:
I wasn't really looking for guns that are good to have for self defense
If you read my original post.

I was curious what guns you think should be in a collection for reasons other then - it's a nice gun, good defensive load etc.
Looking for guns that have a history with our miltary or others like the AR and M9 or are popular for reasons like the ppk and the bond movies
In that case, a Winchester 1873. :?

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M1 garand
The rifle that won WWII A must have with a 1911

.38 colt diamond back a colt classic

1006 S&W 10mm a f-ing sweet pistol
 

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1. Thompson SMG (Still the orginal)
2. Some form of the M1 (30-06 Won the 2nd War)
3. 1911 (All American, still the best)
4. PPK (These are just great pieces, gotta love them)
5. 870 Pump (because everybody has 1)
6. AK or SKS (Just plain fun)
7. 38 special revolver (Step brother of the 1911)
8. Gotta have cowboy lever action .22
9. 1903 Springfield bolt action (won the Great War)
10. (2) Walther P22’s so you can play John Mclain from diehard
and make a lot of noise!
 

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What I think and what I own are two different things.

Here.

Reccomended essentials for general shooting and sporting.

1. A rimfire rifle- all around usefulness, small game, target shooting, plinking, time filler when varmint shooting or long range days, a trainer for friends and family.

2. A rimfire pistol or revolver- same reasons as above

3. A good handgun in a common calibur - A primary sidearm that is not behond your personal limits for practice/training, range shooting, personal defense.

4. A 12ga. shotgun- The older I get, the more I end up getting invited to bird hunting trips, sporting clay shoots, trap shoots and hand thrown clay shoots. This is an excellent source for fun, it's hard to get excited over a non-tactical shotgun but money well spent. granted there is no such thing as an all purpose shotgun but 12ga. is more general and can be used in many more types of shooting and hunting.

5. A "go too" rifle- Again, there's no such thing as an all purpose rifle but you can get fairly close. A good centerfire rifle can be used for hunting, range shooting, developing fundimental skills, home and personal protection, and even be employed in tactical scenerios.

6. A hunting rifle-I have a .308 bolt gun but it's really heavy for hunting. I use it for hunting sometimes but it limits me quite a bit. Even if your not an avid hunter a high-power rifle (especially in a bolt or breach loader) is much more enjoyable to shoot than most guns due to emphasis on single shot placement, range calculations, wind calls, mirage, load develpoment. It's an exploration on the technical side of shooting.

7 (if you have a CCW) A good carry gun - Carry guns are a very delicate balance between stopping power, capacity and concealability. Finding one that works for you may take more time than you think.


More refineing

Many guns are very specific for use. Take for example the PS-90. This is designed as a PDW or a CQB gun. It's not nearly as versitile as say an AR-15 which is why it didn't make my essentials list.
Shotguns perfect examples of how specific guns can be. pheasant hunters and duck hunters use very different guns (don't have to but it's much better if you do) Same with Turkey. Of the difference between trap and sporting clays or tactical They are all very different machines.
 

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Sgt. 0811 said:
Reccomended essentials for general shooting and sporting.
Thanks, good info
but not what i was looking for if you read my original post

I was looking for guns that you should own based on siginifigance of the firearm in the history of firearms

like the Beretta M9 due to is military use
or the Glock 9mm for starting the plastic wonder 9 revolution
& the ppk for the bond movies

things like that

I am not so sure what about that concept is so difficult to understand
 

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Any gun that will anger liberals is a good gun to collect, for that reason alone (plus lots of others).

With that said, the PS90 is an obvious collectors gun. Imported everything (ammo, name, it's just on the evil list because of the ammo alone! that's not including the bullpup style gun).

The FS2000, most of the same reasons above.

Rare NEWER guns such as the Sig 556 and Robarms XCR. The XCR has quad rail, high cap. mags, collapsing PLUS folding stock. Both are somewhat pricey for a newer AR style gun and hard to find/get.

Any imported gun such as the HK 91, FAL, this sort. They are in high demand for many reasons, PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY being one of them.

Any pre-ban (sub)machine gun. A full auto uzi would be a good one to have. They are high quality guns (unlike tech 9's and mac's) and sell easily.

Any full auto at that rate. If you CAN (by this I mean afford) buy one, it's going to be a good collectors item.

"Evil" Shotguns, high cap shotgun mags, pistol grips, the list goes on. The Tromix comes to mind. It's even got a folding stock!

Any HIGH QUALITY HK/FAL knock off's. The DSA FAL and the PTR91 would fall under this category. I'm not 100% sure on the DSA, but the PTR uses all HK tooling. Once all of the HK's sell, these are next.

Any imported HK. Those guys are straight up nuts when it comes to guns.
:lol:

M1 garand, since it's just full of heritage.

I guess this goes along with the FAL and HK91, but all battle rifles (SOCOM's). Their badass guns.

A MUST HAVE (I wish I could afford one) is the Barret or ANY SEMI-(or even bolt action) .50 BMG. I would tend to think that 9 out of 10 (or a greater percentage) SERIOUS collectors all own these. Aside from full-auto's, it's the next most sought after gun, and you pay for it.
 

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OK then, well having been corrected... here.


1911- Absolute genius design, still in service in the millitary today. Almost 100 years after it's conception the 1911 remains one of the cornerstones to pistol marksmanship.

AR-15- It's incredibly long service as the primary small arm of the U.S. Millitary, one of the few semi-autos that is able to shoot true sub-M.O.A. groups.

Remington 700 action- the Action used on the M40, M40A1 M40A3 and M24 sniper rifles of the U.S. Millitary.
 

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A 45-70, originated in 1873, first (I think) Government caliber. I have two, both being Marlins, an 1895 GS Guide Gun 18.5" and an 1895 CB (Cowboy)26". Both will shoot a 3 shot ragged hole at 100 yards. Plus it will stop anything breathing on the planet.
I am new here to the forum. Hope this post is OK.
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