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Blackhawk556
03-03-2010, 11:15 PM
i've read several posts over the last year in which people post that they have 2 or 3 guns of the exact same make and model.
Me, I like to just one of each but i can't understand why some people have 2 or 3 (glock 17, 19, sig 226, xd, or whatever)
is there a reason why you would buy the exact same gun more than once?

i understand the same caliber but i don't get owning the same gun twice

someR1
03-03-2010, 11:24 PM
i've read several posts over the last year in which people post that they have 2 or 3 guns of the exact same make and model.
Me, I like to just one of each but i can't understand why some people have 2 or 3 (glock 17, 19, sig 226, xd, or whatever)
is there a reason why you would buy the exact same gun more than once?

i understand the same caliber but i don't get owning the same gun twice

Well, it's kinda like being a BAMF shooting two guns at the same time. reloading will be easier because you won't have to think about which clip goes with what gun. I don't own two of the same make/model, and I don't plan too. In my mind, people that do this are just sh1ting money lol.

1 SIG fan
03-03-2010, 11:26 PM
my HD pistols are the same, (but different finish). reason being They should be same capacity and size for quick framalirity and interchangeable mags and ammo. that is a MUST.

Other then that, it drives me nuts to have 2 redundant style/functioning weapons. I'd rahter sell a dupe and move on.

i1800collect
03-03-2010, 11:30 PM
i've read several posts over the last year in which people post that they have 2 or 3 guns of the exact same make and model.
Me, I like to just one of each but i can't understand why some people have 2 or 3 (glock 17, 19, sig 226, xd, or whatever)
is there a reason why you would buy the exact same gun more than once?

i understand the same caliber but i don't get owning the same gun twice

some ppl are less interested in collecting a large variety of guns and heavily focus their training on a few platforms. it's nice to have backups of guns they train with.

ivanimal
03-03-2010, 11:32 PM
I have a bunch of Pythons. Anacondas, and other duplicate Colts. I also have a bunch of duplicate rifles, 1911's and such. That way when I sell one I still have it. So to speak.

randy
03-03-2010, 11:33 PM
I have multiples of Smith Revolvers I just like the looks of the Model 19. I have multiple SVI's. I have multiple 1911's, Rifles and Benellis.

I found something that worked I tried to keep the different operating systems down.

My reason for multiple SVI's and 1911's rifles and shotguns is, I traveled and spent a bunch of money on matches. If a gun goes down I have a spare, I might blow the stage or a few minutes of a training class but I'm ready to go in short order.

dragonbait1a
03-03-2010, 11:35 PM
While I don't (yet) have multiples I do champion the idea especially for defensive firearms


Parts, ammo and magazines are the same.
If one gets stolen, or confiscated you have another.
The concept of a backup gun in carry (if one jams or runs dry you can transition faster then reloading)
Guns for family or friends in case of emergency.
Only have to learn 1 manual of arms (this makes it easy to teach as well)


For fun guns get what you like, but the concept of the same (or similar) guns for fighting is sound IMHO.

RGB

SmokinMr2
03-03-2010, 11:37 PM
I can tell you that I will end up with a 3rd CZ75 Compact. :)

First one, my dad loved so I gifted it. Replaced it with #2.
Wife wants it so I'll end up getting another ;)

Friar_Tuck
03-03-2010, 11:37 PM
For dual wielding! (Like in HALO!)

Blackhawk556
03-03-2010, 11:42 PM
I can tell you that I will end up with a 3rd CZ75 Compact. :)

First one, my dad loved so I gifted it. Replaced it with #2.
Wife wants it so I'll end up getting another ;)
this is different. your giving one to your dad and wife. not all 3 for you

For dual wielding! (Like in HALO!)

call of duty modern warfare is better:D:D

johnthomas
03-03-2010, 11:42 PM
I have 3 cz 52's. When I bought them, they were 139.00 buy 3 and they were 129.00 each. These guns are fun and cheap to shoot. One I put walnut grips, new firing pin and extended slide release on. I also bought an armorers kit. I figured if anything else, down the road, it's money in the bank if I choose to sell any of them. Which I don't plan on. Another advantage is all the magazines.

BillCA
03-03-2010, 11:52 PM
There are some folks who like a specific model or style handgun so that's what they buy. Finishes may vary, as may some features, but they like the particular gun.

For me, it's the S&W Model 39. Slim, light, 9mm that's reliable and accurate. Feels better in my hand than any of the poly-nine's do.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/swa/M39x4S_1564.jpg

And, of course, there are those of us who appreciate John Moses Browning's legend. If one is good, more must be better, right? ;)

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/1911/1911M_1202.jpg

aermotor
03-03-2010, 11:54 PM
I own two FNP-40s. One reason I have two is because I just really love their look, fit and feel. Secondly, they are the only handguns I own so all my mags are interchangeable. The wife (or anyone) and I can use then same guns and share ammo, mags etc. Perfect for SHTF :)

Blackhawk556
03-03-2010, 11:56 PM
I have multiples of Smith Revolvers I just like the looks of the Model 19. I have multiple SVI's. I have multiple 1911's, Rifles and Benellis.

I found something that worked I tried to keep the different operating systems down.

My reason for multiple SVI's and 1911's rifles and shotguns is, I traveled and spent a bunch of money on matches. If a gun goes down I have a spare, I might blow the stage or a few minutes of a training class but I'm ready to go in short order.

Ok I can see why you would require multiple guns of the same type. In a match it is important since YOU trained on that platform. Some people on the other hand just buy multiples just because

Blackhawk556
03-04-2010, 12:01 AM
There are some folks who like a specific model or style handgun so that's what they buy. Finishes may vary, as may some features, but they like the particular gun.

For me, it's the S&W Model 39. Slim, light, 9mm that's reliable and accurate. Feels better in my hand than any of the poly-nine's do.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/swa/M39x4S_1564.jpg

And, of course, there are those of us who appreciate John Moses Browning's legend. If one is good, more must be better, right? ;)

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/1911/1911M_1202.jpg
Yikes!!!! Four of the same
that's why I didn't get. It's good to hear your reason though cus at first I was really confused.

1911s
heck that's a 1911, go ahead and have 100 of those. If it was me though I wouldn't buy 2 of the same 1911s. I would buy from each custom shop

RogueSniper
03-04-2010, 12:06 AM
I have a bunch of Pythons. Anacondas, and other duplicate Colts. I also have a bunch of duplicate rifles, 1911's and such. That way when I sell one I still have it. So to speak.

What he said, plus, one to shoot and one to keep. When I bought dupes, they weren't necessarily your everyday piece. A couple are unique and some are addictions. :D

Hmmm, I'm still eyeballing your collection Ivanimal. :cool::whistling:

Miltiades
03-04-2010, 3:29 AM
I own multiple copies of several guns because of collecting activities. I always try to specialize when I am collecting, so I might have several of the same thing. Here are a couple of examples:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o25/pogo2/ThreeGoldCups20.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o25/pogo2/ThreeSW66s01.jpg

Greg-Dawg
03-04-2010, 4:57 AM
Glocks and black rifles only for me...why? Because I can get new Glocks for $398.20 and my guns never failed me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/G-27016.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/LatestAR15003.jpg

thefurball
03-04-2010, 5:12 AM
I have a matched pair of SigP226s: One for the left side holster and one for the right so as not to be out of balance when I walk. :gunsmilie:

Actually it was simply the result of finding the second one at a price that was too good to pass up.

Call_me_Tom
03-04-2010, 5:41 AM
I don't have multiple weapons but I may in the future. My reasoning is that it will be used mostly by my girlfriend & I'll already have a ton of spare parts & accessories for it e.g. holsters, magazines, etc.

XDRoX
03-04-2010, 6:38 AM
I have two of everything. In case of divorce and she takes half of everything.

aermotor
03-04-2010, 8:50 AM
I have two of everything. In case of divorce and she takes half of everything.

:gene:

gordyboard02
03-04-2010, 8:53 AM
I have a hard time passing up a good deal...just cause I already have it doesn't mean I won't pick up another if the price is right! (this ends with me having WAY too many ruger semi-autos)

C_1
03-04-2010, 9:34 AM
Some people are not really interested in collecting a wide range of different guns and limit themselves to what they actually use. Train with one type, and have back ups. Familiarity, commonality, and what not.

I bet a lot of people own a Glock, or two, and either a few ARs or AKs.

wamphyri13
03-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Do 1911's even count? Sure they're all 1911's but they are almost all different.
BillCA's Smith's might be the exception. His are identical. I have lots of 1911's, but no two are exactly alike. Again, they're all 1911's, but none are the same.
Ryan

oghl888
03-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Let's see what I can think of ...

2 west German 226's in 9mm, because they are great
3 glock 17s
4 CZ 75's (only 2 of them are exactly the same though, the SP-01s)
2 686s
5 1911s (only 2 are exactly the same)
2 HK P2000 V3

nmerced
03-04-2010, 11:50 AM
New York Reload :D
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DArBad
03-04-2010, 3:41 PM
I have 3 1911s, 2 springfields and 1 colt 1991.

I'd like to emulate...... Bruce Willis in.... The Last Man Standing!!!:D:D

liketoshoot
03-04-2010, 3:43 PM
I have 2 P6's, bought the first one and liked it then got the other for less and in better condition.

jyo
03-04-2010, 3:54 PM
Because I want to!

Blackhawk556
03-04-2010, 3:59 PM
Let's see what I can think of ...

2 west German 226's in 9mm, because they are great
3 glock 17s
4 CZ 75's (only 2 of them are exactly the same though, the SP-01s)
2 686s
5 1911s (only 2 are exactly the same)
2 HK P2000 V3

why do you own 3 glock 17s?
just curious

Jerm
03-04-2010, 4:06 PM
i am in the process of building two more AR style rifles although I already own one but each gun is going to be different in fact I am thinking one will have no evil features so I can use larger magazines that I already possess i bought some years ago even though I did not own a gun because I planned to someday. I have one 1911 pistol and I am already planning on my next one!

Rob454
03-04-2010, 4:08 PM
Closest I come to the multiple gun thing is Ruger pistolseries.
I have a
Ruger P85 MkII
Ruger P90
And I had but sold
Ruger P89
Ruger P90 ( second one)
Ruger P345 ( didnt care for that one as far as handling/feel) but it was accurate as hell

Reason I have Rugers is because I actually like them. Great guns for the price, reliable and accurate.

fullspeed1
03-04-2010, 4:11 PM
2 Glock 19's, Because I can. Same guns, platform, Magazines, and ammo.

dstiltner
03-04-2010, 4:21 PM
I have eight 1911s and plan on buying or building more. I am a compulsive collector and love to shoot my 1911s. I tried to limit myself to different calibers and barrel lengths but a duplicate Government .45 ACP got in there somehow.

Super Spy
03-04-2010, 4:30 PM
You mean there are people on Calguns that don't own multiple AR's? I thought that was required for membership? :sarcasm: Seriously the AR platform is so versatile owning several is easy, each tailored for slightly different tasks, while sharing parts and mags. I plan on owning multiple 1911's (of both Colt and Swiss flavors) Don't even get me started on Mausers......You need a CZ-24, a Yugo, a K-98, a Nazi Marked one.....and that's just the basic 8mm flavor, there are many more. Granted there may be subtle differences like the 1911 for Wild Bunch won't have the Fiber Optic Sights like you'd put on an IDPA gun. Still same gun, same mag, same guts........

SDJim
03-04-2010, 4:35 PM
I have multiple 1911's. One is set up for Bullseye Hardball, one for wadcutters, I'm going to put a .22 barrel & slide on one and eventually I'll get around to building a tactical officers model.

Oh and two 225's. One I bought because I wanted it. The other one because I couldn't pass up on the deal and will probably give it to my daughter once she is finished with school.

BigDogatPlay
03-04-2010, 4:41 PM
I own multiple S&W revolvers, mainly K frames. I am fixing to DROS yet another. They are each unique in their own way, even though they may be of same frame and similar / identical calibers.

That's why it's called a "disease". :D

MoBait
03-04-2010, 4:43 PM
Wow, I always thought it's in case you were challenged to a duel.

timdps
03-04-2010, 4:56 PM
For dual wielding! (Like in HALO!)

Check! Have not yet made the bracket that holds the sight blocks together so I can do the horizontal dual wield gangster thing... :D
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/337/2dracos.th.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/2dracos.jpg/)


Wow, I always thought it's in case you were challenged to a duel.

Check!
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2498/dueldracos.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/dueldracos.jpg/)

hawk81
03-04-2010, 4:59 PM
Hell yes, CZ's And Highpowers. Only way to go.

maschronic
03-04-2010, 5:05 PM
why would people own the same guns. :)

why have 1 when you can own many of the same. haha.

i have 3 92fs, 2 kimbers, 2 FN 5.7, i don't even want to get into M1 Garands.

pingpong
03-04-2010, 5:08 PM
I have a bunch of Mosins, but that's just because they're cheap and each is a little different (round receiver vs hex, tula vs izzy, etc etc).

I wouldnt buy 2 identical black Glock 17's though. Maybe if one was a black 1st gen and another was an OD 4th gen, but even that's pushing it.

cudakidd
03-04-2010, 5:15 PM
Depends on the sport. For cowboy action shooting two revolvers is required. And I like shooting something different each match, sooo two 1860,1851, walkers, dragoons, LeMats, etc. Plus stuff breaks in those matches so back up rifles and shotguns.

For Bianchi I have a S&W 41 for me and one for my wife...

MoBait
03-04-2010, 5:33 PM
I have a bunch of Mosins, but that's just because they're cheap and each is a little different (round receiver vs hex, tula vs izzy, etc etc).


Making it a good weapon to arm your minions with in a SHTF scenario

BigBoyPinoy
03-04-2010, 5:44 PM
Multiple guns of different models and calibers for fun and variety. Having the right caliber for whatever available ammo there is for SHTF.

Multiple guns of same model and caliber, for familiarity, parts, mag compatibility.

Ding126
03-04-2010, 6:02 PM
same pistol(s) in several locations in the house..same ammo, same mags, same operation. You don't need to remember which pistol you are using. It come automatically through practic and everything is interchangable...I also have the same pistols in different calibers as well...only because I like them. ( HK USP )

Glock20 because I like 10mm...no saftey..point and shoot

4 AR's..9mm, 40, .223 & .223...same opreation, saftey & feel...whats a better way to famiiarize in function and operation
9mm for son, 40 cal for wife and 5.56 for dad...easier to pick up another loaded rifle than to change a mag....thats what the secret service agent told me when he was checking his 2 uzi's
1 benelli m4 ( HD )
1 Hk 91 ( RAW ) ( longer shots to reach out and touch someone )

romeomikelima
03-04-2010, 6:02 PM
*****

El Gato
03-04-2010, 6:08 PM
While I don't (yet) have multiples I do champion the idea especially for defensive firearms


Parts, ammo and magazines are the same.
If one gets stolen, or confiscated you have another.
The concept of a backup gun in carry (if one jams or runs dry you can transition faster then reloading)
Guns for family or friends in case of emergency.
Only have to learn 1 manual of arms (this makes it easy to teach as well)


For fun guns get what you like, but the concept of the same (or similar) guns for fighting is sound IMHO.

RGB

Yep...that's it...

sniper5
03-04-2010, 6:26 PM
Just bought a 6" Ruger GP100 after my wife complained she was tired of me shooting hers and making it hot. Told me I HAD to buy my own.

Funny thing is, she used to be big time anti. God I love this woman.

IllTemperedCur
03-04-2010, 7:12 PM
Because I can.


We can all give our lists and reasoning....but THIS is the only reason that really matters.

Also, every time you buy another gun, Sarah Brady cries.

Ding126
03-04-2010, 7:52 PM
We can all give our lists and reasoning....but THIS is the only reason that really matters.

Also, every time you buy another gun, Sarah Brady cries.

Ding ding ding....best reason so far!

Blackhawk556
03-04-2010, 9:20 PM
We can all give our lists and reasoning....but THIS is the only reason that really matters.

Also, every time you buy another gun, Sarah Brady cries.

Of all the reasons people have given me on why they buy multiples this is the best answer that I have received. :) lol

mods, shut this thread down now. We have an answer :)
j/k :)

BillCA
03-05-2010, 2:07 AM
I own multiple S&W revolvers, mainly K frames. I am fixing to DROS yet another. They are each unique in their own way, even though they may be of same frame and similar / identical calibers.

OMG... K-frames.... How did I forget those?
3 - Model 19's
2 - Model 15's
2 - K-38 4-inch (M15/M67)
2 - K frame .357 snubbies (M19/M66)
3 - K frame 4-inch (M15/M67/M19)


http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff111/BillCA/Hobby/kf/KFrames_1747.jpg

Sam
03-05-2010, 7:10 AM
One for defense and one for a backup in case one goes down for whatever reason...besides I really like 1911s.

Deadbolt
03-05-2010, 7:26 AM
I'd have a pretty hard time finding another S&W 6906 - but if i could for a reasonable cost, id buy another in a heart beat.


That being said, my first "duplicate" gun is going to be a m24/47 8mm yugo mauser.

shoupdawg
03-05-2010, 7:26 AM
For dual wielding! (Like in HALO!)

This. I've been wanting to get a 2nd P6, and my g/f thinks that makes me too gun nut!

mrboma
03-05-2010, 8:43 AM
Because 2 is 1 and 1 is none?
Regards,
Mike

sixniner
03-05-2010, 8:50 AM
Because I can!

Noxx
03-05-2010, 9:00 AM
I have multiples in several firearms. I have a closet full of SKS's, because for a long time you could get them for $150 all day long, they're great, and I like Russian milsurps.

The same logic explains the dozen or so Mosin's around here.

The only "premium" guns I have dupes of are twin P220's, I bought the second from a poster here because it was a smoking deal.

ianS
03-05-2010, 9:12 AM
1. Easier/Better to train on one same/similar platform and manual of arms. For instance, I'm happy with my Remington 870P just fine. I have no desire to own a Mossberg, Winchester, or FN increasing training time/money on a different platform or manual of arms. I need to get "good enough" with the 870 as it is. I've come to feel the same about handguns unless something can serve a different role or in a caliber not available in that platform.
2. Guns break. You have a "back up" of your favorite in case one goes down. (Also if it gets taken as evidence)
3. Accessories like mags/holster the same
4. If I own one copy I tend to baby it too much.
5. When you realize you prefer one platform over others why own or shoot something you like less? Ammo's expensive as it is.

There are simply more practical advantages than disadvantages. I used to own a variety of handguns. It felt less fulfilling constantly acclimating to a different one constantly. If I feel like shooting something "different" that's what the rentals are for at the local range. I guess I care more about how I'm shooting these days than owning the varieties of guns out there.

nrvnqsrxk
03-05-2010, 9:17 AM
As Costa says, two is one and one is nun.

Beee Ceee
03-05-2010, 9:23 AM
I like this argument. Could be bad news if you have a single action at the one place and a dual action somewhere else and end up mixing up what you think you have in hand. I can only imagine how I would handle a stressful situation. I could see an ND happening..

Training...Training..Training.

I personally don't have two of the same gun, but now I may have to rethink that.....hmmmm

some ppl are less interested in collecting a large variety of guns and heavily focus their training on a few platforms. it's nice to have backups of guns they train with.

Blackhawk556
03-05-2010, 10:03 AM
I like the idea of training on the same platform It makes a lot of sense. For me, right now I'm thinking of spending my money on 9mm handguns . I'm going to stick to 9mm for awhile that way I don't have to buy several calibers. Only gun I might switch to is a 1911 in .45 :)


1. Easier/Better to train on one same/similar platform and manual of arms. For instance, I'm happy with my Remington 870P just fine. I have no desire to own a Mossberg, Winchester, or FN increasing training time/money on a different platform or manual of arms. I need to get "good enough" with the 870 as it is. I've come to feel the same about handguns unless something can serve a different role or in a caliber not available in that platform.
2. Guns break. You have a "back up" of your favorite in case one goes down. (Also if it gets taken as evidence)
3. Accessories like mags/holster the same
4. If I own one copy I tend to baby it too much.
5. When you realize you prefer one platform over others why own or shoot something you like less? Ammo's expensive as it is.

There are simply more practical advantages than disadvantages. I used to own a variety of handguns. It felt less fulfilling constantly acclimating to a different one constantly. If I feel like shooting something "different" that's what the rentals are for at the local range. I guess I care more about how I'm shooting these days than owning the varieties of guns out there.

sigfan91
03-05-2010, 11:47 AM
I don't have multiples of the same exact gun. They have different serial numbers. :D

Super Spy
03-05-2010, 3:55 PM
Thanks for all the reasons to go out and buy more guns...