Today, I informed my wife I was buying another handgun. Don't get me wrong, she never says don't buy anymore, but she asked this question of me. When will you have enough guns? When is enough, enough? I told her I'd think about that. How would you answer?
As long as your hobby isn't getting in the way of other responsibilities, whats the harm? With 4 handguns and as many long guns, I'm at the point where I'm pretty comfortable with my collection. But I know there will be something sometime that will have me reaching for my wallet. As long as I have the discretionary $$$ and room in the safe, I'll be ok with making the purchase - although my wife will grumble a bit... much like I will the next time she she buys something I don't see the need for.
There's never enough.
If she is like my wife you can ask, when will you have enough shoes? purses? diamonds? the list goes on. There is really not a answer to her question.
All depends on what you want. Some guys want all the guns, some are happy with a few. I have a fairly short list of handguns that I want and an even shorter list of long guns as I don't see the need to have a bunch of safe queens. But, to each his own, and if someone has the cash and wants to fill a safe full of guns, go for it.
Well, this questions been covered before, I have 3 answers for you my friend, I tell my girlfriend..actually 1 of 4 things, either, how many purses are enough purses, or how many shoes are enough shoes, or "this is for you baby!" (she likes to shoot.) or last but not least, she thinks the revolution is coming so I'll just say its extra for whoever joins me and doesn't have a firearm...lol
When she leaves you.
Then, sell one and that's enough!
Unless I had a set number of guns that I want to own, I would answer the same way you did. That kind of question shouldn't come up often as long as you follow the rules of trade-off, one of the main ingredients to a successful marriage.
When you have no other worldly possessions with the exception of firearms and ammo. When you no longer have any currency of any kind to pay for weapons. When you cannot find anyone who will trade firearms for your car, house, clothes, children.......etc.
Just my $.02
My wife says I only have two hands why do I need so many guns? I tell her that it's like tools. You don't take out a spark plug with a pair of vice grips. And anyway..Look how cool these are!!
Here's the problem, I told my wife on my last purchase that it was the last gun for a while. told her what was next on my list but it would be later. Yesterday, I was browsing Gunbroker, just looking, and bid on a gun thinking, no way I'll win at the price I bid. Well, I won. Good deal on a special gun, what's a guy to do? But, I still have the want list So, for me now, enough includes at least one more
Depends why you're buying guns, doesn't it? If you are only buying for self defense purposes then enough is enough when you have a sufficient number of guns to fulfil that purpose. If you buy guns because shooting is a hobby, then enough is only enough when you either run out of money, or your purchasing handguns is cutting into your retirement account
This is why I love the way my wife and I have our banking set up. We have a shared checking account and savings account, and then each have our own checking and savings.
Most of the $$$ goes into the shared accounts for our expenses, but each of us has a set, small amount that goes into our own accounts each paycheck. That $$$ is the play money. We do whatever we want with it. She may roll her eyes, but if I buy a gun, it's with my money, so she doesn't really care. Same with her and shoes!
Works great, saves a lot of strife.
from my viewpoint, the answer to that questions is one more
Tongue-in-cheek "nothing's enough" remarks aside, I think this is the answer you're looking for:
Personally, my reaction to "he who dies with the most toys wins" is "he's still dead", but I've got enough hobbies that I probably shouldn't be talking...
I have been through that "When will you have enough" speach. I told my wife she was crossing a line to a place she didn't want to go. I added as ong as the bills are paid, there is food in the fridge and she has enough money left over to buy whatever she wants then discussions about additions to my gun collection are off limits!
"when every hand in the house has a gun"
"a different gun for a different DB"
"next time you get a gun, I get a new dishwasher"
"A fridge will be 2 guns"
"you can never have enough purses and shoes, especially shoes!"
"if handguns are his only vice, she should consider herself lucky!"
all are actual quotes from my wife!!!!!