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    starting a collection

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    what 5 handguns, on the market today, would you want for a well rounded collection?

    regarding the thread "how many guns do you own"
    How many Handguns Do You Own - Poll #2 - More Options
    50% own 5 or less handguns
    this forum gets a lot of inquiries about "first purchases"
    and most often this forum recommends a 9mm semiauto
    so since 90% own 2 or more handguns ...
    What would be - in order of preference-
    your first five handguns?
    Or to put it another way,
    what 5 handguns on the market today would you want for a well rounded collection?

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    CZ P-01
    HK USP9c
    S&W 686 4"
    SIG SP2022 9mm
    Glock 19

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    I don't really need a well-rounded collection for my pistol use (which is pretty strictly defensive), but if I did:

    Glock 17 or 19
    Glock 26
    KelTec P3AT or Ruger LCP
    S&W 629 4"
    Browning Buckmark
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    mike:
    why did you pick the browning buckmark for the 22semiauto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    mike:
    why did you pick the browning buckmark for the 22semiauto?
    I like the disassembly/reassembly process better than the equivalent Rugers. I like the sights and trigger better. When I was a 1911 guy, I liked the grip angle better.

    But hey, I sold mine, so what do I know?
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    FNH FNP9
    S&W 686, 6-inch barrel
    Good 1911. If I'm forced to be specific, how about a Kimber Classic II?
    Ruger Mark III
    CZ 83

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    hey mike:
    i used to own a ruger also and sold it for the same reason
    plus i sold it to my unsespecting cousin
    i have a P22 but it is too short and am thinking of a S&W 617
    just wondering how many will choose that one for their 22

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    hey "justrick"
    i like your spread of different calibers
    if you chose one 9mm you'd have 5!

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    would it be better to have one of each caliber or
    one of each action/rimfire/centerfire for a collection

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    Manufacturer/Caliber

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    What will be the purpose of your collection? I once collected a considerable number of vintage, Smith and Wesson Revolvers. I also collected older military rifles; handloaded for them and shot them. I knew someone who collected Colt single action revolvers; and someone who collected military style pistols. The genre is broad and varied.

    If you want to have a collection, figure out your desires and interests and seek those out. If you are actually interested in a small, personal arsenal, then go for the guns intrigues you. But I would suggest that you think about it and seek what you personally like rather than the mixed bag of ideas you will get from us here.

    For some reason I cannot quite fathom, I really want a Ruger Super Redhawk. I no longer have any real need for something like that; but perhaps that is what "collecting" is about.

    Good luck with yours.

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    Teuthis:
    i was asking along the lines of today's handguns
    would you get one of each caliber
    or
    would you get on of each action (SA, DA, semiauto - and rimfire and centerfire) that is six combinations
    but what 5 would you get for a good basic collection

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    your signature is a favorite saying of Caligula!!!!

    gotta wonder

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    My 5

    My list would be:

    S&W Model 29 .44mag (Gotta love Dirty Harry)
    M&P 40 (Really like the 15 rounds of .40)
    Ruger P89 (Built like a tank, one of 6 people in the world that like the looks)
    S&W 686P .357mag (If 6 shots are good, 7 are better)
    Colt Peacemaker (It won the west, what else needs to be said)

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    My five would be thusly:

    a .22lr for plinking and/or competition: Feinwerkbau AW93

    a 9mm CCW: Glock 26

    a range/fun/ gun: a 1911, probably a classic Colt

    a 6" .357 revolver: S&W (but would prefer a Python, if you would allow me one used handgun)

    a weird handgun: H&K P7

    PhilR.

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    22-Browning Buckmark (I like the trigger more than a Ruger Mk)
    9mm-Sig 226
    40-Para P16
    45-A 1911 (There's a ton to fill that spot..I'm partial to my Springfield)
    44-S&W Model 29

    That is if I had to pick five. Heh..I'd never be able to and looking at my rather eclectic family O' firearms is proof of that..

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    some pretty cool collections for 5
    keep em coming

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    I just had a conversation about gun collections today at lunch. Although it would not be very well rounded I would like to collect 9mm service pistols someday. If I could have five I think they would be the following:

    Glock 17
    Beretta 92FS
    Sig Sauer P226
    Browning Hi-Power

    Not totally sure about the fifth one but maybe an Heckler und Koch USP or Smith & Wesson 5906.

    For a more rounded collection I would probably go with something along these lines:

    Glock 19
    Smith & Wesson K or L frame in .357 Magnum
    Semi-auto Ruger .22
    1911 of some sort in .45ACP
    Smith & Wesson J frame in .38 Special

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    My list would consist of the following. These are dream guns. The only one I would go back and forth on would be the 1911. There are so many O would love to own. The rest are pretty set in stone.

    .22 Sig Hammerli Trailsiide
    .45 ACP Kimber Grand Raptor II
    .40 S&W Sig Sauer P226 Ellite
    .357 Ruger GP-100 4"
    9mm HK P30L (long slide)

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    hey!!
    a first...
    one person actually listed 5 guns all of one caliber!

    I wondered if someone would.

    keep the options coming
    thank you

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