starting a collection
what 5 handguns, on the market today, would you want for a well rounded collection?
regarding the thread "how many guns do you own"
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?
S&W 686 4"
SIG SP2022 9mm
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
KelTec P3AT or Ruger LCP
S&W 629 4"
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.
Originally Posted by hideit
But hey, I sold mine, so what do I know? ;)
S&W 686, 6-inch barrel
Good 1911. If I'm forced to be specific, how about a Kimber Classic II?
Ruger Mark III
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
i like your spread of different calibers
if you chose one 9mm you'd have 5!
would it be better to have one of each caliber or
one of each action/rimfire/centerfire for a collection
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.
i was asking along the lines of today's handguns
would you get one of each caliber
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
your signature is a favorite saying of Caligula!!!!
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)
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
22-Browning Buckmark (I like the trigger more than a Ruger Mk)
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..:smt082
some pretty cool collections for 5
keep em coming
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:
Sig Sauer P226
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:
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
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)
one person actually listed 5 guns all of one caliber!
I wondered if someone would.
keep the options coming
I'm already 4/5 there...
XD9SC (Ultimate Carry Gun)
XD45 4" (45 ACP Drawer/Range Gun)
KelTec P-3AT (Ultra-Concealed Gun)
Browning Buckmark (Range Toy Plinker)
Springfield Armory 1911 Custom Shop Trophy Match Stainless (Just Because)
I already have 3/5.
1. Kimber Custom TLE II...45
2. Kimber Ultra CDP...45
3. S&W Model 19 6"...357/38
The two that I want and are missing from my list
4. STI Legend...40
5. Colt Python 4"...357/38
HK USP 45
HK USPc 40
Of course it's personal preference. They fit my hands and so I go with them. You and your hands must decide for yourself.