RESULTS FOR: Starting a Collection
At the thread"
I have talied the votes
The purpose of this poll was to help new people asking questions on what to buy etc. etc. etc.
So what are the top five calibers and models that members believe should be in our collections according to this somewhat unscientific poll?
With the amount of votes, the error in the polling is +/- 11%. In order to get a +/- 5% error I would have to get a total of 400 votes or over 4 times as many as now.
The top five calibers are definite winners and first and second Models are definite winners. Third, Fourth and Fifth calibers are statistically tied.
#1 was 9mm (31 votes);
#2 was 45acp (15 votes);
#3 was .40 (11 votes);
#4 was .22 (10 votes);
#5 was .357 (10 votes).
#1 was the 1911 45acp (over half of the votes did not mention a specific model, and the other votes, not two of the same model were voted on);
#2 was the Glock 19;
#3 was tied between the S&W 686 4" .357, and the S&W 629 4" 44mag;
#5 was tied between the Browning Buck Mark 22, the Keltec P3AT/Ruger LCP, and the Sig 226 in 9mm.
I left the Keltec/Ruger together since most feel they are basically identical.
I was not surprised in the choice for the top 2 Calibers.
What did surprise me was that the .22lr was not a clear winner for being in the top 3 for calibers. I thought everyone would think to have a 22 in their collection! Also that the .40 was a popular as it is.
There are so many models of 1911's that it was not surprising that a specific model was not mentioned for over half the votes or that when a specific model was mentioned that there were no 2 votes the same.