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Old 06-12-2019, 09:51 PM
FNHipowerluv FNHipowerluv is offline
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Nice try, Mr. ATF man.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:21 AM
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More than 80, and I have about 15 that I have not fired, the one I have had the longest without loading or firing is a Winchester 94 I got new in '68. I own just three 1022's two are takedowns and never fired and a Henry AR-7. There are three are 15's and three AR10's unfired. I have three 40 S&W that are on the list to be shot for first time, I have a GP-100 rimfire that has never made the range bag. S&W 629 has plenty of ammo, but there have been other priorities for the past five years. Kind of crazy.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:46 AM
Rwehavinfunyet Rwehavinfunyet is offline
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Do you know how many firearems you own....?

I don't know the person that started this post with the above question, but that is personal info I do not share with anyone....

The OP may be a standard and upright nice gun guy, but I don't know him personally, and who knows what he does for a living.....what if he is an ATF agent looking for owners with a lot of firearms..... unless you know the OP personally, how many firearms a person owns need not be discussed......and IMHO, is not prudent to ask on this Forum......
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:26 AM
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ATF agent looking for a owner of lots of firearms......
Better off looking for owner of illegal firearms
Or felons that possess guns

Are you saying there is a maximum number of guns one can legally own
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:29 AM
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ATF agent looking for a owner of lots of firearms......
Better off looking for owner of illegal firearms
Or felons that possess guns

Are you saying there is a maximum number of guns one can legally own
No, but they love those headlines where they removed an arsenal of weapons from some poor guy. The general public seems to think anyone with more than a couple of guns, must be nuts anyway.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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In the words of the French in Monty Python and the Holy Grail..."None of your business!" "Now go away or we shall taunt you again!"
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Howie in AZ Howie in AZ is offline
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Yes, I know exactly how many guns and knives I have in my collection as they are all in a spreadsheet with pertinent information on each one with pictures. I love each and every one of them.
Yes, I have one special firearm that is new, unfired in its original box.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
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Federal Agency Employees

Again gentlemen, self disclosure of your personal information can and will be used against you in court. I know many Federal Employees having dealt with them almost on a daily basis throughout my career, and the will tell you the same thing. The not so nice ones will tell you straight to your face that they are here to find violations and make you pay.

So as several of us have already stated on this thread what you own, what ever it is, gold, food stores, clothes, firearms, or ammo is your business and no one else's. I submit that with the current political climate and the steady shooting events in this nation (for reasons that the Left does not understand, like permissiveness, and lax law enforcement ) there have been a new type of law know as "Red Flag" laws. Where a mere allegation could at a minimum allow local state authorities to confiscate your weapons, while branding you mentally unfit to own firearms. Then you get to spend thousands of $$ to try and clear just you name.

So what you want, share what you want, but be discrete and careful.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:56 PM
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The original post:
Do you know the exact number of firearms you own?
This is a very easy yes or no. I actually found this question interesting because so many firearm owners have no idea how many they actually have or if any could be missing. Speaking as a C/R holder if the answer is no this is not a good thing. Every gun owner should know exactly what they have and where they live. In addition, we have a responsibility to be sure our firearms are out of reach from others that might actually do bad things to good people. For some reason no wants to talk about this. No, I am not an ATF agent FTR and in my case I have a good relationship with the them as a collector and FFL holder.
Do you have any that you haven't fired yet either?
Another interesting question is my thought and the answer DSK gave was great since I fall in the exact same category.
DSK below statement was also very good:
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
And in some cases ruins the reliability of the firearm.

I am not active on this forum; however I am on others and have shared my firearms from time to time. Since everything I own is legal (I am in Cali and we must DROS every firearm), I am not overly concerned and a few of them are 1911's. This being said as Top Cover stated as many others have also be discrete and careful is great advice.

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Old 06-14-2019, 02:13 AM
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The original post:
Do you know the exact number of firearms you own?
This is a very easy yes or no. I actually found this question interesting because so many firearm owners have no idea how many they actually have or if any could be missing. Speaking as a C/R holder if the answer is no this is not a good thing. Every gun owner should know exactly what they have and where they live. In addition, we have a responsibility to be sure our firearms are out of reach from others that might actually do bad things to good people. For some reason no wants to talk about this. No, I am not an ATF agent FTR and in my case I have a good relationship with the them as a collector and FFL holder.
Do you have any that you haven't fired yet either?
Another interesting question is my thought and the answer DSK gave was great since I fall in the exact same category.
DSK below statement was also very good:
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
And in some cases ruins the reliability of the firearm.

I am not active on this forum; however I am on others and have shared my firearms from time to time. Since everything I own is legal (I am in Cali and we must DROS every firearm), I am not overly concerned and a few of them are 1911's. This being said as Top Cover stated as many others have also be discrete and careful is great advice.

Thank you bigl1911. Fortunately, most of the posters realized the questions could be answered by a yes or no response. And lots of the responses were good with useful info and several are funny. But a couple of folks got a little carried away with the conspiracy theories. A yes or no does not give away personal detailed information. I am not an ATF agent nor do I play one on TV.

I thought they were pretty decent questions.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:54 AM
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If I have any, I would know exactly how many I have. If I had any, they would all be shot the day they were be brought home.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:02 AM
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No... and yes.
Same here but that could be just 2 guns
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:39 PM
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Do you have any that you haven't fired yet either?
no... yes...

there was a time when I could have told you how many, and everything about them, maybe even the serial numbers... But, as I got older, how many didn't matter anymore. Just the one I carry matters. The rest are 'eye candy'..
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:45 PM
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The original post:
Do you know the exact number of firearms you own?
This is a very easy yes or no. I actually found this question interesting because so many firearm owners have no idea how many they actually have or if any could be missing. Speaking as a C/R holder if the answer is no this is not a good thing. Every gun owner should know exactly what they have and where they live. In addition, we have a responsibility to be sure our firearms are out of reach from others that might actually do bad things to good people. For some reason no wants to talk about this. No, I am not an ATF agent FTR and in my case I have a good relationship with the them as a collector and FFL holder.
Do you have any that you haven't fired yet either?
Another interesting question is my thought and the answer DSK gave was great since I fall in the exact same category.
DSK below statement was also very good:
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
And in some cases ruins the reliability of the firearm.

I am not active on this forum; however I am on others and have shared my firearms from time to time. Since everything I own is legal (I am in Cali and we must DROS every firearm), I am not overly concerned and a few of them are 1911's. This being said as Top Cover stated as many others have also be discrete and careful is great advice.
for those of us who live in states like Texas- where gun ownership is not restricted as in Kalifornia- we have guns all over the house. We have kids and grandkids that we taught how to handle firearms, when to handle firearms and when NOT to handle firearms. A locked up firearm is useless.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:47 PM
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ATF agent looking for a owner of lots of firearms......
Better off looking for owner of illegal firearms
Or felons that possess guns

Are you saying there is a maximum number of guns one can legally own
good! obtw what is your idea of an 'illegal firearm' ? IMHO if it is manufactured and sold- it ain't illegal
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:49 PM
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I have

102 ar's
84 1911's
63 revolvers
73 various 22's
1 m1 tank
3 howitzers
2 f14 tomcats
and 1 inflatable pink flamingo.

All have been fired even the flamingo but this is a family forum so don't ask
nice starter collection...
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:11 PM
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for those of us who live in states like Texas- where gun ownership is not restricted as in Kalifornia- we have guns all over the house. We have kids and grandkids that we taught how to handle firearms, when to handle firearms and when NOT to handle firearms. A locked up firearm is useless.
Fatboy,

We are not all from Texas. Some of us didn't grow up in a home where firearm safe handling skills are taught as standard conditions across generations. We have to take a different level of attention when it come to precautions. This being said, it doesn't mean we have all our firearms locked up or empty.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:31 PM
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Yes and Yes .I also know how many I have sold .
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:49 PM
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Yes and No.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:54 PM
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Why are so many of you guys getting you tightly whiteys in knots? The OP didn’t ask to tell how many you own, he asked it you KNOW how many you own. And if you fired all you own. He didn’t ask for any disclosure of personal information. Paranoia seems to be running rampant in this thread.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:32 AM
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Yes and yes
I also know how much ammo of each caliber I have; kinda, within 100 rounds.
I also keep an inventory of reloading components, primers, powder, projectiles.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:40 PM
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Okay guys, fess up now... who among you once pulled a gun out of the safe that you didn't even know you had?
This just happened to me last week for the first time (that I can remember) with a 1990s SIG P210-6. I generally remember the exact number of guns that I have from a given manufacturer, but I guess my memory is not quite what it used to be.

I had the gun logged in my record book, but I had completely forgotten about it. I bought it about eight years ago only because the gun came with a matching serialized .22 LR conversion kit (unserialized kits sold for ~$1,500 then, and probably more now) for the average price of a 95% P210-6 without the kit. It's my least interesting P210, but I just couldn't pass up that screaming deal. I just happened to see the auction about 15 minutes after it was posted to GB and clicked "buy now" just as fast as I could finish reviewing the ad.

Thinking I'll sell it off at some point, when the market's not so soft.
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