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Tools and Uses => Firearms and Accessories => Topic started by: sliver on February 07, 2015, 09:00:06 PM

Title: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: sliver on February 07, 2015, 09:00:06 PM
I seem to be collecting guns (with ammo) lately and have not gotten to shoot any of my new ones.  Just far too busy to actually make the trip down to the range (I wish they were open at night).  So far I have 13 new long guns and 8 handguns I haven't shot yet and I just imported about 5 other handguns and a long gun from the mainland which haven't gotten any range time either.  I was thinking about picking up 2 or 3 more long range long guns and about 5 more handguns (not enough revolvers) to add to the collection... 

How many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?

Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: paka808 on February 07, 2015, 09:12:23 PM
Sounds like an awesome collection of firearms,i think you need a walk in firearm safe.I have 2 carbines I did not have a chance to fire, every time I get a chance to go to the range,i end up grabbing my favorite(SCAR16).
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Tom_G on February 07, 2015, 11:57:07 PM
I'm actually "up to date" at the moment.  I do have parts of an AR that haven't been fired yet, but since it isn't a gun yet, I don't think that counts.  And I may have a couple of switch barrel guns that I haven't fired every caliber through yet.  But every functional firearm I own has barked in my hands!

[EDIT]
Oh, right... except for that Enfield.  And those two Mausers.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 08, 2015, 12:09:27 AM
1.  Sig P320 9MM (bought before Christmas)
2.  S&W M&P 15-22 (registered yesterday)

I have one AR and one pistol I never intend to shoot, so those aren't included.

Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Heavies on February 08, 2015, 03:21:10 PM
I make it a point to shoot them on the day I register them!  If I got to take days off of work to comply with this states effed up laws, I'm not wasting it!!  >:D    I know one person that hasn't shot many yet...  What's the point of buying if you not trying?  Lol  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Kingkeoni on February 08, 2015, 03:38:45 PM
There's different kinds of gun guys.

Some are collectors. They never shoot their collectible guns.

Some are hunters. They shoot to sight in their guns before a hunt.

Some are recreational shooters.  This includes guys that shoot IPSC, USPSA, 3 gun, etc...

Some are pro 2a guys. They will buy a gun simply to preserve their right to own a firearm.

Just because someone buys guns to collect, doesn't make them any less a gun guy than any of the others.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: dogman on February 08, 2015, 04:17:01 PM
I have one AR and one pistol I never intend to shoot, so those aren't included.
Colts?
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 08, 2015, 04:39:50 PM
Colts?

1/2 right :)

1.  Colt Python 4" .357 (1978)

2.  Noveske N4 MOE Light Basic -- Factory-built rifle
     14.5" barrel w/pinned flaming pig flash hider, mid-length gas system and Magpul MOE furniture

Seems to be a rather hard-to-find product.  I figured this would be a good AR to hang on to as a possible collectible.

Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 08, 2015, 04:41:15 PM
There's different kinds of gun guys.

Some are collectors. They never shoot their collectible guns.

Some are hunters. They shoot to sight in their guns before a hunt.

Some are recreational shooters.  This includes guys that shoot IPSC, USPSA, 3 gun, etc...

Some are pro 2a guys. They will buy a gun simply to preserve their right to own a firearm.

Just because someone buys guns to collect, doesn't make them any less a gun guy than any of the others.
and let's not forget the effect out illustrious leader has had on demand!

(http://i.imgur.com/AtgQCkM.jpg)
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: aieahound on February 08, 2015, 05:23:19 PM
1/2 right :)

1.  Colt Python 4" .357 (1978)

2.  Noveske N4 MOE Light Basic -- Factory-built rifle
     14.5" barrel w/pinned flaming pig flash hider, mid-length gas system and Magpul MOE furniture

Seems to be a rather hard-to-find product.  I figured this would be a good AR to hang on to as a possible collectible.d

Colt Python.  Nice  :thumbsup:

You pinned a flaming pig flash hider onto a 14.5" Noveske ?  :wacko:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 08, 2015, 05:42:48 PM
Colt Python.  Nice  :thumbsup:

You pinned a flaming pig flash hider onto a 14.5" Noveske ?  :wacko:

Came from the factory pinned to make it legal, HOWEVER ....

I did misremember the brand.  It's not a flaming pig.  It's a Battlecomp BCE 1.5 Black Oxide that looks just like this:
(http://i.imgur.com/sZONM5g.jpg)

http://battlecomp.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=12 (http://battlecomp.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=12)

It's been sitting in the back of the safe so long, I'm surprised I got the rest of what I posted right!

Hopefully you understand, it's tough to get these small details right when your Chinook chopper gets hit by RPGs on your way to register your rifle the day before your permit expires .....  Memory is a strange thing sometimes!   :wave:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: dogman on February 08, 2015, 07:18:05 PM
Hopefully you understand, it's tough to get these small details right when your Chinook chopper gets hit by RPGs on your way to register your rifle the day before your permit expires .....  Memory is a strange thing sometimes!   :wave:
I hate when that happens.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: sliver on February 08, 2015, 10:06:20 PM
1.  Sig P320 9MM (bought before Christmas)
2.  S&W M&P 15-22 (registered yesterday)

I have one AR and one pistol I never intend to shoot, so those aren't included.

you never intend to shoot them? I'd shoot them if I had the time to.  are you afraid the colt will break/blow up?
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 08, 2015, 10:18:29 PM
you never intend to shoot them? I'd shoot them if I had the time to.  are you afraid the colt will break/blow up?

No you won't!!   :geekdanc:

(http://i.imgur.com/oditxQG.jpg)
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Surf on February 09, 2015, 06:56:15 PM
I have a few weapons that I have not fired.  Mostly due to the fact that they are projects that I have not had the time to get to them.  I also have some black powder weapons that are unfired, because I have always meant to get into black powder but just haven't had the time.  Other than that I do have a Ruger Takedown which is for my daughter and I have an unfired Gen 3 Glock 23, that has laser etchings on the slide and the pistol has special meaning to me.  The G23 and .40 is not my favorite so it isn't that hard to leave as is.  Other than that everything I own gets rounds through them at one time or another.  I will admit that I don't have the time to shoot most of what I own.     
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: TastesLikeMetal on February 09, 2015, 10:41:32 PM
No you won't!!   :geekdanc:

(http://i.imgur.com/oditxQG.jpg)

I'll take one for the team, let me...
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: mauidog on February 09, 2015, 11:04:47 PM
I'll take one for the team, let me...

Okay.  Meet at Koko Head range tomorrow about 9:00AM?   :thumbsup:

 >:D
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: aieahound on February 10, 2015, 08:45:27 AM
That Python is frickin' beautiful.    :o

Hey, I'm at the range but no one's here !      :grrr:

  :rofl:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: oldfart on February 10, 2015, 09:49:25 AM
Buy gun and not shoot it? Incomprehensible to me.
Like having a hot girlfriend and just texting.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Tom_G on February 10, 2015, 01:43:45 PM
Buy gun and not shoot it? Incomprehensible to me.
Like having a hot girlfriend and just texting.

+1
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: stangzilla on February 10, 2015, 04:03:14 PM
hot gf usually depreciates value over time. 
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Bcspy on February 10, 2015, 04:46:39 PM
hot gf usually depreciates value over time.

I hope my gf safe queen Benelli M1014 Limited Edition #8-- of 2500 will keep its value.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: sliver on February 10, 2015, 05:28:42 PM
Buy gun and not shoot it? Incomprehensible to me.
Like having a hot girlfriend and just texting.

I would if they would open at night.  does any range open at night on Oahu?
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: paka808 on February 10, 2015, 06:19:57 PM
Hopefully x-ring will be open at night,i think there close to being finished with the range.
Title: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Jl808 on February 10, 2015, 06:23:09 PM
2a g2g at Xring!  Celebrate Macsak's birthday at the range!
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: macsak on February 10, 2015, 07:06:58 PM

2a g2g at Xring!  Celebrate Macsak's birthday at the range!

Majalo jl
But my birthday was a week and a half ago
Maybe next year
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: talula on February 10, 2015, 07:15:54 PM
2a g2g at Xring!  Celebrate Macsak's birthday at the range!
Rumor has it they will offer a birthday package. The platinum package will have a special someone hop out of a birthday cake.
























Dexter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: macsak on February 10, 2015, 08:10:02 PM

Rumor has it they will offer a birthday package. The platinum package will have a special someone hop out of a birthday cake.
























Dexter  :thumbsup:

Champagne room?
Makin it rain?
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: xer 21 on February 12, 2015, 04:46:26 PM
Ive personally not had the urge to buy any more than what i use.  I cant imagine myself personally owning 13 rifles and 8 handguns, let alone as EXTRA stuff i havent shot.

Im more into buying a few things i really want.  Never been much into collecting.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: aieahound on February 13, 2015, 09:46:17 AM
Just one more..... :crazy:
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: Pit808 on February 13, 2015, 02:08:04 PM
I would say about 20% of my stuff hasn't been shot.  Mostly the stuff I bought under my C&R.  M1 Carbines, Garands, Mosins, SKS's, Springer 1903, various old school stuff, and I'll probably never shoot em.  60%  of my stuff shot once or twice just for function check / sight in.  The last 20% see action when I get time to shoot (lately once or twice a year !!  :( ).  Of the new stuff I haven't shot would be my G42, Encore pistol, and Beretta Neos.
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: sliver on February 14, 2015, 11:52:01 PM
Ive personally not had the urge to buy any more than what i use.  I cant imagine myself personally owning 13 rifles and 8 handguns, let alone as EXTRA stuff i havent shot.

Im more into buying a few things i really want.  Never been much into collecting.

oh trust me, the guns I have bought I have always really wanted.  they aren't cheap (well some were, couldn't turn down the deal at the time) and they are fairly rare.  I'd wager some of them you have never seen before in real life.  Either way, he who dies with the most toys wins!!!

the 13 rifles and 8 handguns are the ones I have not yet shot, my collection is larger then that haha!
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: xer 21 on March 01, 2015, 09:32:28 PM
I just dont personally see the point if you never get out and use them.  Thats all.  I wouldnt even have time to regularly shoot more than 6 or 7 different firearms.

Thats just me.  I dont buy things to have them, i buy them to use them.  Id imagine much of your collection goes relatively undisturbed for much of the time.  I mean, obviously, you have 21 that you havent even shot yet.

I think you misunderstood what i first posted.  Like, i dont understand why you're bragging about how expensive or rare your guns are.  I waant trying to say you're just buying a bunch of stuff impulsively, i was saying that i, myself personally, dont have an interest in collecting, and as such only buy things im going to regularly use.  For now, thats a collection of two, and saving money on the side for a couple more in the future (and a third if we ever get ccw).
Title: Re: collecting guns, how many of your new guns have you not gotten to shoot yet?
Post by: ren on March 01, 2015, 09:42:51 PM
this is "Merica  :thumbsup:
buy as much guns as you want. Shoot them, stare at them, dress them up like Ken and Barbie.
If I had the income then I'd have the problem of buying too much guns to not shoot all of them. That's a problem I'm working towards!  :thumbsup: Along with infinite supply of ammo. :D