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for wifey. Just a LOT more shooting of the few that she's got. :) Like 10x as much. In different areas, so she doesn't wear out her welcome, so to speak.
 

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If by 'clearing' you mean take-home, that's very good; well above the national average.

Too many guns can be an actual thing imo, although a lot of guys would reflexively call it heresy. Only reason I'd want another one is if something came along that was either objectively better for a particular application (ie, changing from the glock 26 to the Kahr CM9 a few years ago); or just more fun like the undeniably unnecessary .22 rifle I got last year.

But the "oh cool, another gun" stage of my 20's & 30's is long past.
 

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I have a lot I really don't need. The C&R bug hit me hard, but it was a god investment if I ever decide to sell. I really don't look for anymore, although I did pick up that CZ 97 fairly recently. I'm practicing more with the one's I carry and having fun with the Mossberg lever and .22 Quiet ammunition on my daily hike's. 0MM is so cheap now I find myself burning a lot of that up, but in the same gun's. I looked hard at the CZ 9MM EVO, but I still can't see lugging a relatively heavy 9MM around when I have two Colt Carbines in .223 and an SKS "Paratrooper" in 7.62X39MM.
 

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...I looked hard at the CZ 9MM EVO, but I still can't see lugging a relatively heavy 9MM around when I have two Colt Carbines in .223 and an SKS "Paratrooper" in 7.62X39MM.
The Evo has really taken off like gangbusters, but other than simply a fun plaything, I don't see much of a real role. I really like pistol-caliber carbines, but the Evo barrel isn't long enough to get the ballistic bump that a true PCC does. Basically you get the power of a pistol, in a package nearly the size of a carbine.

Again, could be hugely fun to play with, but that'd be the only use I'd personally have for it.
 

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I've been downsizing the last 3 years, other than the guns I compete with, I rarely find time to shoot the others.
 

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Huh. I was thinking about it, and I only own one gun I don't load for and compete with.

I guess I should sell it, but I won it.
 

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for wifey. Just a LOT more shooting of the few that she's got. :) Like 10x as much. In different areas, so she doesn't wear out her welcome, so to speak.
Well John, glad you are employed and making a good salary. Hope you and your missus are fine and happy.

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I've been downsizing the last 3 years, other than the guns I compete with, I rarely find time to shoot the others.
Well Garand, I've never downsized my passel of guns yet I shoot only about maybe five of 'em. Most are collector guns now. Glock 26/43 and J frame shot most.

But I do have my handy Security Six beside me now. It's my hiking gun. It's carried often but shot little (184gr LBT slugs with a hefty charge of Unique.)

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Now that I'm retired, my wife and I do a lot more travelling so I just found that I was tired of moving the guns I leave behind to a friends place anytime we travel for a couple of weeks for a match.
 

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After my wife (now EX) cleared out my stash (not just guns, but two rollaways worth of hand tools, compressor, spray equipment, EVERYTHING) I've been in a rebuilding phase. I've got some stuff that I definitely don't need, but have a hard time getting rid of.
I still want more guns, but I need to focus on what's important and useful now.
Earlier this year a friend offered me 1000 rds of .357 ammo... of COURSE I took it! Then went looking for something to shoot it out of... ended up w a .357 Blackhawk, a 686, and a Cimarron Thunderer.

Yep... almost $1500 worth of hardware to justify a $200 case of freebie ammo.

I can be a real dumazz at times. I should really quit that sh*t.
 

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Well John, glad you are employed and making a good salary. Hope you and your missus are fine and happy.

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I aint, actually, other than self-employed, renting out rooms in our house. The 60k includes the 20k that she brings home. They are messing her over badly, $600 a month for insurance, and a 401 k required contribution.
 

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...They are messing her over badly, $600 a month for insurance...
Insurance is crazy expensive since the 'affordable' care act. Our premiums for four people are over $2200 per month.

That said, it's a good investment in today's world. Since my wife's cancer diagnosis, her prescriptions run right at $3000 per week, for the past nine months. We'd have been hurtling toward bankruptcy if not for good medical insurance.
 

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Insurance is crazy expensive since the 'affordable' care act. Our premiums for four people are over $2200 per month.



That said, it's a good investment in today's world. Since my wife's cancer diagnosis, her prescriptions run right at $3000 per week, for the past nine months. We'd have been hurtling toward bankruptcy if not for good medical insurance.


Our prayers are with you and your family.


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