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Posted: 2/24/2006 10:32:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 1:52:19 PM EDT by XD_Fan]
I was flipping through some back copies of Rifle last night and read one of editor columns about the survey they did. Now this is a magazine that probably has more hunter-types versus Arfcommer-types read it. I was really suprised to read the survey had shown that on average people owned 66 guns. This included rifles, shotgus and handguns. This really go me to thinking so I counted up what I have, I think I got them all although I did keep remembering ones stuck in odd places, and I came up a bit short of 66. My final count, barring finding something else, is 29. So, how many do you have?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:34:00 AM EDT
66 pp on average?

damn!


...off to the gun store I go....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:34:48 AM EDT
At last count, 57, 9 short of average. Most of them were my grandfathers though.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:35:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RED_5:
66 pp on average?

damn!


...off to the gun store I go....



Yeah I was a bit shocked myself. My wife on the other hand was not even slightly amused and told me not to get any ideas!!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:36:36 AM EDT
Time to update the Carnivore database already?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:37:15 AM EDT
0
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:39:41 AM EDT
Hell I've got over 45 Lugers alone! I would guess my gun count would be in the 150+ range!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:39:42 AM EDT
I find 66 a little high.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:39:47 AM EDT
I did an inventory a while back and came up with 17, but this includes a couple of cap and ball revolvers. It doesn’t include a Mongolian Bow, two swords, a spear, a crossbow, and several BB guns/Paintball guns.

Some of my friends wonder why I have so many (and I don’t have nearly enough) and I explain that it’s les than one a year since I turned 18. Most of my stuff cost less than $400 new. $400 dollars a year isn’t too much to spend on a hobby.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:41:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 10:44:08 AM EDT by TruePunisher]
87
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:42:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:42:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
I find 66 a little high.



+1

I bet most have 3 max. Seriously.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:42:42 AM EDT
I used to own just over 31, but now I own somewhere between 15-30.

I think I'm going to take them all with me to the lake tonight for a small ice fishing trip...
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:43:11 AM EDT
Only 5
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:44:16 AM EDT
I call BS on 66 being the average. I would bet even an average of 10 is high.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:46:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 10:47:52 AM EDT by clement]
2

I still have student loans that need to be paid first.

edit:
<---Post 666 right there
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:46:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:47:01 AM EDT
That does seem a lot. Maybe many of the curio guys really bring up the average.

After checking my database, I do have more than I thought.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:47:07 AM EDT
None,boating accident.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:49:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:51:32 AM EDT
66?!?


Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:53:10 AM EDT
100+
C-R FFL helps.

Larry
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:54:59 AM EDT
There ain't no farking way the average gun owner has 66 guns.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:55:04 AM EDT
3 currently, only 1 AR
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:56:11 AM EDT
5-15 guns
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:01:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
Hell I've got over 45 Lugers alone! I would guess my gun count would be in the 150+ range!



Quite hoggin' 'em all. I need to get me one.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:03:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:04:04 AM EDT by FALARAK]
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:08:16 AM EDT
One rifle. One handgun. One antique that's too old to fire.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:08:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:11:26 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By XD_Fan:
I was flipping through some back copies of Rifle last night and read one of editor columns about the survey they did. Now this is a magazine that probably has more hunter-types versus Arfcommer-types read it. I was really suprised to read the survey had shown that on average people owned 66 guns. This included rifles, shotgus and handguns. This really go me to thinking so I counted up what I have, I think I got them all although I did keep remembering ones stuck in odd places, and I came up a bit short of 66. My final count, barring finding something else, is 29. So, how many do you have?



An average of 66???

Heyall Naw!!!

There is no way the average gun owner owns 66 guns. I don't even own that many, and I am a friggin addict. Even when I finish getting my CCR and start going broke from the newfound freedom to buy old military rifles, I doubt I will have more than 50 or 60 guns.

I would estimate the average to most likely be 5 or under.

There is no way in hell the average gun owner has 66 guns.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:11:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:13:16 AM EDT by XD_Fan]
For all you bullshit callers it was in this issue. I just sent a email to them to see if the survey is up on the web. I understand the skepticism as I think its an enormous number too. I'm just repeating what I read. I don't know how small their sample was, it couldn't be too large since its a niche publication and there may have been some exaggeration but it certainly got my curiosity up. I see that over half that have already responded have more than 16 guns Half of those more than 31.



I notice several of you saying the average gun owner. This was the average for the READERS of Rifle magazine that responded to their survey.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:11:50 AM EDT
Does Airsoft count?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:12:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:

Originally Posted By P08:
Hell I've got over 45 Lugers alone! I would guess my gun count would be in the 150+ range!



Quite hoggin' 'em all. I need to get me one.



No sharing, they are all mine! Luger collecting is a sickness and there is no cure!


Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:12:46 AM EDT
zero

Max
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:13:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XD_Fan:
For all you bullshit callers it was in this issue. I just sent a email to them to see if the survey is up on the web. I understand the skepticism as I think its an enormous number too. I'm just repeating what I read. I don't know how small their sample was, it couldn't be too large since its a niche publication and there may have been some exaggeration but it certainly got my curiosity up. I see that over half that have already responded have more than 16 guns Half of those more than 31.



I don't doubt you are quoting the number properly, but there is no way the number is correct.

I own 40 guns at the moment, and I am WAAAAAAAAAAY above the average fellow.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:13:40 AM EDT
damn boating accident
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:13:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:

Originally Posted By P08:
Hell I've got over 45 Lugers alone! I would guess my gun count would be in the 150+ range!



Quite hoggin' 'em all. I need to get me one.



No sharing, they are all mine! Luger collecting is a sickness and there is no cure!
i15.photobucket.com/albums/a368/DEG169/smallpic2.jpg



Damn!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:14:46 AM EDT
I have 5


AR15
.45
.45c
9mm
12 Ga

Looking to get another rifle or two & that should be it for me. Don't need anymore.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:17:45 AM EDT
I used to have a Ruger 10/22 and a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver. But I lost them in a tragic ocean kayak accident.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:25:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 11:26:10 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
I have 5


AR15
.45
.45c
9mm
12 Ga

Looking to get another rifle or two & that should be it for me. Don't need anymore.



What is all this "need" stuff you people keep saying????

"Need" has nothing to do with it.

Certain ones just CALL to you!!

Current list of things calling out to me:

Walther PP (currently on its way...)
Yugo SKS
No. 4 Enfield
1903A3 Springfield
Finnish M39
Mosin-Nagant rifles (all of them)
M1 Garand
FAL clone
M1 carbine
Swiss K-31 rifle
German K98
Yugo M24
1917 Enfield
A3 AR carbine
S&W 27 4" bbl
S&W 28 6" bbl
S&W 29 8.5" bbl
S&W 13 4" bbl and 2" bbl
S&W 19 2.5" bbl
Browning .25 autos (all of them)
FN .25 autos (all of them)
Colt .25 autos (all of them)
German Walther PPKs (all of them)
Nagant revolver
Mauser C96

And a hell of a lot more that I can't list because I am getting wood just trying to think about them all.

I will stop "needing" guns when I own one of everything. Until then they call out to me with the siren song...
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:54:24 AM EDT
I don't own any guns.......................they make me uncomfortable...........Mommy......I'm scared.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:14:03 PM EDT
9 Guns, Looks like I have work to do.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:14:16 PM EDT
The only thing that survived the boating accident was a Chinese made Air Rifle
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:22:47 PM EDT
I'm only 1/3 the way there with 22. Damn.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:24:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
I'm only 1/3 the way there with 22. Damn.



Only 22...poor NovaHokie9.

Perhaps I'll see you at Friday's. Me cometh to drinketh from the fountain of Happy Hour.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:25:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:29:09 PM EDT by Melvinator2k0]
6

AR15
Mini 14
Mosin Nangent
Czech VZ24 8mm
M1 Carbine- National Postal Meter

oops I forgot my 870
Im also building an AK

but hey, Im not even old enough to buy a rifle yet.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:30:46 PM EDT
guns are ickey
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:44:00 PM EDT
Considering the target audience - gun ENTHUSIASTS - 66 may be right.

If I had more money, 66 would be a nice start.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:45:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:46:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:48:10 PM EDT by Ardenner]
Maybe I'm a gun snob but all but one of my guns were well over $1000. I'm in college now so there is no way I can afford 66K of guns. In the future I am interested in buying high quality items that aren't particularly common.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:46:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thuban:
I did an inventory a while back and came up with 17, but this includes a couple of cap and ball revolvers. It doesn’t include a Mongolian Bow, two swords, a spear, a crossbow, and several BB guns/Paintball guns.

Some of my friends wonder why I have so many (and I don’t have nearly enough) and I explain that it’s les than one a year since I turned 18. Most of my stuff cost less than $400 new. $400 dollars a year isn’t too much to spend on a hobby.



Whoops! I forgot to count my flintlock pistol. That puts me into the 5-15 category!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:48:32 PM EDT
36 at last count. Mostly milsurps, but a few modern weapons too.
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