firearm minimalism

Considering ammo prices will never come down significantly from where they've settled currently, has anyone else started considering thinning out their collection? I've found myself shooting a lot less since 2020 and I feel the enjoyment to cost ratio on some of my guns is dropping too low.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    never sell only buy

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No. Properly cared for, a firearm is a lifetime investment.

      I've heard this for years, but more and more it seems like people trying to justify hoarder mentality as practical.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's collecting, not hoarding. Hoarding is buying every hipoint at the police auction every time. Collecting is buying one of each varient of the hipoint lineup and then explaining the difference to your wife while she just sighs and says "if it makes you happy".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's collecting, not hoarding. Hoarding is buying every hipoint at the police auction every time. Collecting is buying one of each varient of the hipoint lineup and then explaining the difference to your wife while she just sighs and says "if it makes you happy".

      If you actually had a sizable collection, you would let some go as your tastes changed. Every time I see neversell posters, I picture them as 22 year olds who think they're a sage because they own more than 10 guns now.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp but only if you're a smart consoomer and only buy actual good guns. I've been collecting for over 10 years, and have 20 something guns now. Not that many in the grand scheme of things, but I have only ever bought stuff that I'd want to keep. I don't own a dozen different flavors of off-brand Glocks or anything like that.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No. Properly cared for, a firearm is a lifetime investment.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm considering selling my ar and ak and getting an Aug and leaving it at that forever.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      after getting my aug I wish I had just gotten it first and not bothered with much else. I love it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >selling both of the most common, reliable, fixable, customizable, shootable guns to buy some expensive, proprietary bullpup bullshit
      not gonna make it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If anything, sell the AK and keep the AR, thereby standardizing on 5.56.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I traded my G19 for a Ruger single ten. I am a plinker now

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    to hell with minimalism

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, what is the square tube thing in the top right image?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only guns I need:

    >G19. CCW/EDC pistol that is very capable for it's size. Uses cheapest and most common pistol round in existence. Can do anything with enough skill.

    >G34 MOS. Scouting/woods pistol capable of opportunistic game harvesting, even deer with the right ammo, and intermediate range combat. Uses same ammo, mags, even many of the same parts as G19 and serves as a redundancy.

    > Browning Buckmark. Extremely accurate .22 pistol that makes highly efficient use of the ubiquitous .22LR rimfire round. Nearly as good as .22 rifle given the cartridges inherently limited range and the negligible velocity increase in longer barrels. Easy to suppress.

    > Ruger American predator. Bolt-action .223 that uses the cheapest and most common rifle round in America and accepts AR mags, but is much more accurate and reliable than an AR and also a full pound lighter. Serves as a dedicated hunting rifle capable of killing large game at 200 yards, covering the longest possible shots in my environment. Great for headshots at woods distances.

    These are the only guns I shoot. I have exact duplicates of each. I'm only buying and stockpiling 3 different cartridges including .22LR. Other than these all I have is a token 1911 and a token .40 just as lightweight items capable of utilizing the other 2 most common pistol rounds, and to use as future trade items. I also have a .270 Sako Tikka that was a gift, but honestly there is no need for those kinds of ballistics East of the Mississippi.

    I don't have an AR because I simply don't see any need to have "combat" capability at rifle range. It is much easier to simply avoid dangerous looking people and areas. I'm not sacrificing the accuracy, reliability, ease of maintenance, economy, light weight, and non-threatening appearance of the bolt gun just to have a rifle that shoots a little faster in situations where I would still just die anyway.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >G19
      >buckmark
      Based. Bolt action .223 is gay with how great ARs now, I buy two mags and three boxes of match grade ammo a month to add to the safe stack. I’m 30 mags deep of 75 grain BTHP .223. While bolt guns are less intimidating, that’s about all it has going for it. If I got spooked I’d rather be able to squeeze away than fuck around with a bolt as Jamal empties his hipoint into me. All you need in North America is .22, 9mm, and .223.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >If I got spooked I’d rather be able to squeeze away than fuck around with a bolt as Jamal empties his hipoint into me.
        Why the fuck wouldn't you just use a handgun?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The reality is the G19 can do everything the G34 can practically do. Squeezing out a few more yards is probably not gonna be the deciding factor.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      based

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        white women still haven't recovered from this

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The roastie fears the samurai.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >TFW you're too afraid to take out all your guns and take turns holding them to see how many of them still spark joy

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/LGWoYCW.jpg

        Based Kondobros. Although, if I applied her methods to my firearms collection I'd only be left with my FAL, M1, S&W Model 28, and my 1911. Those are the only guns I have that bring me true joy.
        The rest are just tools or curiosities that I bought as an addition to the collection. If I needed money I could sell them all and not lose a minute of sleep.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Then you should have two categories of neversell for your collection
          1. The joyful guns you listed
          2. The practical "working guns"

          Everything else should be negotiable.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/zOjbFtC.jpg

      [...]
      Based Kondobros. Although, if I applied her methods to my firearms collection I'd only be left with my FAL, M1, S&W Model 28, and my 1911. Those are the only guns I have that bring me true joy.
      The rest are just tools or curiosities that I bought as an addition to the collection. If I needed money I could sell them all and not lose a minute of sleep.

      Is this some new age cult or something?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        When you put it like that, yeah kinda. Although its a relatively benign cult that cracks down on excessive hoarding.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Most cults market themselves as benign self help groups that don't start revealing how fucked up they actually are until you're already too balls deep to back out, that's like their #1 tactic for recruitment.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >simplifying your life through minimalism is "a cult"
        okay

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Feel the same. I own 6 hand guns , one ar , and one shotgun and feel content I’m not buying any more.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No real desire to sell anything, but now that I am in a cucked state I don't really want to buy any new guns. Just kit out what I have now.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a collector, I want to have a nice variety of classics and modern pieces. But yeah, you are correct. Only gun I shoot regularly is my AK, just because ammo is still kinda cheap for it. My AR is in storage, so is my .308. Shotgun prices are alright, but certain loads cost a fair bit more.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Not learning to reload your own ammo
    >ngmi

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You must not either because literally every comp shooter I talk to says primer prices make them want to kill themselves. Reloading as economical replacement has gone out the window.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >ma so called competition shooters
        I don't know what competition they are shooting. But even I, not being a competition shooter had over 10K+ primers before everything went out of stock. Primers are cheap and not the issue. Power and brass is the problem since they are bulky and take up lots of storage space. Still cheaper than buying manufactured ammo.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They're USPSA shooters. All my old boomer pals hate the new primer market too. Also, having 10k stashed before the bullshit in no way proves that reloading is still economical, it just means you got in while it was still good.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >I, not being a competition shooter had over 10K+ primers before everything went out of stock
          And what do you have now? Also, over 10k primers without having a designated out building to store them in is a violation of fire code and your insurance will try to avoid paying out because of it.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You need to get into black powder guns. It's the most fun per dollar and shot you can have.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've only ever bought guns in a few calibers for the urpose of keeping the collection simple and not having a million different kinds of ammo to buy. I fell for the .40 meme once upon a time but converted that gun to 9mm like my other autos. I still have the .40 barrel and ammo if I really needed it. Other than that it's just 9mm, 5.56, .357 and 12 gauge.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Consider that owning multiple modern mass produced guns that do the same job isnt a good use of money and doesnt built skill or increase your capability. If your current accumulation of guns were for sale, used, at a gunstore/pawnshop what would you pay for them or would you pass them over?
    Are there any logistical headaches caused by your current guns? magazines/ spare parts overly expensive hard to get?

    Personally I ended selling off all of my stuff that had hard to get parts for/not capable. I bought a luger with the money

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes I am absolutely thinning down my collection. when i was fresh into guns i bought a bunch of shitty ARs and a wasr 10 and accessories and on and on and on. reality is I ever only grab one AR when I want to shoot an AR, all the others sit there collecting dust. So I am selling off all my semi autos and just keeping one AR.

    id rather have that money invested into feeding my trapdoor, or some lever actions or ammo for my M1 garand.

    this hobby really collects pack rats imo. a huge save of guns is cool but for me personally i just never shot generic AR/AK # 5235235 in my collection so it made sense to downsize.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >minimalism
    Not necessarily in terms of selling guns, but this shortage combined with stepping back and considering the practical situations I might actually face has made a lot of caliber choices seem wasteful. There isn't a single practical situation I might face that would come close to pushing the capabilities of intermediate rifle cartridges, and pistol/revolver cartridges or even .22lr would really be enough for most cases.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I wish we could get more discussion about this on PrepHole. Instead we get people talking about how .223 is totally suitable for shooting rabbits if you take headshots and needing a full power rifle cartridge because they want to shoot at 300 yards.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >wahh i cant shoot 600 rounds every range trip! i have to sell all my exotic guns!

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've been considering selling my Garand. To be honest, being a C&R collector isn't quite what it once was. I know I'm going to get shit on hard by the nu-fudds and contrarians for saying this but I have a lot more *actual* fun shooting my modern guns with all of the cool shit that makes them fun to use - optics, suppressors, the ergonomics - etc.
    Not saying it wasn't fun, but once you actually get to make an honest comparison of these older firearms that are just sitting there taking up space, you begin to ask yourself why you have them. Owning a handful of rifles and pistols from the first half of the 20th century sounds really awesome on paper, and then you realize there's nothing that special about it. Not like you can talk to people about it if you haven't filtered them, not these days.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Well you're wrong
      1. Old guns are still a blast to shoot, you will absolutely miss that M1.
      2. You can absolutely tall to people about old guns. WW2 vidya has persevered to today and plenty of boomers will chat you up of you ping a Garand within earshot. Some of them are pretty based.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I've tried that and people have no fucking idea about ww2 at all
        seriously normies are too far gone

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You'll probably regret that one. I had a decent milsurp collection that I sold off. I was fine with getting rid of everything but the Garand. Really wish I kept it.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    tfw I own 3 KAC, 2 DD, 2 BCM, and a SCAR-17

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have 1 gun that I might sell, since getting good 7,5 French is an absolute pain in the ass, but finding another Mas-36 in such nice condition would be a pain. Otherwise I don't sell guns anymore. I sold the first handgun I ever purchased, and regretted it ever since. I just buy ammo when it's on sale and stack it deep.

    .22LR has been my go to caliber for shooting. Federal Automatch is reasonably priced in my area and I've been enjoying shooting my Nylon 66 quite a bit. I'd like to get a .22 pistol to shoot as well, but I'm not too bad on my 9mm stash yet.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      what are you willing to pay for surplus 7.5 french? I have 13 boxes of 20 I'm looking to get rid of

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not what it would be reasonably worth. Thank you for the offer, though.

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