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kashdaddy
09-13-2012, 11:05
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

Hoss
09-13-2012, 11:12
Same ammo for me.

G21 for winter carry, G30 for summer.

DPris
09-13-2012, 11:12
You've never heard of the "spare" concept?
I have five 17s.
Even if I couldn't get parts or service, I can have a functional Glock 17 for the rest of my life as it sits now.
Two or three can break down or wear out, I can lose one or two, I can have one confiscated by police should I ever have to use one in self defense, and so on.

Why would two be hard to understand? :)
Denis

P35
09-13-2012, 11:13
New York reload

JBS
09-13-2012, 11:26
:supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:

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ken grant
09-13-2012, 11:38
One can be none. Two can be one.
Or, one is none, two is one.

Glock_Convert
09-13-2012, 11:40
Ya got two hands, dont ya? ;)

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michael e
09-13-2012, 11:45
Because they want them.
I have two M1 carbines. Two sxs shotguns and couple more duplicates. I wanted em so I got em

Roering
09-13-2012, 11:47
Because they can

1-2man
09-13-2012, 11:55
I only have one duplicate. Glock 35. One is for competition and the other for carry. Why not???

plouffedaddy
09-13-2012, 11:59
Why do people get two of the same model glocks?



I don't know... I usually get 3, 4, or 5 of the same model... :dunno:

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Finestkind
09-13-2012, 12:01
Because I can.


Finestkind.

M 7
09-13-2012, 12:39
Never hurts to have an alternative/option. Even better if that alternative/option matches the one that you just lost/broke.

SJ 40
09-13-2012, 12:41
For myself it's three G 22's ! SJ 40

Kwoodz
09-13-2012, 12:45
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Dual-Attached-Full-Auto-Glocks-View.jpg

fallenangelhim
09-13-2012, 12:47
Because they have the means to. Because they can. Who cares what others do if it does no harm to the world, society, or yourself?

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BuzznRose
09-13-2012, 12:47
My only double is two 19's, but I'd have three 19's, 17's, and 23's, if I had the $'s


"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway."
-- John Wayne

Thx-1138
09-13-2012, 12:48
Things break.

CanMan
09-13-2012, 12:53
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/image.php?u=160988&dateline=1322232360

As I was pondering this question your avatar answered it for me! I like this concept.

bunk22
09-13-2012, 12:59
Why do people worry enough about what others do to make a thread about it? Why have I responded?!!

sciolist
09-13-2012, 13:04
If you're going to spend $500 on an out-of-state match a few times a year, it makes sense to have a real back-up pistol.

Having a double also makes it easier to compare sights, springs, loads, etc.

9mmdude
09-13-2012, 13:42
Multiple glocks are like boobs, one is not enough.

DPris
09-13-2012, 13:45
Probably the best answer right there.... :)
Denis

John Biltz
09-13-2012, 14:58
If you have found something that works for you, why buy something different that may not work as well?

I went through my; I have to have the latest, newest, shiniest, greatest phase in my 20s. I'm now in my mid fifties. I want two things out of my firearms; I want to enjoy shooting them, I want them to be good tools. The focus is going to be on the good tool. I don't and never will be a hand gun hunter. I probably shoot more than most people on the board, about 5,000 rounds a year, I'm probably not a better shot than most. I have to practice, my eyes are going bad, I've done things in my youth that have caught up to my body in middle age. I don't have unlimited funds for shooting so I focus on SD handguns because for almost everyone the gun you start with is going to be the gun you survive with or the gun you die with. That gun is likely to be a subcompact and for me it is going to be a G26. If my carry goes down for some reason I want to have another just like it sitting there to take its place. I own four pistols, 3 of them are Glock G26s and the other is a Glock 30.

What I don't understand is spending more time and ammo shooting something besides your carry. If you are carrying a pocket gun you should be shooting your pocket gun. If you train you should be training with your carry.

bac1023
09-13-2012, 15:46
The only guns I buy more than one of ate collectables and even then, the configurations are different.

There's no way I'd buy two of the same Glock.

ctfireman
09-13-2012, 16:02
For myself it's three G 22's ! SJ 40


Ok sj I didn't know I was enabling an addict. I'm gonna need that OD back. :tongueout:

Troubled Gecko
09-13-2012, 17:13
I buy more than 1 because it makes sense to me to invest in something that I like now because it'll only be more exspensive, maybe harder to find and perhaps different later. I also like knowing I have a spare.

I picked up this habit with work boots too, I buy 3 of the same pair when I find a pair that are durable, comfortable and last.:supergrin:

SmithietheFox
09-13-2012, 17:19
Own 2 G-23s. A late Gen 2 (April '97) that I carried for over 10 years. Still shoots great but has visibly seen better days. In May I picked up a NIB Gen4 G-23...not because I NEEDED one but because I was interested in the Gen4 and the 23 is one of my favorites. Thinking of adding a Gen4 G-21 to accompany my Gen 3 21.

J_P
09-13-2012, 17:21
Ya got two hands, dont ya? ;)

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Two Hands for this???

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faawrenchbndr
09-13-2012, 17:25
Why do people get two of the same model glocks?


Two hands............? :dunno:

CypressTrout
09-13-2012, 17:32
I have 3 G19s and I wouldn't get rid of any of them! I would rather add a 4th one :supergrin:

RWBlue
09-13-2012, 17:42
3 G21s Gen3
1 SBR
1 with TLR2
1 as is.

I NEEEEEEEDDDDD a couple more.

Hugo R
09-13-2012, 17:43
One can be none. Two can be one.
Or, one is none, two is one.

Yeah^^^this...kinda:supergrin:

HR:cool:

BTW -
3 G17
1 G17L
2 G26
2 G19

mike g35
09-13-2012, 18:25
2 Gen 4 G34's, one with a Tungsten Guiderod and a Carver SuperSport trigger for USPSA, one stock for GSSF competition division. Both wearing Dawson .125w FO front sights, one wearing a Dawson black adj. rear for more accurate shooting and one with a faster all black Warren Sevigny rear.



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SJ 40
09-13-2012, 18:34
Ok sj I didn't know I was enabling an addict. I'm gonna need that OD back. :tongueout:
Fireman
I'm addicted,although not the OD but one of the others is going to end up wearing a Advantage Arms 22 LR conversion,kind of a 22 G 22. Thanks again for the fine OD. SJ 40

Rustin
09-13-2012, 18:48
Because these people are boring!

Why buy two 17's when you could get a 19,34,26,17l. I do see the appeal but there are some great options out there.

Mudshark100
09-13-2012, 19:46
I only have one duplicate. Glock 35. One is for competition and the other for carry. Why not???

I have two Gen 3 Glock 19s for the same reason. One for carry and one for IDPA.

rednoved
09-13-2012, 19:55
I could see the appeal to having a backup to all of my guns. :supergrin:

glock2740
09-13-2012, 19:56
I have 2 G19's, but one is a Gen 2 and the other is a Gen 3, so that doesn't count. :cool:

Ummagumma
09-13-2012, 20:02
I don't know... I usually get 3, 4, or 5 of the same model... :dunno:

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http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/DSC01470.jpg

I'll take the 3rd from the left, please ;)

I'd like to add another one in same caliber one day. Don't see myself buying exactly the same one, though.

Danl Boone
09-13-2012, 20:35
For myself it's three G 22's ! SJ 40
Yep, me too, because i LIKE 'em!http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue%20out.gif

wingspar
09-13-2012, 20:48
I used to ask the same question till I walked into the LGS and saw a used OD G17. I had to have it, so now I have two G17's. A black one and an OD one. Shoots the same ammo, and my other half and I can both shoot the same gun at the same time, where before she would shoot my G17 and I shot my .45 ACP when we would see who could clear off their plastic water bottles first.

wingspar
09-13-2012, 20:50
I see one guy with a Ruger Mini-14. One with an AR-15, two with AK’s and one guy with two handguns that couldn’t find his long gun. :supergrin:

http://stuffmenlike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1_dual_wielding.jpg

JTSmith
09-13-2012, 21:02
I can't imagine having two of the exact same model Glocks. I think I would try a GAP before I bought a duplicate of anything I currently have.

Hour13
09-13-2012, 21:09
JIC...

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JW1178
09-13-2012, 22:42
Well, the backup thing I can understand but there are just too many options.

Before having 2 of the exact same gun I would probably have to every model available.

nugentjeep45
09-13-2012, 23:37
For me it's about finding something you really like and having as many of that item as you can afford to get. I love the gen 3 G19 and I have 4 of them and if I could afford it I'd have 4 more. The gun just works for me, and it is in that spirit why I want more. One for the night stand, one in my office desk, one in my car, one in my Jeep, etc. and so on. This is America and I'm glad we have the freedom to buy as many as we can!

MadMonkey
09-13-2012, 23:50
Why do people worry enough about what others do to make a thread about it? Why have I responded?!!

I'm smarter than you, I'm not even going to post in this thread.

Patchman
09-13-2012, 23:54
If you're going to spend $500 on an out-of-state match a few times a year, it makes sense to have a real back-up pistol.

Having a double also makes it easier to compare sights, springs, loads, etc.


Or if you take shooting classes... you don't want to have your only gun break.

MeanAction
09-14-2012, 02:39
One goes in the bedside table and one that you carry. I'm a little different cause I have a 36 and a 30 because they share caliber.

Hickock45-4president
09-14-2012, 02:51
New York reload

My user-name says it all!! Haha..

gwdex
09-14-2012, 04:34
Wrigley's gum said it best; "Double your pleasure, double your fun" !! :eyelashes:

Greg

kashdaddy
09-14-2012, 07:13
To answer the issue of:

PARTS: I think most of glock parts can work on other models.
IF ONE OF THE GLOCK BREAKS: Breaking a glock? That will take some effort.
BACKUP: Why the same model, why not a different model.
SEE HOW ANOTHER ONE SHOOTS: What's the point, you can only shoot one at a given time. Pick the best one and stick to that.
COMPARE SIGHTS: You can get a sight tool and take off and replace all day on the same Glock. Besides, to compare, all factors must be the same.
JUST BECAUSE: okay!!!
WE HAVE LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH: Can't it be spent more usefully?

Of course, we are free to do as we like, but I was trying to understand this concept. We love guns and will always try to justify why we can have two of the same model. Its like owning two identical cars or cheating on your wife with another woman that is identical (twins) - hahahah.
Like I said, I can understand certain circumstances such as one for carry and one for competition (trigger weight different).

MarcDW
09-14-2012, 09:48
LEO's often have the same gun as they have as duty, because

1. OIS have to give up the duty gun and then they just grab the other one until they are reissued a new gun by the PD.
2. you forgot your gun in the lock box because you had to run to a call (never happened to me of course :whistling: ).
3. lost or break on the road.

kashdaddy
09-14-2012, 11:26
PLEASE NOTE THAT I SAID TWO OF THE SAME MODELS. Example, two G19 or two G17
I dont question one G17, G19, G26 to solve the purpose of the same caliber ammo or interchangeable mags.

Warp
09-14-2012, 11:41
I intend to buy a second copy of at least one of my Glocks, if not a second of two of them (G26 and G19)

Reasoning:

Two is one, one is none. The most efficient way to make sure that you have your favorite gun available for use is to have two. In the unlikely and unfortunate event that something were to break, or at least bring reliability temporarily into question, you simply fall back on the second one. For some of them (like when I double up on the G26) you can carry both at the same time.

Keep them in different locations. I have a G19 but it feels like I don't because it rides in my wife's car all the time now. I don't consider it hers because it really isn't, so I could absolutely use a second.

Shoot/abuse one more than the other. It would be nice to have two that were identical or essentially identical so that I could have one to carry (and practice with a little) and one to just practice with a lot. That way all I have to do is ensure continuing reliability of the one that I carry while I run the other one into the ground. And if I don't feel like cleaning it after going to the range, so what? It'll be fine. I'll clean it next time.

And, of course, the "all the same holsters, magazines, ammunition, etc" thing.

White7
09-14-2012, 11:50
Why do you need more than one of the same Glock? This should answer any questions you have

Warp
09-14-2012, 11:52
Why do you need more than one of the same Glock? This should answer any questions you have

Rule #3 fail. Looks like the one in his right hand might be empty/just misfired.

TattooedGlock
09-14-2012, 12:05
I've got many G30 models and will continue to get more. Just love them.

engineer151515
09-14-2012, 12:06
NOLA Katrina.

Because out of State National Guard may decide you don't need the one you have on you.

TattooedGlock
09-14-2012, 12:09
Also one is none and two is one so three of each should be the minimum. Kind of like beer and women.

fuzzy03cls
09-14-2012, 12:14
Why 2? Well for me, I carry a G22.I trained on my only G22 & it's pretty worn & has lots of rounds through it. So I got a 2nd G22 & setup identical to the 1st & carry that & use the old G22 as a range/training pistol.
Also it's nice to have a backup for numerous reasons.

glock_collector
09-14-2012, 12:14
As we progress in age and I walk into a gun store....Hmmmm, what models do I have again? This one seems too cheap to pass on............Sorry honey cause I really thought I'd sold the old one...

verrot
09-14-2012, 12:50
The only duplicate pistol I have is a G17. One is my nightstand/range/hunting/everyday gun,,, it's twin resides in my Bug Out Bag,,,,,, in the event I actually have to Bug-out and can't get to my main gun.

I figure, I already have a slew of mags for the 17, I'm used to it, it's light, and stupid simple to operate. My thought is,,, why buy a different model and have to stock up on different mags etc.

What is it they say,,,, "train with what you intend to fight with"... something like that.:dunno:

Bruce M
09-14-2012, 16:23
Multiple glocks are like boobs, one is not enough.
:rofl::rofl:

336bl
09-14-2012, 17:52
two hands... :)

Glockdude1
09-14-2012, 18:13
Multiple glocks are like boobs, one is not enough.

They are better in Pairs!!

:thumbsup:

G26S239
09-14-2012, 18:30
Because I like the G26 so much that I bought apare in case anything bad ever happens to my 1st G26. I also have 2 Sig P239 9mms and 3 full size 1911s.

mjsarge
09-14-2012, 20:47
If I had enough extra money to spend and really loved a certain model, I'm sure I'd have a couple of the same for many of the reasons stated already. That being said, I'm in the process of expanding my collection and buying new Glock's that are in line with ones (21 and 30, 19 and 26) I already own so the same mags can be used between them.

Troy H
09-14-2012, 23:04
NOLA Katrina.

Because out of State National Guard may decide you don't need the one you have on you.

This one.

Kimura
09-15-2012, 00:01
Usually three is better. One for carry, one for practice and one as a backup to the other two in case something happens to one of them.

Huaco Kid
09-15-2012, 05:49
This might happen...

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Darkangel1846
09-15-2012, 10:05
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

Well Duh! One for each hand!:rofl:

BamaBud
09-15-2012, 12:00
PLEASE NOTE THAT I SAID TWO OF THE SAME MODELS. Example, two G19 or two G17
I dont question one G17, G19, G26 to solve the purpose of the same caliber ammo or interchangeable mags.

I think the only model I only have two of are the G17L.

AZL
09-15-2012, 12:10
The most logical reason I have ever come up with other than...."Cuz I 'onto" is:

If you are ever involved in a critical incident, and your primary is taken into evidence...you will have a second weapon with identical manual of arms, that you are (hopefully) totally familiar with and competently trained in using. Thus...no learning a new "operating system".

I always (still do) had a twin to my duty gun. Came in handy a couple of times.

Add the relative inexpensive nature of the Glock, M&P, XD platforms...it isn't hard to afford a pair.

kodiakpb
09-15-2012, 13:45
I have 6xG19's. They are all different variations with the exception of the two 19 RTF2 Gillies..those two are exactly the same. When my kids become of age, they will each have a 19 of their own. Meanwhile, I rotate them and shoot the $@& out of them.

Orive 8
09-15-2012, 15:06
Currently I have three Gen 2 Glock 19s. It is the gun that I use 99% if the time.

A client of ours asked my wife if I would be interested in buying his 3rd Gen 19 - he is offering it at a good price w/3 mags, so I might be adding another 19 to the stable.

In the past I have had six 3rd Gen 19s (3 at a time, two different times) and two 4th Gen 19s (same time).

My wife has two Glock 26s, both 3rd Gens.

All of our current Glocks have Warren Tacticals on them, front post night sight, plain black rear.

JuneyBooney
09-15-2012, 21:45
:supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:

New York Reload Texas Style - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4S9fGq8-K8)

Now that sounds like the right idea to me. :whistling:

prez1967
09-16-2012, 15:41
For the same reason i have multiple 1911s... Familiar manual of arms, i dig them, and i can... Looking for a second G21 gen3...

ozy
09-16-2012, 16:24
one to carry, one to marry??

s0nspark
09-16-2012, 16:29
Carry,practice and a spare or two.

cmcinc
09-16-2012, 16:38
I guess just because, same as multiple 1911's, etc.

Pier23
09-16-2012, 18:08
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

It could be happenstance...I have ended up with three Sig P220s because they became available at attractive prices and I like the 220... But had you asked if I _planned_ to have more than one 220 I would have said no.

I also have three 23s for the same reasons, but they are my main defense pieces and are stashed hither and yon.

grampa_scott
09-16-2012, 18:12
1 & 2 one in each vehicle
3 one downstairs
4 one in the kitchen
5 one in my home office
6 one in the master bedroom
7 one in my emergency kit
8 and one for carry

I figure that this way I'm rarely far from one if needed.

Westicle
09-16-2012, 18:45
I have 2x G17's... one gen3.5 and one gen4.... backup for competition, although I am thinking of selling the gen3.5 and getting another 4, but have a sentimental attachment to it, have over 35k rounds thru it and it looks and shoots like new still.

then again I have 8 glocks currently and looking to get at least 3-4 more.....
Currently
G17L Gen2, G34 Gen4, G17 Gen4, G17 Gen3.5, G19 Gen2, G26 Gen4, G21 Gen4, G21SF Gen3.

Wanted
G19 Gen4, G17C Gen4, G21C Gen4, G30 Gen4... would not mind a gen3.5 OD G17 as well

Clutch Cargo
09-16-2012, 19:07
The solution to owning 2 of the same pistols:

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Double-Barrel-Handgun.jpg

Clutch Cargo
09-16-2012, 19:20
I very much like the twin 1911 setup of Castor Troy in the movie Face Off

shyguy
09-18-2012, 11:49
Multiple identical guns might be useful for troubleshooting problems with feeding/ejection issues as have been reported with some Glocks recently. Exchange parts from the good gun to the gun with the issue until you find the cause.

sawman1293
09-18-2012, 19:20
I never considered spares until I read this thread. Wow! Guess I better decide which ones to duplicate!!

Rex G
09-20-2012, 18:14
When I started using a G22 as a duty pistol, in 2002, I followed-up that purchase soon with a second G22. I figured there was no excuse for not having a spare tool of my trade. I trained quite a bit in those days, and however remote the possibility, if something went wrong, I could have a spare pistol, that would work with my skill set, already known to work with my chosen duty load, using the same pool of proven magazines, with my choice of springs in place. (Glock 3.5# connector with NY-1) Some time later, I purchased a decent pre-owned G22, which meant three.

Even for a private citizen, many of the same principles will apply.

When I switched to SIG P229 DAK in 2004, I eventually had two spare SIG P229 DAKs. Before the Glocks, I had three 5" 1911 pistols, from 1997 to 2002, though different brands, and added a fourth a while later. Before the 1911s, I had multiple 4" .357 revolvers, though not all the same makes and models. So,
duplicates and near-duplicates of my primary handgun is a habit that dates back to the early 1990s.

In 1993, after I used my GP100 in a shooting incident, it had to live for a couple of weeks at the firearms examiner. No problem, my Colt Stainless Python could fit my issued duty holster, as well as my concealment holsters.

If my chief approves 9mm as an alternate duty cartridge, I will, for orthopedic reasons, as I am getting older, switch to carrying my G17, for lesser recoil effect on my aching wrist. (We went all-
.40 some years ago.) If that happens, I will probably buy a spare G17.

A spare is good; a pair plus a spare, better. :cool:

USSOCOM
09-20-2012, 22:46
Keep one here, another there, another somewhere else. All operate and handle the same.

AgentM79
09-22-2012, 07:48
I like the idea of a G26 in every room, plus one for carry. With that said, the Glock catalog to-present offers variations of many models (Gen1, Gen2, Gen3, Gen4, SF, "gill guns", "RTF2 frames", etc). I own three G17's right now (a pair of Gen1's, and a Gen2). I've carried the Gen2 for years, and the better of the Gen1's is a "safe queen". The second Gen1, a recent acquisition, is a project gun. In the past, though, the best use of multiple guns I had was to use one as a range beater ( I had two Gen2' G17's, and set them up identically with sights, slip-on grips, and NY-1's). The range "beater" saved me clean-up time (there was no cleaning!).

Simpleman71
10-11-2012, 19:50
I shoot a g34 in uspsa production. I have an identical back up to my competition gun.

Quiet
10-13-2012, 10:12
Friend of mine has two of the same handgun (H&K USP-45 Compact).
He does so due to past experience.
Several years ago, he shot a bad guy in self-defense. Cops took his handgun as evidence. He got the handgun back around 4 years later (after the bad guy's appeals ran out).
It took he about two weeks to get a replacement (lives in CA, so 10 day waiting period).

He said that experience taught him to have two of the same, so that when the cops take one as evidence, he will still be able to carry the other one without waiting for a replacement.

dakrat
10-13-2012, 10:16
having two same model gun is a good idea if you shoot competition especially in national levels. the price of another Glock is nothing compare to airlines, admission fee, hotel and food

Darkangel1846
10-13-2012, 12:21
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

You got two hands don't ya?:rofl:

t4terrific
10-13-2012, 14:00
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

One for me. One for my wife.

Genin
10-13-2012, 16:03
Yep. I have 2 Glock 19 Gen 3s. Simple thought process for me. I train with my Glock 19, carry my Glock 19, and use my Glock 19 for HD. If my Glock 19 ever broke, needed spare parts, was taken for some horrible reason, etc. then I'd have the exact gun to replace it. If it's your favorite gun and you use it daily then I don't know why you would NOT have a duplicate.

TK-421
10-13-2012, 16:14
Friend of mine has two of the same handgun (H&K USP-45 Compact).
He does so due to past experience.
Several years ago, he shot a bad guy in self-defense. Cops took his handgun as evidence. He got the handgun back around 4 years later (after the bad guy's appeals ran out).
It took he about two weeks to get a replacement (lives in CA, so 10 day waiting period).

He said that experience taught him to have two of the same, so that when the cops take one as evidence, he will still be able to carry the other one without waiting for a replacement.

That's exactly the reason why I plan on picking up a second 23 as soon as I can. Although I'm undecided if I want another Gen 3, or if I want to try out a Gen 4 this time.

Two Guns
10-13-2012, 18:18
I carry a Gen3 Glock 26 and I have another incase it goes down.

canesfan
02-14-2013, 22:39
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/image.php?u=160988&dateline=1322232360

As I was pondering this question your avatar answered it for me! I like this concept.

Your picture explains in a thousand words why I married a Latin woman! Like Mr. Kramer says,"Giddy Up!"

:horse::horse::horse:

madAB
02-15-2013, 23:04
I have multiples of 3 models. I like to collect the less common glocks. Hence, I have:

G19 OD, G19 EXO, G19 RTF2 W/ gills
G17 FDE, G17 RTF2 W/ gills
G26 OD, G26 Gen 4 (carry gun)

I also have a G21 OD, and I was going to get a G21 SF RTF2, but then the Baracalypse happened and I can't find one. I shouldn't have sold the one I had.

Jailbirdwatcher
02-16-2013, 05:37
I recently purchased two Gen 3 Model 23's. I only wanted one but the serial numbers on them were consecutive. This pair have always been together and I intend to keep it that way.

Zelesnik G17
02-16-2013, 12:32
I only have one. I would certainly hope I wouldn't need another for a spare. If I thought that, I wouldn't have bought it! That being said, I want a G30S. And a G20....

SCmasterblaster
02-16-2013, 12:53
Just curious as to why do some people get two of the same model glocks? Example, a buddy of mine got two G17. I can see if one is compensated and the other is not, but come on, two of the exact same thing?

One for each hand!

HKLovingIT
02-16-2013, 13:18
This is America man. If one is good, more must be better!

Hey. It is! :wavey:

Maybe they have more than one member of their household.

They might want a spare.

Maybe they like collecting different Gen, sub-models (RTF2, OD, FDE, etc.)

They might want to get two while they have the cash. In the future they might not be so flush or the price might rise out of their reach.

They might need spare mags. :rofl: Okay, but...well they might. :dunno:

Cameron says you need two.

http://imageshack.us/a/img687/421/148206.jpg

Atlas
02-16-2013, 17:19
Because the G36 works so well for me that I wanted to ensure that, come what may, I'll have at least one.

If I come across a private sale offer I'll buy a third G36 also.
I want a 2nd G19 for the same reason... stuff happens out there- loss, theft, confiscation.
Be prepared.


You assume that if something happens to your Glock that you'll always be able to walk into a shop and buy a replacement?
I don't.

jdeere_man
02-16-2013, 23:23
You ever buy two pair of the exact same jeans? You can only wear one pair of pants at a time, but you can shoot two glocks at the same time! I have multiples of a lot of stuff, because I like them.

pat701
02-17-2013, 00:00
Because they have more money then you and I.

D.S.Brown
02-17-2013, 05:01
After reading all of the posts in this thread I've noticed a trend. It seems that MOST but not all fall into one of two categories.

1.) Most but not all that have multiples of the same gun(s), seem to have a more martialist/tactical approach in that their listed reasons tended to revolve around, 1.) incorporating a commonality of systems, i.e. gun and caliber, 2.) maximizing training by being very familiar with a gun/caliber system, 3.) having back-up(s) of the same gun serving as a prevention to loss of, or breakdown of one of their guns, 4.) having ready sources of spare parts for their primary self defense guns. In this group I only remember two people that mentioned they were interested in "collecting" different variations of said gun, in one case with the intent to disseminate a model of each gun as their children get older.

2.) Most but not all in the second category seemed to be more hobbyist/collectors, and the reasoning behind group 1's mentality isn't readily understood by MOST but not all of the second group. Tactically this group may shift away from specialization, and go for more versatility in their shooting platforms, giving them a broader experience with said guns. However in these types of threads I rarely ever hear/read the versatility of owning different platforms mentioned. The reasoning that I hear/read from the hobbyist/collector the VAST majority of the time, is that guns are cool, (they are), and why would you waste your time owning multiples of the same, when there are so many cool guns around.

Also, and I'm really speculating here, but I suspect that many members of the martialist/tactical group tend to be older, and a little more mature, in that they were members of the hobbyist/collector group, but as they got older and more experience, they tended to gravitate to a very selective group of firearms. In the opposite sense the hobbyist/collector group I speculate will tend to be younger, and are trying out things that interest them, and may, like I did gravitate to the martialist/tactical shooter.

So there you have it martialist/tactical vs. hobbyist/collector. This answer is really just a compilation of threads on this subject over the years, and observations about characteristics of the types of owners you TEND to find in each group. Please keep in mind I use phrases like "most but not all," speculate," and "tend," In other words this isn't an end all be all hard science, it's just a patter I've noticed. You perspective may be different.

Ultimately in the end, who cares, spend your hard earned cash on guns the way you see fit.

Best,

Dave

Sdk8103
02-17-2013, 05:44
Why do people worry enough about what others do to make a thread about it? Why have I responded?!!

I don't think it is worry, I think it's curiosity. We have a 26 and 19 and I am looking at other models for my next purchase but it never crossed my mind to buy another 26 or 19 even though they are both great. I am curious also, maybe I am missing something.

I think this thread has been very interesting.

Whazoo
02-17-2013, 14:46
I have 6xG19's. They are all different variations with the exception of the two 19 RTF2 Gillies..those two are exactly the same. When my kids become of age, they will each have a 19 of their own. Meanwhile, I rotate them and shoot the $@& out of them.


Very Nice!!!!