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Hello! My name is Keith, and I have an addiction. I am an avid weapons collector and love firearms from any period, but nothing has given me the thrill of the hunt quite like collecting S&W relics. As big of an HK fanboy as I am, I have difficulty reconciling this whenever an uncommon S&W Gen 3 blips on my radar. I have seen some enviable collections on here as a lurker over the years, and I'm eager to grow mine until the day I die. These pieces have and will always carry some sentimental quality, as there's a bit of a story behind everything we acquire in life. Whenever I shoot one, hold one, or open my safe and wink at one, I recall these fond memories. They are symbols of success and perseverance. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir, as I imagine this is something every S&W collector knows well (excluding the heathen SOBs who sold these, as grateful as I am for their transgressions). Show-and-tell time, I guess.

Pictured below is my current collection (minus my dad's model 410 that I borrowed for the group photo)

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From top to bottom: 745, PC 845, PC 945, 1006, & 4505

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The 1006 was my first S&W and first 10mm, purchased unknowingly on January 10th, 2010 (I recently found the receipt and thought that was pretty neat). My girlfriend Julia bought me the 745 in 2017. It was, coincidentally, my 7th .45. The 4505 I just got two months ago, almost 10 years to the day after the 1006 (and the 4505's serial digits add up to 20). I'm not really all that superstitious, but I love reading way too much into this stuff... As for the 945, I wanted that sucker for the better part of a decade. Back when I lusted for it on the net in the mid 2000s, I was a poor college student and couldn't afford it. In 2016, years after its discontinuation, I saw this one on GB and the next morning, I was poor again.

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Very nice family of guns. Might need to marry a girlfriend that buys you a gun.
:D She understands my affliction well. I dropped $2400 on that 845 last year, and rather than lecturing me, she bought a Daniel Defense... I think we might be dangerously irresponsible together.
 

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Welcome , hoping a new revolver addiction besots you. You came to the right enabling venue..

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Welcome , hoping a new revolver addiction besots you. You came to the right enabling venue..

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My dad and grandfather have been ribbing me for years about the number of automatics I own, but no revolvers. I got the 10mm GP100 a little over a year ago, but I definitely have more on my list. Honestly, the revolvers I love are the old west ones -- Peacemakers, Model 3 Schofields, Remington 1875s... I've been meaning a long time to get a pair or two (or three), but it just hasn't happened yet. I'm a film buff (went to college for film production before individualizing my major senior year), and Westerns have always been my favorite genre. I have a soft spot for the aesthetics of that period. I know I have a few more "modern" ones I stand to inherit, but I'm not looking forward to that day. Sorry, that got real dark at the end there. :eek:
 
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