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Old 02-06-2012, 21:06   #1
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Which gun to get.

It's tax return time and I'm getting $700 back. All I own is my G26.
I'm wanting an Assault Rifle, Revolver or Shotgun.

Thinking something AR15-ish. I like the styling and the looks of it

Revolver, I like the S&W 38spl ultra lite double actions. They feel nice in my hand and I enjoy shooting them. I would also be able to carry this gun if need be.

Shotgun, I like 12g tactical looking ones. pump or semi.


Give advice. There is a posibility of getting more than one. If combined price stay around $700.

Im open to more than just there options
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Old 02-06-2012, 21:27   #2
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Given your budget amount and you have no other guns as of yet, I would recommend a good shotgun. My personal favorite is the Mossberg 590A1. You should be able to find this for around the $500 mark and still have some money left over. Everyone needs one good shotgun. This one is simple, ruggedly built and will last you a lifetime.


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Old 02-06-2012, 21:32   #3
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I like my Remington 870 tactical shotgun, it was around $325 I think.
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Old 02-06-2012, 21:34   #4
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Save another $300, buy the Colt 6920 from GT Distributors, be happy. Do not buy a Shrubmaster, RRA, or other "just as good as" rifle that you're going to be unhappy with later. People will tell you that their RRA or their DPMS can shoot with any Colt, Daniel Defense, LMT, LWRC, or BCM rifle out there, and maybe their specific rifle can, but for the sub-$1000 market, Colt is the best out of the box shooter you will get. Buy a good 2-point padded sling (VTAC makes a GREAT adjustable one that I have on my rifle), a sling adapter to mount it at 9 o'clock (so that the rifle can hang flat across your body), a front sight post mount and a TLR-1. Mount light at 12 o'clock to avoid barrel shadow. There you go.

As far as pump shotguns, I really like the Benelli Nova Tactical with Ghost Ring sights. They can be had for $350. For another $100, you can get the Supernova and have a pistol grip. If you want semi, you should look at the Mossberg 930SPX, widely regarded as one of the best auto-loaders around, and definitely the best for the money (around $600). Take whatever extra money you have and buy ammo, a sling, and a light/mount.

If you still have around $100 left, buy yourself a Mosin Nagant :D.

The best advice, regardless of what you decide to get, is to get something YOU want, not something that your tax return allows. If you want a Colt or a DD AR15, or a very high quality semi-auto shotgun such as the Benelli M1014, don't say "well, only $700, gonna have to get a DPMS Oracle". Put the money away, save a bit, and buy quality. It will save you headache later.
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Old 02-06-2012, 21:41   #5
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With $700 and a little shopping around on the used market, you ought to get a nice Smith revolver and a shotgun......or, the AR.

Think "used"!

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Old 02-06-2012, 23:03   #6
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AR15 for sure. for $700 it's doable.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:07   #7
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AR15 for sure. for $700 it's doable.
No ifs, ands, or buts, about it. With the political climate, as it is, anyone, who doesn't already have an assault rifle, should place obtaining one, on the front burner. That being said, shotguns, and revolvers, should, and probably will be easily, obtained for a very,very, long time. Just saying, think about it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:27   #8
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:37   #9
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If you shop carefully, your 700 may go far enough to get a shotgun, maybe a used 870 and some sort of .22 which could be used for skill enhancement at low cost.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:47   #10
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AR15. No question.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:47   #11
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What about ammo for the guns you already own, so that you can go out and enjoy them?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:05   #12
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You could find an 870 express and a SW Airweight for right at about $700.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:25   #13
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I just got a Hi Point 995. Its a 9mm carbine, not really a "assault rifle", but a hell of a lot of fun to shoot! I can't say enough about this gun it is dead on accurate. Mine was $350 out the door, it came with BSA laser, vertical grip, 2 extra mags, and mag holder. Plus it is 9mm, which is always great. I really love this gun and would 100% recommend this gun to any one. before I bought mine I looked at some videos on youtube, I found quit a few on there. Do let people scare you off Hi Point Carbines. I do not have any experience with the pistols, but in the last couple weeks I have put 2000 trouble free rounds threw it. Also all Hi Points come with Life Time Unconditional warranty.

Plus with the cost you can get a used 500 or 870, and ammo for both!

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:38   #14
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Save another $300, buy the Colt 6920 from GT Distributors, be happy. Do not buy a Shrubmaster, RRA, or other "just as good as" rifle that you're going to be unhappy with later. People will tell you that their RRA or their DPMS can shoot with any Colt, Daniel Defense, LMT, LWRC, or BCM rifle out there, and maybe their specific rifle can, but for the sub-$1000 market, Colt is the best out of the box shooter you will get. Buy a good 2-point padded sling (VTAC makes a GREAT adjustable one that I have on my rifle), a sling adapter to mount it at 9 o'clock (so that the rifle can hang flat across your body), a front sight post mount and a TLR-1. Mount light at 12 o'clock to avoid barrel shadow. There you go.

As far as pump shotguns, I really like the Benelli Nova Tactical with Ghost Ring sights. They can be had for $350. For another $100, you can get the Supernova and have a pistol grip. If you want semi, you should look at the Mossberg 930SPX, widely regarded as one of the best auto-loaders around, and definitely the best for the money (around $600). Take whatever extra money you have and buy ammo, a sling, and a light/mount.

If you still have around $100 left, buy yourself a Mosin Nagant :D.

The best advice, regardless of what you decide to get, is to get something YOU want, not something that your tax return allows. If you want a Colt or a DD AR15, or a very high quality semi-auto shotgun such as the Benelli M1014, don't say "well, only $700, gonna have to get a DPMS Oracle". Put the money away, save a bit, and buy quality. It will save you headache later.
Excellent advice and spot on! I say save a little more dough and get a quality AR, or if the money is burning a hole in your pocket, get a good 12 GA.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:51   #15
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If you only have the $700 and can't save more for a good quality AR then I'm going to agree with the others who have said that you can get a shotgun AND S&W with money to spare for ammo. You should be able to find a good used 870 and Snub, I have a 638 and love it, for less than $600. I shop for NEEDS over wants so you've got to think about that first, IMO.
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Save a little more $$$ and get yourself a quality AR
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$700 sounds like a shotgun deal to me. get a gun, field barrel, slug barrel, tactical add ons and ammo for breaking it in
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This. Because there are times when a pistol is just not enough.
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I am taking a big leap of assumption --

If you have one gun - a G26 - then what you need is trigger time -

For $700 you can almost get a .22 caliber pistol (Ruger makes several nice models), Marlin model 60 / Ruger 10/22 rifle and a Remington / Mossberg pump shotgun.

Go buy few bricks (500 rounds) of .22 ammo and shoot until your finger is tired.

We (wife likes to shoot) were going to the range - shooting 150-200 rounds of center fire ammo - and 30-45 minutes later were on our way home.

I now have three .22 rifles and two .22 handguns - I still blast off a few larger caliber rounds - but mostly shoot .22 caliber - we stay until we get tired or hungry and it only costs us $20 in ammo.

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What about ammo for the guns you already own, so that you can go out and enjoy them?
This is a great suggestions if he owned more than a single G26. When I was younger I would always have my eye on something new and or different than what I already had. If I had only used money on ammo to enjoy what I already had rather than adding more toys I probably could have had a lot more fun (during the early years when I wasn't at the career level I am now).
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Old 02-07-2012, 14:42   #22
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BTW my vote is for an 870 Police. Out of all my long guns the 870 is the most versatile and most fun when I want to hike through the woods and just shoot up trees, hunt squirrels, deer, hogs, or whatever. Plus it's my go to choice for HD (18" barrel). I love my 870 police!
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Remington 870 and S&W 642. $700 doesn't get much AR15.

Or $700 worth of 9mm ammo. Election season is coming up.
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I'd get a used Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12 gauge pump.

Or one or the other and spend the rest on ammo.
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I am taking a big leap of assumption --

If you have one gun - a G26 - then what you need is trigger time -

For $700 you can almost get a .22 caliber pistol (Ruger makes several nice models), Marlin model 60 / Ruger 10/22 rifle and a Remington / Mossberg pump shotgun.

Go buy few bricks (500 rounds) of .22 ammo and shoot until your finger is tired.

We (wife likes to shoot) were going to the range - shooting 150-200 rounds of center fire ammo - and 30-45 minutes later were on our way home.

I now have three .22 rifles and two .22 handguns - I still blast off a few larger caliber rounds - but mostly shoot .22 caliber - we stay until we get tired or hungry and it only costs us $20 in ammo.
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