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Old 09-30-2012, 14:11   #26
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No self-respecting gun enthusiast should ever have a gun safe devoid of a rifle chambered in .22LR.

That being said... if you found a good deal on a Sub2k, jump on it. If it's an iffy price, get a 10/22 and a few packs of ammo.
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Old 09-30-2012, 15:22   #27
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Everyone should have a 10/22. My 10/22, made in the 80s, is my favorite firearm of all the firearms I have owned. Cheap to shoot and a lot of fun.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:52   #28
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If you are going after niches just about any gun you listed will work.

Get the Kel Tec now if you can get your hands on one.

The Mosin Nagant rifle second. They made millions of them but they don't make them any more so the longer you wait the more it will cost you.

Shame on you for not owning a Ruger 10-22. If I ran this country you would need to bring one and a voter ID card before I would allow to to vote.

Now work overtime or get a second job and get a Ruger 10-22!

Oh, and don't forget to vote.
Oh, I'm definitely going to vote... My reasoning for looking at the pistol caliber carbine first is that in the event that there is another run on guns/ammo after the election, that is more likely to be affected by artificially inflated prices than a .22LR rifle. Also, the .22 is more immune to political grandstanding about banning/restricting. Better to get the "evil" guns ASAP.

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No self-respecting gun enthusiast should ever have a gun safe devoid of a rifle chambered in .22LR.

That being said... if you found a good deal on a Sub2k, jump on it. If it's an iffy price, get a 10/22 and a few packs of ammo.
The price was apparently fantastic... Going tomorrow morning to see if it's still there.
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Old 10-01-2012, 18:50   #29
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Sometimes I don't want to mention the name but something inexpensive and reliable....a Hi-Point 4595/995/4095TS.

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I have a 4595TS and thus far, dead nuts reliable. Of course I haven't had it in the sand, dirt, outdoors plinking, etc. But they are being sold for as low as $279 at gunbroker and not quite as hard to find as the Sub 2K. Downsides are weight (around 7lbs), no hi cap mags other than Pro Mag (which aren't the best IMO).
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:25   #30
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Sometimes I don't want to mention the name but something inexpensive and reliable....a Hi-Point 4595/995/4095TS.

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I have a 4595TS and thus far, dead nuts reliable. Of course I haven't had it in the sand, dirt, outdoors plinking, etc. But they are being sold for as low as $279 at gunbroker and not quite as hard to find as the Sub 2K. Downsides are weight (around 7lbs), no hi cap mags other than Pro Mag (which aren't the best IMO).
I have one of these but with a red dot on it . Pee on this rude/crude socially unacceptable carbine all you want but I have been around the block a few times in the city of firearms and as unsophisticated as this gun is , there is beauty . I don't hold the carbine up with pride but I will hold it up . It feeds everything . I even tweeked a handload for it , a subsonic 147g GDHP round that runs absolutely flawless . I really wish someone would develop a nice functional hicap mag . But a pocket full of 10 rounders that I can bust a 2 liter coke bottle at all day long at 50yards so often it gets boring , well, it can stay in my safe till it breaks. Then I will send it back and they will fix it for free. The American pistol caliber AK .
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:45   #31
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I have one of these but with a red dot on it . Pee on this rude/crude socially unacceptable carbine all you want but I have been around the block a few times in the city of firearms and as unsophisticated as this gun is , there is beauty . I don't hold the carbine up with pride but I will hold it up . It feeds everything . I even tweeked a handload for it , a subsonic 147g GDHP round that runs absolutely flawless . I really wish someone would develop a nice functional hicap mag . But a pocket full of 10 rounders that I can bust a 2 liter coke bottle at all day long at 50yards so often it gets boring , well, it can stay in my safe till it breaks. Then I will send it back and they will fix it for free. The American pistol caliber AK .
Very well said. I love mine, great gun, crude, ugly (eye of the beholder), but it works.
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Old 10-01-2012, 21:40   #32
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" My reasoning for looking at the pistol caliber carbine first is that in the event that there is another run on guns/ammo after the election, that is more likely to be affected by artificially inflated prices than a .22LR rifle. Also, the .22 is more immune to political grandstanding about banning/restricting. Better to get the "evil" guns ASAP. "


I like pistol caliber carbines. Have four in 9mm. At one time not so long ago 9mm was very cheap to shoot. It is still the cheapest centerfire ammo. They are fun and easy to shoot.

Also like 357 mag and 44 mag carbines but that is a revolver thing. If you have a 357 or 44 mag revolver then a carbine is a nice niche fit.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:08   #33
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I have an overpriced CX4 in 9mm I like a lot. Built very well, easy to maintain and accurate. Slapped an H-1 on her and good to go.

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Old 10-02-2012, 17:40   #34
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If you rapid fire it and forget for a second to put your shoulder fully into to it will jam.
Riiiiiiiigghhtt.....


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Old 10-02-2012, 18:23   #35
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Thanks for all the input, guys. When I got the sub2k of the wall at the shop, I just couldn't get a good seat on my shoulder, see the sights, and not feel like it was just awkward for my frame. I REALLY wanted to like it, but my rather long arms and long frame didn't fit very well.

I took the advice of my conscience and half the thread and picked up the 10/22 FINALLY... All in all, a good day.

On a positive note, I found what is by far the best gun shop in the region... Customer service is top notch - not a common thing around here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 21:54   #36
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I have all three, so I suggest the Sub2K first. The 10/22 you can get anytime, dime a dozen, and the Mosins are plentiful and prices climb very slow.
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Riiiiiiiigghhtt.....
I watched two of them do that and heard from others about same problem.
Sure you can cut down spring, make them unsafe in the long run but fun enough to make youtube video.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:35   #38
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I'm sure he cut down the springs. Just like every other sub2k bump fire vid on youtube did too!

I have one. I have only put maybe a few hundred rounds through it. It has jammed twice, but I blame the 10 round magazine it came with, since it has worked great with all other magazines. I think you will find the majority opinion on this little gun is very favorable.

I wish the OP had found it more comfortable because they are pretty neat guns. A lot of people think they are hard to get down on the sights enough, but I'm a big guy and don't have a problem with it. I really think it can be overcome with just a bit of practice. 10/22's are great, it was my first gun. I do agree that every collection needs one, but I also think you'll be kicking yourself for not getting the sub2k, OP.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:46   #39
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I'm sure he cut down the springs. Just like every other sub2k bump fire vid on youtube did too!

I have one. I have only put maybe a few hundred rounds through it. It has jammed twice, but I blame the 10 round magazine it came with, since it has worked great with all other magazines. I think you will find the majority opinion on this little gun is very favorable.

I wish the OP had found it more comfortable because they are pretty neat guns. A lot of people think they are hard to get down on the sights enough, but I'm a big guy and don't have a problem with it. I really think it can be overcome with just a bit of practice. 10/22's are great, it was my first gun. I do agree that every collection needs one, but I also think you'll be kicking yourself for not getting the sub2k, OP.
Maybe, but the collection includes a folding stock AK, so I have the short-ish rifle/carbine platform covered, and now I know that I should be looking out for a 9mm or .40 AR platform or something just a little more ergonomic (for me) than the KT if I decide I want something in a pistol caliber.

Now, to save the proper funds and add a 1911 to the collection!
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Maybe, but the collection includes a folding stock AK, so I have the short-ish rifle/carbine platform covered, and now I know that I should be looking out for a 9mm or .40 AR platform or something just a little more ergonomic (for me) than the KT if I decide I want something in a pistol caliber.

Now, to save the proper funds and add a 1911 to the collection!
I would say that a folding AK and a sub2k can do many of the same things, so in your case the 10/22 was probably a great choice. Hope you love your new rifle! but why would you want a 1911?
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