Deciding on what weapon to buy next...

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  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    Okay, I want to splurge and buy myself something with part of my tax return this year for a change.

    What I have so far:

    Glock 23
    Metro Arms Gov. model 1911
    Kel-Tec P3AT
    870 express mag 12 ga.
    .270 win. remington model 710 rifle
    .410 mossberg shotgun
    DPMS AR-15
    .22 marlin bolt action rifle
    Thompson Center .50 cal inline muzzleloader

    I am really torn on whether I want to stock up on some ammo and spare mags for what I already have, and maybe a 9MM conversion for my G23. I also thought maybe I should buy a semi-auto .22 rifle and .22 pistol for cheaper range practice. I am really fond of the S&W 15-22.

    I am looking to spend around $600 tops.

    Anybody have any ideas? :dunno:
     
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    Go for the 1911. :supergrin:
     

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    I'd say a 4" .357 Mag or a snub nosed .38. You need a revolver.
     
  4. KiloBravo

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    Somehow my friend...I knew you would be along to chime in what that piece of advice! :supergrin:

    You sir are the one who gave me the final push to purchase my one and only 1911. Any advice on which one might be the best buy in that price range?
     
  5. KiloBravo

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    That is funny you mention that. I was kind of tossing around that idea as well. Thanks for the input! :wavey:
     
  6. Airborne Infantryman

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    +1. You gotta have a wheelgun in the armory. Up until 3 months ago, I hated, no.....LOATHED revolvers......now I have four of them. What can I say? I've fallen for the mix of old-school vs new-school. I love me some wheelguns. :supergrin:
     
  7. wrenrj1

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    Don't know if you CCW, but as sub-compact bigger than .380 such as a G-26 or .38 Snubby would be nice.
     
  8. KiloBravo

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    Great point. I have always been facinated with wheelguns myself. I just never got around to purchasing one. I think they are very sexy and dead reliable.

    I always kind of just thought that if and when there might be another weapons ban, they will go after mag capacity again. Therefore, I should buy up all of those types of guns first. I figured revolvers would almost always be available.
     
  9. KiloBravo

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    Yep. I carry all day every day. :wavey:
     
  10. SeeJohnLikeSig&Glock

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    Interesting post. I just had a conversation with a friend on an 800.00 budget what should he get and he had similiar previoulsly owned weapons.

    Heres what we came up with for 800:
    - ruger .22 handgun 22/45
    - ruger .22 rifle 10/22
    - Stoegar cougar 9mm

    It came to 819

    For 600 maybe take away either the rifle or handgun. Probably the rifle since you already have the bolt action .22 rifle. So....

    - Stoegar cougar 9mm = 375
    - Ruger 22/45 = 225

    This gives you great bang for the buck.


    My only other thought is the G19. You can get one with night sites for under 570. Anyone that doesnt own a 19, should. IMNSHO
     
  11. KiloBravo

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    Very cool. I will def. be checking out some more potential Glocks. If I go that route, it will most likely be a G19 or G30.

    Thanks for the thoughts! :wavey:
     
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    sounds to me like you need a glock 19..........
     
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    Interesting. Hmmm, I'm curious why a Mossy in .410?

    I'd personally go with the G23 or the 1911.
     
  14. KiloBravo

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    I am a HUGE fan of Remington. However, I was looking for the best possible deal on a smaller caliber shotgun to use as a teaching tool and spare when I take some younger people bird and turkey hunting. It was the cheapest I could find on short notice. :supergrin:
     
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    I disagree with the G19 advice. Keep in mind I EDC one, but OP already has a G23 that can be adapted to fire 9mm. The first thing that occured to me when you listed your current arsenal was the glaring omission of a revolver. Might I suggest a SW 686 if you want something modern or a SW 19 if you want to go back to when "guns were guns". I have a 686 and it is a ----ton of fun to shoot. That said, I love the look of some blued or nickel plated steel. A SW 19 is probably gonna be the next "toy" I pick up. Just my $.02, FWIW.
     
  16. MO Fugga

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    Glock 20 or 29 or a good AK! I saw a nice stainless Marlin 45-70 lever for $550 a while back, but still you need a 10mm!
     
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    I hear you on the revolver. If I do end up getting one, it will for sure be a 4" 686 or snub .38. I too enjoy heavy steel with anything I am shooting.
     
  18. KiloBravo

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    The AK would be a good consideration. I do like the 10MM. However, I just don't see myself shooting it much because of cost and availability around here. (I prefer not having to order ammo online.) That is just my opinion of course. I like owning guns that get shot...A LOT. If I reloaded, then I suppose it would not be such a big deal. The lack of space for me to set up a designated area for that though is just not an option at this time.
     
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    If you do not already own a .22 I would pick up a nice rifle, pistol, or both. I love to shoot all my big handguns and rifles, but it can get expensive quick. I can shoot .22 all day long, have a great time, not spend a ton of money, and not beat myself up over the recoil.
     
  20. MO Fugga

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    Same here, No space or time to reload. I buy online, because I won't compromise on SD ammo. Gotta have what I gotta have. But it is getting expensive. Maybe I'll skip the next coupla boxes and get a Lee, and find a buddy who'll let me set up shop...:supergrin: