If you were starting over today....

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  1. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    I'd probably skip plastic guns. Would be interesting to meet that version of me, and see how things played out.
     
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  2. Jan R Whitaker

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    I would start with all the P-Series SIGS.
     
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  3. bdcochran

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    Calculations are as follows:
    1. price of unit, including sales tax = $x
    2. price of shtf factory ammo and shtf factory mags which are tested and never used =$x
    3. price of professional training (if you are unable to use the unit reliably when walking/running, you are wasting your money because that is what you will have to do when shtf, including with Remington 870)=$x
    4. spare parts for a lifetime (because you are smart and know that when a unit manufacturer is sold, the unit is discontinued, or the manufacturer is sold, there are no more spare parts)=$x
    5. Practice ammo getting up to speed = $X
    6. spare practice mags, a couple of rigs, cleaning equipment = .5X.
    So, you face reality that you do one unit before buying the next whiz bang.

    Reloading
    Absolutely not. If you are accurate, you don't need expensive "defensive loads", you don't need the mess and most people don't have the time.
     
  4. DSinOR

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    I've learned that Savage factory barrels are ugly under a scope but consistently very accurate.

    For a short while, they made AXIS HB rifles that went on sale for less than $300. I own 2, bedded in Boyds stocks. I sometimes wish i had bought one in every available chambering.

    I've never paid more than $500 for a pistol. Maybe that will change someday. For now, I've never owned any semi that was more accurate than my Glocks.

    When I ran a 3-gun series, I set bonus pistol targets (18x30 steel) at 80 yards. We hit those regularly, 1st shot. Other shooters with other guns also hit them, but not everyone tried.
     
  5. oldmick

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    My current small collection of firearms is the result of my search for the perfect carry pistol. Sort of like the common “holster drawer”. My only real interest is for EDC.

    That said, starting over today I would have a Glock 26 with an optic, a Sig 320cRX as a backup if the 26 was unusable (for whatever reason), a Mark IV Tactical with a Vortex Venom optic and Volquartsen accurizing kit.

    And Finally, an AR, mostly for sentimental reasons but also for occasional plinking, with an optional .22 BCG.
     
  6. azbuckeye

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    I'd probably stick to .38/357 Magnum revolvers and a few pump shotguns in 12 gauge, all steel and wood. Editing post to include 1911 Government and Commander models to the list.

    I'm just an old soul I guess....
     
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  7. eddief4

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    Interesting idea. I think if I were to start over today I would focus on quality over quantity. I have plenty of guns that I bought because they were a good deal. I wish I would have passed on those guns and been more deliberate in my buying by purchasing better quality guns instead. Truth be told, I probably would have started out in a similar manor by buying military surplus firearms. Those seem to be some of my favorite categories...well those and .22s rifles.
     
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  8. DienBienPhu

    DienBienPhu Glock pistols designed by Gaston Glock , Austria

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    If I were starting over today, the choices would be very limited because of the state I live in

    I would stick with common calibers like 9mm & 45 , just handguns for now

    GLOCK 19 / 17 / 26 / 34

    HK USP 45, USP EXPERT 45 , USP 9mm

    SIG SAUER P220 , SP2022

    M1911A1
     
  9. Mayhem like Me

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    Everyone should have a pre 64 model 70 in 30-06


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  10. Peak Fudd

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    Since I started buying handguns in 1990, I’d have started by buying every blued S&W K and N frame I could find. Then I’d buy a few Browning Hi Powers. Then I would start scooping up stainless S&W revolvers, followed by gen 3 S&W autos in 9mm, 10mm, and .45.

    Anything else I find interesting is either 110 years old, or made today.
     
  11. norton

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    From time to time I think about "thinning the herd". I own long guns that I rarely shoot, including an SKS, a Wasr 10, and S/W MP22, a Remington model 700 BDL in .17 Remington. Also a Dan Wesson VH10 in .45 Colt and a Ruger Montado in .45 Colt.
    So if I were starting over and had the cash of all the guns I owned in hand-
    1. Semi Custom 1911. Maybe a Dan Wesson.
    2. A Colt Single Action Army in .45 Colt.
    3. A S/W model 19 in .357 magnum. Always been partial to K frames.
    4. An over under shotgun, maybe a Browning if I could find a good used one at a decent price.
    5. A Glock 19 for carry.
    6. A S/W .44 mag. Probably a 629.
     
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    Yes but we were young.

    I guess I own 30 longs and 20 not, and I could have 10 and 7 instead, but it's been 35 years so I can't complain.
     
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    .270 count?

    :cheers:
     
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    Oh yes , mines from 52 and says 30 government, it’s well loved


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    Congratulations on that achievement! While I managed to move to higher quality, I had a relapse into the old disease of accumulating guns.
     
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    Instead of starting off with a 40S&W Ruger is go with a 9mm. I would have started with the G19 , or a Beretta PX4Storm. I passed up one on sale for $400.00 I should have grabbed it and learned DA/SA. Then , Put money aside and built a good cheap AR15 build when I was still working! Other than that no regrets in what I have!


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    1. A full size M&P trade in.
    2.Taurus G2c.
    3. M&P Sport II.
    4. 870 with 28 and 18 inch barrel.
    5.Ruger American in 308.
     
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    Bolt action Milsurps. When I see what I could have bought them for years past and what they are going for now I want to cry.
     
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    I don't collect guns, so I never had a collection of guns. If I were starting over again, I would only buy the guns that I need and shoot. I carried a Glock 19 as my duty weapon for many years and then when I retired, I sold it because I no longer had a need for it. I have one revolver, two semi auto pistols, one PCC Carbine and a shotgun. I guess I could call this my collection, maybe not!
     
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